Ellen Grace O'Brian

Yogacharya O’Brian, a renowned spiritual teacher of the ancient wisdom of Kriya Yoga, brings this transformative practice to the modern mind. In addition to her role as an esteemed teacher of yoga, she is also an award-winning author and poet.




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Radiant Living Now

Start by taking the Kriya Yoga Foundations online course, Live the Eternal Way, to learn how to meditate and live by spiritual practices. Discover a wealth of inspiration through the teachings and resources for an enlightened approach to life.

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Kriya Yoga for Today

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Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian is a revered teacher in the Kriya Yoga tradition, adept at making this ancient practice relatable to the modern mind. She has penned numerous books and conducts events and programs to guide both beginners and seasoned practitioners towards a life of holistic abundance, purpose, and wisdom. As the founder and spiritual director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment (CSE) in San Jose, California, she furthers the teachings Paramahansa Yogananda introduced to the U.S. in 1920.

Internationally recognized as a distinguished yoga teacher, speaker, and retreat leader, Yogacharya also balances her roles as a wife, mother, and grandmother, embodying the ageless Vedic teachings and integrating them into contemporary lifestyles for seekers worldwide.

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The Bhagavad Gita offers profound insights into our inner conflicts and the path to spiritual awakening.

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Kriya Yoga offers a profound journey towards spiritual awakening, blending ancient teachings with transformative practices.

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Learn to apply essential truths of yogic philosophy and practice for a life of profound freedom and purpose.



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Online Courses

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