What is Ananda Yoga?  


Founded in 1968 by Swami Kriyananda, from the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, Ananda Yoga is a gentle, inwardly directed physical, mental and spiritual approach.  

Ananda Yoga pairs yoga poses with internal affirmations and uses unique 'Energization Exercises.' Ananda teachers don't see yoga poses as fixed, instead they are fitted to the needs and abilities of each student. 

Ananda Yoga brings yoga back to its traditional essence of spirituality. 

This style of yoga seeks to raise your level of consciousness by reinforcing the meditative element of yoga poses. In doing so, Ananda Yoga is also designed to bring your mind, body and soul into harmony.

Go to Ananda Yoga if you want: 



Physical yoga poses 


Gentle exercise 

Senior Yoga 


Breathing exercises 


Personalised Yoga

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Watch an Ananda Yoga class 


Who was Ananda Yoga founded by? 

Ananda Yoga was founded by Swami Kriyananda, from the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.


When was Ananda Yoga founded? 

Ananda Yoga was founded in 1997.

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is a yoga advocate and writer with three yoga books to her name, including the beloved travel memoir Yoga School Dropout. She writes regularly for the national press, has authored over 150 guides to types of yoga and yoga poses, discovered nearly 250 proven health benefits of yoga through her painstaking classification of 300 clinical studies, and collected more than 500 personal testimonials to the real life benefits of yoga. She is also the creator of our yoga shop – YogaClicks.Store – handpicking yoga brands that are beautifully made by yogis committed to environmental and social sustainability.