Awake Yoga Meditation, founded in 1974, is a vibrant spiritual community oriented around yoga philosophy and awakening to our true divine nature. Humans have simply forgotten our spiritual identity and believe ourselves to be very limited and separate beings. That forgetting is the source of all our false beliefs and suffering.
With love and good humor, we love to challenge all assumptions about enlightenment and help each other to wake up through Advaita Vedanta, yoga philosophy, and the mystical teachings of Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Zen, Hinduism, and Judaism. Meditation, Kriya yoga, self-inquiry, and devotional practices are integral to these teachings.
Our teacher, Swami Nityananda, emphasizes our oneness with all life, joyful service, and unconditional love. She follows the path blazed by our founding teacher, Swami Shankarananda and our lineage of teachers.