Swami Asokananda from Integral Yoga is now confirmed for Colourfest sharing classes, talks and workshops. He’s been my Hatha mentor so sooooo pleased to be hosting such quality and deep insights. An amazing teacher, tutor and practitioner and a real treat and gift for lovers of Yoga.
Swami Asokananda is one of our most senior presenters. A monk for over 30 years, he has the look of an ascetic, but the twinkle in his eye and his quick, down-to-earth wit show his New York City roots and his three decades of study with the great Yoga master Sri Swami Satchidananda.
Asokananda was for several years the President of Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville, the headquarters for all the Integral Yoga Institutes and Integral Yoga International. He is now the director of the New York Integral Yoga Institute. An excellent Hatha Yogi, he has been one of our main Teacher Training instructors for over 25 years. He helped to develop and facilitates our Intermediate and Advanced Integral Yoga Hatha Teacher Training programs, which he has taught to students in many parts of the world.
With his unique humor and enormous depth of wisdom, Swami Asokananda is a master in presenting the great teachings of Yoga in ways that are deeply relevant to key issues in modern life: for example, his teachings on self-esteem issues have inspired hundreds of students to have more confidence in themselves.
He is also a scholar of the Bhagavad Gita. His popular classes and workshops on this great Indian scripture make it accessible and useful to modern spiritual seekers.
Both practical and mystical, Swami Asokananda is one of the most requested and beloved speakers in the Integral Yoga Institutes. He has presented his popular programs worldwide including presentations at Yoga conferences for Yoga Journal and the Omega Institute.