Raja Yoga Teacher Training - 2024, 2-part – ONLINE

with Swami Ramananda, Swami Divyananda, Kealoha DeLuz,
and guest Swami Vidyananda

TUITION* $1750
$1500 Early Bird exp 5/20/2024

Date and Times (PDT)
Part 1: June 20–July 28, 2024 (no class 7/4)
Part 2: September 12–October 21, 2024
Mondays & Thursdays: 4:30–7 pm
Saturdays: 8–12 pm, 1:15–3:30 pm (July 6: 8–12 pm only)
Sundays: 9–10 am (1 hr Yoga class can be taken live on zoom or later by recording - Required attendance on Sep. 29 and Oct. 6, 9–11am)

Plus additional time with pre-recorded material


FREE Informational Open House!

Join us for a FREE Open House for Raja Yoga Teacher Training

Thursday, May 30, 2024  •  5:00 – 6:00pm


Yoga Alliance hours: 155
IAYT hours: 82

Integral Yoga® 300-hour Program

For Yoga teachers, Yoga Therapists and trainees, and health professionals. Enhance your Yoga teaching, therapeutic and personal practice with Raja Yoga – Online. 

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. All materials and recordings will be accessible for 3 months after graduation.

The curriculum

  • 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
  • Guidance for incorporating Raja Yoga into Hatha Yoga classes
  • Coaching in public speaking; including preparation, delivery, and using Yoga to lessen presentation anxiety
  • Training in answering questions and leading discussions


Prerequisites

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

Technological Requirements

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 email account for delivery of course materials and a strong internet connection.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

  • Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 155 total hours.
    You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
  • Integral Yoga 300-hour: Approximately 155 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 one month prior to the start of the training. BIPOC are encouraged to apply. For information on financial aid and payment plans, please contact us [email protected].

*Payment information and Refund Policy:
A $25 non-refundable application fee is applied towards the tuition. After your application has been accepted, you will be prompted to submit payment. Full payment is required one week before the start of the program, unless a prior payment plan has been arranged.

We offer partial scholarships for this training when possible. We accept applications up to one month prior to the start of the training. BIPOC are encouraged to apply. For information on financial aid and payment plans, please contact us [email protected].

Once the program begins, the deposit and program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. If canceling before the start of the program, the balance will be refunded minus $175 administration fee.


Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 155 total hours. You can input your contact hours using your YA login information. Integral Yoga 300-hour: Approximately 155 hours towards RYT 500 designation. Yoga Therapy: This is one of the required modules to become certified as an Integral Yoga Therapist

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Trainers

Swami Ramananda

C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP

Swami Ramananda C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP 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 Hatha Yoga teacher training programs in San Francisco as well as Meditation and Raja Yoga teacher trainings. He offers a variety of programs in many locations in the U.S., Europe and South America. Ramananda co-developed the Stress Management Teacher Training program with Swami Vidyananda, has trained many teachers to bring Yoga into corporate, hospital and medical settings, and has taught mind/body wellness programs in many locations. He is a certified Yoga therapist and founding board member of the Yoga Alliance, a national registry that supports and promotes yoga teachers as professionals. He is a co-founder of The Spiritual Action Initiative (SAI) which brings together individuals committed to working for social justice for all beings and for the care and healing of our natural world. His warmth, wisdom and sense of humor have endeared him to many.

Swami Divyananda Ma

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.

Now an itinerant monk, Swami Divyananda is constantly “on the road.” She leads the annual Sacred India Tours to sacred sites in India in addition to international Yoga retreats and trainings.
See more at sacredindiatours.org

Kealoha Deluz

M.Div., Ph.D.

Kealoha DeLuz is a holistic practitioner, coach, and teacher with over 30 years of experience in integrating Eastern and Western modalities and accelerating the mind-body-spirit connection. He believes that mental health is on the rise and that becoming a Raja yoga teacher can help reduce stress levels for the world at large. Kealoha sees this as a duty rather than a passion, and he believes that the yoga sutra is a treasure map to help all awaken.

Kealoha holds a M.Div. in Theological Studies, a Ph.D. in Holistic Life Coaching, and is working on a second degree in Transpersonal Counseling. He is certified as an integral yoga teacher (Levels I, II, III), Raja Yoga, Meditation & Pranayama, Stress Management, a licensed massage therapist, a licensed skin care practitioner, and a holistic life coach & counselor.

Kealoha offers a range of services to his clients, including coaching and spiritual facilitation, he also hosts a weekly Sutras study group, meditation and stress management, massage therapy and skin care, and a holistic business philosophy. He has expertise in developing holistic techniques utilizing yoga psychology, meditation, and action-based practices. He helps clients discover their authentic vitality and most urgent questions, supports them as they make exponentially positive changes in their lives, and achieves and maintains balance through unique processes and journeys.

Kealoha was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii and now resides in San Francisco, California. He is continuously learning about life and loves all animals, especially cats. His favorite thing to do is to sit in a coffee house and read a good book.

Guest Teacher

Swami Vidyananda

E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

Swami Vidyananda began practicing Yoga in 1969 and has been teaching Integral Yoga® and training Yoga teachers since 1973. She became a swami (monastic) in 1983. She has taught and trained Yoga and Stress Management teachers throughout the US and Canada, as well as Australia, Europe, and India.

She presently lives at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, VA, where she teaches all branches of Integral Yoga, including Hatha, Raja, and Jnana Yoga, meditation, and yogic lifestyle. She continues to travel widely, training Yoga teachers and offering workshops on meditation, stress management, Yoga and the emotions, and mid-life meaning.

See more at swamividyananda.com

Raja Yoga Teacher Training - 2024, 2-part – ONLINE

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.