Integral Yoga® Services
Integral Yoga Services include pathways for peace, community/worldwide service projects,
Yoga information and education, and sustainable living endeavors.
LOTUS – Light Of Truth Universal Shrine
LOTUS Center for All Faiths (LCAF)
The LOTUS Center for All Faiths (LCAF) was founded in 1996, by Sri Swami Satchidananda, to share the message of the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine: “Truth is one, paths are many.” Its mission is to promote world peace and interfaith harmony through a greater understanding of the unity underlying the diversity of the various spiritual paths.
LCAF organizes educational interfaith programs, oversees Yogaville’s celebration of the main holidays of the major faith traditions, and it coordinates interfaith prayer services at Yogaville. Additionally, staff members attend interfaith gatherings coordinated by other organizations and they invite representatives from local and national faith-based groups to give talks at Yogaville.
Integral Yoga Monastic & Ministry Orders
Since 1975, some senior Integral Yoga students have made a formal commitment to a life of selfless service to humanity. Some have chosen the path of sannyas or monasticism. They have the title of “Swami” and are similar to monastics of other traditions. In 1980, the Integral Yoga Ministry was established for other senior students who, moved to dedicate themselves to service, did not feel that the monastic path was best suited for them. Ministers are given the title “Reverend.”
The ministers and swamis serve the public in the spirit of interfaith understanding, celebrating both the unity and diversity of all peoples and spiritual paths through the interfaith services they provide. Services include spiritual mentoring, interfaith programs, performing ceremonies like weddings, blessings for newborns, and memorial services.
Service in Satchidananda
Integral Yoga® Natural Food Stores
To support people in the transition to a vegetarian diet, Swami Satchidananda founded New York City’s first 100% vegetarian health food store in 1972, which embodied the principles of Yoga in all of its operations. It remained the only 100% vegetarian health food store in New York City until its closing in late 2018. In 1980, Integral Yoga Natural Foods opened in Virginia and it is the oldest standing original organic food and supplement store in Charlottesville. Integral Yoga Natural Foods continues to provide the purest products possible in order to support the spiritual and physical well-being of health-conscious customers and our planet.
Satchidananda Jothi Niketan (SJN)
Fine Arts Society
Swami Satchidananda’s talks have been transcribed and compiled into books and his classes and talks are also available on audio and video. His books have been translated into many languages including: Chinese, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Tamil. Most titles are available from Shakticom, Integral Yoga Distribution, and Amazon.com.
Shakticom has been producing audio, video, and film programming since the early 1970s. In addition to recording the talks of Swami Satchidananda and producing tape/video of the month programs, it is the studio responsible for producing the Sacred Mantra Series, Yoga with a Master, Integral Yoga Kirtan, and documentary films including Living Yoga: the Life and Teachings of Swami Satchidananda.
Integral Yoga Distribution, the wholesale division of Integral Yoga, has been the primary source of books and spiritual products for thousands of natural food stores, boutiques, Yoga studios and teachers for over 30 years.
Integral Yoga® Publications
With over 40 titles, Integral Yoga® Publications has been continuously publishing the teachings of Swami Satchidananda and Integral Yoga since 1974. For permission to quote Swami Satchidananda and excerpt any of these publications, please contact: [email protected]
America’s first Yoga magazine, Integral Yoga Magazine was founded by Swami Satchidananda in 1969. It is a quarterly journal that includes Yoga-related philosophy, practice, health, news, and much more. A great resource for Yoga students, teachers, and therapists.
Integral Yoga’s YouTube channel features talks and programs by Swami Satchidananda and Integral Yoga master teachers. Yogaville livestream has been online since 2011 broadcasting Yoga and spiritual life programming right from Sivananda Hall at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville. The service now has over 200 events recorded and over 1300 subscribers.
Integral Yoga® Archives
A vast repository of well over half a million items dating from the 1940s to present that includes books, transcripts, handwritten and typed documents, newspaper/magazine articles, audio- and videotapes, photos, films, artwork, and other items relating to Swami Satchidananda and the Integral Yoga tradition. The Archives is committed to preserving, digitizing, and restoring its assets.
Partnering with DigitalRelab and its premier Starchive database system, Integral Yoga Archives is in the process of a multiyear project to create a comprehensive database of Integral Yoga archival assets and a virtual museum online to showcase the Integral Yoga tradition.
Swami Satchidananda Special Collection – University of Virginia
In collaboration with the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia, Integral Yoga Archives is gifting its physical items once those are digitized, to create a special collection of Swami Satchidananda’s archives that will be made available for use by the University, its online catalog, and its researchers.
Living Legacy Project
Integral Yoga Archives has embarked on an oral and written history project that will include a comprehensive compilation of the audio, video, and written history of Swami Satchidananda, Yogaville, and the Integral Yoga organization as recounted by its members.