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Gyandev McCord

New Twists on Energization
Free the Sacred Dogs!

It’s common for some personal—often unintentional—variations to creep into one’s practice....
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Lisa Powers

Overcoming the Fear of Cancer Through Yoga

“Meditation was my refuge, the place where I could experience that I am not my body, and that my body’s troubles are separate from who and what I really am.”

Gyandev McCord

Overcoming Insomnia and Inertia

“When a person is not sleeping well, some level of his or her being – body, subtle energy, mind – is out of harmony with the sleep state. If it were otherwise, sleep would be easy.”

Coleman Salgado

Ananda Yoga For Persons with Multiple Sclerosis

A research study at The Expanding Light was recently published in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy.

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Yoga Courses Scheduled:

2017 September

Yoga Therapy Training: Ayurveda

Tuesday, Sep 26 – Saturday, Sep 30

Yoga Therapy Training: Ayurveda

Learn a powerful approach to guiding clients to optimal health. The principles of Ayurveda, India's ancient healing science, will help you tailor yoga techniques to each client's unique needs.
Nayaswami Mangala

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

  ceu credits Wednesday, Sep 27 – Saturday, Sep 30

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Restorative yoga is a popular way for beginning through advanced yoga students to experience true relaxation - often the most difficult skill to master.
Melody Hansen

October

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges I

Sunday, Oct 1 – Sunday, Oct 8

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges I

Yoga therapy for such common conditions as Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Women’s Health Issues, Hypertension, Stroke, and Cancer.
Maitri Jones, Nayaswami Mangala and Barbara Bingham

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Tuesday, Oct 3 – Sunday, Oct 8

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training will leave you feeling confident and well prepared with knowledge and the ability to safely and lovingly work with prenatal yoga students.
Nicole DeAvilla

Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Friday, Oct 6 – Sunday, Oct 8

Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Find focus through balance and the breath to connect mother and baby, and to prepare for a healthy, mindful, more natural approach to labor and birth.
Melody Hansen

Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training

  ceu credits Sunday, Oct 22 – Sunday, Nov 19

Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training
A Spiritual Approach to Yoga

A dynamic program built over 30yrs. Experience Ananda's unique, integrated approach to working directly with the body's subtle energies. It's a life-changing journey!
Maitri Jones, Melody Hansen, Nayaswami Gyandev McCord, Nayaswami Diksha, Barbara Bingham, Annapurna DeLyle and Satyana Hall

Ananda Yoga Assistantship

Sunday, Oct 22 – Saturday, Nov 4

Ananda Yoga Assistantship

This Level 2 program is for Yoga Teacher Training graduates. You will get personal coaching in adapting poses for individual needs, plus hands-on experience.
Maitri Jones

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

  ceu credits Sunday, Oct 22 – Monday, Oct 30

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

Teachers of other styles of yoga often want to transfer into Ananda’s Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training or Yoga Therapy Training after they’ve experienced the gentle power and depth of Ananda Yoga.
Nayaswami Mangala, Dayavati Barsic and Maitri Jones

November

Restore with Ananda Yoga® Retreat

Friday, Nov 3 – Sunday, Nov 5

Restore with Ananda Yoga® Retreat

Learn secrets of relaxing through yoga to revitalize the body and mind, and to fill you with calmness. Led by Brahmachari Jitendra, a gifted yoga instructor with a warm and engaging manner.
Brahmachari Jitendra

Therapeutic Yoga Retreat

Friday, Nov 10 – Sunday, Nov 12

Therapeutic Yoga Retreat

Learn techniques of yoga to improve your health in body, mind, and spirit. Discover the healing power of posture, movement, energy flows, breath, self-talk, and focus.
Maitri Jones

2018 January

Yoga Therapy Training: Principles

  ceu credits Sunday, Jan 14 – Sunday, Jan 21

Yoga Therapy Training: Principles

This in-depth 7-day program is the first module of Ananda’s Yoga Therapy Training. Giving you practical foundational skills for a safe and effective yoga therapy practice coming from the ancient sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda.
Nayaswami Mangala, Maitri Jones and Barbara Bingham

Yoga Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength

  ceu credits Sunday, Jan 21 – Wednesday, Jan 24

Yoga Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength
Formerly: Seniors and Osteoporosis

Yoga teachers and yoga therapists can provide a much-needed service by learning to help older people and those with bone strength issues.
Maitri Jones, Barbara Bingham and Nayaswami Mangala

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

  ceu credits Wednesday, Jan 24 – Saturday, Jan 27

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Restorative yoga is a popular way for beginning through advanced yoga students to experience true relaxation - often the most difficult skill to master.
Melody Hansen

