The Integral Yoga® Ministry is a vital branch of the global Integral Yoga® organization. As the Integral Yoga Ministry continues to grow, with increasing numbers of dedicated ministers and seminarians within the United States and around the world, we offer our services in the spirit of interfaith harmony.
Our mission is to lead lives of dedicated service in the world as we share the teachings of Integral Yoga. We do this with love and compassion, putting the Integral Yoga teachings into practice in our own lives and service. We celebrate both the unity and diversity of all peoples and spiritual paths through the interfaith ministry services we provide.
Our service is inspired by Sri Swami Satchidananda, the founder of Integral Yoga, whose teachings offer an approach to accessing one’s essential nature of inner peace and joy, to recognizing the same in everyone and, to bringing that inner peace out into the world through this service.
Ministers offer service through teaching and conducting classes, workshops, retreats, and programs on the teachings and practices of Integral Yoga. Additionally, Integral Yoga Ministers provide the following services:
In 1980, Sri Swami Satchidananda, assisted by Rev. Jaganath Carrera, founded the Integral Yoga Ministry. This new ministry created a pathway for non-monastic Integral Yoga students who wished to deepen and formalize their commitment in dedicating their lives to the service of others. Inspired by the selfless example of the Integral Yoga sannyasis (monks), the first group of twenty-two ministers was ordained in July 1980.