Part I – June 28 – August 4
Part II – October 4 – November 10
Monday, Wednesday 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm PDT
Saturday 8:00 am -12:00 pm, 1:30 – 3:30 pm PDT
Sunday 9:30 am -12:30 pm PDT
Raja Yoga is a guidebook to happiness, peace of mind and self-transformation. Raja Yoga is the foundation of all branches of Yoga, and brings Yoga into every aspect of your life. It is also the basis for understanding therapeutic applications of Yoga: how Yoga heals and enlightens. Raja Yoga provides a practical approach to health and balance in all aspects of life: physical, mental, social and spiritual. It proposes a pathway to relieve suffering, which is the goal of all the great wisdom traditions, and the practical goal of Yoga teaching and therapy.
Raja Yoga Teacher Training – Online provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in these profound teachings and learn how to skillfully share them with others.
- An in-depth exploration of the Yoga Sutras
- Interactive discussion of how to incorporate the teachings into daily life
- Exploration of Raja Yoga for therapeutic application
- Opportunities to deepen your Hatha Yoga, pranayama and meditation practice
- Guidance for teaching Raja Yoga workshops and a six-week Raja Yoga course
- Coaching in public speaking; including preparation, delivery, and using Yoga to lessen presentation anxiety
- Training in answering questions and leading discussions
This training program includes free access to all Yoga classes offered at Integral Yoga San Francisco and free access to IYTV, a large and ever-expanding library of recorded Integral Yoga Teachings, throughout the duration of this training!
Regular meditation practice for at least six months. The best preparation is the completion of a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification that includes an introductory Raja Yoga course.
Regular access to the Internet is necessary to participate in this online training. You must be able to run Zoom on your computer or tablet, and have an active e-mail account for delivery of course materials and a strong internet connection.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 165 total hours. You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
- Integral Yoga 300-hour: Approximately 165 hours towards RYT 500 designation
- Yoga Therapy: This is one of the required modules to become certified as an Integral Yoga Therapist
We give out partial scholarships for this training whenever possible. We accept applications up to three weeks prior to the start of the training. BIPOC are encouraged to apply. For information on financial aid and payment plans, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to contribute to providing scholarships to aspiring BIPOC Yoga teachers, please visit our GoFundMe page. Thank you.
Swami Ramananda is the Executive Director of the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco and a greatly respected senior teacher in the Integral Yoga tradition, who has been practicing Yoga for over 45 years. Ramananda offers practical methods of integrating the timeless teachings and practices of Yoga into daily life, and transforming the painful aspects of human experience into steps toward realizing one’s full potential.
He leads beginner, intermediate and advanced level Yoga teacher training programs in San Francisco, and offers a variety of programs in many locations in the U. S., Europe and South America. Ramananda trains teachers to bring Yoga into corporate, hospital and medical settings and has taught mind/body wellness programs in many locations. He is a founding board member of the Yoga Alliance, a national registry that supports and promotes yoga teachers as professionals. His warmth, wisdom and sense of humor have endeared him to many.
Has a wealth of experience teaching Integral Yoga around the world since 1973. She has taught at corporations, universities, the Commonwealth Cancer Center, and for the Dr. Dean Ornish Reversing Heart Disease programs. She has also served as one of Integral Yoga’s Basic Hatha teacher trainers.
Swami Divyananda Ma took monastic vows in 1975 from the great saint and yogi, Sri Swami Satchidananda. Over the years she has served as the director of the Integral Yoga Institutes in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and as Ashram Manager at Yogaville. She also served for ten years as the director of the Integral Yoga Institute in Coimbatore, India; this immersion into the South Indian culture has given depth to her understanding and practice of Yoga.