“Taking Raja was one of the best decisions I have ever made.  It was life changing! Just do it.”

Ananda’s Most Popular
and Comprehensive Course!

Winter 2021 with Dr. Murali Venkatrao,PhD, ERYT500, YACEP, Director

Ananda Institute of Living Yoga

We offer FREE Drop-In Yoga Classes to those taking Raja in Winter 2021! 

Please note: Free yoga starts when the Raja course starts on January 21, 2021 and ends when the course ends on April 15, 2021.

Yoga Online at Ananda Washington

At the Raja Yoga Intensive, you’ll learn how to meditate, how yoga postures can give you strength and confidence, and how the lifestyle of yoga can uplift your life and that of others.

You’ll discover how the 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 Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (wherein is found the Eight-Fold Path known as Ashtanga Yoga).

The practical wisdom of Raja Yoga includes tools for working with the subconscious mind to change habits, and for using the breath to release 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.  

The course is open to all, whether new to this or wanting to deepen your experience. There are no prerequisites. Meet new friends of like mind. No organizational affiliation needed or expected. Raja yoga is universal and nonsectarian.

The Raja Yoga Intensive is included in Yoga Teacher Training in the Ananda Institute of Living Yoga. Tuition for “YTT” includes the Raja Yoga course. The Raja Yoga Intensive is also a foundational course and prerequisite for those students who may be interested in kriya yoga preparation and initiation.

Location and Dates – WINTER 2021

Please note: If Phase 3 is in effect at the time the course starts, the class will accept in-person students; otherwise, it will only be online.

ONLINE on Zoom: 13 Thursdays: January 21 – April 15, 2021, 6–9:15 p.m.

Hatha Yoga includes: yoga postures (asanas),  pranayama,  affirmations,  healing, diet, and yoga routines.

Raja Yoga includes: meditation practices using breath, mantra, pranayama, affirmation, chanting, visualization, and chakra exercises; philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s Eightfold Path of Ashtanga Yoga; and the philosophy of Karma, Kundalini, astral and causal planes, cosmology, reincarnation, and much more.

Costs: Tuition for the Hatha & Raja Intensive is $395.00. Text is purchased separately. 

Prepay fully for the course at least four weeks in advance of the first class and you will receive your text at the first class for free. $30 value.

Students taking the Intensive as their prerequisite, foundation course for teacher training have documentation fees of $45, plus must already be enrolled in the Institute of Living Yoga ($50).

Taught by Dr. Murali Venkatrao, PhD, ERYT500, YACEP, Director Ananda Institute of Living Yoga.


Peony Lee, RYT500

Ready to enroll?

Course Tuition: $395

Register online or call 425-806-3700

Download the preregistration form AND preregistration info

Have you taken this course with us before? For returning students the price is only $150. Register for re-take here:

Re-take Tuition: $150

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!

Articles from The Art and Science of Raja Yoga