In this time of increasing interest in all things yoga, Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian is a western woman who teaches the riches of Indian philosophy in a fully accessible and inspiring way for newcomers and longtime practitioners alike. She is the founder and spiritual director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment (CSE) with headquarters in San Jose, California. CSE is a meditation center and spiritual community in the tradition of Kriya Yoga, based on the teachings Paramahansa Yogananda brought to the U.S. in 1920.
Yogacharya travels internationally as a much sought after teacher, speaker, and retreat leader. She leads two successful nonprofit organizations and has been the recipient of several awards for community service, including the 2015 Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Promotion of Religious Pluralism from the Hindu American Foundation. Just as important, she is a wife, mother, and grandmother. Her life in all of its fullness brings the timeless Vedic teachings out of ancient India and into the modern lifestyle of seekers of all faiths who yearn for a more spiritually conscious, fulfilled way to live.Learn More about Yogacharya O’Brian ‣