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Oct
14
Sun
CCSA
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
CCSA @ Ananda Dallas Meditation Center | Addison | Texas | United States

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.

Meditation Teacher Training Fall 2018
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn to teach others the joys of meditation! This interactive training will provide the instruction and tools for you to begin!

 
Class times for this course:

Fri, Oct 12 – 7:00 – 9:00pm
Sat, Oct 13 – 9:30am – 3:30pm
Sun, Oct 14 – 1:00 – 4:00pm
Sun, Oct 21 – 1:00 – 4:00pm

14 hours total

Teaching can be a doorway to deeper understanding for your own spiritual practices, and helping others to discover meditation is a wonderful gift to yourself and to society.

 

Why take this course?

The land of healing lies within, radiant with that happiness blindly sought in a thousand misdirections.”   –  Paramhansa Yogananda

Never has there been, in modern society, a greater need for individuals to learn to rely more on inner than on outer resources. Burn out, depression and stress are but symptoms of a widespread and vital need to build an inner, spiritual life based on the solid foundation of personal experience.

If you are a yoga teacher, a social worker, a student or in any other way interested in inspiring yourself and others with the practice of the ancient science and art of meditation, then this teacher training course is for you.

Testimonials from students: 

“I would recommend this training as great for beginner teachers to help you open to the process of teaching… the instructors made you feel like you could really do this! YW

“A very professions and heart centered introduction to teacher training which gives a solid foundation” CW

“Really enjoyed the energy of the teachers and the knowledge and wisdom they so freely shared in a beautiful serene setting” SF

“I would recommend this training The teachers were extremely intelligent and loving…you could feel the honesty and openness” Anonymous

“I would highly recommend the Meditation Teacher training for all-new and seasoned- who are seeking not only to learn new techniques or advance in what they have, but also for those seeking connection” LM

“An amazing training! Definitely beneficial!” Anonymous

What basic techniques will you learn?

To the ancient teachings of Self-Realization that he adapted to Western needs, Yogananda contributed with a unique method to increase the awareness of the subtle energies in body and mind, the mastery of which constitutes a core ingredient for meditation.

In this course you will receive knowledge on which this method is built plus exercises that your students can take home to prepare their bodies and minds for meditation.

The core concentration technique you will learn to teach is known as hong sau, a mantra that, when associated with the in-and-outgoing breath, calms the nervous system and the heart beat, freeing the mind for meditation and higher, super-conscious perceptions of peace, calmness, bliss and other higher realities.  

Interactivity

Ample time will be given to each participant to gain actual experience by guiding the group in exercises, meditations and visualizations. Through shared, collective feedback and group discussions we will gain a deeper understanding of the skills needed to be a good meditation teacher.

Credits and certificate requirements

Participants receive 14 CEU hours with Yoga Alliance along with certificate of attendance: Course attendance must be complete (all 14 hours; see dates and times above) and the answers to a written exam, sent to the participants via email after the end of the course, must be approved by the trainers.

Other features of this course

-Aspects of consciousness: mind, intellect, ego and feeling, and how they relate to meditation

 -How to increase will power
 
-The three levels of the mind
 
– How to build a meditation routine that can be integrated into daily life     
 
 -Guided visualizations
 
-How to present your classes to a general audience…and much more! 

Your Instructors:

 

Nayaswami Supriya Chadwick:  Supriya is the Spiritual Director of Ananda Dallas.  A minister and lightbearer, she has been on the path of Self-Realization for over 24 years. Trained as an Ananda Yoga® instructor, meditation teacher and Raja Yoga instructor, Supriya has taught yoga and meditation at Ananda Dallas for over 20 years.

 Maitri Smithhisler: Maitri has been part of Ananda since 1987. She came to Ananda Dallas in 1996 after living at Ananda Village in California for 8 years. She serves Ananda as a minister, leading Sunday Services, our special Family Services, and events year round. She has taught yoga and meditation for over 20 years and loves to lead chanting (Kirtan).

