Raja Yoga and Meditation Center of Greater Philadelphia is a non-profit, down-to-earth, online yoga studio. Our classes directly support our outreach work of bringing yoga to underserved schools and senior centers. Raja Yoga and Meditation Center of Greater Philadelphia is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt organization described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The term “Raja Yoga” means “the royal path” and refers to the eight branches, aspects, or training steps for personal evolution described in the Yoga Sutras. It implies a holistic and complete practice of yoga which offers training in yoga postures (asana), relaxation, pranayama, and meditation.
Hatha classes are ideal for beginners and those seeking a more meditative experience and longer stretches with held postures.
Vinyasa classes are faster paced with many flowing sequences including sun salutations.
Meditation classes include relaxation and pranayama as preparation, but are tailored to a sitting meditation practice.
As a non-profit organization, we send yoga teachers out into the community to teach at no charge to those who can benefit from yoga, but who perhaps would otherwise not have a chance to be exposed to it. We specialize in providing yoga to children in the Philadelphia School System, as well as in low-income senior centers. If you would like to donate to help support our yoga outreach programs, see the “Non-Profit Outreach” page of the website.