To be a premier Integral Life Center for transformational learning and growth of consciousness.
We aim to serve:
- Integral Yoga Followers — The Center aims to meet the progressive spiritual and educational needs of Followers, invest in current and future carriers of the Integral Yoga teachings and connect globally a community of Integral Yoga practitioners.
- Seekers of all faiths — We are an inclusive Center that supports the process of self-discovery and the development of consciousness on all levels of the being. Youth — The Center hopes to be a hub for the youth, future leaders of our communities and creators of an emerging new world.
- Enterprises — Through Integral Enterprise workshops and Summits, the Center will promote business models that support the integral development of the individual, builds harmonious relationships that are inclusive, positively impacts the lives of others and sustainable for the enterprise and environment.
Chairman of the Board
Narad is a longtime member of the Sri Aurobindo ashram and Auroville as well as a musician, poet, landscaper, horticulturist and gardener.
In 1969, The Mother gave him the task of creating a beautiful garden for the Matrimandir. He worked personally with The Mother on the spiritual significances of flowers and edited the book, ‘Flowers and Their Messages’, the first book published by the ashram on the spiritual significance of flowers. The Mother also gave Narad the work of reading ‘Savitri’ every week under the banyan, which he did for 10 years.
About twenty years ago Narad began the OM Choirs, which have brought a new kind of conscious music to the Ashram, Auroville and many places around the world.
Radhe holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Finance from the University of Southern California. She has spent over 25 years in the financial services industry at various senior management positions, including Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President International Markets and Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Acquisitions.
In 2007, Radhe left the business world to study Ayurveda full-time with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico. In addition to being an Ayurvedic Practitioner, she is professionally trained in Vedic Astrology and has written several books, including The Integration of Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology.
Radhe first came across the writings of Sri Aurobindo in her early 20’s while living in Boston. Over the years, she has cultivated an understanding of Integral Yoga and deepened her devotion to Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
Dr. Vladimir Yatsenko
Director of Institute for
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Dr. Vladimir Yatsenko holds Master degree in General and Theoretical Linguistics and Sanskrit Language and Literature from St. Petersburg State University (RF), and PhD in Indian Philosophy from M.S. University of Baroda. His Doctorate thesis was ‘The Vedic Vision and the Concept of Agni in the Rigveda in the light of Sri Aurobindo’.
Vladimir is a scholar and instructor of Sanskrit and Sanskrit literature and an educator in Vedic and Vedantic studies. He is aligned with various educational institutions across the world, including Indian Psychology Institute (Pondicherry, India), International Center in Integral Studies (New Delhi, India), Auro University Surat, India), Arogya Center (Albuquerque, New Mexico) and many others.
Gita Rama Foundation
The La Grace Center is owned by the Hasmukh and Gita Rama Foundation and leases its facility to Sri Aurobindo Integral Life Center.
Hasmukh (H.P.) Rama holds a MBA from St. Xavier University, USA and was awarded the degree of Hospitality Management, Honorary Doctorate Degree by the Johnson & Wales University USA. He has been in the lodging industry for almost five decades, beginning with a 40-room independent property in Pomona, California. Today, the hotel company (Auro Hotels) owns and operates various hotels in South East USA under Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt brands and in India under the Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, Westin, Sheraton and Taj franchise brands .
Mr. Rama is also Founder and President of Auro University in Surat, India.