Weeklong Raja Yoga Retreat
with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500
March 27 - April 2, 2017
Raja Yoga is a pathway to liberation—to freedom from all sorrow, fear, delusion, and suffering. It explores the nature of suffering from philosophical and practical perspectives and explains how to overcome it. It shows the way to maintain equanimity when facing personal obstacles or dealing with global problems. Ultimately, the study and practice of Raja Yoga enables you to experience the highest spiritual realization and abide in peace and joy always.
This wisdom is beautifully presented in a comprehensive system that addresses all aspects of the individual—social, physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual.
Topics covered will include:
- The Nature of the Mind
- The Experience of Suffering
- Attachment vs Non-attachment
- Skill and Method in Spiritual Practice
- How to Overcome Obstacles
On this retreat, you will have a unique opportunity to dive deep into The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the classical text on Raja Yoga, and learn how to apply these teachings in your life. There will be daily, guided sessions devoted to meditation, Hatha Yoga, and pranayama, as well as lectures, discussions, guided exercises, journaling, and spiritual support sessions.
The centerpiece of the program is a day of meditative silence focused on the direct experience of these teachings. During the program, there will be opportunities to receive personal guidance, and at the end of the week, there will be a session for designing an individualized take-home plan for personal practice.
This program is open to all who wish to deepen their understanding and experience the broad and profound benefits Yoga has to offer. Retreat for one week, and return home recharged and equipped to make your life healthier, happier, with clear spiritual direction and focus.
Karunananda very concisely covered Yoga philosophy in a way that was fun, attainable, and immediately applicable to my life. I am hoping for more of these awe-inspiring Raja immersions in the future. — Ann G. Carroll
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 over 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…
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