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 for Caregivers

Monday, Feb 9th 1:30 – 2:30 at East West Bookshop.

Are you a caregiver in need of some stress relief? If so, this class will teach you some basic stress relieving breathing techniques and some ways to integrate stress relief into your daily routine, providing a calming effect to the environment which allows you and your loved one or client some space in which to be nourished, and the courage to be able to cope with the path that lies ahead.

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Love Without Fear: A Spiritual Engagement

3 Tuesdays, February 3,10,17, 7:30 to 9 p.m in Bothell

Our relationships with other people form a complex karmic web. We expect so much from them. How can we ever understand what is really going on? Discover that “place” from which we can better see the patterns and purposes of our life experiences. Join Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin and Lynne Steele for all or one or two of these sessions.

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Finding Your Dharma In Career And Right Livelihood

Saturday, February 7, 10 am to 12:30 pm in Bothell

Entrepreneurs Krysta Gibson (New Spirit Journal and author of the “Business Success for Body, Mind and Spirit”) and Buddy Wilson (founder of Promium, maker of laboratory software) come together with Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway to form a panel leading an interactive discussion on dharma and career.

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Writing to Tap Intuition

3 Tuesdays, March 3, 10, & 17 7:30 to 9 p.m in Bothell

This three-week class presented by Rebecca Davis, a college-level writing teacher, is for those who would like to learn how to use writing to apply intuition to real-life challenges. We will practice a variety of exercises designed to put us in contact with true intuitive guidance.

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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
6500 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206-523-3726

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Upcoming Events

Jan
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6:00 pm Raja and Hatha Yoga Intensive @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Raja and Hatha Yoga Intensive @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Raja and Hatha Yoga Intensive @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
12 Tuesdays January 27  -April 28 6:00 – 9:00 pm in Seattle 12 Thursdays January 29 – April 30 6:00- 9:15 pm in Bothell Ananda’s most popular and comprehensive course! Ananda’s most popular and comprehensive course! Learn meditation,[...]
Jan
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11:00 am Circle of Joy @ East West Bookshop
Circle of Joy @ East West Bookshop
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Circle of Joy @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
Led by Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin On Fridays: October 3, 17 and 31, November 14 and 28,  Jan 2, 16 & 30, Feb 13 & 27 Share in the spirit of joy and upliftment! We will affirm[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jan 30 @ 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!
Jan
31
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9:00 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Murali Venkatrao 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[...]
7:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Both 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[...]
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9:00 am Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
Purification 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[...]
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10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Feb 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle | Seattle | Washington | United States
Taught by Lynne Steele 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[...]
6:00 pm Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Feb 2 @ 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
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Meditate: Inner Peace Through Relaxation & Concentration @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
Taught by Masha Reichert “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[...]
Feb
3
Tue
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 3 @ 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!

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