Yoga Vacation Program
February 11 — 13, 2024

Life Lessons from Autobiography of a Yogi

Asha Nayaswami

Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda, helped launch and continues to inspire a global spiritual revolution. Now translated into dozens of languages, it still regularly appears on the best-seller lists.

Although only a handful of people become disciples of Yogananda, almost every truth-seeker who wanders away from conventional religion, finds this book. For many, it is the catalyzing force for their spiritual journey.

In 1946, when Autobiography was first published, ideas like guru, avatar, swami, karma, chakras, cosmic consciousness, and astral world were virtually unknown in the West. Now they are almost mainstream.

What is the power and message of this single volume? That is what we will explore.

  • The purpose of life and how to live it
  • Is there a limit to evolution?
  • What is a Guru and do I need one?
  • Babaji: an Immortal living now in the Himalayas
  • Does Jesus belong to the world or only to the churches?
  • Planetary and personal evolution
  • What is my potential for greatness?
  • Perfect love casts out all fear
  • Miracles: How and why
  • Divine laws of abundance
  • Karma and reincarnation
  • Who or what is God?
  • Divine Mother as the Comforter
  • Thoughts are universal, not individual
  • Where are you on the path and which way is forward?
  • Meditation: what it is, how and why to do it
  • Authenticity and sincerity, foundation of spiritual life

Offered as 2 satsangs and 2 workshops (subject to change).

The presentations associated with this Yoga Vacation Program begin with an 8pm satsang on the first day of the program and conclude with an 8pm satsang on the last day of the program.  Click here to read more about the Yoga Vacation Program details and view the ashram schedule for yoga classes and meals during your stay. We suggest you arrive at least one day prior to the start of your program for the optimal experience.


In 1969, when she was 22, Asha met Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda. Recognition was instantaneous. From that day to the present Asha has dedicated herself to learning and practicing the teachings of Yogananda as Swami Kriyananda taught them. She is a founding member of two Ananda spiritual communities, the first, Ananda Village, located in a rural area. The second, Ananda Palo Alto in Silicon Valley in California, where she has resided for the last 36 years. Asha is Ananda’s “Global Ambassador,” sharing the Guru’s teachings all over the world. She is the author of four books and has an extensive presence on YouTube and Instagram.


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