Raja Yoga Teacher Training

Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500
Price: $1850.00

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 provides practical insights and proven methods to deal with modern challenges. 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


Live sessions scheduled in Eastern Time

Tuesdays 6–9 pm 

Thursdays 6–9 pm 

Saturdays 11 am–1 pm and 3–6 pm

Part 1: April 11–May 20, 2023

Part 2: Oct. 3–Nov. 11, 2023

A course break will be observed between Parts 1 and 2.

Attendance at live sessions is required for certification. The live sessions will be recorded and the recordings are usually posted within one day for program participants to review. Recordings will be available for review for 6 months after the program ends, until May 11, 2024. 

Students will be asked to keep their cameras on during the live online sessions.


Training Information

Prerequisites
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 IAYT-APPROVAL-MARK


Testimonials

Swami Karunananda is an exceptional teacher. Her knowledge of this material and the way that she shares it with us seems so natural. Every lesson is planned down to the last detail. Her teaching style is impeccable. She takes the subtle and sublime aspects of the teachings of Raja Yoga and makes it so accessible.  Every time she shares a story it is perfectly placed. Each time she shares an experience or memory with Sri Gurudev it makes me smile and my heart sings. I absolutely find myself going so deep into the teachings when I listen to her sharing them. She is filled with grace, beauty, wisdom, knowledge and love. I am grateful beyond words to have shared this experience with her. — Joni Giconi

Swami Karunananda has the ability to make the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali accessible to everyone. She skillfully repeats the concepts many times, so everyone is able to understand and remember them. She uses her personal stories and analogies, which make her lectures so inspiring. Thank you. — Bhakti Cinzia Parma

It was a very transformative experience! This course gave all of us practical ways to live Yoga in everyday life, and showed us how to impart these teachings onto our students. This was so much more than a teacher training. Thank you! — Leila Hegazy

Swami Karunananda is indeed a master teacher. Her passion and heartfelt willingness to impart her knowledge and wisdom about the philosophy of Yoga in general and the Sutras in particular has been such an inspiration for me. — Susheela-Sylvia Villarreal

Presenter

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.

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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.