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Sunday Service with Ananda Ministers
Sunday mornings, 10:30am-11:30am


Truth is one and eternal. Realize oneness with it in your deathless Self within.

Sunday Service is inspired by the meditation tradition of the East and the ancient teachings of mystical Christianity, with inspirational readings from both the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita. Service includes prayer, music, group chanting, meditation, affirmations, and an inspirational talk.

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Yoga Nidra with Stefanie McClellan
Sunday evenings, 7:30pm-8:30pm


A full Yoga Nidra (“yogic sleep”) practice includes several stages to relax the body, mind and emotions. These steps include (but are not limited to):

*Gentle, seated (or supine) movement to release stress and better prepare the body for deeper relaxation in Savasana or other chosen resting posture
*Intention setting
*Body awareness/body scan
*Breath awareness/guided breath work
*Circulation of attention 
*Emotional awareness

*Guided Visualization
*Re-Integration

Each step is intended to take you deeper into an altered state of consciousness—the state between asleep and awake—where you’re fully conscious but your body and mind are fully at rest and ease.

Scientific studies, pioneered by Dr. Richard Miller in the U.S., have found that this holistic and integrative practice offers an array of mental health benefits, and has shown to ease symptoms of anxiety and depression. This is also a VA recognized complementary recovery practice for combat veterans and other survivors of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A sixty minute Yoga Nidra practice has been shown to produce benefits that mirror 3-4 hours of REM sleep.

These classes are offered at a cost of $3-$10 based on a student’s ability to pay. Payments can be made via PayPal through stefaniemcclellan8107@gmail.com.

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Group Meditation with Mike & Martha Limauro
Monday evenings, 7:30pm-8:30pm


This session is designed for beginners and advanced meditators. We begin with a prayer to invoke the grace of God. We practice simple pranayama techniques to relax our bodies and still our minds. We chant to awaken our hearts and deepen our devotion. We invite participants to use whatever meditation techniques they have learned for 15 minutes followed by an inspirational reading. We encourage participants to meditate for another 15 minutes without techniques to feel the divine presence as peace, joy, or some other attribute of God. The meditation ends with an affirmation and a prayer.

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Spiritual Book Study with Dr. Wendy Page-Echols
Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm-8:00pm


Our next book will be Of Ascetics and Emperors: Teachings of an Indian Sage by Saralabala Mitra and translated by our own Aloka, Alaknanda Bagchi. These are delightful stories and having the translator with us to explain the back stories, cultural significance and background will be a treat.

Join this enriching spiritual study and fellowship at any time. All are welcome!

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Lessons in Meditation
Tuesday evenings, 7:30pm-9:00pm
January 12 and January 19

This 2 week online series provides in-depth instruction in scientific meditation techniques that bring more peace, deeper relaxation, and focused concentration to every area of your life. Whether you are a beginner or already have a meditation practice established, this program will enhance your ability to access inner peace, calmness and joy regardless of outer conditions. There are many benefits of a consistent meditation practice, including reduced stress and anxiety, improved health, greater intuition, compassion, awareness, and focus. 

Lessons in Meditation is Level One on the Path of Kriya Yoga. In this two week series, you will learn the Hong Sau technique of meditation. Hong Sau is designed to increase powers of concentration and introspection while helping to still the mind and calm the heart. The course also offers many tips on how to meditate effectively, establish a daily meditation routine, and how to integrate the benefits of meditation into daily life.

Kriya Yoga is a meditation technique that quickly accelerates one’s spiritual growth. It became widely known through Paramhansa Yogananda’s spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. Kriya works by giving the practitioner pranayama, or control of the life force. Through life force control, the yogi is able to overcome all of the obstacles preventing union with the Divine.

Paramhansa Yogananda taught Kriya Yoga as part of a spiritual path that includes other yoga practices. The Kriya technique itself is given after about one year of study and practice of the other techniques that are part of the Path of Kriya Yoga. Ananda Michigan offers Kriya Yoga initiation once a year in the fall. In preparation for taking the initiation, one must complete four levels of classes starting with Lessons in Meditation.

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Raja Yoga 10 Week Course
Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm-9:30pm
February 9 and April 13

Though many people think of yoga primarily in terms of physical postures and exercises (hatha yoga), the term “yoga” properly refers to a comprehensive system of meditation and balanced spiritual living intended to unite the individual soul with the Infinite Spirit. Raja Yoga, which is also known as Royal Yoga, is a system of philosophy, meditation, yoga postures, breathing, healing, and diet. This course shows the interdependence of these seemingly separate areas and how all of them, when correctly approached, promote physical, mental, and emotional health and further our spiritual progress.

