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Miriam Rodgers

Miriam is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance and is a certified Ananda Yoga teacher.

Miriam joined Ananda Center at Laurelwood and the Cities of Light program in the spring of 2013 after many years with Ananda, serving as Swami Kriyananda’s nurse. Personally trained by Swami Kriyananda through daily contact across fourteen years, Miriam brings a depth of understanding and a richness of joy to Ananda Center at Laurelwood. She helps guide every aspect of Ananda Laurelwood as retreat director.

Over the past 20 years, she has served on three continents, US, Italy, and India, teaching meditation and helping establish spiritual communities. She practices Kriya Yoga meditation as taught by her guru, Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the Indian classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. She delights in sharing these timeless teachings with all who seek more meaning in their lives.

Upcoming Programs by Miriam Rodgers

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First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - February 2018

Also With David Seybert

February 16 - 18, 2018
Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon
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Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

Also With David Seybert

March 2 - 4, 2018
The practice of yoga has a beneficial effect on more than the physical body. Yogis also recognize the existence of a subtle energy body, which plays an important role in our mental and physical health and our spiritual development. The most important features of the subtle energy body are the 7 energy centers (chakras) which are located in the central channel (sushumna) of the energy body.
Silent Retreat

Guided Silent Retreat

Also With David Seybert

March 22 - 25, 2018

The Guided Silent Retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. It is based on the universal, non-sectarian teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi.”

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Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

Also With David Seybert

April 6 - 8, 2018
Pranayama is an aspect of yoga practice that is often taught simply as breathing exercises. But it has a deeper spiritual meaning – “prana” is our life energy and “yama” is control. Controlling our prana helps us remain undisturbed by our experiences, and frees us from reactive thought patterns that occupy our consciousness. The neutralization of these mental habits is one of the defining characteristics of yoga as a spiritual practice.
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First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - May 2018

Also With David Seybert

May 11 - 13, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a […]

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Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

Also With David Seybert

May 25 - 27, 2018
Yoga is more than physical postures – it’s a complete system of spiritual practice. Yoga means “union” - first of body and mind, and ultimately, of your limited self with limitless freedom and joy.
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First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - June 2018

Also With David Seybert

June 8 - 10, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a […]

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Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

Also With David Seybert

July 20 - 22, 2018
The practice of yoga has a beneficial effect on more than the physical body. Yogis also recognize the existence of a subtle energy body, which plays an important role in our mental and physical health and our spiritual development. The most important features of the subtle energy body are the 7 energy centers (chakras) which are located in the central channel (sushumna) of the energy body.
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Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

Also With David Seybert

August 17 - 19, 2018
Pranayama is an aspect of yoga practice that is often taught simply as breathing exercises. But it has a deeper spiritual meaning – “prana” is our life energy and “yama” is control. Controlling our prana helps us remain undisturbed by our experiences, and frees us from reactive thought patterns that occupy our consciousness. The neutralization of these mental habits is one of the defining characteristics of yoga as a spiritual practice.
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First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - Sept 2018

Also With David Seybert

September 7 - 9, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a […]

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Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

Also With David Seybert

September 21 - 23, 2018
Yoga is more than physical postures – it’s a complete system of spiritual practice. Yoga means “union” - first of body and mind, and ultimately, of your limited self with limitless freedom and joy.
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Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

Also With David Seybert

October 19 - 21, 2018
The practice of yoga has a beneficial effect on more than the physical body. Yogis also recognize the existence of a subtle energy body, which plays an important role in our mental and physical health and our spiritual development. The most important features of the subtle energy body are the 7 energy centers (chakras) which are located in the central channel (sushumna) of the energy body.
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First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - Nov 2018

Also With David Seybert

November 2 - 4, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a […]

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Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

Also With David Seybert

November 23 - 25, 2018
Pranayama is an aspect of yoga practice that is often taught simply as breathing exercises. But it has a deeper spiritual meaning – “prana” is our life energy and “yama” is control. Controlling our prana helps us remain undisturbed by our experiences, and frees us from reactive thought patterns that occupy our consciousness. The neutralization of these mental habits is one of the defining characteristics of yoga as a spiritual practice.
Silent Retreat

Guided Silent Retreat

Also With David Seybert

December 6 - 9, 2018

The Guided Silent Retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. It is based on the universal, non-sectarian teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi.”