Nataraja Yoga Ashram
Become An Expert In Life™
The Nataraja Yoga Ashram was established in 1974 as a not-for-profit social service organization. A lifetime of research and 50 years of refinement with over 10,000 students have gone into creating these carefully constructed programs.
Integral to the program’s success is Dr. Vogel’s Awareness of Being approach. Unlike many psychological approaches that are pathology oriented, this holistic modality focuses on consciously enacting the positivity of who we essentially are, thereby permanently eliminating old dysfunctional behaviors. This makes Self-realization a practical reality and ensures lasting success.
We are dedicated to make a meaningful difference for ourselves, our family, our community, and ultimately humanity by being deeply attentive to ourselves as self-empowered, self-trusting, self-respecting beings living true to who we really are, through meditation. The ultimate goal is Self-realization for most members.
Our community is composed of people who recognize their own worth and accept themselves as the responsible authority for their own lives, making positive self-empowered choices regardless of circumstances and conditions, and those who already know they want to be Self-realized.
Love Kindness Serenity Grace Harmony Compassion Determination Vitality Beauty Joy Clarity Trust Integrity Self-Awareness Wholeness Union Eternity Infinity Devotion Health Calmness Respect Honor Peace Strength Honesty Relaxation Purpose Focus Purity
The Expert In Life™ Program of expert knowledge and experience consists of a rotating series of classes through which participants make real and lasting change that enhances their lives on all levels, including personal, familial, and professional. You may begin with any series, taught by Dr. Vogel personally in San Diego and on Zoom.
Our master teacher Dr. Erhard Vogel has given his students the extraordinary experience of their true selves through guided meditations and his personal teachings in the Expert in Life Program series of classes. He cautions students, “Don’t believe a word I say,” as he knows that belief is lazy and real knowledge comes only from personal experience, resulting in self-empowerment. Through experiencing the knowledge of our real identity, and living authentically in accord with that, we eliminate stress, complication, and suffering, living by free choice rather than by habit.
We are a community of people sincerely committed to becoming expert at living fulfilling lives true to our real purpose and identity, through meditation and yoga. We are dedicated to make a meaningful difference for ourselves, our family, our community, and ultimately humanity by being deeply attentive to ourselves as self-empowered, self-trusting, self-respecting beings living true to who we essentially are. We accept ourselves as the responsible authority for our own lives, making positive self-empowered choices regardless of circumstances and conditions.
A Dialogue With Death The Teacher of Life
A Dialogue With Death The Teacher Of Life was not written for the ordinary person, and everyone should read it.
For it challenges even those who think little of themselves to rise to the level of perception that frees them from ignorance and the consequent suffering.
Ask yourself, Who am I really?
To be fulfilled, you must know who you are. We can overcome the crisis in which we find ourselves- the constant conflict, greed, short-sightedness, destructive competition, inequality, wars- by learning to live according to our real identity in interconnectedness.
Dr. Erhard Vogel
Few people alive today have the knowledge, skills and integrity with which to make a personal impact on humanity that is lasting and profound in the deepest sense. Dr. Erhard Vogel, who has lived and taught among the sages in the Himalayas, has been guiding people to the innate knowledge of their true Self for more than forty years. He is recognized around the world as a Master Teacher of Self-realization, an author, and a guided meditation teacher.