The joy of sharing
The peace and joy that we experience in meditation, the way it has transformed every aspect of our lives – these are the precious things the heart longs to share with others. While daily practice of meditation is of primary importance, imparting it to others is both a science and an art. The Ananda Raja Yoga School is dedicated to impassioned meditators who want to become proficient and inspiring meditation teachers. The techniques themselves are not difficult to explain and in fact are widely available in written materials. Communicating them in an authentic and inspiring way can best be learned from experienced and inspiring teachers. The Ananda Raja Yoga School brings together enthusiastic meditators with inspiring teachers so that the joy of inner peace can spread around the world.
A comprehensive training program
During this extensive training program you will learn how to teach the timeless truths of Sanaatan Dharma – taught by the great master, Paramhansa Yogananda, as the Science of Self-realization – in ways that fulfill the needs of our times. The curriculum includes historic background, philosophical foundations, exploration of deeper dimensions of meditation and energy recharging, and practical tools, protocols and communication approaches for presenting the techniques to a variety of audiences.
AN AUTHENTIC TRADITION
The tradition followed in the School is based in Sanaatan Dharma, “the eternal wisdom” of ancient India, the foundation on which all true spiritual paths and religions are based.
The Science of Self-realization teaches us to harmonize our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual natures, accelerating our evolution and bringing greater fulfillment to our lives.
The curriculum gives you the knowledge you need to be a good teacher, group practices that give you deeper experiences of the techniques, and step-by-step guidance for presenting the practices in an inspiring and engaging manner.
DIVINE FRIENDSHIP AND BROTHERHOOD
You become part of the Raja Yoga family of teachers with whom you grow together in greater understanding and mutual support, friendships that last a lifetime.
Always remember, nothing can touch you if you are inwardly calm. You must learn to stand unshaken amidst the crash of breaking worlds
– Paramahansa Yogananda
Co-founder of the Yogananda Academy of Europe and founder of the Schools of Raja Yoga and Life Therapy
Teacher of the Raja Yoga Academy
Principal teacher of the Schools of Raja Yoga and Life Therapy
Brahmacharini Ahimsa Rivera Garcia
Ananda Yoga Teacher and Registrar and Coordinator of the Schools of Raja Yoga and Life Therapy
Teacher of the Raja Yoga
Raja Yoga and Life Therapy teacher
Raja Yoga and Life Therapy teacher
Director of Ananda Yoga School Yoga
Spiritual Director of Ananda Europa; Raja Yoga and Life Therapy Teacher
Spiritual Co-Director of Ananda Europa and Raja Yoga teacher
Raja Yoga and Ananda Yoga teacher
Raja Yoga teacher
Raja Yoga teacher
I am grateful to God for having given me this opportunity that has opened my mind and has expanded my consciousness on this Raja Yoga path toward growth..
— Lucilla di Somma
Based on the teachings of sage Patanjali, Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda, this training program gives primary emphasis on your deepening practice of meditation and energy recharging, through guided group sessions. You will learn how to present these techniques in an effective way, and also gain a solid foundation in the philosophy of the science of Raja Yoga, the “royal path” that unites Bhakti Yoga (devotional yoga); Karma Yoga (right action yoga); Gyana Yoga (the way of discrimination) through the practice of meditation.
How to participate in the courses
The majority of the courses are offered in three different ways:
✓ ONLINE: you can follow the lessons and the practices live in the morning and in the afternoon; you can see the recorded lessons during the day at the time which suits you best. You must read the manual for each course before the lessons begin.
✓ AT HOME: you can study the manual for each course and watch the recorded lessons at your own pace and any time it suits you.
✓ RESIDENTIAL at Ananda: you can follow all the scheduled activities in our international yoga and meditation center near Assisi, in its beautiful, natural setting full of inner peace and spiritual communion.
How the school is structured
The curriculum includes two levels of study:
✓ Level 1: Ananda Meditation Instructor (650 hours)
✓ Level 2: Ananda Meditation Teacher (500 hours) Level 2: Ananda Meditation Teacher (500 hours)
Click on each level to see the complete description of the courses and the necessary requirements:
LEVEL 1: Ananda Meditation Instructor (650 hours)
The curriculum includes a series of practical activities guided by the teachers (energization exercises, meditation, relaxation, visualizations, affirmations, chants, prayers, introspection), theoretical lessons with the teachers, the study of written texts (manuals and books) and watching recorded talks, as well as doingindividual exercises.
The students will be closely followed throughout their preparation and will be able to interact directly with the teachers during the lessons or via email or phone.
The training will help you to deepen your own personal practice, and understand more deeply the principals on which the teachings are based, thereby enabling you to learn how to convey the techniques in a clear, creative and magnetic way.
By the end of the training period the meditation instructor will have acquired experience, the necessary knowledge and personal growth to be able to share what was learned, and to be able to organize, independently, courses on meditation and energization exercises, as well as creating a meditation group.
LEVEL 2: Ananda Meditation Teachers
(total training: 500 hours)
Become a Raja Yoga teacher
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