November 15-17, 2019

With Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

A Special Weekend Retreat

Immerse yourself in the practical teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, India’s most sacred scripture. Bhagavad Gita means “The Song of God” and is the essence of the Vedas. This two day programme led by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, focuses on achieving inner transformation, not just knowledge enrichment. Known for their fresh perspectives and deep insights, they will help us apply and live the teachings of the Gita in daily life.

The programme includes meditation and meditative techniques such as visualizations, introspection, silence and yoga in nature. The fellowship of sincere truth seekers will uplift the vibration of the whole programme.

This all-India programme will also be led by Spiritual Directors of Ananda India, Nayaswamis Jaya and Dhyana, and other Ananda acharyas.

We will be staying at The Dukes Retreat at Khandala, spread across beautifully landscaped gardens with a valley view of mesmerizing Western Ghats.


Programme Fees for 2 night and 3 days Residential Retreat:



Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy


Fee for last 20 seats

If you wish double occupancy accommodation and you don’t know another devotee, you’ll be assigned a roommate if possible. The programme begins at Dukes Retreat after lunch on 15 November, and ends with lunch on 17 November. Check in time is 1 pm. The programme fee includes lodging; and all meals. Not included in the fee are transportation to and from Dukes Retreat; and personal hotel expenses such as room service or laundry or medical expenses should you need it.


Programme Fees for Saturday Day Retreat:

Now Open!!!

A day of inspiration, classes, meditation, yoga & uplifting company from across India. Fee includes all meals and events:



Children (Age 8 -12 yrs)

Rs. 3900

Rs. 1800


Payments can be made by direct transfer to our account, or via cheque in favour of “Ananda Sangha.” Payment via debit or credit card would incur additional payment gateway charges. Your participation is confirmed only when we approve your application and receive full payment. In case of cancellation, Rs. 2,000 is non-refundable. Cancellation close to date of event may incur additional costs.

Pictures from Our Retreat Last Year:

Last year’s retreat with Nayaswami Jyotish and Devi was deeply inspiring and joyful. It was completely full with 160 devotees attending from all over India. Everyone loved the venue Dukes Retreat in Khandala. Some pictures from last year’s retreat to give you a glimpse:

About Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi are dynamic emissaries of Paramhansa Yogananda. They have been practicing the teachings for almost 50 years. They travel the world, sharing Yogananda’s teachings, and blessing people with the practical and heart-opening path of Kriya Yoga. Touching each person with spiritual friendship, Jyotish and Devi deliver spiritual insight with joy in people’s individual paths. They are Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide.

In November 2017, Jyotish and Devi received Global Peace Ambassador Peace Award from UN for the inspiring ways Ananda brings to life Paramhansa Yogananda’s spiritual wisdom.

They offer a rare example of successful spiritual partnership, living yogic values through their marriage, parenting, and organizational leadership. They are authors of several books: How to Meditate, Lessons in Meditation, 30-Day Essentials for Marriage, 30-Day Essentials for Career, Meditation Therapy and companion 3-volume video series. They also write weekly blogs on spiritual subjects which has now been compiled in 2 volume books: Touch of Light, and Touch of Joy. Nayaswami Jyotish is also an accomplished artist and painter.

Other Speakers

Nayaswami Jaya

Nayaswami Jaya

Nayaswami Jaya Helin, became a student of Swami Kriyananda soon after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 1968. Upon learning of Swamiji’s interest in spiritual communities, Nayaswami Jaya joined him as a founding member of Ananda, and he now travels widely sharing the teachings and techniques of Paramhansa Yogananda throughout India, America and elsewhere.

Nayaswami Dhyana

Nayaswami Dhyana

Nayaswami Dhyana, is co- spiritual director of Ananda Sangha. She started to study the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda in 1978 and met Swami Kriyananda in 1980. She has shared the teachings of Yogananda in the US, Europe, Africa, Australia and India and helped in the founding of several of Ananda communities and centers. She teaches locally and travels around India offering training in meditation and Raja Yoga.

Nayaswami Devarshi

Nayaswami Devarshi

A long-time Ananda minister, Devarshi is the director of Ananda India’s Kriya Yoga Sangha and also head of the Ananda India Monastery. Devarshi speaks from profound understanding and application of the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda over a lifetime. Devarshi held a position on Swami Kriyananda’s personal staff for seven years.

Yoga & Meditation

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