A Place Called Ananda, Spiritual Community, Spirituality and Nature, Yoga

Yoga for Cyclists

Ananda Velo, our bicycling club at Ananda Village, is planning a special retreat for the first time at the Expanding Light. The “Yoga for Cyclists” program, held the weekend of June 4-7, will be hosted by Dr. Craig Roberts DC, Panduranga Heater, Bob Stolzman and yours truly. We have been preparing for this retreat for the past couple of months. … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Divine Love, Meditation, Spiritual Growth, Yoga

Kriya Yoga as an Investment

Audience at 2008 International Kriya Yoga Retreat in India Ananda recently held its second International Kriya Yoga Retreat in Gurgaon, India. You can watch and listen to all the talks here. I would like to expand on something I mentioned in one of my classes there. There is a great deal of talk in modern times about investing wisely for … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Health and Healing, Yoga

Yoga Study for Multiple Sclerosis

Ananda’s Expanding Light Yoga and Meditation Retreat recently hosted a group of people with early stages of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to conduct a Yoga Therapy Workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to investigate yoga’s effect on the functional abilities of an MS patient to maintain an active and fulfilling life. I have had a chance to interview Maitri Jones, … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Yoga

The Yoga of Bicycling

In my previous post about bicycling (Satsang on Bicycles) I had talked about the great joy of bicyling in the Sierra Foothills, especially when joined by gurubais. The more I ride my bicycle in this area, the more I am convinced we live in one of the most beautiful areas in the world. The neighboring roads with their light traffic, … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Yoga

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training – Just Do It

I have just finished the fourth and final week of Level 1 Ananda Yoga Teacher Training. After five years of living in Ananda Village I have finally been able to take the time off to do this four-week program. I am so glad I did. The course has been educational, fun, inspiring, challenging, deep in yogic teachings (not necessarily in … Read More

Clarity Magazine, Yoga

Letters of Encouragement

I do not believe that superconscious experiences can be induced by hypnotic suggestion.

Clarity Magazine, Yoga

Awakening the Kundalini Safely

Kundalini is the energy at the base of the spine that pulls our energy outward and downward. Before we can achieve freedom in God, this energy must be awakened and united at the highest center in the brain.

Clarity Magazine, Yoga

Intensity Is Everything!

Many people stumble through life with painful slowness, their efforts blocked by lack of intensity.

Clarity Magazine, Spiritual Growth, Yoga

Exploring the Essence of Ananda Yoga™

Above all, the essence of Ananda Yoga™ is attunement to the vibration of Paramhansa Yogananda. If you really want to feel the essence of Ananda Yoga™, call upon Paramhansa Yogananda. Ask for his guidance, and try to tune in to his consciousness.