February

Restorative Yoga to Relax and Rejuvenate

Friday, Feb 9 – Sunday, Feb 11

Restorative Yoga to Relax and Rejuvenate

Restorative yoga is currently the most popular style of yoga in the United States - with good reason. Restorative yoga is safe, nurturing, and systematic, and helps you relax and release deep tension with no effort.
Melody Hansen

Pranayama for Meditators

Friday, Feb 16 – Sunday, Feb 18

Pranayama for Meditators
Keys to a Quiet, Powerful Mind

Are you ready to take your meditations to the next level? This weekend you'll explore a variety of classical pranayama techniques specially tailored to help you control your mind and charge your meditations with power.
Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

Yoga Therapy Training: Musculoskeletal 2

Wednesday, Feb 28 – Monday, Mar 5

Yoga Therapy Training: Musculoskeletal 2

Builds upon the knowledge gained in Musculoskeletal I and their assigned practicum experiences. Anatomy and physiology are reviewed in the context of working with clients and communicating with health care providers.
Nicole DeAvilla

March

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges 2

Tuesday, Mar 6 – Sunday, Mar 11

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges 2

Yoga therapy for many chronic health conditions, such as Obesity, Diabetes, Coronary bypass surgery, common Cardiac Arythmias, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Headaches (Tension & Migraine), Asthma, and COPD.
Maitri Jones and Nayaswami Mangala

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Friday, Mar 9 – Sunday, Mar 11

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Explore and connect with the chakras in your energy body during this special yoga retreat. Experience their power for overcoming obstacles and bringing peace and fulfillment to your life.
Badri Matlock

Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training

  ceu credits Sunday, Mar 25 – Sunday, Apr 22

Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training
A Spiritual Approach to Yoga

A dynamic program built over 30yrs. Experience Ananda's unique, integrated approach to working directly with the body's subtle energies. It's a life-changing journey!
Maitri Jones, Melody Hansen, Nayaswami Gyandev McCord, Nayaswami Diksha, Barbara Bingham, Annapurna DeLyle and Satyana Hall

Ananda Yoga Assistantship

Sunday, Mar 25 – Saturday, Apr 7

Ananda Yoga Assistantship

This Level 2 program is for Yoga Teacher Training graduates. You will get personal coaching in adapting poses for individual needs, plus hands-on experience.
Maitri Jones

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

  ceu credits Sunday, Mar 25 – Monday, Apr 2

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

Teachers of other styles of yoga often want to transfer into Ananda’s Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training or Yoga Therapy Training after they’ve experienced the gentle power and depth of Ananda Yoga.
Nayaswami Mangala, Dayavati Barsic and Maitri Jones

April

Practical Ayurveda for Self-Healing

  ceu credits Wednesday, Apr 11 – Sunday, Apr 15

Practical Ayurveda for Self-Healing

Understanding your Ayurvedic constitution and how to work with it can help you feel your best on every level. You can have stronger, more consistent energy and health… more calmness and mental clarity… more happiness and well-being.
Nayaswami Mangala

May

Ananda Holistic Health Teacher Training

Sunday, May 6 – Friday, May 11

Ananda Holistic Health Teacher Training

Yoga Therapy Trainees participate as teaching/coaching assistants in this guest program. Therapist trainees receive mentoring by faculty in how to coach clients to help them make lifestyle changes.
Maitri Jones and Nayaswami Mangala

Restorative Yoga to Relax and Rejuvenate

Friday, May 11 – Sunday, May 13

Restorative Yoga to Relax and Rejuvenate

Restorative yoga is currently the most popular style of yoga in the United States - with good reason. Restorative yoga is safe, nurturing, and systematic, and helps you relax and release deep tension with no effort.
Melody Hansen

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Explore and connect with the chakras in your energy body during this special yoga retreat. Experience their power for overcoming obstacles and bringing peace and fulfillment to your life.
Badri Matlock

Yoga Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength

  ceu credits Sunday, May 27 – Wednesday, May 30

Yoga Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength
Formerly: Seniors and Osteoporosis

Yoga teachers and yoga therapists can provide a much-needed service by learning to help older people and those with bone strength issues.
Maitri Jones, Barbara Bingham and Nayaswami Mangala

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

  ceu credits Wednesday, May 30 – Saturday, Jun 2

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Restorative yoga is a popular way for beginning through advanced yoga students to experience true relaxation - often the most difficult skill to master.
Melody Hansen

June

Advanced Pranayama

Sunday, Jun 3 – Sunday, Jun 10

Advanced Pranayama

Pranayama is the key to a deep experience of yoga postures and meditation. Based on Paramhansa Yogananda's teachings.
Nayaswami Gyandev McCord and Nayaswami Diksha

