Paramhansa Yogananda – sharing his teachings through community and groups

Temple of Light, Assisi

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, holding regular meditation meetups and a yearly weekend retreat (with Leon Deith, Yogaananda, Reigate).  Ananda Italy hold many courses and it is a truly joyful place to visit and enter into a community spirit whilst practicing yoga and meditation.  There is no part of life that meditation cannot improve and learning to meditate brings us in deeper contact with ourselves and with the Divine.

Regular Ananda Meditation Groups – satsang and community.  Held at Nalini’s home, or at Yoga Ananda, Reigate.  Get in touch if you would like to join us.

Leon Deith and I are holding longer meditation and satsang mornings this year at Leon’s beautiful yoga centre, Yoga Ananda in Reigate.  With longer periods of meditation, chanting and readings, these mornings are a great opportunity to come together, immerse in the blessings of group meditation, and to have satsang afterwards – inspirational and uplifting. (Bring a dish to share).  By donation.  Dates are:

Sunday 14th June 10am – 11.30am online Zoom group meditation, readings and  healing prayers

Sunday 27th September 10am – 1pm

Sunday 13th December – special Christmas meditation – this will be a longer session – details nearer the time.


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.

If you are interested in the path of Kriya Yoga or would like to learn to meditate, please get in touch for more details.  She is available to teach meditation in West Sussex, share the teachings, and give an insight into living in the Ananda spiritual community.

Ananda Weekend Meditation and Satsang Retreat Friday 7th to Sunday 9th May 2020

The Abbey Retreat Centre, Oxfordshire

A Hidden Gem – The Abbey, Oxfordshire

A weekend of meditation, nature and silence periods led by Nalini and Leon Deith.  A relaxing and inspiring weekend which includes morning and evening meditations, satsang and kirtan.

This is our third retreat and we welcome anyone who is interested in meditation and taking a weekend out to nourish the soul and have some peaceful, quiet time with other like-minded people.

Retreat runs from 4pm Friday to 3pm Sunday.  Single room options available and excellent vegetarian food!

Please contact Nalini for more details.

For info on Ananda Europe please visit:  Ananda Italy