Durga has been practicing and studying Yoga since 1967, and teaching Yoga for over twenty years.  She teaches Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Kriya Yoga and also practices as a Phoenix Rising Yoga therapist.  She created a two year self-study course of Yoga, meditation and one self called  “The Grace Course,”  and wrote, acted and produced the video, “Kriya Hatha Yoga: Self-realization through Action with Awareness.”  She has written  articles on Yoga  for  Pure Inspiration Magazine since 2006 and written books on Kriya Yoga, “Deepening Your Practice,”  and Insight Along the Path” with her husband, Marshall Govindan.    She developed and teaches a Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course at their Kriya Yoga Ashram in Quebec, and in India, Brazil and Europe.  She has been involved in the editing of many  books on Yoga for Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas (India) and Kriya Yoga Publications in Canada.  She was inducted into the teaching Order of Acharyas of Babaji’s Kriya Yoga in Bangalore, India in January 2003 and gives Initiations into Babaji’s Kriya Yoga in Canada and the U.S.A.   You can find more information about these publications at www.babajiskriyayoga.net

    • Manidip
    • November 30th, 2009

    Respected Durga-ji,

    I am a 2nd level Kriya Yoga initiate from Mumbai.
    Started reading your blogs today. I sincerely recommend that you publish them as a book. It will be nothing short of a religious classic and will inspire millions around the Globe into seeking the true self.


    • Lau Chee Keong
    • April 1st, 2010

    Nameste. I have something very very interesting here. Has anyone of you heard of Babaji’s Channel.
    I have come across this person who has the ability of recieving promtings from our great Guruji Mahavatar Babaji.
    I have had the good fortune of experiencing and receiving blessings from Babaji thru this channel, and even had the good fortune to converse with Babaji thru the Channel.
    To date, one of our doctor friends, a surgeon, have been receiving directions from Babaji on his severe medical cases in his operations.
    And I for one had also been blessed by, interestingly, Babaji’s Guru, none other than Siddha Boganathar.
    I am not too sure if anyone of you has had such encounters, as would like to share and experience this happening.
    Pls contact me, as I have more to share on these.

  1. Good Morning Durgaji,

    Om kriya Babali namo om,

    I am Level III shadak from Hyderabad.Yesterday I got a post on my Facebook acount from Sh.Govindam and am very happy to get in touch with you.The post was regarding the 2011 programmes and will try to repeat some of them.

    Please also convey my regards to Sh. Marshal Govindam.

    With kind regards


  2. Loved your recent article in the newsletter on Prana…clear and informative and inspiring meditation suggestions
    In Nadi Dhyana (level 1 Dhyana Kriya) we experience the flow of the Divine Prana within our own Beingness and in Nada Kriya Kundalini Pranayama we hear this Divine pranic energy
    Much love and blessings Rohini

    • andrej
    • June 27th, 2012

    Dear Mrs. Ahlund,

    Would you please like to say something more about your meetings with Shankar das? I and my wife visited him in his cave in 1984. It was a very special meeting.

    With kind regards,
    Andrej (from Slovenia)

    • Kumarshankaran Aiyar
    • March 11th, 2013

    Hi Durga,


    I am immensely happy to see your website. Its kind of thrilling., Yesterday we had celebrated Shivratri at home [ I live in Abu Dhabi with my wife Priya and son Siddhanth]and today I was looking for ways to reach and find Babaji., I came to your website.

    We are Kriyabans [my wife and myself]. We have been initiated by our Sadguru Yogiraj Sri Sri Mangeshda. Our Sadguru is a direct disciple of Mahavtar Babaji and lived in Himalayas for 9 years. Per instructions of his Guru, Sadguru Mangeshda came down and started to spread Kriya Yoga amongst people. Now the movement has grown big and our Sadguru has built a Kriya Yoga village at a place called Khopli in Maharashtra.

    The Mahashivratri was a great festival at the village with Babaji’s palki being brought.

    I wish to associate with you to learn more and get more share, also would seek your advice in spreading the Kriya Yoga movement.

    With our Sadguru’s blessings we have been able to organize two Kriya Diksha camps in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in 2012 and 2013.

    We do practise Kriya Meditation and Satsang on alternate Fridays.

    I would love to be in constant touch with you to learn and grow.

    In love and light
    Kumarshankaran Aiyar

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