History and Lineage
Over 40 Years of Service
Integral Yoga, founded in 1966 by Sri Swami Satchidananda, is a worldwide Yoga organization dedicated to the principles of peace, healthful and balanced living, and selfless service. In New York City and at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, Integral Yoga provides a supportive environment where people of all faiths and backgrounds can come to study and live. Integral Yoga Institutes in New York, New York, San Francisco, California, Fairlawn, New Jersey, Coimbatore, India, Montreal, Canada, and Gibraltar; more than 50 Integral Yoga Teaching Centers around the world; and thousands of certified IYI teachers share the gifts of Yoga with multitudes of students.
The Integral Yoga Institute was founded in New York City in a large apartment on the Upper West Side in 1966. In 1970, a beautiful brownstone on West 13th Street, in Greenwich Village, was dedicated as the New York IYI. Both an ashram and a teaching center, it became a beacon for spiritual seekers from all over New York City and is the place where thousands of people have experienced Yoga for the first time. Over the years, the New York IYI has grown into one of the most respected and beloved Yoga centers in the city, an oasis for busy New Yorkers and out-of-town visitors.
Integral Yoga Institute
A nonprofit organization devoted to making Yoga available to everyone. We offer more than 125 authentic Hatha Yoga classes weekly, at all levels, including Prenatal/Postpartum, H.I.V., and Gentle. Our Teacher Training program is one of the most renowned in the world. Hundreds of practical programs for growth and inspiration feature the application of Yoga to many aspects of life and to a variety of chronic and life-threatening health conditions. Yoga At Work® and Yoga At School™ extend the benefits of Integral Yoga into the greater community.