Testimonials for Yoga



I enjoyed the full experience immensely!! Each minute of each day was filled with purposeful peace and calm. Truly amazing. I really enjoyed the restorative yoga session because it is what my spirit needed the most. David and Miriam are excellent teachers. Beautiful people. For me personally, I enjoyed the practice more than the teachings, but again, that’s because of what I needed coming into this. The food was incredible! Julie L., Portland, OR

The workshop was wonderful – I loved learning about each chakra and what it represented and specific poses to aid in strengthening/opening that chakra. All the yoga sessions were very good. The Saturday evening guided chakra meditation was lovely. I especially liked the gentleness and flow from “classroom,” to yoga, to meditation was splendid. If there were more intermediate to experienced yoga participants, it might be nice to offer more advanced extensions (plow, headstand, etc.) The facility, although dated, is lovely. The land and walking trails were a delightful bonus. Food was amazing. Anna S., Bainbridge Island, WA

It was a wonderful experience. Everything I’d hoped for and more. I really enjoyed the yoga practice and affirmations. I would recommend adding more musical elements and chanting. The yoga classes were excellent. I appreciate that they used a basic structure for each yoga session but varied it each time introducing different postures and techniques. The guided chakra meditation was one of my favorite parts, I will be using that in my personal meditations. Miriam and David did a great job – informative presentations and material, easy to follow and all-around pleasant experience. One of the best yoga retreats I’ve been to in a long time. I would gladly come back and do this again. I really loved everything about this Ananda center. The people are all so inviting and friendly. I absolutely loved the food all weekend. It was perfect! Heather E., Eugene, OR

I liked the balance of moving asanas followed by a quiet meditation. I appreciated the “total” concept of integration of the various aspects of yoga to end with meditation in the sequence. David and Miriam were very friendly and welcoming. I was impressed that they can both teach the class (hold poses) and talk at the same time. I enjoyed the affirmations for the asanas. The time spent here met my expectations of being able to relax from the “treadmill” of outside life to join a heartful community with synchronistic spiritual aspirations/practices. I felt the warmth of the collective community intentions here and was able to sink into it. Holly R., Eugene, OR

 All the props for yoga and meditation were great! I loved the yoga. Beth B., Portland, OR

I was hoping to get insight into what each of the postures was meant to do. David and Miriam have a wonderful energy and passion for both yoga and meditative practice. They are a great duo for making you feel comfortable with beginning a new practice. Ken T., Hood River, OR

The meditation, yoga, and Qigong helped settle my busy mind. Yoga was great, gentle and provided its purpose – to calm the mind for meditation rather than a competitive exercise class. The presenters [David and Miriam] were very informative, I especially liked calm simplicity of explanation and techniques, very clear concise. Gentle and felt they really honored every person in the group. Priya McK., Honolulu, HI

I was hoping to begin a meditation practice and expand upon my yoga skills. My expectations were met! The best technique was learning how to quiet my mind. The yoga was perfect. Everyone did great in their teaching. The retreat facility was quiet. The land beautiful for walking/hiking/relaxing. Tonya S., Sandy, OR

The Center provides a calm environment for exploring different styles of yoga and meditation. I was looking for an introduction to yogic practice and to expand my awareness of meditation practices. My expectations were exceeded. I really enjoyed the format and pace of the sessions. I wouldn’t change anything. I liked the Ananda Yoga best. All the instruction was fantastic. Great food. Everything was great. Jason W., Bellingham, WA

Miriam and David are kind, patient, and quite clear in their instruction. The yoga sessions were great. What a variety! I liked the difference in the energy of the presenters. David and Miriam work slower and more deliberately, which helps us to gain comfort. Ken T., The Dalles, OR





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