Integral Yoga International (IYI)
Founded in 1966 as the Integral Yoga Institute by Sri Swami
Satchidananda, disciple of the late Sri Swami Sivananda of
Rishikesh, India. Integral Yoga combines various yoga methods
such as hatha yoga (postures, breathing practices, and relaxation
techniques), karma yoga (selfless service), bhakti yoga
(devotion), japa yoga (mantra repetition), jnana yoga (the path
of discrimination leading to wisdom) and raja yoga (path of
self-mastery through meditation), thus harmonizing the personality
and enhancing spiritual awareness. Satchidananda
wrote one of the standard modern texts on hatha yoga.
There are over forty IYI branches across the United States
and abroad. These institutes offer instruction for beginners
and advanced students, trips abroad, and various wholeness
programs. Record albums, cassette tapes, and spiritual publications
are available from Integral Yoga Distribution. Address
Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville, Rte. 1, Box 1720, Buckingham,
VA 23921. Website
Barlow, Sita, et al. Sri Swami Satchidananda Apostle of Peace.
Yogaville, Va. Integral Yoga Publications, 1986.
Satchidananda, Sri Swami. A Decade of Service. Pomfret Center,
Conn. Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville, 1976.
———. Integral Hatha Yoga. New York Holt, Rinehart &
Winston, 1970.
Weiner, Sita. Swami Satchidananda. New York Bantam
Books, 1972.