What is Ananda Yoga®?

Ananda Yoga is a yoga tradition based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and developed by his disciple Swami Kriyananda.

Ananda Yoga brings yoga back to its original spiritual essence. It combines the best of a revitalizing workout with a gentle inward approach that leaves you feeling mentally rejuvenated and peaceful. Harmonize your body, mind, and soul with Ananda Yoga.

Ananda Yoga includes:

  • Asana (yoga postures)
  • Pranayama (breathing and energy-control techniques)
  • Yogic meditation techniques
  • Applied yoga philosophy

You will experience yoga’s original spiritual essence, and its many scientifically proven physical and psychological benefits. Ananda Yoga is gentle, yet powerful in its healing impact. It’s an invaluable aid for deeper meditation and higher consciousness.

What Is the Practice Like?

Yoga posture practice in Ananda Yoga® is gentle for beginning students, becoming more challenging with experience. It is an inwardly directed practice, and is never aggressive or aerobic.

The primary emphases are:

  • Safety and correct alignment
  • Being relaxed at all times, even during the midst of effort
  • Working directly with the body’s subtle energy via the yoga postures
  • Using the postures to raise your consciousness
  • Adaptation – modifying each yoga posture to fit the needs and abilities of the practitioner rather than trying to force the practitioner into some “ideal” position

In Ananda Yoga we do not emphasize a picture perfect physical alignment of the body. What we emphasize is the energetic alignment. This helps you tune into the flow of prana keeping in mind individual physical realities and sensitivities.

We encourage our students to practice Ananda Yoga with patience and safety and never push themselves into any posture unless they feel ready to do so. Whatever your age or body type, we can guide you into poses to help you feel relaxed, revitalized and uplifted.

Harmonize Body, Mind and Soul

Come experience benefits of yoga beyond just physical fitness. Ananda Yoga is not a work-out, rather a “work-in”, focusing on energy flow. The use of affirmations with each pose enhances the mental, spiritual, and physical benefits. You will come out of the practice rejuvenated and peaceful. The peaceful ashram environment also helps you focus and go deeper.

TEACHERS

Our teachers are certified Ananda Yoga instructors who have successfully completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training that is registered with Yoga Alliance. During yoga practice, you will be guided according to your own body with modifications to fit your individual needs.

PATANJALI

Patanjali’s profound Yoga Sutras, or aphorisms, have been looked upon for millennia as yoga’s definitive scripture. The Yoga Sutras provide us guidance on how to take Yoga practices beyond the physical body and integrate it with prana (energy) and bhav (feeling), and guide us with a roadmap of where we are going and what we must do to achieve the state of yoga (union with the infinite).

AFFIRMATIONS

Each yoga posture is paired with its own affirmation, which one practices silently while in the posture. The affirmation is designed to reinforce the posture’s natural effect on one’s state of consciousness, bringing the mind actively and directly into one’s practice.

CHAIR YOGA FOR ALL BODY TYPES

A gentle practice of sitting or standing exercises using a chair for support, Chair Yoga emphasizes movement and stretching to maintain or regain flexibility. You will learn a variety of adapted yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and methods of relaxation. Chair Yoga deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness, and is a useful practice for anyone from busy office workers to seniors.

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Class Descriptions

Flexibility and Balance

Simple practice can improve your balance, increase your flexibility and even boost your mood. With emphasis on safety and correct alignment, modifications are offered to fit the needs of each individual.

Healthy Spine

A healthy spine is central to your health. Experience how Ananda Yoga can help improve and maintain mobility, flexibility and strength of your spine. (Chair Yoga variation is also offered.)

Sharpen Your Concentration

Bring awareness to the present moment. Focusing on energy flow will clear our mind and improve our concentration. Start your day energized & refreshed.

Calm Your Emotions

Take a moment to pause, reset and return to your center. Yoga postures and your breath are the bridge to a balanced mind and body. (Chair Yoga variation is also offered.)

Awaken the Chakras

Explore and connect with the chakras in your energy body. Experience their power for overcoming obstacles and bringing peace and fulfillment to your life.

Chair Yoga Variation

Sitting in a chair or using a chair for support while doing yoga could bring plenty of benefits – improved strength and flexibility, reduced stress and better mental clarity – to seniors, to those with physical pains and difficulties, and to those who sit in office all day long.