50 reviews for Ananda Spiritual Counseling Training Reviews

  1. 5 out of 5

    The enthusiasm of the instructor is infectious! The faculty is supportive. The course principles and techniques are concise, and accessible to a range of persons who desire to expand their practices for helping others. If you are looking to expand your own spirituality and to use that expansion to help others, I absolutely recommend this course!

  2. 5 out of 5

    This was my first experience with a program with Ananda, & I can only say, it wildly exceeded any expectations I had of what was possible! Diksha & the Ananda teachers have artfully blended the timeless teachings of Yogananda & contemporary human development that integrates the mind, body & soul. I felt a palpable shift in my beingness during the six weeks, and the ultimate testimonial is that my husband & friends noticed it, too. Being with a cohort of people committed to being divine channels to receive & shine God’s light was such a gift to me & how I hope to serve in this lifetime. My deepest appreciation to Ananda!

  3. 5 out of 5

    God bless Diksha and faculty, for this powerful opportunity, for enabling us to connect deeply with some truly wonderful souls. This course has really changed my whole outlook on life, and how I view others in theirs! The coursework was inspiring, concise and challenged our notions of what we know to be. I will be using the amazing tools taught, to help guide me towards superconscious solutions for many years to come. My focus on service has shifted to a new and deeper level. I feel more confident in the channel I am becoming, to offer counseling and be open to serving in this way!

  4. 5 out of 5

    I found the Spiritual Counseling course to be very different from any other pure technique based course I’ve done. The course is wonderfully structured and requires us to delve deeper in our super-consciousness and intuitive ability to help people from the center of our hearts, holding them in the light of their greatest potential. It was such a joy to witness this journey unfold as I tuned in to the daily sadhanas, affirmations and self-reflective questions through journals and discussion forums. Diksha is a such a wonderful instructor, embodying the loving vibration and consciousness to be in the presence of which is in itself transforming. The course has transformed the way I perceive and approach my own life situations, the light in which I see others and connect with them, and the faith I have in God and Masters to unfold all solutions at the right time. I’m so grateful for all the mentors as part of this course, who were so prompt and generous with their time and energy in supporting each one of us through the course with their loving and encouraging insights. I learnt so much from all mentors and participants, and will continue soaking in the light and wisdom of this course. I strongly recommend this course to anyone is willing to delve deeper in their own highest truth, to serve people by helping them recognize theirs.

    In Joy,

  5. 5 out of 5

    This course came as blessing to me, I almost couldn’t join it. Everything about it is wonderful. Collection of videos in each unit, quizzes, assessments, interactions, webinars, Q&A, I learnt a lot. This course has been a wonderful opportunity to introspect myself and grow spiritually.

    Thank you Diksha for putting so much efforts and energy thoughtfully and enrich our life with your kindness.

    Truly grateful :)

  6. 5 out of 5

    This Spiritual Counseling course is in my opinion very professionally made with heart and soul with a high spiritual content.
    I have experienced this course as a gift from heaven for me. In a short time I learned a lot. It has helped me enormously to gain insight into myself and where I stand in my transformation process, also in relation to others. I have appreciated the guidance provided to me during this course. The content of the course offers a lot of wisdom. During the course I often experienced intensely the soothing presence of the Divine Mother who let me know that I was heard and seen. This is very valuable to me and I am grateful for it. I have always looked forward to the weekly webinars and also the interaction with my fellow students. The facilitators of this course are role models for me to be a clear channel for Divine Mother. This course addresses that and assists in self-healing and self-understanding that is needed to provide Spiritual counseling to others. All this made this course a special experience for me as if it was completely tailored to my personal growth in every phase of the course I was in. I have appreciated being with like-minded people in a sea of ​​uplifting energy guided with love, care, joy and wisdom.

  7. 5 out of 5

    I am very grateful for being a part of the online course “Ananda Spiritual Counseling Training” with Nayaswami Diksha.

    This course has very good methodology and structure from the one side and it is very intuitive and hearted from the other. It gives practical tools for mind and heart for doing spiritual counseling. After the course one have clear idea and an experience how to do counseling session (both formally and informally). It was a blessing to participate thee course, especially in these difficult times of pandemic when people have a lot of challenges. Thank you to do it online, so I had an opportunity to join it from Russia.

