Ananda – Joy is Within You!

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).

Ananda in the UK is growing! Come and join us as we collaborate together to create community between us, and spiritual friendship.

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:

Yogananda’s Birthday – Online Meditation and Celebration with Sanjan

Wednesday 5th January 8pm – 9pm

An online meditation with Sanjan which will honour Yoganandaji on his special day, with chanting, prayer, readings and meditation.

‘Only love will take my place’ Paramhansa Yogananda

Email nalini@naliniwellness for the Zoom link

European Meditation for all Devotees in Europe

Sunday 9th January 7pm – 8.30pm

Guided by Nalini and Surya

Continuing in the energy of Yogananda’s birthday week, the focus for this evening is on attunement with the Guru.

Including chanting and meditation along with readings from ‘Whispers from Eternity’ by Yogananda.

Email for the Zoom link

By donation

Meditation and Satsang – In Person

Sunday 30th January 11am – 2pm, Reigate

A chance to come together, meditate and have satsang.

The meditation part will be between 11.15 and 12.45, then we will connect and chat, and for who would like to, have lunch together.

By donation – email nalini@naliniwellness to book you place.

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-8pm and Wednesdays 7.15am – 8am

A really peaceful and inspirational to end the weekend, and prepare for the week ahead on Sunday evenings.  And a midweek morning meditation to keep our energy high!  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, Surya, Sananda and Stan.  Each of us have our own style, but the love and dedication are the same.

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

Get in touch with me to find out more.

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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