After many years, Ananda in Texas is thrilled to bring back Asha Nayaswami to Texas for a multi city and multi event series of workshops, retreats and presentations. Living Fearlessly and Hope for a Better World are the themes that hit at the heart of these special times and as one of the premier speakers for Ananda Worldwide, Asha Nayaswami will share with warmth and wisdom, how the teachings of yoga can transform our way of thinking and give a positive approach to these challenging times.

Join us for any or all these events!


Texas Yoga Retreat
October 14th-16th
Austin, TX
Held at the Ancient Yoga Center, located on the grounds of Radha Madhav Dham, a beautiful ashram and retreat facility located in the Austin Hill Country.  Asha will be joined by Keshava Betts, a gifted teacher in his own right as well as talented musician  They will teach a total of 6 classes between Friday and Saturday as well as be participating in the opening ceremony on Friday evening. View schedule and to register.


Hope for a Better World
Courage in the Face of Change
Southern Methodist University
Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Great Hall
Wednesday Oct. 19th, 2:00-4:00pm
Dallas, TX
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Map for the Journey:
Where are you now? Where are you going? How are you going to get there?
Collin College
Center for Higher education

Thursday, Oct 20th, 6:00-7:30pm
Plano, TX
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Kriyaban Retreat 2022
Springhill Retreat Center
Oct 21-23, 2022
For Ananda Kriyabans only, but public offering will be Sunday, Oct 23 and will include an Indian Banquet luncheon.
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Asha will also be available for private one-on-one spiritual counseling. Please email to learn more.

An international speaker and author, Asha Nayaswami is a master teacher, considered by many to be one of the most nuanced and clear teachers of Yoga in the world today She has an unique ability to integrate spiritual teaching into daily, ordinary life, making spirituality practical and relatable.

Asha is a lifelong disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. She studied and worked closely with his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda for 45 years. She is a founding member of the spiritual community started by Swami Kriyananda in 1969 called Ananda Village, based on Yogananda’s dream of intentional spiritual communities for “simple living and high thinking.” She has served as one of the spiritual directors of another Ananda community, Ananda Palo Alto since 1987 and is also author of several books, Lightbearer, Swami Kriyananda As We Have Known Him, Loved and Protected: Stories of Miracles and Answered Prayers, and Ask Asha.
Asha means “hope” in Sanskrit. Her teachings are non-sectarian — sharing the truths that underlie the great religions. She draws freely from both the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita in her teaching.

Asha’s video talks on YouTube and audio recordings are a spiritual lifeline for people of all faiths around the world. Thousands of students have been immeasurably helped by her unusual insight and clarity. 

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