In modern life, many of us are caught in patterns of distraction and dissatisfaction, unable to find lasting peace and inner fulfillment. This discontentment often stems from ignorance of our essential nature, leading to personal and planetary suffering. But without knowing how to access that we look everywhere for it, in ways that do not satisfy the heart.

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian helps people from all walks of life discover a path to knowing and embodying our essential nature, and with it a profound experience of freedom, wisdom and inner wholeness. Her time-tested method, rooted in the tradition of Kriya Yoga, is accessible and inspiring both for newcomers to inner work as well as experienced spiritual practitioners.

The programs below offer a variety of entry points to this path, with classes, courses, and events designed to empower your growth toward a more awakened and soul-nourishing life.

Dharma 365!

A Year of Living Purposefully - Online Course

Capture the vision of your extraordinary life, then live it—thought by thought, word by word, action by action. Every day, delight in the beauty and grace of being fully alive.

This year long web-based program with Yogacharya O’Brian is a comprehensive immersion in dharma studies and practices for discovering your higher purpose and living it every day with heart and meaning.

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"Dharma and Peace" - Thanksgiving Yoga Retreat

November 22-26, 2017 - Sivananda Yoga Farm - Grass Valley, CA

Join this uplifting Thanksgiving Yoga Retreat with spiritual leaders sharing about Unity in Diversity, Dharma and Peace. Realize that the paths are many but the Truth is One. Celebrate our diversity and commune in our common goal! Learn to apply the sacred ancient wisdoms of Yoga and dharma practice in daily life, guided by teachers who have dedicated their lives to peace of mind and Self-realization.

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"Mystical Poetry and Awakened Heart" - Poetry Reading

December 2, 2017 - Coalesce Bookstore - Morro Bay, CA

Poetry says what the mind can only glimpse but the heart knows full well. It is the ancient language of the soul spoken by all mystic bards of Bhakti, the yoga of devotion calling us to awaken to divine Love. Through the ages, poetry persists as the soul insists on revealing itself again and again. Ellen Grace O’Brian’s reading from her award-winning collection of poems, The Moon Reminded Me, invites the mind to sink into the heart of divine remembrance.

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"Fall in Love with Your Life" - Yoga & Meditation Workshop

December 3, 2017 - Awakening - Los Osos, CA

To know true fulfillment in life we all must learn to live from the inside-out, rather than from the outside in.This is the way of spiritual awakening, of living from the soul. When we live from the soul, we access our power of discernment, innate vitality, radiance, and joy. There is no need to let outer conditions determine our lives. We have the ability to bring forth our inner light and power to overcome any obstacle and realize our highest potential.

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"Live Your Higher Purpose" - Retreat

February 11-16, 2018 - 1440 Multiversity - Scotts Valley, CA

Join Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian in this weeklong immersion retreat and discover the way of dharma, ancient Vedic wisdom for a truly meaningful and soul-satisfying life. Learn what dharma means for your life and discover a way to live your higher purpose. Gather wisdom, inspiration, and practical tools for creating your personal plan for complete well-being. Learn meditation, contemplation, and practices from the spiritual tradition of Kriya Yoga.

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In the Silence of the Soul: 4-Day Silent Meditation Retreat

April 12-15, 2018 - Mount Madonna Center - Watsonville, CA

A meditation retreat offers the ideal environment for developing a peaceful mind and compassionate heart. The inner peace, wisdom, and joy that are uncovered during dedicated practice on a retreat will inspire and inform useful lifestyle changes.

The retreat includes daily spiritual teachings on meditation and the spiritually awakened life, study, and devotional chanting.

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