    I am very grateful to the author, director and a leader of the course Nayaswami Diksha, she is so sweet and loving and compassionate… That is so important to see in her the high example for helping people to grow spiritually thorough the hearted conversation and tools of yoga and meditation. And I am grateful for all the team and classmates for the hearted feelings and the safe and loving space there was created in the course and in our hearts. I met a lot of great souls.

    Many blessings for Nayaswami Diksha, all the faculty and former and future participants and counselees.
    Love and joy from Russia.

  8. 5 out of 5

    This course offers the tools for a strong spiritual foundation in building our intuition, living superconsciously, and supporting others through spiritual counseling. As a Pastor who has offered pastoral counseling over many years, it helped to deepen my own counseling practice in ways that were not offered in seminary. Thank you!

  9. 5 out of 5

    I highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking to be of service to others or to deepen one’s own spiritual practices. The faculty members, study material, group participation, live interaction through assignments and webinars, all combined make it a profound and engaging experience. This course has exceeded all my expectations. I feel confidant, inspired, comfortable and at peace as I see myself on the path of service.

    Thankyou, Nayaswami Diksha for your kind and nurturing presence at every step of the way.

    Truly grateful,

  10. 5 out of 5

    The Spiritual Counseling Course by Nayaswami Diksha is the best course I have enrolled in (and I have done quite a few)! Not only is the course invaluable in terms of resources, structure and inspiration, but it actually trains us to live more and more in the superconscious. I am immensely grateful for what the course has done to me in terms of being a counselor and a better devotee and more aligned to spiritual principles like non-judgment and having faith and trust in the counselee’s own ability to draw solutions from God. Just feeling Diksha’s vibrations throughout this course has also been a transformative experience for me in a way that I cannot put in words.

    With Gratitude,
    Mumbai, India

  11. 5 out of 5

    This was very inspirational and practical course. I can say, its life changing and must be done by anyone and everyone. Even if some one is not looking forward to take up spiritual counselling, still they should take this course to enhance their spiritual understanding and attunement to the Divine .

    Also, the course is very well structured and coordinated by Nayaswami Diksha and all other associated teachers. Lots of opportunities were present to develop your skills through practical sessions.

    Thanks a lot to entire team for the wonderful course

  12. 5 out of 5

    This course was extremely high quality in terms of how it is laid out and the ways that it draws you in to interact with the instructor, fellow students, as well as other ministers. I felt very supported and encouraged as I was studying Spiritual Counseling. In the beginning, I was rather uncomfortable and unsure of myself, but through the practice counsel sessions, I gained more confidence and fell into a flow. My experience with this course sparks immense interest with taking more courses through the Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation. Thank you so much for spreading Yogananda’s light in this way, and for empowering others to do the same through this training! It is desperately needed in the world today.

  13. 5 out of 5

    The Spiritual Counseling was an incredible course! Nayaswami Diksha and all of the supporting staff were always available – very present and responsive throughout the course. Their dedication to this work and this spiritual path is emanant and impressive. They provided a comprehensive program that really deepened my connection to the Divine and my spiritual life, not to mention how it expanded my ability to be of service to my clients and students on a higher vibration. I learned to show up in that higher vibration and to how lift others whom I am counseling to do the same. I highly, highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to be a divine channel to help others.

    J.F., Wimberley, TX

  14. 5 out of 5

    I highly recommend this course “Spiritual Counseling Training.” It was an eye opening and there were many AH HA moments for me. Diksha and her Team did a wonderful job putting together this course. I feel that I have good guidelines on how to counsel somebody, either with a planned scheduled counseling or last minute request for counseling. I want to take this opportunity to give my sincere appreciation and thanks for your great guidance and wisdom sharing!


  15. 5 out of 5

    As usual, this course was presented with a high vibration. Deep aspects of Yogic mysticism are made relevant and useful with Diksha’s practical suggestions. Energy tools, affirmations, meditation, inspiring reading and resources to support anyone with questions about life have been curated to meet any need, including those delicate passages of illness, dying and death. I will be able to accompany my long-term client through her dying process with more cosmic light and comfort as a result of this course. Thank you!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Thank you, Nayaswami Diksha and all of the devotees behind the scenes, for a wonderful course. I have learned so much about how to help others when in the role of a spiritual counselor. I have learned so much about intuition. I have learned so many things that will help me along my personal spiritual path as well.

