• June 12-15, 2017
  • Tuition: $395.00
  • Lodging: $150.00 to $360.00


with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

pranayama-tt-650In Yoga, Breath is the link between the body and the mind. By regulating the breath with pranayama (Yoga breathing techniques), we can energize, strengthen, detoxify, and relax the body. Integral Yoga uses methods to calm, balance, and focus the mind. Through regular practice, the dormant subtle energy within is released, leading to spiritual awakening.

Prana is the vital energy or force that causes movement. atom, even the movement of thought—is caused by prana, the cosmic energy. Electricity is prana. Your breathing is prana. Your digestion is prana. The different functions have different names, but they are all the same current or force: prana.

You will:

  • Learn how to refine, deepen, and develop your own pranayama practice and how to teach others to do the same
  • Examine, in depth, pranayama theory and the various techniques
  • Learn how to perform the various bandhas (locks) and how to incorporate them in your practice

Topics covered will include:

  • Pranayama and Health
  • Pranic Healing Visualization
  • Dealing with Stress
  • Pranayama and Meditation
  • Spiritual Awakening

These ancient, classical teachings are a proven support to deal with modern challenges. Awareness and regulation of the breath can help you to move through life more easefully, peacefully, skillfully, and joyfully.

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

More Information

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

Registration begins Monday at 2 pm

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

About the Presenter

Swami Karunananda 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, 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 newly released publication of hers, Awakening: Aspiration to Realization through Integral Yoga, describes the spiritual path and provides guidance for the journey.