“I am ever with those who practice Kriya,” he [Lahiri Mahasaya] said consolingly to chelas who could not remain near him. “I will guide you to the Cosmic Home through your enlarging perceptions.” — Autobiography of a Yogi

Kriya is a way of life, not only a technique. This course provides step-by-step video instruction that will help deepen and strengthen your practice regardless of whether you are new to Kriya or a long-term practitioner.

Special Bonus with Enrollment:

Kriyaban Retreat 2024

The Kriyaban Retreat morning classes with Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi and other speakers (Devalila, Nayaswami Ananta, Nayaswami Parvati, Nayaswami Pranaba) will be broadcast live for all those enrolled in this course: February 23 and 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Calculate your local time here.

Who Is This Course For?

For both new and long-term Ananda Sangha Kriyabans:

  • New Ananda Sangha Kriyabans to gain support in establishing your new practice.
  • Long term Ananda Sangha Kriyabans seeking to re-inspire, refine, and deepen their Kriya practice.

*Enrollment upon confirmation of Kriya Initiation through Ananda Sangha.

Tuition: $108* Lifetime Enrollment

*Please do not let finances be a barrier to joining this course. We have many options and can work with you in whatever way is needed, so you can enroll without financial concern.

Course Includes:

  • Concise, step-by-step videos on all aspects of Kriya Yoga with Ananda’s most experienced teachers.
  • Kriya Yoga Technique Q&A Booklet (pdf).
  • Guided Kriya Initiation with Swami Kriyananda (mp3).
  • Interactive forum.
  • Live Guided Kriya Meditations and Satsangs — First Monday of every month from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Pacific Time.
  • Optional written exercises.
  • Personal support (via email, telephone, or live chat).

Main Course Presenters

Nayaswami Jyotish
Nayaswami Devi
Nayaswami Jaya
Nayaswami Dhyana
Dr. Peter Van Houten
Nayaswami Maria
Nayaswami Devarshi
Nayaswami Dharmadas

Course Sections and Video Content

  • How to Approach Your Daily Kriya Practice Nayaswami Jaya (12:09)
  • Right Attitude Nayaswami Jaya (08:54)
  • The Power of Kriya Yoga Nayaswami Dhyana (30:58)
  • What Inspires Me About Kriya Nayaswami Dhyana (07:27)
  • Maha Mudra with the Kriya Breath Nayaswami Devarshi (9:08)
  • Introduction to Kriya Yoga Nayaswami Jyotish (03:56)
  • Preparatory Techniques Nayaswami Jyotish (08:15)
  • Physical Aspect of the Breath Nayaswami Jyotish (09:27)
  • The Inner Flow of Energy Nayaswami Jyotish (13:27)
  • Other Aspects of Kriya Nayaswami Jyotish (09:48)
  • Guided Kriya Practice Nayaswami Dhyana (1:02:51)
  • Jyoti Mudra Nayaswami Maria (05:51)
  • Demonstration of Jyoti Mudra Nayaswami Maria (06:46)
  • Introduction to Devotion and Kriya Nayaswami Devi (00:33)
  • Devotion and Attunement Nayaswami Devi (05:38)
  • Why Attunement is Important Nayaswami Devi (07:23)
  • How to Increase Attunement and Devotion Nayaswami Devi (07:40)
  • How to Deepen Devotion Nayaswami Devi (16:19)
  • Importance of Seclusion Nayaswami Devi (06:03)
  • Chanting AUM at the Chakra Nayaswami Maria (01:03)
  • Demonstration of Chanting AUM at the Chakras Nayaswami Maria (04:14)
  • Introduction to Khechari Mudra Dr. Peter Van Houten (04:17)
  • Why is Khechari Mudra Important? Dr. Peter Van Houten (04:06)
  • When and How to Incorperate Khechari Mudra Into Your Kriya Practice Dr. Peter Van Houten (04:19)
  • What Does the Khechari Mudra Position Do? Dr. Peter Van Houten (05:20)
  • Anatomy of Khechari Mudra Dr. Peter Van Houten (12:34)
  • How to Include Khechari in Your Yoga Practice Dr. Peter Van Houten (03:28)
  • How to Prepare Your Tongue for Khechari Mudra Dr. Peter Van Houten (10:04)
  • Frequently Asked Questions Dr. Peter Van Houten (12:13)

Kriyaban Retreat at Ananda Village in Northern California — Recorded May 19, 2016

“How to Get More From Your Kriya Practice”

  • Nayaswami Jyotish (39:48)
  • Nayaswami Devi (28:47)
  • Nayaswami Dharmadas (21:32)
  • Nayaswami Jaya (24:42)
  • Nayaswami Dhyana (35:32)

Ananda Kriyaban Retreat May 19 – 20, 2017

  • Life of a Kriyaban with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
  • Panel of Kriyacharyas Nayaswamis Gyandev, Devarshi, and Dhyana

International Kriyaban Retreat May 17 – 19, 2018

  • Opening Satsang with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
  • Panel of Kriyacharyas Nayaswamis Anand and Kirtani and Dharmarajan
  • Panel of Kriyacharyas Nayaswami Uma and Tyagini Shanti
  • Celebration of Swami Kriyananda’s Birthday with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Course Instructor

Devalila Veenhof

Devalila Veenhof, an Ananda Lighbearer and Kriyacharya, is Director of Ananda Kriya Sangha for North and South America. She has been practicing and sharing Parmahansa Yogananda’s teachings for over 20 years. Previous to her current role in the Ananda Kriya Sangha, she served as Director of Online with Ananda for nearly 10 years, where she developed and taught online courses – all based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and his Direct Disciple, Swami Kriyananda. Previous to her time at Online with Ananda, she served over seven years archiving talks by Swami Kriyananda for Treasures Along the Path. Devalila is originally from Lake Tahoe in Northern California and first discovered Ananda in 1996. That same year, she became a Certified Meditation and Ananda Yoga Teacher and taught in her home town. In 1998 she moved to Ananda Village – where she now lives with her husband Vishnu. Devalila’s great joy and gifts are in supporting and encouraging people, wherever they are spiritually, and helping them find their next step along their journey toward Self-realization.