Integral Yoga Podcasts

Integral Yoga Podcasts

Hosted by Avi Gordon, the Integral Yoga Podcast features exclusive interviews with leaders in Yoga, Spirituality, and Mindfulness.
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What is Integral Yoga?

Integral Yoga, as developed by Swami Satchidananda, is comprise of the six classical branches of Yoga (physical practices, meditation and mantra practices, heart-opening practices, selfless service, and self-inquiry) integrated into a holistic system to awaken us to our true nature of peace and joy. The entire system rests upon a foundation of respect for all faiths, for diversities, and for the unity in our diversities.

Integral Yoga Podcasts
  • Decision-making, Fun and the Younger Generation: A Conversation with Hamsa Cho

    Hamsa Cho and Avi Gordon discuss yoga in leadership and decision-making, and how to grow without "beating ourselves up". Hamsa currently serves as the executive director for Integral Yoga Institute New York. She has 20 years of business and consulting experience. Bringing yoga to all adds excitem...

  • Transforming Our Own Hearts: A Conversation with Swami Ramananda

    Swami Ramananda of the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco talks with Avi Gordon about adapting to conditions, how compassion follows naturally from meditation, and about what really makes us happy.
    Learn more about Swami Ramananda

  • Seriousness is a Crime in the Court of God: A Conversation with Jonathan Foust

    Jonathan Foust, MA, CSA, is a guiding teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and a founder of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute in Washington. A senior teacher and former president of Kripalu Center, he leads retreats, trainings and classes in the Washington DC area a...

  • Feel the Pain, Turn It Into Love: A Conversation with Oyamie Kali Ma'at

    Oyámie Kali Ma'at and Avi Gordon discuss the practice of silence, the relationship between money and service, how to start practicing meditation, and the love that comes from facing pain.
    Learn more about Oyamie Kali Ma'at

  • Twenty Years of "Now What?": A Conversation with Hersha Chellaram

    Hersha Chellaram talks about finding meaning in life, how to know the right outlet for our energy, and the importance of accepting our capacity. Quotes from the Interview: * "[The pursuit of excellence] requires some balancing: I think it's really important to still pursue excellence, but then be...

  • If I Don't Love Myself I Don't Love God: A Conversation with Heike Farkas

    Interview with Heike Farkas, where she and Avi Gordon discuss how to shift our attitude towards challenges, the practice of humility, and the importance of having fun.
    Learn more about Heike Farkas

  • Nothing is...Everything: A Conversation with Br. David Steindl-Rast

    Witness to World War II in Austria, Benedictine monk for the last 66 years, friend to Swami Satchidananda, and internationally-recognized practitioner of gratitude Brother David Steindl-Rast sits down to talk with Avi Gordon of the Integral Yoga Teachers Association. The discussion covers prayer ...

  • Undo-ism and Health: A Conversation with Dean Ornish, M.D.

    Dean Ornish, M.D., directed clinical research proving, for the first time, the heart disease and early-stage prostate cancer may be stopped or even reversed by comprehensive lifestyle changes, without drugs or surgery. He is founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Ins...

  • Crimes Against Wisdom: A Conversation with Durga Leela

    Durga Leela is a practical, down-to-earth, and to-the-point speaker who has worked on her own path of recovery. She has a great sense of humor and a real warmth for understanding the trials and tribulations of our human condition. She is the founder of Yoga of Recovery, a comprehensive program th...

  • The Wisdom of No Effort: A Conversation with Rowan Cobelli

    Rowan Cobelli and Avi Gordon get together and discuss contentment and Jnana Yoga, as well as what Integral Yoga really is.
    Learn more about Rowan Raghavan Cobelli

  • Being Your Authentic Self: A Conversation with Paola Parvathi Faini

    Host of the IY Podcast Avi Gordon meets via Zoom with Parvathi Faini, founder of the Integral Yoga Center in Milan, Italy. They discuss being the authentic Self and connecting with others.
    Learn more about Paola Parvathi Faini

  • One Human Tribe: A Conversation with Mazin Jamal

    Mazin Jamal Mahgoub, founder and executive director of non profit organization holistic underground, has done lots of community work and racial justice work. Mazin is also a teacher, as well an artist. Mazin and IYTA director and host Avi Gordon discuss social justice and different ways that peop...

  • Remembering We're Not Alone: A Conversation with Karla Helbert

    Karla Herbert is a Professional Counselor. She does lots of grief council and psychotherapy work. This psychotherapy focuses especially on grief, loss and bereavement, working particularly with those affected by trauma and traumatic death. She does lots of eclectic work, as well as experimental w...

  • Right Action in the Face of Injustice: A Conversation with Lotus Morgan

    A joyous and kind-hearted Yogi, Lotus Morgan talks with Avi Gordon about taking right action in a world full of injustices.
    Learn more about Lotus Morgan

  • Yoga & Feng Shui: A Conversation with Nitya Griffith

    An expert in Feng Shui as well as teaching Yoga to children, Nitya Griffith talks with Integral Yoga Podcast host Avi Gordon about living holistically.
    Learn more about Nitya

  • Wellness of the Body and the Natural World: A Conversation with Ganesh MacIssac

    Farm manager and former Executive Director, Ganesh MacIssac, discusses wellness of the body, farming, simple living and the benefits of fasting
    Learn More about Ganesh MacIssac

  • Finding Fulfillment: A Conversation with Swami Karunananda

    Swami Karunananda discusses service and fulfillment with Integral Yoga Podcast host, Avi Gordon.
    Learn more about Swami Karunanda

  • The Journey of a Yogi: A conversation with Atman Fioretti

    Atman Fioretti discusses his spiritual path, and his life of service with Avi Gordon.
    Learn more about Atman Fioretti

  • What Do You Choose to Do: A Conversation with Prahaladen Mandelkorn

    Long-time spiritual seeker, Prahalden Mandelkorn, sits down with Avi Gordon to have a candid conversation about a variety of topics pertaining to what it really means to walk a spiritual path. Full of both wisdom and humor.
    Learn more about Prahaladen Mandelkorn

  • Yoga and Money: A Conversation with Ryan Rockwell

    Former online marketing manager for Yoga Journal, Ryan Rockwell, sits down with Avi Gordon to discuss stepping into our power as a teacher, redefining our relationship with money, reflecting on our path, and the power of personal practices
    Learn more about Ryan Rockwell

  • The Yoga of Relationships: A Conversation with Revs. Bhagavan and Bhavani Metro

    Having been together for almost 60 years, Revs. Bhagavan and Bhavani Metro know a thing or two about the ins and outs of relationships. Avi Gordon joins the Metros in a conversation about successful relationships, finding the right partner and developing spiritual practices together.
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  • Be Your Own Parent: A Conversation with Sampada Desai

    Sampada Desai inspires us to become our own parents, connect with the power of being grateful, and celebrate our existence.
    "We have a tendency to repeat that which we are familiar with, even though it is not taking us to the state of our desired happiness" - Sampada Desai
    Learn more about Samp...

  • Flying on the Wings of a Devotional Heart - A Conversation with Jai Uttal

    Grammy nominated singer/song writer Jai Uttal sits down with IY Podcast host, Avi Gordon, and opens his heart, sharing pieces of his experience and perspective with authenticity. How do we move beyond our insecurities? How can we be more vulnerable? Jai discusses these questions and more.

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  • An Attitude of Grace: A Talk with Mukta Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D.

    An expert in healing addictive behavior and a long-time disciple of Yogi Bhajan, Mukta Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D., joins Avi Gordon for an engaging conversation that touches on a variety of topics including discipline, making difficult decisions and bringing more fun into life

    Learn more about Mukta