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Ananda Online Meditation

Every Wednesday and Friday 7.15am – 8.00am

Every Sunday 7pm – 8pm

Chanting, meditation and world healing prayers

Everyone welcome!
Based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, includes readings, chanting, silent meditation, and healing prayers.  A great tool for facing life’s many challenges, meditation helps us to live wisely and well!

Please also contact me if you would like to learn to meditate

By Donation –  more info here


Restorative Yoga & Deep Relaxation, Online

First Friday of every month – classes start Friday 6th October

“I relax and cast aside all mental burdens” (Yogananda)

A sublimely relaxing session that brings balance and calm,and eases stress and anxiety.  You are encouraged to relax fully and breathe into the postures, while being supported by bolsters and blocks (or pillows and cushions).  It not only feels heavenly, but gives permission for  muscles to soften and relax, increasing flexibility without strain.  Supports the healing of physical and emotional stress-related issues.  Takes us into the heart space where we can access our inner joy.

Based on Ananda Yoga, healing affirmations are used during the class to take our awareness more inwards.

A really good choice too for fibromyalgia, CFS, sleep issues and many other health issues.  And for people who do too much! (pretty much all of us!)

Next classe 6th October 7pm – 8pm online 

Investment £8

Pay with Paypal

Workshops/Events 2023

Rest and Restore – A Women’s Wellbeing Workshop

Saturday 23rd September – 2pm – 5pm

Total Therapy Studios – Horsham

Feel tension melt away as  Sarah Dover-McCarthy (Clinical Exercise Specialist) and Nalini Deane (Yoga and Womens Wellbeing Specialist) combine their skills  to offer you a unique workshop to help release physical and mental stress, and ease into a softer space.  For anyone that does too much, is stressed, or simply wants an afternoon of great self-care.

The three hours includes:

  1. After a short relaxation, Sarah will guide you through a series of muscle release techniques, mobility exercises and deep slow stretches to help ease physical tension in the body – guaranteed to leave you loosened up and smiling!
  2. Nalini will guide a gorgeously relaxing restorative yoga session where the support of bolsters, blankets and pillows ease you into a deeper letting go.
  3. Finishing with a guided visualisation and relaxation session led by Nalini.

This workshop is suitable for anyone wanting to take a little time out for themselves to nurture the body and mind. We welcome teenagers and above, but may not be suitable to people with acute pain or movement impairments. Please therefore contact us if you would like to discuss suitability.  Investment £50 Bookings can be make via the Total Therapy Website by clicking here

Calm Before Christmas

Sunday 10th December  – 10am – 1pm   

Total Therapy Studios, Horsham

Nalini and Sarah Dover-McCarthy, uniting their skills once more, invite you to a peaceful morning, away from the crowds, to unwind, relax and escape for a while – ahhhhhh!  Mince pies included!

  1. Sarah will ease out your tension with deep slow stretches that your body will love!  She is a brilliant teacher and this will be a great start to the morning.
  2. Nalini will share some soothing and stabilising breathwork, for calming down stress and connecting you more deeply to yourself.  An anchor in life’s challenges.
  3. A wonderfully soothing and uplifting 45 minute relaxation and visualization led by Nalini will ease away any remaining stress or tension, and leave you feeling calm and at ease, and ready for the Christmas season.

This workshop will be held at Total Therapy Studio’s Denne Parade studio, and is suitable for anyone wanting to take a little time out for themselves to nurture the body and mind. We welcome teenagers and above, but may not be suitable to people with acute pain or movement impairments. Please therefore contact us if you would like to discuss suitability.

Investment for this lovely workshop is £50, book with Paypal

Workshops/Events 2024

Ananda Meditation Retreat

Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th April 2024

St Katharine’s, Henley-on-Thames

Spend an inspirational weekend with us in the beautiful guest retreat surrounded by nature and peacefulness.

Our retreats are a joyful experience and a great blend of meditation, kirtans (devotional chanting), satsang, nature walks, and classes on subjects related to the teachings of Yogananada.

Nayaswami Uma from Ananda Assisi will be joining us for this one and sharing her deep wisdom and experience.  Uma was a founding member of Ananda and it will be a joy to have her with us again.

There is always time too for quiet reflection and time out.  They are open to all who are interested in the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, and have some experience of meditation.

Full Vegetarian Bed and Board

Price info out in August

Get in touch if you would like to book or know more.


Practical Magic Herb and Aromatherapy Workshops at Sussex Prairies, dates released for 2024:

Friday 21st June

Saturday 13th July

Wednesday 14th August

Friday 6th September

£65 per workshop – full details to follow.  If you want to book one before then, please get in touch.

Other venues coming up.


“I have participated on a variety of Nalini’s workshops and courses and loved them all! I could go as far as saying they have transformed my outlook on life: The herbal workshops have reconnected me to nature and opened my eyes to the chemicals in commercial products; her yoga and nidra have been the tonic to a fast paced life.  However, Nalini has been much more then a teacher- I would definitely describe her as a life coach for women’s wellness! Thank you Nalini- look forward to another workshop”! (Vicki Fitzpatrick, teacher)

“Thank you for a wonderful morning of dance and yoga nidra.  Every time it is a different experience and I take away new ideas and realisations.  It is so enjoyable and revitalising, and unlike anything else” (Regular Dancemantra attendee)

womens workshops