Kriya Yoga Association of New Zealand (KYANZ)

Our vision is to make Kriya Yoga available in New Zealand and create a healthy environment where Kriyavans can intensify their spiritual practice, grow and ultimately become Self Realised.

Our mission is to promote the authentic original Kriya Yoga as taught by Paramahamsa Hariharananda, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, or their authorised Kriya Yoga teachers. We are a not for profit organisation, run entirely by volunteers and subsidised by virtue of donations.

We fulfil our mission through the following activities:


Prajnana Mission

Affiliation and close working relationship (humanitarian aid) with the Prajnana Mission.

Sponsoring events

Sponsoring events and hosting visits of Paramahamsa Prajnanananda or his designated Kriya Yoga teachers to New Zealand.

Teaching Kriya Yoga

The teaching of the Kriya Yoga technique through initiation events across the country.

Group meditations

Facilitation of regular group meditation sessions to initiates.


Dissemination of information about Kriya Yoga by means of lectures, seminars and retreats.


Distribution books and literature related to Kriya Yoga and Self-Realisation in general.