Teachers

Miriam Rodgers

Miriam is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance and is a certified Ananda Yoga teacher.

Miriam joined Ananda Center at Laurelwood and the Cities of Light program in the spring of 2013 after many years with Ananda, serving as Swami Kriyananda’s nurse. Personally trained by Swami Kriyananda through daily contact across fourteen years, Miriam brings a depth of understanding and a richness of joy to Ananda Center at Laurelwood. She helps guide every aspect of Ananda Laurelwood as retreat director.

Over the past 20 years, she has served on three continents, US, Italy, and India, teaching meditation and helping establish spiritual communities. She practices Kriya Yoga meditation as taught by her guru, Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the Indian classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. She delights in sharing these timeless teachings with all who seek more meaning in their lives.

Events with Miriam Rodgers

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - February 2018
February 16, 2018

 Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. Retreat weekend includes: Introduction to Ananda Yoga, suitable for all bodies and abilities…

Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
March 2, 2018

The practice of yoga has a beneficial effect on more than the physical body. Yogis also recognize the existence of a subtle energy body, which plays an important role in our mental and physical health and our spiritual development. The most important features of the subtle energy body are the…

Guided Silent Retreat
March 22, 2018

The Guided Silent Retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. It is based on the universal, non-sectarian teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi”. Silence is recognized by many of the world’s spiritual traditions as a powerful tool to help you attain and…

Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
April 6, 2018

Pranayama is an aspect of yoga practice that is often taught simply as breathing exercises. But it has a deeper spiritual meaning – “prana” is our life energy and “yama” is control. Controlling our prana helps us remain undisturbed by our experiences, and frees us from reactive thought patterns that…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - May 2018
May 11, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of…

Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
May 25, 2018

  Yoga is more than physical postures – it’s a complete system of spiritual practice. Yoga means “union” – first of body and mind, and ultimately, of your limited self with limitless freedom and joy. In this retreat, you will: explore the deeper dimensions of familiar yoga postures (asanas) incorporate…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - June 2018
June 8, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of…

Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
July 20, 2018

The practice of yoga has a beneficial effect on more than the physical body. Yogis also recognize the existence of a subtle energy body, which plays an important role in our mental and physical health and our spiritual development. The most important features of the subtle energy body are the…

Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
August 17, 2018

Pranayama is an aspect of yoga practice that is often taught simply as breathing exercises. But it has a deeper spiritual meaning – “prana” is our life energy and “yama” is control. Controlling our prana helps us remain undisturbed by our experiences, and frees us from reactive thought patterns that…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - Sept 2018
September 7, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of…

Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
September 21, 2018

  Yoga is more than physical postures – it’s a complete system of spiritual practice. Yoga means “union” – first of body and mind, and ultimately, of your limited self with limitless freedom and joy. In this retreat, you will: explore the deeper dimensions of familiar yoga postures (asanas) incorporate…

Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
October 19, 2018

The practice of yoga has a beneficial effect on more than the physical body. Yogis also recognize the existence of a subtle energy body, which plays an important role in our mental and physical health and our spiritual development. The most important features of the subtle energy body are the…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - Nov 2018
November 2, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of…

Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
November 23, 2018

Pranayama is an aspect of yoga practice that is often taught simply as breathing exercises. But it has a deeper spiritual meaning – “prana” is our life energy and “yama” is control. Controlling our prana helps us remain undisturbed by our experiences, and frees us from reactive thought patterns that…

Guided Silent Retreat
December 6, 2018

The Guided Silent Retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. It is based on the universal, non-sectarian teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi”. Silence is recognized by many of the world’s spiritual traditions as a powerful tool to help you attain and…


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