The Yoga Hour: Living the Eternal Way offers inspiration, insights, and time-tested practices from the ancient system of Kriya Yoga—a philosophy and practice for spiritually conscious, fulfilled living today. This hour of dialogue with internationally renowned spiritual teachers offers keen insight into universal principles for enlightened living while touching the most practical aspects of our lives such as work, relationships, health, and diet. Even while emphasizing the practical, it speaks to our deepest yearnings to fully awaken to Self- and God-realization in this lifetime.

A powerful stream of inspiration to transform the way we live every moment of every day flows from the vast ocean of Vedic wisdom and is accessible to all. Every seeker who yearns to know the Truth and live in harmony with it will find The Yoga Hour to be a trusted place to listen, reflect, stretch the mind, and open the heart to what really matters.

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The Yoga Hour Team 

Vickie Martin, our producer, also teaches meditation and is a former attorney, yoga instructor, and schoolteacher.

Laurel Trujillo, our assistant producer and regular guest host, is a medical doctor who formerly worked at a multi-specialty medical group with a focus in Quality Improvement.


Healthy Living Through the Bhagavad Gita
Swami Bodhananda Saraswati 
Encore from 11/06/14.

We all want to live life well, in a way that is deeply satisfying. How do we do that? In the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna, the seeking soul, asks for and receives the highest advice for living a healthy, happy life—advice that is completely relevant for us today. Join Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian from the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment and Swami Bodhananda Saraswati for an enlightening conversation about five principles for healthy living described in the Gita. Perhaps you wonder…

  • How do I stop worrying
  • What is the best way to deal with problems?
  • How can I avoid unnecessary suffering?
  • How can I tap into the Self that is a reservoir of infinite energy

Listen in to this Yoga Hour discussion -- and start living in a healthy and practical way that supports your highest potential. 

Swami Bodhananda Saraswati is an accomplished teacher of Vedanta and meditation. He was born in Kerala, 36 miles from the birthplace of Adi Sankaracharya. His birthplace, spiritual fervor and experiences as a youth, seemed to destine him for the life of a sannyasin. 

At an early age he felt a spiritual calling, readily took to spiritual tapas, and, with a deep sense of compassion, vowed to help humanity. With this frame of mind, he completed his undergraduate degree in economics and political science at Christ College, Irinjalkuda, Kerala. 

While he was doing his post-graduate degree courses, his true calling interrupted further academic pursuits. The young aspirant set out in search of divine understanding, wandering throughout the Himalayas for a number of years. Finally, he settled in Kerala where, as a brahmachari, he joined the Sarasvati order - one of the ten sannyasa orders established by Adi Shankaracharya, the renowned 8th century Indian philosopher and exponent of Advaita Vedanta.


  • 12/03/15 - Healthy Holidays (regular guest host Dr. Laurel Trujillo with guest Dr. Vivek Shanbhag).
  • 12/10/15 - One Truth Known by Many Names: The Interspiritual Imperative of Yoga and Vedanta (Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian with guest Swami Mahayogananda).