Weekly classes include yoga philosophy, asanas, pranayama, meditation techniques, healing techniques, yogic diet and much more.
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The Art & Science of Raja Yoga - 12 Week Immersion (In person)
The Art & Science of Raja Yoga - 12 Week Immersion (Online)
Raja Yoga: Where Yoga comes to life
Raja Yoga is a comprehensive approach to life that develops calmness, physical well-being and an awareness of spiritual realities.
The secrets of success—personal magnetism, right attitude, creativity, and energy—form an integral part of the yoga science.
This course is based on the Eight-Fold Path taught by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras and drawn from the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. It is open to all, whether new to yoga or wanting to deepen your experience. There are no prerequisites .
We’ll explore these arenas of study and practice:
Yoga Theory and Philosophy • the purpose of life • the dream nature of the world • what is the soul? • karma: the law of life • the nature of good and evil • reincarnation • inner spiritual realities (the chakras, kundalini) • what happens when we die? • what is a guru? • the cycles of time (yugas) • how to achieve freedom from suffering • what is God? • the scriptures of Yoga: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
Hatha Yoga • yoga postures for health and spiritual development • preparation for deep meditation
Pranayama • how breath influences the mind, body, and energy • techniques to reduce fatigue, depression, or lack of mental clarity • techniques to calm strong emotions
Meditation • the purpose of meditation • techniques to quiet the restless mind • achieve deeper states of meditation • the role of the heart (devotion)
Healing • yogic techniques for improved overall health• techniques to help improve conditions including stress • methods of healing others • healing at a distance • affirmation • prayer
Free access to our online resource library of notes, slides, audio and video support materials is a part of the course. For those who prefer a hard copy of the texts, The Art and Science of Raja Yoga by Swami Kriyananda and Lessons in Meditation by Jyotish Novak are available at no additional cost.
No organizational affiliation is needed or expected. Raja yoga is universal and nonsectarian.
The Raja Yoga Intensive is a foundational course and prerequisite for students interested kriya yoga preparation and initiation. It is also a prerequisite for the “Ananda Yoga Teacher Training” and “Ananda Meditation Teacher Training” certification series.
About Ananda Los Angeles
Ananda helps people achieve Self-realization, a state of consciousness that comes through shedding all outward self-definitions. Ananda’s communities and centers welcome all sincere seekers, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability. We are committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for everyone to pursue their search for God.