 
 
 
Nourish: Restoring and Rejuvenating Body, Mind and Soul
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nourish: Restoring and Rejuvenating Body, Mind and Soul @ Ananda Dallas Meditation and Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

This transformative four-week program will teach you to mindful and examine your internal and external environment. More than just a clean eating and healthy living workshop, as a part of the Nourish Program you will have the opportunity to build community, practice yoga asana, and learn to express self-love in a safe space.

FREE Introductory Session on Sunday, Sept 30, 11:30 at the Ananda Center. 

New Participants Special: first three new participants will receive the book Clean by Alejandro Junger for free!

Oct
16
Tue
Tuesday Group Meditation
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

MeditationRetreat_400Join us for our Tuesday evening group meditation from 7:30–8:30pm (right after Hatha Yoga).

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.

Cost:

Donation basis

Oct
17
Wed
Meditation Intensive Workshop
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meditation Intensive Workshop @ Ananda Dallas Meditation and Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

Unable to do a 4-week learn to meditate series? In need of a refresher? Then this 2-Hour intensive workshop may be right for you. You will receive all the information and tools you need to support your inner journey

You will learn:

  • Ancient yogic breath-based meditation techniques.
  • How to rejuvenate yourself through daily meditation.
  • How to relax the body while directing energy with concentration and awareness.
  • How to support your existing practice or begin a new one.

Bring a friend for FREE!

 

 

Oct
18
Thu
The Art and Science of Raja Yoga Fall 2018
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Art and Science of Raja Yoga Fall 2018 @ Ananda Meditation and Yoga Center Dallas | Addison | Texas | United States

This interactive class series is Ananda’s most comprehensive study of yoga principles, intended for anyone who wants to understand Yoga—and life—more deeply.

The course is based on the book, The *Art and Science of Raja Yoga by Swami Kriyananda, as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda, and is available for purchase in the Ananda boutique.

Each class includes yoga postures for all experience levels, pranayama, meditation and the philosophy behind it all. Taught by a variety of teachers  most of whom have nearly 20 years experience or more in practicing and presenting these teachings. This course is the second level of Kriya yoga as brought by Paramhansa Yogananda.

Class schedule:

Thurs, Sept 20 – Energy & Energization – Mark

Thurs, Sept 27 – History of Yoga – Supriya

Sat, Oct 6 – Patanjali’s 8-Fold Path – Mike

                   Yamas & Niyamas – Nancy

Thurs, Oct 11 – Magnetism – Linda

Thurs, Oct 18 – Paths of Yoga – Supriya

Sat, Oct 27 – Anatomy of Yoga (Chakras) – Maitri & Mark

Thurs, Nov 1 – Affirmations – Supriya

Thurs Nov 8 – Guru – Supriya & Maitri

Thurs, Nov 15 – Living a Healthy Yogic Lifestyle – Michael

Fertility Yoga
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fertility Yoga @ Ananda Yoga and Meditation Center Dallas | Addison | Texas | United States

Fertility Yoga class taught by a certified fertility and pregnancy yoga instructor focuses on relaxing the brain and body in hopes to prepare for conception by:

*Activate relaxation responses in the mind/body by activating the parasympathetic nervous system through breathing and meditative postures.

*Practice postures to increase blood flow to the reproductive area and release muscle tension.

*Safe for all assisted reproductive procedures such as IVF.

*Class teaches women strategies to reduce anxiety, depression, and stress through relaxation, mindfulness and yoga which they can practice at home everyday.

This class is a safe and supportive environment shared with others going through the same journey.

Thursday Group Meditation
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday Group Meditation @ Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

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.

Cost:

Donation basis

Oct
19
Fri
Friday Group Meditation
Oct 19 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

MeditationRetreat_400Drop in for a lunch time refresher! Friday can become a day of inner calmness and joy with a short group meditation at the Ananda Center  12:15 – 12:45.

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.

Cost:

Donation basis

Oct
20
Sat
Saturday Morning Yoga with Lynn
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Saturday Morning Yoga with Lynn @ Ananda Dallas Meditation Center | Addison | Texas | United States

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.

*Registration is appreciated, so we know you are coming, but not required. Payment is taken at the door. 

 

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