• Presenter
  • Mentor


  • E-RYT500


  • English


San Francisco, CA

Swami Karunananda, E-RYT500, has taught Yoga for fifty years. Today, she specializes in programs that focus on Raja Yoga, meditation, pranayama, and personal transformation. In 1989, she developed the Integral Yoga Teacher Training program in Raja Yoga and in 1991, in Meditation, and has conducted trainings for students since then.

She is featured in the interfaith documentary, With One Voice. She compiled the Lotus Prayer Book consisting of prayers from various faiths and Enlightening Tales as told by Sri Swami Satchidananda. She contributed to The Breath of Life: Integral Yoga Pranayama. Her book, Awakening: Aspiration to Realization Through Integral Yoga, provides guidance for the spiritual path.

Swami Karunananda served as president of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville in Virginia and in California, and as director of the Integral Yoga Institutes in San Francisco and Santa Barbara. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees and Spiritual Life Board at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, Virginia.

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