Online and in person (couples only) Tantric study with Mark Michaels (Swami Umeshanand Saraswati) and Patricia Johnson
(Devi Veenanand). We are committed to providing our students a foundation in traditional, lineage-based Tantra and Kriya, while incorporating some of the best aspects of contemporary Neo-Tantra.
We are a devoted married couple and have been teaching Tantra together since 1999. Their first book "The Essence of Tantric Sexuality" (Llewellyn, 2006) won the USA Book News National Best Books 2007 Award in the Health: Sexauality category. They have recently released their second book, "Tantra for Erotic Empowerment: The Key to Enriching Your Sexual Life" (Llewellyn 2008), a Virginia Festival of the Book selection, 2008 Indie Excellence Awards finalist in New Age Non-Fiction and USA Book News National Best Books 2008 Award winner in the Health: Sexauality category.
Vinyasa Yoga is a series of flowing movement sequences coordinated with rhythmic breathing. In every class I integrate
many principles of yoga, as well as the relaxed wakefulness of Buddhist mindfulness meditation. I use a variety of meditative and asana inspired music to keep your flow focused. You will depart feeling calm, refreshed and centered. All levels are welcome. private session by appointment.
My mission is to bridge the gap where traditional medicine leaves off and everyday life begins.
Along my journey,
I have experienced that true wellness comes from connection and balance.
Connection to nature, to others and most of all a connection to my own heart and passions is what has allowed me to create and feel my own intentional wellness.
My vision for this center is that it is a place for the community to practice and experience a variety of mind body and soul modalities, which guides you to your own connections and ultimately your own true wellness.
Encourage offers handcrafted yoga classes: PostureTweak provides a chance to work through your aches and pains, Center
& Flow is a mellow take on a flowing practice, AthleticFlow gives practitioners a rigorous flow and the challenge to find ease amid the athleticism and Flow2Restore is a blend of challenging breath-linked movements at the top of class and restorative postures at the end.
Two siblings. Two passions. One dream. This is their story.
Joanna wore men?s tank tops to her yoga classes for
over a decade and began to notice she wasn?t alone. More and more women were sacrificing the style and fit of a woman's tank for the same reason- longer length. Unlike the yoga tanks with the cute designs featured in boutiques and online, men?s tanks actually kept them covered when they lifted their arms during their practice. Wanting a solution, Joanna sought out her
Ananda on the Hudson provides Kripalu (meaning compassion) yoga for all levels of students including beginners, pre-natal
and kids. We also provide private lessons in your home or ours. Our rates are reasonable and in some cases negotiable. We believe that no one should be excluded from the benefits of yoga due to cost. Healing Reiki services are also available. Personal transformation begins with compassion.