An experiential workshop based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda

Recorded in March 2023


Realize the life you were supposed to live: one of perfect spiritual freedom and harmony. What keeps us from this high consciousness? Our habits of mind. They can either aid our growth or hold us back.

Most of us are a mixture of qualities, though born also with the potential to rise above all limitations and to realize the heights of spirituality within. 

Join us for a dynamically interactive, online workshop, exploring how we can loosen the chains of past habits and live a free, unhindered life of joy. 

Even though we were online I felt I made new friends from all over the world! We are all more alike than we are different. Great talks by the Ananda speakers, as well as inspiration from fellow seekers in the break-out rooms. So many ideas to keep us moving onward and upward!

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In this interactive workshop, you will:

If you covered a gold image with a black cloth, would you then say that the image had become black? Of course not! You would know that, behind the veil, the image was still gold.

So will it be when you tear away the black veil of ignorance which now hides your soul. You will behold again the unchanging beauty of your own divine nature.

— Paramhansa Yogananda

Dhyan Garcia-Davis

Dhyan became a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda in 2010, at which point he moved to Ananda Village in Northern California. Serving in many capacities around the community, he gained a well-rounded understanding of how the teachings of Self-realization apply to every facet of life for daily bringing light and inspiration. Dhyan currently shares these teachings through Ananda’s online ministry.

An Ananda Lightbearer Minister, Dhyan enthusiastically shares his love for the spiritual life with joyous kindness and inspiration. He currently teaches Step 2 in the Path of Kriya Yoga: Living the Principles of Self-Realization. Dhyan and his spouse, Shyama, lead the Spiritualizing Your Relationship weekend at The Expanding Light Retreat, and they both head up the Experience Ananda residency program in Ananda Village.

Sundara Traymar

Sundara is Co-Director of the Karma Yoga Ashram Program, an Ananda Lightbearer, and a certified Meditation Teacher through the Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation.

Since coming to Ananda Village in 2008 he has served as the International Director of Sharing Nature Worldwide and has traveled the world helping people deepen their love for nature. He has served as a key gardener at Ananda’s Crystal Hermitage Gardens.

Sundara is a gifted and inspiring teacher and wins friends wherever he travels. His deep joy is helping people understand spiritual concepts in clear and compelling ways.

9 reviews for The Art of Transforming Habits

  1. 5 out of 5

    Thank you both for this inspirational teaching and for sharing your inner light with us all.

  2. 5 out of 5

    A Sincere and Heartfelt “Thank You” to Dhyan and Sundara for this Divine Life changing workshop. The presentation was well balanced with Teachings from The Masters, techniques, stories and practices all of which were woven together to help us design a personal blueprint to transform our habits. I especially loved the writing exercises we did to make us more self aware of our daily actions which were filled with deep insights to help us create our own Action Plan. The Prayer we were asked to write to God was a highlight for me. Diving deep into our hearts to find meaningful dialogue to share with God is something I will continue to practice going forward. Each of the resources provided as follow-up material are all very inspirational and will assist us to continue to develop new habits and transform existing ones. Thank You both for sharing your Wisdom, Insights, Humor and Loving Inspiration!

    THANK YOU from my heart and soul!

    In Gratitude and Divine Friendship,

  3. 5 out of 5

    Yes, I agree with all the above responses! It was also perfect timing for me, as I did have a plan already, and Yogananda’s affirmations. But I was feeling overwhelmed and wondering how I was going to “kickstart” my process, and this class was just what I needed. It brought both validation and encouragement which carried me the rest of the way to my starting point. Thank you both so very much!!

  4. 5 out of 5

    What a beautiful course! This is yet another one that you will be so grateful to have gleaned inspiration from. Dhyan and Sundara did such a beautiful job sharing so deeply. I particularly appreciated Sundara’s very personal shares that helped to magnify the impact of the teachings for me and make them so relatable. This is seriously so jammed packed with solid practical exercises and inspiration that you will be able to apply instantly in many (if not all) areas of your life. Very well worth the investment and so much more. Thank you Dhyan and Sundara! I thoroughly enjoyed this class! With Gratitude, Marissa

  5. 5 out of 5

    Thank you Dhyan and Sundara for your wonderful presentation. I so appreciate your helpful suggestions, examples and interesting stories. You are both an inspiration.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Thank you to Dayan and Sundara for a workshop filled with encouragement and practical ideas and exercises. The light in your eyes and the sincere, thoughtful presentation made the idea of changing habits not so daunting.

  7. 5 out of 5

    This was a great class. In fact, Dhyan was just giving the introduction and I was struck with learning already! I look forward to more of these presentations. Thank you Dhyan and Sundara!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Thank you Dhyan and Sundara for a beautiful, interactive and invaluable lesson!

  9. 5 out of 5

    I just attended this workshop and, for me, this was a perfect example of receiving exactly what I needed at the time that I needed it. Many thanks to Dhyan and Sundara for presenting these teachings with such clarity and light.

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