Date: 24 Nov – 3 Dec, 2023
Teacher: Darshan, Arudra

This program is open to all disciples and Kriyabans who want to deepen their understanding of the teachings of Raja Yoga.


This course is a ‘full immersion’ in the practices of each of the four main paths of yoga, offering an in-depth study of its philosophical foundations and explaining how each of these 4 yogas brings us closer to Self-realization. The practices of each of these yogic paths will be an integral part of your day:

  • Gyana Yoga: awareness, observation, introspection; use of spiritual journaling; discrimination, affirmation and detachment.
  • Bhakti Yoga: chanting; prayer; japa; devotional ceremonies; pilgrimages.
  • Karma Yoga: Karma and Dharma; right action; service; detachment.
  • Raja Yoga: daily meditation; strengthening willpower; developing self-control.


This online course is taught exclusively in English.

Study materials

The course material consists of:

  • a written handbook that you must have read in full before the start of the course;
  • 12 recorded video lessons that you can easily download to your computer or watch directly on the ANANDA ONLINE platform.
Price: 200 €


Darshan Jan Lotichius has been practicing meditation since 1981. In 2000 Swami Kriyananda ordained him as a minister of Ananda Sangha, the international movement that presents Yogananda's teachings worldwide. Darshan conducts seminars in both Europe and America, and currently resides in the Ananda Assisi community, where he teaches how to integrate meditation into all areas of life: professional, artistic, social and personal.
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Arudra (Antonijo Slisko) is of Croatian origin, but has lived in Italy for many years. From a young age, his thirst for understanding and his great interest in consciousness, understood as the fundamental reality, led him to explore meditation and spirituality, searching for tools to live more and more in tune with that higher consciousness.

In 2008, at the end of his high school studies, he discovered Paramhansa Yogananda and his teachings and began his journey as a disciple. Since 2009 he has lived in Italy, in the spiritual community of Ananda near Assisi, a community founded and based on Yogananda's teachings. At Ananda, in the Yoga and Meditation Retreat, he leads classes on meditation, Superconsciousness, intuition and how to spiritualize and transform one's consciousness by sharing the principles and tools that have changed his life. In addition, Arudra serves as coordinator of Eastern European Ananda meditation groups, including as a minister and kriyacharya.
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