Application Deadline

Jan. 14, 2021

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Raja Yoga Teacher Training

with Swami Karunananda and Swami Priyaananda
Price: $1,750.00
Pay in full by Dec. 28, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices

Revised Dates:
Module 1 (6 weeks): Jan. 26–Mar. 6, 2021
4-week break
Module 2 (6 weeks): Apr. 6–May 15, 2021
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

For Yoga teachers and health professionals

Enrich your teaching and personal practice with Raja Yoga – Online, the science of meditation based on self-mastery. Raja Yoga presents the philosophy and psychology of Yoga in a systematic way, guiding one to greater peace and balance in life and spiritual realization.

The entire world is yearning for peace. The one enduring solution is to experience peace in our own hearts and then express it in our lives. Raja Yoga provides a comprehensive approach to attain that goal that addresses all aspects of life: physical, mental, social, and spiritual. It is a pathway to freedom from all sorrow, suffering, and delusion. It is a means to actualize your inner potential for greater health, happiness, and fulfillment in life.

Raja Yoga Teacher Training – Online provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in these subtle and profound teachings and learn how to skillfully share them with others.

The curriculum includes:

  • An in-depth exploration of the Yoga Sutras
  • Instructions on how to incorporate the teachings into daily life
  • Opportunities to deepen your Hatha Yoga, pranayama, and meditation practice
  • Training in answering questions and leading discussions
  • Syllabus for teaching a seven-week Raja Yoga course


  • Tuesdays 6–9 pm
  • Thursdays 6–9 pm
  • Saturdays 11 am–1 pm and 3–6 pm Eastern Time

The main program sessions are live and all sessions are in Eastern Time. Attendance at live sessions is required. The live sessions will be recorded and the recordings are usually posted within one day for program participants to review.

Training Information

Daily meditation practice for at least six months and a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification that includes an introductory Raja Yoga course.

A strong internet connection is needed to take this course.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

Program offers Integral Yoga 300-hour credits


Swami Karunananda is a master of the subject matter… She is a living example of how to walk the path of Raja Yoga. — Past Participant

Swami Karunananda really inspires with her deep, intricate knowledge of the Yoga Sutras and with her experience in controlling the mind. She helped me see how I could become more committed to controlling my own mind. — Heather Nolen

Whenever taking a course with Swami Karunananda, you know you are in the presence of a master teacher. In addition to the excellence of the content, something is transmitted which is almost beyond words, including her deep commitment to the teachings and students, her deep love and compassion. I’m very grateful for all the wisdom she imparts. — M. Sraddha Cole


  • 1

    Welcome !!

    • Student Walkthrough – How to Navigate this Course

    • Welcome to Raja Yoga Teacher Training

    • Faculty Bios

    • Raja Yoga Community Page

    • General Resources and Assistance

    • LIVE – Satsang with talk by Special Guest 7:30–9:30 pm ET — Join us on Saturday

  • 2

    Course Resources

    • Student Schedule - 1st Semester - Jan. 26–Mar. 6

    • Contact List

    • Faculty Hours

    • Buddy Groups

    • Yoga Sutras Reading

    • All Course Handouts

  • 3

    Sadhana Practices and Resources

    • Sadhana Chart & Spiritual Journal

    • 30-Minute Chant Sheet

    • Regular Meditation Video

    • Integral Yoga® Hatha Video Library

    • Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) with Sri Swami Satchidananda

    • Additional Sadhana Resources

  • 4

    WEEK 1 — JAN. 26–30 | Schedule, Homework, and Materials

    • Schedule, Homework, and Materials

    • Weekly Sadhana Requirements

    • LIVE – Satsang with talk by Special Guest 7:30–9:30 pm ET — Join us on Saturday

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    Day 1 | Tuesday, Jan. 26

    • Daily Schedule and Materials

    • RECORDING – Raja Yoga Teacher Training Session, 01/26 – 6–9 pm ET

    • Homework #1

    • Homework #2

  • 6

    Day 2 | Thursday, Jan. 28

    • Daily Schedule and Materials

    • LIVE – Training Session – 6–9 pm ET

    • Homework #1

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    Day 3 | Saturday, Jan. 30

    • Daily Schedule and Materials

    • LIVE – Morning Training Session – 11 am–1 pm ET

    • Lunch Talk

    • LIVE – Afternoon Training Session – 3–6 pm ET

    • Homework #1

    • Homework #2


Senior Sannyasi, E-RYT 500

Swami Karunananda

Swami Karunananda, is a senior disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda. In 1975, she was ordained as a monk into the Holy Order of Sannyas. She has been teaching all aspects of Yoga since 1971, and specializes now in workshops, retreats, and teacher training programs that focus on the science of meditation, the philosophy of Yoga, personal transformation, and Yoga breathing techniques for better health and wellbeing. In 1989, she developed and has taught, the Integral Yoga® Teacher Training programs in Raja Yoga and in Meditation.

Swami Karunananda served as president of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville in Virginia and in California, as well as director of the Integral Yoga Institutes in San Francisco and in Santa Barbara. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees, and as the chairperson of the Spiritual Life Board at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, VA.

Interested in fostering interfaith understanding and harmony, she is featured in the interfaith documentary entitled, With One Voice. She also compiled and edited the Lotus Prayer Book, a collection of prayers from various faith traditions, and Enlightening Tales as told by Sri Swami Satchidananda. She served as contributing editor for The Breath of Life: Integral Yoga Pranayama, as well as a senior writer for the Integral Yoga Magazine. A publication of hers, Awakening: Aspiration to Realization Through Integral Yoga, describes the spiritual path and provides guidance for the journey.

Senior Sannyasi, E-RYT 500

Swami Priyaananda

Swami Priyaananda is a senior disciple of Swami Satchidananda with thirty years of experience in the practice of Integral Yoga. She served in the Integral Yoga Health Services division and the Distribution Department at Satchidananda Ashram in Connecticut, as well as Executive Secretary and Coordinator of the Living Yoga Training program at the Ashram in Virginia. Currently, she is Vice President of the Office of Spiritual Development and Manager of Satchidananda Archives.

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During this Raja Yoga training, you will study the Yoga Sutras, apply these powerful teachings to your daily life, and learn how you can skillfully share these subtle concepts with your students.