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Errol Ishwara Cowan, Ph.D.

Errol Ishwara Cowan, Ph.D., was initiated by Swami Satchidananda in 1970 and was one of his first students in California. Ishwara was co-founder of Integral Yoga Institute (IYI) California Inc, San Francisco IYI, Yogaville West, and Yogaville–Santa Barbara. “Ish” formerly served as a Yoga instructor and speaker, one of the first Integral Yoga ministers, Integral Yoga Health president and operator, Doe Bay Retreat developer, and Lotus Inn and Yogaville Community Association (YCA) president. Ishwara served as Swami Satchidananda’s chauffeur and companion and hosted him in Marin County and Santa Barbara. Dr. Cowan holds a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and was associate professor at University of Virginia. Ishwara is author of The Calm Lake – Satchidananda.

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