September 2013 Newsletter

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Long ago I read that Aboriginal Australians would die if put into prison, because their brains were wired in such a way that they couldn't imagine the situation would change. While current reading suggests that this is not actually true, the idea always fascinated me.

I've observed that most of us react similarly to the people in this tale. When we're in pain, it's hard to recall that we once felt well and likely will again. When the situation around us seems intolerable, it can be impossible to imagine things will improve again. Even in circumstances when we know a big change for the better will be coming the very next day or week, it can be hard to picture that.

Yogananda and Kriyananda taught that life is filled equally with ups and downs. We can gain a greater sense of equanimity when we accept this, and stop strongly reacting to the circumstances of the moment. Paradoxically, you can live more in the moment by taking a longer view!

Timothy Hickey

We can level out life's waves by not attaching to events, whether we perceive them as good or bad. Hold onto something higher. God's grace is always there; we can refocus ourselves to connect with it. With grace, we can live happily in the present. And that is where we always are.

May you find joy in every circumstance.


30% off How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality
In September only!

Mandalas for Creativity and Healing
Luminous Symbols for Healing

September 20 - 22, 2013  20% off

Led by Nayaswami Mantradevi

Mandala created during a program at The Expanding Light Retreat

Mandalas help us shift our awareness, connect the internal with the external, and take us to a deeper place within. They are used for healing illness, clearing spiritual blocks, and focusing our devotional practices.

No artistic experience is needed and all materials are provided.

Inspiration from Kriyananda

The Promise of Immortality - book cover

Paramhansa Yogananda explained that there is only one way of escape: We must live in the present. "Most people," he said, "live in the past or the future. When you can be truly happy in the present, then you have God."

You Can Achieve Greater Effectiveness
Inner Techniques to Make Things Happen

September 26 - 29, 2013  20% off

Gyandev McCord

Led by Nayaswami Gyandev

Are you longing to accomplish more than you've been able to accomplish so far? Would you like to be more efficient in what you do, more productive? Do you need to make changes in your life, whether inward or outward?

Inspiration from God
(through Dambara)


Restorative Yoga for Men and Women

September 27 – 29  20% off

Melody Hansen

Led by Melody Hansen

Feel deep-seated tensions melt away during two long, guided sessions of Restorative Yoga on Saturday. The weekend is primarily experiential, and includes a Saturday afternoon free for a long walk and/or a massage. learn more..

Inspiration from Yogananda

Conversations with Yogananda - book cover

(Yogananda) would say, "Tell yourselves constantly, 'I am not the body: I am not this form which changes and passes away! I am eternal bliss!"


"As often as you fail," the Master used to say, "get up and try again. God will never let you down, so long as you don't let Him down, and so long as you make the effort."


"From a mountaintop, one sees clearly the whole countryside, and also the open sky above. From the heights it is natural to want to soar even higher, far above the earth. In the fog-bound valley below, however, the most that one aspires to may be only to climb a bit higher."

from Conversations with Yogananda

You Can Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life  Self-Transformation through Superconsciousness

October 4 - 6, 2013

Dr. Peter Van Houten

Peter Van Houten, M.D., leads this fascinating, encouraging, and deeply beneficial weekend. Dr. Peter shares exciting new information to help us make use of our brain's nearly infinite capacity for change and adaptation.

The "happiness retreat" pic of the month

Jyotish on his birthday

"Nayaswami Jyotish on his birthday"
courtesy of Barbara Bingham - Joyful Photography


Personal Retreat is 20% for all of September!
AND 20% off many
September Programs
(see website calendar for
full listing.


Learn How to Meditate
September 20 – 22  20% off
October 18 – 20

Kriya Yoga Preparation
October 10 – 13

Kriya Yoga Initiation
October 11 – 13


Mandalas for Creativity and Healing
September 20 – 22    20% off

You Can Achieve Greater Effectiveness
September 26 – 29   20% off

You Can Change Your Brain
October 4 – 6

Ananda School of    
Yoga and Meditation

Meditation Teacher Training
Level 2

September 8 – 15

Spiritual Counselor Training
September 17 – 22,    20% off

Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy
October 7 – 11   CEU-gif

Yoga Therapy Specialty Areas I
October 11 – 18   CEU-gif

Meditation Teacher Training
October 18 – 27   CEU-gif

Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training
October 27 – November 24

Bridge to Ananda Yoga
October 27 – November 4


Ananda Holistic Health Retreat
September 22 – 28 30% off

Stress Management with Yoga and Ayurveda
October 8 – 10

How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality
October 25 – 27

Spiritual Growth    

Natural Building with Spirit
September 22 – 28

How to Have Courage, Calmness, and Confidence
September 12 – 15  20% off

First-Timers' Weekend
September 13 – 15 - priced low!

First-Timers' Week
September 29 – Oct 4 - priced low!

How to Be a Channel of Divine Grace
October 4 – 6

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility
October 18 – 20


Integrating Yoga and Meditation
September 6 – 8  20% off

Restorative Yoga for Men and Women
September 27 – 29  20% off

Spiritual Travel

Pilgrimage to Italy
October 7 – 21, 2013
Room for at least One More!

Ananda Yoga vacation to Costa Rica
December 1 – 8, 2013

Ayurvedic Healing Retreat In Kerala, India
February 7 – 14 or 19, 2014

Walking with William the Conqueror, France and UK
June 22 – 29, or July 3, 2014

There's more!
See Calendar for
complete listings.

Personal Retreat
with guided activities or not,
available almost all the time.

The Karma Yoga Program
a unique opportunity to live in a spiritual environment and ashram setting.

Recipe for September

From Vegetarian Cooking
for Health and Vitality

Aduki Bean Salad
Aduki beans are high in protein, rich in fiber, B vitamins and minerals and help lower cholesterol.

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