• A) Contentment - 2 bedroom apartment with living/dining room, kitchen, and bath – $775.00
  • B) Premium Queen with en suite bath – $685.00
  • C) Premium Queen – $555.00
  • D) Premium Twin – $515.00
  • E) Deluxe Twin – $505.00
  • F) Standard Twin/Full – $445.00
  • G) Hostel-style Lodging – $401.00
  • H) Pet-Friendly Room – $535.00
  • (All prices include $225.00 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.

Introduction to Raja Yoga – Part of the Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

February 2 - 4, 2018

The Art and Science of Raja Yoga:  An Introduction

All we have ever have 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 weekend introduction 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 2pm
  • 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



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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