Memorials & Interment —The Integral Yoga End-of-Life Project Workshops
Spiritual Guidance and Practical Advice
Six workshops, monthly from May through October, 2022
All hosted by Karuna Kreps and Chandra/Jo Sgammato and featuring special workshop presenters
Memorials & Interment with Swami Sarvaananda
Saturday, August 6, 2 to 3:30 p.m. EDT * 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT
How should you dispose of your physical remains? Would you like to have a memorial service that you yourself have planned? More importantly, how can you make sure that your survivors are aware of your wishes and not burdened by having to make decisions you should have made? Swami Sarvaananda, a senior Integral Yoga monk and a chaplain at the University of Virginia Medical Center, will guide you to gently and firmly make and communicate your plans.
At every age but especially in our later years, each of us must address death in all of its manifestations—releasing attachments to this life, disposing of our bodies and belongings, and helping our loved ones cope with their losses. The Integral Yoga End-of-Life Project honors this journey by providing an array of spiritual guidance and practical advice on a topic we may have avoided but that is inevitable. Discover and implement the ideas of six unique, new workshops from Integral Yoga to save your family and friends from these daunting obligations and to prepare and liberate yourself to enjoy the rest of your life.
These workshops are based on the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda and taught by his senior students. The companion website, yogicendoflife.org, is an offering built by one of the first Integral Yogis, Karuna Kreps. It provides clear and even inspiring advice and resources to help you make this experience easeful and, maybe even, joyful. Rather than seeing death as frightening and sad, we can embrace liberation from the human form to return to our eternal cosmic consciousness.
Each workshop is offered at a low price of $15.00. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Instead, please choose the “FREE” option.
Swami SarvaanandaMonastic & Yoga Therapist
Swami Sarvaananda, Ph.D., has lived at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville since 1980. She worked with the Yogaville Vidyalayam (children’s school) and with community service projects. She is a Board-certified Chaplain and she serves on national committees, since retiring from local hospital and hospice service. At Yogaville, she serves on the Board of Trustees and the Sannyas Board, is the Secretary of the Spiritual Life Board, Vidyalayam President, and oversees many committees and projects. She has taught Chaplaincy college courses online. Swami Sarvaananda’s doctorate is in education administration. She co-founded the Living Yoga Training program, was instructed by Swami Satchidananda in establishing the Integral Yoga Extra Gentle Hatha Training, and helped develop Yogaville’s mentoring programs.