The Dynamic Power of the Breath – Online
with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500
October 30 - 31, 2021
The yogic science of pranayama, or breath control, is a powerful key to a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life. Experience techniques that can energize, detoxify, rejuvenate, and relax the body, while bringing balance, focus, and calm to the mind. Learn how the dormant subtle energy within can be awakened, leading to profound spiritual awareness. All this is possible simply by working with the breath.
We will explore pranayama theory and techniques, and learn how to deepen and develop an ongoing practice.
- Pranayama and health
- Pranic healing visualization
- Prana (energy) and the mind
- Pranayama and meditation
- Prana and the subtle body
- Pranayama and spiritual awakening
These ancient, classical teachings enhance our physical and mental wellbeing, equip us to skillfully deal with life’s challenges, and enable us to realize our highest potential. Immerse yourself for a weekend and emerge with a practice that will sustain you for years to come.
Live sessions with Swami Karunananda on Saturday and Sunday at 11 am–1 pm and 3–5 pm ET.
You will have access to the video recordings for 8 weeks after the program ends, until December 26.
In addition, you will have access to the Ashram’s Live Hatha Yoga classes at 5 pm ET, recorded Ashram meditations, and inspiring talks with Sri Swami Satchidananda. You will also have access to an online social community to connect and communicate with other participants about this course.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 8 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The integration of theory and practice and the balance set was bizarrely perfect. Swami Karunananda was absorbing, extraordinarily attentive, and a joy to listen to and practice with. — Nina
My life has changed from doing a pranayama workshop with Swami Karunananda. I cannot thank her enough. I have never missed a day and have had so many healing benefits since. I have transformed. — Barbara “Prema” Brown
One of the best designed courses and delivered with clear attention to details. Teacher is a yogi herself with around 40 years of experience. All the questions were answered to satisfaction. — Pavankumar
What a privilege to be taught by Swami Karunananda. Her depth of experience and clear teachings finally got me the understanding of pranayama that I have not been able to find in a long search. She is a master able to teach beginners at a level we can understand. I can do my practice now knowing I am doing it properly. — Atma Devi
Swami Karunananda has had 50 years’ experience teaching all aspects of Yoga. She designed and conducts teacher training programs in Raja Yoga and in Meditation. She served as president of Satchidananda Ashram in California and in Virginia, and as director of the San Francisco and Santa Barbara Integral Yoga Institutes. She compiled and edited The Lotus Prayer Book and Enlightening Tales as told by Sri Swami Satchidananda. Her book, Awakening: Aspiration to Realization through Integral Yoga, makes the Yoga teachings accessible and provides inspiration and guidance for the spiritual journey.
Learn more about Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500