Introduction to the Comprehensive Path of Kriya Yoga

Kriya Yoga is a comprehensive spiritual path that includes a meditation technique that quickly accelerates one’s spiritual growth. It was first made widely known by Paramhansa Yogananda in his Autobiography of a Yogi. According to Yogananda, Kriya is the most effective practice available to mankind today for reaching the goal of Yoga: union with the Divine.

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Tyagi Dhyan

Tyagi 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 – bringing light and inspiration to daily life. Dhyan currently shares these teachings and through Ananda’s Online ministry.

An Ananda 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 wife, Shyama, lead the Spiritualizing your Marriage weekend at the Expanding Light Retreat, and they both head up the Experience Ananda residency program here in Ananda Village.

18 reviews for Free Introduction to The Path of Kriya Yoga

  1. 5 out of 5

    I am grateful that I have come across this information. The course was very helpful in introducing kriya yoga. I am inspired to continue and learn and go deeper.

  2. 5 out of 5

    I loved the introductory course. It was really well done, IMO. I’m now looking forward to taking ‘Lessons in Mediation’ which begins in less than two weeks.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Thank you for this beautiful course

  4. 5 out of 5

    This introductory course was very education. It should be a starting point for all new students. It will open them up to what Kriya Yoga is all about.

    Weldone and thanks Ananda for the enormous resources in this website more so a lot of them are free.

    All of you remain blessed.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Really well presented! The introduction to Kriya Yoga is a comprehensive glimpse into the limitless path of yogic sciences. I feel blessed with the opportunity to extend my understanding into this.

  6. 5 out of 5

    The course is review for me — and who doesn’t need that? Years of spiritual practice, it’s easy to already sit still and be quiet for long periods. Adding the techniques of Kryia and listening to music, readings, sermons or what have you is always fit. We’re all going here sooner or later. Thank you for the additional support through this class.

  7. 5 out of 5

    The course is comprehensive and has everything that is needed for the introduction and give a glimpse of what kriya yoga is.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Thank you for this insightful course :)!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Amazing course for who are looking for God!
    i am deeply grateful, honored and feeling so blessed to have been able to learn this information

  10. 5 out of 5

    I totally enjoyed this introduction to Kriya Yoga course!
    It introduced the subject matter through a variety of media and eliminated the need to travel far and spend much while giving me the convenience to find time in my schedule that works for me.
    I found many nuggets of wisdom to help me on my spiritual path as well as helped direct me to the next step :)
    Thank you for choosing this as one format to introduce Kriya to the World!

  11. 5 out of 5

    After reading Diary of a Yogi, I felt incredibly inspired to investigate more into how I could go the path of Kriya Yoga. I discovered Ananda online. After exploring the website I immediately knew I wanted to take the online courses, as I am too far from any Ananda centers at the moment. The Free introduction to the path of Kriya is a great way to get a feel for how to go about this, and to see what a wonderful community of beautiful and happy people are here.
    I am very excited to press on with Lessons in Meditation and would recommend this to anyone!

  12. 5 out of 5

    I was surprised and awe by some information I really had no idea, it was very inspiring, clear and also fun, I look forward for the next course. thank you!

  13. 5 out of 5

    I am very happy I took the online course “Introduction to the path of Kriya Yoga”. I enjoyed the readings, the videos, and especially the webinars. The instructor talked very genuinely about his experience and journey on the spiritual path and told inspiring stories. Thank you!

  14. 5 out of 5

    I really enjoyed taking this introductory course. The content is vey interesting and is delivered through reading, video and audio materials. I think it provides a very clear understanding that through consistent meditation it is possible to come to a deeper understanding of oneself and our place in the universe, and that we can become free of the superficial distractions that we are surrounded by in this modern world as we move closer to God-realisation.

    The course focuses on the benefits of meditation but does not really focus much on meditation techniques. It gives one simple technique in the first week that I was able to practice throughout the course, but I had hoped for more emphasis on this area.

    Having said that, I will be signing up for the first course in the ‘Path to Kriya Yoga’ series. I have been feeling much calmer since starting to practice meditation for a few minutes in the morning and evenings, and I have started to become more aware of the relentlessness of my thoughts throughout the day.

    I am looking forward to developing a deeper practice and to learning more ways to meditate.

  15. 5 out of 5

    That was a fun course! Thank you for putting it all together!

  16. 5 out of 5

    The introduction to Kriya Yoga was quite an interesting course. For us looking to undertake this path, building a good foundation should be critical for success. The introductory course does that with a healthy balance between the quality of the content and the exposure to a community of extraordinary people. I hope to take the path, reap the benefits of joining the ongoing dialog at the Ananda community, and continue to grow in my spiritual path.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Online schools are probably best for guys like me.

  18. 5 out of 5

    I found the introductory course to Kriya yoga very interesting as it gives a good understanding of Kriya yoga and is easy for people new to Kriya to understand. If I had to give it a rating from 1-10 where 1 is not good and 10 is excellent, I give it 10!

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