Karuna Kreps met Swami Satchidananda in 1967. Initiated by him, she taught classes of all levels at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York, 1968–1982. She has traveled with Sri Gurudev, staffed Yoga retreats, and lived in the Integral Yoga Institute. In 1986, she was awarded the title of “Guru Tattwa Ratnam,” or “Jewel of the Guru’s Teachings” by Sri Satchidananda. She built the original websites swamisatchidananda.org, www.lotus.org, iyta.org, and www.LivingYogaMovie.org , and for a decade she helped to edit Integral Yoga Magazine and maintain iymagazine.org and sent out the “Weekly Words of Wisdom from Sri Swami Satchidananda.”
Swami Chidananda is a monastic and a longtime disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda and has managed the finances for Integral Yoga’s ashrams, institutes, and teaching centers for decades. He teaches Hatha Yoga and leads study groups on Yoga and Buddhist teachings and philosophy. Swami Chidananda also conducts spiritual pilgrimages to India and Nepal.
As we age, we need more and more personal assistance. The burden on caregivers can be overwhelming, if not well managed. One of Integral Yoga’s most fundamental teachings is Karma Yoga, selfless service, as a way to be useful to others and to unlock deeper inner peace. Swami Chidananda, longtime monk and former treasurer of Yogaville and the New York IYI, will explore the meaning of service in terms of being available to serve those at end-of-life while maintaining your own well-being.
Karuna Kreps, of Net Ingenuity, will introduce us to a web-based platform used for requesting and providing service to the elderly as a Karma Yoga service or as part of the gig economy.
The Integral Yoga End-of-Life Project Workshops
Spiritual Guidance and Practical Advice
Six workshops, monthly from May through October 2022
All hosted by Karuna Kreps and Chandra/Jo Sgammato and featuring special workshop presenters
At every age but especially in our later years, each of us must address death in all of its manifestations—releasing attachments to this life, disposing of our bodies and belongings, and helping our loved ones cope with their losses. The Integral Yoga End-of-Life Project honors this journey by providing an array of spiritual guidance and practical advice on a topic we may have avoided but that is inevitable. Discover and implement the ideas of six unique, new workshops from Integral Yoga to save your family and friends from these daunting obligations and to prepare and liberate yourself to enjoy the rest of your life.
These workshops are based on the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda and taught by his senior students. The companion website, yogicendoflife.org, is an offering built by one of the first Integral Yogis, Karuna Kreps. It provides clear and even inspiring advice and resources to help you make this experience easeful and, maybe even, joyful. Rather than seeing death as frightening and sad, we can embrace liberation from the human form to return to our eternal cosmic consciousness.
A recording of the workshop will be made available on the Integral Yoga End-of-Life website one week after the live event.
This is an online program. You’ll need to download Zoom to attend. Please see your purchase confirmation for the Zoom link.