Kundalini Yoga Teacher/Practioner Bio
Ananda Yogiji 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 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 ten, nine day Kundalini Yoga summer solstice intensives in New Mexico.
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 (OR), Bhakti Fest (CA), Hanuman Festival (CO), and the Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference (AZ). He has also taught at Wanderlust (Oahu, Squaw, Whistler, Aspen), Bali Spirit Festival, Maha Bhuta Festival (FL), Prana Fest (OR) and Peace Village Festival (OR).
Ananda’s ongoing sadhana journey includes:
- 6+ years of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya Meditation (31 minutes minimum/day)
- 40 day sadhana of chanting long Ek Ong Kars for 2.5 hours a day.
120 day of chanting long Ek Ong Kars for 31 min day.
120 day of Laya Yoga Chant for 31 Minutes
- 10+ years of dedicated 2-6 hours of yogic practices per day
- 30 days of White Tantric Yoga over 10 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)
10+ years of being vegetarian
4+ years of wearing white clothing nearly every day
Completed 40 day meditation sadhanas with a minimum 11 minutes:
Kirtan Kriya, Sat Kriya, 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)”
Sanskrit Mantra Sadhana's:
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.