Integrated School of Yoga Turkey


Om Prem and Ananda

I just returned from ISY Turkey where I led the 1,000 level Master of Yoga and 500 level Yoga Teacher Training at the Aspat Temera Beach Resort in Bodrum, Turkey.

ISY Turkey will begin giving the 200 level Yoga Teacher Training in 7 styles of Yoga under Master of Yoga Durga Ma.

I also led a three day Ananda Shakti Yoga Healing Workshop– Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Yoga as applied to Healing and/or Self Realization.

Ma Shakti



Yoga Festivals and Artistic Yoga update


Artistic Yoga in pairs Swamini Ma Shakti Devi and Ganga Devi

Photos from the 2016 Artistic Yoga and Artistic Yoga in Pairs performance at Fall Colors Yoga Festival. img_1264 img_1265 img_1266-1 img_1266 img_1270 img_1272 img_1274 img_1276 img_1280 img_1282 img_1284 img_1287 img_1288 img_1289 img_1290 img_1292 img_1295 img_1297 img_1298 img_1299-1 img_1299 img_1300 img_1301 img_1302 img_1303




(2015) Hello! Namaste.

This year Trishula Devi taught Artistic Yoga™ at the Ogden Yoga Festival, I (Sw. Ma Shakti Devi) taught Kundalini Yoga at the Fall Colors Yoga Festival, and Hanuman Deva will be teaching Artistic Yoga™ at the Downtown Yoga Festival this weekend.

The Fall Colors Yoga Festival was very well done, and the energy was elevated.  It was an intercommunity/inter-studio event that achieved the integration of different yoga teachers from different backgrounds and approaches, and this led to a sattvic (high vibrational) feeling.  I was impressed and my expectations were exceeded by Fall Colors Yoga Festival.  I support the growth of this festival and Julia Bryer as the perfect person for this work.  I, personally, enjoyed myself very much!  Many Integrated School of Yoga teachers were there too (like Ambika, Narayani, and Prem), taking classes and volunteering at the registration booth.

I had a beautiful experience doing an Artistic Yoga demonstration with a local spiritual musician, Leraine Horstamnshoff.  I want to share with you some pictures and the Youtube video where you can see the moment.

Swamini Ma Shakti Devi demo with Leraine Horstmanshoff


I founded the USA Artistic Yoga Federation in 2008.

Thank you for stopping by the ISY blog!


Sw. Ma Shakti Devi


ISY and Fall Colors Yoga Festival


I will be teaching Kundalini Shakti Yoga at 10:30 AM on Saturday October 17, 2015 at the Fall Colors Yoga Festival in Midway, Utah.  At 12:45 PM, I will be doing an Artistic Yoga demonstration accompanying the music of Leraine Hortsmanshoff.

Artistic Yoga demo Saturday October 17, 2015 at 12:45 PM to the music of Leraine Hortsmanshoff
Artistic Yoga demo Saturday October 17, 2015 at The Fall Colors Yoga Festival in Midway UT–12:45 PM to the music of Leraine Hortsmanshoff

The Fall Colors Yoga Festival was created by one of my Yoga Teacher Training and Yogatherapy Teacher Training graduates, Julia Bryer.  She has offered a ticket discount to the whole Integrated School of Yoga community.  The link to where that ticket discount can be found online is here:  Simply go to the link and send us an email so we can give you the ISY discount code.

I am having a great time right now giving the Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training.  I’m giving the Yogatherapy techniques in the current Yogatherapy Teacher Training, and taking lots of classes from my own students at my own ashram– it’s exactly where the energy wants me to be right now.  The Hindu Meditation last night was packed.  Everyone is growing… Come see me, I teach all day on Fridays and Saturdays.

Ma Shakti mashakti&shiva

Integrated School of Yoga in Turkey

Ma Shakti Devi will be returning to the Shakti Devi Yoga Center – Purna Yoga Ashram next week, teaching her classes as announced on the schedule, and leading a Yogatherapy Teacher Training starting September 9. For those interested in resuming Private Yogatherapy Sessions with her, Ma Shakti Devi will be back on September 8.

Om Prem,

September 5-6, 2015:  Five Bodies Healing and Ananda Shakti Yoga workshop in Turkey.

September 4, 2015:  ISY Intensive Yoga Teacher Training in 7 styles of Yoga – Graduation Ceremony in Turkey.

All the new graduates from the Integrated School of Yoga requested spiritual names and initiation during the graduation ceremony.

The story doesn’t end here, as the ISY in Turkey is already planning another visit in the Spring: Ma Shakti Devi will be returning to Artha Yoga Meditation to bring the SPIYS 500 and SPIYS 1000 certifications, teaching a Master of Yoga training to at least three eligible students.

Congratulations to all the new ISY Graduates!
Om Prem Ananda,

August 30, 2015:  Integrated School of Yoga is in the Turkish News. Follow this link to see the article from the Turkish newspaper, showing Ma Shakti Devi teaching a class at Artha Yoga Meditation. Below pictures taken during the interview.

Turkish Newspaper - Interview with Ma Shakti Devi
Interview with Ma Shakti Devi

August 28, 2015:  This Saturday,  Turkish government is coming to meet with Ma Shakti Devi. Local newspapers will be there to cover the event. In Turkey, the government and religion are unified. Yoga is an art, not a religion, it is a science of physical, mental and emotional health that educate the feelings of peace, love, freedom, compassion and joy, specially beneficial to the people of modern times. Ma Shakti Devi will help turkish government officials figure out the best way to regulate yoga businesses in Turkey.

Om Shanti,

August 20, 2015:

August 16, 2015: The ISY team from Salt Lake City is enjoying the organic meals cooked fresh every day arranged by Selma for the team and participants.


August 15, 2015: Ma Shakti Devi and two graduates from the Integrated School of Yoga are now in Turkey for an ISY Intensive Teacher Training in 7 styles of yoga.

Ma Shakti Devi was invited to teach in Turkey this summer by Selma Kubilay, a graduate from ISY who now teaches in Turkey at Artha Yoga Meditasyon:



Students and instructors have an intense program :

7:30 AM Kalkış
8:00 AM Pranayama (Nefes) / Raja Yoga (Zihin Yogası)
9:00 AM Kahvaltı
10:30 AM Integral Yoga
11:30 AM Power Yoga / Ashtanga Vinyasa Kramaji
12:30-1:45 Yoga Eğitmenliği Teori Dersleri / Yoga Felsefesi
2:00 PM – 3:30 Öğlen Yemeği-Ara
5:00 PM Raja Yoga (Zihin Yogası) / Teknik Teori
6:00 PM Geleneksel Hatha Yoga / Artistik Yoga
7:00 PM Yogatherapy
8:00 PM Akşam Yemeği

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Om Prem,