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Jan
8
Tue
Tuesday Group Meditation
Jan 8 @ 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

Jan
9
Wed
Postnatal Moms and Babies Yoga Session 1
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Postnatal Moms and Babies Yoga Session 1 @ Ananda Dallas Meditation Center | Addison | Texas | United States

Come join us for Postnatal Moms and Babies. It’s a chance for mom to start to tone her body through yoga specifically targeted for strengthening the core and to de-stress from the challenges of motherhood. You’ll also enjoy the camaraderie of other moms and the joy of doing yoga with baby.

Bring your mat and any baby accoutrements for a fun-filled, relaxing hour! Contact maitri@anandadallas.org for more info.

Session I:  Jan 2,9,16,23
Session II:  Jan 30, Feb 6,13,20
Session III:  Feb 27, March 6 (no class 13,) 20, 27

Great class and highly Recommended! We’ve been going there since my baby was about 4 months. She’s now 2 years old so she graduated to the toddler yoga class and we’re enjoying every bit of it!”  S. Murad

Maitri Smithhisler, E-RYT 500, has been teaching prenatal yoga for over 16 years around the Metroplex, postnatal yoga at Medical Center of Plano since 2006, and toddler yoga since 2014. She loves working with moms and kiddos, and has been facilitating the Ananda Dallas Kid’s Yoga camp for the past 4 years.

Please note all workshops and classes are non-refundable. Credit for future classes can be applied to account if at least a 24 hr notice is received. Thank you.

Jan
10
Thu
Fertility Yoga
Jan 10 @ 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.

*Summer Class Schedule:

No class on May 23, May 30, June 6

June classes: 13, 20, 27

July and August:  Classes held on 1st and 3rd Thursdays (July 4, 11, Aug 1, 15 ) 

Thursday Group Meditation
Jan 10 @ 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

Jan
11
Fri
Friday Group Meditation
Jan 11 @ 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

New Year Kirtan with Darshan
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
New Year Kirtan with Darshan @ Ananda Dallas Yoga and Meditation Center | Addison | Texas | United States

Evening of devotional chanting led by visiting minister, Darshan, from Ananda Assisi along with a whole band of kirtaneers!
Children are welcome to come with parents for any or all of the evening.

Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. 

Love offering of $10 – $25 is suggested to support Darshan’s visit to America. 

Jan
12
Sat
Saturday Morning Yoga with Lynn
Jan 12 @ 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. 

 

Meditation Intensive Workshop
Jan 12 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 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!

 

Please note all workshops and classes are non-refundable. Credit for future classes can be applied to account if at least a 24 hr notice is received. Thank you.

 

 

The Yoga of Christ
Jan 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Yoga of Christ @ Ananda Dallas Yoga and Meditation Center | Addison | Texas | United States

Strangely the teachings of Jesus Christ aren’t as well known as the fact that he was born in a manger and died on the cross.

Religion usually claims that belief in these two biographical facts plus membership of a particular church suffice for our own salvation.

But what have we done with all those seemingly abstruse pages in the New Testament? Who even really knows them except the Lord’s prayer and Hail Mary? Can we put any of his words to practical use in our daily lives?

Yogananda’s commentaries on the teachings of Jesus open the gates to  brilliant humor, priceless knowledge and fathomless depth. Without mercy this great yoga master and Jesus lead us to an inner source of bliss, where mercy is the only reality!

In this seminar we will explore some of the parables and teachings of the great Master of Galilee, and study ways to put them to practical use in our own lives. 

Some features:

-the parables, their humor, depth and practical applicability.

-Jesus on the yoga mat

-how his teachings can inspire our creativity in daily life: family, work, social.

 

Please note all workshops and classes are non-refundable. Credit for future classes can be applied to account if at least a 24 hr notice is received. Thank you.

Jan
13
Sun
Sunday Service
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Service @ Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

During the month of January 2019, we welcome our friend and minister, Darshan Lotichius, to Ananda Dallas for an extended visit. He will be leading service during his stay and we invite you to join us in these special mornings.  more about events with Darshan

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.

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