• May 30, 2017 - June 11, 2017
  • Tuition: $1450.00
  • Lodging: $590.00 to $1430.00
  • Deposit: $400.00
  • $100.00 Early bird discount until March 01, 2017


with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

Questions? 434.969.3121 x153 • IYacademy@yogaville.org


Swami Satchidananda said: “Meditation is the most important practice. Most of our problems in life would be solved if we meditated regularly.” Why? Because our whole experience of life is based on the condition of the mind, and meditation enables us to understand and gain mastery over the mind. As the mind becomes stronger, clearer, and calmer, we experience greater efficiency, harmony, and balance as we move through life. Because of the mind-body connection, our health improves as well. Ultimately, we are able to transcend the mind and realize our true nature, a state of supreme peace and joy—free of all sorrow, fear, and delusion.

Meditation Teacher Training will show you how to deepen your own meditation practice and how to guide others establishing a practice of their own. The curriculum includes:

  • Theory of meditation
  • Principal techniques of meditation, including mantra, witnessing, Self-inquiry, visualization, and prayer
  • Relationship of asana and pranayama to meditation
  • Overcoming obstacles to meditation practice
  • Integrating meditation into daily life
  • Leading guided meditations

You will develop a personal practice plan and will emerge with the knowledge, skill, and confidence to teach a six-week course, as well as comprehensive meditation workshops. In a world that is so much in need of peace, meditation is a time-honored practice that will empower you—and your students—to discover the peace within.

Prerequisites: The course is available to certified Yoga instructors of all traditions, who have had a regular daily meditation practice for at least six months. We recommend that all students not trained through Integral Yoga (IY) familiarize themselves with the IY method of teaching Hatha Yoga by taking classes at an IY Institute or from an IY teacher.

Information on Integral Yoga teachers in your area can be obtained from the online Teachers Directory at www.integralyoga.org/directory or by contacting the Integral Yoga Teachers Association at 434.969.3121, ext. 177.

If live classes are not possible, you may purchase and practice with the DVD Yoga with a Master from the Integral Yoga Multimedia Centre (Shakticom) at www.shakticom.org Tel: 434.969.1347. Also recommended is the Guided Relaxation CD by Sri Swami Satchidananda.

Continuing Education

Although we do not yet offer formal Continuing Education Units, the IYTA can provide a CE certificate that documents your attendance and the number of hours your program includes.

  • Contact hours: Approximately 104
  • Total training hours: Approximately 104

More Information

*If taking Meditation Teacher Training and Integral Yoga Pranayama Teacher Training in succession, you will receive a 10% discount on both programs.

Registration begins at 10 am
Program begins at 2:30 pm and ends at 2 pm

About the Instructor

karaunananda-meditation-ttSwami 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 in 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, 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 newly released publication of hers, Awakening: Aspiration to Realization through Integral Yoga, describes the spiritual path and provides guidance for the journey.