Deepening Your Kriya Yoga Practice

“I am ever with those who practice Kriya,” he [Lahiri Mahasaya] said consolingly to chelas who could not remain near him. “I will guide you to the Cosmic Home through your enlarging perceptions.” Autobiography of a Yogi

Kriya is a way of life, not only a technique. This course provides step-by-step video instruction that will help deepen and strengthen your practice regardless of whether you are new to Kriya or a long-term practitioner.

Included In Course:

International Kriya Retreat
Broadcast Live, Recorded May 17 to 19, 2018

May 17, 2018

  • Opening Satsang with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, Spiritual Directors of Ananda Sangha Worldwide.

May 18, 2018

  • Class with Kriyacharyas: Nayaswamis Anand & Kirtani (visiting from Ananda Italy) and Nayaswami Dharmarajan (visiting from Ananda India).

May 19, 2018 Swami Kriyananda’s Birthday

  • Class with Kriyacharyas: Nayaswami Uma (visiting from Ananda Italy), Nayaswami Devarshi (visiting from Ananda India), and Tyagini Shanti (visiting from Ananda Palo Alto).
  • Celebration of Swami Kriyananda’s Birthday with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Who Is This Course For?

  • New Ananda Sangha Kriya Yoga Initiates.
  • Ananda Sangha Kriyabans seeking to re-inspire or deepen their Kriya practice.

Course* Includes:

*See below for more details on course content.

  • Concise, step-by-step videos on all aspects of Kriya Yoga with Ananda’s most experienced teachers.
  • Kriya Yoga Technique Q&A Booklet (pdf).
  • Guided Kriya Initiation with Swami Kriyananda (mp3).
  • Interactive forum.
  • Live Guided Kriya Meditations with Kriyacharyas — Second Thursday of every month from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Pacific Time.
  • Optional written exercises.
  • Personal support (via email, telephone, or live chat).

Course Presenters:

  • Nayaswami Jyotish Deepening Kriya Yoga

    Nayaswami Jyotish

  • Nayaswami Devi Deepening Kriya Yoga

    Nayaswami Devi

  • Nayaswami Jaya Helin Deepening Kriya Yoga

    Nayaswami Jaya

  • Nayaswami Dhyana Deepening Kriya Yoga

    Nayaswami Dhyana

  • Dr. Peter Van Houten Deepening Kriya Yoga

    Dr. Peter Van Houten

  • Nayaswami Maria Deepening Kriya Yoga

    Nayaswami Maria

  • Nayaswami Devarshi Deepening Kriya Yoga

    Nayaswami Devarshi

  • Nayaswami Dharmadas Deepening Kriya Yoga

    Nayaswami Dharmadas

Course Sections and Video Content:

  • How to Approach Your Daily Kriya Practice Nayaswami Jaya (12:09)
  • Right Attitude Nayaswami Jaya (08:54)
  • The Power of Kriya Yoga Nayaswami Dhyana (30:58)
  • What Inspires Me About Kriya Nayaswami Dhyana (07:27)
  • Maha Mudra with the Kriya Breath Nayaswami Devarshi (9:08)
  • Introduction to Kriya Yoga Nayaswami Jyotish (03:56)
  • Preparatory Techniques Nayaswami Jyotish (08:15)
  • Physical Aspect of the Breath Nayaswami Jyotish (09:27)
  • The Inner Flow of Energy Nayaswami Jyotish (13:27)
  • Other Aspects of Kriya Nayaswami Jyotish (09:48)
  • Guided Kriya Practice Nayaswami Dhyana (1:02:51)
  • Jyoti Mudra Nayaswami Maria (05:51)
  • Demonstration of Jyoti Mudra Nayaswami Maria (06:46)
  • Introduction to Devotion and Kriya Nayaswami Devi (00:33)
  • Devotion and Attunement Nayaswami Devi (05:38)
  • Why Attunement is Important Nayaswami Devi (07:23)
  • How to Increase Attunement and Devotion Nayaswami Devi (07:40)
  • How to Deepen Devotion Nayaswami Devi (16:19)
  • Importance of Seclusion Nayaswami Devi (06:03)
  • Chanting AUM at the Chakra Nayaswami Maria (01:03)
  • Demonstration of Chanting AUM at the Chakras Nayaswami Maria (04:14)
  • Introduction to Kechari Mudra Dr. Peter Van Houten (04:17)
  • Why is Kechari Mudra Important? Dr. Peter Van Houten (04:06)
  • When and How to Incorperate Kechari Mudra Into Your Kriya Practice Dr. Peter Van Houten (04:19)
  • What Does the Kechari Mudra Position Do? Dr. Peter Van Houten (05:20)
  • Anatomy of Kechari Mudra Dr. Peter Van Houten (12:34)
  • How to Include Kechari in Your Yoga Practice Dr. Peter Van Houten (03:28)
  • How to Prepare Your Tongue for Kechari Mudra Dr. Peter Van Houten (10:04)
  • Frequently Asked Questions Dr. Peter Van Houten (12:13)
Kriyaban Retreat at Ananda Village in Northern California — Recorded May 19, 2016

“How to Get More From Your Kriya Practice”

  • Nayaswami Jyotish (39:48)
  • Nayaswami Devi (28:47)
  • Nayaswami Dharmadas (21:32)
  • Nayaswami Jaya (24:42)
  • Nayaswami Dhyana (35:32)
Online Kriya Weekend Recorded October 28 to 30, 2016


  • 4 Guided Kriya Meditations (with Sanjan and Nayaswami Anandi)
  • How to Make Your Kriya More Effective
  • 2 Satsangs with Q&A

Sanjan Marks-Thelen

Sanjan Marks-Thelen is the Director of the Ananda Kriya Sangha for North and South America. He lives at Ananda Village in Northern California. Before moving to California he lived in Madison, Wisconsin where he ran the Ananda Madison Meditation group. During this time he taught yoga meditation throughout Madison and the surrounding area to a wide variety of people.


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