Ananda of Seattle & Lynnwood is part of the worldwide family of Ananda Communities, churhes, meditation and yoga teaching centers, and retreats. In the Seattle area, our primary location is in the Roosevelt district, across the street from East West Bookshop (which is also part of Ananda Sangha). The local residential community is located ten miles north in Lynnwood. We offer classes in hatha yoga, meditation, raja yoga, kriya yoga, scriptures of East and West, and practical spiritual living courses. Based on the kriya yoga teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda (author of "Autobiography of a Yogi"), and founded by direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, Ananda is a dynamic, creative, and multi-faceted spiritual center offering understanding and respect for all people and spiritual traditions.