Ananda Yoga returns to yoga’s original purpose to vitalize and expand our awareness from the body, to the mind, to the soul and beyond–to include all life.

Ananda Yoga Includes:

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

Ananda 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. Additionally, 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.

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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.

History and Lineage 

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.

Benefits

Ananda 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. Additionally 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. 

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Suzi Wright

Suzi Wright is a C-IAYT Ananda Yoga Therapist (Certified International Association of Yoga Therapists) and E-RYT 200 Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance Experienced Yoga Teacher). She…

Lori Gail

Lorie Gail specializes in gentle and restorative yoga. She is a Certified Level One Ananda Yoga Therapist, Ananda Meditation teacher, and has completed Relax and…

Stanley Dombrowski

As an Ananda Meditation Temple staff member, Stanley is the overall coordinator of Ananda Washington’s premier event of the year Yogananda-Fest, featuring Ananda Worldwide directors…

Gaby Selden

Gaby Selden teaches the Thursday night Yoga class at Ananda, with the addition of her Himalayan Tibetan singing bowls, which she says aids in deepening…

Michelle Phua

Michelle Phua fell in love with yoga in 1997 when she took a pre-natal yoga class when pregnant with her oldest child. She has practiced many…

Sandhya Banda

Sandhya Banda began her yoga training in India at a very young age. She is now a certified Ananda Yoga teacher. A lawyer by profession,…

Devaki Soupios

Devaki Soupios, has been a disciple of Yogananda and member of Ananda for well over 30 years. A minister and teacher she began her yoga…

Heidi MacBeth

Heidi MacBeth first started teaching yoga and now teaches meditation classes as well. She has a long history of practicing yoga and says she was…

Bhakti Breckenridge

Bhakti is a certified Ananda Yoga Teacher. She teaches at the Bothell Yoga Hall and she also teaches yoga to the children at Living Wisdom School….

Nancy Callan

Nancy Callan discovered hatha yoga through pre-natal yoga classes when pregnant with her first child. Later, after experiencing the joy and benefits of Ananda Yoga,…

Murali Venkatrao

Murali Venkatrao is the Director of Yoga Teacher Training at the Ananda Institute of Living Yoga. The Institute is an RYS 200 and RYS 300…

Shaefeather Windsong

Shaefeather Windsong is a certified 200hr Ananda Yoga instructor, certified Energy Medicine Yoga instructor, certified Group Fitness Instructor and Level 1 Reiki Practitioner. She regularly…

Jon Clark

Jon has taught Ananda yoga for over a decade. He has been a member of Ananda and a daily meditator for over two decades. Jon is…

 

Sabrina Hamilton

Sabrina received her yoga teacher certificate in February 2017, and not a week after becoming certified, boarded a plane with many other Ananda yogis and…

Heidi Marks

Heidi Marks was drawn to yoga, not just as a practice for physical rejuvenation and wellness, but as a vehicle to better understand how consciousness…

Christina Riegel

Christina discovered yoga a couple of years after moving to Seattle in 1998.  After almost 16 years of trying different yoga styles, and always feeling…

Hailey Abbey

Hailey and her husband Zach manage the Ananda Farm on Camano Island. They also teach the Raja/Hatha Yoga Intensive at the Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell. Hailey…

Lynne Steele

Lynne Steele has been practicing yoga for more than 15 years, and is a Registered Yoga Teacher and certified Ananda Meditation Teacher. Her energetic, enthusiastic…

Samara Spitzer

Samara Spitzer is an Ananda Yoga Teacher & works behind the scenes at the Institute of Living Yoga and Ananda.  On a personal level, teaching…

Michelle David

Michelle David teaches the Hatha Yoga Intensive, plus ongoing Ananda Yoga Classes, specialty yoga workshops such as the Yogasana series, and the popular Superconscious Living…