This weekend program is suitable for yoga practitioners of all levels—beginners, intermediate, and advanced Hatha Yogis. Everyone will receive a challenge!
Challenge your strength, balance, and awareness of subtle energy during this Ananda Yoga Intensive. Explore more challenging yoga postures in stages to suit your body’s needs, and take your asana practice to the next level.
During this retreat we’ll:

  • Approach more difficult poses safely
  • Improve alignment and energy flow
  • Increase vitality, strength, and flexibility
  • Connect more deeply with Prana or “life-force”

Experience the subtler, deeper purposes of Hatha Yoga practice

  • Use asanas, affirmations, and visualizations to raise your consciousness
  • Use pranayama techniques to harness energy
  • Practice ancient meditation techniques to improve concentration and unite with the Source of happiness within you
  • Discover what you’ve been missing in callisthenic practices: a spiritual experience!

What is Ananda Yoga?

  • Based on the teachings of the great Yogi/Master, Paramhansa Yogananda, who brought to the West practical tools for increasing one’s spiritual awareness and achieving Self-realization
  • Classical Hatha Yoga, which recognizes that physical postures do much more than aid our physical health. They connect the body, mind, breath, and consciousness into one harmonious flow
  • A practice that uses the knowledge of subtle energy to experience the truth that we are beings of energy

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Melody Hansen

Melody Hansen

Director of Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training, Director of Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, Level 2 Ananda Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500, Ananda Meditation® Teacher

Melody is an extraordinary yoga teacher, who conveys her great knowledge of yoga asanas—from physical mechanics to spiritual upliftment—with a blend of graciousness, authority, and fun. One of Melody's greatest strengths is the purity of her transmission of Yoga. She has very little egotism to block the clear flow of inspiration she shares. Her inner life is committed and deep, and she's able to help students experience that depth in their yoga practice.

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Costs (AYIW)
Costs are on a per person basis.

  • Dec 27 – 29, 2019
$252 $330 $458 $420 $592

Prices are all-inclusive and cover accommodations, meals, classes or activities, and course materials.

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Ananda Yoga Intensive starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date. Please see:

You can add extra personal retreat days before and/or after your program. Check availability and costs for the days and accommodations that you require.

Ananda Yoga Intensive starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.

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Ananda is a worldwide movement to help you realize the joy of your own higher Self. It is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and was founded by his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda in 1968.
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