Swami Karunanda, Senior Sannyasi, E-RYT 500

Swami Karunanda, Senior Sannyasi, 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 been teaching all aspects of Yoga since 1971, 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. In 1989, she developed and 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.

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Swami Karunanda, Senior Sannyasi, E-RYT 500
  • Keeping Your Peace in a Changing World: Q&A with Swami Karunananda

    Swami Karunananda offers powerful tips for maintaining one's equanimity during turbulent times. There are many gems of wisdom in this tremendous discussion.
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  • "Stories from the Early Days" - Satsang with Swami Karunananda

    Get ready to smile and be uplifted by these entertaining and inspiring stories offered by Swami Karunananda. A real blast from the past!
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  • Finding Fulfillment: A Conversation with Swami Karunananda

    Swami Karunananda discusses service and fulfillment with Integral Yoga Podcast host, Avi Gordon.
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  • The Great Science of Raja Yoga with Swami Karunananada

    Swami Karunananda, a life-long student of Raja Yoga, offers a well-rounded, practically applicable talk about Raja Yoga as part of the 2021 Integral Yoga Global Conference.
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  • Keeping Your Peace in a Changing World: Sunday Q&A with Swami Karunananda

    Senior monk, Swami Karunananda, facilitates a Q&A about maintaining how one can maintain their peace even in the midst of challenging times. A profound and powerful session for our times.
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  • Pranayama Workshop - Pt 20 - Passive Retention is a Sign of Going Deeper

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    This Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda was originally presented during a retreat of Yoga teachers in 2008. It offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of pranayama as practiced in the Integral Yoga tradition.

    The practices presented here are powerful, worki...

  • Pranayama Workshop - Pt 18 - Movement of Prana in Meditation

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    This Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda was originally presented during a retreat of Yoga teachers in 2008. It offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of pranayama as practiced in the Integral Yoga tradition.

    The practices presented here are powerful, worki...

  • Pranayama Workshop - Pt 22 - Purpose of Integral Yoga Class

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    This Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda was originally presented during a retreat of Yoga teachers in 2008. It offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of pranayama as practiced in the Integral Yoga tradition.

    The practices presented here are powerful, worki...

  • Pranayama Workshop - Pt 16 - External Retention of Breath

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    This Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda was originally presented during a retreat of Yoga teachers in 2008. It offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of pranayama as practiced in the Integral Yoga tradition.

    The practices presented here are powerful, worki...

  • Pranayama Workshop - Pt 14 - Benefits of Ujai

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    This Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda was originally presented during a retreat of Yoga teachers in 2008. It offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of pranayama as practiced in the Integral Yoga tradition.

    The practices presented here are powerful, worki...

  • Pranayama Workshop - Pt 21 - IY Approach to Asana and Pranayama

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    This Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda was originally presented during a retreat of Yoga teachers in 2008. It offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of pranayama as practiced in the Integral Yoga tradition.

    The practices presented here are powerful, worki...

  • Pranayama Workshop - Pt 19 - Sleep Apnea and Healing

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    This Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda was originally presented during a retreat of Yoga teachers in 2008. It offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of pranayama as practiced in the Integral Yoga tradition.

    The practices presented here are powerful, worki...

  • Pranayama Workshop - Pt 12 - Ujai Pranayama

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    This Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda was originally presented during a retreat of Yoga teachers in 2008. It offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of pranayama as practiced in the Integral Yoga tradition.

    The practices presented here are powerful, worki...

  • Pranayama Workshop - Pt 17 - Exercising Care with Breath Retention

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    This Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda was originally presented during a retreat of Yoga teachers in 2008. It offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of pranayama as practiced in the Integral Yoga tradition.

    The practices presented here are powerful, worki...

  • Pranayama Workshop - Pt 15 - Lifespan is Measured in Breaths

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    This Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda was originally presented during a retreat of Yoga teachers in 2008. It offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of pranayama as practiced in the Integral Yoga tradition.

    The practices presented here are powerful, worki...

  • Pranayama Workshop - Pt 11 - 3 - Part Breathing Demonstration

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    This Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda was originally presented during a retreat of Yoga teachers in 2008. It offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of pranayama as practiced in the Integral Yoga tradition.

    The practices presented here are powerful, worki...

  • Pranayama Workshop - Pt 13 - Benefits of Deep Breathing

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    This Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda was originally presented during a retreat of Yoga teachers in 2008. It offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of pranayama as practiced in the Integral Yoga tradition.

    The practices presented here are powerful, worki...

  • Pranayama Workshop - Pt 27 - 2 to 1 Ratio of Exhale to Inhale

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    This Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda was originally presented during a retreat of Yoga teachers in 2008. It offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of pranayama as practiced in the Integral Yoga tradition.

    The practices presented here are powerful, worki...

  • Pranayama Workshop - Pt 25 - Kapalabhati Kriya Demonstration

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    This Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda was originally presented during a retreat of Yoga teachers in 2008. It offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of pranayama as practiced in the Integral Yoga tradition.

    The practices presented here are powerful, worki...

  • Pranayama Workshop - Pt 24 - Round Demo Plus Visualization

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    This Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda was originally presented during a retreat of Yoga teachers in 2008. It offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of pranayama as practiced in the Integral Yoga tradition.

    The practices presented here are powerful, worki...

  • Pranayama Workshop - Pt 26 - Bhastrika and Chin Lock

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    This Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda was originally presented during a retreat of Yoga teachers in 2008. It offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of pranayama as practiced in the Integral Yoga tradition.

    The practices presented here are powerful, worki...

  • Pranayama Workshop - Pt 23 - Overview of Kapalabhati and Bhastrika

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    This Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda was originally presented during a retreat of Yoga teachers in 2008. It offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of pranayama as practiced in the Integral Yoga tradition.

    The practices presented here are powerful, worki...

  • Pranayama Workshop - Pt 10 - Pranayama Preparation Demonstration

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    This Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda was originally presented during a retreat of Yoga teachers in 2008. It offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of pranayama as practiced in the Integral Yoga tradition.

    The practices presented here are powerful, worki...

  • Pranayama Workshop - Pt 9 - Sutra Neti Story

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    This Pranayama Workshop with Swami Karunananda was originally presented during a retreat of Yoga teachers in 2008. It offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of pranayama as practiced in the Integral Yoga tradition.

    The practices presented here are powerful, worki...