Kriya Yoga Meditation Silent Retreat – March 2024

Kriya Yoga Meditation Silent Retreat – March 2024

Join us for our first Kriya Yoga Northern Equinox Silent Retreat at Laurelville Retreat Center, just Southeast of the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Swami Sri Yukteswar, teacher of Paramahansa Yogananda, would host Kriya Yoga celebrations on the Equinoxes. During the Equinox the balance between day and night is equal. Sri Yukteswar found these to be excellent times for spiritual retreats and celebration.

During the retreat we will practice meditation together and focus on ways to refine your meditation practice. We will have classes on Kriya Yoga (with an emphasis on Sri Yukteswar’s book The Holy Science), as well as Kriya Initiation for prepared Kriya Yoga students. Aside from class time, this is a silent retreat, to encourage a greater focus on spiritual renewal and internalized well-being.

This retreat is intended for students aiming to increase their knowledge of Kriya Yoga practice. It is also for Kriya Yogis who wish to come together to reaffirm their commitment to the Kriya Yoga process. This is an excellent retreat for those intending to apply for the 2-Year Kriya Yoga Apprenticeship ( It is also an excellent retreat for those already initiated and/or participating in the Kriya Yoga tradition.

Dates: March 22, 23 & 24, 2024

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Location: Laurelville Retreat Center

941 Laurelville Lane,
Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666

Cost for Lodging and 6 Vegetarian Meals:

Single Room – $299.00 (10 available, reserved for participants with a medical need)

Double Room – $199.00 (Shared room with one other participant)

Program activities are on a donation basis. Open to 32 Students (15 spaces left).

During the retreat, you will stay in dormitory style rooms on the 600-acre campus of Laurelville Retreat Center. Vegetarian meals are served in the dining hall.  Sessions begin at 4 PM on Friday March 22, 2024.

Check-In: 2 PM Friday March 22nd, 2024

Check-Out: 2 PM Sunday March 24th, 2024

To Register, please send the following information to: info (AT)

    1) What is your current experience with Kriya Yoga Meditation and Philosophy?

    2) Are you familiar with Ryan Kurczak’s teaching emphasis?

    3) How long have you been meditating?

    4) Full name, address and best contact phone number.

    Once we receive your registration request we will send an invoice for a $50.00 deposit to reserve your room. This deposit is non-refundable so please make sure your plans are firm before registering.  The deposit will be deducted from the final invoice for meals and lodging. Invoices for the full amount of your stay will be sent out the week of January 1st, 2024.

    Donations for the program will be accepted during the Kriya Initiation Service during the retreat.

    We look forward to celebrating Spring, Silence and Kriya Yoga with you.

    Your Presenter: Ryan Kurczak was first introduced to Kriya Yoga through the book Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda. During his final year in college he met his teacher Roy Eugene Davis. Roy was a direct student of Paramahansa Yogananda, and he initiated Ryan into Kriya Yoga in 2000, and then later ordained him to teach in 2005. Ryan is one of many students authorized by Mr. Davis to teach and share this Kriya Yoga tradition. Ryan works with students through the “Kriya Yoga Online” Patreon community, and more intensively with students of the Kriya Yoga Apprenticeship Program. He is the host of The Kriya Yoga Podcast and also the author of several books. It is with enthusiasm and great reverence that he serves in this role, as he is able, and as he was consistently encouraged by his own Kriya Yoga teacher.

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