Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, came to America in 1920 with life-changing wisdom to impart. “Simple living and high thinking,” he said, “lead to the greatest happiness.” And further, he declared, “Kriya Yoga is the jet airplane route to God.”
As you explore our website, we invite you to consider how the study and practice of these two powerful yogic principles could change your life too. Ananda Portland offers classes and other programs that are universal and nonsectarian, in support of achieving your own highest potential. Discover the teachings that Yogananda prescribed for knowing God, and for finding true happiness along the way.
Leave your expectations at the door, open your mind and body and just be present. They will guide you the rest of the way.Brian, Beaverton, OR
The Path to Kriya Yoga
Ananda Portland teaches Kriya Yoga just as it was taught by Paramhansa Yogananda, as a comprehensive spiritual path. There are six steps on the path of Kriya Yoga, including initiation into this sacred technique.
Art & Science of Raja Yoga Course
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 can find lasting happiness, remain calm in the face of challenges, and maintain your well-being.
“The time for knowing God has come.”Paramhansa Yogananda