Calendar

Ananda also offers day time and evening drop-in yoga classes in Bothell & Seattle.  Click here to see the full hatha yoga schedule.  Click here to see yoga class descriptions.

Feb
22
Wed
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall in Bothell
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Taught by Nancy Callan

Taught by Nancy Callan

Ananda Yoga offers classic asanas with affirmations and energizing pranayam movements that will bestow physical strength and relaxation, inspiration and inner peace, and clarity of mind. Our meditative and individualistic style makes Ananda Yoga suitable for both beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  Lorie specializes in restorative yoga.

This class taught by Nancy Callan.

For More Information about Ananda Yoga classes, click here or visit www.AnandaWa.org/Yoga.

Financial assistance is available on a case by case basis. Please email yoga@anandawa.org if cost is prohibitive for you.
People under 21 get 50% off. People under 30 get 25% off. Email yoga@anandawa.org for details.

Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive, Segment 2 @ Ananda Community
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive: Segment 2 (Study & Practice) – taught by Ananda Lightbearer-ministry staff

Cost is $200 plus texts.

Wednesdays, February 15 – July 19, 2017

Segment 2 of the Kriya Yoga training process is for those who have completed the raja segment of the Raja Yoga Intensive, AND, Segment 1 of the Kriya Yoga Preparation. Segment 2 begins with discipleship initiation to Paramhansa Yogananda and the Self-realization line of gurus.

After taking discipleship initiation, you will be taught two key techniques: the Aum Technique of meditation and the Maha Mudra spine-energizing posture-technique.

Then, for the rest of the sub-classes in this Segment you will have the opportunity to practice the four core techniques which are practiced as part of and learned before receiving kriya yoga. These four core techniques are the Energization Exercises, the Hong Sau meditation technique, the Aum meditation technique and the Maha Mudra spine-energizing mudra.

In addition to practicing these techniques each week you will study the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda using four essential textbooks.

  • Autobiography of a Yogi: study one of the most famous and life changing works of modern times.
  • The New Path: learn about life with a God-realized master in the 20th century
  • Essence of Self-Realization: what are the core precepts of Saanatan Dharma: reincarnation, karma, meditation, guru, disciple and much more
  • Conversations with Yogananda: meet the real Yogananda through fascinated, humorous, and profound conversations Yogananda had with Swami Kriyananda

For the convenience of students, these books are available for sale at the Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell.

Prerequisite: Kriya Yoga Preparation Instensive, Segment 1

Classes

Classes meet on Wednesdays, beginning with guided meditation (6:30-7:30 p.m.) and then study and discussion (7:30-9 p.m.) at Ananda Community in Lynnwood.

Class Schedule Includes

Aum & Maha Mudra; Taught by Hriman & Padma

Autobiography of a Yogi;  Taught by Susan

History of Ananda;  Taught by Hriman & Padma

The New Path;  Taught by Nivritti

History of Ananda Pt 2;  Taught by Hriman & Padma

Essence of Self-Realization;  Taught by Lajjana & Carole

Conversations With Yogananda; Taught by Jamuna

 

$200 for Segment 2, texts separate
Kriya Prep 2 - Installment Option
Register Now, Pay in Class

 

Advanced Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

For More Information about Ananda Yoga classes, click here or visit www.AnandaWa.org/Yoga.

Financial assistance is available on a case by case basis. Please email yoga@anandawa.org if cost is prohibitive for you. 
People under 21 get 50% off. People under 30 get 25% off. Email yoga@anandawa.org for details.

Fullness Meditation Class Series @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

Benefits:
The benefits of meditation have been amply documented by medical testing. (See for yourself)

General benefits can be classified as:

  • Physical: improves respiration, heart, circulation, vitality and well-being;
  • Mental: improves mindfulness, memory, clarity and concentration;
  • Emotional: greater calmness, insight, forgiveness, love, acceptance and joy;
  • Spiritual awakening: to the Life that dwells in you and in all life.

You do not need any particular belief system or affiliation to benefit from the techniques taught at Ananda. You can use the science of meditation to focus on just one or all of meditation’s benefits.

