Meditation

Meditation is one of the most natural and most rewarding of all human activities. Practiced on a daily basis it produces astonishing results on all levels of your being: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. It connects you with your own inner powers of vitality, clarity, and love. When done deeply, it also gives you an expanded sense of connection with life and an experience of profound joy. —Jyotish Novak

Lessons in Meditation by Jyotish NovakLearn To Meditate Class: 

Receive the Hong-Sau technique for concentration,

Call 510 540-6267 to confirm next class date.
Cost $35, including Lessons in Meditation by Jyotish Novak
Teacher: Nancy Karpani Rakela and Scott Phillips

Group Meditations:

It helps our individual practice of meditation when we meditate with others who have been practicing for years.

Our group meditations also include the practice of energization exercises of Yogananda (energy control and awareness yoga exercises), devotional chanting, and healing prayers.

  • Monday Evening Meditation, 7:30 pm-9:00 pm weekly Through December 18th,
  •  then changing to Raja Yoga Class on Tuesday starting January 2nd.
  • Tuesday Morning Meditation, 7:00 am-8:45 am weekly
  • Monthly Guided Kriyaban Meditation,  January 27th, Saturday, 7:30 am-10:00 am. Note: If you are not a Kriyaban please come for the last hour from 9:00 am-10:00 am. For Kriyabans, please enter and exit quietly if you are not staying for the entire meditation.

Ananda Yoga Class

Ananda Yoga emphasizes inner awareness; energy control; and the experience of each asana as a natural expression of a higher state of consciousness, which is enhanced by the use of affirmations. This branch of hatha yoga will spiritualize your practice, in preparation for a more awakened, yet relaxed meditation.

Location: 2228 6th Street
Tuesdays 9:00-10:30 am  Drop-in $15 or $48 for 4 classes

Sunday Service 

January 14th, February 11th, March11th, April 8th

Please join us once a month for Sunday service in Berkeley. Our Sunday service starts at 9:30 am with a 30 minute meditation followed by, chanting, spiritual readings, a talk by the guest minister from Ananda Palo Alto, the Festival of Light and a potluck lunch.

Kirtan (Devotional Chanting) 

Next date to be announced. Music which is saturated with soul-force is the real universal music, understandable by all hearts. —Paramhansa Yogananda

The Art & Science of Raja Yoga 

Yoga Philosophy and Mediation to prepare for Kriya Yoga

Starts Tuesday, January 2nd through March 27th. Weekly classes from 7-9pm. Cost is $170 for the 14 week course and book. Drop-ins must buy the $30 book and weekly classes are $15 each. 

The Raja Yoga course will include:

  • Yoga Philosophy,
  • Yoga Postures,
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques),
  • Meditation,
  • Diet and Healing.

The Wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda as Presented by his Direct Disciple, Swami Kriyananda

Art_Science_Raja_Yoga_medThis is the most comprehensive course on yoga and meditation available today, giving you a profound and intimate understanding of how to apply these age-old teachings, on a practical, as well as spiritual, day-to-day level in this modern age.

Over 450 pages of text and photos give you a complete and detailed presentation of hatha yoga (yoga postures), yoga philosophy, affirmations, meditation instruction, and breathing techniques.

Also included are suggestions for daily yoga routines, helpful information on diet, and alternative healing techniques.

Apply these teachings and techniques in your daily life and you will attain your highest soul potential: true happiness, inner peace, and the dynamic joy of your soul.