Bhajana yoga pranam

Ananda Yoga Center
2171 El Camino Real    
Palo Alto, CA  Directions

(650) 462-8153
yoga@anandapaloalto.org

Drop-in calendar

Workshop calendar

NEW! Yoga Teacher Training program, 2016


About Ananda Yoga

Ananda Yoga combines the best of a revitalizing workout with a gentle inward approach that leaves you feeling mentally rejuvenated and peaceful. All of our instructors are both yoga postures experts as well as longtime meditators.

One of the unique features of Ananda Yoga is the use of affirmations with each pose to enhance the mental, spiritual, and physical benefits of the postures. Try a few sessions to see what a difference the Ananda Yoga approach can make to your health, strength, and inner peace. Visit one of the newest yoga studios in the Bay Area, with natural light, high ceilings, hardwood floors: a beautiful place for the practice of yoga.

NEW: Ananda Yoga Teacher Training program in 2016
Note: at this time this class is full.
Contact Shanti to be placed on a waiting list.

 



February & March Yoga Calendar

Ananda Yoga Center
(650) 462-8153


  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
am 9:30-
10:45 am

Gentle Yoga for a Healthy Spine
Rose


9:30-
10:45 am

Level 1-2
Rose

9:30-
10:45 am

Level 1-2
Heidi

9:30-
10:45 am

Level 1-2
Lisa
9:30-
10:45 am

Gentle Yoga for a Healthy Spine
Heidi

9:30-
10:45 am

Fundamentals
Divya


 






11:30 am-12:15 pm
Yoga for Families
Rose
(1st Saturday each month)
eve 6-7:15 pm
Calming Your Mind
with Yoga

Urmila
NEW
starting 2/9
6-7:15 pm
Joyful Ways to Healthy Joints
Shantika

6-7:15 pm
Level 1-2 Yoga

Heidi

6:30-
7:45 pm

Restorative Yoga for Restful Sleep

Rose

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Drop-in class fees

single class $15, 5-class card $65, 10-class card $120
Seniors and Students: single class $13, 5-class card $60, 10-class card $115

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About our drop-in classes

Fundamentals
Basic poses and modifications for students new to Yoga. All levels of yoga experience welcome.

Level 1-2
This class is welcoming for those new to yoga while still providing a challenge for the intermediate to advanced student. Routines emphasize strength, stamina, breath & mindfulness, with modifications provided to meet all levels of physical ability.

Gentle Yoga for a Healthy Spine
A complement to dynamic and strength based yoga. Consistent stimulation to the connective tissues encourages long- term health and flexibility of the joints, recharges the energetic system of the body and naturally draws the mind inward into a relaxed, meditative state.

Restorative Yoga for Restful Sleep
In restorative yoga classes props are used to allow students to stay in the posture for longer periods of time, promoting deep, healing relaxation. In this state one can develop increased flexibility and the ability to increase one’s range of motion.

Calming Your Mind
A beginning to moderate class particularly designed to help with tension and stress. Calming the waves of emotions and thoughts is the path of yoga, as stated by Patanjali. In this particular class we will use yoga postures and our breath as the bridge to balance mind and body.  The class starts with a dynamic sequence of poses flowing into long held asanas, drawing the mind inward into a relaxed, meditative state.

Joyful Ways to Healthy Joints:
Yoga & Gentle Back Care

Similar to Gentle Therapeutic Yoga, with an emphasis on hip & shoulder function and core strength. Learn the different causes of joint/back ailments, and how to use yoga postures and affirmations to address them.

 

“My experience of Ananda Yoga is beyond words. I have become
a much stronger person inside and out. The teachers are so
loving and caring. The focus is not only on the physical aspect
of it, but more so on the mental and spiritual part.”
—F. Maha, Sunnyvale

 

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Yoga postures workshops          Register icon Register button icon Register icon

Once each year
The Art & Science of Raja Yoga
Wednesdays, January 6-March 31, 6-9 pm
plus one Saturday, March 5, 9 am to noon
Cost: $350 includes all materials and the 450 page book,
The Art and Science of Raja Yoga by Swami Kriyananda     Register

One of our most popular classes is this 12-week immersion, offered once each year. Raja Yoga encompasses all the different types of Yoga, including meditation, devotional practices, dispassionate discrimination and wisdom, as well as the physical postures well-known in the West. Raja Yoga offers a scientific approach to the spiritual life, with techniques for stilling the mind and expanding our awareness of spiritual realities. It offers techniques for self-mastery in every aspect of life, from calming turbulent emotions to awakening deep compassion and love for others. Ultimately, it is a well-explored pathway, walked by countless yogis and mystics, to union with God. More info here
Instructors: Nayaswami Chidambar, Steven Manus, Saranya LaCosse, Sita Reed, and a team of yoga teachers from the Ananda Yoga Center

 

Yoga for Families      Register button icon Register icon
A six-class series, 1st Saturday of the month, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
1/2, 2/6, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, 6/4    
An ideal class for children 4 to 8 years accompanied by at least one adult. This family yoga program is a wonderful opportunity for families to come together in a playful and joyful atmosphere to experience the gifts of Yoga. The 45 minute routine is designed with the young children in mind, including movement, breathing practices, and short meditations for calming the mind. Some of the benefits of yoga include improved:

 

Doug & HeidiNew in 2016!
Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Program
January 16-May 21
& August 27-December 3       Learn more
Location: Ananda Palo Alto & Ananda Scotts Valley

200 hours, Level 1
All-inclusive cost (training, materials): $2,500
Enables you to register upon graduation with Yoga Alliance

Note: at this time this class is full.
Contact Shanti to be placed on a waiting list.

This immersion in yoga takes place over 13 Saturdays plus 4 full weekends, and enables you to register upon graduation with Yoga Alliance. It’s a great joy to be part of the global movement of professional yoga teachers — helping the stressed masses, yearning to breathe free.

Ananda YTT certification is being offered for the first time in the Bay Area. This comprehensive training will give you an extraordinary depth of knowledge and experience in the art and science of hatha yoga, physiology, yoga as a preparation for meditation, working with students’ physical limitations, teaching practicums, and the philosophy of Yoga which underlies the physical poses. One of the unique features of Ananda Yoga is the use of affirmations with each pose to enhance the mental, spiritual, and physical benefits.

P.S. You don’t need to become a teacher to participate in this training. You may attend even if your goal is to deepen your own practice.

 

Directions

Ananda Yoga Center
2171 El Camino Real      Directions
Palo Alto, CA
(650) 462-8153
Ample free street parking around the building,
or in the city lot one block south on Cambridge.

Stand in front of the big Ananda sign at the corner of College and El Camino. Right behind the sign is a long walkway with arches. Find your way into that covered walkway, and walk to the left, to the oak door at the end. That's the main entry to the studio.

Map of Ananda Palo ALto grounds

 

More Yoga resources at Ananda

Yoga retreats

Take time for a spiritual retreat in quiet, rural northern California, four hours from the bustle of the Bay Area. Participate in a class or retreat on your own at Ananda's Expanding Light Retreat at Ananda Village, near Nevada City, CA.

Books DVD's and more

Raja Yoga: The Complete Path of Yoga

Raja Yoga encompasses all the different types of Yoga, including meditation, devotional practices, dispassionate discrimination and wisdom, as well as the physical postures well-known in the West.