This class is Step 2 on the Path of Kriya Yoga and a prerequisite for Meditation Teacher Training Program (launching in 2017).
Based on The Art and Science of Raja Yoga by Swami Kriyananda, as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda, you will learn in-depth the teachings and practices Patanjali’s Eightfold Path (Ashtanga Yoga). Topics covered include Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Self-Healing, Diet, Meditation. These teachings are truly universal and apply to everyone regardless of religious or spiritual affiliation and have the power to transform your life.
Yoga is more than body postures
Most people think of Yoga as physical postures. But Yoga is far more. Raja Yoga is one of the seven schools of Indian philosophy and has been taught for millennia. It offers a scientific approach to the spiritual life, with techniques for stilling the mind and expanding our awareness of spiritual realities.
You Will Learn:
karma, chakras, Self-realization, kundalini, guru, attunement, astral worlds, reincarnation, the Yugas, astrology, devotion, and selfless service.
physical body postures as a preparation for deep meditation.
control the breath to harmonize, increase, and direct energy in the body. Learn how to reduce fatigue, depression, lack of mental clarity, and other stress-related illnesses through the practice of pranayama.
Experience meditation as a powerful spiritual practice—a way to make God real in your life. Devotion, an understanding of our chakras, and the role of the guru are a part of that exploration. Also covered: affirmations, chanting, and visualization.
Learn yoga practices to help relieve many conditions, including chronic pain, insomnia, high blood pressure, nervous disorders, weight problems, digestion, heart ailments, and stress. Experience balance, harmony, and energy control.
Learn how food affects consciousness, and what types of food benefit your health and your spiritual life.
This 12-week course is designed for those who want more than an only intellectual experience of yogic teachings and are wanting to apply these tools to improve their own quality of life. The class includes yoga postures for all experience levels, including beginners.
Please call to register: 310-396-9900, or email ananda@anandaLA.org.
Your course registration includes:
- 12 in-person classes
- The Art & Science of Raja Yoga online course (over 20 hours of audio, video, and PDF textbook)
- Private learn to meditate instruction
Added Bonus: You can re-take our Raja Yoga course as often as you like, absolutely free!