46 reviews for Preparation for Kriya Yoga Reviews

  1. 5 out of 5

    This series of courses through Ananda has blessed me first and foremost, with a personal relationship with our Guru, which I will nurture through devotion and applying his teachings. I come away from these courses with elevated awareness of my behaviors and reactions in daily life. I often “catch myself” in the moment, or directly afterwards, of my habitual patterns of physical and mental responses. I have come to realize that my will alone is not enough to overcome my patterns. It will be by appealing to the help of our Guru and his emissaries (the teachers of Ananda) and putting into practice the techniques we have learned that I may begin to gain control of the energy within, dissolve the vortices of past karma in the astral spine, thus releasing trapped energy and enabling it to be directed upward to the spiritual eye and to eventual freedom. So much of this course has been about awakening and remembering.

    I look forward to continuing on the path of self-realization and am deeply grateful to Ananda and all our teachers who work so selflessly in service to the Master’s mission. Thank you from my heart!


  2. 5 out of 5

    Jai Guru,
    It was truly and amazing a beautiful journey I never experienced in my life before. Throughout this journey always felt blessed by master and by entire leneage of Kriya Yoga. It help me to deepen my thoughts more attune towards this path of kriya. Just like you mentioned I started reading books for review and every time I am learning something new. It’s great.. !!! This is never ending process and I have strong faith on master that he will keep us all engaged on the path surely he has great plan ahead for everyone. Only we have to maintain our courage will consistency and commitment and 100% efforts for our 25% part.

    Thank you very much Devalila , nayaswami Maria ji lisa and everyone of this course to make our life journey beautiful and spritual. Your devotion to this great path is truly inspiration and great motivation to all of us.

    Pranam 🙏

  3. 5 out of 5

    A beautiful discovery of keeping on finding my ‘Self’ in this journey. I am calmer, regaining my confidence, clarity of thought and I accept the state of what is. Thanks to the magnetism and attunement tools provided in the course.
    Love and light

  4. 5 out of 5

    This course has deepened my attunement to Yoganandaji and the whole lineage of the Masters. The subtle guidance of the instructors Devalila, Maria and Lisa was was of great help and support. I warmly recommend this course to all Truth seekers to find their way Home in Divine Freedom.
    The Masters are showing the way and are waiting for us…
    Looking very much for the Journey ahead,

  5. 5 out of 5

    I have just been scrolling through and reading all the reviews below and am in awe of the outpourings of gratitude from those that have taken this course and all those courses leading up to it. I add my eternal gratitude in bucket loads! The exceptional qualities of these beautiful teachers who are so very present to our individual paths and needs reflects Masters constant guidance and the presence of the lineage. As with every course so far on this journey of kriya yoga the content, pace and Satsangs are designed to prepare us for deepening our path and now our commitment to kriya. We learn more techniques at a manageable pace that have the potential to carry us far. Every Single Question we have is answered. And often very quickly. I cannot thank Master, Devalilia, Nayaswami Maria and Lisa enough.

  6. 5 out of 5

    It’s deep, it’s powerful, it’s worth doing! Devalila stated during the first webinar that this is ‘where the rubber hits the road’ and she wasn’t wrong. Actually I’m finding it hard to put into words just how profound the experience of doing this course was for me and clearly.the other truly lovely souls also on the course. Devalila, Maria and Lisa were a great team who gave so much of themselves and responded so quickly to our questions. The webinars were inspirational as were these wonderful tutors. Thankyou so much.

  7. 5 out of 5

    This course has been invaluable in providing the next steps to understanding and living by the teachings of our incredible line of Masters, exemplified by our Guru Paramhansa Yogananda, and his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda. Especially powerful has been the openness of the teachers, Devalila, Maria and Lisa, in answering all our questions, no matter how small, to clarify anything that comes up; they keep things at a grounded and practical level, so that the student feels well-prepared to take the next steps. There is no hurrying, no rushing; their goal is that each one goes at the pace that is most natural for the individual…the spiritual life is just that – for life. Having these teachers as living examples of ones truly attuned to our Guru and the goal of self-realization is a gift beyond measure. Blessings and joy abound.

  8. 5 out of 5

    A wonderful class with brilliant teachers who are open, honest, accessible and who truly wish to help us attune ourselves to the Awe-Some lineage of Masters who came before sharing this practice.
    I highly recommend this class to all looking to further their devotion and depth on this Path.

