All scriptures declare man to be not a corruptible body, but a living soul; by Kriya he is given a method to prove the scriptural truth.Paramhansa Yogananda

Kriya Yoga is a spiritual path, not just a single technique. The Path of Kriya includes specific techniques of meditation and yoga, along with discipleship and the philosophical understanding from Art and Science of Raja Yoga. After a student has taken our online courses, Ananda Course in Meditation, Art and Science of Raja Yoga, and Course on Discipleship, or their equivalent (the print version or classes at an Ananda Center), they are eligible to take this fourth step on the Path of Kriya Yoga. This course will help you to put all your previous training together into a comprehensive daily practice.

Next Sessions:

  • January 16 to April 24, 2023
  • May 8 to August 14, 2023
  • September 14 to December 11, 2023
  • January 15 to April 22, 2024
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*Enrollment available upon confirmation of having completed Steps 1-3 on the Path of Kriya Yoga.

Tuition: $79.95

What You'll Receive

  • Textbook (pdf format).
  • Audio learning tracks (mp3 format).
  • Video tutorials.
  • Interactive forums.
  • Regular online discussion meetings with instructor.
  • Personal support (via email, telephone, or live chat).
  • Certificate of Completion.

More About Course

Preparation for Kriya Yoga

Paramhansa Yogananda

"The practice of Kriya Yoga helps a student develop pranayama, or 'control of the life force.' According to Yogananda, pranayama is a condition, not just a technique. Development of pranayama is essential for reaching God-realization. Among yoga techniques, Kriya is the most effective because it is the most central and direct in that way that it works with controlling the life force." — Nayaswami Devarshi

Course Outline

Course Instructors

Devalila Veenhof

Devalila Veenhof

Devalila, Director of Ananda Kriya Sangha for North and South America, 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.