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Ananda Yoga Therapy Private Sessions Online

Do you have some personal health issues? Back or joint pain, low bone density, high blood pressure, autoimmune illness, anxiety/depression, stress? Combining ancient practices with modern tools Ananda Yoga® Therapy can help with these and other conditions by unlocking your natural ability to heal.


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  • Ananda Yoga® Therapy uses personalized yogic movements and uplifting mind-body techniques to ease symptoms, prevent further flare-ups and bring an improved sense of well-being. Ananda Yoga Therapy empowers you to access deeper levels of your being, where health challenges originate.
  • Scientific studies have documented over 100 health conditions that benefit by yoga therapy.
  • Private sessions will help you gain a valuable perspective on your health, learn a practice routine designed for you to use at home and receive the support and tools you may need to adapt that practice into your lifestyle thereafter.
  • Group classes offer you a peaceful and supportive environment to experience powerful techniques made accessible for everyone to increase your level of wellness, mentally, physically and spiritually.
  • Our staff of Ananda Yoga® Therapists are certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists and bring a high level of expertise to their client sessions, addressing all levels of wellness: body, mind, and spirit.

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Our tools include:

  • Yoga asana (postures), postural alignment
  • Stretches and strengtheners
  • Pranayama (breathing exercises), relaxation, visualization
  • Restorative yoga, chakra awareness, and basic Ayurveda
  • Energy healing and Energization Exercises, control of life force
  • Positive attitude and affirmations
  • Chanting, mantra, gratitude, and prayer
  • Meditation

OUR GOAL: To greatly improve your health on all levels, empower you with tools for a more vital and happy life and help you find doorways that can lead to greater inner fulfillment on your spiritual journey.


ONLINE Private Sessions

ONLINE Private sessions are easy to schedule and have many benefits which in-person sessions have.

Our professionally trained staff will work with you in advance of your first session so you have the props you will need.

Choose from many online ways to connect: SKYPE, Google Chat and more

Initial session is 1.5 hours

Follow-up sessions are 1 hour

Enjoy 15 minute mini-consults

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Our Staff

Ananda Yoga Therapists are highly skilled yoga teachers with over 800 hours of additional training (beyond their initial 200 hours of training as a yoga teacher) in how to help individuals with specific health challenges through the application of yoga techniques and principles. In addition, our staff of Ananda® Yoga Therapists dedicate themselves to their own personal evolution by following the path of Kriya Yoga recognizing Self Realization as the highest form of self-healing.

Our yoga therapy staff, Maitri, Michelle, Mangala and Melody will help you develop a routine of easy yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation/visualization techniques suited to your individual need.

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Maitri Jones
Maitri's name means “Friend” in Sanskrit and well describes her. She brings decades of experience in Ananda Yoga and Meditation practice as well as professional training to her work helping clients achieve their holistic health goals. She is C-IAYT with 10 years' as an Ananda Yoga Therapist. Maitri helped pioneer the Ananda Yoga Therapy Training at the Ananda School of Yoga & Meditation in Nevada City, California, and is one of the primary instructors in that program. She especially enjoys the opportunity in yoga therapy to share the inspiring and powerful techniques taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. One of her favorite quotes on health from Yogananda is: ““Willingness and determination keep the blood vitalized with energy. Keeping yourself smiling from within, pulsating with joy, ever ready to serve, and spiritually ambitious in helping others – all these keep the body constantly supplied with fresh Cosmic Energy.” Maitri also serves as an Ananda Yoga Teacher Trainer, RN, Ananda Holistic Health Retreat Director & Assistantship Director and grandmother.

Michele Tsihlas
Michele is passionate about, and dedicated to, sharing the joyful pursuit of wellness, health and fitness from the inside out. She is a certified Ananda Yoga Therapist C-IAYT, an E-RYT Ananda Yoga Teacher. As a yoga therapist, her mission is to help people find their way to live healthy, fulfilled, authentic lives that reflect their passions and values, and feel good doing it, regardless of circumstances. Michele facilitates creating new, positive beliefs which empower people to craft fun and effective habits, inspiring them to find their unique gifts and talents to bring the greatest level of fulfillment and wellness into their lives. Michele serves as support faculty for Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training and Therapy Training as well as a student Mentor for our Yoga Therapy program. She is also a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and has been a wellness and lifestyle coach for over 12 years.

Melody Hansen
Melody is a Certified Yoga Therapist, and she teaches Ananda Yoga Teacher Training for the Ananda School of Yoga & Meditation. She offers therapeutic yoga for private sessions and groups. She has been practicing yoga since she was 14 years old, and has developed a very deep personal understanding of many areas of yoga for wellbeing. She is an extraordinary yoga teacher, who conveys her great knowledge of yoga asanas, physical mechanics & spiritual upliftment with graciousness, authority, and fun. One of Melody's greatest strengths is the purity of her transmission of Yoga. She is registered at the highest level through Yoga Alliance, as an E-RYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher).


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