Integral Gaia Yoga
great-grandmother Karthyayani was a spiritual intuitive, channel and holistic
healer, in a scenic village called Chavara in the Kollam district
of Kerala, a tiny state in South India, renowned for its natural beauty.
Until her passing in
1989, she practiced a unique healing and spiritual path for around 45 years. Her
spiritual practice had roots in ancient wisdom, Integral Tantra, mudras (sacred
healing hand gestures), channeling, integral intuition, dreamwork, the Goddess
tradition and Earth spirituality.
Since 1989, Prabhath
has carried on the Light of that tradition, and has also evolved it further, by
studying and exploring various spiritual and scientific systems. Currently, it
is called Integral Gaia Yoga.
The scientist James Lovelock created the hypothesis,
which sees Earth as a self-organizing super-organism, and named it after the Greek Earth
Goddess Gaia. Though Lovelock does not recognize Earth as a sentient
consciousness, the awareness of Earth as a Divine superconsciousness, existed
in ancient times in many cultures.
Gaia Yoga is an eco-spiritual
way of life that can help people to live and create their
personal, professional and spiritual destiny in tune with the Spirit of the Earth,
and also promote Unity in Diversity, Peace, Love, Compassion and Joy.
most important aspects of Integral Gaia Yoga include Integral Dimensions
Meditation, Integral Intuition, Integral Gaia Healing & Mudra Yoga,
Innernet Navigation & Integral Dreaming, and Integral Gaiaesthetics &
Integral Intuitive Art.
Shrine of Gaia:
used to do her spiritual practice in a thatched hut shrine. A small new
shrine was constructed in its place later. The sacred Banyan Tree in
front of the shrine grew on its own, years ago.
A new shrine will be built here to be further evolved as the Earth Shrine, the Bhoomi Devi Temple, the Shrine
of Gaia, the Earth Goddess, a sacred space everyone can visit, irrespective of religion, beliefs, caste, creed and
nationality. It is envisioned as one of the manifestation centers for promoting an
eco-spiritual, post-religious, post-rational, integral and multidimensional
Consciousness on Earth.
ecology with spirituality. It is anchored in the understanding that there is a
spiritual dimension to our current ecological crisis triggered by the
destruction of our planet’s ecological balance through human activities. Eco-spirituality
considers Nature, Earth and the Cosmos as sacred. In the eco-spiritual view,
Earth is a living organism with physical, biological and spiritual aspects.
This approach does not see the human race as the ruler of all other creatures,
but respects all non-human beings of Earth too as equal and integral parts of
the biosphere. Earth is recognized as a living super-organism with rights.
climate change process that threatens Earth and humanity cannot be resolved by
mere technological methods alone. The human species has lost the intuitive
spiritual connection and communion with Earth’s interconnected and
interdependent web of life. It is this disconnection that has caused humanity’s
alienation from Nature, making the economic fundamentalist sections of society exploit
and plunder the planet’s resources and life-giving eco-systems for their
The well-being of each individual and our future generations
depends on our ability to stop polluting Earth and evolve a green lifestyle in
a spiritual way to regain the lost communion with Earth. In this context, the promotion of
eco-spiritual studies to create awareness about an Earth-friendly way of life
has become urgent and important. Gaia Spirit Foundation plans to spread the
seeds of this awareness in all areas of human life through eco-spiritual studies and
Eco-spiritual Art and Literature
Art and literature can capture human imagination in powerful
ways. The impact of ideas and awareness related to eco-spirituality can be
multiplied exponentially, if promoted through art and literary works. So, Gaia
Spirit Foundation will ignite and fan the fire of such creative, artistic and
Creative and Spiritual Education Courses
Current methods of learning and
education neglect the intuitive, creative and spiritual aspects, leading to a
lopsided and incomplete development of the individual and society. The children
are mechanically programmed with information, knowledge and skills that meet
only the requirements of the dominant social, religious, economic and
technological structures within which they live.
The central feature
of such education is a win/lose paradigm of competition, arising from the mistaken
assumption that you can gain anything in life only by making everyone else
lose. Also, there is an overemphasis on rational modes of learning in most
mainstream educational institutions. The products of this type of utilitarian
education become mere employable cogs in the massive machinery of a society
that is driven mostly by economic considerations. This approach has resulted in
humanity losing the intuitive and spiritual connection with the living Earth
Gaia Spirit Foundation aims to
promote a deeper creative, intuitive, spiritual and
integral learning process that includes mind, body, spirit, and all aspects of
our experience as human beings on Earth, for manifesting our infinite
and Holistic Healing/Medicine
medicine, with its techno-mechanistic curative approach, though useful in
medical emergencies and in managing chronic diseases to some extent, often ends
up producing more dangerous side-effects than the diseases it tries to cure. It
is also controlled by the profit-oriented pharmaceutical industry.
holistic healing systems have emerged to counter this trend. Many of these
healing methodologies had existed as aspects of ancient indigenous medicine,
all over the world. The holistic approach takes into account the roles of the
mind, body and spirit in the cure and prevention of diseases, along with
maintaining a lifestyle that helps to create lasting health.
Gaia Spirit Foundation
aims to promote and support both cutting-edge research and practice in the alternative
and holistic modes of healing such as Ayurveda, Homoepathy, Siddha, Yoga,
energy healing, spiritual healing, ecological healing and many other indigenous
ways of medicine. The foundation will help to develop scientific medical
methods also, which are in harmony with the ecological web of life and Gaia
The Integration of Science and Spirituality
fanatic proponents of scientific rational materialism dismiss everything
connected to intuitive and spiritual experiences as unreal woo. On the other
hand, the conventional religious and spiritual fundamentalists who oppose the
rational view claim that the material world is an illusion that prevents our
ascension to heavenly realms.
extreme materialist and spiritualist perspectives are the result of the
subject/object duality and the false mind/body split. We have to go beyond the
artificial spiritual/scientific division, towards the realization that the
‘inner’ reality and what we brand as the ‘outer’ reality are, in fact,
interconnected aspects of the same integral Ultimate Reality. We need spiritual
inner technology and scientific technology that evolves in harmony with the
Earth’s web of life and the spiritual intuitive dimensions. Gaia Spirit
Foundation endeavors to foster the integration of science and spirituality for
an integral evolution of humanity and the living Earth.