Calendar

Feb
2
Sat
Community Meditation and Breakfast Satsang
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Community Meditation and Breakfast Satsang @ Ananda Meditation and Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

Join us for our community meditation and breakfast satsang with Darshan. Bring your favorite vegetarian breakfast dish to share.

We will have a lively discussion about what it means to be a member of the Ananda community and explore together what goals we may have as a community for 2019.

Saturday Morning Yoga with Lynn
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Saturday Morning Yoga with Lynn @ Ananda Dallas Meditation Center | Addison | Texas | United States

New Student August Special!   Only $5 per class!

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 not required. Payment is taken at the door. 

 

The Art of Supportive Leadership
Feb 2 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
The Art of Supportive Leadership @ Ananda Dallas Meditation and Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

Join us for an interactive class on how to bring the high-minded principles of yoga into our leadership opportunities.  Whether you are a manager of many, or just wanting to hone your skills in group settings, this class will help.

There are moments in life that require some form of leadership.  It often comes to those who see that a particular state of affairs needs development or improvement and develop an intuitive vision of how to make that happen.  From that perspective, leadership can be required from a parent just as much as from a manager, a sports coach or even a person who wants to take the reins of leadership over his own life improvement process in her/his hands.

Leadership offers opportunities for growth and the realization of one’s highest potential.  From a new perspective offered in this course, learn how to develop:

  • The capacity to relate to and work with people’s realities as they are, and not as one would wish them to be
  • Intuition guided by common sense
  • Self-control in favor of harmony
  • The awareness of how people are more important than things
  • The inclination to work with your own and other people’s strengths
  • An attitude of service and loyalty in your approach to leadership

Suggested text: The Art of Supportive Leadership by J. Donald Walters

 

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.

Feb
3
Sun
Sunday Service
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Service @ Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

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.

Feb
5
Tue
Tuesday Group Meditation
Feb 5 @ 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

Feb
6
Wed
Postnatal Moms and Babies Yoga: Session 2
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Postnatal Moms and Babies Yoga: Session 2 @ 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 camraderie 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:  cancelled

“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.

 

Toddler Yoga: Session 2
Feb 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Toddler Yoga: Session 2 @ Ananda Meditation Center of Dallas | Addison | Texas | United States

Come join us for a whole new definition of yoga! Bring your toddler to introduce them to the fun and benefits of yoga early on. In this creative class they will enjoy yoga play with other toddlers, interacting with mom while she models different poses and so much more!

Contact maitri@anandadallas.org for more info.

Session I:  Jan 2,9,16,23
Session II:  Jan 30, Feb 6,13,20
Session III:  cancelled 

“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 facillitating 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.

Feb
7
Thu
Fertility Yoga
Feb 7 @ 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
Feb 7 @ 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 Nov 14

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

Feb
8
Fri
Friday Group Meditation
Feb 8 @ 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

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