Saturdays April 1, April 8 and April 15
This 3 class series is intended for those who want to explore and deepen their understanding of this specific path of Self-realization as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda.
The science of Kriya Yoga is eternal. It is true like mathematics, like the simple rules of addition and subtraction, the law of Kriya can never be destroyed.
– Paramhansa Yogananda
All yoga techniques work with this energy, usually indirectly. Yoga postures, for example, can help open up the spinal channels, and balance the energy in the spine. Yoga breathing exercises can also help to awaken that energy.
The Kriya technique is much more direct. It helps the practitioner to control the life force by mentally drawing it up and down the spine, with awareness and will. According to Yogananda, one Kriya, which takes about a half-minute, is equivalent to one year of natural spiritual growth. Kriya Yoga is a powerful and sacred technique taught through initiation and has several prerequisite steps. But it is so much more than just a technique, it is a way of life. Those Kriya Yogis who successfully discipline themselves to the technique, do so by adopting a whole new way of living through right attitude and attunement. These essential qualities will be explored in this class as well. We will also use Autobiography of a Yogi as the foundational text for discussion but this is an interactive and experiential series which will include learning Hong Sau technique, one of the first required steps leading up to Kriya initiation by a qualified Kriyacharya.
- What is this Path of Kriya Yoga?
- Kriya as a Way of Life
- Energy and Energization Part 1
- Hong Sau Meditation technique Part 1
- Energization Part 2
- Hong Sau Meditation technique Part 2
- The Role of the Guru
- How Kriya technique works on chakras
- Hong Sau Part 3
- Energization Part 3
- Next steps and Kriya FAQ
Note:This course does not teach the actual technique of Kriya Yoga. The goal of this course is to open a door — to help you learn about Kriya Yoga as a path to God and invite you to take your next steps on the journey of Self-realization.
Please note all workshops and classes are non-refundable. Credit for future classes can be applied to account if at least a 24 hr notice is received. Thank you.