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The Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco will host a Yoga Immersion Program online in several modules from April 23 through June 23, 2024 led by Swami Ramananda, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, Diana Meltsner, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500 & Mia Velez, E-RYT 500. This comprehensive 9-week course will offer a chance to take your own practice to a deeper level, experience Yoga as a way of life and receive well-rounded Yoga studies founded in the teachings of Integral Yoga, a classical Yoga tradition. All levels of practice are welcome and some prior experience is required. The whole course can be completed online. All the sessions will be recorded.

“Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world. Whatever change we want to happen outside should happen within. If you walk in peace and express that peace in your very life, others will see you and learn something.” –Sri Swami Satchidananda

Curriculum offers in-depth learning of varied aspects of Yoga practice:

  • Yoga Asana – practice and theory based on Integral Yoga Level 1 sequence of an inward, spiritually-focused form of Hatha Yoga, a style of practice that is designed to lead practitioners to an experience of inner peace and greater awareness. There will be focus on developing a personalized Hatha practice.
  • Philosophy –  comprehensive Raja Yoga course with Swami Ramanada, exploring the Yogas Sutras of Patanjali based on Sri Swami Satchidananda’s book. The course will be concluded with a written review.
  • Pranayama and Meditation – offering guidance in a personal practice based on traditional yogic practices with discussion of benefits based on current scientific research and practitioners personal experience.
  • Anatomy – including basic physiology of the body’s systems that helps understand the benefits of the practices and to make informed choices about what to include in our practice.
  • Introduction to various traditional yogic practices supporting a yogic lifestyle that Integral Yoga is well known for such as Jnana, Karma and Bhakti Yoga.

The Integral Yoga Immersion Program provides a strong foundation from which one can choose to become a Yoga teacher. This is regarded as a Module 1 of our 2-part format of  200-hour teacher training. Whether you decide to teach others or not, this program will help you expand your Yoga practice, take it off the mat and integrate it more fully into your daily life to sustain a sense of ease in the body and peace in the mind.

Graduates of both Modules 1 & Module 2, are certified to teach Beginner Level Hatha Yoga and are qualified to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200. You can choose to complete Module 2 within the next 2 years to fulfill the requirements for this certification.

All the materials shared online and the recordings of the lectures will be available throughout the training and for 3 months after the graduation.

Tuition includes free access to all Yoga classes offered at Integral Yoga Institute San Francisco and free access to IYTV, a large and ever-expanding library of recorded Integral Yoga Teachings and classes, throughout the duration of this training!


Yoga Immersion Program can be completed online. If the current situation allows, we will add some non-mandatory in-person options.  We are committed to providing a safe and high-quality program for all participants.