Ananda invites you to experience the joy of your own true nature. Discover an expanded sense of harmony, love and peace in your life through ancient and effective techniques of Meditation, Kriya Yoga, spiritually oriented Hatha Yoga, Community and Friendship.Our offerings are based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, who showed how everyone can realize the Divine in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality We have teaching Centers to serve you in Providence and Hopkinton RI. Visit us and discover that JOY IS WITHIN YOU


JOY TO YOU! Happy July!!


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“Meditation is the pickaxe which opens up all the covers of consciousness, and brings forth all the fountain of God’s ever-new joy. Meditation is complete relaxation, the only way to know God. You can do everything else but meditate, and you will never find that joy which comes when the thoughts are silent. You may ask, how do I know there is such a joy as you describe? This is my testimony: If you practice every day deeply and consistently, you will find that joy, ever-existing, ever-conscious, ever-new, ever-increasingly manifest within you. And with practice it will stay with you in activity and in silence alike; even in sleep. It is a joy that will constantly guide you to right action in everything and will respond to your prayers.
~Paramhansa Yogananda






 Join us for a Week-end of JOY as we Celebrate Guru Purnima.



In India there is an annual festival known as Guru Purnima which celebrates the Guru, the one who leads us from darkness into light.  Join us this week-end as we celebrate the Gurus of Self-Realization.  We start on Friday evening with Kirtan at Studio 4 Yoga in Westerly, and continue at the Ananda Hopkinton Center throughout the weekend.  The special celebration ceremonyis on Saturday evening 5-7.  About 15 of our dear friends from Ananda New York (AnandaNewYork.org)will be joining us for the week-end.  Come, share in the Joy of the Divine,  share in the Joy of Community.





Big dark pink Lotus Flower photoExperiencing Raja Yoga – Monthly

Raja Yoga Workshops suspended for the summer.  See you in the fall.

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 consciousness.  For more information about Raja Yoga, click here.





SabinaJoy of Meditation Workshop Series –

Want to learnn to meditate, or deepen your practice?  Join Jiavanna – Wednesday evenings,  July 15, – 22,  – 29 – 7-8:30pm at Davina Holistic Center, Pawtucket. Meditation is one of the most natural and rewarding of all human activities.  It is a state in which the body is relaxed, the mind is focused, and the heart is open.  In the quietness of calm inner listening, More…

Spirit of Joy Monthly Workshop   on Second Tuesdays West Shore Wellness in Warwick.  Let’s discover together how inner practices like meditation can open us to experience and expand our capacity for more joy in our lives




YOGA - KylePlease Join Ananda Yoga instructor, Kyle McDonald Friday Mornings 10:00 am for Mixed level yoga, followed by meditation at the South County YMCA
165 Broad Rock Rd. Peace dale, RI 02879
$10. Drop – in / Free for members

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kirtan-215x140KIRTAN in WESTERLY - Last Friday of the month!  Join us at Studio 4 Yoga, 7-8pm for beautiful uplifting chanting…all are welcome!










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