Kriya Yoga is an ancient technique for self-realization which is well known in India. Through Paramahansa Yogananda and his "Autobiography of a Yogi" it became popular in the West in the 1920s, yet it remains a mysterious and fascinating spiritual path. It is taught by a limited number of masters, most of whom are Indian. Paramahansa Yogananda arrived in the United States in 1920, where he taught Kriya Yoga in accordance with his master's request. The transmission of this teaching has been continued without interruption ever since. Several masters have in the past come to Western countries to teach Kriya Yoga so that it is available to everyone.

Swami Shankarananda Giri


 Swami Shankarananda Giri is a spiritual heir in this tradition, and teaches these techniques in its original form as they were transmitted by the lineage of masters. Those who desire to receive instructions in this path as a means for spiritual evolution, may take contact with one of the centres. Swami Shankarananda Giri has been teaching Kriya Yoga techniques in India since 1974, and in Europe since 1978. He has also inherited the astrological system called Cosmic Astrology from his master Swami Narayana Giri ("Prabhujee"). This system was established by Shri Yukteswar.


In order to obtain further information, please contact one of the centres.


Swami Shankarananda Giri is also the founder of three schools in India. The first school, running for over fifteen years, is named after his Guru and has over 1000 students following the Indian Government defined curriculum as well as support for poort students (financial support), ayurvedic medical treatments, hatha yoga, meditaton, school library and computer lab classes.



Please understand that this site, and have no connection with postings and so called Kriya Yoga presences on social sites such as Facebook - even when these sites copy text and pictures from this site (thus abusing copyright as well). Social sites have a tendency to attract views on Yoga which are incorrect e.g. levitation. These views are not shared by Swamiji nor by any responsible Kriyabans. If you wish to find out about Yoga, meditation, you are advised to refer to acknowledged texts e.g. Patanjali Sutras, Bhagavad Gita; learn from respected teachers and above all, practice.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Swamiji will be holding seminars in Europe during the months of March, April and May 2014.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Acharya Serge Vallade is now holding regular retreats.

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