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!
We invite you to join us in this Peace and Harmony Initiative for the world as suggested by Ananda Worldwide spiritual directors, Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi Novak. All are invited for this new year to take up a prayer-affirmation practice as a way for us to stand up for peace in a world troubled by uncertainty, violence, and disharmony.
**Final Registration Deadline is Nov. 20th!**
The blessings of pilgrimage, and the power of being in places blessed by saints, will change you and deepen you in ways you never would have thought possible.
“If you go to places where masters have lived, the vibrations there will quicken your realization. That is the value of pilgrimages to holy places. The masters’ divine vibrations are still there, just as strong as when they were physically present. Those who are in tune will feel that presence. But first, one has to meditate and prepare himself.”
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.
12 weeks offered both at the Ananda Bothell Temple and at East West Bookshop in Seattle.
Classes & Events Coming Soon
Harmonium Chanting for Beginners is designed for non-musicians, but open to all. This fun 2 hour workshop taught by Krishnapriya will teach you a selection of mantric chants. Instruction will focus on how to play melody and chordal accompaniment. Ability to read music is not a pre-requisite.
As we approach All Saints Day, join us to honor and celebrate saints of East and West, known and unknown, through devotional chanting. We’ll chant for about an hour then meditate in silence until 9 pm. Free! Come for all or part.
Join Ananda minister and teacher Christy Johnston to explore ways to attune yourself to the use of affirmation, energization, meditation, and prayer for healing in body, mind, and soul.
“To understand karma, you must realize that thoughts are things. The very universe, in the final analysis, is comprised not of matter, but of consciousness.” Paramhansa Yogananda
Leslie Mouton teaches this flowing class including modern dance technique, improvisation, and deep relaxation
Experience improved alignment, integration, and range of motion with exercises that build strength from within. Dance allows full and creative expression. Realize the joy of working with your body in a supportive environment.
Nayaswami Nivritti Steenstra welcomes your interest in learning about “What is Ananda?” in an open and conversational format.
We will be here to meet with you and give you an overview of Ananda, and do our best to answer questions you may have. All are welcome! This is a free class!
Advanced Ananda Yoga is a more challenging and vigorous class, incorporating traditional yoga postures like inversions as well as a longer sadhana or meditation towards the end. A minimum of 6 months of regular yoga practice and general good health and fitness are required. Not suitable for beginning students or those with moderate to extreme health challenges.
Taught by Murali Venkatrao, director of Ananda Washington Yoga Teacher Training.
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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“… without your assistance, the work cannot go on… All of you who wish to offer much-needed help, now or in the future, I bless.” – Paramhansa Yogananda