    You all did an amazing job designing this course for online instruction with all of the personal interaction and feedback that really made a difference in learning. I know it was a tremendous amount of work for all of you. Please know how much your efforts are appreciated.

    Blessings to all of you,


  17. 5 out of 5

    As an educator and healing arts practitioner, I have taken many training courses over the years, and I found the Ananda Spiritual Counseling Training to be one of the best. The curriculum was well planned, well-paced, comprehensive, and thorough with many meaningful opportunities for introspection, discovery, sharing, growth, collaboration, community, and inspiration. I will remain forever grateful for this time I had to learn from Nayaswami Diksha. The care, guidance, and love that she gave to all of us is a testament to her tireless efforts, dedication, and the high caliber and quality of education and training that can be expected from Ananda. I came away from this training feeling prepared, supported, and excited to confidently add spiritual counseling as a service I can provide for my clients.

    With gratitude, Alisa, Woodbridge, CT, USA

  18. 5 out of 5

    What a wonderful and eye-opening course. The most valuable aspect of it for me was learning how to use my intuition when helping others. I tend to use my rational mind to solve problems, which doesn’t always work and often can make things even more confusing. By taking this course, I’ve learned how to tap into my intuition to address my own issues, as well as the issues of others. The course materials covered things like cultivating intuition, learning how to listen, the principles of spiritual counseling, and dealing with illness and death. The weekly webinars were fantastic as well! Our course leader Diksha share stories from her many years of experience in counseling others, which were very powerful, and answered all our questions on the subject of counseling. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to help others to discover their highest potential so that they can overcome their issues and grow.

  19. 5 out of 5

    I don’t think this course can be measured except to say that it is the Jewel in the Crown of Spiritual courses.
    Give yourself a gift that could change your perception forever, and sign up for Ananda Spiritual Counselling.

  20. 5 out of 5

    I awake in the Light, I am joyful, I am free.

  21. 5 out of 5

    This course went beyond my expectations. Not only did I learn tools to help others and be of service, but I learned tools I can use to help myself live a life of joy, peace, energetic, and uplifted. I feel like I can face life now with so much more confidence, knowing I have to tools to help myself find solutions and help others find solutions. People have always felt very comfortable talking to me about their problems- so it is a role that is very comfortable for me. Yet, this class has given me practice and tools to help people help themselves and connect them to their higher power.

    C.F., Bend, OR

  22. 5 out of 5

    This course was absolutely fabulous…everything I was hoping for, and more. I feel that I learned a lot and grew a lot in the 6 weeks I participated. I reflected deeply on the material presented, and used what I learned to not only become a better counselor but also to improve the depth and breadth of my own spiritual practices. The comments and feedback from staff were extremely helpful. I developed some wonderful, lasting relationships with fellow classmates. This course was truly the highlight of the year for me!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Spiritual Counseling is for Everyone could be the title. This course will help you as a yoga teacher, a yoga therapist, as a kriyaban, as someone who is new to meditation, or if you are just human and want to be a better person! From the foundational of recognizing and developing our intuition, to being a good listener, to practicing ways to be more superconscious and help others do the same, it is comprehensive. Material is presented a learned in an amazing variety of ways:
    written, videos, webinars, guided audio spiritual practices, Zoom interactions with classmates, and discussion forums. This course is not about hanging out a shingle as a spiritual counselor, but rather how to talk with and support others (and yourself!) through various challenges in life. Bravo Diksha and all the support staff who helped with the course!

  24. 5 out of 5

    A very rewarding course that presents wonderful techniques to developing intuition, listening with your heart, and being an effective conduit for Spirit to flow through and help others to find their own solutions. Well structured, complete, and thoughtfully presented, this course teaches a skill that is becoming more needed with each passing day, and will be very beneficial to many.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Maneesha Agrawal
    Thanks a lot Diksha for the excellent course. You are a great GURU.
    It enhanced the understanding of what is Spiritual guidance and the power of prayer with affirmations. Focusing on how to enchase the power of Intution. Loved the course in it’s total entirety .
    Thanks a lot to the entire Ananda team.

