• Swami Asokananda
    Swami Asokananda
    E-RYT 500

    Swami Asokananda, a monk since 1973, is one of Integral Yoga’s foremost teachers, known for his warmth, intelligence, and good humor. His teaching comes out of his own practice and experience, since he has absorbed the wisdom of his guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda, since the age of 19. While he enjoys sharing the practical wisdom of the Yogic philosophy (especially that of the great Indian scripture the Bhagavad Gita), he also loves his practice of Hatha Yoga and is one of our primary instructors for Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. In the past, he has served as the president of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and Integral Yoga® International; he is currently the President of the New York Integral Yoga Institute.
    Listen to Swami Asokananda on the Two Old Fogey Yogis podcast on Soundcloud.
    Phil Goldberg, author of American Veda, interviews Swami Asokananda on spiritmatterstalk.com podcast. Listen on SoundCloud.


Zoom Meeting


Saturday, June 18 2022


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Online Continuing Education Workshop for New York Integral Yoga: Teachers Playing the Edge

Active New York Integral Yoga Teachers: Free 

Non-Active Teachers: $10 

Learn what the “edge” is and how it’s used to guide hatha yoga practice. 

From Sw. Asokananda: 

“Erich Schiffmann brought the concept of “playing the edge” to the yoga world. In my studies with Erich, and then the exploration with my own body, I have made this an important aspect of my hatha yoga practice. It directly links to how Swami Satchidananda guided the Integral Yoga way of hatha yoga. 

In this workshop we will: 

  • Get a clear understanding of what the edge is, as well as how it feels in the body
  • How the edge helps us to transform the physical postures into yoga 
  • The distinction between intensity and pain 
  • What is the psychological edge vs. the physical edge? 
  • How to balance the desire to progress in our practice while avoiding the desire to be somewhere else than where we are.” 

There will be some hatha yoga practice during the program. 

Continuing Education Credit: Yoga Alliance (YA), 1 contact hour. You can input your contact hours using your YA login information. 

This is an online program. You’ll need to download Zoom to attend. Please see your purchase confirmation for the Zoom link.