Integral Yoga Study Groups in USA


Sri Aurobindo Study Circle
163 Windsor Circle, Auburn, AL 36832

Bill Flick • (334)-826-7950 •

Meets every other Sunday at 3:00 pm to study the works of Sri Aurobindo or the Mother. We listen to Mother's music, discuss the reading, and end with a meditation. We also have a small library of Sri Aurobindo and Mother's books.


East Bay Sri Aurobindo Circle
Pinole, CA 94564

Paul Molinari • 510-222-5229 •

The East Bay Sri Aurobindo Circle, meeting since 1981, continues to offer an entry point and supportive atmosphere for the study and practice of Integral Yoga and living intentionally. We recently completed a deep reading of Savitri and are currently considering options for our next undertaking. At present we are reading the 1906 play Rodogune to discover some unexpected delight on the way. We welcome visitors and new members. Our group meetings occur at 10:15 am on the first Sunday of every month.

San Diego Study Group
San Diego, CA

Chitta or Shila Goswami (858) 487-5623

The group meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Rancho Barnardo area. We take up various texts of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother for study and close our meetings with a group meditation. Please call to confirm day and time.

San Francisco Study Group
San Francisco, CA

Chetana Deorah •

We meet alternate Thursday evenings from 6:45–8:00 pm. We are essentially reading and reflecting on two books, Conversations with The Mother and Mother’s Agenda. We start the study with AUM chanting and a reading from Prayers and Meditations. We end with a ten-minute meditation to music.

Sri Aurobindo Study Group (Silicon Valley)
1347 Castlemont Ave. #2, San Jose, CA 95128
45990 Tissiack Pl., Fremont, CA 94531

Kalpana Patel (San Jose) • 408-314-9168 •
Bhavi Saklecha (Fremont) • 510-770-1111 •

We meet regularly twice a week.
In Fremont, we meet on Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. to read from the Mother’s Questions and Answers. In San Jose, we meet on Wednesday evenings at 8:00 p.m. to read Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri.


Savitri Circle of Boulder, Colorado

c/o Aubrey Hornsby and Shari Hindman
304-499-9665 • 303-944-8777 (cell) •

Savitri Circle of Boulder Colorado continues the service that Lynda Lester provided through the Sri Aurobindo Circle of Boulder before she moved to be near the Lodi ashram community. The circle proceeds from its invocation in 1974 when Madhusudan Reddy from Hyderabad, Prabhat Poddar of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and Madas from the Sri Aurobindo Center for Progress in Los Angeles were invited to Boulder to participate in the World Invocation Day Conference, after which attendees decided to form the Boulder Sri Aurobindo Circle as a “point of light” for Sri Aurobindo’s vision in Boulder.

Savitri Circle is open to all those interested in Sri Aurobindo and the Mother as well as those already participating in the Integral Yoga or wanting to join in community group activities around the yoga. We host several activities that offer a variety of ways to participate. Activities include group meditation followed by a potluck dinner; a Savitri reading circle; and meditation and conversation, which provides the opportunity to meditate as a group followed by a predetermined discussion of a topic related to the yoga. The dates for each event are determined in the previous month and email notification is provided.

Occasionally, we offer a four-day Savitri retreat for intensive meditation and Savitri reading. Participants must be familiar and comfortable with Savitri to attend.

In addition, we host a Savitri reading circle online via Skype. Participants are part of a Skype conference call about once a week to read Savitri and meditate together. The sessions last 35


Sri Aurobindo Study Circle—Chicago Area
4324 Hammersmith Ln., Glenview, IL 60025

Ramesh and Jayshri Pandya or Kirit Purani •

We meet on the first Sunday of the month from 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. and discuss the chapter that everyone has read in preparation from the book The Mother. We also meet on the closest Sunday to the darshan days from 3:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., when we gather for a reading, meditation, devotional music, and potluck prasad dinner. We rotate and meet at different residences, so please call to confirm address.



Sudhir Kalra(402) 492-9385

We are a study group meeting once a week in one of the participant's residence. Though we do not read exclusively the works of Sri Aurobindo, we are studying the Essays on the Gita.

New Jersey

Sadhana Study Circle
67 Gloucester Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054

Vijay Dave • 973-626-8578 • and

We are about 10–12 families (including children from age 5 to 18). We meet monthly and the sole purpose of our study circle is to grow individuals on the path of Integral Yoga. A typical agenda of a meeting includes mantra chanting, children’s presentations, collective meditation with music, readings, and discussion.We conclude with a prayer and dinner.

During the other days, our activity for the "bliss card" through email helps us to progress in our inner sadhana. The bliss card has a quotation from Sri Aurobindo or rhe Mother with meaningful (visual) presentation of the message. This serves as a "thought for the day" for the inner mind. We send bliss cards to nonmembers too; please contact us if you wish to receive.

New York

Manhattan Sri Aurobindo Study Circle

We meet every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Manhattan at rotating residences. We start with a 20-minute meditation to the Mother's music and then move onto reading the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Currently we are reading Life Divine and end with Savitri. As per the Mother's guidelines for study circles, we do not discuss the written word.

If you would like to attend, please contact or for further information.


Auroville/American Research for Yogic Action (AARYA)
2401 Ionoff Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110

Hema and Naren Bhatt • 717-652-7750

Started in 1969, we are a Sri Aurobindo yoga circle for study, research, and action in collaboration with Auroville, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and other Sri Aurobindo yoga centers around the world. We provide a good library and help members visit Auroville, the Ashram, and other centers in India and the U.S. We are also helping to support Matrimandir and other projects at Auroville.


Connect for Sri Aurobindo Satsang in Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex/online

Sangeet Aurovatsa • 214-435-2967 •

Oasis for aspirants in the D/FW area. Would love to connect for Satsang with like-minded aspirants.

Sri Aurobindo Study Group of El Paso
7060-A Portugal Dr., El Paso, TX 79912

Charles Elerick • 915-833-9422 •

We meet weekly during the academic year on Tuesdays at 8.00 p.m. We start with a reading from the Gita or an Upanishad, discussing it in the light of the Integral Yoga, and proceed to a reading from the work of Sri Aurobindo or the Mother. We end each meeting with a meditation. All sincere participants welcome.


Seattle Sri Aurobindo Circle

Bill Leon • 206-914-6663 •
Diane Thome • 206-365-2386 •

The group was founded in 1979 for the purpose of studying the works of Sri Aurobindo and Mother, discussions of sadhana, and meditation. The group meets on Thursday evenings in Seattle. In addition, there are occasional meetings for special studies, the observance of Darshan days, and other events. Some members join remotely by phone and computer. Inquiries are welcome.

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