Ananda-Yoga-logo-original1-236x300Ananda Yoga consists of traditional yoga postures, practiced in sequence to help bring energy from the periphery of the body into the spine, and up the spine to the brain, cultivating higher awareness.  Ananda Yoga can be thought of as movement meditation.  There is an emphasis on alignment and adapting the asana to suit each individual’s body and level of flexibility.  Ananda Yoga is inclusive and is designed to accommodate the beginner as well as the advanced practitioner.

One of the unique features of Ananda Yoga are pauses between each asana.  After each pose or sequence, we pause in order in to assimilate the energetic quality of the asana and to re-center our awareness within.  By focusing on the breath, we begin to open and relax the body, which frees the mind to explore expanded levels of consciousness and the underlying energy of the asana.  Each pose has a corresponding affirmation, which is designed to enhance and deepen ones experience of the energy flowing through the body.  Ananda Yoga is physically and spiritually revitalizing, and is designed to prepare the participant for further meditation techniques.

raja yogaAnanda Yoga is part of a larger system of Raja Yoga, which includes techniques of energization and meditation, including Kriya Yoga. For more information please visit the meditation pages


 Ananda Yoga Teachers

IMG_6372Join Kyle McDonald (RYT 200) in experiencing Ananda’s unique integrated approach to yoga. In addition to instruction of Hatha Yoga Postures, we will explore the body’s subtle energies for spiritual growth and wellness on all levels. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced practitioners who would like to deepen their understanding of the energetic qualities of the postures as well as prepare the body and mind for meditation.

inesInes Hudson (RYT 200)

Ines Hudson is a devotee of Paramhansa Yogananda and Kriyaban since 2009.  Ines has taught yoga and meditation for 17 years and is registered with Yoga Alliance.  She is also a spiritual counselor and a wellness consultant who has been an active holistic healthcare practitioner for more than 20 years.  Ines is bilingual (English/Spanish) and is available to serve both English and Spanish speakers.  She is available weekends to meet with people to talk about meditation and spirituality.

jiavanna headshotJiavanna Skolnik (RYT 200)

Jiavanna’s yogic journey began over 30 years ago when, as a young dance student, a chiropractor suggested she take yoga to improve her alignment.  She ‘fell in love with yoga’ from the very first class, and has remained ‘in love’ ever since.  She  has been teaching Yoga and Meditation for over 25 years, and especially enjoys working with beginners and those who need a slower pace due to age or physical conditions. From the very beginning she recognized the spiritual as well as physical aspect of yoga and attempts to convey that in her teaching.