We all need time for renewal and rejuvenation, especially now.

For many years, Spiritual Renewal Week has been a transforming event for truth-seekers from around the world to be inspired by the life and teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. This is our annual opportunity to connect with long-time devotees of Yogananda, meditate with lifetime meditators, and enjoy classes from some of Ananda’s most magnetic teachers.

This program is exceptionally inspiring, and is designed for anyone seeking to be inspired by the many facets of becoming self-realized – the spiritual teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi.

With more than 40 recorded events, we’ve co-created a worldwide event with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, the Spiritual Directors of Ananda and with Ananda community leaders and members worldwide, to host a spiritually dynamic, online experience.

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There are moments during Spiritual Renewal Week that are so pure and perfect that you instantly know that being there is right for the body, mind, and soul.Jeff K., Madison, Wisconsin

A Week of Spiritual Rejuvenation

During this week, in world-wide online community, you will:

  • More deeply understand the scope of Yogananda’s teachings and find inner answers to your deep spiritual questions and needs
  • Be inspired through the sharing of personal stories by Yogananda devotees around the world to discard limiting habits and manifest your purpose in life
  • Spend time online with people from around the world who share your aspirations
  • Feel blessed by a tangible divine presence

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

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Exclusively Online

No need for expensive plane tickets or trying to find available rooms! This year everyone can attend at an affordable cost.

This year’s online approach will allow for many things that haven’t been possible in previous Spiritual Renewal Weeks:

  • Enhanced energy: Profound inspiration from a more diverse variety of Ananda teachers than ever before will allow you to connect with the wider range of spiritual principles, which Paramhansa Yogananda brought to the West 100 years ago.
  • More programming: Your reservation gives you advanced access to over 20 pre-recorded talks created just for this event, including two very special guided meditations
  • You choose your schedule: Watch the live talks at your leisure, select from the pre-taped sessions menu when you’re ready, and choose daily guided meditations and evening enrichment. Watch what you love over again as much as you like.

Not possible in person this year, but still a reality in spirit!

Celebrating 100 Years Since Paramhansa Yogananda’s Arrival in the United States

Paramhansa Yogananda’s arrival in Boston in 1920 marked the beginning of a new wave of spiritual consciousness in America and throughout the world.

His mission was one of world peace and brotherhood, as well as individual Self-realization, both of which he said could be achieved through the practice of transformative meditation techniques such as Kriya Yoga, which he referred to as “the airplane route to God.”

When he published his now famous Autobiography of a Yogi in 1946, it was soon after the close of the second World War, a conflict which he prayed would never be repeated. The book had tremendous influence and inspired spiritual leaders in the growing counter-culture movement, which blossomed over a decade later.

Through his books, teachings, and practices of meditation and yoga, Yogananda helped to usher in the sweeping increase in interest in peace, consciousness, and self-transformation. For this he is often known today as the “father of yoga in the West.”


Recorded Keynote Talks

Control Your Life Force, Control Your Destiny:
Applying the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda

Speakers: Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Moving Toward Soul Freedom:
Working Out Your Karma

Speakers: Nayaswamis Maria, Ananta and Asha

Nayaswami Padma

Success Through Yogic Principles:
The wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda

Speakers: Atman, Nayaswamis Shivani and Padma, and Brahmachari Sagar

Techniques for Healing on All Levels

Speakers: Brahmachari Aditya MD, Tyagi Shanti MD, and Nayaswami Gyandev

Nayaswami Dharmadas

Yogananda’s Tools of Raising Consciousness:
Meditation, Attunement, and Kriya Yoga

Speakers: Devalila and Nayaswamis Dharmadas, Hriman, and Anandi

Carrying Yogananda’s Mission Into the Future with a panel of speakers from the next generation of Ananda leaders

Spiritual Renewal Week

Sunday Service with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi


Additional Talks and Activities

  • Ananda Kirtan with Nayaswamis Nirmala and Dharmadas
  • Q&A with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
  • Superconscious Attunement Ceremony
  • A Concert of Swami Kriyananda’s Music
  • The Descent of the Ganges: Indian Mythological Storytelling with Murali Venkatrao
  • Ananda World Market eZine

  • Guided Meditation at the Moksha Mandir with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
  • Guided Meditation at Seva Kutir (Assisi, Italy) with Nayaswamis Anand and Kirtani
  • Guided Ananda Yoga Sadhanas

ALL the classes and talks were helpful and inspiring. I felt great love and support…Attendee of a previous Spiritual Renewal Week

Our Teachers

Learn more about the teachers here, where each has a short bio.