  26. 5 out of 5

    This course was excellent. It exceeded all my expectations. It helped me not only to develop skills in spiritual counseling but also helped me to deepen my relationship with God.

  27. 5 out of 5

    This course was incredible, I loved watching the webinars, and the videos were very informative. This class helped me deepen my own sadhana and my connection to God and Guru.

  28. 5 out of 5

    The course preparation, organisation and presentation were of the highest order. The skills I learned have taken both my meditation practice and my healing practice to the next level. My passion is human potential, and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this course to anyone who is seeking self improvement, higher level functioning, and a way to help and serve others.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Such a valuable wealth of wisdom to be found in this course! And most importantly, it teaches us how to tap into our own wisdom and that of others. I was also so impressed with the spiritual depth of my fellow classmates.

    I have participated in many courses from Online with Ananda and can’t recommend them highly enough. So much thought, support and resources go into them. True spiritual seekers of all kinds are sure to find inspiration here.

  30. 5 out of 5

    I second all the other positive reviews, and I would add a bit of my personal experience.

    I came into this class because I had some understanding of intuition and wanted to strengthen it and WOW did this class deliver. With each week I have felt my intuitive “muscle” growing, and the inspiration I feel from this class is carrying me into greater intuitive practices even after it’s over.

    Intuition is such a valuable tool for the spiritual seeker, and this class delivered above and beyond my expectations, which were already high to begin with.

  31. 5 out of 5

    Such a great course that not only helps you develop and refine your counselling skills, but focuses on your own spiritual development and intuition as the foundation for helping others. You will learn about how calmness and emotional centred-ness are essential for good counselling, how active listening is a key, and how to get yourself out of the way to become a channel for Divine guidance, love, and wisdom. Very powerful!

  32. 5 out of 5

    Everything was so well organized and releasing in the pace and sequences that helped us learn and grow into spiritual counselors. This is a course that benefits ourselves and others, for the lifetime. Thank you very much.

  33. 5 out of 5

    Excellent course! Exceeded my expectations in all areas… content, delivery, faculty and technical support. The unique style of weekly instructional videos, reading material, seminar, and structured homework (with faculty input) creates an incredible community and accountability for each participant. If a student falls behind, the faculty is there to support you to ensure you stay on track (I’ve never seen that level of accountability in any online course). Highly recommend for anyone interested in developing their own intuition, helping others and aspiring to live an intentional life. The instructor (Nayaswami Diksha) is extraordinary, a skilled teacher who lives and breaths these teachings…
    Suman Brar – London, Ontario, Canada

  34. 5 out of 5

    I have been serving the dying at the bedside through hospice volunteering for over 20 years. The Ananda Spiritual Counseling program has provided me with renewed inspiration and an excellent and comprehensive set of methods that will improve my ability to serve the dying and their families. Greg Schneider, President, Hospice Volunteer Association, Brentwood CA

  35. 5 out of 5

    All of Ananda’s Online class offerings are well-designed, well-paced, full of information and resources, and have the benefit of a spiritual base. The Online Spiritual Counseling class is no exception. Whether or not you choose to actually counsel, participation will deepen your existing practice. You will have access to wonderful materials from videos, webinars, manuals and classmates. I highly recommend this or any other Ananda course offering. This class will support you on your path.

  36. 5 out of 5

    This Course was excellent! The bounty of resource materials, combined with live webinar support and student interaction (exercises) provided valuable information, tools and practices for my personal and professional life. It was a deep, and inspiring program – very renewing for my spirit. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in developing (or deepening) their intuition and spiritual counseling skills.

  37. 4 out of 5

    Lovely course. Pace is appropriate.

  38. 5 out of 5

    Spiritual counseling online is a powerful course for self transformation that gives you a broad range of tools to be of service and relate to others from a higher perspective.