Beginning Classes:

Each month, at the Ananda Center in Bothell, AND, at the East West Bookshop in Seattle, we offer to you four classes 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. Click on the links below for a complete description and registration links.
Class 1: Mind Fullness
Class 2: Health Fullness
Class 3: Peace Fullness
Class 4: Soul Fullness

Monday nights in Seattle, 7:30 to 9 pm at East West Bookshop:

 

Click here to register for Fullness Meditation Classes

 

Feb
23
Thu
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Ananda Yoga offers classic asanas with affirmations and energizing pranayam movements that will bestow physical strength and relaxation, inspiration and inner peace, and clarity of mind. Our meditative and individualistic style makes Ananda Yoga suitable for both beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Taught by Samara Spitzer

This class is taught by Samara Spitzer.

For More Information about Ananda Yoga classes, click here or visit www.AnandaWa.org/Yoga.

Financial assistance is available on a case by case basis. Please email yoga@anandawa.org if cost is prohibitive for you.
People under 21 get 50% off. People under 30 get 25% off. Email yoga@anandawa.org for details.

Ananda Yoga (Seattle) @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Shaefeather Windsong

Shaefeather Windsong

Ananda Yoga offers classic asanas with affirmations and energizing pranayam movements that will bestow physical strength and relaxation, inspiration and inner peace, and clarity of mind. Our meditative and individualistic style makes Ananda Yoga suitable for both beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

For more information on Ananda Yoga, visit www.AnandaWa.org/Yoga.

Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

This half an hour meditation starts with a chant and a prayer reading leading to a silent meditation. No need to register – just come and meditate!

Raja and Hatha Yoga Intensive @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 Ananda’s most popular and comprehensive course! 

“Taking Raja was one of the best decisions I have ever made. 

It was life changing!  Just do it.” 

Raja_2015At 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. You’ll thrill to discover how the inspired wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita integrates with the a deeper understanding of the Judao-Christian heritage, and how the science of yoga comes to us through the timeless psycho-spiritual insights of  the now famous Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (wherein is found the Eight-Fold Path known as Ashtanga Yoga).

The practical wisdom of Raja Yoga includes working with the subconscious mind to change habits and using breath work for release of tension and emotional blocks. The secrets of success — personal magnetism, right attitude, creativity, and energy — form an integral part of the yoga science. This course features the modern, now “classic” textbook by Swami Kriyananda, The Art and Science of Raja Yoga.  There are no prerequisites. The course is open to all, whether new to these practices and concepts or wanting to deepen your practice and understanding, and to be with others who share your interest.

Register online or call 425-806-3700.
Download Course Registration Form Sep-2016
Course Information

Bhakti Bhima 2 cropped

Bhima and Bhakti Breckenridge , Seattle Instructors

Zach and Hailey, Bothell Instructors

Locations and Dates, Spring 2017

East West Bookshop in Seattle: 14 Tuesdays: January 24 through April 25.

OR

Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell: 14 Thursdays: January 26 through April 27.

Hatha Yoga segment (6 – 7:15 pm) includes: yoga postures(asanas), pranayama, affirmations, healing, diet, and yoga routines.

Raja Yoga segment (7:30 – 9 pm) includes: meditation practices using breath, mantra, pranayama, affirmation, chanting, visualization, and chakra exercises; philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s 8-Fold Path of Ashtanga Yoga; and the philosophy of Karma, Kundalini, astral and causal planes, cosmology, reincarnation, and much more.

  • Costs: Tuition for the Raja Intensive is $440.00. If the yoga and meditation (“raja”) segments are taken separately, the cost is $175 for the yoga (6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.) and $265 for the raja (meditation/philosophy) segment (7:30 to 9 p.m., 9:15 p.m. Bothell). Text is purchased separately. (Note: Course & text integrate yoga and meditation and most students take both segments.)

Students taking the Intensive as their prerequisite, foundation course for teacher training have documentation fees of $20 (yoga) and $25 (meditaiton/raja), plus must already be enrolled in the Institute of Living Yoga ($50).

Register online or call 425-806-3700.

Students will have online access to:

  • Archival re-mastered recordings by Swami Kriyananda on the topics of the Raja textbook
  • Chakra meditations by Savitri Simpson (“Chakras for Starters”)
  • Access to the Raja-student’s website with a library for the art of “living yoga”
  • Extras include mantras, special fasting and diets, and much more!

Download Course Registration Form Sep-2016

Download Information Packet
or call 425-806-3700

Articles from The Art and Science of Raja Yoga

If you are enrolled as a student in the Raja or Hatha Yoga Intensive Course, click here.

