Category Archives: Classes

Live Online Celebration of Paramhansa Yogananda
and the 70th Anniversary of “Autobiography of a Yogi”,
Dec 1

Join the global webcast of heartfelt music, prayer and blessings with spiritual leaders around the world to celebrate this auspicious anniversary. Plus, enjoy the world premiere of The Spark— a documentary short film revealing how Yogananda and his Autobiography ignited a spiritual revolution in the West. Broadcast from Bodhi Tree LIVE in Los Angeles December  …read more

The Yoga of Jesus, Dec 8

An evening with Tyagi Ram Smith, a teacher from Ananda Sangha for over 30 years! All are welcome to attend! This biblical evening will explore the Holy Bible, other related scriptures like the, “the unknown life of Jesus Christ” by Nicholas Notavich, Russian explorer who wrote about Jesus becoming a master of hinduism, buddhism, jainism,  …read more

Learn to Meditate Intensive, Dec 13

Based on the original teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda This class is Step 1 on the Path of Kriya Yoga. Learn basic yet powerful techniques of meditation through clear, step-by-step instructions. Experience the importance of the breath/mind connection and the power of the focused mind. Learn Paramhansa Yogananda’s Energization Exercises, a unique system of exercises for  …read more

Yoga to Awaken Shakti Power, Dec 17

3 Hour Workshop Shakti is the energy working within the entire universe and what awakens us to our spiritual essence. Dive deep in this 3 hour journey to experience the dynamic creative and the transcendent Shakti force within you. Through guided imagery, meditation, yoga postures, and energy exercises, we will tap into power of the  …read more

The Power of Music

There is immense power in music. It is an art form that transcends language and can affect people of all ages, from every corner of the world. “Music is the language of the soul,” it has been well said. Here at Ananda we’ve been blessed with an enormous library of music written by Swami Kriyananda  …read more

Guided Seclusion at Ananda Desert Retreat

Join us for a guided seclusion retreat at the brand new Ananda Desert Retreat in Twentynine Palms! Attendance is limited so please register right away. Retreat includes: Saturday (vegetarian) lunch & dinner Sunday (vegetarian) breakfast & lunch Morning & Afternoon Sadhana (spiritual practice) including:               — Gentle yoga postures               — Energization Exercises               — Devotional Chanting               —  …read more

Kirtan

Join us for an evening of devotional chanting. Inspiring music has the power to open the heart, uplift the soul, and transform the consciousness. Most of Paramhansa Yogananda’s chants are written in English, simple and easy to learn, with words provided. Come lift your heart and voice in joy, inspiration and Divine communion. All are  …read more

Chanting Workshop

Yogananda used to say that “Chanting is half the battle” on the spiritual path. Learning to play the harmonium can be a wonderful way to support your sadhana (spiritual practice). We invite you to come learn how to play! It isn’t hard and it’s lots of fun! We will focus on one chant of Paramhansa  …read more

Learn to Meditate & Energize

6-Week Series Based on the original teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda This class is Step 1 on the Path of Kriya Yoga. Learn basic yet powerful techniques of meditation through clear, step-by-step instructions. Experience the importance of the breath/mind connection and the power of the focused mind. Learn Paramhansa Yogananda’s Energization Exercises, a unique system of  …read more

Kriya Yoga Initiation

You are invited to take initiation into kriya yoga after completing Steps 1 – 4. The Kriya Yoga Initiation Ceremony is held twice per year in the Los Angeles area. It is also offered about once per month at Ananda Village in Northern California.