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Shivani is one of the foremost teachers of meditation, Kriya Yoga, and of Yogananda’s teachings and techniques for self-healing.


Shivani Lucki is a pioneer founding member of Ananda World Brotherhood Community. She arrived on June 22, 1969 and, as predicted by the community’s found, Swami Kriyananda, she remained for the rest of her life, up until the present. In 1985 Kriyananda invited Shivani and her huband, Arjuna, to help develop the European branch of Ananda in Italy. They have lived there ever since. Shivani was the executive producer for the full-length docu-drama about Ananda, Finding Happiness.**

Shivani has earned a worldwide reputation as one of the foremost teachers of meditation, specifically Kriya Yoga, and of Yogananda’s teachings and techniques for self-healing. She established the Life Therapy School for Self-Healing, the Ananda Raja Yoga School, and co-founded the Yogananda Academy of Europe. She travels widely through Europe and India giving programs & seminars in the art of self-healing and the science of Self-realization, & also training programs for meditation teachers.


**Finding Happiness can be found at 


Shivani’s Spiritual Journey


One of Shivani’s closest friends, the renowned author and speaker Asha Nayaswami, writes:

“Shivani and I grew up together spiritually, under the watchful eye of Swami Kriyananda. She preceded me by a few years, but both of us were founding members of the first Ananda community in California. She worked in the garden, I in the kitchen. It was simple living. Some might call it primitive. No amenities, very little money, and, in the eyes of many, no future. For us, it was heaven on earth. The foundation for all the blessings, opportunities, and accomplishments that have come in the fifty years since, is those first years of living for God.

From the beginning, Shivani had a passion for what we called “Paramhansa Yogananda’s Original Teachings.” Very little of his teaching was available then, and what did exist was highly edited to exclude, or water down, many of his most revolutionary ideas. Shivani was not satisfied with second-hand reports. She wanted the never published, or long-out-of-print original documents, hidden in dusty attics and bureau drawers of his direct disciples. Shivani bought a copy machine and as fast as she gathered these treasures, she shared them with kindred spirits who had the same passion for the original teachings of the master.

Much of what we have now of Yogananda’s original written and spoken words, are a result of her determination to find and share them. Shivani, however, did much more than collect. She studied, practiced, and gave her heart and soul to mastering the principles and techniques he taught. Her special interest, always, was Yogananda’s healing methods. The fruit of those decades of unrelenting effort by Shivani is this remarkable, unprecedented collection of teachings. No mere intellectual compendium, this is Truth explored,  experienced, and shared by one who knows. A gift for the ages.”

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