Ananda invites Kriyabans to attend our Kriya Yoga Vow Ceremonies
at The Expanding Light Retreat

The Kriya Yoga Vows Ceremonies held at Ananda Village at The Expanding Light Retreat are for individuals who are already initiated Kriyabans practicing Kriya Yoga. This is a spiritually transforming opportunity for Kriyabans who would like to refresh their vows, deepen their understanding of the techniques, and support others taking first-time initiations. You can submit your inquiry to attend and we will get back to you soon.

Blessing at a Kriya Initiation

Kriya blessing

Kriya Yoga is a comprehensive spiritual path that includes the technique of Kriya Yoga, which Paramhansa Yogananda brought to the West. Learn more about the Path of Kriya Yoga.

Our Initiation ceremonies are offered around the world by Ananda Kriyacharyas or Kriya Yoga teachers who are authorized by Swami Kriyananda, who himself was authorized by
Paramhansa Yogananda, to pass on the Kriya technique. Many of our teachers have been
initiating people into Kriya Yoga for more than 20 years, and teaching meditation for over 40
years.

In order to attend this program and receive initiation into Kriya Yoga, one must have completed the year-long Ananda Course in Self-Realization (learn more about the Ananda Course). and received approval from Ananda Kriya Sangha. Email Ananda Kriya Sangha for an application to receive Kriya initiation.

Kriya Yoga Vows Ceremony at The Expanding Light Retreat

Kriya Vows Ceremony

This weekend program includes initiation into Kriya at a formal ceremony, a Kriya technique review, personal instruction and guidance, and ongoing support for your practice.

We will be offering Kriya Yoga Initiations on these dates in 2018 & 2019. Once you are approved, please use the ‘Sign-up’ Blue Box on this page to link to your account to make an accommodations reservation:

2018
Oct 13  1st Kriya
Dec 1   1st Kriya

2019
Feb 22 : 1st , 2nd , 3rd /4th Kriya
May 18   1st Kriya
August 10   1st Kriya
October 12   1st Kriya
December 7   1st Kriya

Note: During Spiritual Renewal Week, priority in housing is given to those who come for the full week. To come for the initiation, you must sign up for a minimum of 4 days of Spiritual Renewal Week. We hope you can join us for that full week of classes, to inspire you for your Kriya.



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Devalila

Devalila

Devalila Veenhof, Director of Ananda Kriya Sangha for North and South America, has been practicing and sharing Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings for over 20 years. Devalila created and served as Director of Online with Ananda for nearly 10 years. In that role, she developed the Virtual Community, as well as generated and taught many online courses.  She lives in Ananda Village with her husband, Vic. Devalila's great joy and gifts are in supporting and encouraging people, wherever they are spiritually, and helping them find their next step along their journey toward Self-realization.

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Costs (KRII)
Costs are on a per person basis.

  • Nov 30 – Dec 2, 2018
  • Feb 22 – 24, 2019
  • May 17 – 19, 2019
  • Aug 9 – 11, 2019
  • Oct 11 – 13, 2019
  • Dec 6 – 8, 2019
Tent 
RV
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Shared
Standard
Private
Deluxe
Shared
Deluxe
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$152 $230 $358 $320 $492

Prices are all-inclusive and cover accommodations, meals, classes or activities, and course materials.

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Kriya Yoga Initiation starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date. Please see:

Pick up & drop off at Sacramento Airport. Click links for details.

You can add extra personal retreat days before and/or after your program. Check availability and costs for the days and accommodations that you require.

Kriya Yoga Initiation starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.

See Transportation and Directions whether you are coming by plane, car, bus or train. Our Frequent Questions page answers many of the questions you might have about How to Go on Retreat.


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