Ananda Yoga Retreats
Learn a unique style of Hatha Yoga to add to your personal practice.
Stretch, strengthen and tone muscles in your core, arms, legs and all parts of the body. Release stress, emotional and physical tensions, as well as toxins stored in the body and encourage positive brain chemistry. Develop awareness of subtle energy movement in the body and feel the peace and joy from this holistic practice.
Upcoming Yoga Retreat Weekends
With Donna O'Neill and Peter Jordan
Ananda Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Qigong and more!
Classes for strength, energy, balance and relaxation with multiple experienced and gifted instructors. Enjoy restorative yoga, optional meditation or Qigong lessons, healthy and delicious vegetarian meals, walking trails, library, lounge and boutique.
The Ananda Yoga approach to Hatha Yoga brings awareness to the subtle energy movement in the body.
Students will enjoy guided practice for fitness and relaxation, learn some basic asana routines to take home and may also explore the deeper spiritual or subtle energy aspects of this ancient science. All levels are welcome; instructors will offer modifications and options for beginners and encourage more experienced practitioners to go deeper, develop strength and improve alignment.
Discover the power of Yoga to heal and calm your mind.
Immerse yourself in a liberating flow of asanas, experience the peaceful mind and open heart. We will also work with pranayama, breath and affirmations to cleanse our energy and uplift emotions.
In the quiet, serene atmosphere of Ananda Laurelwood, explore how to combine yoga asanas, affirmations, and pranayamas with meditation. All of the principle aspects of Ananda Yoga will be intensely practiced:
- Relaxation of muscular and mental tensions
- Awareness of the subtle movements of breath and of vital energy
- Affirmations with asanas to uplift energy and consciousness
- Correct body alignment during each posture
- Receptivity to higher states of awareness.
- Deeper sense of peace of mind
This retreat will help you to develop a fit body, a more positive mental outlook, a joyful heart, and an expanded awareness of the beauty of your soul and the world around you.
Donna O’Neil, E-RYT 500, Yoga Therapist is a yoga teacher with 20 years of experience in teaching yoga and leading workshops and retreats. First certified by Ananda in 1995, she is also trained in Therapeutic Yoga and certified as a Meditation Teacher through Ananda Yoga®.
She finds that her students are her best teachers and keep her interested every day in coming to her classes. Donna sees Yoga as a never-ending, joyful process of unfolding to your true Self.
Donna is a registered member of the Yoga Alliance (for Yoga Teachers) and the International Association of Yoga Therapists (for Yoga Therapists).
Peter Jordan, E-RYT 500, Yoga Therapist
Peter began practicing yoga in 1969 after reading the classic book “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramhansa Yogananda. That was the beginning of a life-long study of Yoganada’s teachings and affiliation with his disciples in both Ananda and the Self-Realization Fellowship. In 2012, he retired from IBM as a Software Engineer and has dedicated his life to Yoga and sharing its benefits with all!
Peter has completed 200-hour teacher certifications in Power Vinyasa, Power Fusion, and Core Power Hot Yoga, as well as 500-hour teacher trainings in Absolute Academy Yoga, Original Hot Yoga, and Ananda Yoga. Peter is also a certified Ananda Meditation teacher and a certified Yoga Therapist.
Peter is a registered member of the Yoga Alliance (for Yoga Teachers) and the International Association of Yoga Therapists (for Yoga Therapists).
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