Kriya Yoga Events

2023 Kriya Yoga Classes, Courses and Retreats

January Yearlong Introduction to Kriya Yoga Online Course – March Kriya Yoga WeekendMay Kriya Yoga Immersion – June ONLINE Kriya Yoga Solstice Retreat – July Kriya Yoga and The Path of Light in Rochester New York

January 2023 Introduction to Kriya Yoga Yearlong Online Course

An Introduction to Kriya Yoga as Spiritual Practice 2023 Year Long Program | Kriya Yoga Online on Patreon

March 2023 Kriya Yoga Weekend – Jerome, AZ

May 5th, 6th & 7th 2023 Kriya Yoga Immersion – Asheville, NC

Click Here for details: Kriya Yoga Immersion and Initiation – May – Asheville, NC – Kriya Yoga Online

Launch of the Kriya Yoga Discipleship Program

Announcing the launch of the Kriya Yoga Discipleship Program.

The Kriya Yoga Discipleship Training Course consists of an 8-week series of classes. Each class is delivered as a video. This course is to serve as a manual of study and guide to conscious spiritual practice in the light of a guru-disciple relationship.

At the end of this short course of study, it is my intention that seekers on the spiritual path will have been given the information needed to cultivate the discernment required to successfully and consciously participate in a guru-disciple relationship.

Beginning in 2024, this course will be required for entry into the 2-year Kriya Yoga Apprenticeship Program.

The Kriya Yoga Discipleship Course is ideal for those new to Kriya Yoga, and also for those interested in recommitting to their chosen spiritual path. Please visit the following link to review the current syllabus.

June 2023 Kriya Yoga Solstice Celebration – 4 Day “Stay at Home Retreat” – June 22nd-25th, 2023

You are invited to join us June 22 – 25, 2023 for an online yogic meditation retreat from the comfort of your own home.  Rather than travel to an exotic or distant location, I invite you to  take time from your work and your family and consciously dedicate these 4 days to commit to your spiritual path, further deepen your spiritual  well-being, and to give your self permission to rejuvenate your soul.

It is a great joy to have this opportunity to celebrate this Solstice with you and my fellow Kriya Yoga teachers. Each presenter/facilitator participating in this online offering are devoted Kriya practitioners and students in the lineage of Mahavatar Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteswar, Paramahansa Yogananda, Roy Eugene Davis and their successors. Each teacher possesses a depth of knowledge and life experience worth sharing, and a presence that is uplifting and grounding.

During this retreat we will come together online for:

  • Guided meditation practice and training
  • Yogic philosophy lectures – how to think, act and be like a yogi – Given by a thoughtful and diverse collection of Kriya Yoga teachers and/or facilitators.
  • A 2-Hour Group Meditation honoring the Solstice, the time when the Sun is as close to the North Pole as possible.

See this link for the complete 4-day agenda and how to register: (Registration Link Coming Soon)

July 10th-14th, 2023 – In Person Kriya Yoga Learning Retreat – @the Assisi Institute in Rochester, NY

July 2022 – Kriya Yoga and the Path of Light Retreat

Dates: July 10th – 14th 2023

Location: 1400 North Winton Rd., Rochester, NY 14609 (

During this retreat we will meditate together daily, and participate in lectures and workshops to enable you to effectively practice and understand the process of Kriya Yoga. Kriya Initiation will be given for those who are prepared.

You are warmly invited to participate in a five-day intensive retreat rooted in the principals and practices of Kriya Yoga as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda and Roy Eugene Davis. Together, we will explore Kriya Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and meditation practices. Each day will also feature two group meditations, devotional chanting, and opportunities to take part in Hatha Yoga and Qi Gong classes. Kriya initiation will be offered to individuals who are sincerely committed to this path. The retreat promises to be inspirational, informative, and enlightening for newcomers as well as seasoned kriyabans seeking to deepen their practice. Please plan to join us!

Cost: This retreat is offered on a donation basis. Donations will be accepted at the time of the retreat.

Registration: To reserve your seat, no later than June 30, please, email Purnima at to let her know you are planning to come.

Housing and meals: There are many hotels available in the area. No meals will be provided; participants will be given ample time to find lunches and/or dinners off-campus.

Retreat Leaders

Isha Das
Craig Bullock (Isha Das) is an accomplished teacher, writer, lecturer, practicing psychotherapist, and spiritual director of The Assisi Institute in Rochester, New York. A former pastoral administrator at the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Rochester, Isha Das earned graduate degrees in Religious Studies from the University of Notre Dame and Clinical Psychology from the University of Duquesne. His education includes extensive study in psychology, spirituality, mysticism, world religions, and yoga. He counts Richard Rohr among his life-long friends and mentors. Isha Das was made a minister and official Kriya Yoga teacher by Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda.

Swami Nirvananda
Internationally-known musical and spiritual recording artist Swami Nirvanananda Saraswati will be joining us virtually (and in-person if possible) to lead devotional chanting. Merging the teachings of Kriya Yoga with the devotional aspect of Bhakti Yoga and the charitable path of Karma Yoga, Swami expresses unity in the diversity of many paths and religions which all lead to the same goal: Universal Love and Oneness With Spirit.

Ryan Kurczak
Ryan Kurczak is an international meditation teacher in the Kriya Yoga tradition. He was taught and ordained to teach by a direct student of Paramahansa Yogananda, Roy Eugene Davis. Ryan has authored several books on meditation and spirituality and hosts “The Kriya Yoga Podcast,” a bimonthly podcast dedicated to meditation and yoga. He is the director of the 2-year Kriya Yoga Apprenticeship Program and regularly leads retreats in the US and abroad.

Specific retreat agenda will be provided upon successful registration for the course.

I look forward to seeing you there.


Ryan Kurczak

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