Kriya Yoga Apprenticeship

The Kriya Yoga Apprenticeship is a two year program of intensive learning, Self-study and meditation practice. Due to the interpersonal nature of this course, only 25 applicants are accepted each year. Applications are accepted for the following year beginning October 15th.

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Kriya Yoga Apprenticeship Program Structure 

  • The Kriya Yoga Apprenticeship consists of two years of online instruction, each concluding with a week-long in-person retreat.
  • Year One is eight months long, consisting of 27 audio and/or video classes. One live Q&A webinar will occur each month between January and August.
  • Year Two is six months long, consisting of 24 audio and video classes. One live Q&A webinar will occur each month between January and June.
  • Course material is expected to be studied, contemplated and applied as the program proceeds.
  • Each year of study will conclude with an online or in-person week long retreat. Retreat dates will be announced 4-6 months in advance to allow plenty of time for proper travel arrangements to be made. Retreat participation is encouraged.  This retreat is limited to 25 participants.
  • During the course of study, video and/or audio recordings will be sent on a weekly basis.
  • Email questions can be sent in throughout the duration of the courses. Answers will be given by email or covered at the beginning of the next week’s class.
  • Participants will be required to submit a meditation log/journal for review. Meditation journals are kept for the duration. Certain date’s entries will be requested throughout the course.
  • This Kriya Yoga Apprenticeship is on a donation basis.
  • Required previous study includes: completion of the first 8 weeks of The 52 Week Kriya Yoga Discipleship Course and the 11-Hour Downloadable Kriya Yoga Training

It is also advised that you have listened to and studied the Kriya Yoga Meditation Beginners Guide and the Introduction to Modern Kriya Yoga Spirituality available at

Kriya Yoga Apprenticeship Year 1 Syllabus 

Section 1 – Introduction to Kriya Yoga Philosophy

Section 2 – Building an Effective Meditation Practice

Section 3 – Necessary Supportive Lifestyle Habits

Section 4 – Changing to a Yogic Worldview

Section 5 – Introduction to the Yamas and Niyamas

Section 6 – Exploration and Application of the Yamas

Section 7 – Exploration and Application of the Niyamas

Section 8 – The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita as a Blue Print for Spiritual Realization

Section 9-26 – Study and Contemplation on the Bhagavad Gita  Section 27 – Continuing Your Private Inner Work

Required reading material

An Essential Guide to Kriya Yoga Practice by Ryan Kurczak

Kriya Yoga: Continuing the Lineage of Enlightenment by Ryan Kurczak

The Eternal Way by Roy Eugene Davis

Kriya Yoga Apprenticeship Year 2 Syllabus 

Section 1 – How to Benefit from Reading Autobiography of a Yogi

Section 2 – Effectively Extending and Deepening Your Meditation Practice

Section 3 – Carrying Your Meditation into Daily Life

Section 4 – The Importance of Service as Spiritual Practice

Section 5 – Making Peace in a World of Change

Section 6 – Developing the Power of Spiritual Devotion

Section 7 – The Value of Contemplative Meditation

Section 8 – The Essence of the Yoga Sutras as a Formula for Spiritual Realization

Section 9-21 – Study and Contemplation on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Section 22 – The Theory and Practice of Prayer

Section 23 – Considering Your Will-power as an Extension of Divine Will

Section 24 – The Surrendered Life

Required reading material

Kriya Yoga Vichara by Ryan Kurczak

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

For more information on course participation please download and read this current Kriya Yoga Application Learning Document. Click Here to Download the Application.

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