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The Kriya Yoga International organizations provide ongoing spiritual teaching, training and support for seekers through many types of events , striving to provide an environment that encourages spiritual development and practical application in daily life. The Mother Centers in each region coordinate these Kriya Yoga activities through their affiliated centers and groups. Kriya Yoga Initiation Programs usually consist of a public introductory lecture in the community on Kriya Yoga, and initiation into Kriya Yoga is offered, which is followed by learning the technique and attending Kriya Yoga meditation classes.

Kriya Yoga Retreats are for initiates in this lineage to deepen their understanding of Kriya Yoga and their personal practice. Typically the retreat has a particular theme with many meditation classes and spiritual discourses.

Kriya Yoga Initiation Only is held at a center when there is a yogacharya (teacher) in residence. The seeker receives initiation and attends the meditation classes.

Kriya Yoga Special Event Seminars are national and international programs held at the Mother Centers throughout the year. These seminars honor the masters' birthday and mahasamadhi, Guru Purnima Day, Foundation Day of the ashrams, and other special events. The events include celebrations, meditation classes, spiritual discourses, and other activities, depending on the nature of the event.

Seva Days are usually anywhere from one day to one week in length, and are an opportunity for spiritual aspirants to offer their services to the organization. The activities will often include cleaning, yardwork, and general maintenance at one of the ashrams, or assisting with the logistics of a program (setup, registration, flowers, and the like).

Kriya Yoga Intensive Meditation Programs help those who are already initiated into this lineage of Kriya Yoga to deepen their spiritual practice. It is usually two to three days of intense meditation practice with some satsangs (spiritual discourses).

Kriya Yoga Local Events are listed on only the local center's Web site calendar. These are typically smaller events that are organized for the benefit of local kriyavans.

The Lecture Only event consists of a public talk delivered by one of the Kriya Yoga acharyas.
, striving to provide an environment that encourages spiritual development and practical application in daily life. The Mother Centers in each region coordinate these Kriya Yoga activities through their affiliated centers and groups.

Event Title Event Type Acharyas/Monastics
Sao Paulo, Brazil Mar-24 to Mar-30, 2010 Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Brasilia, Brazil Mar-31 to Apr-05, 2010 Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Barranquilla, Colombia Aug-12 to Aug-18, 2010 Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Richard Peterson
Intensive Kriya Yoga program Aug-20 to Aug-22, 2010 Intensive Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Richard Peterson
Sao Paulo, Brazil Oct-07 to Oct-13, 2010 Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui
Brasilia, Brazil Oct-14 to Oct-18, 2010 Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Bogota, Colombia Dec-10 to Dec-12, 2010 Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Armenia, Colombia

Dec-13 to Dec-19, 2010
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Brasilia, Brazil May-11 to May-15, 2011 Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Sao Paulo, Brazil May-16 to May-22, 2011 Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Paramahamsa Prajnanananda in Sao Paulo May-19 to May-22, 2011 Special Event Paramahamsa Prajnanananda

Bogota, Colombia

Aug-04 to Aug-08, 2011
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Richard Peterson

Barranquilla, Colombia

Aug-10 to Aug-15, 2011
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Richard Peterson
Sao Paulo, Brazil Oct-06 to Oct-13, 2011 Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Brasilia, Brazil Oct-14 to Oct-19, 2011 Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Bogota, Colombia Dec-09 to Dec-12, 2011 Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Armenia, Colombia

