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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Increase Your Mental Clarity with Ayurveda
Kate O’Donnell

What is something that we do several times a day that affects our mental clarity, energy, and peace of mind?  It’s eating!  Ayurveda, one of the oldest systems in the world for maintaining and improving health, helps us understand the relationship between the qualities of the foods we eat and our physical and mental health. Kate O’Donnell, author of the new book Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind joins regular guest host Dr. Laurel Trujillo to explore the impact that the food we eat has on our mental balance and peace of mind.  Listen in to begin to use foods to manage your mood!

Kate O’Donnell is the author of two books, The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook and the soon to be released Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind.  She is a nationally certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ashtanga yoga teacher based in Boston who teaches Ayurveda internationally.  Kate is the director of an Ashtanga yoga program in Boston, co-director of the Boston Ayurveda School, and a contributor 
to many publications. Visit


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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.