Deepen your knowledge and foundation of Yoga

What is Raja Yoga?


Raja Yoga is based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. It is the Yogic Art and Science of being happy by learning to control your thoughts and feelings. The Yoga Sutras (circa 400 C.E.) are the cliff notes of Raja Yoga and include 196 short phrases that require further detailed explanation. The best selling translation of the Yoga Sutras is by Sri Swami Satchidananda.

The Yoga Sutras discuss in detail how the 8 limbs of yoga help us to control our thoughts and feelings. It teaches that by firmly establishing yourself in moral and ethical precepts you can experience greater peace and joy in your life. It further postulates that when you control your body and breath you can prevent yourself from harming yourself or others. It then states that when you learn to control your senses you gain power over how the world influences you. Lastly, when you are able to control your thoughts and emotions you become free from the negative results of selfish thoughts or feelings. This succession of control moves from the gross to the subtle.

When Raja Yoga is practiced for a long time, without break and with all of your heart, you will become firmly established in your own basic and natural state of happiness; you will no longer be disrupted or disturbed by the world around you. Raja Yoga is an amazing art and science of self-mastery which leads to the attainment of permanent and lasting peace and happiness.

What will I learn?



Who was Patanjali?

What is a Sutra?

What is Yoga?

What are Vrittis?

What is the cause of suffering?

What are Kleshas?

Practice and non-attachment

The 8 Limbs of Raja Yoga

Yamas (Abstinences)

Niyamas (Observances)

The four locks and keys

Pratipaksha Bhavana

The Obstacles to our peace & happiness

Benefits of Raja Yoga

Basic healthy habits

Creating a sacred space

Developing a habit of practicing

Creating a diary

Common challenges and easy solutions


Who is this course for?



This program is for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge and foundation of yoga. The Raja Yoga Training is a 10+ hour online training that you can do in the comfort of your home.

How does the Raja Yoga training work?


There are twelve modules containing 75 Units. You will complete a unit in order to unlock the following units. Your progress and grade is tracked as you move through the training. You can return to any completed lesson at any time. The program will not lose your place. If you happen to leave the program during your training, fear not. It will always know exactly where you left off. And all links in the training will open up a new tab or window, so don’t be afraid to click. There are lots of photos pertaining to each sutra and videos of Sumati Steinberg with full explanations. As an added bonus, the important sutras are copied into the text of the training. Once you complete all units, you will be given your certificate to download.


Example Curriculum

  Introduction to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
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  Preferred Translations
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  Now the exposition of Yoga is being made
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  The Cause of Suffering
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  Practice and Non-Attachment
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  The 8 Limbs of Raja Yoga
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  Yamas
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  Niyamas
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  The four locks and keys & Pratipaksha Bhavana
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  The Obstacles to Our Peace & Happiness
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  Benefits of Raja Yoga
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  Bringing it hOMe
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Choose a Pricing Option

$95

Raja Yoga

$100

Raja Yoga + Scholarship donation

Full course with $5 donation to the KAY scholarship fund

Q: Where does my $5 donation go?

A: Your $5 donation goes into a scholarship fund established to eliminate the financial barriers that individuals face in their journey to becoming certified to share the ancient practice of yoga with children, as well as to reach children in the world that otherwise wouldn’t get the opportunity to practice yoga. Thank you for supporting KAY's efforts to share yoga with ALL children!