Nayaswami Jyotish

Nayaswami Devi

Nayaswami Ananta

Nayaswami Maria

Asha Nayaswami

Nayaswami Anandi

Nayaswami Dhyana

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Shanti Rubenstone

Nayaswami Hriman

Nayaswami Padma

Atman Goering

Nayaswami Dharmadas

Nayaswami Nirmala

Nayaswami Devarshi

Nayaswami Gyandev

Nayaswami Kirtani

Nayaswami Shivani

Narya Tosetto

Nayaswami Narayan

Devalila Veenhof

Brahmachari Aditya

Brahmachari Tandava

Brahmachari Sagar

Brahmacharini Lakshmi

Saiganesh Sairaman

Shurjo Jha

Narayani Anaya

Erin Vinacco

Michelle Dossett

Jitendra Guindon

Badri Matlock

Kshama Kellog

Sundara Traymar

David Eby


Frequent Questions

The Spiritual Renewal Week 2020 has a mix of Live offerings and recorded supplementary offerings. Each day of the week, we will broadcast the Live offerings for the day, and open up access to the supplementary offerings of the day as well.

Check out our schedule to know more about the offerings.

Enrolling for Spiritual Renewal Week gives you access to Live Broadcasts of the live offerings, as well as HD recordings of these offerings that will be posted the same day for offline viewing. In addition you will receive access to the supplementary talks of the day as well.

You will have lifetime access to this course.

Yes, our site is smartphone and tablet friendly. Once you enroll, simply go to ananda.org and login on the top right of the page, and you will see the course on your dashboard.
Please write us at courseinfo@ananda.org at any point, and we will respond to your query promptly.

How to Sign Up & Access the Course

  1. Click on the Sign Up button and complete the checkout and payment process. As part of the process, you can use an existing account or create a new one if you don’t have one already.
  2. To access the course after you’ve signed up, go to ananda.org, and click Log In at the site navigation on top.
  3. You will receive emails when a live class is about to begin, when a new resource becomes available, and when a new recording is posted.

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With grateful thanks to the Ananda Janaka Foundation for their financial support.

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Reviews from Previous Spiritual Renewal Weeks

Associated Courses

3 reviews for Spiritual Renewal Week Online

  1. 5 out of 5

    Well worth the price of admission for these talks, guided practices, stories. Truly priceless inspiration. Already I’ve listened to many of the offerings a few times through OnlineWithAnanda (where you access the program after payment). My only suggestion would be to offer the separate items as an optional download so that weak internet/wireless/streaming interruptions are not an issue when listening. Bravo, and many thanks to all who contributed!

  2. 5 out of 5

    The feeling of openness and the welcoming nature of the Ananda environment and people made my experience so beautiful! ALL the classes and talks were helpful and inspiring.I felt great love and support from all of the staff and community members.

  3. 5 out of 5

    After 37 years of attending Spiritual Renewal Weeks, I am always uplifted by the fact that there is a true blessing in the whole event…. There are moments that are so pure and perfect that you instantly know that being there is right for the body, mind, and soul. The morning practices start the day with active self-connection…. many different instructors with unique skills lead the way into the morning. The classes are more than educational – they offer a joyful challenge to the mind to act and think in a more wise and expansive way. The afternoon programs deepen the knowledge, and the evening concerts, plays, and chanting all serve as frosting on the cake, as days pass and calmness grows. At the end, I felt blessed and grateful for another week of renewal. I look forward to life and to my next Spiritual Renewal Week with you all. May God bless and keep you.

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