Founder and Lineage

A Network of Integral Yoga
The community of Integral Yoga exists around the world, with Integral Yoga institutes and centers on six of the seven continents. Integral Yoga is also a founding member of the Yoga Alliance (the national organization of Yoga teachers).

In honor of Integral Yoga’s 50th Anniversary, we’re happy to announce the launch of This new website makes it easy for everyone around the globe to discover Integral Yoga. Filled with information, inspiration, a downloadable press kit, and more, the website gives visitors a clear and concise overview of the breadth of Integral Yoga teachings and services. One special feature of the website is a state-of-the-art Integral Yoga directory, which will enable visitors to search and find Integral Yoga in their areas. If you are an Integral Yoga teacher, please add your listing.
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Truth is One, Paths are Many
The international headquarters of Integral Yoga, Satchidananda AshramYogaville, in Buckingham, Virginia, is a large community dedicated to the teachings of Swami Satchidananda. Yogaville is home to the LOTUS (Light Of Truth Universal Shrine), which opened in July 1986. The shrineinspired and designed by Sri Gurudevis dedicated to the light of all faiths and to world peace and stands as a beautiful example of the universal teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda.

Finding an Integral Yoga Teacher
Even if you are unable to visit us here at Integral Yoga Institute, you may be able to find an Integral Yoga teacher in your area. You can obtain information from the online Teachers Directory at the Integral Yoga Teachers Association. If that is not convenient for you, you might purchase the DVD Yoga with a Master or an Integral Yoga Hatha audio CD from Integral Yoga ShopShakticom, or Integral Yoga Distribution.

U.S. Institutes and Centers
Fairlawn, New Jersey
Maui, Hawaii
New York (Greenwich Village), New York
Princeton, New Jersey
San Francisco, California
Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville

International Institutes and Centers

Other Integral Yoga Links
Integral Yoga Teachers Association
Integral Yoga Distribution
Integral Yoga Multimedia—Shakticom
Integral Yoga Magazine
LOTUS (Light Of Truth Universal Shrine)

Sri Gurudev

His Holiness Sri Swami Satchidanandaji Maharaj (Sri Gurudev) (1914–2002) founded Integral Yoga® in 1966, the worldwide Integral Yoga® Institutes, and Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville®, a dynamic Yoga community. He is regarded by many as an apostle of peace and served as a living example of the teachings of Yoga and its goal of self-realization. Dedicated to the principle that “Truth is One, Paths are Many,” his teachings bring together people of all backgrounds and beliefs so that they may learn to respect all different paths and realize their common spirit and the universality of their spiritual goals. Sri Gurudev served on the advisory boards of numerous peace and interfaith organizations and authored many books, including To Know Your Self, The Living Gita, and The Golden Present. Among the many awards and honors he received are the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, the Humanitarian Award of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, the Juliet Hollister Interfaith Award, and the U Thant Peace Award.
View trailer of the film Living Yoga: The Life and Teachings of Swami Satchidananda

Integral Yoga History

Forty years ago, Americans knew almost nothing of Yoga. There were no Hatha classes at the local YMCA. Health food stores contained only bottles of vitamin supplements and photos of bodybuilders. Few understood the meaning of karma. When most people thought of a Yogi, they remembered a popular cartoon man sleeping on a bed of nails. All that changed when Sri Swami Satchidananda arrived on these shores in 1966. Read more >>