Introduction to the Kriya Yoga Course

Dear Kriya Yogis:

Welcome to the An Introduction to Kriya Yoga as Spiritual Practice online course.

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.

Brought to the United States and popularized by the tireless work of Paramahansa Yogananda and his successors, Kriya Yoga is now open to anyone with the sincerity and ability to engage in the spiritual practices within the Kriya Yoga tradition.  

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.

Our goal is to provide a supportive foundation for lifelong success in the tradition and spiritual practices 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.  

This introductory program is also advised for those considering The Kriya Yoga Discipleship Course and then the 2-Year Kriya Yoga Apprenticeship Program.  

Advised Reading Resources Include

  • An Essential Guide to Kriya Yoga Practice by Ryan Kurczak (Highly recommended for this course) 
  • The Eternal Way by Roy Eugene Davis 
  • Kriya Yoga: Continuing the Lineage of Enlightenment by Ryan Kurczak 

During your time in this program, you may email us your questions. If your question can be answered via email, we will respond via email. Please be patient with response time. If your question requires more attention, we will save your question and answer it during the monthly online Q&A session for Kriya Yoga students.

Q&A session dates, times and Zoom login information will be sent to active students at the end of each month. You are welcome to attend these Q&A sessions. If you cannot attend, videos of the Q&A sessions are posted with 48 hours of a session's completion.

The majority of our programs are on a donation basis. Donations make possible the offerings of the Kriya Yoga Online ministry, such as:

The Kriya Yoga Podcast

The Kriya Yoga Online YouTube Video Catalog

The Kriya Yoga Apprenticeship Program

Books On Kriya Yoga

Online and In-Person Retreats

This course is a subscription course. The material is available so long as one's subscription is maintained. Be sure to take good notes! That will also aid your capacity to learn.

The subscription cost is $7.50 per month. This fee allows us to maintain a web presence and administration for this program. The course is set up as a subscription to encourage people to engage their time and learning with intention. If this fee is inaccessible, and you have a sincere interest in studying this material, please contact us for other options. Some students also ask about making additional donations to support this Kriya Yoga ministry. If you are able and inspired to do so, contact us.

We very much looking forward to assisting you on your spiritual path as we are able.

Unceasing Blessings,

Ryan Kurczak

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