Raja Yoga Teacher Training – Online
with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500
April 11 - November 11, 2023
For Yoga teachers and health professionals
Enrich your teaching and personal practice with Raja Yoga – Online, 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 provides practical insights and proven methods to deal with modern challenges. 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
Live sessions scheduled in Eastern Time
Tuesdays 6–9 pm
Thursdays 6–9 pm
Saturdays 11 am–1 pm and 3–6 pm
Part 1: April 11–May 20, 2023
Part 2: Oct. 3–Nov. 11, 2023
A course break will be observed between Parts 1 and 2.
Attendance at live sessions is required for certification. The live sessions will be recorded and the recordings are usually posted within one day for program participants to review. Recordings will be available for review for 6 months after the program ends, until May 11, 2024.
Students will be asked to keep their cameras on during the live online sessions.
Daily meditation practice for at least six months and a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification that includes an introductory Raja Yoga course.
A strong and reliable internet connection is needed to take this course.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 165 contact hours.
You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email [email protected].
- Integral Yoga 300-hour: 165 hours towards RYT 500 designation
- Integral Yoga Therapy: This is one of the required modules to become certified as an Integral Yoga Therapist
- International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): Approved Professional Development (APD) course eligible for 82 hours of IAYT continuing education credits. (It is the students’ responsibility to request a certificate of completion and submit all required documents, hours, syllabus, etc. on the IAYT website.)
Swami Karunananda is an exceptional teacher. Her knowledge of this material and the way that she shares it with us seems so natural. Every lesson is planned down to the last detail. Her teaching style is impeccable. She takes the subtle and sublime aspects of the teachings of Raja Yoga and makes it so accessible. Every time she shares a story it is perfectly placed. Each time she shares an experience or memory with Sri Gurudev it makes me smile and my heart sings. I absolutely find myself going so deep into the teachings when I listen to her sharing them. She is filled with grace, beauty, wisdom, knowledge and love. I am grateful beyond words to have shared this experience with her. — Joni Giconi
Swami Karunananda has the ability to make the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali accessible to everyone. She skillfully repeats the concepts many times, so everyone is able to understand and remember them. She uses her personal stories and analogies, which make her lectures so inspiring. Thank you. — Bhakti Cinzia Parma
It was a very transformative experience! This course gave all of us practical ways to live Yoga in everyday life, and showed us how to impart these teachings onto our students. This was so much more than a teacher training. Thank you! — Leila Hegazy
Swami Karunananda is indeed a master teacher. Her passion and heartfelt willingness to impart her knowledge and wisdom about the philosophy of Yoga in general and the Sutras in particular has been such an inspiration for me. — Susheela-Sylvia Villarreal
Swami Karunananda has taught Yoga for 50 years. Today, she specializes in programs that focus on Raja Yoga, meditation, pranayama, and personal transformation. In 1989, she developed the Integral Yoga teacher training program in Raja Yoga and, in 1991, in Meditation, and has conducted training for students since then. She is featured in the interfaith documentary, With One Voice. She compiled the Lotus Prayer Book, consisting of prayers from various faiths, and Enlightening Tales as told by Sri Swami Satchidananda. She contributed to The Breath of Life: Integral Yoga Pranayama. Her book, Awakening: Aspiration to Realization Through Integral Yoga, provides…
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