Sri Swami Satchidananda

Integral Yoga Founder

Integral Yoga Founder

Integral Yoga International logo

By 2002, Swami Satchidananda had made eight world tours and had logged nearly two million miles of travel around the globe. In his footsteps, Integral Yoga International, a worldwide organization, grew with branches on six of the seven continents.

From the green waters and pink houses of Bermuda, to the inland villages of Nigeria, Integral Yoga has taken root around the globe. Swami Satchidananda ‘s visits to these places made deep impressions in which many seeds were planted. Over the years, Swami Satchidananda came often to water and weed, to love, and to nurture. “I don’t belong to any one country or organization,” he always said.

Quick growth was never his goal. Always, it was each devotee’s unfoldment that took precedence over the growth of the Integral Yoga organization as a whole. Today, a new Integral Yoga International is emerging in response to the needs of the times-a sweet manifestation of those early seeds.

While Integral Yoga Hatha Teacher Training (TT) programs have been conducted in the USA for many years, the first TT program in German took place in 2002, and in 2003, the first ones in both Italian and Spanish. In 2002, Integral Yoga activities in the United Kingdom became so full that the centers instituted a UK Council to oversee them. In 2003, for the first time in Integral Yoga history, a program for Teacher Trainers took place at the Integral Yoga center in Portugal.

Integral Yoga programs are now being taught around the world by Swami Satchidananda’s senior monks and Yoga teachers.

Swami Satchidananda outside 500 West End Avenue
Swami Satchidananda outside 500 West End Avenue

Satsang at 500 West End Avenue
Satsang at 500 West End Avenue 1967