Integral Yoga Pranayama TT – Application 2017

Integral Yoga Pranayama TT
June 12, 2017 – June 15, 2017

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Greetings of Peace from Yogaville!

Thank you for your interest in our Integral Yoga Pranayama TT. For more than forty years, students from all over the world have come to participate in our residential training programs. This letter contains the program’s curriculum and daily schedule, as well as information about accommodations and an application form.

If you have any questions or need more information after reading this material, feel free to contact us.

In Pranayama Teacher Training, you will explore the yogic science of the breath. Breath is the link between the body and the mind; by regulating the breath, you can energize, strengthen, detoxify, and relax the body. There are methods to calm, balance, and focus the mind, and pranayama is the best preparation for meditation, as well as an effective way to deal with stress. Through regular practice, the dormant subtle energy within is released, leading to spiritual awakening.

In this program, you will:

  • Learn how to refine, deepen, and develop your own practice and how to teach others to do the same
  • Examine, in depth, pranayama theory and the various techniques, including: Deergha Swaasam (3-part deep breath); Naadi Suddhi and Sukha Purvaka (alternate nostril breaths); Kapaalabhaati and Bastrika (rapid breaths); Sitali and Sitkaari (cooling breaths); Brahmari (humming breath); and Ujjayi (hissing breath)
  • Learn how to perform the various bandhas (locks) and how to incorporate them into your practice

What Makes Integral Yoga Unique?

Integral Yoga is a complete science that cultivates and maintains the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of the individual. The non-competitive approach and meditative exploration of the Integral Yoga practices create an indrawn awareness that allows each student to reconnect with deeper and more subtle aspects of being.

Our comprehensive certification programs provide a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, an appreciation for nurturing a personal practice, and the skills to become a knowledgeable and professional Yoga teacher. The Integral Yoga training process fosters the teacher’s sensitivities to help them create a safe environment for their students, an environment that allows students to realize their potential, enhance their self-respect, and learn to be of greater service to others.

Why A Residential Program?

The most effective teaching comes from direct experience. Our residential programs are designed to offer you the experience of living the teachings of Yoga and to provide the necessary tools that will enable you to pass these great teachings on to others.

During your stay, you will immerse yourself in the yogic lifestyle and transform your body, mind, and spirit. Our residential programs offer a supportive and nurturing environment for practice and study away from the distractions of everyday life.

Program Dates

The program begins on June 12, 2017, starting with registration at 2 pm and programming at 4 pm and ending on Thursday June 15, 2017, at 3 pm.

Daily Schedule

The daily schedule is very full; it is designed to help you fully realize the benefits of the Yoga practices and to provide the optimum environment for studying and learning. Each day begins with meditation at 6 am, followed by a Hatha Yoga class. During the day, you will have training courses, workshops, practice sessions, a noon meditation at the beautiful Light Of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS), and some free time. This schedule covers six days and five nights a week. You are expected to stay at the Ashram during the entire time to successfully complete the program.


The curriculum includes the following:

  • Pranayama Theory and Techniques
  • Pranayama and Health
  • Pranic Healing Visualization
  • Dealing with Stress
  • Pranayama and Meditation
  • Prana and the Subtle Body
  • Pranayama and Spiritual Awakening

These ancient, classical teachings are a proven, potent support to help us deal with modern challenges. If we know how to breathe properly, the quality of our life will be enhanced. Awareness and regulation of the breath can help us to move through life more easefully, peacefully, skillfully, and joyfully.


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 had over 40 years’ experience teaching all aspects of Yoga 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. She developed, and for 25 years 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 Santa Barbara. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees and as the Chairperson of the Spiritual Life Board at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville in Virginia.

Interested in fostering interfaith understanding and harmony, Swami Karunananda 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 and also as a senior writer for the Integral Yoga Magazine. A newly released publication of hers, Awakening: Aspiration to Realization through Integral Yoga, describes the spiritual path and provides guidance for the journey.


Completion of an Integral Yoga Teacher Training program, e.g., Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Stress Management, or Raja Yoga.


