Art of Living Classes

 

Yoga, both physical and mental (meditation), is not a religion. Yoga is a practical science that awakens intuitive intelligence and creativity. This latent intelligence, when awakened, benefits all aspects of our life from our mental attitude, to health and vitality, and creativity. These attributes in turn infuse daily life — our relationships, sports, arts, parenting, education, and career — with the vitality that leads to success and true happiness. Cooking, dieting, starting a new business or career, and overcoming illness are activities that are demonstrably benefited by the power of yoga.

The fundamental purpose of yoga is to help people find an ever expanding horizon of happiness, and, to learn how to cope and then transcend what we normally define as suffering. No part of our lives is too small or insignificant to apply the universal principles of yoga to achieve success and fulfillment. The “proof of the pudding” is the transformed lives of its practitioners.

The classes below are just a sampling of the subjects we offer. Some are offered regularly, others occasionally.

Upcoming Classes

Meditation in Life: How to Practice and Change Your Life

4 Tuesdays, June 30 - July 31, 7:30 – 8:30 pm in Bothell

Introducing a new series of classes – Meditation in Life: How to Practice and Change Your Life!

In each series we pick up a different topic to help you change your life through practicing meditation and other teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.

Overcoming Moods June 30 Lynne Steele

Enhancing Creativity July 7 Suryadas Holliman

Enhancing Healing July 14 Christy Johston

At Work and Home July 21 Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin

 

Hindu Philosophy – Not For Dummies

3 Wednesdays, July 15, 22 & 29; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Bothell

Drawing upon the insights of Swami Kriyananda’s text, “The Hindu Way of Awakening,” Murali will show us how “east meets west” in the modern age, free from the mysterious and exotic overlays of popular imagination. Murali follows the time-honored Indian tradition of teaching through the medium of stories. The stories are picked from Vedas and Puranas.

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The Art of Joyful Storytelling

Saturday, July 25 11 am - 5 pm at East West Bookshop

Story telling can be a wonderfully effective way to connect with children. If the story telling adult learns to connect first with his own inner resources of heart energy, wisdom, boundless fantasy and imagination. During this course you will learn to use meditation to tap into hidden resources of fantasy and come up with stories that are attuned to your children’s emotional, mental and spiritual needs.

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Look for these classes offered through the year.

Superconscious Living  Presented by Krysta Gibson or Michelle Marshall. This foundational course shows us the practical value of positive attitudes. It is “hands-on” and provides weekly exercises in the “art of living” by which we can test and accelerate our progress toward true happiness. Learn how to transform challenges in marriage, home, parenting, relationships, money or career into priceless opportunities for self-understanding and expansion of sympathy to find a greater and lasting satisfaction.

Love Without Fear: How to Have Healthy Relationships Presented by Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin. Relationships are a source of high expectation, but all too often end in crushing disappointment. What is going on? We will explore the spiritual meaning of relationships of all kinds. Discover the principles of courageous engagement, and understand the inner changes that bring deep fulfillment and joy.

Practicing the Presence of God Separating our meditation practice from our daily life simply doesn’t work! All of the joy that we have ever sought lies in our souls. Why should we ignore it during a large slice of our waking lives? That inner connection needs to be consciously nourished and strengthened. Join Nayaswamis Jamuna and Susan as we find inspiration in the example of the Great Ones, and discover time-tested ways to nurture a dynamic inner connection with God.

Looking to the Saints Swami Kriyananda says, “The true custodians of religion are the saints.” The saints are those who have walked much farther on the path to ultimate fulfillment than most. Thus, they alone – not books or dogmas – can show us how to change our lives and uplift our consciousness into ever-greater happiness and success. The saints draw our attention to God. We will walk with St. John of the Cross (spiritual director of Teresa of Avila), Brother Lawrence (author of the spiritual classic, Practicing the Presence of God), Clare of Assisi (“spiritual sister” of St. Francis), Giri Bala (the “non-eating saint” whose life is described in Autobiography of a Yogi), and Master Mahasaya (a disciple of the great 19th-century saint Sri Ramakrishna, chronicled in the Autobiography).

Spiritual Parenting Presented by Nayaswami Padma McGilloway & Tyagi Chandi Holliman.We all want our children to be happy and successful. Education for life, as taught in the Ananda Living Wisdom Schools, employs proven methods that help children achieve these goals. You will discover proven applications for using these skills as a parent. We’ll encourage discussion to tailor the information to each participant’s needs.

Scriptures of East and West From time to time, we offer classes in the yoga teachings of the Bible, and on the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras (of Patanjali). Taught by Nayaswami Hriman, these may be offered at either location: East West Bookshop, or, Ananda Meditation Temple.

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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

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6:00 pm Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
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[...]
7:30 pm How to Meditate: Inner Peace Thr... @ East West Bookshop
How to Meditate: Inner Peace Thr... @ East West Bookshop
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Meditate: Inner Peace Through Relaxation & Concentration @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
Taught by Bruce Willis “The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with Spirit lies its greatest joy.” —Yogananda   Meditation can transform your life. Learn to relax your body, quiet your mind, awaken intuition[...]
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10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
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[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jul 7 @ 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!
5:45 pm Gentle Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Gentle Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jul 7 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Gentle Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Prem-Shanti Rider 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[...]
7:30 pm Meditation in Life: How to Pract... @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Meditation in Life: How to Pract... @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Meditation in Life: How to Practice and Change Your Life:Enhancing Creativity @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Suryadas Holliman 4 Tuesdays  June 30, July 7, 14 & 21 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Bothell.  Introducing a new series of classes – Meditation in Life: How to Practice and Change Your[...]
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10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Michelle Marshall 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[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jul 8 @ 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!
6:00 pm Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
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[...]
7:30 pm How to Meditate: Inner Peace Thr... @ Ananda Meditation Temple
How to Meditate: Inner Peace Thr... @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Meditate: Inner Peace Through Relaxation & Concentration @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Suryadas Holliman 3 Wednesdays July 8-15-22  7:30 – 9:00 pm in Bothell. “The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with Spirit lies its greatest joy.” —Yogananda Meditation can transform your life. Learn[...]

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