Paramhansa Yogananda – sharing his teachings through community and groups

Temple of Light, Assisi

Nestled in the hills of Umbria, Italy, is the European Ananda Yoga Centre, a peaceful guest retreat centre and community that lives and shares the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.  I lived here for many years and continue to be an active member of the Ananda community here in England, holding regular meditation meetups and a yearly weekend retreat (with Leon Deith, Yogaananda, Reigate).  Ananda Italy hold many courses and it is a truly joyful place to visit and enter into a community spirit whilst practicing yoga and meditation.  There is no part of life that meditation cannot improve and learning to meditate brings us in deeper contact with ourselves and with the Divine.

Regular monthly Ananda Meditation Group – we are creating satsang and community together!  Held at one of our homes each month.  Get in touch if you would like to join us.  Next event is our Christmas Meditation and Satsang, Sunday 22nd December in Reigate, full details here


Above all, Yogaananda is probably best known as the author of the spiritual classic ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’, a fascinating and deeply inspiring account of his life and the deeper aspects of yoga.  A worthy read for anyone, and a delve into the true meaning of yoga for any student of yoga or meditation.  Written with great wit and humour, it is a treasure that grows richer with each reading.

If you are interested in the path of Kriya Yoga or would like to learn to meditate, please contact Nalini for more details.  She is available to teach meditation in West Sussex, share the teachings, and give an insight into living in the Ananda spiritual community.

One day meditation retreat Saturday 30th November in Reigate, full details on the events page

Ananda Weekend Meditation and Satsang Retreat Friday 7th to Sunday 9th May 2020

The Abbey Retreat Centre, Oxfordshire

A Hidden Gem – The Abbey, Oxfordshire

A weekend of meditation, nature and silence periods led by Nalini and Leon Deith.  A relaxing and inspiring weekend which includes morning and evening meditations, satsang and kirtan.

This is our third retreat and we welcome anyone who is interested in meditation and taking a weekend out to nourish the soul and have some peaceful, quiet time with other like-minded people.

Retreat runs from 4pm Friday to 3pm Sunday.  Single room options available and excellent vegetarian food!

Please contact Nalini for more details.

For info on Ananda Europe please visit:  Ananda Italy