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The Art and Science of Spiritual Counseling level 2 accredited 55-h

Sep 10, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

| $695 – $750

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The Art and Science of Spiritual Counseling (AYYT level 2 accredited 55 hour course):

Who should take this course?

All are welcome! Though this course is designed to be accredited with the Yoga Alliance for 55 hours in Level 2, and it is also a certification course in the Ananda Institute of Living Yoga, it is available to all. It is valuable for all who seek a deeper understanding of their own, or others’ human natures, and how to integrate our inner lives with the world around us. Whether you find yourself needing to assist friends, students, co-workers, family members or clients (if you are a therapist), or simply to understand yourself better, this course will provide you with tools and techniques to bringing one’s physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual natures into balance.

What is Spiritual Counseling?

Spiritual counselors are not therapists. In this course we will learn to distinguish people and situations that require professional therapists’ assistance. As spiritual counselors we serve individuals and/or groups of people by offering insights and wisdom from the great wealth of the teachings of meditation and yoga as it relates to the inner life. We will learn to apply these insights to situations and relationships in life, in order to be the most helpful spiritually to those we interact with, as well as to ourselves.

In helping others, we discover that we, too, grow in Self-awareness. A personal commitment to Self-awareness through meditation is one of the prerequisites, so to speak, to this course and to this enlightened method of counseling.

Course Description:

This course is open to everyone (see prerequisite below) but all students must enroll in the Institute of Living Yoga whether for the purposes of receiving a certificate of completion, or, for qualification as a Yoga teacher who is seeking Level 2 accreditation by Yoga Alliance.


2022 Dates: 6 Saturdays:  September 10, 17 & 24, October 8, 15 & 29

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day.


Both in-person at the Blue Lotus Temple and online on Zoom.


  • By Swami Kriyananda: Intuition for Starters, Affirmations for Self-Healing, In Divine Friendship
  • By Paramhansa Yogananda: How to Have Courage, Confidence and Calmness
  • Spiritual Counseling Course Manual

Prerequisite: All students must successfully complete (whether previously or simultaneously) the Raja Yoga course for credit in the Institute, and have a regular meditation practice. [Note: for those who are not Yoga teachers seeking Yoga Alliance accreditation, you must at least take the raja segment of the Raja Yoga Intensive for credit in the Institute.) The Raja Intensive begins the week of Labor Day, and in mid January so if you haven’t taken this for credit, enroll right away! Costs and text for the Raja Intensive can be found https://www.anandawashington.org/classes/raja/


Cost: For AYTT level 2 for credit the cost is $750.00. For credit in the Institute (alone), the course cost is $695.00. (These costs do NOT include the cost of the Raja Yoga Intensive [prerequisite] or any texts.)


Registration: To register, please contact Ananda Washington, 23305 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98021, tel: 425-806-3700 or email friends@anandawashington.org


Instructors: Nayaswami Padma will lead this course, with a team of teachers: Nayaswami Hriman, Murali Venkatrao Ph.D., Nayaswami Jamuna, Shubatani Grubbs Ph.D., and Vahini Sleighter.


Sep 10, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$695 – $750
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Ananda Institute of Living Yoga
(425) 806-3700


Ananda Community
20715 Larch Way, Lynnwood 98036 + Google Map
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