ONLINE COURSE: Reflections 2020: Hidden Blessings, Unexpected Victories

Code: KC0006433
Duration: 7 days
Teacher: Shivani
LIVE with Shivani from 26 December to 1 January

Every year for over 40 years this course on Reflections has been offered at Ananda during the last week of December. This year you can participate from home, with guidance from the course’s founder, Nayaswami Shivani and other Ananda teachers.


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"As I learn the lessons that life teaches me, I grow toward ever-greater joy and freedom."
I welcome everything that comes to me as an oportunity for further growth”.

Swami Kriyananda

2020 will soon be behind us: its joys and sorrows, obstacles and opportunities, its hopes and disappointments will eventually fade from our awareness. Before we let it go, however, let’s gather and cherish the precious lessons and gifts that have brought us a wider and deeper understanding of ourselves and life’s unexpected events.

The program begins on Saturday, 26 December, with sessions on Sunday morning, Monday – Wednesday evenings, Thursday and Friday mornings. See the Program section for complete details.

You will receive an electronic "Reflections Workbook" with 18 chapters which you will use to write your own story. In each session you will be guided in the process of introspection, self-awareness and discovery, seeking new dimensions of understanding.

Each day you will receive a random message from the universe on which to reflect. By the last day of year you will be able to give an appropriate title to your Book of 2020.

Then at the end of the year celebration broadcast from the Temple of Light on the evening of Thursday, 31 December, you will receive another message to transport you into the new chapters to be written by you in 2021. And on 1 January 2021 we will have our final session, looking ahead with hope and enthusiasm for the gifts yet to come.

If you are not able to attend all of the classes, the recording will be sent to you the next day. It is necessary to attend the first class in order to understand the process.


Your teacher:

Shivani Lucki, founder of the Ananda Raja Yoga European School, is one of Ananda's founding members. She studied with Swami Kriyananda, became a yoga and meditation teacher in 1973, Ananda Minister in 1982, Yogacharya in 1993 and Kriyacharya in 2005.

In 1979, she began yoga preparation programs at Ananda World Brotherhood Expanding Light in California, USA and was the coordinator of Ananda teachers and ministers in the United States. Since her arrival in Italy, she has been responsible for creating guest courses at Ananda Assisi and training meditation teachers throughout Europe. She often travels around the world giving lectures and seminars on Self-realization and Kriya Yoga.

She is executive producer of the film Finding Happiness, released in 2014 in the United States, Europe and India.

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Saturday 26 December 15:30-18:30
Sunday 27 December 9:00 - 11:00 and 18:30-20:45
Monday 28 December 18:30-20:45
Tuesday 29 December 18:30-20:45
Wednesday 30 December 16:00 – 18:30 and 20:30 – 21:30 (On Ananda Live)
Thursday 31 December 16:00-18:30 and 21:30 – 24:10 (On Ananda Live)
Friday 1 January 10:00 – 13:30*

*Includes a brief New Year's message from Kirtani and Anand, plus a lesson.

For this online course we use the video-call platform Zoom that gives us the opportunity to interact at a distance. When you register for the course you will receive an email with detailed instructions 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 email 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 beginning of the course, after which time we cannot guarantee to receive technical assistance.


"For me this course has been a very positive and liberating experience. It gave me a sense of security, it was a great stimulus and helped me not to judge myself or others". -Angela

"The atmosphere you breathe and life together with you always awaken in me joy, serenity and the desire for spiritual growth. Thank you again for all the emotions that you always manage to give me with new impetus and enthusiasm". -Paola

"It relaxed me that people here don't seem to judge or 'catalogue' you. They open their hearts and try to be useful to others and to make them understand that God is everything. This helps you to open yourself to a new consciousness and a possible spiritual path". -Aurora

"A place of peace, of life, of brotherhood, which leaves in my soul the experience and the yearning to live them more and more, truly and deeply, in my daily life". -Nadia

"Following the course "Reflections 2015" has changed the perspective on my existence. During the days of the course at Ananda I began to take an attitude of detached observation of life's events. As we were asked to do, I tried to look at what had happened to me during the past year as if from a stage, trying not to identify with the main actor, that is, me!

The events that happened, the people I met, the old relationships, everything slowly took on a different meaning. I discovered that everything that had come to me during that period carried a message, was a clue that served to make me understand something about myself.
During the course I learned to recognize these clues and to decipher the messages they contained. It was fun, I felt a bit like a detective....

But the best thing was that the game wasn't over when I got home. In fact, I learned to stay in the armchair and watch what happens to me every day with the detached attitude of a spectator who enjoys the show in the theater.
Starting from Ananda, I was afraid that I would not be able to keep my seat in the audience, that I would not be able to recognize the messages that the divine would allow me to stay the course. Instead, I continued to find clues: by now I have learned the mechanism, every circumstance in which I happen to find myself, even on the bus, every encounter that seems random, even the writing on a billboard, are all signals sent especially for me! The whole universe speaks to me. Probably it has always spoken to me, but now I have learned to listen". - Anonymous


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.


Accommodation: information and prices

To facilitate your booking, you can calculate the price of board and lodging with this simple calculator.
To get the total price (with the course price included) you can go to the edition of the course that interests you.

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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