Tools to live with inspiration in a changing world


What if life offered you a way to rise above outward turbulence, opening within you a deeply meaningful life, filled with purpose and fulfillment? The universal path of Yoga gives us such a way forward, with a step-by-step guide for self-mastery and radiant well-being.

Join us for a weeklong exploration of the eight-fold Path of Self-Realization – the eight universal steps for higher consciousness. Customize your experience with many online interactive classes, guided Ananda Yoga sessions, and other inspirational material for fresh inspiration to live with greater harmony, confidence, and purpose.

The journey awaits you. Join now and experience undreamed of potential within yourself.

 

 

Based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda

“Patanjali gives the eight-fold path of salvation and that is what all devotees of Yoga, all pursuers of the spiritual path, must use for their spiritual attainment”Paramhansa Yogananda

Introduction to Kriya Yoga Paramhansa Yogananda

During this week, you will:

Gain practical, step-by-step instructions in the inner path of self-awakening

Learn to connect with your higher Self and experience greater clarity and peace in all areas of your life.

Learn to work with your habits and attitudes in a more positive way

Connect and share with other truth seekers in our interactive online workshops

Experience the 8 steps that lead to greater spiritual awareness


The path to enlightenment embraces eight stages. In one form or another, all spiritual traditions follow this ascent into higher consciousness. Throughout this program, we’ll offer classes, workshops, and experiential yoga sessions that will focus on one or more of these universal steps, shining light on how we all can live more from our highest potential, making the most of this life.

Live Event Schedule

The Inner Journey – Living in Your Highest Potential

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6:00 to 7:30pm PST
with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, spiritual directors of Ananda Worldwide

How do you view the purpose of your life? What motivates your decisions? Do you feel that, above all, your goal is true and lasting happiness? Jyotish and Devi will share ways to align your habits, attitudes, and energy to increase your awareness that life is a joyous adventure that leads toward greater fulfillment and connection with the world around you.

Right Action Leads to Victory

Friday, Dec. 4, 10:00 – 11:30 am PST
with Nayaswami Anandi

What behaviors lead to the greatest success? What are the core principles that help you get along with others and feel good about yourself? These virtues open doorways to a clearer and happier roadmap for your life.

Experience Ananda Yoga and the Power of Pranayama

Saturday, Dec. 5, 4:00 to 6:00pm PST
with Melody Hansen, director of Level 1 Ananda Yoga

Experience the gentle, yet invigorating effects of Ananda Yoga to relax and recharge your body, mind, and spirit. Melody will also guide you through powerful asana affirmations and pranayama (life-force control) techniques to focus your mind, and to help you experience subtle energy within, to raise consciousness.

Discover the Inner Paradise of Spirit

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2:00 to 3:30pm PST
with Nayaswami Jaya, spiritual director of Ananda India

Can you find a center of calmness within yourself that is stronger than the powerful influence of the world around you? Yoga says, Yes!. Learn to plumb the depths of true, everlasting inner happiness by applying the science of yoga. Discover for yourself an inner paradise by following the simple, well proven practices of deep, meditative relaxation.

Awaken to Superconsciousness – the art of meditation and devotion

Monday, Dec. 7, 6:00 to 7:30pm PST
with Tyagi Dhyan

Meditation is a science as well as an art. The science includes techniques to uplift and inspire the heart and mind. The art helps you practice these techniques with more will power, relaxation, devotion, and self-offering for a deeper feeling of inner connection and peace. You’ll learn many tips and tricks to make your meditation practice something you eagerly anticipate.

Bringing God into Your Daily Life

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 6:00 to 7:30pm PST
with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

What are the steps to true and lasting happiness? Jyotish and Devi will explore the universal inner steps  to awaken a feeling of spiritual Oneness – our own highest, spiritual potential. Discover within yourself an eternal connection with all creation.

Additional Bonus Offerings

Ananda Yoga & Pranayama with Nayaswami Gyandev co-founder of Yoga Alliance, Director of Ananda Yoga

Ananda Kirtan, pre-recorded in the Temple of Light, Ananda Village

Guided Hong-Sau Meditation with Nayaswami Maria

Ananda Concert, pre-recorded in the Temple of Light, Ananda Village

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Upward Journey has a mix of Live and pre-recorded offerings. The live workshops will be interactive, offering a very dynamic way to connect personally with the subjects as well as with the teachers themselves.
Enrolling for The Upward Journey gives you access to Live Broadcasts, 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 pre-recorded material 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.

Enroll now and begin the transformation