  39. 5 out of 5

    This course is a true channel to enhancing and enlightening your practice if you are already a practitioner for counseling, energy healing, yoga o meditation teacher or any other form of alternative therapy . The online interactions with classmates are enriching and well planned for timing, helping students grow confidence to approach the path of Spiritual Counseling. The course is very well organized and gives all the tools necessary to approach spiritual counseling in a very professional and respectful manner. One of the best online courses. Amazing Ananda online experience.
    Looking forward to the next Ananda online courses available !

  40. 5 out of 5

    I am blown away by how transformative this class has been online! It far exceeded any hopes or expectations I may have had. I now feel confident, calm, and prepared to help support others through challenging times by leading them to their inner truth from their highest self. I thoroughly appreciate all the efforts of the entire team who made it possible for us to have a beautiful educational experience together! I look forward to more online courses in the future!

  41. 5 out of 5

    This course is so rich with content and heart!

    A powerful opportunity to experience deepening your own connection (intuition) with your higher self and becoming of greater service to others through very practical methods. A surprise benefit is how the on-line version connects you with your classmates’ energy so seamlessly. Perceived borders of borders of both time and space dissolve readily in class group assignments, one-on-one practice sessions and the live webinars.

    A truly skillfully crafted course!

    With Gratitude and Blessings,

  42. 5 out of 5

    Great course. This course is very informative and practical. It helps deepening my spirtual, and meditation practice. The course material is well organized. Counseling sessions with classmates were very helpful way to learned and supported each others in this spiritual journey. Spiritual Counseling Traning also helps me raise my energy, consciousness and to get in touch with my True Self -Divine Guidance to benefit others and myself.

    Many thanks and blessings.

  43. 5 out of 5

    I highly recommend this course. It was very inspiring and allowed me to look at practices in my own daily life, as well as teaching me aspects of spiritual counseling, intuition, consciousness and spiritual living. It was well organized and thoughtful. The support and kindness of the instructors and other students was felt like a warm, compassionate, caring community.

  44. 5 out of 5

    This spiritual counseling course is life enhancing! Taking the course online allows you to incorporate meditation and movement practices into your daily life. As the course progresses, your level of consciousness and spirituality grows. Deeply touched by the support and inspiration from the teachers and participants. Thank you All for grounding me in my body, filling my heart with love and compassion and bringing clarity and awareness of super consciousness in life.

  45. 5 out of 5

    One of the best online courses I have ever taken! If you are looking for a connection with others you will not be disappointed. This is a great mixture of individual assignments as well as team/collaborative exercises. I was very afraid before signing up, but decided to face my fears anyways. This course was planned out extremely well and allowed me to slowly gain confidence just as I needed it. The course work builds on each other and has a helpful flow to the teachings and exercises. I will definitely take another online Ananda course as I am confident it will be as well prepared and completed as this one!

  46. 5 out of 5

    What a beautiful, thoughtful, course. I not only learned critical spiritual counseling skills, but I also thoroughly enjoyed it.

  47. 5 out of 5

    This course this an incredible tool not only for proving spiritual counseling in a professional manner but also in empowering us to help others connect to their higher selves. I was deeply inspired by the teachings and all that was shared by the teachers and other participants.

  48. 5 out of 5

    Spiritual Counseling is a professionally presented and thorough course encompassing the realms of states of consciousness, intuition, as well as how to be a loving and compassionate presence in the world. With the combination of videos, webinars, discussion forums, in addition to experiential activities and guided meditation practices, this course offers something for anyone looking to connect with their higher self regardless of if they would like to practice the art of spiritual counseling.

  49. 5 out of 5

    This course lead by Nayaswami Diksha “Ananda Spiritual Counseling Training” I would highly recommend to anyone looking to know themselves on a deeper spiritual level and would like to share with others love and light to their own spiritual questions in life.
    This course has been transforming to my own understanding of what Spiritual Counseling is and is not.
    I believe that this has offered me resources that will help me for many years to come.
    I would like to thank Nayaswami Diksha and all the other wonderful people at Ananda that have made these teachings so easily available to us to grow and learn.
    Kind regards Bernie

  50. 5 out of 5

    The Spiritual Counseling Training is like taking a course with a loving mother who gently shows you how to fly on your own.
    M.B., Cocoa Beach, Fl.

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