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Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

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 in California, as well as director of the Integral Yoga Institutes in San Francisco and in Santa Barbara. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees, and as the chairperson of the Spiritual Life Board at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, VA.

Interested in fostering interfaith understanding and harmony, she is featured in the interfaith documentary entitled, With One Voice. She also compiled and edited the Lotus Prayer Book, a collection of prayers from various faith traditions, and Enlightening Tales as told by Sri Swami Satchidananda. She served as contributing editor for The Breath of Life: Integral Yoga Pranayama, as well as a senior writer for the Integral Yoga Magazine. A publication of hers, Awakening: Aspiration to Realization Through Integral Yoga, describes the spiritual path and provides guidance for the journey.

Events with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training – Fall
October 20, 2019

The 200-hour Integral Yoga® Teacher Training at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville provides a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, a space for nurturing your own practice, and the skills necessary to become a knowledgeable Yoga teacher. This comprehensive Yoga teacher certification is a month-long residential program consisting of over 200 class hours. You will learn to teach each portion of the Integral Yoga Level I class, including asanas (Yoga poses), deep relaxation, pranayama (breathing practices), chanting, and meditation. Additionally, you will explore: Classes in the vegetarian diet Instruction in basic anatomy and physiology Chanting instruction—for personal practice and class settings Raja Yoga…

Transformation: Letting Go of Attachments and Making Changes
March 20, 2020

Feeling stuck in your habits, environments, or relationships? Wondering why you can’t let go? Now is the time to actualize your potential and realize your goals. Join Swami Karunananda to learn how to use yogic practices to make positive changes in your life. This weekend, you’ll explore: Affirmation Visualization Meditation Prayer Witnessing the mind Learn how an inability to forgive can be resolved and released. With every thought, word, and deed, we pave the way for liberation or greater bondage. Come join us to learn how to walk through life more peacefully, skillfully, and joyfully. Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities Yoga…

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