Category Archives: Classes

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


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, starts Oct 4

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.