Raja Yoga, consistently practiced, awakens us to our deepest reality of oneness with the Infinite and the experience of divine joy. As a spiritual art and science, Raja Yoga is unique in that it encourages us to test the truth of its principles, not simply to believe them. Using the many tools Raja Yoga gives us, we can determine first hand whether it lives up to its promise. 

This course is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, and focuses on all aspects of Raja Yoga except the yoga postures and diet, which can be studied in separate classes offered through Ananda. In this 10 week course, you will learn how to deepen your meditation. You will discover how the inspired wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita integrates with a deeper understanding of Judeo-Christian beliefs. You will be introduced to the famous Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and his Eight-Fold Path, also known as Ashtanga Yoga. This course will benefit people who are new to yoga as well as experienced yogis who want to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga.

All classes begin at 7:00pm and end at 9:00pm via Zoom. Everyone is encouraged to join at 6:30pm for a 30 minute meditation before class and to stay after class for another 30 minute meditation. Here are the dates and descriptions for each class:

February 9, 2021 Week 1: Yoga Paths of Devotion, Action, Wisdom, and Meditation

February 16, 2021 Week 2: The Eight-Fold Path to Self-Realization

February 23, 2021 Week 3: Yamas and Niyamas: Donʼts and Doʼs on the Yoga Path

March 2, 2021 Week 4: Hong Sau Technique of Meditation

March 9, 2021 Week 5: Review of the first four weeks

March 16, 2021 Week 6: Affirmations: The Power of Thought and Mantra

March 23, 2021 Week 7: Tapping the Infinite Source of Energy and Magnetism

March 30, 2021 Week 8: Guru-Discipleship

April 6, 2021 Week 9: Pranayama and the Power of Kundalini

April 13, 2021 Week 10: Review of weeks 6 through 9 and discussion about the next steps on the Path of Kriya Yoga 

This 10 week course is being offered at a cost of $100. Payment is due before the first class on February 9th. You can pay by using this link: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1466246 or by mailing a check payable to Ananda Michigan to 6449 Sherman Road, Charlotte, MI 48813. Please email Mike Limauro at mike@limauro.com by February 2 to confirm your enrollment in this course. Upon enrollment, Mike will email you the materials for the first class and the Zoom link. These classes are intended to be interactive, so Mike will email you the materials for each class a week in advance. Please review the materials before each class and come prepared for an in-depth discussion.

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Guided and Silent Meditation with Mary Thomas
Tuesday mornings, 7:00am-7:45am

Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday mornings, 7:00am-7:45am

Meditation begins with an opening prayer and simple devotional chants to still the mind and quiet the heart. Chants are followed by periods of guided and silent meditation. We conclude with an Affirmation for Self-Healing and prayer.

“Everyone who makes a sincere effort on the spiritual path will surely reach his goal. You cannot say that of worldly ambition. Not everyone can become a famous pianist, no matter how hard he tries. For in every field there is room at the top for very few. All men, however, can claim their sonship equally with the Heavenly Father.” — Paramhansa Yogananda

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Monthly Kriyaban Satsang
1st Wednesday evenings, 7:30pm-9:00pm

This satsang is intended to strengthen our sense of community as Yogananda’s disciples and kriyabans by supporting each other through our journey home to God. We have an opportunity to be one of the “small harmonious groups” that Master spoke of in 1945 as a model of peace and harmony to the world. Before we can inspire the world, we need to inspire ourselves and each other.

We will begin with a prayer to invoke the grace of God, pranayama to relax our bodies and quiet our minds, and chanting to awaken our hearts and deepen our devotion. We may share information intended to help deepen our kriya practice followed by a guided kriya yoga meditation. The host will be happy to answer any questions following our kriya practice.

Kriyabans, contact mike@limauro.com if interested in participating. The Zoom link will be sent individually.

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Wisdom Satsang with Mike Limauro
Thursday evenings, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Please join us for a weekly discussion of the wisdom teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, one of the most important spiritual teachers of our time and author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. We will begin each session with a short prayer and meditation to tune into divine guidance. Everyone will be invited to share topics they feel guided to discuss during our time together. 

