Ananda offers in-depth instruction in several different meditation techniques taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. You can take them in person at a center, online, or order the books and receive quizzes and support by email. We also offer Kriya Yoga, the main technique recommended by Paramhansa Yogananda for spiritual growth, after a period of study and preparatory classes.

Online Courses

Lessons in Meditation

Learn a simple and effective technique of meditation, as well as Paramhansa Yogananda’s Energization Exercises. This course is the first step in the Path of Kriya Yoga course series.

Deepening Your Meditation

This course includes six classes with experienced meditation teachers.

Meditation Teacher Training

Learn to share the benefits of meditation  with the growing numbers of people who are hungry for them.

The Path of Kriya Yoga

Ananda Course in Self-Realization

A 5-step course series that guides you through the process of preparing to learn Kriya Yoga.

The Path of Kriya Yoga

Ananda Course in Self-Realization

A 5-step course series that guides you through the process of preparing to learn Kriya Yoga.


In-Person Classes and Retreats

Retreats

Ananda’s retreat centers in the United States, Italy, and India offer many programs throughout the year on meditation. There is also the option to take a silent retreat to privately work on your meditation practice.

Classes at an Ananda Center

Ananda has many meditation groups, centers, and communities around the world that offer regular meditation classes and continued support of your practice.

Home Study Courses

The Path of Kriya Yoga

Ananda Course in Self-Realization

This course is identical to the online course, except you receive books to study for each step, and instead of taking online classes you receive one-on-one email and phone support and quizzes. This option is more convenient if you are not able to make the set class times for the online course.

Meditation Mini-Course

A free five day email course designed to teach you the basics of meditation as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. You will receive one email each day for five days, then automatically be subscribed to our monthly Daily Meditator newsletter and Ananda’s main monthly newsletter.

Home Study Courses

The Path of Kriya Yoga

Ananda Course in Self-Realization

The techniques and practices leading up to initiation into Kriya can be learned through the four books that make up the Kriya Yoga Home Study Course. The Course includes email and phone support for all course students, with an Ananda Sangha Acharya, along with online supplementary videos for each Step.

Meditation Mini-Course

A free five day email course designed to teach you the basics of meditation as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. You will receive one email each day for five days, then automatically be subscribed to our monthly Daily Meditator newsletter and Ananda’s main monthly newsletter.