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Kriya Yoga Seminar in Italy Location: Varigotti, Italy

Kriya Yoga Seminar
September 27-29, 2019
Casa San Francesco - Varigotti (SV), Italy
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Participate in these three days of intense inspiration, yoga teachings, and peace of mind, in the wonderful Italian coastal town of Varigotti. The retreat includes Kriya Yoga philosophy & practice, initiation; daily meditation sessions; chanting, and gentle hatha yoga classes.

– Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian
– Swami Nirvananda
– Barbara Zanella and Claudio Massettini


Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian is a western woman who teaches the riches of Indian philosophy in a fully accessible and inspiring way for newcomers and longtime practitioners alike. She has been teaching Kriya Yoga philosophy and practice, and leading meditation retreats for more than three decades.

Yogacharya O’Brian, a direct disciple of Roy Eugene Davis for over 30 years, is a teacher, writer, poet, and Spiritual Director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in San Jose.

Along with her service as a meditation teacher and esteemed Yogacharya, Ellen Grace O’Brian is the Founder and President of Carry the Vision, a community nonviolence educational project bringing meditation instruction to staff and children in schools, the prison population, and other segments of society.

Swami Nirvanananda in his youth read "Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramahansa Yogananda, indelibly transforming his life, since then his spiritual journey began.

Swami has dedicated himself with dedication and commitment to helping children in disadvantaged areas in India and the rest of the world, raising funds for humanitarian projects including the construction of schools and long distance adoptions.

Through devotional song he has spread the principles of universal love of Yoga for decades with intense devotion.  He is a dear friend of the Kriya Yoga Star Center and has been collaborating with us for many years in spiritual service.

Barbara Zanella & Claudio Massettini are the Spiritual Directors of the Centro Kriya Yoga Stella, they are direct disciples of Roy Eugene Davis and Ministers ordained in the tradition of Kriya Yoga.

Since 2005 they have taught the philosophy of Kriya Yoga as transmitted by Roy Eugene Davis, direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda.

They regularly hold inspirational gatherings, weekly meditations, meditation retreats and residential seminars during the yea


Friday September 27, 2019
3:00 p.m Check-in
4:00 - 4:45 p.m "Illuminating journey"
5:00 - 6:15 p.m Ellen Grace O’Brian “Kriya Yoga and the Spiritually Awakaned life”
6:30 - 7:15 p.m Guided Meditation
7:30 – 8:30 p.m Vegetarian dinner
8:45 - 9:45 p.m Swami Nirvanananda - Devotional Chanting

Saturday September 28, 2019
6:30 - 7:00 a.m Explanation and Practice of Recharge Exercises
7:00 - 8:00  a.m Meditation and Devotional Chanting
8:00 - 9:00  a.m Breakfast
9:00 - 9:45  a.m "Bhagavad Gita, A Journey to the Self"
10:00 - 11:30  a.m Ellen Grace O’Brian “Superconscious Meditation Methods”
12:45 - 1:45 p.m  Vegetarian lunch
4:00 - 5:00  p.m Hatha Yoga and Yoga Nidra
5: 30 - 6:15 p.m  "Save Your Mind with the Use of Mantra"
6:15 - 7:15 p.m  Guided Meditation and Devotional Chanting
7.30 - 8.30 pm Vegetarian Dinner
8:45- 10:00 p.m   Swami Nirvanananda- Devotional Chanting

Sunday September 29, 2019
6:40 - 7:00 a.m  Practice: Guided Recharge Exercises
7:00 -  8:00 a.m  Meditation and Devotional Chanting
8:00 - 8:45 a.m  Breakfast
9:15 - 10:00  a.m Explanation of Kriya Pranayama for those who are prepared *
10: 00- 12:15 a.m  Ellen Grace O’Brian “A New Beginning: Initiation and Dharmic Living Every Day”
12:45 - 01:45 Vegetarian Lunch

* write to info@kriyayogastella.org if you wish to receive Kriya Yoga Initiation, if prepared.

ROOM CHECK OUT at 10 AM on Sunday, September 29.
NB Times and conference topics might be changed due to organizational needs.

Dear friends, SUGGESTED DONATION should be at least 40 euros, in this way we will contribute together to cover the organizational costs of this beautiful event and the remainder will be allocated to the project of construction of the Temple of Meditation. http://newtemple.kriyayogastella.org/
Please leave the donation preferably in the box during the Initiation-Blessing on Sunday Morning.

• 116 EURO for TWO NIGHTS per person full board from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch (vegetarian menu) including water with meals.
• 63 EURO for ONE NIGHT per person full board from Saturday dinner to Sunday lunch (vegetarian menu) including water with meals.

The single rooms are very few, they will be assigned in order of payment of the fee, for those who wish it MUST BOOK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
The room accommodations are: two beds, three beds, and four beds per room. The double rooms will be made available first and foremost for couples (male and female). If you wish to stay with a specific person, let us know at the time of booking.

If you are staying off-site, you can still order meals, if you wish.
• 20 EURO for 1 meal only;
• 15 EURO for each meal if more than one is ordered;
• 15 EURO for an extra meal for those staying on-site.
As requested by the hotel, the closing of bookings is scheduled for 02 SEPTEMBER 2019
If you want to book after SEPTEMBER 2, contact Centro Kriya Yoga Stella  admin.r@kriyayogastella.org
Tel. 339/5415061 from 1 pm to 2 pm or from 8 pm to 9 pm.

NOTE:  For any information about the seminar or the rooms, please contact only Centro Kriya Yoga Stella, NOT the hotel. Contact info:
Tel. 339/5415061 from 1 pm to 2 pm or from 8 pm to 9 pm.

• For the booking, you must pay a deposit of 50 EURO which will not be returned in case of cancellation.
• The total registration fee will be paid at the hotel upon check-in with debit or credit card.
• Booking deposit must be made to the following account of Casa San Francesco:

IBAN - IT 10 L 02008 49252 000041052674
REASON: "CONFIRMATORY DEPOSIT, Your Last Name and First Name, KYS Seminar from 27 to 29 September 2019"
At that time, send an email to the following email addresses and indlude requested information noted below:

• Last Name and First Name
• Country, City, and Date of Birth
• Residence
• Citizenship
• Any food intolerances;
Note: Specify in this mail if you wish to be placed in a room with a particular person indicating their last and first name.

From April 1 to October 31, 2019, the tourist tax of 1 euro per day per person will be applied for a maximum of 5 days, and paid at check-in.

The rates above refer exclusively to food and lodging.