The Ashram is open for pre-registered program and training participants. No drop in guests or day visits at this time. | Fall Update | Health Protocols


This is a past program

View Upcoming Workshops

  • $150.00 – Program Price

Date & Time Details: Live sessions with Swami Karunananda
Saturday, Oct. 30
11 am–1 pm and 3–5 pm

Sunday, Oct. 31
11 am–1 pm and 3–5 pm

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 Oct. 29

Financial Aid: Financial Aid is available.
Fill out and return the form below to

Finanical Aid Application for Online Workshop


Email us about program

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. 

Topics include:

  • 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


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, E-RYT 500
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

Sign Up to Receive Our Newsletter!

©2023 Satchidananda Ashram - Yogaville Inc
All Rights Reserved.