Swami KarunanandaE-RYT 500
Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500, has taught Yoga for fifty years. Today, she specializes in programs that focus on Raja Yoga, meditation, pranayama, and personal transformation. In 1989, she developed the Integral Yoga Teacher Training program in Raja Yoga and, in 1991, in Meditation, and has conducted training for students since then. She is featured in the interfaith documentary, With One Voice. She compiled the Lotus Prayer Book, consisting of prayers from various faiths, and Enlightening Tales as told by Sri Swami Satchidananda. She contributed to The Breath of Life: Integral Yoga Pranayama. Her book, Awakening: Aspiration to Realization Through Integral Yoga, provides guidance for the spiritual path. Swami Karunananda served as president of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville in Virginia and in California and as director of the Integral Yoga Institutes in San Francisco and Santa Barbara. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees and Spiritual Life Board at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, Virginia.
- Thursday, May 26 2022
- 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
- Sliding Scale $0, $18, $36
Spiritual Preparation: Integral Yoga End-of-Life Project
The best preparation for one’s final transition is a life well-lived. Spiritually, we can equip ourselves with proper understanding of the nature of existence, that the world is defined by impermanence, and that all things are passing. Based on this understanding, we can learn how to release attachments by coming into the right relationship with our bodies, possessions, people, and ideas. In the midst of constant change, we can cultivate a greater awareness of the unchanging Spirit within and around us. By daily practice of prayer and meditation, asana, and pranayama, we can realize that the body is the vehicle for who we are in truth. Thus, by applying principles and practices of Jnana Yoga, Raja Yoga, and Bhakti Yoga, we can face that final journey gently and peacefully, with courage and grace.
The Integral Yoga End-of-Life Project Workshops
Spiritual Guidance and Practical Advice
Six workshops, monthly from May through October 2022
All hosted by Karuna Kreps and Chandra/Jo Sgammato and featuring special workshop presenters
At every age but especially in our later years, each of us must address death in all of its manifestations—releasing attachments to this life, disposing of our bodies and belongings, and helping our loved ones cope with their losses. The Integral Yoga End-of-Life Project honors this journey by providing an array of spiritual guidance and practical advice on a topic we may have avoided but that is inevitable. Discover and implement the ideas of six unique, new workshops from Integral Yoga to save your family and friends from these daunting obligations and to prepare and liberate yourself to enjoy the rest of your life.
These workshops are based on the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda and taught by his senior students. The companion website, yogicendoflife.org, is an offering built by one of the first Integral Yogis, Karuna Kreps. It provides clear and even inspiring advice and resources to help you make this experience easeful and, maybe even, joyful. Rather than seeing death as frightening and sad, we can embrace liberation from the human form to return to our eternal cosmic consciousness.
This is an online program. You’ll need to download Zoom to attend. Please see your purchase confirmation for the Zoom link.