Powerful Techniques for Today’s World
This special workshop, delivered over two 1.5 hour sessions, is designed to train you — no matter the challenges you face — to remain calm, energetic, and productive.
You’ll gain a wide variety of practical, easy-to-use yogic techniques and strategies that will help you combat stress and enhance your sense of well-being and happiness.
This workshop combines cutting-edge research on stress management with the time-tested teachings of yoga, as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi.
Develop an inner center of unshakable calmness
Discover how to keep joy and calmness always within your reach, independent of outer circumstances.
Turn stress to your advantage
Learn to transform stress from an obstacle into an opportunity for growth, learning, and creativity.
Overcome worry, anxiety, and fear
Make your mind and body strong allies to overcome habitual negative reactions to stress, and develop positive new patterns for thriving.
Stand strong amidst life's challenges
Receive tools that strengthen you on all levels: physical, mental, and spiritual.
Keep stress from interfering with sleep
Simple practices to relax into a refreshing sleep.
Learn techniques for busting stress in-the-moment
Feeling stressed before or during an important engagement? Get a toolkit of techniques to feel calm and confident right away.
Stop stress before it begins
Learn a classical technique of meditation—the ultimate tool for stress management.
Use Food to reduce stress
Learn simple dietary practices that can make a world of difference
“The amount of support material was more thorough than many other online offerings I’ve taken, which cost twice as much.”
Meet Your Instructors
“The level of care and support extended by the instructors makes you feel as though you are a part of an extended family who genuinely care about your spiritual growth and well being. . . . There was 100% support from the fully present instructors every step of the way.”— Kiana B.
Nayaswami Gyandev is director of Ananda Yoga worldwide, co-director of Ananda Meditation® Teacher Training, and co-founder of Yoga Alliance. He is also a Certified Online Instructor, Level 2 Ananda Yoga® teacher, Raja Yoga teacher, and E-RYT 500.
Known for his clarity of presentation, deep insights, high energy and humor, Gyandev has taught meditation for more than 35 years. He says: “The supreme practicality of yoga appeals to my scientific nature. And it works—I’ve seen yoga offer a solution to every problem I’ve faced. Sharing these solutions with others is both a joy and a privilege.”
Gyandev has a PhD in Mathematics (Operations Research) from Stanford University. Before beginning his work with Ananda, Gyandev was a management consultant in San Diego and in Silicon Valley, California.
Brahmachari Sagar resides at the Ananda Monastery located at Ananda Village in Northern California and serves Ananda’s Online Ministry. Born in a family of kriya-yogis, Sagar read Paramhansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi at a young age, an influence that culminated in his decision to serve Yogananda’s mission through Ananda.
Sagar led Ananda’s work in Mumbai for about five years and has served Ananda’s work in India in several capacities: as a teacher & counselor to students, as a meditation & stress-relief workshop facilitator for corporates, and as Ananda India’s Fundraising coordinator.
Prior to commencing his life of service at Ananda, Sagar was a graduate student with full scholarship at Boston University and holds advanced degrees in Engineering.
Melody is an extraordinary yoga teacher, who conveys her great knowledge of yoga asanas, from physical mechanics to spiritual upliftment, with a blend of graciousness, authority, and fun. She has been practicing the teachings of yoga since the age of 14, and began teaching at age 17.
Melody serves as the Director of Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training, Director of Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, and is a Ananda Meditation® Teacher at the Expanding Light Retreat. Melody is also a dancer who finds great joy in practicing the movement of yoga, and guiding beginning through advanced students into the stillness of meditation that follows yoga. She is registered as an E-RYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance.
Kalidas has been practicing holistic nutrition, yoga, and meditation for several years.
He finds that there are some universal principles that can guide one on the pathway to healing of body, mind, and soul.
He resides at Ananda Village with his wife, Melody, and their son. He is also a practicing Vedic astrologer.