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 guidance for the spiritual path.
Swami Karunananda served as president of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville in Virginia and in California and as director of the Integral Yoga Institutes in San Francisco and Santa Barbara. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees and Spiritual Life Board at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, Virginia.
Events with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500
May 26 - October 27, 2022
May 26, June 26, July 19, August 6, Sept. 17, and Oct. 27 At every age, but especially in our later years, each of us must address death in all of its manifestations—by releasing attachments to this life, disposing of our bodies and belongings, and helping our loved ones cope with their losses. The Integral Yoga End-of-Life Series honors this journey by providing an array of spiritual guidance and practical advice on a topic we may have avoided but that is inevitable. Discover and implement the ideas presented in six unique workshops to save your family and friends from these…
April 11 - November 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…