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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.

In addition to ongoing drop-in yoga classes, the Institute of Living Yoga offers

  • Teacher training

  • Intensive yoga workshops and

  • Advanced training in asana, meditation, pranayam and many other subjects.

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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

Upcoming Events

Feb
22
Wed
6:00 pm Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall in Bothell
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall in Bothell
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall 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[...]
6:30 pm Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive... @ Ananda Community
Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive... @ Ananda Community
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive, Segment 2 @ Ananda Community | Lynnwood | Washington | United States
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[...]
7:30 pm Advanced Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Advanced Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Advanced Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall | Bothell | Washington | United States
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[...]
7:30 pm Fullness Meditation Class Series @ Ananda Meditation Temple
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[...]
Feb
23
Thu
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall | 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[...]
10:30 am Ananda Yoga (Seattle) @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Ananda Yoga (Seattle) @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga (Seattle) @ East West Bookshop in Seattle | Seattle | Washington | United States
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[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
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!
6:00 pm Raja and Hatha Yoga Intensive @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Raja and Hatha Yoga Intensive @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Raja and Hatha Yoga Intensive @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
 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.”  At the Raja Yoga Intensive, you’ll learn how to meditate,[...]
7:00 pm Ananda Yoga with Himilayan Sound... @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Ananda Yoga with Himilayan Sound... @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Ananda Yoga with Himilayan Sound Therapy @ Ananda Yoga Hall | 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[...]
Feb
24
Fri
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall | 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[...]