Date: 10-12 February, 2023
Time: Friday 16.00 - Sunday 10.00
Price: 35€
Teacher: Mayadevi Lauer


“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.


The program will have the following timetable:

  • Friday, 10 February
    16-19:30 Orientation, guided practices, purification ceremony
  • Saturday, 11 February
    7:00-9:00 Guided Meditation
    11:30-13:30 Kriya initiation
    15:30-19:00 Review of the kriya technique, guided practice
  • Sunday, 12 February
    7:00-10:00 Second kriya review and guided practice, questions and answers


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Price 35 €


For New Initiates to the First Kriya:
First Kriya Initation


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



Mayadevi Lauer was born in Germany, where she and her husband Helmut first met Swami Kriyananda in 1979.
For many years Mayadevi has been involved with the Kriya Sangha, helping devotees prepare for Kriya initiation, then following them in the proper execution of the techniques.

Mayadevi spends most of her time with correspondence and talking to devotees about their spiritual lives. Her joy and satisfaction is found in helping others to deepen their understanding of kriya and to practice it with ease. She speaks Italian and English fluently and is one of Ananda's Lightbearers and Kriyacharyas.

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