From Yogaville to Melbourne: An Evening with Revs Paraman and Lakshmi Barsel

Join two of Integral Yoga’s most engaging and experienced teachers, Reverends Lakshmi and Paraman Barsel who will be visiting Australia from Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville, USA. Suited to both new students and seasoned practitioners:

Start the New Year with inspiration from these two wonderful teachers. We will begin with some kirtan (chanting), then Paramam and Lakshmi will speak on a number of topics including two of the classic yogic texts – Lakshmi will give an introduction to the Bhagavad Gita and Paraman will explore some of the key teachings from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. They will also share with us about their work with Yoga in prisons, talk a little on their personal journeys as long term yoga practitioners and address any questions we have. The Barsels are truly fabulous speakers with a wonderful capacity to bring the teaching of Yoga alive in ways that are both profound and accessible – we really hope you can join us.

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Rev. Lakshmi Barsel, Ph.D.
Rev. Lakshmi Barsel, Ph.D., is a senior Integral Yoga teacher. She has taught Raja Yoga, meditation, and scripture classes on the Bhagavad Gita and the Thirukkural. She has a Ph.D. in linguistic anthropology and presently serves as the director of the Satchidananda Prison Project.


Rev. Paraman Barsel
Rev. Paraman Barsel has taught Raja and Jnana Yoga, meditation, and all aspects of Integral Yoga for over forty years.  He served as director of the Washington, D.C. and New York Integral Yoga Institutes and as president of Yogaville–West and Yogaville–East in Connecticut. He currently serves on Ashram’s Spiritual Life Board and with the Ashram Prison Project. He was one of the original designers and instructors of the 200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training and has been a senior instructor since 1971.