Regulate your mind and body with Raja Yoga, where the many paths of yoga merge. Learn how to strengthen your focus, concentration, meditation, and meditative absorption so that you can look within and find unwavering calmness.

Through Raja Yoga, we learn how to move from the external world of sense pleasures to the inner world of Self, Source, Divinity, and Brahman.

When we begin a meditation practice, we must learn how to sit and relax the physical body, and our asana practice is of great assistance. More specifically, asana helps to squeeze out toxins, loosen the muscles, and open areas of tension so that the physical body does not constantly bring us out of a meditative state.

Once we can relax the physical body, our awareness can turn to the breath, pranayama. The breath must be smooth, slow and steady without breaks or jerks. Inhalation. Exhalation. In this way, we slowly strengthen our ability to concentrate. Finally, we choose a focal point that directs our awareness toward the inner divinity, our True or higher Self. This focal point might be a word or name we associate with the Divine. Or, you can stay internal by simply focusing on the breath. As our focus becomes keener, our mind’s tendency to fall into the past or project into the future minimizes. We settle into our real Self (self-realization).

Why do we care about this? All of our sufferings are due to the tendency of the mind to attach to “pleasurable” experiences and avert from “painful” ones. When we fully concentrate our awareness and settle into our True Selves, we begin to live, breathe, move, love, share and commune in a state of complete presence. The state of yoga is presence now. And as the masters say, “One who does not meditate cannot understand the meaning of Now”.

Look within

Apply specific balancing techniques

Meditations for Self-Realization

Enjoy a calmer mind

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You want to apply the philosophical theory or Raja Yoga to your asana, pranayama and meditation practice.
You loved the Yoga Sutras and want to deepen your knowledge and personal practice.
You want to teach about Patanjali’s methods.
You want to learn more about the origins of Raja Yoga.
You are working toward earning your 300-hour RYT certification.
You need continuing education hours.


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~ Yogic Breath
~ Kapalabhati & Bhastrika
~ Pranayama Practice 1
~ Pranayama Practice 2

~ How to Sit
~ Obstacles During Meditation

~ 30 Minute Ashtanga Practice
~ Full Ashtanga Primary Series

~ Bhagavad Gita

~ Opening Mantra & Surya Namaskar
~ Standing Asanas
~ Seated Asanas
~ Headstand & Finishing Asanas

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Video theory lectures on pranayama, asana & meditation

Written assignments to better understand the origins of Raja Yoga

Audio guided asana, pranayama and meditation practices

Sample yoga sequences
Live weekly support
Complete understanding of history, philosophy and lineages




Hi, I’m Courtney, an ex-gymnast, spinally fused, 18-year yogi, Ashtangi, trained in India, whose practice draws from hatha, kundalini and vinyasa. My heart-centered approach evokes an understanding of interconnectedness through a focus on self-love, nature and seva (service). The intention being for my students to discover the light within that ignites their path to inner peace, the connection which opens the heart to universal love.

After 10 years as a competitive gymnast, lower back surgery brought my athletic ability to a halt. Looking for a way to ease the pain and regain strength and flexibility, I discovered yoga and immediately fell in love with the practice, quickly learning its transformational power over the mind and path to freedom. Embarking on this journey meant a lifelong quest for self-knowledge, love, and humility. In 2010 I volunteered in India and earned my yoga teaching certification. My time in India inspired me to establish my own NGO, Kids’ Foundation for Uniting Nations which connects and inspires kids around the world to initiate positive change through service.


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