Kundalini Yoga Teacher/Practioner Bio
Ananda has been a dedicated practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan since 2006. He also completed and taught at numerous holistic yoga and leadership immersions at the Dharmalaya (a holistic yoga, permaculture and meditation center in Eugene, Oregon). In addition to his BA in international and sustainable business, he has a minor in East Asian Religions and studied yogic philosophy at the University of Oregon and the Dharmalaya.
Ananda Yogiji has studied under the guidance of master teachers Gurucharan Singh, Gurmukh, Guru Singh, Krishna Kaur, Ravi Logan and many more. He spent 4 years learning with Viriam Singh and Kaur in Eugene, Oregon. He has attended nine, nine day Kundalini Yoga summer solstice intensives in New Mexico. He is currently in a 40 day sadhana of chanting long Ek Ong Kars for 2.5 hours a day.
Ananda’s sadhana journey includes:
6+ years of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya Meditation (31 minutes minimum/day)
7+ years of wearing white clothing nearly every day
10+ years of being vegetarian
10+ years of dedicated 2-6 hours of yogic practices per day
27 days of White Tantric Yoga over 9 years
120 day sadhana of Meditation for Brosha (Trust) Starting at 11 minutes and built up to 18 minutes (adding 1 minute every 15 days)
Completed 40 day meditation sadhanas with a minimum 11 minutes:
Kirtan Kriya, Sat Kriya, Adi Shakti Mantra (Long Ek Ong Kars), , Ra Ma Da Sa, breath of fire with mudras;
Completed 40 day sadhanas of “Kriya for Elevation” and “Kriya for the Second Chakra (Out of the Kundalini Yoga Experience Book)”
90 day sadhana of Lakshmi Bija Mantra for 31 minutes
40 day sadhana of Dhanada Stotram (recited minimum 7 times/day)
40 day sadhana of Ganesha bija mantra 11 minutes or more per day.
Since meeting Jaya Lakshmi, they have toured nationally and internationally offering healing mantra music concerts as well as teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation with live music provided by Jaya Lakshmi. Ananda regularly teaches at Beloved Festival and Bhaktifest, as well as has taught at Pranafest, Bali Spirit Festival, Maha Bhuta Festival and Peace Village Festival.