Raja and Hatha Yoga Intensive

 Ananda’s most popular and comprehensive course! 

“Taking Raja was one of the best decisions I have ever made. 

It was life changing!  Just do it.” 

Raja_2015At the Raja Yoga Intensive, you’ll learn how to meditate, and how to practice the yoga postures in the way they were originally intended: as a priceless aid to inner unfoldment. You’ll thrill to discover how the inspired wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita integrates with the a deeper understanding of the Judao-Christian heritage, and how the science of yoga comes to us through the timeless psycho-spiritual insights of  the now famous Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (wherein is found the Eight-Fold Path known as Ashtanga Yoga).

The practical wisdom of Raja Yoga includes working with the subconscious mind to change habits and using breath work for release of tension and emotional blocks. The secrets of success — personal magnetism, right attitude, creativity, and energy — form an integral part of the yoga science. This course features the modern, now “classic” textbook by Swami Kriyananda, The Art and Science of Raja Yoga.  There are no prerequisites. The course is open to all, whether new to these practices and concepts or wanting to deepen your practice and understanding, and to be with others who share your interest.

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Bhima and Bhakti Breckenridge , Seattle Instructors

Zach and Hailey, Bothell Instructors

Locations and Dates, Spring 2017

East West Bookshop in Seattle: 14 Tuesdays: January 24 through April 25.


Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell: 14 Thursdays: January 26 through April 27.

Hatha Yoga segment (6 – 7:15 pm) includes: yoga postures(asanas), pranayama, affirmations, healing, diet, and yoga routines.

Raja Yoga segment (7:30 – 9 pm) includes: meditation practices using breath, mantra, pranayama, affirmation, chanting, visualization, and chakra exercises; philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s 8-Fold Path of Ashtanga Yoga; and the philosophy of Karma, Kundalini, astral and causal planes, cosmology, reincarnation, and much more.

  • Costs: Tuition for the Raja Intensive is $475.00. If the yoga and meditation (“raja”) segments are taken separately, the cost is $200 for the yoga (6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.) and $300 for the raja (meditation/philosophy) segment (7:30 to 9 p.m., 9 p.m.). Text is purchased separately. (Note: Course & text integrate yoga and meditation and most students take both segments.)
  • Prepay for the full course at least two weeks in advance of the first class and you will receive your text at the first class for free. $25 value.

Students taking the Intensive as their prerequisite, foundation course for teacher training have documentation fees of $20 (yoga) and $25 (meditaiton/raja), plus must already be enrolled in the Institute of Living Yoga ($50).

Register online or call 425-806-3700.

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Students will have online access to:

  • Archival re-mastered recordings by Swami Kriyananda on the topics of the Raja textbook
  • Chakra meditations by Savitri Simpson (“Chakras for Starters”)
  • Access to the Raja-student’s website with a library for the art of “living yoga”
  • Extras include mantras, special fasting and diets, and much more!

Course Information

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Articles from The Art and Science of Raja Yoga

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Students say:

Raja Yoga:

“These tools have paved the way to a lifetime of peace and joy!”

"This class was wonderful in helping me be at peace with myself. I will take what I’ve learned and keep practicing throughout my life.” 

"The meditation techniques I’ve learned have helped me short-circuit the ‘to-do’ list that ran constantly through my mind!”

“For those who are challenged in self-discipline, a three -month class series is a wonderful way to begin, learn, and establish a meditation practice.”

“This course is rich in content and experience. It is a great structure to explore one’s own spirituality from an experiential perspective. I loved learning about these universal truths. It was like remembering ‘I am!’”

“Our teachers led us on an exciting journey to our souls. Although there was a wealth of information and techniques, they made it accessible with their thorough knowledge.”

“I highly recommend making yoga and meditation a part of your life. I haven’t found a soul who has not benefitted from these practices.”

“The Raja and Hatha Yoga Intensive took me deeper in understanding why I am here on earth, what I should be doing with my time, and how to progress spiritually.”

“I couldn’t have made a better choice in taking this class for my meditation practice. The presentation is exceptional, uplifting, and yet down-to-earth and compassionate. I am indeed grateful.”

“I found this course at the time I most needed it. It changed my life and opened a path for me that has brought me much peace and happiness.”

“I love this class!”

Yoga Teacher Training:

“Never in my wildest dreams did I know the multitude of ways the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training would help me, guide, touch me. So exquisitely beautiful.”  – D.P., Redmond

“Ananda Yoga covers aspects of yoga practice that were missing in my life.” – P.S., Seattle

“I enjoyed every aspect of this super-informative course. The anatomy section was just superb! A well-balanced format.” – M.D., Carnation

“I came to this program with a lot of information from my years of yoga studies, but it was in bits and pieces. This program gave me a solid foundation and filled in the gaps. It was an amazing process. I feel confident and ready to teach.” – D.D., Bothell