About Ananda Dharma Yoga
We are “Dharma Warriors” or those who stand for the true path of Yoga. At Ananda, we introduce our students to the authentic teachings of Yoga by providing them with an understanding and overview of a practice that promotes balance and connectedness with the highest state of the being (or Ananda). Our goal is to assist students with obtaining and maintaining this balance and awareness in their daily lives. Our style of teaching is Vajra Dharma. In this style of Yoga, we incorporate the four paths of Yoga: Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, and Karma Yoga.
Our teaching method is based on Advaita Vedanta ~the practice that leads us to liberation through the acquisition of vidya(knowledge) of the identity of Atman and Brahman. It emphasizes Jivanmukta, the idea that moksha (freedom, liberation) is achievable in this life. Through Yoga sutra education, pranayama, asana and meditation, our students are immersed in the comprehensive path of Yoga.
Things to know
We do cancel class if we do not have any online registrations 2 hours before the class. So, to insure your spot, we ask that you register for class online. We do accept drop-ins, but we cannot guarantee you a spot. However, we offer several classes daily, so there’s plenty of chances to join us.
We ask that all students arrive 5-10 minutes prior to class. The entrance (located on Erie St.) will be unlocked 10 minutes prior to class and will be locked promptly at the start of class, as it is located in the Lofts on Adams (a shared entrance with residents).
Upon entering, there is an area to the right for shoes and coats. Please come in, remove your shoes and check in at the front desk. Kindly make payment prior to class. Please leave cell phones in car or turn off completely (and leave with your belongings). Phones are not permitted on the mat. Thank you for your understanding.
Street parking is available everywhere around Adams Street. Meters are free during most class times. There is a Kwik Park on Erie Street between Madison and Adams (less than half a block away) and numerous parking garages on nearby streets.