What Will I Learn at a Kriya Yoga Workshop?
“Kriya Yoga is the path of effective living and intentional meditation practice. Based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Kriya Yoga utilizes life-style guidelines common to all authentic spiritual traditions intent on realizing enlightenment. It includes specific meditation techniques that quickly and effectively cleanse awareness of debilitating thoughts, memories and energetic patterns that prevent the realization of our essence as pure consciousness.
The term “Kriya” is generally translated as a cleansing action. “Yoga” in this context refers to unification with our essence. Any action that carries us closer to the realization of our essence as pure consciousness is considered to be Kriya Yoga. Kriya Yoga embraces all enlightening traditions. In this regard, the devotional methods of any religious practice that functions to support the unification of our present state with our spiritual origins can easily be practiced along with the methods of Kriya Yoga.
Kriya Yoga is a method that effectively quickens our spiritual realizations regardless of our religious preference. Also note that these methods do not need to be labeled “spiritual”. An atheist can realize the true essence of being. Reality remains ever what it is. Labels such as spiritual do not change it. The scope of Kriya Yoga is broad. As mentioned earlier, the term “Yoga” by itself generally refers to any practice that serves to unite the ordinarily fragmented awareness.
There are many paths of Yoga. Each path provides a route of reunification suitable to a particular temperament. For the intellectually discriminating yogi there is the way of knowledge, or Jnana Yoga. The person of a devotional temperament may choose Bhakti Yoga. Service oriented individuals can offer up their work for the world as a method of Karma Yoga. The physically inclined who are able to purify and strengthen their bodies through psycho-physiological efforts can practice Hatha Yoga. The culmination and synthesis of all these paths to oneness constitute the body of Kriya Yoga.” -from Ryan Kurczak’s book, Kriya Yoga: Continuing the Lineage of Enlightenment
What will you need to attend an afternoon Kriya Yoga workshop?
-A well rested body.
-An alert and curious mind.
-An interest in learning meditation.
No mats, straps or blocks are required. The practices taught in an afternoon class are simple pranayama and mantra meditation techniques, as well as general yogic philosophy. Classes are ideally also taught in chairs, without the need to be able to sit on the floor or in specific yogic postures. The only posture required is an upright alert sitting position.
Are you interested in attending a workshop in Charleston, WV?
Ryan will be speaking at the Unity of Kanawha Valley Church on July 18th, 2021, giving the Sunday Message. https://www.unitywv.com/
You can use the Contact Page: https://www.unitywv.com/visit_us to let Unity of Kanawha Valley know if you would be interested in attending an afternoon “Introduction to Kriya Yoga” workshop from 1:30 – 3 PM at the church.