Direct Your Donation

Please select which location will receive your generous donation.

Integral Yoga Institute of  New York

Satchidananda Ashram – Yogaville

See a directory of Integral Yoga Centers and learn about what each one does.

All of the IYI Centers are 501(c)3 not-for-profits. Donations are sincerely appreciated. 

By making a planned gift to the Integral Yoga Institute or to Satchidananda Ashram – Yogaville, you can enable these not-for-profit organizations to continue to offer classes virtually and in person, along with workshops, retreats, Teacher Trainings, and to maintain the LOTUS and spread the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda for generations to come. 

People of all ages can give to the Integral Yoga Institute while still providing for their families and preserving their retirement assets.

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The Physics of  What is Left Behind

“You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy gets created in the universe, and none is destroyed. You want your mother to know that all your energy, every vibration, every Btu of heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains with her in this world. You want the physicist to tell your weeping father that amid energies of the cosmos, you gave as good as you got.


"And at one point you'd hope that the physicist would step down from the pulpit and walk to your brokenhearted spouse there in the pew and tell him that all the photons that ever bounced off your face, all the particles whose paths were interrupted by your smile, by the touch of your hair, hundreds of trillions of particles, have raced off like children, their ways forever changed by you. And as your widow rocks in the arms of a loving family, may the physicist let her know that all the photons that bounced from you were gathered in the particle detectors that are her eyes, that those photons created within her constellations of electromagnetically charged neurons whose energy will go on forever.

"And the physicist will remind the congregation of how much of all our energy is given off as heat. There may be a few fanning themselves with their programs as he says it. And he will tell them that the warmth that flowed through you in life is still here, still part of all that we are, even as we who mourn continue the heat of our own lives.

And you'll want the physicist to explain to those who loved you that they need not have faith; indeed, they should not have faith. Let them know that they can measure, that scientists have measured precisely the conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable, and consistent across space and time. You can hope your family will examine the evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that they'll be comforted to know your energy's still around. According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you're just less orderly. Amen.”

—Aaron Freeman

A legacy is something we leave behind when we die. A legacy can be comprised of the intangible memories and feelings people hold for you after you die. A legacy can also take the form of a bequest, or donation, to be actioned after your death.

Here is interesting article on positive death planning from Mutual of Omaha.

Cake is a free service that catalogs users’ end-of-life wishes, instructions and documents

See a directory of Integral Yoga Centers and learn about what each one does.

Swami Satchidananda explains how running after things only leads to greater levels of dissatisfaction rather than contentment. He says that we can have everything in the world, but if we don't have peace of mind, we have nothing.

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The Ways to Give are Many 

Gifts from a Will or Trust

Simply name the Integral Yoga Institute as a beneficiary in your will or trust. Doing so will not affect cash flow during your lifetime.

Gifts by Beneficiary Designations

Name the Integral Yoga Institute as the beneficiary of a retirement plan, financial account, or annuity. You will continue to benefit from these assets during your lifetime.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Gift unused life insurance policies to the Integral Yoga Institute and take an immediate tax deduction. You may also name the Integral Yoga Institute as a beneficiary of your policy.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities and Real Estate

Gift securities or real estate to the Integral Yoga Institute without impacting your cash flow. You may also avoid capital gains tax.

Gifts of Personal Property

Valuable assets including artwork, collectibles, and jewelry that you no longer want or need may be gifted to the Integral Yoga Institute and qualify for a tax deduction.

Gift of Your Home

If you own your home and wish to remain living there, you may transfer it to the Integral Yoga Institute while retaining the right to use it during your lifetime. Enjoy the added benefit of an income tax deduction.