Self-realization is the knowing in all parts of body, mind, and soul that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God; that you do not have to pray that it come to you; that God’s omnipresence is your omnipresence; and that all that you need to do is improve your knowing.” 
–Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi

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Ananda Yoga

Let your awareness rise and feel deeply centered with this meditative approach to hatha yoga. 

No experience is needed and all levels are welcome.

9:00 - 10:30 am

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Transcending Moon Cycles

Join Pritha in-person at our East LA Center for this day-long women's retreat to harness the power of each moon phase for greater joy and vitality.


Saturday, July 9, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Grupo de Meditación

Aprende las técnicas de meditación de Paramhansa Yogananda y pon en práctica sus enseñanzas sobre la ciencia del Yoga.

8:00 - 9:00 am

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Ananda members base their lives and spiritual practices on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, the first yoga master of India to take up permanent residence in the West. Yogananda arrived in America in 1920, and began teaching the universal path of Self-realization. Twenty-six years later he wrote Autobiography of a Yogi, which soon became a best-selling spiritual classic.

Meditation and the Path of Kriya Yoga

Now is as good a time as ever to begin your inner journey to self-realization through meditation. Meditation is a simple yet powerful practice which can center and calm oneself and potentially change every aspect of one’s life for the better.

Ananda meditation centers on the inner Divine Bliss all human souls share in common. Begin the journey back to bliss with us.

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Ananda Yoga


Exercise and stress relief are only the beginning; the higher purpose of Ananda Yoga is to uplift your consciousness. 

Guided yoga postures with affirmations, breath-work, and short meditations help to release tension. 

No prior experience is needed, and all levels are welcome.

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Uniting East and West

Ananda’s Sunday Festival of Light service highlights the underlying truths common to all paths, taking passages from both the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita, as well as readings from both Master Yogananda and his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda, founder of Ananda.

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We welcome all sincere seekers, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability. We are committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for any and all seekers of God. Come visit our Southern California centers to experience the joy of your own being.

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