Date: 10-12 November, 2023
Teacher: Uma, Shivani

“If Kriya Yoga is practiced with a sense of inner attunement to one’s own guru, it speedily lifts one to enlightenment.” – Swami Kriyananda


The first Kriya initiation of the modern era was given by Mahavatar Babaji to his householder disciple, Lahiri Mahasaya, in a golden palace which he materialized for this momentous occasion.

Studded with countless jewels, and set amidst landscaped gardens, it presented a spectacle of unparalleled grandeur”. 

It is this grandeur that we discover within us through our practice of Kriya.

If you have already received the First Kriya Initiation, this weekend will be an opportunity for you to clarify your understanding, deepen your practice, and lovingly support those who are newly entering into the higher dimensions of Kriya.

Price: 35 €

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For New Initiates to the First Kriya:
First Kriya Initiation

For those already practicing the First Kriya:
Retreat and First Kriya ceremony


Shivani Lucki, founder of the European School of Ananda Raja Yoga is one of the founding members of Ananda. She studied with Swami Kriyananda, became a yoga and meditation teacher in 1973, Ananda minister in 1982, Yogacharya in 1993 and Kriyacharya in 2005.

In 1979 she initiated yoga preparation programs at Ananda World Brotherhood Expanding Light in California, USA and has been coordinator of Ananda teachers and ministers in the United States. Since her arrival in Italy she has been responsible for creating guest classes at Ananda Assisi and training meditation teachers throughout Europe. She frequently travels around the world giving lectures and seminars on Self-realization and Kriya Yoga.

He is executive producer of the film Finding Happiness, which was released in 2014 in the United States, Europe, and India.
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Nayaswami Uma Macfarlane, a longtime Ananda member, lived for many years at Ananda Village in California as Swami Kriyananda's secretary. She is now a Kriyacharya, counselor and teacher of Raja Yoga, on which she teaches courses here at Ananda Assisi.

A student and teacher of yogic philosophy and spiritual science for 40 years, Uma has taught in Ananda communities in the United States, India and many European countries. Born in England, she brings a touch of acumen and a pleasant charm to her content-rich classes, the fruit of her long experience. To this day she teaches at the center in Assisi, Italy.
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