Course: ONLINE COURSE: Reflections on 2021

Edition - From 26/12/2021 To 31/12/2021
All editions
Code: KE09410
Duration: 5 Days
Teacher: Manu / Shivani

SUBSCRIPTIONS DEADLINE: 26/12/2021 17:00:47
Hidden blessings, unexpected victories - LIVE with Shivani and Manu from 26 to 31 December

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.


"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

2021 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 with an orientation on Sunday evening, 26 December, with morning classes through Friday morning. 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 2021.

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


Your teachers:

Nayaswami 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.

Nayaswami Manu has lived at Ananda since 2004, and has been on the spiritual path of Kriya Yoga since 1997. She graduated from the University of Foreign Languages and Literature in Bergamo, Italy, and has been a regular teacher for about ten years. She is a certified teacher of Educare alla Vita (Education for Life), the teaching method developed by Swami Kriyananda, and has taught in the Ananda Assisi school. She teaches a variety of courses including training courses for meditation teachers. She loves to study and deepen the teachings transmitted by the Masters of Kriya Yoga, and shares them with great joy, enthusiasm and energy.

For the course timings, see the General Programme.



Sunday 26 December 20:30-21:30
Monday 27 December through Friday 31 December 11:00-13:30
On Friday evening you can tune into the end-of-year celebration at 21:30 (On Ananda Live)

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

** 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.

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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 total price of your stay (including the course price) with this simple calculator:

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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