  9. 5 out of 5

    This course is perfect for anyone wishing to deepen there meditation practice. The instructors freely share their in-depth knowledge and experience.

    I highly recommend this coarse.

  10. 5 out of 5

    What a wonderful journey this has been. Thank you Devalila, Nayaswami Maria and Lisa for all your support, guidance and wisdom. The videos were very helpful in demonstrating the techniques. The lessons and webinars were very informative. This course has deepened my spiritual practice and I highly recommend it. With deep gratitude and blessings, Shanti

  11. 5 out of 5

    This course is for all those who want to enhance their experience of life in terms of love, peace, calmness, joy, bliss, light, sound and power. The contents of the course and mediation techniques provide further insight into various aspects of the science of Kriya Yoga. Practice of the techniques, as prescribed, coupled with love and devotion, for God and Guru, feels like coming home. The course makes us look for right things, at the right place, and helps us in knowing the region, beyond reason. The course not only prepares one for Kriya initiation but also helps in building capacity to act efficiently, and effectively in the outer world. Feel blessed to be at the feet of the Master. Words are not enough to express my gratitude to Swami Kriyananda who played key role in spreading the wisdom and teachings of the Master, which goes a long way in uplifting the mankind. I am also very grateful to the course instructors Devalila, Nayaswami Maria and Lisa for their blessings, guidance and support. And it was a matter of joy to learn from the experiences shared by fellow participants, who were wonderful.

  12. 5 out of 5

    What a great course. Devalila and Maria are so wonderful trainers, they were able to create divine connection effortlessly. This course has enriched me greatly, now I do feel greater connectivity to Guru and God. Teachings & techniques provided in this course are priceless. I feel, I have made significant progress in my spiritual journey.
    All the blessings to the wonderful teachers

  13. 5 out of 5

    As with all of Ananda’s courses, this has been another wonderful experience which has deepened my attunement with Master and this path.

  14. 5 out of 5

    I have such a deep appreciation for this Prep for Kriya Course and for all of you. I could never have imagined the beauty of it all…..There are so many things I want to say, but so difficult to express in words — yet one image that’s come to me is my being given such a beautifully wrapped gift that is literally vibrating with radiance. Opening the box, I smile as I see such a lovely gift inside and another small box, also beautifully wrapped and even more vibrant than the first! I open that second box, wherein lies yet another wonderful gift and yes, a third box, a bit smaller and even more light-filled. These gifts continue on and on until the last box, the sixth box, the tiniest yet the brightest and most love-filled. I open this box and experience the entire universe within, expanding … thousands of suns and moons glowing, radiating, and embracing. Divine Mother. Divine Love. Jai Guru Aum.

    Thank you a thousand times.

  15. 5 out of 5

    This is a VERY powerful course seeded with much love and wisdom. Devalila, Nayaswami Maria and Lisa have been profoundly helpful in carefully directing us closer to God and helping us grow our love to devine mother. Each answer to our on line questions were delivered with so much depth and loving attention. It gave us confidence to open up and feel any question will be answered with upmost respect and thoughtfulness. I feel so very grateful to have received so much from this course .Many Thanks and blessings!

  16. 5 out of 5

    I have learned lifetimes of wisdom about myself and yoga from this course…..in just a short three months time. It’s been truly transformational. Who was I before this course? How did I even function without this new understanding? Practicing the techniques, correctly and consistently with devotion, opens up the possibility of ever-expanding, ever-new joy. What a gift to be part of Ananda’s wise progression of courses on the path to Kriya and self-realization.

  17. 5 out of 5

    The teachings, the teachers and everything about this course is perfect for this moment and place on the path. For me the most beneficial parts were the excellent commentary and insights of the instructors and always with such wisdom, kindness and patience. The other part would be the ability to interact with the other students and the fact that part of our homework required us to share elements of our own journey, practice and insights. I feel well prepared for the next step of Kriya and know that if I have any questions or concerns I will be fully supported and encouraged.

  18. 5 out of 5

    An amazing experience. This course brought the earlier lessons full circle for me. Learning to deepen my meditation practice, how breathing techniques energize the astral spine and so many other lessons made this course a joy. The instructors took care to ensure students knew they could ask questions as necessary for clarification and guidance. A wonderful and spiritually uplifting experience.

