Namaste and greetings of peace.
The San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute (IYI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to practicing and sharing the classical teachings of Yoga as taught by Sri Swami Satchidananda. We strive to live in peace and to promote harmony among all people.
The teachings of Yoga inspire us to cultivate a healthy life-style and habits that lead to spiritual growth. This effort is easier and more enjoyable when done in a community of like-minded people and we invite you to join our family of Institute residents, teachers and students.
Each person’s path will be unique; we encourage you to explore our varied offerings, which range from the physical practices of Hatha yoga, to meditation, karma yoga (selfless service), and the study of sacred texts. Experienced teachers and guides are available for all facets of yogic practice.
Here are some suggestions and programs we offer to help students progress in their yoga practice, incorporate Yoga into their daily lives and develop their personal spiritual path.
<li>Attend class at least twice a week. Our classes combine yogic asana, pranayama, relaxation, and meditation. Work exchange and discounts are available, and one-on-one instruction is available on a sliding scale.</li>
<li>Develop a regular home practice, even 10 minutes a day of asana, pranayama and meditation.</li>
<li>Read from spiritual books to inspire and reinforce your practice.</li>
<li>Meet with a senior teacher for guidance and to address challenges. Ask at the reception desk to make arrangements.</li>
<li>Attend a meditation workshop to begin or refine your practice, and/or attend free daily group meditation sessions at the Institute. Refer to our monthly calendar for details.</li>
<li>Attend Satsang (by donation), on the first and third Saturdays of each month, to gather with others and discuss the Yoga teachings.</li>
<li>Explore devotional practices such as Kirtan (chanting with music) and Pujas (devotional services).</li>
<li>Join our work exchange program to offer service in exchange for free classes. Help is always welcome.</li>
<li>Join our community for lunch on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:45pm to get to know fellow yogis and enjoy nutritious meals ($8).</li>
<li>Attend one of our monthly workshops that focus on specific Yoga practices and teachings.</li>
<li>Enroll in our Teacher Training program beginning each Spring and Fall for a deep study and thorough immersion in the full spectrum of Yoga teaching and practice,.</li>
<li>Teachers have the option to explore many trainings offered throughout each year to support their growth over time.</li>
Please ask for any further information at the reception desk or refer to our website integralyogasf.org.
We are here to serve and share; please let us know if there are any other ways we can support you in your Yoga practice.
Om Shanti. Om Peace.