The Art and Science of Raja Yoga Class 1

February 8, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center
4901 Keller Springs Road #103
Addison, TX 75001
$195 + Text, 29.95 / $25 for individual classes / $40 for Saturday workshops
Supriya Chadwick
The Art and Science of Raja Yoga Class 1 @ Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center | Addison | Texas | United States

Early Bird price!  $175 if registered before January 31st. 

This interactive class series is Ananda’s most comprehensive study of yoga principles, intended for anyone who wants to understand Yoga—and life—more deeply. Whether you are new to spiritual principles or an experienced practitioner, this series is perfect for you.

The course includes 8 classes: Mondays, Feb 8, Feb 22, Feb 29, Mar 7, Mar 21, Mar 28, and 2 Saturday workshops on Feb 13 and March 12.

Class 1
Mon, 2/8 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Introduction to Raja Yoga in the Age of Energy

Class 2 
Sat, 2/13 10:30am – 3:00pm
Patanjali’s Eightfold Path
Class 3
Mon, 2/22 6:30pm – 9:00pm 

The Many Paths of Yoga: A Historical Perspective
Class 4
Mon, 2/29 6:30pm – 9:00pm


Class 5
Mon, 3/7 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Affirmations and Prayer

Class 6
Sat, 3/12 10:30am – 3:00pm
The Anatomy of Yoga

Class 7
Mon, 3/21 6:30pm – 9:00pm 

The Purpose of a Guru

Class 8
Mon, 3/28 6:30pm – 9:00pm 

A Healthy Yogic Lifestyle through Ayurveda

Based on *The Art and Science of Raja Yoga by Swami Kriyananda, as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda; you will learn in-depth the teachings and practices of Patanjali’s Eightfold Path (Ashtanga Yoga). This course is designed for those who want more than just an intellectual experience of yogic teachings and are wanting to apply these tools to improve their own quality of life. Each class includes yoga postures for all experience levels, pranayama, meditation and the philosophy behind it all.
*book is not included in the cost of the course. It is available for purchase at the Ananda Dallas boutique or online at Crystal Clarity Publishers.

Gain a profound understanding of how to apply the original yoga teachings of India, in all aspects of your life. These teachings are truly universal and apply to everyone regardless of religious or spiritual affiliation and have the power to transform your life.
Raja Yoga is Step 2 on the path to initiation into Kriya Yoga.

You Will Learn:

  • Philosophy:
    karma, chakras, Self-realization, kundalini, guru, attunement, astral worlds, reincarnation, the Yugas, astrology, devotion, and selfless service.
  •  Hatha/Asana:
    physical body postures as a preparation for deep meditation.
  • Pranayama/Breathing:
    control the breath to harmonize, increase, and direct energy in the body, reduce fatigue, depression, lack of mental clarity, and other stress-related illnesses through the practice of pranayama.
  • Meditation:
    Experience meditation as a powerful spiritual practice—a way to make God real in your life. Devotion, an understanding of our chakras, and the role of the guru are a part of that exploration. Also covered: affirmations, chanting, and visualization.
  • Healing:
    yoga practices to help relieve many conditions, including chronic pain, insomnia, high blood pressure, nervous disorders, weight problems, digestion, heart ailments, and stress. Experience balance, harmony, and energy control.
  • Diet:
    how food affects consciousness, and what types of food benefit your health and your spiritual life.




Maitri Smithhisler

About Maitri Smithhisler

Maitri Smithhisler, has been part of Ananda since 1987. She came to Ananda Dallas in 1996 after living at Ananda Village in California for 8 years. She serves Ananda as a minister, leading Sunday Services, our special Family Services, and events year round, She has taught yoga and meditation for 20 years and loves to lead chanting (Kirtan) and puts a great deal of creative energy into our family ministry with her husband, Mark, and their son, Galen.
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