Understanding Their Role in Your Spiritual Evolution

Launch on May 22, 2024

The chakras, the energy-distribution centers in our spines and brains, hold the keys to physical and emotional health. They also clearly describe the stages we all follow along our path to spiritual enlightenment.

In this course, you will become more actively aware of the chakras, their meaning and function, and will understand exactly where they are within you and what they do to make you who you are. But what is even more important, you will begin to experience the reality of chakras rather than just reading or hearing about them.

This is the only online, interactive course designed to give you an inspiring and in-depth understanding of the chakras and the astral body based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda.

Join us by May 22, 2024 and receive four special interactive Zoom webinars, offered live with guest presenter Nayaswami Aditya, as a part of your enrollment.

Online Course

A must for anyone seriously seeking advancement in the spiritual path. 5 stars.Gautiss, course review

What You'll Learn

A proper understanding of the chakras and of the laws that govern their working can be a powerful tool on your journey to self-transformation. This experiential course will give you insights on the following topics and more:

This course has been instrumental in increasing my knowledge of the chakras and helping me incorporate this knowledge in my daily practiceJeanne L., course review

What You'll Receive

Understanding the Chakras Online Course

Meet Your Instructors

Savitri Simpson is the creator of this course and author of its textbook, Chakras for Starters. A resident of Ananda Village since 1975, Savitri is a minister, counselor, Raja Yoga teacher, and former co-director of the Ananda Meditation Teacher Training and Ananda Yoga Teacher Training programs. Among Ananda’s most popular teachers, Savitri has taught at Ananda’s Expanding Light Retreat and several of Ananda’s branch communities since coming to Ananda.

An expert in the chakras for many decades, she has taught hundreds of classes, workshops, and seminars on awakening the chakras and understanding their true meaning and purpose.

Nayaswami Aditya serves as the Assistant Spiritual Director for Ananda India. A surgeon by training, Aditya has led Ananda India’s outreach in numerous cities, and has served as director of Ananda’s work in Pune for years. He offers numerous corporate workshops and health and well being themed workshops, in addition to sharing the meditation and Kriya Yoga teachings.

Aditya is the facilitator for the live webinars and interactions for this course. He enjoys  sharing about the Chakras with his usual mix of warmth, practicality, clarity, and joy. Aditya is a senior Ananda minister and Kriyacharya.

Nabha Cosley is the coordinating instructor for this course and the primary point of contact for all the students. Nabha has served with Ananda for many years as a meditation teacher, a Sangha team manager, webmaster, and author, helping Ananda to share the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda through websites, apps, and other channels.

As a teacher at Ananda Nabha has worked with high school and middle-school students, as well as adults. He has taught classes with The Expanding Light Retreat and at Ananda centers such as Dallas and New Zealand. He is a member of the Ananda Washington center with his wife, Michelle, and their two young children.

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25 reviews for Know Your Chakras

  1. 5 out of 5

    Wonderful class! Very informative and brought to you in such an expressive way to keep you wanting to learn more. I’ve already used this information in other classes. Thank you Nayaswami Savitri and Nabha.

  2. 5 out of 5

    On our journey to finding our way back to God, we come along many teachers and many “systems”. I knew about chakras, however not in the depth that this course offers. The teacher is extremely knowledgeable and makes easy to understand. The course instructor offers incredible support second to none.
    I highly recommend this course or any other Ananda Course.

    Many Blessings

  3. 5 out of 5

    I thoroughly enjoyed this class from start to finish. Nayaswami Savitri has such wonderful energy and the teachings are easy to understand. I was taking several other courses at the same time and found that I often needed to refer to something in this class to help clarify a point in another class. I have used the supplementary audios many times and will continue to refer to them, as well as the class material. The class itself is “evergreen” and I will continue to use the information, as it is also “evergreen”! Thank you Nabha and Nayaswami Savitri!

  4. 5 out of 5

    A beautiful course with wonderful guidance and in-depth teachings on the chakras. This learning has deepened my awareness of my own energy body and healing capacity, as well as inspired an appreciation for the upward movement of energy as the primary goal in life and the spiritual path. The course structure and delivery were very enjoyable and simple to follow.

  5. 5 out of 5

    This course has been very helpful in understanding the wisdom of the chakras in daily life. Savitri’s videos and writings are clear, well-thought out, and inspiring for the spiritual seeker. If you are hungry to go more deeply into the purpose of the chakras in our lives, and to integrate simple, easy-to-use practices to grow spiritually in relation to the chakras, I highly recommend this course. The instructors are very responsive to all inquiries and questions, embodying grace, patience, and love. Thank you for an enjoyable experience!

  6. 5 out of 5

    What a beautiful thoughtful presentation of the chakras. I so enjoyed Nayaswami Savitri’s comprehensive and engaging guidance through the chakras. Her book “Through the Chakras” is an excellent accompaniment to the course. This course was a lot of fun!

  7. 5 out of 5

    This course has been an absolute delight! It’s filled with wisdom and practical tools to uplift the soul. I have learned so much more about myself by knowing more about the chakras.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Connecting with Nayaswami Savitri was a lovely experience – she is a marvelous teacher and it’s been such a pleasure completing her Know Your Chakras course. Sending a sincere and appreciative thank you to her and to my online teacher guides!

