*Online Courses

8 Online Courses from Abhyasa Ashram
We presently have 8 online courses, which are published through Udemy.com, including 7 in English and 1 in Dutch. There are currently over 22,000 students enrolled in these courses. Each of the 7 English courses has its own unique perspective, while they also enhance one another. You will probably find it best to start with 1-2 of the courses, and then gradually go through them all. The Dutch course is by Ma Tri and is very broad and deep.

We try to operate our Abhyasa Ashram on donations as much as possible. Therefore, each of the listings has several pricing/donation options, such as: $40, $30, $20, $10, and Free. If you are able to do so, please choose one of the donation options. Your support is sincerely appreciated.

Each of the links below will take you directly to the course. From there you can read a description of the course and preview a few of the video lectures for that course before you enroll. 

In loving service,
Swami Jnaneshvara (Swami J)
Swami Ma Tripurashakti (Ma Tri)

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1) Basic Yoga Meditation

Traditional Yoga is about Self-realization, the realization in direct experience of one's union (Yoga) with the one, universal, nondual reality. This course is a beginning, although thorough introduction into this process of systematically receding attention inward through body, breath, and mind so as to have glimpses of the Center of Consciousness which is beyond, or interior to all of those levels. This course is ideal for those who have some exposure to any of the faces of Yoga, whether ancient or modern. This will set the stage for years of expansion into the greater breadth and depth of traditional Yoga. The course includes 4 guided meditations in MP3 so that you can download them and practice at your convenience.

1.5 Hours of Video; 11 Lectures
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2) Yoga as Meditation

An increasing number of postural yoga teachers and students are exploring the more traditional meaning of yoga practices as methods of meditation and contemplation intended to lead to Self-realization, or enlightenment, awakening to the ever peaceful, joyous center of consciousness which is one with the absolute reality. This course is designed to be an introduction to that process, to the fact that yoga really does mean "union" of the individual self with the universal Self.

5 Hours of Video; 72 Lectures
12,000+ Students are enrolled in this course.
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3) The Yoga of Living In and Beyond Karma

The law of Karma is a universal process, whereby causes lead to effects. This is something that all of us are already familiar with, whether or not we use the word Karma to describe it. Newton's third law of motion, that every action leads to a reaction, is an application of the law of Karma. Whether we are talking about physics or daily life in the world, it is extremely useful to understand the law and process of Karma so that we may regulate or direct the process. Then, gradually, we can come to know, in direct experience, the Joy of Being that is Beyond the Karma. We can soften the impact of the playing out of our past Karmas, and can choose our own future Karma if we are willing to put in the effort to learn how to do it. This course offers both clear explanations of the traditional concepts of karma, and practical ways of living in and going beyond karma.

4 Hours of Video; 41 Lectures
1,000+ Students are enrolled in this course.
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4) Ashtanga Yoga: The Traditional Practice

The intent of this course is to provide a very practical, yet thorough overview of the systematic process of traditional Ashtanga Yoga. Our approach is essentially three-fold: First, the most essential foundation principles are introduced and explained. Second, the eight rungs (ashtanga) are each explained. Third, explanations are given on what to do with the eight rungs in conjunction with those foundation principles. This journey includes practical principles on the outcomes of the practices, and the levels of direct experience that come as a result of practicing traditional Ashtanga Yoga. The course is meant for a wide range of practitioners, including those who are new to Yoga, and those with years of experience who wish to explore the subtler, more interior aspects of Yoga. 

5.5 Hours of Video; 37 Lectures
1,000+ Students are enrolled in this course.
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5) Blending Yoga, Vedanta, and Tantra

Yoga refers to the systematic process of meditation as outlined in the Yoga Sutras. Vedanta is primarily about contemplation as described in the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita. In our ashram and tradition, Samaya Tantra is a purely internal process of devotion to pursuing Shakti, the source of Consciousness, sometimes referred to as Divine Mother. Whether you are a student of Yoga or a Teacher, or both, this course will lead you to a greater depth in your personal practices, as well as a more refined skill in teaching or sharing with others. The course is designed in four major sections: One each for Yoga, Vedanta, and Tantra, and then a section on Integrating the three.

4.5 Hours of Video; 62 Lectures
1,000+ Students are enrolled in this course.
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6) Comprehensive Summary of Yoga Meditation Practices

This course is a Summary of traditional Yoga Meditation Practices, which explores a 1-page outline of the practices of our Abhyasa Ashram and Himalayan meditation tradition. Throughout this course we emphasize the Yoga principles and practices of the ancient sages of meditation and contemplation, particularly as transmitted to us through Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and the long lineage of predecessors. We use the word Yoga in its traditional meaning as a path of liberation or freedom from the bondage of attractions, aversions, and false identities, systematically revealing the eternal, unblemished Center of Consciousness and its Union with the One absolute, Nondual Reality.

This one page Summary is a brief, yet thorough outline of the central themes of the practices of our ashram and tradition; practices which lead you in the direction of Self-realization or Enlightenment. The course is a practical expansion of that one-page Summary that we have widely used in online meetings, at our ashram in the US, as well as in meditation retreats and classes around the world. Our immediate goal is to lead you to directly intuiting your true nature, as a center of pure consciousness, and then allowing the depth and breadth of meditation to naturally come over time.

10.5 Hours of Video; 103 Lectures
7,000+ Students are enrolled in this course.
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7) Practicing Inspirational Yoga Messages
of Swami Rama

In this course, over 25 core principles and practices of traditional Yoga are presented as described by the 20th century Yogi, Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Along with each of the 25 presentations, there are 25 (1 each) brief guided meditations/contemplations from Swami Jnaneshvara that bring added life and personal experience to the presentations.

This course is for those who already have some exposure to Yoga, and wish to explore the subtler principles. If you have ever heard of, or are interested in Yoga as expounded in the traditions of the Himalayas, you may quite enjoy this overview of the essence of Yoga through the eyes of Swami Rama of the Himalayas (1925-1996). Yet, the information and practices of this tradition are universal, and applicable to all people.

We hope this course gives you lots of 'food for thought' about Yoga and spiritual life. Please use these readings as contemplations, reflecting on the principles in your own words. Then, allow the insights to lead you to silent, wordless inner contemplative meditations. May your meditations bring you peace, happiness, and bliss.

5.5 Hours of Video; 61 Lectures
3,000+ Students are enrolled in this course.
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8) Yoga Meditation (Dutch)

Traditionele Yoga is voor Zelfrealisatie; de realisatie van het direct ervaren van de vereniging (Yoga) van het Zelf met de universele non-dualistische Realiteit. Deze cursus zal je de gehele weg van Yoga aanbieden… van de beginstapjes tot een uitgebreide en diepgaande introductie van het gehele proces van het systematisch terugtrekken van bewustzijn via en voorbij lichaam, adem, en mind om een glimps te hebben van het Centrum van Bewustzijn dat achter en binnenin alle deze aspecten ligt. Deze cursus is ideaal voor allen die al enige kennismaking het gehad met één van de oude of moderne aspecten van Yoga. Het zal je een weg aanbieden die jaren van expansie naar en in de breedte en diepte van de traditionele Yoga biedt.

7 Hours of Video; 44 Lectures
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