This three-class series takes you step-by-step through the practice of meditation using ancient yogic techniques. Learn to sit comfortably with calm attention while using breath awareness to draw the energy inward.
You will be able to practice what you learn at home and return to class and discuss questions, while gradually taking steps to a deep and regular meditation practice that will touch every part of your life.
Inner peace and clarity are only some of the benefits of meditation. But don’t take our word for it – come try for yourself!
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Ananda Yoga is a gentle and meditative approach to Hatha Yoga with emphasis on the physical, mental and spiritual benefits. Learn more about Ananda Yoga here.
Our approach emphasizes dynamic relaxation through the various postures, combined with breathing techniques, affirmations and mental focus. Postures are adapted for individual needs and abilities and we encourage awareness and relaxation rather than physical strain. The result is physical rejuvenation, mental clarity and a deeper sense of inner peace.
Classes are suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing. Please come a bit early for your first class, to meet the instructor and answer questions. Mats and blankets are provided, but you may bring your own gear.
*Preregistration is encouraged, but not required. Drop-ins are welcome.
- No classes on Dec 26, 28 or Jan 2
Join us for our Thursday evening group meditation from 7:30–8 pm.
*No meditation on Oct 19
These are open to all. Join in the powerful dynamic of group meditations. This is a wonderful way to decompress from your day at work and to finish the rest of your week with focused and dynamic energy.
We invite all to come for part of or for the entire hour. We understand that people have different availability. Bring your gear, or borrow a chair. Come and add your light to the group.
These are open to all. Join in the powerful dynamic of group meditations and connect with your inner fountain of dynamic energy, spiritual connection and peace.
Come when you can. We understand that people have different availability. Bring your gear, or borrow a chair. Come and add your light to the group.
“Group meditation is like a castle which protects spiritual novices as well as veteran meditators against the besieging armies of delusion. Meditating together increases the degree of Self-realization of each member of the group, by the law of invisible vibratory exchange of spiritual magnetism.” Paramhansa Yogananda
Join with other kriyabans in meditation to strengthen and uplift your spirit. This morning we will energize together and enjoy a guided 30 min. meditation to uplift our consciousness and receive the gifts of Kriya.
This class is a blend of relaxing, calm stretching and vigorous, strength building standing poses
Classes usually begin with a simple 1-2 minute seated meditation followed by at least 15-20 minutes of stretching warm-ups before engaging in more strenuous sequences of sun salutations and warrior poses. The most vigorous, portion is usually followed by balancing poses for a calming and cooling down and then back to the floor and ending with a 5-10 minute savasana.
Warm up stretches are often geared toward a certain pose or body area that will be focused on during the class. With the use of props such as blocks and straps the class is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced.
Newer students are encouraged to find their own personal “edge,” not to push beyond their capacity and usually find, over time and with practice, their capacity increases and they can perform the more advanced versions of the pose.
Yoga is not competitive nor is it about self judgment, it is about linking the body and the mind through the breath thereby finding that calm, quiet place where you are totally in tune and at oneness in body, mind and spirit.
This 3 hour workshop begins with a straightforward clarification of western nutrition, dispelling the myths and making sense of the overabundance of confusing information being published daily. The chore of knowing what to eat, how much to eat and when to eat is removed with a stress free approach that makes life better.
We will then discover the benefits of Ayurveda with a clear explanation of what it is and how to use it. We will discover our constitutions and how to eat right for our unique body types. We will learn about taste therapy, healthy lifestyle routines, and sleep hygiene as well as weight loss tools unique to Ayurveda.
Lastly, we will discuss the six stages of the disease process and review the benefits of cleansing as an effective tool for disease prevention. We will review several different cleansing routines including home pancha karma, parasite cleansing, colon cleansing, and effective liver cleansing. We will leave empowered, knowing the steps to take to feel great, lose weight, and live in a fully functional and healthy body.
Child Centered Spiritual Activities are offered every Sunday in our center classroom during our Festival of Light service that is held in the adjoining temple space. The children are led in games, stories, crafts and simple yoga and meditation that uplift the consciousness and reminds them of their spiritual identity. Please contact us for more information.
The Sunday worship service at Ananda is inspired by the meditation tradition of the East and the ancient teachings of mystical Christianity, with inspirational readings from both the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita. Service includes music, group chanting and meditation, an inspirational talk drawn from the writings of Paramhansa Yogananda, and a unique blessing ceremony called the Festival of Light.
Before service begins at 10 am, you are welcome to a period of silent meditation from 9 to 9:45 am. Those who wish can also participate in a ceremony of individual prayer for freedom or clarity about a personal challenge, called the Purification Ceremony. You may offer that prayer at the altar.
Our hearts and our sanctuary are open to people of all faiths, races, orientations, truth-seekers, people exploring meditation for the first time, and anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the meaning and purpose of life.
After Service, you are invited to meet the ministers and others in the congregation over snacks in the foyer.