    All the best,

  9. 5 out of 5

    This course is to be highly recommended on many levels. It is informative, thorough and deep, and yet also fun and interesting. I will be re-visiting the videos and audio visualisations for many years. It also lead me to Nayaswami Savitri’s trilogy of books – on the yugas, chakras and on death – which I also very much recommend. Savitri has a wonderful way of communicating that leaves one uplifted as well as informed. Many thanks also to Nabha who has provided lovely and helpful feedback. What a treasure to have access to such wonderful teachings.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Regardless of where you are on your spiritual path, and what you may have learned previously about your chakras, I highly recommend this course. Perfectly balanced with information , practice and integration, this course gave me the opportunity to truly “experience” ALL my chakras for the FIRST time. As a Kriyaban who has been meditating and pursuing spiritual knowledge for thirty years, that says a lot. Plus the tone of the program is light and friendly so it was fun and engaging. Each time I finished an assignment, I couldn’t wait to get to the next one. How great is that?

  11. 5 out of 5

    I am only half way through this course and few words can describe how these teachings are influencing my life and my health. I am growing and changing in ways I have wanted to experience for a long time. God bless the teachings and all those who have brought this information forward for everyone.

  12. 5 out of 5

    This is a lovely class as a refresher but is also packed with fresh information. I enjoyed the class. Thank you.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Excellent course. Course material is presented clearly and concisely. This is a comprehensive in depth course with excellent exercises and reading material that will get one on the path of working with their chakras. I highly recommend it.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Highly recommended! Learned a lot of material that I have not found elsewhere!

  15. 5 out of 5

    It was a beautiful experience to dive into the chakras from such a subtle approach as the divine guidance.
    It’s very helpful to have a more abrangent view about this rich subject. I am very grateful for this incredible experience.

  16. 5 out of 5

    I learned so many little nuggets of detail from this course! I was pleasantly surprised by how the well the book is written and appreciate that we can read it online. I watched the videos over and over again to absorb more every time! Thank you for putting this together!

  17. 5 out of 5

    This coarse has been instrumental in increasing my knowledge of the Chakras and helping me incorporate this knowledge in my daily energization and meditation practice. I can now understand how awakening the Chakras are necessary in everyday life and moving us closer to knowing g God
    I would recommend this coarse to all that want to expand the knowledge behind the practice.
    Jeanne L

  18. 5 out of 5

    This course was everything it promised, and more! I appreciate the sense of fun that Nayaswami Savitri includes in her videos, and the personal comments that the instructor writes in the feedback for each quiz.

  19. 5 out of 5

    A Wonderful course for those seeking more understanding of this spiritual path! The videos and audio recordings are excellent and leave you will the desire to ‘know more’. The instructor provides excellent feedback and guidance. I have a deeper understanding of the 7 chakras as related from the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.

  20. 5 out of 5

    I am amazed how this course has answered all the questions I had and many I did not know I had about the chakras.
    I feel blessed to now know the depth of the chakras from a course that was well presented and filled with information.
    For me, the warming, embracing, and welcoming feeling I received from the instructor made the course a pleasure.

  21. 5 out of 5

    This course is a must for anyone seriously seeking advancement in the spiritual path. The instructor showed indeed to possess vast knowledge about the chakras and about all the contents of the course. I felt very confident to learn that these teachings were exactly as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda. I really enjoyed learning about chanting the AUM for the chakras and I could actually felt the energy flowing through my body. Definitely, this course is worth the investment. 5 Stars ;-)

  22. 5 out of 5

    This course has deeply changed me…To learn about the Chakras has given me the utmost respect for the spiritual path but it has also given me a new reverence for my meditation and a deeper devotion for my love of God. I have experienced a deeper yearning to know God.. And as Savitri writes -” Let the Spiritual Eye draw you to itself” I know it is possible to someday know Divine Bliss.
    This course has also deepened my Kriya practice…to add the awareness of the Chakras while doing Kriya has been amazing….My mind is calmer and more focused during my meditations than ever before.
    Thank you so much…I will continue to read the book over and over again…5 Stars.

  23. 5 out of 5

    I loved the course! Having just graduated the Ananda Teacher Meditation Training this ended up being extremely helpful. I am able to add new visualizations and meditations to my classes. I now feel comfortable putting together workshops based on the chakras! Thank you! 5 stars!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Expanding our understanding of the chakras has been important in teaching us methods to improve our attitudes, emotions, health, and enhancing our spiritual growth. Learning about negative and positive qualities of each chakra helps us to understand and improve our own personalities and traits. Inevitably, by practicing the lessons correctly we can improve the quality of our body and soul. We have also learned that by improving our individual and overall chakra characteristics in a positive manner, we gradually improve our compatibility with God’s divinity (i.e., helping us to achieve self realization).

    Nayaswami Savitri’s video presentations are enjoyable to watch repeatedly and help us perform the chakra techniques properly. They are easy to follow and were made more interesting by including fun exercises, such as learning how to enhance and enrich the colors and other aspects of our auras.
    The course is well organized and presented logically. Well done.

    Upon completion of the course, we are now reading the book “Through the Chakras” by Savitri. An interesting and informative perspective in learning about the chakras. Good visualization methods are provided in the story to help us acquire a more thorough understanding of them (via the seven golden pyramids). I like the way that explanations such as vritti energies are woven into the story. Higher (Treta) Yuga life descriptions and astral body characteristics are pleasantly revealing. This book also brings together what we have learned from this course in an interesting way. Reading it is enjoyable and an appropriate follow up to this course.

    Other comments…
    We found these “You Tube” videos helpful (re: Chakras):
    “The Chakras: “the Seven Gates to Freedom”- The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita with Swami Kriyananda.
    Also, we found some very good “You Tube” videos about the chakras (and Guided Meditations) by Nayaswami Savitri.

    Sincerely, Ray and Kim

  25. 5 out of 5

    It covers the topic in a comprehensive, in depth and well thought out manner. To benefit from the course fully, I find that it is best to go through the exercises, visualizations, affirmations, meditations slowly ; not rushing through. Let the experience sink in so that I can get to perceive my chakras directly, (and meditatively), and feel the energy.

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