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Oct
23
Tue
Ananda Yoga
Oct 23 @ 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm
Ananda 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 classes on Dec 26, 28 or Jan 2

 

Tuesday Group Meditation
Oct 23 @ 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
24
Wed
Ananda Yoga Sadhana
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Ananda Yoga Sadhana @ Ananda Dallas Meditation and Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

A wonderful way to begin or keep up your spiritual practice, this 90-minute sadhana includes the Energization Exercises, pranayama, yoga poses, Chanting, and meditation.

The Energization Exercises were created for the purpose of activating the body cells at the same time balancing the excess energy within us, thus relaxing the body and mind. This unique series of exercises can be done during the day to energize oneself, and at the end of the day for centering and relaxation.

Pranayama is a technique to control the breath. In our day to day lives we often forget to breathe evenly, therefore practicing pranayama helps expel any accumulated carbon dioxide in the body and intake higher amounts of oxygen. Pranayama also helps us harness the flow of prana, life force energy, which enhances our health and mood.

Hatha Yoga is not only a physical exercise but also a union of body, mind and soul. Using breath control while smoothly going in and gradually coming out of yoga poses keeps the mind connected to the physical body. During this time the observer within the body is naturally awakened and if you focus completely you can almost feel the body, the mind, and the soul as separate yet one. As you continue the practice you will eventually feel the separateness dissolve.

Chanting of a mantra or kirtan is a nice way to let go of thoughts in the mind and feel peace. All mantras are made up of sounds that have a higher vibration. One single chanting can stay with you all day.

You will be gently guided into meditation after the chanting. Your mind may or may not come to complete stillness but the beauty of meditation is to accept whatever is and to be in the moment. Allowing your mind and breath to be as is in your meditation; you will find yourself rested, calm and peaceful at the end of the session.

 

Postnatal Moms and Babies Yoga Session 2
Oct 24 @ 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 1:  Aug 29, Sept 5, 12, 19
Session 2: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24
Session 3:  Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 28 (no class on Nov 21)
*No classes in Dec

“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.

Toddler Yoga: Session 2
Oct 24 @ 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 1:  Aug 29, Sept 5, 12, 19
Session 2: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24
Session 3:  Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 28 (no class on Nov 21)
*No classes in Dec

“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.

Oct
25
Thu
Ananda Yoga
Oct 25 @ 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm
Ananda 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 classes on Dec 26, 28 or Jan 2

 

Thursday Group Meditation
Oct 25 @ 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
26
Fri
Texas Yoga Retreat in Austin
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm

An Inspirational Weekend Yoga Retreat in Austin.

Discover a community of yoga enthusiasts where you can strengthen your connection with one another, share information and inspiration from all styles and schools of yoga at the Texas Yoga Retreat.

Ananda Dallas’ spiritual director, Supriya Chadwick, will give 3 workshops over this weekend:
1) Restorative Yoga – 1 hr 15 min
1) Melt Away Stress/Awaken Inner Peace – 1 hr 30 min
3) Experience of the Chakras – 3 hrs

Friday Group Meditation
Oct 26 @ 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
27
Sat
Kriya Meditation
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Kriya Meditation @ Ananda Dallas Meditation Center | Addison | Texas | United States

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

Join other Kriyabans to strengthen your own meditations and the energy of Ananda Dallas.

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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