- 3 days Introductory Yoga Course
-5 days Beginners Yoga Course
-7 days Intermediate Yoga Course
-2 weeks Standard Yoga Course with Kundalini
-10 Days shatkarma (6 types of yogic cleansing course) with daily yoga classes.
In Ananda Yoga Center there are several kinds of courses to suit your specific needs, time or yoga level (beginners / intermediate / advanced). No matter which course is chosen, eventually, one can grow one’s spirituality, awareness, and self-knowledge.
Staying at Ananda Yoga Ashram
It is possible to stay at the ashram for any duration and participate in all the programmes provided. Also, one can develop and deepen one’s Sadhana (spiritual practice).
Yoga for seniors
Yoga for Seniors includes gentle and meditative asanas (yoga postures) with short relaxation in between the asanas and pranayama (breathing exercises). This way one can feel the energy building up, revitalizing and energizing. One can become more flexible, stronger, healthier and self-reliant. Classes happen in a friendly and non-competitive atmosphere.
Health and Stress Management Course
Yoga Health Management Course includes asanas, pranayama, yoga nidra, meditation, shatkarma and mantra. This course provides the student with the means of relieving depression, tension, anxiety, frustration, worries and obtaining maximum physical and mental health by raising awareness through different kinds of yoga practices.
One can develop/deepen one’s sadhana (spiritual yoga practice) here. Ananda Yoga Center’s instructors can assist the student to create a personalized yoga programme.
Shankhaprakshalana (Washing of the Intestines)
The word ‘shankhaprakshalana comes from two words: shankha, meaning ‘conch’ and prakshalana, meaning ‘to wash completely’. According to Swami Satyananda, this is a highly recommended practice for sufferers of chronic constipation, gas, acidity, indigestion and other digestive upsets. It is also good for the kidneys and urinary system as it helps to prevent urinary infections and the formation of kidney stones.
Physically, shankhaprakshalana alleviates digestive problems and tones the liver and other digestive organs and glands. It strengthens the immune system, reduces excessive mucus and purifies the blood.
Shankhaprakshalana recharges the entire pranic body, removes blockages from the nadis and purifies all the charkas. The harmony of the five pranas is restored and the energy level is raised.
Mauna Sadhana (Practice of Silence)
Ananda Yoga Center is a good place to practice Mauna Sadhana. Behind all the noise and sound is silence, your innermost soul. Energy is wasted in idle talking and gossiping. Mauna conserves the energy and you can turn out more mental and physical work. The energy of speech is slowly transmuted or sublimated into ojas shakti or spiritual energy. Mauna develops the will, curbs the impulse of speech and gives peace of mind. Mauna helps one to observe oneself and consequently, one becomes better at controlling anger. Emotions are controlled and irritability vanishes. When one is ailing, observing mauna will give great peace of mind. One who observes silence possesses peace, strength and happiness. In silence, there is wisdom, freedom, poise, joy and bliss.