Teachers

Swami Asokananda, E-RYT 500

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

Mantra Initiates Reunion Weekend: Rekindling the Fire for Spiritual Growth
May 15, 2020

For everyone with Integral Yoga mantra initiation Reinvigorate your enthusiasm for your spiritual journey as a mantra initiate and become re-inspired in your practice by senior monks, ministers, ashramites, and each other. Let’s come together to share how we are doing, to practice together, and to remind each other of the blessing of having a teacher, teachings, and a sangha. Receiving mantra initiation in the Integral Yoga Tradition was a critical juncture on our soul’s long, long journey. It was a big decision and commitment on our part. Some initiates may be practicing in environments that are not very supportive.…

Intermediate Integral Yoga Teacher Training
June 14, 2020

For Yoga teachers Enrich your understanding and practice of Integral Yoga with the Intermediate Teacher Training (ITT). Dive deeply into the subtle aspects of Yoga and acquire the skills needed to teach safely and effectively. Learn additional asanas (poses), pranayama (breathing practices) and Yoga philosophy through a study of the Bhagavad Gita. 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…

Silent Retreat for Experienced Seekers
December 3, 2020

If you have taken an Integral Yoga® Silent Retreat before and feel ready to go deeper into the Yoga practices, this retreat is tailored for you. Swami Asokananda and Swami Ramananda will share the lessons they have learned over their decades of steady practice. During this retreat, more time will be devoted to the practices of Hatha Yoga (for all levels), pranayama, and meditation and talks will take you deeper into each of these practices. There will also be ample opportunities for written questions to be answered and discussed. In this way, the senior teachers will lead you further down…

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