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
  • Resisting the Momentum of Habit: A Coversation with Mia Velez

    Mia Velez and Avi Gordon discuss Yoga and kung fu, connecting to something bigger, finding divinity within, the tao of activism, our relationship with words, inclusivity in Yoga and more.

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  • Challenging the Norms: A Coversation with Michelle Jacobi

    In this enlightening episode, Michelle Jacobi shares her captivating journey into the world of yoga. Starting as a professional dancer in New York with a keen interest in philosophy, Michelle stumbled upon yoga for its profound background rather than its physical aspect.

    During this conversatio...

  • Wrestling with God: A Conversation with Genevieve Georget

    Genevieve Georget and Avi Gordon discuss "wrestling with God", what it means to be ok, acknowledging the smallness of the mind, surrender, community building and other topics.

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  • The Beauty and Awe of Sound and Life: A Conversation with Jesse Sadhu Gallagher

    Sadhu and Avi discuss music, healing, and Yoga, with two short improvised performances.

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  • Modern Problems and Ancient Solutions: A Conversation with Richard Sclove

    Richard Sclove believes that modern capitalist society engenders “insatiability”, and that the ancient Mahabharata suggests a path forward - that it emphasizes social engagement and dharma as the final stage of spiritual growth rather than enlightenment. These topics, from Richard’s new book "Esc...

  • Exploring Somatic Wisdom: A Conversation with James Knight

    This dialogue between James and Avi takes a deep dive into the states of unified consciousness and the challenges of maintaining an expanded awareness amidst the daily nuances of life. Explore the concept of 'inner yes' as a guiding force in decision-making, where the body's sensations become a c...

  • Living Yoga Principles: A Conversation with Rev. Prakash Capen

    Prakash Capen addresses the challenge of self-judgment, advocating for a sense of humor in the pursuit of balance. She discusses the tendency to rank individuals in the spiritual realm and underscores the value of openness to diverse perspectives. Reflecting on ego, Capen views it as a functional...

  • Being Your Own Best Friend: A Conversation with Lindsaya VanDeusen

    Avi and Lindsaya talk about beauty culture, caring (or not caring) what others think of us, the value of simply being aware, how to be your own best friend, the tremendous perspective change of becoming a parent, and more.

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  • Connection, Compassion, and Stillness: A Conversation with Jeff Ananda Kamen

    Avi speaks with past broadcast journalist and present yogi Jeff Ananda Kamen, who shares some engrossing stories about his adventures and his search for meaning, purpose and understanding.

    Learn more about Jeff Ananda Kamen

  • Inspiring Veterans' Mental Health Journey: A Conversation with John Ferguson

    In this inspiring interview, John Ferguson shares his personal journey of finding positivity and using it as a tool to help veterans struggling with mental health issues. John emphasizes the importance of service and reaching out to support those who are suffering. Through his experiences with yo...

  • We Seek The Flow of the Heart: A Conversation with Graham Schweig

    Graham Schweig sits down with Avi Gordon in a conversation that covers the importance of yoga, gratitude, and selflessness in reconnecting with one's heart and embracing life's conditioning forces. They discuss the transformative power of yoga in turning inward to confront inner conflicts and suf...

  • The Power of Pausing Unveiling Your True Self - Jess Frey

    This podcast episode features a conversation with Jess Frey about her recent silent retreat experience and the idea of "coming home" to oneself. Jess and Avi delve into finding a balance between self-improvement and helping others. They discuss the concept of emotional armor and authenticity, hig...

  • Turning the Mind Into an Altar to God: A Conversation with Govinda Das

    Renowned kirtan artist Govind Das speaks with Avi Gordon about turning the mind into an "altar to God", making the transition to heart-centered living, the importance of understanding and accepting one's humanness while striving for spiritual progress, and much more.

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  • A Preview of Enlightenment: Conversation with Shankar Fern

    Avi Gordon and Shankar Fern discuss the long term changes as a result of Yoga practice, faith and trust, enlightenment, the key to healthy relationships, and working with troubled young people.

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  • Truth is Like a Magnet: A Conversation with Pamela Seelig

    Pamela Seelig began practicing yoga more than 25 years ago when an illness interrupted her Wall Street career. She started meditating as a complementary therapy which led to a lifelong pursuit of perceiving yogic wisdom.

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  • Working Without Tension: A Conversation with Swami Divyananda

    Avi and Swami Divyananda discuss prioritizing inner peace, the role of meditation, nurturing personal relationships, letting go of the need to be "right", and they reflect on Swami Satchidananda's teachings and legacy.

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  • Yoga and Wholeness: A Conversation with Kelly Nicole Palmer

    This conversation between Kelley and Avi addresses a multitude of social issues and how they relate to the world of yoga. Is there a place for shame and guilt within the human experience? Why does it seem so challenging sometimes for people to take the right action? Should every human have their ...

  • Holy Curiosity: A Conversation with Jaganath Carrera

    Jaganath Carrera and Avi Gordon discuss the importance of wonder and attention, the nature of the mind, and the power of acceptance.

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  • My Attention is My Currency: A Conversation with Marisa Radha Weppner

    Marisa Radha Weppner and Avi Gordon discuss accepting every moment, the path of bhakti yoga (love/devotion), and how "we're all going to graduate".

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  • The Ripple Effect: A Conversation with Michael O'Brien

    Michael begins by telling his story of a near death experience changing the trajectory of his life. Is an intense crisis necessary for an awakening, or is it possible to redirect your life by listening to your intuition and learning from the experiences of others? Avi and Michael discuss this as ...

  • God in a Dragonfruit: A Conversation with Victoria Moran

    Avi Gordon and Victoria Moran discuss veganism, yoga, ahimsa and being a good example. Featured twice on Oprah and listed by VegNews magazine among the Top 10 Living Vegetarian Authors, Victoria Moran has written thirteen books including Creating a Charmed Life and Main Street Vegan.

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  • Exhilarating Comfort in the Unknown with Greta Rose Pharr

    Avi and Greta Rose discuss optimism, finding comfort in the unknown, living a simple life, gratitude, and more.

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  • Music as a Path of Transformation: A Conversation with Sean Johnson

    Kirtan artist Seán Johnson, of Seán Johson and the Wild Lotus Band, discusses:

    - the importance of preparation for presenting and his personal singing practice as a means of connecting to the universe
    - the balance between planning and staying present in the moment - using templates as a framewo...

  • Growing Up with Integral Yoga: A Conversation with Radha Metro-Midkiff

    How many of us can say that we grew up in a yogic household, going to a yogic school, living at an ashram, surrounded by the grace of the Guru? Radha Metro-Midkiff can. Radha shares about her childhood, her current service, and her special relationship with Swami Satchidananda.

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