We will mindfully bring Yogananda’s teachings to bear on our discussions with an understanding that his teachings bring us a vision of true happiness based on the understanding that it is found within ourselves. He shows us that everyone can be courageous, calm, and confident to effectively deal with any difficulty life sends, because these are qualities of the soul. His teachings guide us to a new and brighter future, filled with inner freedom, purpose, and the realization of our own highest potential. His wonderful vision of life will inspire us to examine the divine potential of all our relationships. Always realistic, practical, and entertaining, Yogananda expresses the challenges we face and shares clear and powerful solutions. He emphasizes that success in life does not depend only upon natural ability. It also depends upon our determination to grasp the opportunity that is presented to us knowing that opportunities in life come by creation, not by chance.

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Gentle Hatha Yoga with Stefanie McClellan
Friday mornings, 11:30am-12:30pm

This class is a highly adaptive practice incorporating easeful movement, mindfulness, guided pranayama, meditation, and an exploration of core yogic values. This offering align’s with our community’s commitment to ethical engagement, spiritual development, and service. The intentions of this practice are to promote greater body-mind-spirit fluency (whole-being  integration), including resiliency of spirit, self-development, and ethical engagement.

These classes are offered at a cost of $3-$10 based on a student’s ability to pay. Payments can be made via PayPal through stefaniemcclellan8107@gmail.com.

Stefanie L. McClellan, MSW, RYT, CMT, Usui Holy Fire Reiki Master/Teacher, is a former mental health clinician and an experienced Yoga Teacher, multi-modality Meditation Teacher, and energy worker. Stefanie double majored in Political Science and Women’s Studies at Wayne State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2003, and completed her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Michigan’s Graduate School of Social Work, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2007. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training through YogaWorks ® – Santa Monica, serving as the “In training intern”/ITI to the lead instructor) in early 2017 as well as her Reiki Mastership later in 2017. She has plans to begin doctoral studies in Theology & Comparative Religion Winter Term 2022, and is currently expanding the depth of her freelance practice by beginning a non-denominational Certified Chaplain program in February 2021. Stefanie made her discipleship vows through Ananda Michigan during the summer of 2019 and received Kriya Yoga initiation in October 2019. 

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Monthly Divine Will Healing with Mary Thomas
1st and 3rd Saturday mornings, 9:00am-10:15am

Our Divine Will Healing techniques originate from articles on yogic healing by Paramhansa Yogananda. Divine will is omnipresent, residing in every unit of Cosmic Energy or Universal Prana. An opening prayer, affirmation and simple devotional chant are followed by a short meditation. In this way, the heart and mind are prepared to offer individual and world prayers. 

Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, taught specific techniques for awakening healing energy within each individual. These techniques have been found to overcome physical, emotional, and spiritual difficulties including serious illnesses. He emphasized that we should use our God-given powers to heal ourselves and others, but not think of them as our own powers. He stated that darkness cannot remain where the Light is present. Attuning ourselves to God’s Light (that which is present in every atom of creation) through meditation, prayer, affirmation, and other means can drive away the darkness of disease in a person’s body, mind and soul. 

“The instrument is blessed by that which flows through it.” — Paramhansa Yogananda

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Monthly Meditation & Satsang with Suman & Muneesh Tewari
2nd Saturday mornings, 10:30am-12:30pm

This satsang includes some chanting, meditating together, and sharing of our individual reflections. We try to tune into divine guidance as much as possible to guide what we do during our time together.

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Kirtan: Yoga of the Heart
3rd Saturday evenings, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Music heals and uplifts our state of consciousness. Please join us for an evening of devotional chanting to attune ourselves to the highest vibration of the heart.

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Monthly Kriyaban Satsang
4th Saturday mornings, 10:00am-12:00pm

This satsang is intended to strengthen our sense of community as Yogananda’s disciples and kriyabans by supporting each other through our journey home to God. We have an opportunity to be one of the “small harmonious groups” that Master spoke of in 1945 as a model of peace and harmony to the world. Before we can inspire the world, we need to inspire ourselves and each other.

We will begin with a prayer to invoke the grace of God, pranayama to relax our bodies and quiet our minds, and chanting to awaken our hearts and deepen our devotion. We may share information intended to help deepen our kriya practice followed by a guided kriya yoga meditation. We will reserve the last 30 minutes at the end of our practice for questions and answers.

Kriyabans, contact mike@limauro.com if interested in participating. The Zoom link will be sent individually.

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