Paramahamsa Hariharananda
Founder Kriya Yoga International Organisation

Paramahamsa Prajnanananda
Spiritual leader Kriya Yoga International Organisation

Rajarshi Peter van Breukelen
Spiritual leader Foundation Kriya Yoga Meditation

Kriya Yoga Meditation Centre in Sterksel

Secular yoga technique.

Kriya Yoga is a secular yoga technique that helps to achieve Self-realisation. The technique is based on breath control, which gives simultaneous development of body, mind and Soul.
The origin of Kriya Yoga dates thousands of years before the ascend of the first religions. In 1861 Babaji Maharaj in India reintroduced this meditation technique to the world.

In The Netherlands and Europe, Peter van Breukelen is in charge of Kriya Yoga activities. He lives with his wife in Sterksel. More about Kriya Yoga >

Teachers Claudia Petra Peter





Claudia Cremers, Peter van Breukelen, Petra Helwig guide the meditations in Sterksel.

22 Years Kriya Yoga Meditation Centre Sterksel

In 1993 Paramahamasa Hariharanansa opened the meditation centre in Sterksel. This was the first meditation centre in Europe. Paramahamsa Hariharananda travelled especially for the occasion of its opening from India to the Netherlands. On august 6th, 1993 he lead the festive opening, together with Peter van Breukelen. Since then many more people have been initiated into Kriya Yoga and innumerable meditation programs have been organised.
At this spiritual centre visitors from The Netherlands and abroad take part in weekly meditation classes. More about the celebrations >

Paramahamsa Hariharananda in the garden in Sterksel 1993Paramahamsa Hariharananda in the garden in Sterksel 1993.

Introduction Kriya Yoga


25-29 Aug


Swami Atmavidyananda
Peter van Breukelen
Swami Mangalananda Giri
Uschi Schmidtke
Claudia Cremers
Petra Helwig

15-17 Sep

Weekendprogram (NL)

Petra Helwig

24-24 Sep


Peter van Breukelen
Claudia Cremers

07-08 Oct


Claudia Cremers

13-15 Oct

Weekendprogram 2nd Kriya

Peter van Breukelen
Claudia Cremers
Petra Helwig

Lineage of the Kriya Yoga Masters

Mahavatar Babaji Maharaj


The immortal life en work is divine.
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Shri Lahiri Mahasaya

Reintroduced Kriya Yoga to the world
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Swami Shri Yukteshwar Giri

Founder of the Karar ashram in Puri
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Sanyal Mahasaya

Dedicated yogi with a family life.

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Paramahamsa Yogananda

(1893 -1952)
Messenger of Kriya Yoga in the U.S./1927
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Swami Satyananda Giri

(1896- 1971)
His poor relief inspired Mahatma Gandhi
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Paramahamsa Hariharananda

Messenger of Kriya Yoga in the E.U./1974
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Paramahamsa Prajnanananda

Current spiritual leader Kriya Yoga International Org
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