Yog Fellowship Temple

North American Centre for Kriyayoga

Yog Fellowship Temple (YFT), a non-profit organization, was built in 1983 by the late Dr Manwel Bedessee, to spread and promote the teachings of the scientific technique of Kriyayoga Meditation.  Since the arrival of Swami Shree Yogi Satyam at the centre in 1995, the Centre has grown significantly and many life-changing results have been experienced. Through Kriyayoga practice and Kriyayoga dietary principle, people have experienced healing of all kinds – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual sufferings. 

YFT currently serves as the North American Centre for Kriyayoga and hosts classes throughout the week.  Weekend retreats are offered monthly at Yog Fellowship and semi-annual Healing Programs conducted by Guruji are a popular event at the centre attracting people from all over the globe.


Healing programs at YFT are condensed, intensive residential retreats, which allow participants to gain a deeper understanding of Kriyayoga individually and in a group setting. Participants attend 4 to 5 Kriyayoga classes per day, and at the same time they learn to cook, serve and eat nutritious vegan meals in accordance with Kriyayoga dietary principles; and learn to work physically and mentally employing Kriyayoga principles all the time.


YFT is beautifully situated on a scenic, country property in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. The Centre radiates a spiritual ambience immediately experienced by all who enter the premises. Its meditation hall is well known for its unique architecture, consisting of a geodesic dome beneath a pyramid enclosure that provides an ideal environment conducive for Kriyayoga programs and retreats.

Annual Healing Program

The Healing Program is a condensed, intensive Kriyayoga programs that enables one to be immersed in Kriyayoga in every way. Participants gain a deeper understanding of Kriyayoga in a group setting in a short period of time. Conducted under the close guidance of Kriyayoga Master, Swami Shree Yogi Satyam, one realizes that all healing processes start from within.


Classes are held four to five times daily and the sessions gives one the opportunity to be amongst other sincere Kriyayoga practitioners,  enhancing the effect of the Kriyayoga practice due to group vibration effect. As many important notes are shared during the sessions and taking notes would be most useful, participants are advised to bring along a notebook and pen. 

During the program, the practitioners participate in the purchasing, cooking and serving of nutritious vegan meals, prepared based on the Kriyayoga Dietary principles. To cover the cost of the groceries required, money is collected together by the students. There is opportunity to do all types  of volunteer work, employing Kriyayoga principles, during the sessions.


There are no fees for the classes but donations are welcome to help spread Kriyayoga worldwide and to help cover the program expenses for Kriyayoga Meditation Centre - Yog Fellowship Temple.  

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A Doctor's Perspective...

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Dr Zena Bedessee and I received my medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1992 and began practising family medicine in 1994. I was raised in Kitchener, Ontario, and was a child when I first heard of Kriyayoga meditation. My father, Dr. Manwel Bedessee founded the Kriyayoga Meditation Centre - Yog Fellowship Temple in 1983. It is a centre within the community where you can experience complete health, peace, and prosperity through the scientific practice of Kriyayoga Meditation. Read More...

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