Online Program

Cultivating Yamas and Niyamas: The Foundation for Success in Meditation


Swami Paramananda
Tuition: $79

Program Type: Online Course/Weekend Retreat

Date & Time: Sept 11-13, Friday 7:00-8:00pm lecture, Saturday & Sunday 8:00-9:30am yoga, 12:00-1:30pm lecture. Schedule listed in Eastern Daylight Time

Hours: 7 hours

What you will learn:

  • Realize how the practice of Mediation leads to joy and inspiration
  • Learn how to utilize daily activities for achieving success in Mediation
  • Gain a thorough knowledge of how to cultivate the practice Yamas and Niyamas.
  • Understand the connection between one’s actions and mental state.

Course Description:

During this weekend retreat, Swami Paramanada will lead several lectures based on the Teaching of the Raja Yoga Sutras of Patanajli Maharishi and Hatha Yoga practice classes. You will learn about the Yamas (practices and observances for your interaction with the external world) and Niyamas (personal practices related to your inner world), which are the foundation for success in the practice of Meditation, and how to apply the Yamas and Niyamas in our daily life. This retreat will give you a clear understanding of how to utilize the ancient Yogic teaching for achieving greater peace and Joy.

Raja Yoga Is the King of all Yogas, it is the royal road to freedom from misery. The practice of the methods prescribed in Raja Yoga leads to the cessation of all miseries and attainment of eternal bliss. Yamas and Niyamas are the most important preliminaries to the practice of Raja Yoga (Meditation).

This program is offered live through Zoom webinar with the availability for students to interact through Q&A with the presenter.

For enrolled students, a video recording will be available after each class in the event you miss a class or would like to review the content.

It is possible to register and take the course at any time. You can catch up on any classes you miss with the recordings.

Requirements & Recommendations: 

  • No experience necessary. This program is open to beginners as well as advanced practitioners.
  • Viewing Device: Desktop or laptop computer will provide the best experience, although you can also connect via a tablet or smartphone.
  • Internet connection: High-speed broadband wired or wireless is best.
  • Video: Download Zoom to your computer, or install the Zoom app to your device.  For interactive group sessions, a webcam or integrated camera will allow others to feel more connected with you.
  • Audio: Headphone speakers are recommended. If you wish to participate vocally, a headset with a microphone will be ideal.

Course Includes:

  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • Downloadable course manual


Swami Paramananda is the manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch and longtime teacher of Sivananda Yoga Teacher Trainings in the Bahamas, New York, and India. A much-loved teacher admired for his humor, warmth, and devotion to the practice, he seamlessly weaves classical yoga teachings into modern daily life.

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