Dec-13 to Dec-19, 2011
Retreat Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Barranquilla, Colombia Jan-19 to Jan-22, 2012 Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Monteria, Colombia Jan-27 to Jan-29, 2012 Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri
Brasilia, Brazil Apr-04 to Apr-10, 2012 Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
São Paulo, Brazil Apr-11 to Apr-16, 2012 Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Bogota, Colombia Jun-05 to Jun-08, 2012 Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Colombia National Retreat, Bogota, Colombia Jun-09 to Jun-11, 2012 Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Brasilia, Brazil Oct-03 to Oct-08, 2012 Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Sao Paulo, Brazil Oct-09 to Oct-15, 2012 Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Bogota, Colombia Dec-07 to Dec-09, 2012 Initiation Only Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Armenia, Colombia Dec-10 to Dec-16, 2012 Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Brasilia Initiation Program Apr-06 to Apr-07, 2013 Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Brasilia, Brazil Apr-13 to Apr-14, 2013 Retreat Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Sao Paulo Initiation Program Apr-20 to Apr-21, 2013 Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Sao Paulo, Brazil Apr-27 to Apr-28, 2013 Retreat Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Aracaju Initiation Program May-01 to May-05, 2013 Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Bogota, Colombia May-09 to May-13, 2013 Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Cali, Colombia May-16 to May-17, 2013 Retreat Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Cali, Colombia May-18 to May-19, 2013 Initiation Only Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Barranquilla, Colombia

Aug-15 to Aug-19, 2013
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri
Mushaisa (Guajira) , Colombia Aug-20 to Aug-22, 2013 Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri
Monteria, Colombia Aug-23 to Aug-25, 2013 Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri
Brasilia, Brazil Oct-02 to Oct-07, 2013 Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Sao Paulo, Brazil Oct-08 to Oct-14, 2013 Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Bogota, Colombia Dec-05 to Dec-08, 2013 Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Armenia, Colombia Dec-09 to Dec-16, 2013 Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Buenos Aires, Argentina Dec-20 to Dec-22, 2013 Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Brasilia, Brazil Apr-17 to Apr-19, 2014 Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Brasilia, Brazil Apr-20 to Apr-21, 2014 Retreat Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Sao Paulo, Brazil Apr-25 to Apr-27, 2014 Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui
Arcaju, Brazil Apr-30 to May-01, 2014 Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Arcaju, Brazil May-02 to May-04, 2014 Retreat Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Bogota, Colombia May-28 to Jun-02, 2014 Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Cali, Colombia Jun-03 to Jun-09, 2014 Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Jun-27 to Jun-29, 2014
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri
Barranquilla, Colombia Aug-29 to Aug-31, 2014 Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Mushaisa, Colombia Sep-01 to Sep-04, 2014 Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Monteria, Colombia Sep-05 to Sep-07, 2014 Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Programa Nacional - Cali, Colombia

Oct-11 to Oct-13, 2014
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar
Sao Paulo, Brazil Oct-16 to Oct-19, 2014 Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar
Brasilia, Brazil Oct-24 to Oct-26, 2014 Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar
Buenos Aires Oct-31 to Nov-02, 2014 Initiation Program Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar
Cali, Colombia Dec-06 to Dec-08, 2014 Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Armenia, Colombia Dec-09 to Dec-11, 2014 Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Armenia, Colombia Dec-12 to Dec-14, 2014 Retreat Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Arcaju, Brazil Apr-10 to Apr-12, 2015 Initiation Only Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Apr-17 to Apr-19, 2015
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Apr-21, 2015
Intensive Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui
Brasilia, Brazil Apr-24 to Apr-26, 2015 Initiation Only Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya
Bogota, Colombia May-01 to May-03, 2015 Initiation Only Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Cali, Colombia

May-08 to May-10, 2015
Initiation Only Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Guayaquil, Ecuador

May-15 to May-17, 2015
Initiation Only Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Barranquilla, Colombia

Jun-19 to Jun-30, 2015
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

Barranquilla, Colombia

Aug-13 to Aug-17, 2015
Retreat Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Aug-18 to Aug-20, 2015
Initiation Only Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar
Monteria, Colombia Aug-21 to Aug-23, 2015 Initiation Only Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar
Cali, Colombia Sep-19 to Sep-20, 2015 Initiation Only Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar

Bogota, Colombia

Sep-25 to Sep-27, 2015
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar
Arcaju, Brazil Oct-01 to Oct-04, 2015 Initiation Only Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar
Sao Paulo Oct-08 to Oct-12, 2015 Initiation Only Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar
Brasilia, Brazil Oct-16 to Oct-18, 2015 Initiation Only Swami Chidrupananda Giri, Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Oct-23 to Oct-25, 2015
Initiation Only Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar

