Calendar

Dec
17
Mon
Monday Evening Yoga with Jyoti
Dec 17 @ 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm
Monday Evening Yoga with Jyoti @ Ananda Meditation Center Dallas | Addison | Texas | United States

Come begin your week with this balancing yoga class! A combination guided relaxation, affirmations, and postures come together in a nurturing environment where you can explore movement and express your unique asana practice in a safe place.

*This class meets on Monday evenings. Please check the calendar for dates. 
NO CLASS on these Mondays:
Dec 3
Dec 24
Dec 31

 

 

Dec
18
Tue
Ananda Yoga
Dec 18 @ 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
Dec 18 @ 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

Dec
19
Wed
Ananda Yoga Sadhana
Dec 19 @ 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.

 

Dec
20
Thu
Ananda Yoga
Dec 20 @ 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

 

Fertility Yoga
Dec 20 @ 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
Dec 20 @ 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

Dec
21
Fri
Friday Group Meditation
Dec 21 @ 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

Dec
22
Sat
8 – Hour Christmas Meditation
Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
8 - Hour Christmas Meditation @ Ananda Dallas Meditation and Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

For many, this is the highlight of the Christmas season. Yoganandaji started this tradition of an 8-Hour Christmas meditation when he was on earth.

There are periods of meditation, periods of chanting, periods of Yogananda speaking about the Christ Consciousness and much more that will bring special blessings to take you into longer & deeper experiences of dynamic inner peace and joy. You may enter the temple during chanting times throughout the day or stay for the entire 8 hours.  You will be amazed at how easy it is to soar in meditation during this special gathering!

  • Please bring your own snack for the silent break 2 – 2:20 pm.
  • Chairs provided, bring what you need to sit on the floor comfortably
  • Please wear silent clothing

Schedule

May God and Gurus bless your meditation deeply. In consideration for others, we ask that you observe the following things: Please do not enter during meditation. Wait for the chanting breaks before you enter the temple. The vibration builds throughout the day, so please stay all day if you can. Please remove noisy jackets and cough drop or candy wrappers before entering. No snacking in the temple. Please enter as quietly as you can. Thank you, and have a blessed meditation!

Entering times (all times are approximate):

  • 9:00 – 9:45 am Energization exercises & Opening prayer
  • 9:45 – 10:45 Meditation (60 minutes)
  • 10:45 – 11:15 Chanting
  • 11:15 – 12:15 Meditation (60 minutes)
  • 12:15 – 12:45 Chanting
  • 12:45 – 1:45 pm Meditation (60 minutes)
  • 1:45 – 2:00 Chanting
  • 2:00 – 2:20 — MID-DAY BREAK FOR 20 MINUTES ——
  • 2:20 – 2:50 Chanting
  • 2:50 – 3:30 Meditation (40 minutes)
  • 3:30 – 4:00 Chanting
  • 4:00 -4:30 Meditation (30 minutes)
  • 4:30 – 4:45 Chanting
  • 4:45 -5:00 pm Brief Meditation & Closing prayer
Dec
23
Sun
Holiday Sunday Service
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Holiday Sunday Service @ Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

9 am Fire Ceremony
10 am  Service

Join us for a very special Christmas Service!  Chanting, meditating and celebrating this holy season together. We will welcome Christ into our hearts and lives with joy.

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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