  19. 5 out of 5

    This is very great course and brings one step closer to guru and the god. Devalila and Nayasawami are great people and helps you in all ways possible to your questions and concerns and also suggest corrections if any required. Get enrolled and come close to guru to realize who you are and why you are here.

    Thank you to all co travelers .


  20. 5 out of 5

    I feel blessed to have found these teachings! I have been taking courses following the path to Kriya yoga for the last year. I have learned so much and know I will continue to grow in my meditation practice because of this training. The instructors are exceptional and provide a safe space for learning through their wisdom and compassion. Thank you Devalila, Anandi and Nayaswami Maria and many blessings!

  21. 5 out of 5

    I thank Guru for zoom, and I thank Ananda for their teachers. Lots of format for meditation . Lots of techniques to build Kriya yoga bridge. I’m so grateful & how wonderful to be in your presence you’re doing a terrific job always helping me. Shedding the light of friendly service. Thank you, Light Love & Joy Toni

  22. 5 out of 5

    Having only been on the path for a little less than a year, I have changed my life for the better. The calmness and devotion is becoming very powerful. I realize there is so much more to accomplish………NOW is the time

  23. 5 out of 5

    A course I would definitely recommend to anyone looking to come to know God and themselves more deeply.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Deeply insightful. I have learned so much more about yoga in this last course then I have in the last 5 years of my life. these courses are laid out in a easy to understand format that will benefit you for years to come on your spiritual journey. Thank you

  25. 5 out of 5

    Preparation for Kriya Yoga has taken me on an adventure into deep inquiry in self-realization and applied me with techniques that will last with me forever. I have made and embraced many positive changes throughout the duration of the course, with challenges along the way, however, I have learned and still learning if you don’t have challenges you are unable to experience true wisdom and ultimate growth.

    Through the grace of God and Guru, I am grateful, for the teachings, techniques, and support, that I have received.

    With many blessings


  26. 5 out of 5

    Although I have a long way to go on I am beyond blessed that I have had the opportunity to take part in these lessons. It is so amazing to me that no matter how many times I read an Ananda book or take a lesson I still learn something new. I just wanted to say thank you to all of the wonderful souls who have given so much time and love to make this invaluable knowledge available to us all in these trying times. Thank you all so very much. Aum Peace Amen.

  27. 5 out of 5

    The course is perfect should you desire Kriya Yoga Initiation. The course content is dense and yet the instructors are very skillful to assist various backgrounds and levels of preparation along the path to access this depth with sensitivity and care. The course and the community are exceptionally prepared to do this work given to us by our gurus. I am grateful for their devotion.

    I am aware that my journey has been preparing me for Kriya Yoga initiation all my life.

    I highly recommend this course. If you are ready, the course will not disappoint.

    Blessings on your journey

  28. 5 out of 5

    I am a beginner in meditation and at the end of this one year I see that I have changed in profound and positive ways . Now my today list and my ideal day list are one and the same, which I thought was impossible a year ago .I feel blessed to be a part of Ananda and am grateful for the well written course material , the awesome teachers and my friendly Gurubhais sharing their thoughts and experiences, making this journey life changing.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Karen E. Beck, Rochester, NY

    What a delightful pearl dive! This has been one of the most rewarding and transformative experiences of my 54 year life. I will begin a. Part time job soon to save the money to travel to Nevada City in hopes of receiving. Kriya. You are all Great Souls on this luminous path!.. We are all light-filled rays of God here on Earth and I know my cup truly “runneth over” with JOY,JOY,JOY today…. In Divine Friendship, KB

