Ananda Yoga for Higher Awareness
Ananda Yoga offers classic hatha postures with affirmations, pranayams (breathing techniques), meditation and centering. This class is for all levels. 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)
Ananda Yoga Classes:
- Monday morning 10:30-11:45am
- Monday evening 6-7:15pm
- Thursdays 10:30-11:45am
- *NEW* Every other Friday 10-11:15am (starts March 31 2017)
For more special yoga classes, yoga events, and Energy Healing Yoga classes, click the link at the top of the page to view all current classes.
- Weekly Sunday morning meditation 9-10am
- Bi-Monthly "Circle of Joy" satsang and meditation
"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.
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.
Raja Yoga Intensive:
Class meets on 14 Tuesdays, January 24 - April 25, 6-9 pm at East West Bookshop
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).