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Ananda Yoga

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Ananda Yoga combines the best of a revitalizing workout with a gentle inward approach that leaves you feeling mentally rejuvenated and peaceful.

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. Our instructors are certified postures professionals as well as longtime meditators. 

With abundant natural light, high ceilings, and hardwood floors, the Ananda Yoga studio is a beautiful place for the practice of yoga. We’re located in a historic mission-style church near Stanford University.

Ananda Yoga Center
2171 El Camino Real     
Palo Alto, CA  Directions 
(650) 462-8153
www.anandayogapaloalto.org  

Park in the Temple lot (off El Camino) or on the streets nearby. There is also a 2-story city parking lot one block away at Cambridge & Mayfield Lane.

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MONDAY

6-7:15 pm • Yoga for Inner Bliss • Divya

YOGA FOR INNER BLISS

Designed to help you experience calmness and joy, this class brings you into your center where bliss resides. Yoga postures and your breath are the bridge to a balanced mind and body, beginning with dynamic poses and then flowing into asanas that draw the mind inward into a relaxed, meditative, blissful state. All levels.

TUESDAY

9:30-10:45 am • Awake & Ready Yoga • Vivekadevi

AWAKE & READY YOGA

This dynamic yoga class focuses on awakening energy with an emphasis on balance, stability and strength. Start your day energized & refreshed! All levels.

Vivekadevi is a gifted teacher and counselor. Among many programs that she leads, she is Co-Director of the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Program, Meditation Teacher Training, and Intuitive Counseling training.

She also co-leads Yoga & The 12 Steps, which weaves together the teachings of yoga and the spiritual foundation of the 12 Steps - providing concrete tools for integrating these into everyday life.

Vivekadevi Noh-Kuhn

Vivekadevi Noh-Kuhn

Vivekadevi’s warm and engaging teaching style allows students to relax and dive deeply into the essence of yoga and meditation, and absorb the benefits of these powerful practices. She teaches weekly classes on yoga, meditation and the spiritual life and offers private sessions for individual support.

RYT 500, Certified Ananda Yoga Teacher, Certified Meditation Teacher

6-7:15 pm • Yoga for Peace & Vitality • Natalie/Ruchi

YOGA FOR PEACE & VITALITY

Ananda Yoga emphasizes not just the physical aspects of each ancient pose, but also the spiritual aspects. In this class, we will strengthen the body while reducing tension and awakening energy and vitality. Silent affirmations are offered for each poses and we end with a short guided meditation. All levels.

Natalie is an environmental educator serving the San Francisco Mid-peninsula. Engaging people of all ages in the stewardship of trees and the urban forest is a passion. And so is sharing the healing benefits of yoga. She has found that yoga is a practice of returning again and again to her inner strength and wisdom within. Natalie brings vibrant energy and calm awareness to the postures, helping you become stronger and more resilient through your practice.

Natalie

Natalie

WEDNESDAY

6-7:15 pm • Yoga for Inner Bliss (Intermediate) • Suman

YOGA FOR INNER BLISS (INTERMEDIATE)

This is a challenging and vigorous class of moderate difficulty. We incorporate pranayama, yoga asanas, and affirmations. Each class ends with deep relaxation and a brief guided meditation. Modifications are offered to fit the needs of individual students. Intermediate level.

Suman is a longtime yoga practitioner. In her classes, she uses a joyful, calming teaching style, integrating asana, breath work and meditation to balance mind and body. She has a passion for fitness and sharing the mind-body connection. She has run marathons and done week-long cycling trips. Suman loves to dance and performs regularly with a small theatre troupe.

Suman Brar

Suman Brar

FRIDAY

9:30-10:45 am • Gentle Yoga for a Healthy Spine • Vivekadevi

GENTLE YOGA FOR A HEALTHY SPINE

Gentle yoga is a meditative style of yoga combining classic asanas with affirmation and breath work. This approach strengthens muscles, increases flexibility, and recharges the body. With emphasis on safety and correct alignment, modifications are offered to fit the needs of each individual student. All levels.

Vivekadevi is a gifted teacher and counselor. Among many programs that she leads, she is Co-Director of the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Program, Meditation Teacher Training, and Intuitive Counseling training.

She also co-leads Yoga & The 12 Steps, which weaves together the teachings of yoga and the spiritual foundation of the 12 Steps - providing concrete tools for integrating these into everyday life.

Vivekadevi Noh-Kuhn

Vivekadevi Noh-Kuhn

Vivekadevi’s warm and engaging teaching style allows students to relax and dive deeply into the essence of yoga and meditation, and absorb the benefits of these powerful practices. She teaches weekly classes on yoga, meditation and the spiritual life and offers private sessions for individual support.

RYT 500, Certified Ananda Yoga Teacher, Certified Meditation Teacher

SATURDAY

9:30-10:30 am • Community Yoga

COMMUNITY YOGA

We believe in making yoga accessible to all. In the spirit of this we are offering an affordable, donation-based class on Saturdays. This is a perfect opportunity to meet our teachers and enjoy an inward experience of yoga postures. All levels welcome.

SUNDAY

6-7:15 pm • Yoga for Calm Resilience • Natalie

YOGA FOR CALM RESILIENCE

Take a moment to pause, reset and return to your center. Remember that yoga postures are a practice of tapping into your inner strength, again and again. Use this class to pull your energy back in from the fray to uplift and sustain you for the week ahead. All levels.

Natalie is a longtime environmental professional serving the Bay Area. Preserving and educating the public about the environment is a passion. And so is sharing the healing benefit of yoga postures. Natalie brings sensitivity and gentleness to the postures, helping you become stronger and more resilient through your practice.

Natalie

Natalie

Cost

Drop in: $15 each
5-class pass: $65
10-class pass: $120
Discounted prices for supporting members

Seniors (55 yrs)/Students:
Drop-in: $13
5-class pass: $60
10-class pass: $110

Community Yoga class: suggested donation $5-10

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The Art & Science of Raja Yoga

A 4-month immersion begins Jan & Aug

The next series: Thursdays, Aug 22-Nov 21, 2019, 6-9 pm
optional guided practice: 9-9:30 pm
plus one Saturday, Sept 14, 9 am-noon


Cost: $525

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6 pm • Gentle hatha yoga session
6:45 pm • Sadhana (spiritual practices)
7:15 pm • Vegetarian potluck dinner
7:45 pm • Discussion of Raja Yoga teachings
9-9:30 • Guided practice session (optional)

One of our most popular offerings is this 14 week immersion. Raja Yoga encompasses all the different types of Yoga, including meditation, devotional practices, dispassionate discrimination and wisdom, as well as the yoga asanas 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.

Cost includes course texts, The Art and Science of Raja Yoga, Swami Kriyananda, How to Meditate, John (Jyotish) Novak, and a syllabus.

Instructors: Shanti Rubenstone, MD, Vivekadevi Noh-Kuhn, Lakshmi LaPine, Brahmachari Tandava and a team of yoga teachers from Ananda Yoga Center 

Auditors welcome if space is available. $50  

 

Raja Yoga teaching staff