Rev. Lílā Lucy Nelson
Rev. Lílā Lucy Nelson, MS, E-RYT 500, (she/her), is an ordained Interfaith Minister, Interspiritual Counselor and a teacher trainer at Integral Yoga Institute. She is a certified teacher in Hatha Level I & II, Meditation, Stress Management, Raja Yoga, Gentle & Chair Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Trauma-Informed Yoga. She believes everyone’s authentic nature is to feel a sense of freedom in their bodies and minds. She is deeply committed to co-creating on this path of liberation. Yoga and meditation have profoundly influenced her work with organizational psychology and in Human and Community Services. Her calling towards social justice has led her to contribute as an Anti-Racism consultant. She is also a certified Positive Psychology-based Coach, and EFT practitioner. Lílā is a French woman living in NYC and is eager to meet you.
Swarupa Sky Oak Speaker
Swarupa Sky Oak Speaker, C-IAYT, has the honor of being a second generation initiate of Sri Swami Satchidananda; having been exposed to the Yoga practices and teachings from birth and throughout this life. He has been actively studying and teaching eastern and western methods of philosophy, health, wellness, and complementary care since 1991. In classes, private sessions, workshops, clinics, and teacher trainings Swarupa’s heartfelt guidance of the Yoga journey is sure to be practical, transformational, and filled with appreciation for the beauty and diversity of the human experience. His certifications include all levels of Hatha Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Stress Management, Meditation, Yoga for Cancer, Gentle/Chair Yoga, Reiki MT, Yoga for Bone Health, Raja Yoga, and Teen Yoga. Swarupa is overjoyed to connect with and serve individuals, and communities of all sizes. You can learn more about Swarupa on his website: https://www.sattviclife.com
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz was ordained an Interfaith Minister by Rabbi Joseph Gelberman after graduating from the All-Faiths Seminary in 2004. Additionally, he was ordained an Integral Yoga Minister in 2016 after completing the IY Seminary in 2016. He has led weddings and life cycle events all around the United States as well as Pujas, Spiritual Ceremonies of all Faiths and Synagogue Services in New York. He first taught The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali to an Integral Yoga Teacher Training in 2013 and has since followed his passion for the deep spiritual wisdom and practical application of Raja Yoga from this ancient scripture. He has been fortunate to travel Internationally sharing both the teachings of Hatha Yoga, making it accessible for all bodies, as well as sharing the teachings of Raja Yoga.
Swami Asokananda, a monk since 1973, is one of Integral Yoga’s foremost teachers, known for his warmth, intelligence, and good humor. His teaching comes out of his own practice and experience, since he has absorbed the wisdom of his guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda, from the age of 19. While he enjoys sharing the practical wisdom of the Yogic philosophy (especially that of the great Indian scripture the Bhagavad Gita), he also loves his practice of Hatha Yoga and is one of our primary instructors for Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. In the past, he has served as the president of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and Integral Yoga® International; he is currently the spiritual director of the New York Integral Yoga Institute and serves on the board of directors for Yoga Allliance.
Swami Chidananda is a monastic and a longtime disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda. He has managed the finances for Integral Yoga’s ashrams, institutes, and teaching centers for decades. He teaches Hatha Yoga and leads study groups on Yoga and Buddhist teachings and philosophy. Swami Chidananda also conducts spiritual pilgrimages to India and Nepal.