Sunday, December 6 • 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
This is an online workshop. Time given is EST.
Join Swamis Ramananda and Asokananda for inspiration and encouragement on your spiritual journey. In this online workshop, they will share how they maintain their steadiness in the life of the Spirit.
The spiritual path is beset with challenges and pitfalls, and progress is slow. Almost all of us will greatly benefit from having friends who have traveled this road, who can share their experience, and who care enough to want to support us.
These two senior and respected Integral Yoga swamis will discuss what drew them into the spiritual life, what has sustained them, and what is inspiring to them at this time.
Half of the session will be dedicated to Q&A. Please bring your heartfelt questions.
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.
Swami Ramananda served as the president of the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City for more than a decade and is a greatly respected senior teacher in the Integral Yoga tradition. He has been practicing Yoga for over 30 years. Through his affinity for and devoted study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Ramananda offers practical methods for integrating the teachings of Yoga into daily life and coping with stress, depression, and anger. He leads advanced-level Yoga teacher training programs in New York City and a variety of workshops in many locations around the country. He is a founding board member of the Yoga Alliance, a national registry that supports and promotes Yoga teachers as professionals, and he is currently the president of the San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute.