RESIDENTIAL COURSE: Inner Strength, Inner Peace

Code: KC0007756
Duration: 5 DAYS
Are you tired and stressed out? Does every single problem feel insurmountable? Find out how to reignite your inner strength and energy and rediscover a deep sense of wellbeing that will help you to overcome all of life's challenges, both big and small.


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In this experiential course you will learn techniques to help you gain inner peace, and to build the inner strength and resilience necessary to help you move through even the most stressful and difficult times of life with calmness and clarity.

Find greater efficiency, more energy, your calm and peaceful centre, and a deep sense of well-being.

This course will cover themes such as:

• What it is that steals your peace and saps your strength, and what you can do about it;
• Ways to stay centred in the midst of crisis and challenge;
• Creating harmony instead of discord in your life;
• Making changes that will strengthen and support your inner peace;
• Keys to drawing solutions to life's problems;
• The building blocks of unshakable inner peace.

Your teachers:
Nayaswami Uma Macfarlane is a Kriyacharya, Counselor and Raja Yoga Teacher. An astute counselor and teacher, Uma offers a number of classes on Raja Yoga at the Ananda Assisi center.
A student and teacher of yogic philosophy and spiritual science for 40 years, Uma lived for many years at Ananda Village in California, where served for a time as secretary for Swami Kriyananda.

She has taught at Ananda communities in the United States, as well in India and many parts of Europe. A native of the England, she brings wonderful wit and charming warmth to her classes as well as obvious depth of experience. She is currently serving in our Assisi, Italy retreat.

Tyagi Arudra Antonijo Slisko is of Croatian origin and came to Yogananda's teachings at a very young age, choosing to give him his whole life. With great energy, devotion and love, he is involved in many services, among which teaching is primary. He is one of the leaders of the "Living Discipleship" program, which opens the door to living and being part of the Ananda Community. He is a minister and a tireless Karma Yogi.

Dear friends, we will do our best, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide a translation for everything in your program. We apologise for any inconvenience!

The price of the all-inclusive stay per person is 540 euros (108 euros per day)* in single room and 400 euros (80 euros per day)* in double room, shared only with those you indicate.

We have prepared for you a little guide that you can download and that will help us to welcome you in the best way. You can find it in the MATERIALS section.

* Price of membership card not included
17:30-19:30 Spiritual Practices
19:30 Dinner
20:30 Orientation

7:00 - 8:45 Morning Spiritual Practices
8:45 Breakfast in silence
11:00 - 13:30 Morning lesson
13:30 Lunch
16:15 - 17:30 Ananda Yoga
17:45 - 19:30 Energization and meditation or lesson in the techniques
19:30 Dinner in silence
20:30 - 22:00 Evening activities 

7:00 - 8:45 Morning Spiritual Practices
8:45 Breakfast in silence
11:00 - 13:30 Morning lesson
13:30 Lunch

*Every Thursday from 6:30-8:30 we have a long meditation, with a break to enter at 7:30 and the Purification Ceremony at 8:30.

  • "I segreti della pace interiore" di Swami Kriyananda
    Come creare il proprio destino di Paramhansa Yogananda 

  • Come vincere le sfide della vita di Paramhansa Yogananda


The price of your all-inclusive stay per person is 540 euros (108 euros per day)* in a single room and 400 euros (80 euros per day)* in a double room, shared only with those you indicate. 

We will offer you:

  • full board from the evening of arrival to lunch on the day of departure
  • all meditations and guided sadhana
  • Ananda Yoga classes
  • the course and materials (if any)
  • the essentials for your practice: meditation cushions, yoga mats, Aum-board'
  • kirtan and other evening programs

    * Price of membership card not included (18€)

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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