Nischala Cryer

Nischala Cryer

Using the great Vedic Cycles of Time, Nischala Cryer will present why the Indian Rishis established the Four Stages of Yoga and their importance today in planetary evolution. Her book, The Four Stages of Yoga, How to Lead a Fulfilling Life, offers a vision of the purpose behind each stage of life. Through imaginative stories, true-life interviews, personal experiences and ancient yogic wisdom, the author offers a guide to living with fulfillment and enlightenment. This Four Stages of Yoga Conference brings the audience face-to-face with some of the real-life characters from her book. Nischala lives with her family at a remote meditation retreat in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. A former journalist and creative director, she is co-founder of Ananda University, a unique school offering “higher education for higher consciousness.”


What other authors are saying about The Four Stages of Yoga:

“In a most engaging way, Nischala Cryer explains the traditional stages of a yoga practitioner's life by weaving into that paradigm the story of her own spiritual journey. She shares this journey and deftly draws in the reader by sharing fascinating stories of her observations of her private interactions with some of today’s spiritual leaders. She excites us with her tale, while simultaneously reminding us that, in truth, the highest journey is always to be found in our own heart. Highly recommended for both students and teachers of yoga. You will be entertained and educated with a soft and lyrical touch. Inspiring!”
–Judith Hanson Lasater, PHD, PT, C-IAYT, E-RYT, yoga teacher since 1971, Yoga Journal board member, author of nine books including Restore and Rebalance; Yoga for Deep Relaxation

“One of the first books that explains in detail what it means to live the four stages of yoga. This book is inspirational, scientific and useful. An inspiring guide for life!”
–Dr. Amit Goswami, quantum theoretical physicist, author of The Self-Aware Universe

“Yoga is an ancient science of Self-Realization, physical well-being, and psychological transformation. In this book the author, Nischala Cryer, offers her deep knowledge from many years of Yoga study and practice, applied to our own psychological and spiritual stage development, as exemplified in the four natural stages of growth in life, or four Ashrams, as taught in Indian spirituality. She has expressed these universal truths in such a practical and entertaining way, everyone, whether beginner or advanced in Yoga & Meditation, will enjoy and benefit greatly. This book is greatly needed today to advance an newly emerging understanding of stage development, which was only expressed previously in seed form in traditional spiritual teachings.”
–Swami Bodhichitananda Saraswati, Rishikesh, India

Ananda is a worldwide movement to help you realize the joy of your own higher Self. It is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and was founded by his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda in 1968.
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