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Pay in full by Mar 12, 2023 and get $100.00 off listed price.
  • $1,850.00 – Program Price

Date & Time Details: Part 1: Apr. 11–May 20, 2023
Part 2: Oct. 3–Nov. 11, 2023

Tuesdays: 6–9 pm
Thursdays: 6–9 pm
Saturdays: 11 am–1 pm and 3–6 pm

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Live Event: The main program sessions are live and all sessions are in ET. Attendance is required during all Live sessions for certification. Students will be asked to keep their cameras on during the Zoom Sessions. The live sessions will be recorded and posted to the Online Programs access page if you wish to review any sessions. Recordings* are usually posted within one day and are available to program participants and presenter(s) only.
*You will have access to the video recordings for 6 months after the program ends.

Registration: Please apply by Mar. 28, 2023
Payment in full is due by Apr. 4, 2023

Credits: Program offers Integral Yoga 300-hour credits IAYT-APPROVAL-MARK

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Raja Yoga Teacher Training – Online

with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

April 11 - November 11, 2023

Part 1: April 11–May 20, 2023
Part 2: Oct. 3–Nov. 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.

Training Information

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


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, E-RYT 500
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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