Meditation, Yoga, Bringing Spirit to Life
The Ananda Meditation Temple is a sanctuary of inner peace, where “yoga” comes “to life!” Here you will find
- Meditation: Learn it, teach it.
- Yoga: Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga and Kriya Yoga. Find the inner dimension of yoga.
- Spiritual Living Classes, Retreats and Seminars, including Sunday Service
If you are one who steps apart from the crowd, who cherishes truth and high ideals and quiet time for the more important things of life, we think you’ll feel right at home here, at Ananda. Families, couples, singles–all are welcome! Come and find like-minded people. Most of all come and find inner joy!
Ananda’s most popular and comprehensive course!
At the Raja Yoga Intensive, you’ll learn how to meditate, and how to practice the yoga postures in the way they were originally intended: as a priceless aid to inner unfoldment.
14 weeks offered both at the Ananda Bothell Temple and at East West Bookshop in Seattle.
Whether you train to teach meditation, or simply to deepen your understanding and experience of meditation, this power-packed course is for you! This in-depth study of the stages of meditation, the techniques and attitudes for focusing the mind, relaxing the body and calming the emotions, will give you valuable tools to assist others with their meditation. Taught by Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway.
Click on the link below for full details, call us at 425-806-3700, or attend one of the free introductory classes listed below.
In this free introductory class, Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway and meditation teacher Lynne Steele answer all your questions about Ananda Meditation Teacher Training, the in-depth program that will help you learn to teach others to meditate or deepen your own practice. Meditation Teacher Training is also part of Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Level 2 (500 hours).
Meditation is natural and deeply rewarding. It offers a direct and intuitive experience of states of consciousness that are peace-full, health-full, mind-full and soul-full.
Each month, at the Ananda Center in Bothell, AND, at the East West Bookshop in Seattle, we offer four classes for you to choose from. You can take any one of them or all of them, to suit your interests. Each class offers a particular emphasis and specific techniques:
Class 1: Mind Fullness
Class 2: Health Fullness
Class 3: Peace Fullness
Class 4: Soul Fullness
Have you taken a Learn to Meditate class series at Ananda before? You may take any or all of these new classes at no additional charge! Refresh your practice; Recharge your life!
Classes & Events Coming Soon
Ananda’s most popular, in-depth class, the Raja Yoga Intensive, begins in Seattle at East West on Tuesday, January 24 and in Bothell on January 26. In this free sampler class, Ananda teachers, Bhima and Bhakti Breckenridge (in Seattle) and (Zach & Hailey Abbey) in Bothell, will explain and give a “taste of the Intensive,” including a sample guided meditation. “Raja” means royal for it includes all aspects of yoga: yoga postures, philosophy, health, and meditation. Give it a try!
Vitality is the effortless functioning of the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of self. In asana practice, we begin with the physical body and posture. Asanas allow for the best possible health by strengthening and stretching, releasing minor pains and illness, and bringing balance to our physical systems. Asanas keep our spine supple, allowing for the optimal flow of energy through the nerves to enervate organs and glands. Asanas systemically clean tissue and detoxify the body preparing it for pranayama and meditation.
In this Yogasana we will explore the impact of posture on the digestive tract, the respiratory system, the mind and the nervous system. You will experience a healing quiet as we use asana, breath, relaxation and meditation to balance body, prana (energy), senses and mind. You will also learn how to use prana to direct healing and increase vitality and health.
(The first session on death and dying in November began several conversations that need more exploration. If you were in the class in November please consider continuing. If you missed the November class please join us now as we consider all aspects of death & dying.
The Northwest Yoga Conference aims to celebrate and promote the benefits of yoga while cultivating a unified yoga community through learning, sharing, and growing together. We strive to offer an affordable, inspiring and educational experience that welcomes everyone.
The conference features workshops for beginners, advanced students, teachers and studio owners.
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