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


September-October Class Schedule

For class details (descriptions, prices, registration, etc.), please visit the links along the top right menu. Thank you!


2:00 PM Community Singing, Chanting, and Drumming (offered once monthly)

5:00 PM Teen Yoga and Meditation Workshops (offered once monthly)


5:45 PM Aya with Danielle


5:40 AM Peak Flow Yoga with Mary

12:00 PM Focused Flow Yoga with Mary

5:45 PM Hatha Flow Yoga with Laura


12:00 PM Aya with Danielle

5:45 PM Focused Flow with Mary

7:00 PM Meditation with Mary


5:40 AM Peak Flow Yoga with Mary

8:20 AM Firefighter Yoga with Mary

9:30 AM Mom + Baby Yoga with Laura (held on 10/6 + 10/27)


10:00 AM Aya with Danielle


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