Overcoming Bad Feelings
Using Ananda’s Version of Yoga Nidra

Who hasn’t had negative feelings at one time or another? Often, the pain of those feelings spurs us toward positive personal change and growth.

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Who hasn’t had negative feelings at one point or another?

Hurt feelings, resentment, loneliness, guilt, judgment, envy, anger, fear – the list goes on. Often, the pain of those feelings spurs us toward positive personal change and growth.

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Based on principles shared by Yogananda in his Essence of the Bhagavad Gita and elsewhere, you will explore your highest and true nature where inner peace, calmness, and happiness reside. You will discover:

  • The power of acceptance and relaxation to help you release negative feelings
  • The ability to feel a feeling without defending it or rejecting it
  • Tools to strengthen your true self
  • Doorways within yourself that can literally remove those feelings

A special highlight of the weekend will be the use of Super Relaxation with OM – Ananda’s version of a Yoga Nidra. You will be guided into true physical and mental relaxation. Discover where in your body you are holding tension from negative thought patterns, and dissolve these areas of trapped energy and feelings. With the power of focus and visualization, you’ll find your calm center and with it, your capacity for inner peace, joy, and self-healing.

Enjoy the sweet victory that just one weekend can give you in taking happy, healing steps forward.

 “Mental relaxation consists in the ability to free the attention at will from haunting worries over past and present difficulties; consciousness of constant duty; dread of accidents and other haunting fears; greed; passion; and disturbing thoughts and attachments. Mastery in mental relaxation comes with faithful practice.”—Yogananda

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Nayaswami Anandi

Nayaswami Anandi

Kriyacharya, Ananda Minister, Counselor, Level 2 Meditation Teacher, Raja Yoga Teacher
What is a nayaswami?

Nayaswami Anandi is known for her natural warmth, humor, wisdom, and kindness. Almost since her arrival at Ananda in 1971 as a founding member of Ananda, she has been sharing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.

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Maitri Jones

Maitri Jones

Certified Yoga Therapist, Level 2 Ananda Yoga Teacher, E-RYT-500, Ananda Minister, Counselor

Maitri’s name means “Friend” in Sanskrit and well describes her extraordinarily kind and supportive nature. She directs our Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Assistantship program, where she helps YTT grads take their teaching to the next level. She also helped pioneer our Ananda Yoga Therapy Training, and brings great wisdom and experience to her many Yoga Therapy programs. Maitri is a certified Ananda Meditation and Yoga Teacher, as well as a registered nurse.

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Overcoming Bad Feelings 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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