Paramhansa Yogananda – sharing his teachings through community and groups

There is no part of life that meditation cannot improve.  Meditation brings us in deeper contact with ourselves and with the Divine.

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.  I teach yoga and meditation, holding regular meditation meetups and a yearly weekend retreat (with Leon Deith, Yoga Ananda, Reigate).

We are working towards an Ananda UK community and are currently researching options, which include a meditation centre with holistic camping.

Donations for Ananda UK gratefully received on the following link –

We are starting to build a fund for a community space here in the UK for which the donations will go towards.  We also plan to have Darshan come over from Ananda Assisi to hold a Kriya ceremony in 2022 and donations will also go towards his expenses etc.  Please get in touch if you want to know more about the community project.

Regular Ananda Meditation Groups – satsang and community.  Held at Nalini’s home, online, or at Leon’s ‘Yoga Ananda’ Holistic Centre, Reigate.  Join our FB page for inspiration here 

Upcoming Dates:

Live Satsang – Meditation, Chanting, Healing Prayers

Sunday 31st Oetober 10.30am – 1.30pm 

Yoga Ananda Holistic Centre, Reigate, Surrey

Time to come together again, meet, chat, meditate.  We’ll walk to the park afterwards for lunch for those that want to come.

By donation on the day.

Email me if you would like to come

Weekend Meditation Retreat 2022

Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April in Oxford – full details to follow shortly

Our weekend retreats are a welcome step back from the world to experience quietness of spirit, satsang, and a deeper Ananda experience.

Includes morning and evening meditations, kirtan, satsangs, and plenty of quiet time to explore nature, journal, or to simply be.

We always choose venues for their peacefulness, nature and the vibration they hold, and of course for great food too!

Full details will follow shortly, and if you would like to register for the 2022 retreat now, feel free to get in touch.


Online weekly meditation group Sundays 7pm.

A really peaceful and inspirational to end the weekend, and prepare for the week ahead.  This is a powerful group and you will feel the energy and magnetism that group meditation encourages, even online! (there really is no separation).   Opening prayer, chanting or readings, silent period of meditation, and concluding with healing prayers – you are so welcome to join us.  The meditation is run each week by a core member of Ananda including Leon, Nalini, Nick, Sananda and Stan.  Each of us have our own style, but the love and dedication are the same.

Email me for the Zoom link if you would like to join us at

Get in touch with me to find out more.

Above all, Yogananda 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.

Yogananda’s teachings reach deep into the heart of yoga, providing a rich tapestry of wisdom and techniques to win the battle of everyday life. Yoga, meditation, energisation techniques, chanting, prayer, affirmation, introspection, satsang, divine friendship, and how to develop a personal relationship with the Divine, all form the sacred path of Kriya Yoga.

If you are interested in the path of Kriya Yoga, or would like to join the weekly online meditation group, please get in touch for more details.

We also run weekend Ananda retreats which will restart as Government regulations change around Covid.

‘Gratitude as Sadhana’ blog post here.

For info on Ananda Europe please visit:  Ananda Italy