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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How to Live with Higher Purpose     
Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian   

What is our higher purpose?  Why are we really here?  Living with higher purpose means to live in harmony with the universal aim of spiritual realization.  When we live mindfully, with awareness of our essential nature and connection to all of life, we are living in the highest way. Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian joins guest host Dr. Laurel Trujillo for a discussion of Self-realization, which is our higher purpose, and the practices that help us to live a life of harmony and peace every day.  We are here to awaken, so tune in and find out more.

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian is the founder and host of the Yoga Hour. She is a spiritual teacher, writer, poet, and the spiritual director of Center for Spiritual Enlightenment—a Kriya Yoga Meditation Center with headquarters in San Jose, California. She teaches nationally and internationally and has received several community service awards, including the 2015 Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Promotion of Religious Pluralism. Her new book of poetry, The Moon Reminded Me, was published in Spring of 2017.


  • 10/12/17 - Breathe Easy with Pranayama (Yogacharya O'Brian with guest Amy Wheeler, Ph.D.). Encore from 4/23/15.
  • 10/19/17 - Energize Your Practice (guest host, Dr. Laurel Trujillo with guest Roy Eugene Davis).

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.