Posts By: Gilberto Arias

At Ananda, we encourage everyone to explore their body’s potential without the use of props, except when a medical condition prevents a student from practicing Yoga safely without props. Sometimes an instructor may introduce props for the purpose of teaching an activation of certain muscles, but then the students are promptly graduated away from them.


Q. Where does Reiki energy come from?

Reiki energy is a subtle energy. It is different than electricity or chemical energy or other kinds of physical energy. Reiki energy comes from the Higher Power, which exists on a higher dimension than the physical world we are familiar with. When viewed clairvoyantly, Reiki energy appears to come down from above and to enter the top of the practitioners head after which if flows through the body and out the hands. It appears to flow this way because of our perspective. However, the true source of Reiki energy is within ourselves. This does not mean that we use our personal energy when we do Reiki, but that the energy is coming from a transcendental part of ourselves that is connected to an infinite supply of healing energy. (more…)

Studio Etiquette

March 6, 2019

At Ananda we aim and promise to work hard to help you enjoy every minute of your visit

We work to provide you with a safe, nurturing, judgement free and family friendly environment where you can practice Yoga, Pilates Reformer, Meditation and Pranayama, other Yogic practices and workshops and get your massage or Reiki treatment.


Pilates Reformer is a practice appropriate for Teens and Adults without active injuries

At Ananda we teach Pilates Reformer using the method developed by Gilberto Arias incorporating classical Pilates  exercises with Yoga and modern Fitness techniques  to speed up the process of change and to restore range of motion and strength while developing lean long muscle without bulking up


New to yoga? We were all beginners once, and we are always beginning something, so we LOVE beginners !Anyone can do Yoga, you don’t have to come already knowing how to do it or flexible, Yoga always helps no matter where we are staring from

At Ananda we offer Soft and moderate Hatha, Flow based (Vinyasa) Hatha, and Children’s Yoga

In addition, we indicate the level in the description for each class, which is indicative of what you can expect, however all our instructors are certified and trained to offer modifications so you can access a version of the pose safely and still reap the rewards of the practice

The best way to begin a yoga practice is to sign up and take your first class, if you are coming back to practice, or beginning, or just want to stretch and relax, we recommend you  attend a Soft Hatha, or Hatha class.