VividLife Radio’s Ed and Deb Shapiro welcome Chandra/Jo Sgammato Yogi, Manager of Integral Yoga Insitute and initiator of Yoga at Work and School Programs for a conversation on going from Rebel to Woodstock Yogi.
Chandra/Jo Sgammato grew up rebellious, angry, and anti-social until she found yoga. She is the Manager of the New York Integral Yoga Institute (IYI), and has initiated Yoga at Work and Yoga at School programs that bring yoga to New York City businessmen and teenagers: students with all the problems she had at that age take a credit-bearing semester in hatha yoga and self-development that helps them navigate the rough road of teenagers. Chandra shares her journey and how her life changed through the teachings Sri Swami Satchidananda, the founder of IYI also known as the Woodstock Guru, and an esteemed spiritual leader who dedicated his life to both individual and universal peace. His teachings influence Dr. Dean Ornish’s work in reversing heart disease and Dr. Michael Lerner’s work with cancer patients. To honor the life of one of the great Yogis of our time Chandra, Premanjali, Claudia Kreiss, Ed and Deb are creating “Global Garland 2014” a year of events celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of Sri Swami Satchidananda.
As the great Zen master Alan Watts said: “We all need to go out of our minds at least once a day!” Going Out Of Your Mind with Ed and Deb Shapiro is a chance for you to drop your analyzing and intellectual mind and come into the immediate experience of present awakening. We are irreverent spiritual teachers and don’t take ourselves too seriously so our discussion show has a great sense of humor while also exploring in depth what it means to live with integrity, awareness, kindness, compassion, and humility.
We will be talking with some of the most luminous women and men about how their lives reflect that luminosity, how they relate to the trials and tribulations of ordinary life, and how this can be of benefit to you. They are people from all walks of life: scientists, actors, activists, musicians, comedians, and business leaders – people whose lives you would never have guessed were rooted in meditation and freedom.