Yoga Life Society courses and classes preserve the essence of the authentic tradition of Yoga, while remaining relevant to our world and times. 

Below, you’ll find programs suitable for beginners, experienced practitioners, and those who are eager to explore the depths of the Yoga experience.
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Studying Yoga with Reverend Jaganath and the Yoga Life Society
Regular Classes (New York- New Jersey area):
  • Public talks by Rev. Jaganath given at a number of Yoga centers.
  • Hatha Yoga and meditation by Yoga Life Society teachers.
  • Study Groups in Raja Yoga.
  • Receive Weekly Pearls (a quote from Reverend Jaganath) by joining our e-mail list.  

Workshops and Retreats
Various aspects of Yoga and related subjects are presented in workshop format.
One weekend retreat per year is offered for those who wish to deepen and accelerate their progress through focused group practice in an environment that supports Yoga practices.

Yoga Teacher Training Programs
  • Meditation Teacher Training
  • Raja Yoga Teacher Training
  • 200 & 500-hour Yoga Life Hatha Yoga teacher Training Programs
Not all trainings are offered at this time. Some are in development and will be offered in the future, others are not offered yearly. Please refer to our Programs web page.

Private Classes

Special Events
  • Guru Poornima/All Faiths Day
A day to honor one’s spiritual master and the great teachers of every faith tradition and        time. 
  • Jayanthi
  • A celebration of the birthday of Guruji Rev. Jaganath
  • Winter Holiday Party
  • Others as Announced

Please click Schedule for a full listing of upcoming Yoga Life Society Events.
March 2016 Acharya Training Graduates with Reverend Jaganath
The Gurukulam Experience: 
Living with the Teachings
This level of study and practice is for those who wish a deeper and fuller experience of Yoga. 

Gurukulam is composed of two words: guru = remover of darkness/spiritual master; and kula = to gather together. It is a form of study similar to apprenticeship. 

Gurukulam goes beyond simply acquiring knowledge of techniques and theories. It emphasizes self-refinement and transcendence, through dedication to the guru’s guidance and his or her teachings. Regarded as the best way for students to mature spiritually, it has withstood the test of time for millennia. 

The direct transmission of wisdom from one human being to another, from master to disciple, is perfectly suited for successfully navigating through and around obstacles to the experience of Self-realization. It is ideal for learning how to integrate the intricacies and subtle experiences of Yoga into daily life. 

Gurukulam also includes the benefit of becoming part of a community of like-minded seekers    (sangha), who support each other in their spiritual goals. Coming together in the name of Self-realization and service to others is a powerful tool for growth.

Those who are attracted to the teachings of the Yoga Life, as taught by Rev. Jaganath, are welcome to explore this deeper dimension through Mantra Initiation, Acharya Training, or the Yoga life Ministry.

Mantra Initiation (mantra diksha) 
Open to anyone regardless of background or faith tradition, Mantra Initiation is for those who have come to understand that the teachings, practices, and goal of Yoga are fundamentally important to them in life. Specifically, it is a conscious commitment to the guru/disciple relationship. 

This commitment is not one-sided. The Guru walks alongside disciples in their spiritual quest, guiding and supporting them until they reach Self-realization.
Those who are familiar with the theories and practices of Yoga, as taught by Rev. Jaganath, and who are willing to do their best to apply those teachings to daily life, can apply.

For more information, please see the article on the Guru/Disciple Relationship in our Learning Center , or contact Reverend Shanti at:

Acharya Training Program
For initiates only, this is a three-year program designed to better prepare students for serving others. It includes a deeper look at the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, training in public speaking, the performance of pujas, meditation, counseling, interfaith studies, and more. 

For more information, please contact Reverend Shanti at: 

​The Yoga Life Ministry
Yoga Life ministers are senior practitioners of Yoga who are dedicated to leading a lifestyle that is in harmony with the Yoga Life teachings of Reverend Jaganath Carrera, the founder and spiritual head of the Yoga Life Society. Their goal is to deepen their spiritual practices, to more fully integrate the teachings of Yoga into their daily lives, and to serve humanity.
Yoga Life ministers are called upon to officiate at ceremonies and functions that mark the milestones in people’s lives. They officiate at weddings, blessing and naming ceremonies for newborns, funerals, memorials, and other ministerial services.
They are available for spiritual counseling, and are trained Yoga teachers who are available to teach classes and courses on the various aspects of Yoga. 
When functioning in an official capacity, the ministers wear white robes with purple trim, wear a gold OM pendant, and also wear a gold stole for formal occasions.
Click  Classes & Programs for dates and times, and to locate classes near you.
Please click Schedule for a full listing of upcoming 
Yoga Life Society Events.
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