meditation

HOW TO START YOUR MEDITATION PRACTICE

Each of us has a calm joyful center, deep within. It may get lost in the hectic pace of life, but it is there, waiting patiently for us. Meditation, introspection, and other yogic practices help us rediscover that joy—and a rich, inner life. You can experience the benefits of meditation in your life.

Learn the essential tools for an effective meditation practice in our classes taught by experienced meditators. Whether you are new to meditation or wanting to inspire your current practice, we are pleased to support your process.

Class series and workshops offered every month. 

Email: portland@anandaportland.org       Phone: 503-626-3403

One-on-One classes can be arranged if you cannot attend our group classes. 


Learn to Meditate I $25 (usually 3 sessions or about 3 hours)

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Includes all the basics to help you begin a meditation practice:

  • Posture
  • Breath
  • Relaxation
  • An ancient concentration technique
  • How to make meditation a part of your life.

By applying some easy-to-learn techniques and tips, you will create a meditation practice that will help you to achieve lasting calmness,  a strong center, energized and focused concentration,  solution-consciousness and increased self-confidence.

Learn to Meditate II: Energy – $25 (usually 3
 
sessions or about 3 hours) Prerequisite for this class: Learn to Meditate I

Once you learn the basics of meditation, how do you continue to expand your awareness and deepen your practice? How do you reap the greatest benefits from every meditation? The answer is Energy.

Deepen your meditation practice with energy control. Learn to use your will power and direct energy up the spine, learn pranayam techniques and take your meditations to another level of inner awakening.  

Paramhansa Yogananda said, “The greater the will, the greater the flow of energy.”

Learning to become aware of subtle energy within and around us and directing that energy with willpower is the secret to powerful and deep meditation. Techniques to increase energy and strengthen your meditation practice:

  • Yogananda’s Energization Exercises
  • Pranayam (control of life force)

  • Affirmations

  • Ananda Yoga®

Meditation Coaching – $20 (up to 2 hours)
After Learn to Meditate I, get tips and time with experienced meditation teachers to work with your individual concerns – physical challenges, spiritual questions, unique circumstances, with Meditation Coaching.

All our teachers are practitioners of universal yogic meditation techniques as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda and his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda. Ananda teachers are experienced and certified, with a desire to share the benefits of meditation with others.

Sessions will be scheduled through Zoom or in person. Contact us to set up your sessions with one of our instructors soon.

Email: portland@anandaportland.org 

Phone: 503-626-3403