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Nov
19
Sun
Meditation Teacher Training with Darshan and Supriya
Nov 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn to teach others the joys of meditation! This three day interactive training will provide the instruction and tools for you to begin!
 
Class times for this course:  
Friday 6:30-8:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am  -5 pm (lunch provided)
Sunday 1:30 – 4 pm 
 
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.

 

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 12 CEU hours with Yoga Alliance along with certificate of attendance: Course attendance must be complete (all 12 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! 

Participants receive 12 CEU hours with Yoga Alliance along with certificate of attendance.

$225 / $199 preregistered by Nov 10.  Returning MTT graduates can attend for half price.  ($99)

 

 Your Instructors: 

Darshan Lotichius:  Darshan is an Ananda minister, lightbearer and talented musician and teacher from Ananda Assisi who has been practicing and teaching meditation internationally for over 30 years.  Read his bio

 

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.

 
 
 
Nov
20
Mon
Hatha Yoga with Maya
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hatha Yoga with Maya @ Ananda Dallas Meditation Center | Addison | Texas | United States

Hatha yoga session includes all traditional asana and postures. Emphasis is placed on core physical strength, muscle flexibility, balance, breathing and concentration.

It is suitable for all levels. Preregistration is not required. 

Nov
21
Tue
Hatha Yoga
Nov 21 @ 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm
Hatha Yoga @ Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

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 class on October 19

 

Tuesday Group Meditation
Nov 21 @ 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

Nov
22
Wed
Learn to Meditate: 2 class series
Nov 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn to Meditate: 2 class series @ Ananda Dallas Meditation and Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

This two-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!

Share meditation with a friend. Bring a Friend for Free!

Nov
23
Thu
Community Thanksgiving
Nov 23 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Thanksgiving @ Smithhisler home | Richardson | Texas | United States

Join us for a Thanksgiving gathering and vegetarian potluck meal at the home of the Smithhisler’s in Richardson. All are welcome!

RSVP required to maitri@anandadallas.org.

“I give thanks to the giver behind each gift, and to the one Giver behind all that I receive. My gratitude rises with devotion’s incense to the throne of Omnipresence.” 
Affirmations for Self Healing, by Swami Kriyananda

Hatha Yoga
Nov 23 @ 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm
Hatha Yoga @ Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

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 class on October 19

 

Thursday Group Meditation
Nov 23 @ 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

Nov
24
Fri
Friday Group Meditation
Nov 24 @ 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

Nov
25
Sat
Kriya Meditation with Darshan
Nov 25 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Kriya Meditation with Darshan @ Ananda Dallas Meditation Center | Addison | Texas | United States

Open to all kriyabans – those who have been initiated into the kriya technique as taught by by Paramhansa Yogananda.

Group meditations for kriyabans are held monthly at the Ananda Center. Some are guided meditations, others are silent. Please contact the center for more information.

“The Kriya Yoga which I am giving to the world through you in this nineteenth century,” Babaji told Lahiri Mahasaya, “is a revival of the same science which Krishna gave, millenniums ago, to Arjuna, and which was later known to Patanjali, and to Christ, St. John, St. Paul, and other disciples.”  – Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda

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