• Contentment - 2 bedroom apt. w/ living & dining room, kitchen and bath – $1,995.00
  • Day guest (no lodging, includes meals) – $705.00
  • Deluxe Queen (w/private bath) – $1,785.00
  • Economy Twin (Private) – $1,065.00
  • Economy Twin (Shared) – $915.00
  • Pet-Friendly Room – $1,395.00
  • Premium Queen – $1,395.00
  • Standard Twin (Private) – $1,275.00
  • Standard Twin (Shared) – $1,095.00
  • (All prices include $495 base amount)

All prices include tuition and 3 delicious vegetarian meals daily (a $35 value if purchased separately).

Accommodations: Choose "Register Now" to confirm availability and pricing for guest rooms and meals.

Art & Science of Raja Yoga – Weeklong Intensive 2018

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

January 21 - 27, 2018

The Art and Science of Raja Yoga

All wealth is contained within the moments of our lives. How we spend those moments gives us our fulfillment or disappointment. Understanding how to find fulfillment is key to making the moments count.

Art and Science of Raja Yoga BookThe Art and Science of Raja Yoga is our flagship course, in which we explore and experience the heart of how life works and why. Science, because these truths work for everyone who understands and applies them. Art, because we have to apply them sensitively to our own present reality.

Beginning with the history of yoga and the yogic view of what is happening on the planet right now, through a thorough understanding and experience of meditation, yoga postures, energization exercises, breathing exercises, diet, health and well-being, stress reduction…a seemingly endless amount of insight and meaning.

This is a one week immersion into the experience and understanding of Raja Yoga. In the supportive and beautiful environment of Ananda Center at Laurelwood, you have the opportunity to explore your own understanding of life, see new possibilities and develop new habits that will bring you well-being and the experience of wholeness from within.

Approximate Daily Schedule:


  • Dinner 6pm
  • Introduction 7pm
  • Evening Meditation 9pm (optional)


  • Yoga and Meditation Practices 6-8am
  • Breakfast 8am
  • Class 10am-Noon
  • Noon Meditation
  • Lunch 12:45am
  • Afternoon Class or Activity 2 pm
  • Yoga and Meditation Practices 4:30-6pm
  • Dinner 6pm
  • Evening Program 7pm
  • Evening Chanting and Meditation 9pm


  • Yoga and Meditation Practices 6-8am
  • Breakfast 8am
  • Closing 10am-Noon
  • Noon Meditation
  • Lunch 12:45am


“This is truly a life-changing program. I have more understanding about life and how to find enduring happiness and wholeness than I ever dreamed possible. Thank you for making this possible.” eg

Many students find themselves taking the program over and over as the years pass, as there is so much meaning and understanding available. A deep discount is available for those returning to the program. We look forward to sharing this with you.


Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

How to apply yogic principles to everyday life

How can you find lasting happiness? Remain calm in the face of challenges? Maintain physical and emotional well-being? The science of yoga is ancient, proven, and universally true. The art of applying these principles to daily life is challenging, endlessly inspiring and the purpose behind our existence. You will learn how to apply the ancient principles of “Raja” (royal) yoga to every aspect of your life: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The course is filled with tools to help you deal with real-life situations in a way that reflects your highest self. The first two techniques in the system of Kriya Yoga, as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda, will be taught and explored in depth: Hong-Sau, an ancient technique of concentration, and Energization, a technique for increasing conscious awareness and control of divine life force.

About the Text Materials:

The timeless and definitive text, The Art and Science of Raja Yoga, by Swami Kriyananda, is used as a guide for discussions and is required for all students. Additional texts are: Essence of Self-RealizationThe New PathScientific Healing Affirmations and Autobiography of a Yogi. All texts are available for sale at the Ananda Temple Boutique in Beaverton or the Ananda Laurelwood boutique in Gaston.

SAVE: 20% off on Opening Night, applies to all needed texts for the Art and Science of Raja Yoga.


Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata
Nayaswami Daiva has spent his adult life studying, practicing and sharing the timeless teachings of Self-realization, as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. He has lived within an Ananda community since 1985, enjoying the friendship, support and inspiration found through living with other like-minded individuals. Daiva has spent the years exploring the…
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