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Kriya Yoga Training

Swami Kriyananda was once asked: What is the purpose of Ananda? “To have fun,” he said. What he meant, of course, is that living for God is fun when the right spirit permeates one’s practices. That spirit can be seen in the activities that characterise who we are and what we do.

The Path of Kriya Yoga Course is a series of classes that leads to initation into Kriya Yoga as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. The class series includes: Learn to Meditate and Energise, Raja Yoga, The Path of Discipleship & The AUM Technique, and Kriya Yoga Preparation, after which one can apply to take intitation into Kriya Yoga—a meditation technique handed down by Babaji through our line of gurus. In addition to the Path of Kriya Yoga Course, we offer practical “How-to-Live” live classes based on Yogananda’s teachings.
The following courses are required for kriya yoga initiation:

Level 1: Introduction to Kriya Yoga
Learn to Meditate and Energise
Meditation is one of the most natural and rewarding of all human activities. It gives direct, intuitive experience of higher realities, and is the cornerstone of true spirituality. It also brings balance, rest, and a growing inner peace. Learn the hong-sau meditation technique as taught by Yoganandaji, and discover his Energization Exercises.

Level 2: Foundations of Kriya Yoga
Gain a profound understanding of how to apply the original yoga teachings in all aspects of your life. Learn Yogananda’s approach to Patanjali’s Eightfold Path, Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Self-Healing, Meditation, and more. This 8-session course is based on Swami Kriyananda’s book of the same name. Prerequisite: Level 1

Level 3: Kriya Yoga and Discipleship
The guru-discipleship relationship and the Ananda line of gurus; the opportunity to take discipleship initiation into this path; and the AUM technique, an advanced meditation technique to help prepare you for Kriya initiation. Prerequisite: Level 2

Level 4: Preparation for Kriya Initiation
The basis of the practice of Kriya Yoga and specific techniques to prepare for Kriya initiation. Classes include the history of Kriya, the astral spine, and how to bring the benefits of Kriya into daily life. Prerequisite: Level 3.