Ananda Yoga with Himilayan Sound Therapy @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Ananda Yoga offers classic asanas with affirmations and energizing pranayam movements that will bestow physical strength and relaxation, inspiration and inner peace, and clarity of mind. Our meditative and individualistic style makes Ananda Yoga suitable for both beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

In this class, Ananda Yoga is combined with  Tibetan singing bowls. Dating back over 2,500 years, these bowls were brought from India to Tibet along with the teachings of the Buddha. Himalayan singing bowls produce sounds which induce a state of relaxation, readying the mind for meditation. They are often handmade and consist of a metal alloy of copper, tin, iron, lead, zinc, gold, silver and mercury which produce complex harmonic overtones when struck or rubbed with a mallet.

Used by a skilled practitioner, such as instructor Gabriela Selden, the singing bowls promote:

•deep relaxation

•meditation

•stress reduction

•sound healing therapy on the body

•chakra balancing

•aura cleansing

Gaby has completed Level II Himalayan Sound Therapy training with Suren Shrestha, a leading practitioner of the ancient art of vibrational healing using Himalayan singing bowls infused with healing intention. Suren is originally from Khandabari, Nepal.

For More Information about Ananda Yoga classes, click here or visit www.AnandaWa.org/Yoga.

Financial assistance is available on a case by case basis. Please email yoga@anandawa.org if cost is prohibitive for you.
People under 21 get 50% off. People under 30 get 25% off. Email yoga@anandawa.org for details.

Feb
24
Fri
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Ananda Yoga offers classic asanas with affirmations and energizing pranayam movements that will bestow physical strength and relaxation, inspiration and inner peace, and clarity of mind. Our meditative and individualistic style makes Ananda Yoga suitable for both beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

This class is taught by Bhakti Breckenridge.

For More Information about Ananda Yoga classes, click here or visit www.AnandaWa.org/Yoga.

Financial assistance is available on a case by case basis. Please email yoga@anandawa.org if cost is prohibitive for you.
People under 21 get 50% off. People under 30 get 25% off. Email yoga@anandawa.org for details.

Circle of Joy: A Positive Place to Relax and Renew @ East West Bookshop
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin

Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin

A place for reflection and renewal.

Our lives are a daily journey toward lasting happiness. Keeping in touch with other’s joy and wisdom helps to keep us moving in the right direction. Come join the circle in the Gallery at East West Bookshop every other Friday mid-morning from 11:00am-12 noon,then meditation at noon to 12:30pm

Led by Jamuna Snitkin, Ananda minister,teacher and artist.

Circle of Joy & Meditation dates this spring: February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19.

Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

This half an hour meditation starts with a chant and a prayer reading leading to a silent meditation. No need to register – just come and meditate!

Feb
25
Sat
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall in Bothell
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Ananda Yoga offers classic asanas with affirmations and energizing pranayam movements that will bestow physical strength and relaxation, inspiration and inner peace, and clarity of mind. Our meditative and individualistic style makes Ananda Yoga suitable for both beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

This class is taught by Murali Venkatrao, director of Ananda Yoga Teacher Training for Ananda Washington.

For More Information about Ananda Yoga classes, click here or visit www.AnandaWa.org/Yoga.

Financial assistance is available on a case by case basis. Please email yoga@anandawa.org if cost is prohibitive for you. People under 21 get 50% off. People under 30 get 25% off. Email yoga@anandawa.org for details.

Visual Journaling Workshop Series: Live intentionally, Live intuitively, Live with joy @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

3 Saturdays, Feb 25, March 4 & 11, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $60.

Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Davis

Yogananda recommended using daily self-reflection as a way to cultivate positive intentions and preserve positive memories– to consciously cut new “grooves” in the brain. Recent research bears out the notion that we really can help our brain to change in positive ways. New research also confirms the therapeutic benefits journaling.

Now teachers Rebecca Davis and Mona Williams combine forces to share fun and inspiring ways to use visual journaling–journaling that involves both words and images–to practice self-reflection in a way that fosters intention, intuition, and joy.

Each Saturday we’ll experiment with a different set of art (primarily collage) and free-writing prompts, and share the thoughts and insights that arise with what we’ve created.

Mona Williams

Mona Williams

You DO NOT have to think of yourself as an artist or writer to enjoy and benefit from these workshops. Anyone can use art and free-writing to open the heart to the wisdom and inspiration that the logical, conscious mind tends to block owing to fear and doubt. At the same time, these right-brain practices can open you to the experience of joy, peace, acceptance, and awakening. Don’t miss this chance to”change your mind” and enhance your spiritual journey through creative play.


