Welcome to Ananda, downtown Waterloo’s new holistic movement and healing arts studio. We specialize in offering somatic practices for experiencing embodied presence, authentic self-discovery, heart-felt connection, and pure bliss.


We are passionate about finding connection – with ourselves and one another – through AYA dancing, yoga, meditation, drumming, chanting, poetry, art, and more. Let’s move, breathe, feel, express ourselves, and simply be. Together.


Ananda is Sanskrit for “Pure joy. Bliss. One of the highest states of being.” Bliss is what we are devoted to helping you find every time you visit. Everyone is welcome here. Let Ananda be a sanctuary for the bliss-seeker within you.


I have arrived, I am home. In the here, in the now.

I am solid. I am free. In the ultimate I dwell.

-Thich Nhat Hahn


November-December Class Schedule

Please visit the links along the top right menu for additional details (specific dates, fees, registration, etc). Thank you!


5:45 PM Off-Season Basics: Build and Bend (Yoga) with Mary

7:00 PM Meditation Project #2 with Mary


12:00 PM Focused Yoga with Mary

5:45 PM Hatha Flow Yoga with Laura


12:00 PM Aya with Danielle

5:45 PM Focused Yoga with Mary

7:00 PM Meditation Project #1 with Mary


9:30 AM Mom + Baby Yoga with Laura (10/27, 11/17, 12/15)


10:00 AM Aya with Danielle

Stay tuned!

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Upcoming Special Events

Heart-Centered Intention Setting


Sunday, December 10th, 1-3 PM

What if, before you set goals, resolutions, or intentions for 2018, you asked yourself: How do I want to feel in 2018?

Dance + Yoga + Meditation

Winter Solstice Class

Thursday, December 21st, 7-8:30 PM

Join us for a special 90-minute experience combining Aya dancing, yoga, and meditation, guided by Danielle, Laura, and Mary.

Aya Workshop

Embodying the Elements

Sunday, January 21st, 1-4 PM

Enhance your self-awareness, movement potential, health, fitness, creativity, and energetic balance both on and beyond the dance floor.


Move and the way will open.

Zen Proverb


There’s more to come…

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We’re ready for you.

You’ll find us in this beautiful historic brick building nestled sweetly between the Sportsplex and the Public Market.


316 W. 3rd St., Suite 1,
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Come on in.

When you enter the front of the building, we are across the hall from Waterloo Bicycle Works. We are really excited to meet you.


Let's Connect

I’d love to connect with you. Please send me a note, text, or give me a call anytime. Peace + light, Danielle