  30. 5 out of 5

    I now understand that all my life experiences were tailor-made to lead me back Home. I struggled for several years with a physical disability that limited my movements, and that struggle caused me suffering. Only when I accepted the situation and handed it over to the Higher Power that resides in me (and in all of creation) did the situation clear up and spiritual opportunities began to appear that led me to the path of meditation, Kriya Yoga, and union with the Father.
    About 15 years ago I read the Autobiography of a Yogi and fell in love with Kriya Yoga. So I contacted SRF and took the correspondence course for a year. But when I was told that I had to travel to the USA to receive initiation, the situation became complicated and I was unable to travel. The years passed and I continued the daily practice of meditation, improving it more and more, in depth and duration. From time to time he thought of the initiation I had not done and felt sad. And then the pandemic happened and I had to be confined at home working remotely via the computer. More free time led me to search the Internet for Kriya Yoga, and suddenly I came across Ananda’s website (which I wasn’t aware of) announcing the online course. I realized immediately that it was my opportunity I had been waiting for so long. I signed up immediately and have been taking courses in the curriculum for a year. And here I am, very close to realizing my old dream: to be initiated into Kriya Yoga.
    My gratitude is immense. I am grateful to God who led me to Ananda in an unexpected way and I am grateful to all Ananda instructors and to the community that seeks Light and Self-realization.
    Indeed, God’s ways are unfathomable, but His call in our hearts is irresistible.
    Thank you dear sisters and brothers, companions on this wonderful trip, each one in his own way and in the place where each one lives. OM Shanti.

  31. 5 out of 5

    Another beautiful offering from Ananda. Many new techniques are offered to further a lifetime of practice. The written and supplemental audio and video materials are all very helpful. The instructors teach and offer advice in an open,, compassionate and non-judgmental way. This allows for the students to share more openly.and discuss various questions, experiences and concerns on the class forum page. I found this to be as benef8cial as any other part of the class. Others often posted about subjects I had been thinking of and wondering about. Time after time, the instructors provided useful, clarifying feedback. We were all learning from each other. A powerful experience, ultimately conducted at our own pace. I highly recommend continuing along and taking this offering in preperatuin of Kriya.

  32. 5 out of 5

    I found the “Preparation for Kriya” course is a stepping stone in meditation and is built upon techniques learned during previous courses. I found that the pace of this course was perfect. We learned new techniques during each lesson. Two weeks during lessons provided us enough time to practice and hone techniques. The discussion forum was beneficial. Both teachers Devalila and Anandi, answered questions asked by students very patiently and profoundly. I had similar questions too. This course has changed my life. I was able to increase the meditation time. I could add a second practice during the day. Overall my life has become very positive. I recommend this life-changing course to all of you.

  33. 5 out of 5

    An excellent course full of lots of different practical techniques and theory.

    This course will help further develop any spiritual aspirant on the path to Kriya Yoga.

    With Blessings,

  34. 5 out of 5

    A wonderful course and a beautiful way to dive even deeper into the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and the lineage of gurus and great masters.
    I am extremely grateful for what was shared and what I learned to enhance my meditation practice and deepen my devotion. I am looking forward to continuing to learn and practice while seeking GOD!

  35. 5 out of 5

    It has been a soul-satisfying few weeks! This course is highly recommended for anyone wanting to deepen their connection with God and Guru.


  36. 5 out of 5

    A wonderful course that introduces new techniques in the Kriya path. Both the content and the instruction were very helpful in deepening my meditation practice and devotion to Master and the lineage of gurus. This course will definitely challenge you and help you prepare for receiving Kriya.

    Jai guru,


  37. 5 out of 5

    This was an amazing course which there are no words to describe. It truly helped my devotion and connection to Master. Thank you for changing lives and for helping my heart to open!

  38. 5 out of 5

    This course, as well as the three previous ones on the path to Kriya Yoga, has been a blessing in my life. One of the things I appreciate the most is that how each step, each course, each lesson is designed to help you advance in digestible increments and if needed, can be adjusted to your personal pace. Life threw me a couple of curve balls and forced me to slow down in many areas of my life. I asked for the needed extension and it was granted.
    Its also nice that you are accompanied by seasoned veterans (thank you Devalila and Anandi), for when you have questions, you are supplied with wise answers, and at the same time, you are trusted to be able to trust your own inner experiences and encouraged when you need it. It was a very balanced mix between the inner and the outer for me and I would suggest it to anyone who’s taken the first three steps on the Path to Kriya Yoga who is serious about continuing on this path…and even if you aren’t , it would still be good to take it to learn a new level of spiritual discipline (if this is something you feel called to cultivate). The insights I’ve gained because I took this course are invaluable! I know that each person’s path is an individual one, but I truly believe that if you did the first 3 classes, this fourth class will be an asset to your personal growth, as its structured to help you where you are at!