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Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

meditators3Both new and experienced meditators benefit from meditating with a group. Ananda offers many opportunities to meditate with others and experience the joy and peace that meditation inspires.

Saturday night meditation begins with a short period of chanting, followed by silent meditation until a chanting break at 8 pm. Silent meditation continues then until shortly before 9 pm, when the meditation closes with healing prayers. You are welcome to join us for all or part of this time. Please enter and exit the sanctuary quietly, preferably during chanting periods.

On the 4th Saturday of the month meditation begins with one hour of chanting (kirtan) followed by 45 minutes of meditation.

Kirtan dates: 4th Saturday of the month:

Kirtan @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

kirtan_croppedOpen your heart and still your mind to the Divine presence within through devotional chanting! We use Indian harmonium, guitar, drum, kirtals (bells), gong, and occasionally other instruments such as harp, flute or violin. Enjoy chants by Paramhansa Yogananda, Swami Kriyananda, and mantric chants from India.

4th Saturday of each month, 7-9 pm, at Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell:  

  • January 28
  • February 25
  • March 25
  • April 22
Feb
26
Sun
Ananda Group Meditation @ East West Bookshop
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

EastWest-logoEVERY SUNDAY

A place to meditate in a group on Sunday morning 9-10 am in the Gallery at East West Bookshop.

We invite you to put this group meditation into your week to strengthen your practice and commitment to the art of spiritual living. Join us for chanting, a brief inspirational talk and the joy of shared silence.

Led by Bhakti and Bhima,or Ananda ministers Jamuna Snitkin, Matt and Sue Stickney

Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

PurificationPurification Ceremony, 9 – 9:15 am

The Purification Ceremony is an opportunity for you to individually pray for purification and invoke God’s grace and power through the masters.  Instructions are available in the foyer or in the sanctuary.

Silent Meditation, 9:15 – 9:45 am

The silent meditation period begins with a chant at 9:15 (chant books with words are available). Just before the close of meditation at 9:45, the minister will lead us in offering healing prayers.

Sunday Morning Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Nayaswamis Padma & Hriman McGilloway Spiritual Directors of Ananda Washington

Nayaswamis Padma & Hriman McGilloway;
Spiritual Directors of Ananda Washington

Sunday Service, 10 a.m. in Bothell

Sundays at Ananda Meditation Temple are the highlight of the week and are an excellent occasion for your first visit. Sunday Service is drawn from the ancient meditation tradition of the East and the mystical traditions of Christ, with scriptural readings from both the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita. Service includes music, chanting, a brief period of meditation, inspirational talk, and a beautiful ceremony called A Festival of Light.

Paramhansa Yogananda, author of  Autobiography of a Yogi and guru-preceptor for the work of Ananda, encouraged respect for all religions and all forms of sincere worship, service, and meditation. His own line of guru-preceptors include Jesus Christ, Babaji (formerly Krishna), Lahiri Mahasaya, and Swami Sri Yukteswar. Therefore we show particular respect and reverence to Yogananda and these illumined souls who sent him to the West. But our devotion is essentially and always, as he taught us, to God alone, and to the manifest divinity in those whom God sends to earth in human form to teach and uplift others.

At Ananda, each person who comes and participates does so with his or her own, inner realization and recognition. No one form of reverence, belief, or personal relationship to God or the gurus is expected or assumed. All are welcome to the weekly services and meditations. The only suggestion we make is to come with an open heart and an open mind.

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Feb
27
Mon
Ananda Yoga (Seattle) @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Feb 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

 

Taught by Heidi MacBeth

Taught by Heidi MacBeth

Ananda Yoga offers classic asanas with affirmations and energizing pranayam movements that will bestow physical strength and relaxation, inspiration and inner peace, and clarity of mind. Our meditative and individualistic style makes Ananda Yoga suitable for both beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

For More Information about Ananda Yoga classes, visit https://anandawa.frontdeskhq.com/pages/welcome.

 

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IN BOTHELL:

Ananda Meditation Temple
23305 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Bothell, WA 98021
425-806-3700
10-6 Tues- Fri | Sat & Sun mornings

IN SEATTLE:

East West Bookshop of Seattle
6407 12th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206-523-3726