Swami Asokananda, a monk since 1975, is one of Integral Yoga’s® (IY) foremost teachers—known for his warmth, intelligence, and good humor. His teaching comes out of his own practice and experience while absorbing the wisdom of his Guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda.
While he enjoys sharing the practical wisdom of yogic philosophy (especially the great Indian scripture, the Bhagavad Gita), he also loves his practice of Hatha Yoga. He is one of Yogaville’s primary instructors for Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainings.
He presently serves as president of the IY Institute in New York City. Before this position, he served as the President of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville and Integral Yoga International.
See more at iyiny.org
Events with Swami Asokananda, E-RYT 500
November 22, 2019
Becoming a true teacher of Yoga involves a never-ending quest to continue learning and improving your skills. After completing basic teacher training, you can safely teach an introductory level class. However, if you aspire to master the art of teaching Yoga, you must persist in honing your craft. Join Swami Asokananda this weekend to enhance your teaching abilities so that you can better serve your students. Topics include: How working consciously with prana (life force energy) transforms a physical posture into an asana How to practice asanas from the inside out to enhance your own unique practice How to surprise…
May 15, 2020
Receiving mantra initiation in the Integral Yoga Tradition was a critical juncture on your soul’s long, long journey. It was a big decision and commitment on your part. Just as temples need to occasionally have their energies restored and re-infused, just as it is helpful for couples to renew their marriage vows, so also can disciples benefit from returning to their initial intention and re-establishing their desire for spiritual growth. Some initiates may be practicing in environments that are not very supportive. Under such circumstances, it would be difficult for anyone to maintain their zeal. This weekend is a chance…
June 14, 2020
Intermediate Integral Yoga Teacher Training (ITT) offers an opportunity to profoundly enrich your understanding and practice of Integral Yoga. As a student, you’ll dive deeply into the subtle aspects of Yoga and acquire the skills needed to teach them. In this program you will: Learn additional asanas, their benefits, and how to safely guide students into and out of the poses Explore making skillful sequencing choices and adaptations that will enhance your classes Gain a fuller understanding of prana and pranayama techniques Study the Bhagavad Gita, which expounds the philosophy and practices of the four main paths of Yoga (Karma,…