Therapeutic Yoga Retreat

Friday, Jun 8 – Sunday, Jun 10

Therapeutic Yoga Retreat

Learn techniques of yoga to improve your health in body, mind, and spirit. Discover the healing power of posture, movement, energy flows, breath, self-talk, and focus.
Maitri Jones

Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Friday, Jun 15 – Sunday, Jun 17

Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Find focus through balance and the breath to connect mother and baby, and to prepare for a healthy, mindful, more natural approach to labor and birth.
Melody Hansen

July

Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training

  ceu credits Sunday, Jul 8 – Sunday, Aug 5

Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training
A Spiritual Approach to Yoga

A dynamic program built over 30yrs. Experience Ananda's unique, integrated approach to working directly with the body's subtle energies. It's a life-changing journey!
Maitri Jones, Melody Hansen, Nayaswami Gyandev McCord, Nayaswami Diksha, Barbara Bingham, Annapurna DeLyle and Satyana Hall

Ananda Yoga Assistantship

Sunday, Jul 8 – Saturday, Jul 21

Ananda Yoga Assistantship

This Level 2 program is for Yoga Teacher Training graduates. You will get personal coaching in adapting poses for individual needs, plus hands-on experience.
Maitri Jones

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

  ceu credits Sunday, Jul 8 – Monday, Jul 16

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

Teachers of other styles of yoga often want to transfer into Ananda’s Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training or Yoga Therapy Training after they’ve experienced the gentle power and depth of Ananda Yoga.
Nayaswami Mangala, Dayavati Barsic and Maitri Jones

Yoga Therapy Training: Psychology and Mental Health

Wednesday, Jul 25 – Monday, Jul 30

Yoga Therapy Training: Psychology and Mental Health
Exploring Yogic, Ayurvedic, and Western Perspectives

This course includes a combination of lecture, discussion, case studies in large and small groups, and practicum.
Nayaswami Mangala, Nayaswami Mantradevi and Therese Smith

August

Yoga Therapy Training: Ayurveda

Tuesday, Aug 21 – Saturday, Aug 25

Yoga Therapy Training: Ayurveda

Learn a powerful approach to guiding clients to optimal health. The principles of Ayurveda, India's ancient healing science, will help you tailor yoga techniques to each client's unique needs.
Nayaswami Mangala

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges I

Sunday, Aug 26 – Sunday, Sep 2

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges I

Yoga therapy for such common conditions as Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Women’s Health Issues, Hypertension, Stroke, and Cancer.
Maitri Jones, Nayaswami Mangala and Barbara Bingham

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Friday, Aug 31 – Sunday, Sep 2

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Explore and connect with the chakras in your energy body during this special yoga retreat. Experience their power for overcoming obstacles and bringing peace and fulfillment to your life.
Badri Matlock

September

Yoga Therapy Training: Musculoskeletal 1

  ceu credits Friday, Sep 28 – Monday, Oct 8

Yoga Therapy Training: Musculoskeletal 1

Explore problems of the back, knee, hip, shoulder in great depth and detail. You’ll learn to evaluate, communicate, and teach safely to help with pain relief and management—from the simplest situations to the more complex.
Nicole DeAvilla

October

Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training

  ceu credits Sunday, Oct 21 – Sunday, Nov 18

Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training
A Spiritual Approach to Yoga

A dynamic program built over 30yrs. Experience Ananda's unique, integrated approach to working directly with the body's subtle energies. It's a life-changing journey!
Maitri Jones, Melody Hansen, Nayaswami Gyandev McCord, Nayaswami Diksha, Barbara Bingham, Annapurna DeLyle and Satyana Hall

Ananda Yoga Assistantship

Sunday, Oct 21 – Saturday, Nov 3

Ananda Yoga Assistantship

This Level 2 program is for Yoga Teacher Training graduates. You will get personal coaching in adapting poses for individual needs, plus hands-on experience.
Maitri Jones

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

  ceu credits Sunday, Oct 21 – Monday, Oct 29

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

Teachers of other styles of yoga often want to transfer into Ananda’s Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training or Yoga Therapy Training after they’ve experienced the gentle power and depth of Ananda Yoga.
Nayaswami Mangala, Dayavati Barsic and Maitri Jones

November

Ananda Yoga® for Bone Strength

  ceu credits Friday, Nov 30 – Sunday, Dec 2

Ananda Yoga® for Bone Strength

You can prevent or reverse bone-density loss. Therapeutic Ananda Yoga® provides safe techniques to strengthen your bones and muscles, the enjoyable yoga routine both physically beneficial and spiritually uplifting.
Maitri Jones

December

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

  ceu credits Wednesday, Dec 5 – Saturday, Dec 8

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Restorative yoga is a popular way for beginning through advanced yoga students to experience true relaxation - often the most difficult skill to master.
Melody Hansen


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