An Introduction to Kriya Yoga Meditation for Spiritual Growth

(Beginner Level)

Kriya Yoga is an intelligently structured process that results in greater spiritual awareness. Through the combined devotional, meditative and lifestyle procedures of Kriya Yoga one has the opportunity to wake up to the reality of one’s innate soul-nature in this lifetime.

In this introductory Kriya Yoga program, we will explore the time-tested practices and philosophy as taught through the lineage of Mahavatar Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteswar, Paramahansa Yogananda, Roy Eugene Davis and Ryan Kurczak.

  • Learn the Kriya Yoga Meditation Techniques that result in superconscious meditation.
  • Gain and understanding of the supportive lifestyle procedures and philosophy that energize the practice of Kriya Yoga.

This course is an introductory course. It is excellent for those new to meditation. It is an excellent course for those just beginning on their spiritual journey in the light of Kriya Yoga. It may be taken by intermediate to advanced Kriya Yoga practitioners to review and renew their spiritual practices. However, ultimately the course is for the Kriya Yoga novice. 

Student Reflections...

“Mr.Kurczak has an ability to bring gigantic concepts and ideas into a palatable and non-pretentious form of delivery. The teaching provided if taken into application will help every aspect of your life including your spiritual goals.” -Edward

"His teaching approach brought a depth of understanding that I had not experienced in other classes. I appreciated his clear and concise explanations which made the teachings of Kriya Yoga accessible and understandable. I particularly valued his focus on teaching rather than preaching, creating an environment that fostered learning and growth. It is evident that Ryan is well-versed in the teaching of Kriya Yoga and his expertise enhanced my learning experience. I am truly grateful for the wisdom and guidance he has shared in class." -Gregory

"If you are looking to explore Kriya Yoga and make it a part of your life, look no further. Ryan is a sincere, dedicated yogi. This course (along with his book An Essential Guide to Kriya Yoga Practice, which I highly recommend) is as straightforward as one can get. He guides you through its foundation and process with expertise and inspiration. There is no fantasy, only truth, which along with your own personal hard work can lead to transformation. I feel fortunate to have found his teachings. As a three year student, I still go back and find thougts in past lessons that resonate with me today as clearly and deeply as they did the first time I listened. And I also uncover gems that maybe I wasn’t ready to hear on my first go around. Start your journey now, here, with Ryan." -Glen

"AN INTRODUCTION TO KRIYA YOGA COURSE" is an extremely useful course for anyone beginning their practice on this spiritual path as well as for those who are already practicing. I enrolled in this course in Dec'2022. And the course of my life changed. This course provided the correct foundation. The course helped to remove various misconceptions about meditation as we meditate not only to relax our body and mind but to develop our relationship with INFINITE (GOD) and to understand it's true nature. Above all the course helped me to develop my regular meditation routine and develop that consistency that was lacking previously." -Rakhi

Kriya Yoga Discipleship Training Course

(Intermediate Level)

The Kriya Yoga Discipleship Training Course consists of a 52 week series of classes. Each class is delivered as either video or audio recordings.

This course is to serve as a manual of study and guide to conscious spiritual practice in the light of a guru-disciple relationship.

Topics Include:

  • An introduction to Kriya Yoga
  • The 8 limbs of Yoga
  • Finding your Divine Purpose
  • An exploration of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

This course outlines a method of making the most of one's opportunity to participate in the Kriya Yoga tradition.

The Kriya Yoga Discipleship Course is ideal for those new to Kriya Yoga, and also for those interested in recommitting to their chosen spiritual path.

Kriya Yoga Apprenticeship Program

(Advanced Level)

The Kriya Yoga Apprenticeship Program is an advanced avenue of learning for those interested in a more intensive learning process.

  • The Kriya Yoga Apprenticeship consists of two years of online instruction, each concluding with a week-long in-person retreat.
  • Year One is eight months long, consisting of 27 audio and/or video classes. One live Q&A webinar will occur each month between January and August.
  • Year Two is six months long, consisting of 24 audio and video classes. One live Q&A webinar will occur each month between January and June.
  • Course material is expected to be studied, contemplated and applied as the program proceeds.
  • Each year of study will conclude with an online or in-person week long retreat. Retreat dates will be announced 4-6 months in advance to allow plenty of time for proper travel arrangements to be made. Retreat participation is encouraged. This retreat is limited to 25 participants.
  • During the course of study, video and/or audio recordings will be sent on a weekly basis.
  • Email questions can be sent in throughout the duration of the courses. Answers will be given by email or covered at the beginning of the next week’s class.
  • Participants will be required to submit a meditation log/journal for review. Meditation journals are kept for the duration. Certain date’s entries will be requested throughout the course.
  • This Kriya Yoga Apprenticeship is on a donation basis.
  • Required previous study includes the 11-Hour Downloadable Kriya Yoga Training
  • Participation and completion of at least the first 8-Weeks of the Kriya Yoga Discipleship Course, offered through this site, is also required.
  • This course is available through application only. Applications are accepted until December 15th for the following year.

It is also advised that you have listened to and studied the Kriya Yoga Meditation Beginners Guide and the Introduction to Modern Kriya Yoga Spirituality available at

Ryan Kurczak - Presenting at his Guru's retreat center in 2018.

Kriya Yoga Online Mission

"Since the Autumn of 2000 I have been practicing Kriya Yoga. In the Summer of 2005 I was authorized to teach and ordained as a minister of Center for Spiritual Awareness, a Kriya Yoga organization founded by a student of Paramahansa Yogananda, Roy Eugene Davis. Since that time, I have remained committed to the same practice. I have also endeavored to remain conscious of the changes that have occurred in my mind and awareness due to living a life centered in the Kriya Yoga philosophy. Through this awareness I have done my best remember the lessons learned, so that through the mistakes, challenges and successes that have occurred during the practice of a Kriya Yoga lifestyle I may pass on the results of those lessons. Ideally you can learn from my own process, and go more deeply into your personal relationship with Self and God. 

My goal is to teach you to practice contemplation on your chosen spiritual texts or ideals until you have direct insight into the truth you are seeking. Through contemplation you can ultimately learn to have a direct conversation with your Self and God. With persistence, in this way, you eventually learn that every moment and every breath is a conversation between your Self and God. This all occurs, step-by-step, slowly and surely so long as one remains committed to their inner work, every day of every year of one's life. My intention is to start you off with the best information and practices to realize this possibility." -Ryan Kurczak