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  • $108.00 – Program Price

Date & Time Details: Live sessions with Mataji
Tuesdays, Jan. 10, 17, and 24
7:30–9 pm ET

Live Event: The main program sessions are live and all sessions are in ET. The live sessions will be recorded and posted to the Online Programs access page if you are unable to join us live for that session. Recordings* are usually posted within one day and are available to program participants and presenter(s) only.
*You're welcome to turn off your camera if you don't wish your image to be recorded.

*You will have access to the video recordings for 8 weeks after the program ends.

Registration: Please register by 5 pm on Jan. 17
For those that register after the start of the program the 1st LIVE session will be available as a recording.

Financial Aid: Financial Aid is available.
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Equity Scholarship: Equity Scholarship Application

Lifetime Access: Lifetime access to this course is available for a $25.00 fee.

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See the Challenge, Be the Change – Online

with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji"

January 10 - 24, 2023

Tuesdays: Jan. 10, 17, and 24

At the beginning of each New Year, resolutions abound. But they don’t always equate to lasting change. This year, you are invited to see the challenge and be the change with the support and guidance of one rooted in the yogic teachings.

Swami Gurucharanananda, lovingly called Mataji, is a senior sannyasi (monk) and disciple of Swami Satchidananda. She is a guided meditation leader, Hatha Yoga teacher, inspiring speaker, Integral Yoga mentor, and private retreat guide.

In this weekly online program, Mataji will share her warmth and wisdom as she guides us to recognize the challenges in our lives and embody the change we wish to see. She will speak on the Integral Yoga teachings of faithfulness, the 3 D’s—discipline, devotion, and dedication—and how to “Adapt, Adjust, and Accommodate”.

Weekly Topics:

  • Week 1: What is the Challenge?
  • Week 2: The Effect of the Challenge on You
  • Week 3: Be the Change & How to Do It!

Live sessions with Mataji on Tuesdays from 7:30–9 pm ET. The first 60 min of the session will be on the weekly topic, followed by 30-min Q&A.

You will have access to the video recordings for 8 weeks after the program ends, until March 21, 2023.

In addition, you will have access to the recorded Integral Yoga Hatha classes and access to an online social community to connect and communicate with other participants about this course.


Being with Mataji is an experience of love. Her spoken words are filled with astounding knowledge and understanding. Mataji communicates directly to your heart. If your heart’s not open at the beginning of each session it will be open by the end—every time! — Michael Selzer

Mataji, as you know, is an incredibly wise and wonderful person. Sharing her energy, even via an online platform, is just lovely. Her insights and humor encourage me to grow in positive ways and keep coming back. Any time spent with Mataji is time well spent. Her vibration is so high, so good, so loving, and her wisdom and insight are invaluable for those of us on a spiritual path. — Clover

Mataji is incredibly knowledgeable on spiritual matters and she makes the knowledge accessible. Her stories make every aspect and concept relatable. I had very high expectations based on previous meditations with Mataji. These expectations were exceeded. Mataji makes even abstract concepts accessible. — Allen Reed


Swami Gurucharanananda “Mataji”
Swami Gurucharanananda, lovingly called Mataji, is a senior sannyasi (monk) and disciple of Gurudev, Sri Swami Satchidanandaji Maharaj. She lives at Yogaville and serves on the Sannyas Board. Mataji is a guided meditation leader and Hatha Yoga teacher, an inspiring speaker, Integral Yoga® mentor, and private retreat guide. She loves to offer pujas (worship service), read Sri Gurudev’s teachings at lunch, and play the violin as a wake-up call in the dorms! In 2014 she was awarded the Swami Satchidananda Lifetime Service Award. Mataji always has a loving, joy-filled smile ready for you!
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