Kriya Yoga: Vow Renewal Weekend

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with Devalila

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 or for who have completed the preparation for their first Kriya initiation. 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.

Kriya Yoga Initiation Ceremony


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.

NOTE: To attend this program, you must have already completed steps one to four on the Path of Kriya Yoga and received approval from Ananda Kriya Sangha. The steps are: Lessons in Meditation, Art and Science of Raja Yoga, Course on Discipleship, and Preparation for Kriya Yoga. The steps can be done either at an Ananda Center, Online Classes, or Home Book-study —or some combination of those.  E-mail Ananda Kriya Sangha for more information.

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 2020. Once you are approved, please use the ‘Sign-up’ Blue Box on this page to link to your account to make an accommodations reservation:

  • April 4, 2020: First Kriya
  • July 3, 2020: First Kriya, Second, Third & Fourth Kriya Initiations (part of Spiritual Renewal Week—June 28 to July 5)
  • September 11, 2020: First, Second, Third & Fourth Kriya Initations (part of 2020 Kriyaban Retreat—September 10 to 13)
  • December 4, 2020: First Kriya

Note: For initiations 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 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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Kriya Yoga: Vow Renewal Weekend starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date listed. Check-in is anytime between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at our Front Desk. Your room will be available by 3:00 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30. The first gathering of your group is after dinner.
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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: Vow Renewal Weekend 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.

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