The Yoga Hour: Living the Eternal Way offers inspiration, insights, and time-tested practices from the ancient system of Kriya Yoga—a philosophy and practice for spiritually conscious, fulfilled living today. This hour of dialogue with internationally renowned spiritual teachers offers keen insight into universal principles for enlightened living while touching the most practical aspects of our lives such as work, relationships, health, and diet. Even while emphasizing the practical, it speaks to our deepest yearnings to fully awaken to Self- and God-realization in this lifetime.

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Radical Hope Through Literacy of the Heart  
Khaled Hosseini
Encore from 4/20/17.

The times we live in require us to develop a literacy of the heart - a deeper quality of listening, discerning, and connecting heart to heart and soul to soul. Literature itself, both poetry and prose, plays a timeless role in awakening our hearts to deeper truths we may otherwise miss. Khaled Hosseini, physician and author of the best-selling novels The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And The Mountains Echoed, joins Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian, from the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, for a conversation about how reading, writing, and listening can bring forth profound questions, surprising graces, and the palpable presence of radical hope.

Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan-born physician and best-selling novelist of the books The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed. He is a Goodwill Envoy to the UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, and the founder of the non-profit Khaled Hosseini Foundation, which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.


  • 7/12/18 - Living Yoga, Living Wholeness (regular guest host, Dr. Laurel Trujillo with guest Paula Whang-Ramos).
  • 7/19/18 - Realizing Happiness Through Yoga (regular guest host, Dr. Laurel Trujillo with guest Sam Chase). Encore from 4/14/16.
  • 7/26/18 - Optimize Your Health (regular guest host, Dr. Laurel Trujillo with guest Amy Wheeler, PhD).

The Yoga Hour Team

Laurel Trujillo, our producer and regular guest host, is a medical doctor who formerly worked at a multi-specialty medical group with a focus in Quality Improvement.

Ann Hayes, our assistant producer, is an associate minister at CSE, a registered nurse and teaches meditation and hatha yoga. She serves on the board of Carry the Vision, a community nonviolence education organization.

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Awakening through Kriya Yoga: In the Presence of Paramahansa Yogananda     
Roy Eugene Davis 

What was it like to study with the great yoga master, Paramahansa Yogananda? Roy Eugene Davis, one of Paramahansa Yogananda’s last living direct disciples, joins Yogacharya O’Brian from the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment for an inspiring conversation about his years with his guru. Learn what Yogananda emphasized as essential for spiritual awakening, how he advised his disciples, and some of the ways he inspired others to live in the highest way. Discover why the Kriya Yoga taught by Yoganandaji is a path of Self- and God-realization especially relevant to truth seekers today. 

Roy Eugene Davis, the founder and director of Center for Spiritual Awareness, was ordained by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1951. After 2 years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he began his mission as an independent teacher. Since then, he has taught in more than 100 cities around the world and has publishes several books. He is also the publisher of Truth Journal magazine and writes monthly lessons for CSA members around the world. 
Ageless Wisdom, Lifelong Yoga Practice 
Lilias Folan
Encore from 10/08/15 

What does yoga offer us through all of our life stages? Yoga’s highest goal is ageless: Self-realization, realizing our essential spiritual nature. Regardless of our age, physical ability, or level of flexibility, yoga has so much to offer us! Tune in as Lilias Folan, pioneering yoga teacher and author of Lilias! Yoga: Your Guide to Enhancing Body, Mind, and Spirit in Midlife and Beyond, joins regular guest host Dr. Laurel Trujillo for a conversation about how yoga gets better with age, and aging is better with yoga. 

Lilias Folan, is a master yoga teacher known by one name, Lilias! Her excellent reputation prompted Time magazine to dub her “The Julia Child of Yoga.” Lilias began her Yoga journey in 1963 and began teaching Yoga in 1967. Lilias studied with several renowned teachers, including Swami Vishnu Devananda of the Sivananda lineage, Swami Chidananda of the Divine Life Society, Rishikesh, India, and Swami Muktananda. 

In 1972 Lilias hosted and co-produced the nationally syndicated PBS series Lilias! Yoga and You. Today the series is still running on many stations across the US and Canada, with an audience that includes housewives, athletes, executives, seniors, Olympians, artists, members of Congress and a former president of the United States. Lilias continues to teach and is a frequent presenter at yoga conferences, workshops, and Yoga teacher training programs. Visit for more information.