Our Service Offering
You are Unique, and We believe the best way to help you live the life you envision is by offering a beautiful and harmonious environment where a team of skilled and friendly experts will support your journey with private and group sessions
At Ananda Yoga, Pilates & Wellness we offer a variety of Yoga styles, so you can choose the one that best resonates with you to help you achieve inner peace and balance with a well rounded practice in a friendly, beautiful and professional environment
On a practical level, yoga is a means of balancing and harmonizing the body, mind and emotions and is a tool that allows us to withdraw from the chaos of the daily life and find a quiet space within
To achieve this Yoga uses movement, breath, asanas (postures), and meditation in order to establish a healthy and balanced approach to daily life
The word Yoga means "unity, union" and is derived from the Sanskrit word "yug", which means join
Relaxes body and mind
Stretches and tones
Soothes the nervous system
Strengthens the spine and eases back pain
We offer separate Adult, Teenagers and Children's Yoga instruction
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced
Private and group classes
Equipment Vs. Mat Pilates
Re- education of the body through the development of the mind-body connection remains a common goal of all Pilates workouts
Equipment-based workouts provide an equipment advantage, using spring resistance and assistance that helps to accelerate the process of re-aligning and strengthening the body
We proudly offer Pilates, on Reformer, Chair and Cadillac
Transformation will take place with every workout as your body begins to re-learn through every movement.
Come try one of our classes and explore your body's full potential
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy"
Reiki Principles for living:
Just for today
Do not worry
Just for today
Do not anger
Honor your parents
teachers and elders
Earn your living honestly
Show gratitude to every living thing
As taught in the Usui Method of Natural Healing
Usui Shiki Ryoho
Classes or attunements are held periodically for I and II degree, please Contact us for more information, or see the upcoming events section
Sessions by Appointment only.
Some Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Q. Is Reiki a Religion?
Although Reiki energy is spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion. Practitioners are not asked to change any religious or spiritual beliefs they may have. They are free to continue believing anything they choose and are encouraged to make their own decisions concerning the nature of their religious practices
Q. Does one have to stop seeing a regular doctor or psychologist in order to receive a Reiki treatment?
A. No. Reiki works in conjunction with regular medical or psychological treatment. If one has a medical or psychological condition, it is recommended that one see a licensed health care professional in addition to receiving Reiki treatments. Reiki energy works in harmony with all other forms of healing, including drugs, surgery, psychological care or any other method of alternative care and will improve the results.
Q. Is it safe for pregnant woman?
A. Since Reiki is guided by the Higher Power, the Reiki energy will know the condition of the client or student and adjust appropriately. Reiki can only do good. Many pregnant women have received treatments with great benefit to them and their unborn child. It has also been used during child birth. Pregnant women have also taken the Reiki training and received the Reiki attunement with beneficial results
Q. Are there any side effects from a Reiki treatment?
A. Most of the time a person will feel relaxed and uplifted by a Reiki treatment. However, sometimes a person will have what is called a healing crisis. As a person's vibration goes up, toxins that have been stored in the body will be released into the blood stream to be filtered by the liver and kidneys and removed from the system. When this happens, sometimes a person can get a headache or stomach ache or feel weak. If this happens, it is a good idea to drink more water, eat lighter meals and get more rest. The body is cleansing as part of the healing process so this is a good sign
Reiki Scientific Research
Searching for scientific studies, we've found that Reiki has been proven effective in reducing pain and improving Quality of Life in advanced cancer patients[4,5], changing blood hemoglobin and hematocrit levels, reducing levels of free radicals, reducing anxiety and lowering blood pressure, etc. etc. - the list goes on. Reiki even proved effective in improved growth of heat-shocked bacterial cultures. There's a vast body of recent research, mostly pointing to the effectiveness of the method.
1] University of Minnesota, "Taking Charge of Your Health - Complementary Therapies"
 About.com, Holistic Healing
 "Reiki - Hands that Heal", Joyce J. Morris, M.S., C.A.D.C, Reiki Master Teacher, ISBN 1578631181, 9781578631186
 "Using Reiki to manage pain: a preliminary report.", K . Olson and J. Hanson, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alta., PMID: 9765732.
 "A phase II trial of Reiki for the management of pain in advanced cancer patients", K . Olson, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management , Volume 26 Issue 5 Pages 990 - 997.
 "Reiki Healing: A Physiologic Perspective", Wendy S. Wetzel M.S.N., R.N., Journal of Holistic Nursing, Vol. 7, No. 1, 47-54 (1989), DOI: 10.1177/089801018900700109.
 "The Effect of Reiki on the Level of Free Radicals", Nancy L. Garrison, PhD Dissertation, August 2005.
 "Biological correlates of Reiki Touch healing", Diane Wind Wardell PhD RNC and Joan Engebretson DrPH RNC, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Volume 33 Issue 4 Pages 439 - 445.
 "In Vitro Effect of Reiki Treatment on Bacterial Cultures: Role of Experimental Context and Practitioner Well-Being", Beverly Rubik PhD., Audrey J. Brooks PhD. and Gary E. Schwartz PhD., Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, January 1, 2006, 12(1): 7-13. doi:10.1089/acm.2006.12.7.
 "A Study to Test the Effectiveness of Placebo Reiki Standardization Procedures Developed for a Planned Reiki Efficacy Study", Ahlam A. Mansour PhD., Marion Beuche, Gail Laing PhD., Anne Leis PhD., and Judy Nurse, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, April 1, 1999, 5(2): 153-164. doi:10.1089/acm.1999.5.153
Meditation - Raja Yoga and other modalities
Meditation brings about deep relaxation, stress relief and peace of mind and body
Raja means king, and the form of yoga called raja yoga is focused on the mind which is supposed to be the king among the organs
Group Classes, individual instruction and Group Seminars are held periodically
Energy balancing is most similar to Reiki, but it combines other techniques as well. It purifies and strengthens the energy field and centers, known sometimes as chakras. You will also learn about your own energy management and what exercises and activities you can do to release your energy blockages and raise your energy levels
Sessions by appointment Only
We offer stress management seminars for organizations including seminars for business professionals and caregivers
Sessions held at our location or yours