What is Ananda Yoga®?
Ananda Yoga brings yoga back to its original spiritual essence.
Above all, it seeks to raise your level of consciousness by reinforcing the natural effects the yoga postures. With this, it is also designed to harmonize your body, mind, and soul.
Ananda Yoga includes:
- Asana (yoga postures)
- Pranayama (breathing and energy-control techniques)
- Yogic meditation techniques
- Applied yoga philosophy
What Is the Practice Like?
Yoga posture practice in Ananda Yoga® is gentle for beginning students, becoming more challenging with experience. It is an inwardly directed practice, and is never aggressive or aerobic.
The primary emphases are:
- Safety and correct alignment
- Being relaxed at all times, even during the midst of effort
- Working directly with the body’s subtle energy via the yoga postures
- Using the postures to raise your consciousness
- Adaptation – modifying each yoga posture to fit the needs and abilities of the practitioner rather than trying to force the practitioner into some "ideal" position
What Makes Ananda Yoga Unique?
The Energization Exercises are a series of 39 special energy-control techniques that Yogananda developed in order to help the practitioner increase, focus, and control the life-force.
Each yoga posture is paired with its own affirmation, which one practices silently while in the posture. The affirmation is designed to reinforce the posture’s natural effect on one's state of consciousness, bringing the mind actively and directly into one's practice.
Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda
Ananda Yoga comes from the renowned Raja Yoga / Kriya Yoga tradition of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi.
Yogananda was the first great master of yoga to make his home in the West. Ananda Yoga arose from his teachings and was developed into a definite system of practice by his close, direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, the founder of Ananda.
Yoga Courses Scheduled:
|14 – 16||Restorative Yoga for Men and Women
|16 – 22||The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita
|16 – 22||Principles of Yoga Therapy
|22 – 30||Musculoskeletal Yoga Therapy
|23 – 30||Advanced Pranayama
|28 – 30||Yoga Therapy for Back and Joint Pain
|14 – 22||Bridge to Ananda Yoga
|14 – Aug 11||Ananda Yoga Teacher Training
|28 – Aug 3||The Essence of the Yoga Sutras
|6 – 8||Integrating Yoga and Meditation
|12 – 15||How to Have Courage, Calmness, and Confidence
|7 – 11||Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy
|11 – 18||Yoga Therapy Specialty Areas I
|27 – Nov 4||Bridge to Ananda Yoga
|27 – Nov 24||Ananda Yoga Teacher Training
|1 – 4||Yoga Therapy Training for Seniors and Osteoporosis
|4 – 7||Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
|13 – 15||Take Care of Yourself
|27 – 29||Holiday Yoga Getaway
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