ONLINE COURSE: Yogananda's Original Praecepta

Code: KC0005206
Duration: 2 ore
Teacher: Uma

Lesson 1—LIVE SEMINAR with Uma from 17.00 to 19.00 

The Praecepta Lessons are some of the earliest written teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. The Master’s unmistakable vibration and spiritual power come through to us in these lessons, and inspire our spiritual journey as powerfully now as when he first wrote them.


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Paramhansa Yogananda wrote the Praecepta Lessons for his students in America in the 1920s, and continued to publish them into the 1930s. Through the course of decades, Yogananda’s writings have been edited; this can change the tone and feel of his work, even though the teachings remain the same. The Praecepta Lessons still retain the original spiritual power and charisma of Yogananda’s voice and the unmistakable immediacy and impact His teachings have on the reader.

In these lessons we hear and feel Paramhansa Yogananda clearly as he explains the science of spirituality and how it works within us. We are given instruction on how to live our lives in such a way, that no matter what we are doing at any moment, it is an important and intrinsic part of our search for God. Every aspect of life is considered, and we are told how to spiritualize it.

The Master sought to give practical spiritual guidance to anyone who wanted to live a more spiritual life wherever they were, whatever their circumstances. Together, we will read these lessons and discuss the insights, practicality and inspirations that come through to the reader.

Lesson 1: Consciousness
. . .Why should so much consideration be given to the subject of consciousness? Because it has . . . everything there is – all knowledge, all beauty, all things that captivate and enrapture the soul, they have value only when felt by and in consciousness; and that consciousness ultimately becomes reality.
Paramhansa Yogananda: First Praecepta lesson
In this first lesson Yogananda talks about consciousness. He tells us how energy relates to where our consciousness is, or tends to be. He shows us what we can do to help change our consciousness from feeling discouragement and suffering, to feeling supported, guided and uplifted. Each lesson ends with an affirmation we will practice together.

Points covered:

  • Different states of consciousness
  • Energy and consciousness
  • How to change our consciousness

For the times of the events, see the GENERAL PROGRAM below.

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Hours of the seminar will be from 17.00 to 19.00.

For this online course we use the video-call platform Zoom that gives us the opportunity to interact at a distance. When you sign-up for the course you will receive a email with detailed instruction and explanation.

* If you don’t receive the email with the link to access the course within 30 minutes of payment write to  or

** In the mail you will find a video showing you how to download zoom and access the course (if you try before the start of the course you will get to a screen with the words "Wait for the host to start this meeting”)

*** If you have never used Zoom and want technical assistance, write to us at  within 4 hours of the start of the course, after which we will not guarantee to receive technical assistance.



Membership Fee

To utilize our services, it is necessary to purchase an Association membership, which costs 18 euros. This membership card is not included in the price of the course and is valid for a year from the date it is issued. You can use it to access our online courses and also when you come to Ananda. We hope to see you soon here!

Ananda Associazione is an Amateur Sports Non-Profit Association (affiliated with CO.N.A.C.R.E.I.S and C.S.E.N.) dedicated to promoting social welfare through the practices of yoga, meditation and Self-realisation. According to Italian law, Ananda’s programmes and hospitality can be offered only to 'association members'.

Anyone who supports the ideals of Self-realisation, world brotherhood, and physical, mental and spiritual harmony through meditation, yoga and service is welcome. Members pay an annual membership fee of 18 euro, valid 12 months from the application date. The income from Ananda activities is used exclusively to promote the association’s legally-recognised goals.


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Cost table

Attention: During the Covid-19 period the prices below are no longer applicable. The correct all-inclusive price for each course can be found on its individual page.


Single room with bathroom € 72.00
Single without bathroom € 61.00
Double room with bathroom €  56.00
Double without bathroom €  48.00
Triple room with bathroom €  48.00
Triple without bathroom €  41.00
Dormitory (4-5 beds) €  36.00

Note: To the price of lodging and food, you have to add the price of the seminar, that includes all activities: Energization Exercises Lessons, yoga and meditation and evening activities (on most evenings).

Payments can be made in cash, by Eurocheck, credit card (MasterCard and Visa), Bancomat. We can’t accept cash over 1000.00 euros.


Next time you come to Ananda, sign up for the program Yoga in Action to get a taste of community service and receive a discount on the cost of the course. You can choose the option Yoga in Action for any course where this program is available and you can continue with this option as long as you wish. Your service project might change each day.

When we learn to serve with the right attitude, this is a spiritual practice and is called Karma Yoga. The daily practice of Karma Yoga is a joyful and practical spiritual discipline that will benefit every aspect of your life.

At Ananda, there are two levels of the Yoga in Action option:

Yoga in Action Level 1

75€/course of 5 days

With Level 1, you will serve for a period of one and a half hours. This experience gives you a chance to contribute to the beautiful atmosphere of Ananda.

Yoga in Action Level 2

35€/course of 5 days

Yoga in Action Level 2 is only available if you have had prior experience of the Yoga in Action Level 1 option, or any of the Community Living Programs. With Level 2, you will serve for a period of three hours, split into two periods of daily service.

How to Register for This Program

In the page of the course you want to participate to, you will find, if available, the special price of the course with Yoga in action level 1 and 2. When you sign-up on the website or call or write us to book the course, just indicate that you wish to participate to the Yoga in Action Level 1 or 2 program. It’s that easy. Once you arrive at Ananda you will need also to complete a Yoga in Action Form and return it to our reception office.

How to book

You may make your reservation directly here on the website or by phone (+39 0742 813620) or email ( Your booking needs to be confirmed by our reception office. For courses held online, there is no need to indicate the details of your stay (date of arrival, departure…).

For courses held at our center in Assisi, please indicate your arrival and departure dates and times, the program you wish to attend, your preferred accommodation, your address, phone and email. If you need to modify your reservation, please inform us at least one week in advance.

Our reception office is open from:
Monday to Saturday 9:30-1:30pm, 2:30-5:30pm
Sunday 9:30-11:30am, 2:30-5:30pm

For on-site courses, the programmes start on the evening of the day indicated.
If you cannot arrive during office hours, please let us know in advance.

Please contact us to check what translations are available. Courses, both on-site and online, may be cancelled if there are fewer than five participants.

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