Classes

Free introductory lectures: New online classes begin every 3 months. The class begins with a free introductory lecture. The most recent class began on October 15th, 2022 at 9AM Pacific time. The intro presentation is followed by a series of 6 in-depth experiential classes which require enrollment. Email for more information.

In 2020, due to Covid-19, we have transitioned to virtual classes and have found that an online platform works well both to teach and experience Kriya yoga.

In person classes are available in Portland, Oregon for small groups or individuals. Weekend intensives are available throughout North America at this time if there is an interest of 6 or more individuals.

Kriya Yoga Meditation Classes

Our Kriya yoga instruction is now online and classes are offered throughout the year in a group format. Individual instruction is also available. No prior yoga, meditation, or breathwork is required to attend a Kriya yoga class. All levels are welcome. Classes provide beginning as well as advanced instruction in Kriya meditation and breathwork. 

If you are interested in joining our next group class or if you’d like information on scheduling individual instruction email us at info@kriyabreath.com. The fee for the classes are a on sliding scale. We ask that participants donate the amount that they feel represents the value of the classes for them based on their income. 

We look forward to meeting you! Contact us with questions.

Testimonials

“I approached the classes as a complete novice.  I have always wanted to try meditation (and friends and counselors have recommended it), but I have never been able to actually settle in.  Dr Lowenstein makes it accessible and provides the science and spiritual history and practical steps so that I have really been able to engage.  Some of the other attendees are very experienced with meditation and also find it helpful;  he meets us at our various levels of comfort and proficiency.    I have truly found it to be the start of something that is life changing.”
—Becky Eastman, School Psychologist, Portland, OR

Dr. Lowenstein is a natural teacher and presenter.  This online class is a perfect companion to his book “Kriya Yoga for Self-Discovery: Practices for Deep States of Meditation”.  The book teaches the theory, while the class becomes the lab sessions with the experiential part.  The straightforward guidance and clear conceptual presentations in the class are inspiring.  This is an essential quality for course takers to acquire and maintain regular daily practice and a path of continuous progress.  No magical believes or absolutes are involved in the class, something that is enormously refreshing, in every session.  Clarity, completeness and individualized follow up are important aspects of this course which may seem hard to imagine for a distance learning course in Kriya Yoga practice, until one takes the course.
— Germán Bermúdez, Ph.D. Physical Chemistry. West Hartford, CT

I have had a meditation practice on and off for over 25 years and have attended several silent meditation retreats.  Last summer, I participated in a 6-week class on Kriya Yoga led by Dr. Lowenstein.  Keith’s approach was very spiritual while simultaneously being very practical.  He is absolutely devoted to this approach to meditation and is uncommonly and compassionately committed to each student receiving the highest level of instruction.  I found his approach to be particularly helpful.  Not only did his teaching include insights as to how to think about meditation differently but it also included detailed and constructive instructions regarding breathing and posture that were more useful than the training that I had previously received.  His course undeniably reinvigorated my practice.
—Bennett Garner, MD, Portland, Oregon

I have dappled in mediation practices for years and never felt like I “got it.”  Keith’s blend of scientific and spiritual really helped me to understand the world of meditation at a much deeper level.  Also, there is just something about Kriya.  It’s magical.  I was never able to breathe properly (despite several attempts at breathwork) and now I am better able to connect with my breath. The focus on posture and breathing has also helped to heal many of my aches and pains which has been a bonus.  I walked away from this 6-week course feeling more open, expanded, and relaxed.

I highly recommend this course for anyone looking to begin or deepen their mediation practice
—Kate Ensor, Life Strategist, Hood River OR.

“I had been cultivating a meditation practice for about 3 years when I first attended an introduction to Kriya yoga with Dr. Lowenstein. My journey with meditation had been very challenging, although rewarding, and peppered with period of stagnation and inconsistent practice.  His instructions were simple and concise, and after several classes with Keith, I found myself able attain deeper states of meditation with much greater consistently.”
—RDKM, Phoenix, Arizona 

Dr. Lowenstein teaches with ease, and alongside his lightheartedness is a wealth of knowledge that comes from four decades of practicing and teaching Kriya. Keith strictly encourages practice and compassionately helps each student and their individual needs. Even in a remote class setting I have found the instruction thorough and clear, and there is a grateful camaraderie amongst class participants. My Kriya practice has never been deeper since joining the Kriya Breath class.
—LA, Troy, NY

The opportunity to practice together has jump-started my meditation practice. Keith’s gentle prompts serve to encourage optimal form.  I also appreciate the opportunity to dialogue with people from around the world.  I am grateful for our monthly community practice and highly recommend it to anyone.  
—Jill, Portland, OR