  39. 5 out of 5

    The deeper I move into Yogananda’s teachings and the more I study and practice, I’m finding more peace in my stressful life. I feel very supported and encouraged by all the instructors I’ve had along my journey. The more I let go of expectations and move along with experiencing without self judgement, the more I experience Divine Peace. I’m so very grateful to this program and feel like it’s been a life line through some very difficult times in my life.
    Many Blessings,

  40. 5 out of 5

    This course has been an immense benefit to me, and I really appreciate it being available online. The course helped me in many ways, especially in understanding the Path on a deeper level and preparing for the initiation into Kriya itself.
    Meditation techniques as well as other important aspects of kriya Yoga are well explained, and if there is anything unclear, Devalila and Anandi will explain it in detail. In addition, their answers are always of unexpected depth and are a great inspiration for deepening spiritual practice.

    I am deeply grateful for this course!

  41. 5 out of 5

    Preparation for Kriya Yoga completed my training in becoming a Kriyaban (practicing Kriya Yogi). New core techniques were taught and demonstrated, devotion was modeled, habits were formed. The instructors were ever-present to clarify, advise and encourage. The presentation of the course material was continuously improved and enhanced, with authentic teachings from Paramhansa Yogananda. This was online, yet I felt I was part of the Ananda community. What a service they provide, with their lifelong commitments, to interested seekers!

    The Path of Kriya Yoga has been an 18 month journey for me. I received Kriya initiation in January 2021, which was a new beginning for me. The amount of personal support and attention given to class members through email and Zoom is pretty amazing. It doesn’t end. Access to ongoing support and further training materials is provided to new Kriyabans.

    For those who want direct experience of this path, I encourage you to finish the initiatory journey. Take the Preparation for Kriya Yoga course, then receive Kriya as taught by Yogananda and described in his Autobiography. I found it to be well worth the effort.

  42. 5 out of 5

    An excellent course with a lot of information.
    Give a frame to what has been learned before.
    The course addresses new meditation techniques as well as the attunement and energetic aspects.
    Allow to deepen the practice of meditation and the understanding of all the energy processes.
    I highly recommend this course.

  43. 5 out of 5

    This is a wonderful course. There are a lot of techniques to learn before we receive Kriya and this course lays it all out in written, audio and video format.

    It is great to connect so closely via Skype or Zoom with the teachers who do their best to ensure that we are learning the techniques and that we have the support we need.

    This is the perfect course for anyone seriously considering Kriya initiation. I highly recommend it.


  44. 5 out of 5

    Although already a Kriyaban, the Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive class proved to be not only insightful but also deepening on a knowledge and devotional level. Re-exploring the techniques allowed me to identify where I was lacking and to refine each tool. The teacher is fabulous, a very deep soul dedicated to helping others thrive in their Kriya practice. Workshops and classes, held by other amazing teachers, on subjects like the chakras, devotion or deeper breathing practice, add a special dimension to an already awesome class.

    I highly recommend this course to anyone preparing for Kriya Yoga initiation but also to any Kriyaban looking to refresh and deepen their existing practice.

    Many thanks and blessings!
    In Joy,
    Mimi Lau

  45. 5 out of 5

    This online course was a great help because I live far from Ananda Europe center. Attending this course allowed me to get a great amount of information as well as teachings to improve my daily practice and better preparing for my Kriya initiation.

    I took initiation at Ananda Assisi in November 2017. I lived days of strong feelings there, trials too, but also a great joy at the end. I think that something has changed forever in my life.
    I hope everyone can live such a great experience.

    Many blessings
    from Palermo (Italy)

  46. 5 out of 5

    The most beautiful part of the Preparation for Kriya Yoga class to me wa the live satsangs. The connection to the Masters was felt deeply, it lifted up my spirits and it was a time of pure devotional offering to God and Master, and made me forget everything else.

    Another prominent feature of the class that made a great impact was the unique personal support and guidance received by the instructor via one-on-one video meetings apart from emails and/or phone calls. The friendly and helpful nature of the instructor gave me an opportunity to open up, ask questions, find the next steps towards Kriya initiation, and learn more about the programs at Ananda Village.

    The knowledge shared by Swamiji and Nayaswami Jyotish in the audio lessons was rich and profound. It was also a joy to participate in the forums with other devotional truth-seeking souls and read about their journey. Thank you, Love and blessings! – Kiran L

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