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.
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.Learn More
Five Life-Transforming Lessons from Paramahansa Yogananda
5 Sundays: Feb 4 – June 10, 2018 - CSE - San Jose, CA & ONLINE
Start your day with meditation and inspiration.
Prepare to meet the week ahead with wisdom and compassion.
Get ready to live your divine life now.
Spend all, or part of, your Sunday with Yogacharya who will teach the supreme science of Brahmavidya—the universal way of awakening to Self- and God-realization—the most essential, and relevant, teaching for spiritually conscious living today.Learn More
RADIANT LIVING: Kriya Yoga Meditation Retreat
June 21-23, 2018 - Center for Spiritual Enlightenemnt - San Jose, California
This three-day Kriya Yoga meditation retreat is an opportunity to be immersed in spiritual practices that illumine the mind, balance the body, support well-being and offer the life-enhancing keys to Self- and God-realization. The retreat includes Kriya Yoga philosophy, practice, & initiation; daily meditation sessions; hatha yoga classes, chanting, an introduction to Yoga & Ayurveda for radiant living.
Vegetarian meals provided.
Mystical Poetry and Awakened Heart - Poetry Reading
June 29, 2018 @ 7pm - Coalesce Bookstore - Morro Bay, California
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.Learn More
Fall in Love with Your Life - Yoga & Meditation Workshop
June 30, 2018 @ 10am - Awakening - Los Osos, California
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.Learn More
Realize Your Dharma: Live Your Life with Higher Purpose
July 15, 2018 @ 1-4 pm - Center for Spiritual Living - Lake Oswego, Oregon
This workshop will introduce the Four Universal Life Goals drawn from the ancient Vedas:
• how to live with purpose,
• enjoy life, and
• realize ultimate freedom.
Explore your own soul purpose to discover how dharma, or living with higher purpose, can inspire and guide your next steps. The workshop will include inspiration, meditation, and spiritual practices for centering and contemplation. Bring a notebook and pen.Learn More
RADIANT LIVING: Kriya Yoga Meditation Retreat
July 20-22, 2018 - Alton Collins Retreat Center - Eagle Creek, Oregon
Be immersed in spiritual practices that illumine the mind, balance the body, support well-being and offer the life-enhancing keys to Self- and God-realization. This three day meditation immersion retreat includes: Kriya Yoga philosophy, practice, & initiation; meditation instruction and daily practice sessions; introductory hatha yoga classes; and experiential sessions to support a spiritually awakened, fulfilled life.Learn More
CSE Kriya Yoga Meditation Retreat
August 11-17, 2018 - Center for Spiritual Awareness - Lakemont, Georgia
This week-long meditation program at the beautiful Center for Spiritual Awareness Retreat Center in North Georgia will include Kriya Yoga teachings and initiation with Roy Eugene Davis, as well as classes with Yogacharya O’Brian.Learn More