The teacher who came from the East to bring Integral Yoga to the West says it best: “The goal of Integral Yoga is an easeful body, a peaceful mind and a useful life.”
Sri Swami Satchidananda lived a life of service, going where needed to bring people what they needed. His unique
Integral Yoga is a comprehensive series of physical exercises leading to mental tranquility.
“Every class covers the whole gamut of yoga,” said Integral Yoga Institute Princeton Founder Jayadeva. “It’s designed to pointedly work through the body to clear mental tension. It’s been around since 1966, and is an amazing practice.”
Under the leadership of director Priya McKinnon, Integral
Yoga Institute Princeton is growing. A not-for-profit center, each teacher forgoes compensation for one class per week to keep prices low so IYI can share the teachings with as many students as possible.
“Integral Yoga isn’t just one style; it’s designed to include
different poses, breathing, sound and meditation techniques to achieve a physical and spiritual practice,” Jayadeva emphasized.
And although interested
students may see fantastic poses in magazines and online, they need not worry – Integral Yoga is for everyone. Jayadeva says
students are encouraged to go at their own pace.
“There is no ‘competition’ in yoga,” Jayadeva noted. “It can be gentle or dynamic. It’s what fits you today. It’s up to the individual.”
Integral Yoga Institute Princeton’s menu of programs is extensive, and can be viewed online at www.iyiprinceton.org. To expose as many students as possible to this unique technique, the Institute is offering unlimited yoga for only $80 from June 15 to September 15.
IYI offers a full schedule of yoga classes to suit every level, and offers classes nights and weekends. There are a number of special programs and events coming up, including the very popular Healing Circle on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.; Kirtan Chanting the third Friday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.; and study of the classic yoga text, the Bhagavad Gita, on Sundays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. There’s an Integrative Nutrition lecture by Manu Dawson on June 28; an expert on yoga philosophy, Jaganath Carrera, speaking on June 29; and Dr. Amrit Raj on Aryuvedic Nutrition on July 2. Other noted experts in chanting, music, and meditation are booked through year’s end, and are listed on the Web.
Sharing teachings is key to this yoga philosophy. IYI’s Teacher Training Program enables students to develop a rich personal practice in order to share the teachings with others. Interested students may contact Jayadeva at for more information.
In the words Sri Swami Satchidananda used to open 1969’s Woodstock festival, “America is helping everybody in the material field, but the time has come for America to help the whole world spiritually also.” Nearly 40 years later, those words still ring true. Integral Yoga is going strong and helping students near and far find tranquility. IYI heeds that call, and welcomes new students to experience the practice.
Integral Yoga Institute Princeton. 613 Ridge Road, Suite 110, Monmouth Junction. 732-274-2410. firstname.lastname@example.org