Ananda Los Angeles

Ananda is a community of Yogis and Meditators, following the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda.

What is Ananda?

Ananda is a global spiritual movement, based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, who showed how everyone can realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality.

You can feel harmony, and God’s active presence in your life through ancient and effective techniques, including meditation, Kriya Yoga, spiritually-oriented Hatha Yoga, community, and divine friendship. Kriya Yoga is a highly effective meditation technique that can be integrated into any meditation and prayer practice.

Ananda was founded in 1969 by Yogananda’s direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, who passed away in 2013. Swami Kriyananda’s spiritual successor is Nayaswami Jyotish who, along with his wife Nayaswami Devi, serve as Ananda’s Spiritual Directors. You can attend live classes with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi online or in person. See their program schedule.

Sing Out with Joy 


The chants and music of Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda are an integral part of everything we do at Ananda. We invite you to join our choir and feel the uplifting vibrations!

All Are Welcome

Ananda helps people achieve Self-realization, a state of consciousness that comes through shedding all outward self-definitions. Ananda’s communities and centers 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 everyone to pursue their search for God.

Find Ananda near you. You are invited to visit our temples, yoga retreats, meditation groups, and communities to experience the joy of your own being.

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Join one of our programs to discover more!

Learn to Meditate

Basic techniques to get you started.

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Raja Yoga

Dive deep into the philosophy of Yoga.

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