Lima, Peru

Oct-30 to Nov-01, 2015
Initiation Only Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar
Guayaquil, Ecuador Nov-06 to Nov-08, 2015 Initiation Only Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar

Programa Nacional, Armenia

Dec-11 to Dec-13, 2015
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Lima, Peru

Apr-01 to Apr-03, 2016
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Apr-08 to Apr-10, 2016
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Cali, Colombia

Apr-15 to Apr-18, 2016
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Barranquilla, Colombia

Apr-22 to Apr-25, 2016
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Bogota, Colombia

Apr-29 to May-02, 2016
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Aracaju, Brazil

May-06 to May-08, 2016
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Sao Paulo, Brazil

May-14 to May-15, 2016
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui

Brasilia, Brazil

May-20 to May-22, 2016
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Medellin, Colombia

Jul-28 to Jul-31, 2016
Initiation Only Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar

Monteria, Colombia

Aug-05 to Aug-07, 2016
Initiation Program Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar

Barranquilla, Colombia

Aug-11 to Aug-15, 2016
Retreat Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Aug-16 to Aug-18, 2016
Initiation Program Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar

Bogota, Colombia - Programa nacional

Sep-09 to Sep-11, 2016
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

Cali, Colombia

Sep-30 to Oct-02, 2016
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Sao Paulo, Brazil - Retiro Nacional e Dia da Fundação do Ashram

Sep-30 to Oct-03, 2016
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui

Brasilia, Brazil

Oct-07 to Oct-09, 2016
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

Aracaju, Brazil

Oct-07 to Oct-09, 2016
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Sao Paulo - Iniciação de Kriya Elevadas e 1 Dia de Intensivo

Oct-11 to Oct-12, 2016
Intensive Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

Porto Alegre

Oct-14 to Oct-16, 2016
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Oct-14 to Oct-16, 2016
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Oct-21 to Oct-23, 2016
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Lima, Peru

Oct-21 to Oct-23, 2016
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Oct-28 to Oct-30, 2016
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

Bogotga, Colombia

Nov-04 to Nov-06, 2016
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

Armenia, Colombia

Dec-09 to Dec-11, 2016
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Armenia, Colombia

Dec-12, 2016
Retreat Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Lima, Peru

Mar-10 to Mar-12, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Mar-17 to Mar-19, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Sao Paulo, Brasil - Iniciação 2ª Kriya

Mar-24 to Mar-26, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Ishwarananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Sao Paulo, Brasil

Mar-31 to Apr-02, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Ishwarananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui

Bauru, Brasil

Apr-07 to Apr-09, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Arcaju, Brasil

Apr-07 to Apr-09, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Ishwarananda Giri, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui

Brasilia, Brasil

Apr-13 to Apr-16, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Ishwarananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Barranquilla, Colombia

Apr-20 to Apr-24, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Bogota, Colombia

Apr-29 to May-01, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Cali, Colombia

May-05 to May-07, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Medellin, Colombia

May-12 to May-14, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Barranquilla, Colombia - Programa Nacional

May-19 to May-21, 2017
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Jul-27 to Jul-30, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

Monteria, Colombia

Aug-04 to Aug-06, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

Bogota, Colombia

Aug-05 to Aug-07, 2017
Intensive Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar

Armenia, Colombia

Aug-11 to Aug-13, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

Armenia, Colombia - Programa Intensivo

Aug-14, 2017
Intensive Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

Sao Paulo, Brasil

Sep-30 to Oct-01, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Ishwarananda Giri, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui

Sao Paulo, Brasil - Nacional Retreat & Día de la Fundación

Sep-29 to Oct-03, 2017
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Ishwarananda Giri, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui

Brasilia, Brasil

Oct-06 to Oct-08, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Arcaju, Brasil

Oct-06 to Oct-08, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Ishwarananda Giri

Porto Alegre, Brasil

Oct-13 to Oct-15, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Lima, Peru

Oct-19, 2017
Lecture Only Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Oct-20 to Oct-22, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Lima, Peru

Oct-21 to Oct-22, 2017
Initiation Only Swami Atmavidyananda Giri