NEW Class Times June 2018 and onward:
- Monday Ananda early morning 6:30am-7:45am*
- Monday Ananda evening 6pm-7:15pm
- Wednesday Ananda early morning 6:30am-7:45am*
- Wednesday Ananda evening 6pm-7:15pm
- Friday Ananda early morning 6:30-7:45am*
- Energy Medicine Yoga 7:30-9pm (last Wednesday of the month)
*MUST BE ON-TIME FOR MORNING CLASSES, DOORS LOCK AT 6:30AM SHARP
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Ananda Yoga offers classic hatha postures with affirmations, pranayams (breathing techniques), and meditation. Typical class time is 1 hour and 15 minutes (except Fridays are 1 hour only): Centering/Meditation approx 5-10min, Warm ups 5-10min, yoga practice portion is approximately 45-50 minutes, Savasana/Closing meditation 5-10min. This class is for all levels as all poses can be modified to the students level and it is a slow paced/pose-by-pose class. Ananda Yoga is attentive to safety & alignment and modifying all poses to fit the student. Ananda Yoga emphasizes the mind/body connection, movement of energy, higher awareness, promoting calmness, relaxation & inner joy. Along with this safe and meditative practice comes strength and flexibility over time. A typical Ananda Yoga class uses the poses to refine self-awareness and experience inner peace. Ananda Yoga is unique in using affirmations, Energization Exercises, and following traditional yoga principles. "Ananda Yoga" was created by Paramhansa Yogananda's disciple Swami Kriyananda. The poses, philosophy and history stem from Paramhansa Yogananda's lineage and teachings. Ananda Yoga classes are $10 each. Drop in or pre-register for the class online on our events page. Class passes are offered for $80 for 10 classes (which equals to $8 a class)
Energy Medicine Yoga (EMY) is a mix of hatha and short flows, available to all levels. Within the yoga postures are healing techniques and practices that help clear out stuck energy, pain, tension, stress, fatigue, mental fog, anxiety, depression, negative emotions...etc. Energy Medicine techniques are derived from Chinese Medicine, Reiki, Pranic Healing, Donna Eden's original techniques and general energy healing practices. EMY addresses the chakras, aura, meridians, acupressure energy points, radiant circuits, electrics and more. This style of yoga was created by Lauren Walker, who took Donna Eden's teachings and merged them into a yoga practice that made sense and accessible for all. EMY is taught the last Wednesday of the month by Shaefeather Windsong. Shae is also an Ananda Yoga teacher and also includes affirmations and energization from her Ananda Yoga training.
- Weekly Sunday morning meditation 9-10am
- Weekly Wednesday evenings 7-8pm, 7-7:15 brief instruction
- Bi-Monthly "Circle of Joy" satsang and meditation (Visit our events page to see dates or type into the search bar. Look for "Circle of Joy" with Devaki Soupios)
"Fullness Meditation Series": Ananda offers a 4-class Fullness Meditation Series every month at East West Bookshop, covering the topics Mind Fullness, Health Fullness, Peace Fullness and Soul Fullness. $20 each or $60 for all four. Save $20 if you sign up for all four classes. (Visit events page to sign up for 1 or all 4 classes)
Meditation can help us cope with grief, loss, moods, negative emotions and a sense of lack by relaxing the body and calming the mind, and can be a healing process that gradually and naturally transforms emotion into an innate and intuitive feeling of our well-being, security, comfort and confidence. Learn to relax body and mind, awaken intuition and experience greater joy and creativity in daily life. Taught by Ananda Meditation teachers. View our events calendar for upcoming classes.
Fall and Winter Sessions are offered every year at East West and the Ananda Temple in Bothell. Fall session starts in September. Winter Session starts in January.
Hatha Yoga segment (6 – 7:15 pm) includes: yoga postures(asanas), pranayama, affirmations, healing, diet, and yoga routines.
Raja Yoga segment (7:30 – 9 pm) includes: meditation practices using breath, mantra, pranayama, affirmation, chanting, visualization, and chakra exercises; philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s 8-Fold Path of Ashtanga Yoga; and the philosophy of Karma, Kundalini, astral and causal planes, cosmology, reincarnation, and much more.
Costs: Tuition for the Raja Hatha Intensive is $475.00. If the yoga and meditation (“raja”) segments are taken separately, the cost is $200 for the yoga (6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.) and $300 for the raja (meditation/philosophy) segment (7:30 to 9 p.m)
Text is purchased separately. (Note: Course & text integrate yoga and meditation and most students take both segments.)
Students taking the Intensive as their prerequisite foundation course for teacher training have documentation fees of $20 (yoga) and $25 (meditaiton/raja), plus must already be enrolled in the Institute of Living Yoga ($50).
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