At the end of the course, graduates receive a diploma certifying them to teach Integral Yoga Pranayama. Integral Yoga is a registered school of the Yoga Alliance, a voluntary alliance of organizations and teachers dedicated to upholding the integrity of Yoga, establishing voluntary national standards for Yoga teachers, and providing support for Yoga professionals in the United States.

Integral Yoga may award 18 hours towards Yoga Alliance registration with the completion of this course.


Attendance is required for all sessions—from the program orientation on the first day through the coursework on the last day.  This requirement includes all morning and afternoon practices of Hatha Yoga and meditation.


You will enjoy three healthy vegetarian meals daily, served buffet style and with a salad bar. The diet includes simple, deliciously prepared fresh vegetables, whole grains, legumes, tofu, and some dairy. No meat, fish, or eggs are served.


Accommodation choices vary and include dormitory with shared bath, private room with shared bath, and private room with private bath. You can also bring a tent and camp at one of our tent sites.

If you choose dorm accommodation, you will board in our modern dormitory, Vivekananda Vihar, conveniently located near classrooms and the meditation and dining halls. Men and women are housed separately. We have rooms that accommodate up to six people. Generally, we are able to arrange accommodations so that the smaller rooms house two or three people and the larger rooms house four or five people. Private rooms are available at an additional price.  

Please keep in mind that private rooms are limited. If a private room is your accommodation choice, we recommend that you secure your reservation by applying early, especially during the summer season.

Course Costs

The tuition for this course is $395.00. The prices for our various accommodations are as follows:

  • Tent site: $150.00
  • Dormitory/shared bath: $225.00
  • Private room/shared bath: $300.00
  • Private room/private bath: $360.00

Because of the rigorous daily schedule, we are unable to grant any work scholarships in lieu of payment for the course. Also, we are not able to accommodate children.


The following additional discounts are available:

  • International 10%
  • Senior Citizen 10%
  • Student Discount 10%
  • Service members and Veterans 10%

Please note: There is a 20% discount limit per application.

An Early Bird discount of $100 is offered for a full payment by March 14, 2017

If you are employed by an Integral Yoga Institute, please check with your IYI manager for details regarding a discount for this program.

Financial Aid

Limited partial scholarships are available for students who can demonstrate financial need. Those wanting aid must submit a scholarship application with the training application. Please contact the Teacher Training Administrator for further details and a scholarship application.

To Apply

To submit an electronic application, visit the Teacher Training section of Alternatively, you can download, complete, and mail or fax a paper application. Please submit your application, health form, and a $100 non-refundable application fee by 5/13/2017 to:

Teacher Training Administrator

Satchidananda Ashram—Yogaville

108 Yogaville Way

Buckingham, VA 23921

Fax: 434.969.1303

When your application is received, you will be contacted for additional information. Upon approval, you will receive an acceptance letter with detailed information on what to bring, travel directions, Ashram lifestyle, and accommodations. Upon acceptance, a $400 deposit is required to secure your space; the deposit is due within one week of acceptance.

Late Registration

In order for your application to be considered, please submit it no later than 5/13/2017, with full payment enclosed.  After this date, please check with Teacher Training Administration for availability before applying.


If you cancel 45 days or more prior to the first day of the training, you will receive a refund less $150.  If you cancel between 30 and 45 days prior to the first day, you will receive a refund less $300.  If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the start date, you will receive a refund less $500.  

You may transfer the amount paid (less a $25 transfer fee) to another program within a 12-month period.  

No refund will be given after the start of the program.

Further Information

Registration begins Monday at 2 pm
Program begins Monday at 4 pm and ends Thursday at 3 pm

Please direct questions about the course to the Teacher Training Department at 434.969.3121, ext. 153, or [email protected]  Please direct questions concerning accommodations, travel arrangements, and payment to the Ashram Reservation Center (ARC); Tel: 1.800.858.9642 or 434.969.2048; email: [email protected]

Thank you for your interest in this Integral Yoga Teacher Training program.  We are enclosing an application form, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Ever Yours in Yoga,

Radha Coakley
Teacher Training Administration
434-969-3121 ext. 153
e-mail:[email protected]

Sita Rose
Teacher Training Administration
Tel: 434.969.3121, ext.139
e-mail: [email protected]

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