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with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

Registration begins Friday 4:00 PM, Program begins Friday 8:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM


The science of Raja Yoga offers a comprehensive approach for purifying, strengthening, and harmonizing all aspects of the individual, so the body is easeful (not dis-easeful), the mind peaceful, and the life useful. It is a path to higher consciousness based on self-mastery. It offers teachings and techniques that enable one to maintain equanimity during times of difficulty and, ultimately, realize the Supreme Peace and Joy that is our true nature.

During the intensive, we will explore The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the classical text on Raja Yoga, and learn how to apply these great teachings in life. Topics covered will include:

  • Yoga Philosophy: “The Mystery and Mastery of the Mind”
  • Yoga Technology: “Practice and Non-Attachment”
  • Ashtanga Yoga: “Eight Keys to Peace”
  • Overcoming Obstacles: “Making the Teachings Work for You”

Along with lectures, discussions, and guided exercises, there will be daily sessions for meditation, Hatha Yoga and pranayama. There will also be an opportunity to design a personal practice plan, so you can effectively incorporate what you have learned once you return home. Come and join us for a wonderful weekend of discovery that will provide you with tools to transform your life.


Raja Yoga Intensive

Swami Karunananda has had over 40 years’ experience teaching all aspects of Yoga. She designed and conducts teacher training programs in Raja Yoga and in Meditation. She served as President of Satchidananda Ashram in California and in Virginia, and as Director of the San Francisco and Santa Barbara Integral Yoga Institutes. She compiled and edited The Lotus Prayer Book and Enlightening Tales as told by Sri Swami Satchidananda. A new book of her writings called, “Awakening: Aspiration to Realization through Integral Yoga” was recently released.

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