Integral Yoga® Staff Member

Swami Karunananda

Swami Karunananda

Integral Yoga






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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.

Awakening: Aspiration to Realization through Integral Yoga

In Awakening: Aspiration to Realization through Integral Yoga, Swami Karunananda explores the wisdom teachings of Yoga that provide a roadmap for this journey.

Breath: The Subtle Connection

Often in life, we overlook the value of the simple and familiar: a kind word, a helping hand, a timely smile. Such everyday gestures impart meaning and a sense of connectedness as we wend our way through time and space.

Enlightened Eating

The ancient yogis noted that the universe goes through cycles of potentiality and manifestation, similar to the speculations of modern-day physicists about an oscillating universe.

Integral Yoga

Pathway to Awakening


Aspiration to Realization

Yoga Therapy

Integral Yoga Therapy

Raja Yoga

The Perennial Wisdom of Yoga

Yogic Breathing

The Breath of Life

Yoga Sutras

The Foundation of Yoga Philosophy

Yamas and Niyamas

The Foundation of Spiritual Life