Raja Yoga Online – Starting January

Raja Yoga Teacher Training Online

January 26 – May 15, 2021
Taught by Swami Karunananda and Swami Priyaananda

Enrich your teaching and personal practice with Raja Yoga, 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

This training is open to:

  • Yoga teachers
  • Health care professionals


  • Daily meditation practice for at least six months
  • 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification that included an introduction to Raja Yoga


  • $1750 (save $100 when you pay in full by December 28, 2020)


January 26 – March 6 and April 6 – May 15, 2020

Tuesdays and Thursdays • 6:00–9:00p.m. E.T.
Saturdays • 11:00a.m.–1:00p.m. and 3:00–6:00p.m. E.T.

Attendance at all live sessions is required.

Certification and Continuing Education Credits

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* This training is being hosted by the Integral Yoga Academy at Yogaville.

Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500, 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 subsequently taught, the Integral Yoga® Teacher Training programs in Raja Yoga and 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.

Swami Priyaananda, E-RYT 500, 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.




Integral Yoga Institute offers 500 hours of training in two segments, 200 hours and 300 hours, permitting teachers who graduate to become either an RYT 200 or an RYT 500, depending on the level of training completed. Our 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training program can be customized to fit your individual interests. You may select from our many graduate-level Yoga Teacher Training programs.
Raja Yoga training is a required core module in the 800-hour Integral Yoga Therapy Certification program.

Open House for Yoga Therapy Certification
January 16, 2021 • 3:00–4:00p.m. EST

Raja Yoga Overview

With Swami Vidyananda


Call 212-929-0585, ext. 16

E-mail TeacherTraining@iyiny.org

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“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

“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.”
— Sraddha

Cancellation Policy

Deposit is nonrefundable. No refunds once the program begins.