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What is Ananda Yoga?

Hatha yoga bestows physical strength, relaxation, inner peace, and clarity of mind. Our meditative and individual approach makes Ananda Yoga inwardly directed toward self-awareness and inner joy.Yoga Collage 300

Offered both in Seattle and in Bothell.

Ananda Yoga includes:

  • Asanas (classic yoga postures)
  • Pranayama (traditional raja yoga breathing and energy-control techniques)
  • Effective meditation & centering techniques, including affirmations

Ananda Yoga is gentle for beginning students and becomes gradually more challenging as the student gains experience and chooses to expand his or her boundaries.Because of this Ananda Yoga is not competitive or forced.

Ananda Yoga classes emphasize:

  • Safety and correct alignment
  • Relaxation, even during effort
  • Working with the body’s energy for harmony and balance
  • Using the postures to refine self-awareness and experience inner peace and joy
  • Modifying each yoga posture to fit the needs of each student

What Makes Ananda Yoga Unique?

  • Energization Exercises– The Energization Exercises were developed by Paramhansa Yogananda. Their effect is both immediate  and long-term, for their purpose is to increase the amount of vitality and energy drawn into the body by concentration and will power, sensitively applied. Their benefits are numerous and include enhanced health, accelerated healing, emotional balance, concentration and self-control, positive attitude, and will power. They serve as excellent warm-ups for hatha yoga and for meditation.
  • Affirmations – Each yoga posture is paired with its own affirmation, which one practices silently while in the posture. The affirmation is designed to reinforce the posture’s natural effect on one’s state of consciousness, bringing the mind actively and directly into one’s practice.

What is the lineage and history of Ananda Yoga?

Ananda Yoga is an expression of the Raja and Kriya Yoga precepts of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi.

Yogananda was the first great master of yoga to make his home permanently in the West. (He became a U.S. citizen in the 1930s.) Ananda Yoga arose from his training of close disciples and was later developed from that training into its current form  by his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, the founder of Ananda, and by those yoga teachers whom Kriyananda commissioned to do so.

See also other Institute of Living Yoga courses:

Yogasana Intensive Series of Workshops

Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 (200 hour)

Yoga Teacher Training Level 2 (300 hour)

Raja & Hatha Yoga Intensive

The Art & Science of Spiritual Counseling

Meditation Teacher Training

Advanced Pranayama

Yoga Sutras & Advanced Asanas

 

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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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Upcoming Events

Aug
29
Mon
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Aug 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle | Seattle | Washington | United States
  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[...]
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Aug 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:50 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall | Bothell | 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
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
Taught by Valentin Rezmov 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 Deepen Your Meditation @ East West Bookshop
Deepen Your Meditation @ East West Bookshop
Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Deepen Your Meditation @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
Taught by Masha Reichert Designed for those who have completed the Learn to Meditate class (3-part series or Saturday workshop),this class will be a review of our meditation practices together and exploration of how meditation[...]
Aug
30
Tue
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Aug 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall | Bothell | 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[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Aug 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!
5:45 pm Gentle Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall in Bothell
Gentle Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall in Bothell
Aug 30 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Gentle Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Sandhya Banda 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 Path of Kriya Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Path of Kriya Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Path of Kriya Yoga @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
Also offered in Bothell: Thursday, Sep 1, 7:30 – 8:30 pm What is this “Kriya Yoga” that one hears so much about? Is it a meditation technique or is it something more? How does it[...]
Aug
31
Wed
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Aug 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Michelle David 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[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Aug 31 @ 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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