Raja Yoga Teacher Training

About This Event

For Yoga teachers and health professionals.

Enrich your teaching and personal practice with Raja Yoga, the science of meditation and spiritual realization. During this training, you will study the Yoga Sutras, apply these powerful teachings to your daily life, and learn how you can skillfully share these subtle concepts with your students.

Raja Yoga provides us a guide to freedom from worldly suffering and delusion. It explores the nature of suffering from philosophical and practical perspectives and presents a clear, structured path to spiritual liberation. This training is for Yoga teachers who wish to deepen their understanding and experience of the broad and profound benefits of Yoga.

Curriculum includes:

An in-depth exploration of the Yoga Sutras

Instructions to incorporate these teachings into daily life

Opportunities to deepen your Hatha Yoga, pranayama, and meditation practice

Training in answering questions and leading group discussions

A syllabus for teaching a six-week Raja Yoga course

Training Information

Prerequisites

Any 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification that includes an introductory Raja Yoga course and an ongoing daily meditation practice for at least six months.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 165 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 (contact info blocked).

Integral Yoga 300-hour: 165 hours towards RYT 500 designation

Yoga Therapy: Approximately 165 hours. This is one of the required modules to become certified as an Integral Yoga Therapist

 

Testimonials

Swami Karunananda is a master of the subject matter…  she is a living example of how to walk the path of Raja Yoga. — Past Participant

Swami Karunananda really inspires with her deep, intricate knowledge of the Yoga Sutras and with her experience in controlling the mind. She helped me see how I could become more committed to controlling my own mind. — Heather Nolen

Whenever taking a course with Swami Karunananda, you know you are in the presence of a master teacher. In addition to the excellence of the content, something is transmitted which is almost beyond words, including her deep commitment to the teachings and students, her deep love and compassion. I’m very grateful for all the wisdom she imparts. — M. Sraddha Cole

Venue Highlights

Yogaville is home to the Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS). The LOTUS is a unique temple dedicated to interfaith understanding and the Light within all faiths. Individual altars represent and honor the different world faiths and spiritual paths. The vision, design and inspiration of Sri Swami Satchidananda, LOTUS was dedicated in 1986. It demonstrates, “Truth is One, Paths are Many.” In the peaceful countryside of Virginia, the doors of LOTUS are open to welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs.

Accommodations

The all-inclusive prices of our accommodations provides you with three delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals daily, meditation, and Hatha Yoga classes in addition to other activities.

Dormitory
The most popular accommodations we have are Dormitory Accommodations – shared room and shared bath. We have two dormitories, Vivekananda Vihar and Ramalinga Nilayam, which are centrally heated and air-conditioned and convenient to meals and programs.

Lotus Guest House (Private Room)
Each room in our six unit guest house is equipped with a small refrigerator, queen size bed and full bath. Each room in our nine unit guest house is equipped with a queen sized bed and full bath, and no refrigerator.

Tenting
Set off in a quiet, wooded area adjacent to the Lotus Guest Houses are twelve campsites. Campers have use of the bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities nearby Vivekananda Vihar dormitory. Camping is available from March 15th to December 1st.

Amenities

  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Organic, vegetarian/vegan food
Labeled ingredients
Lacto-vegetarian
Gluten-free and vegan options
Salad bar
Large herbal tea selection
Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe

Directions

Yogaville offers transportation from the airport, train and bus stations in Charlottesville, VA. If you are driving Google Maps has reliable turn-by-turn directions.

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