About Ananda


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


[ah-nuh n-duh]

noun, Sanskrit.
1. joy, happiness, perfect bliss.

Team Ananda 2017

Where are we?

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


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

Simply enter the front of the building. We’re on the right, across the hall from Waterloo Bicycle Works. We are excited to meet you!


I’d love to hear from you. Please email or text/call my cell anytime.


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Meet Our Team


Danielle Eastman

Danielle Eastman, M.A., Exercise Physiology, is the founder of the international conscious dance practice, Aya®, owner of Ananda, and has over twenty years of experience teaching conscious dance, fitness, yoga, martial arts, and energy work. After a decade of seeking, exploring, and teaching along the West Coast, Danielle returned home to Iowa to be near family and share Aya with the Cedar Valley.



Laura Creswell

Laura, RYT-500, has 1000s of hours of yoga training and teaching experience, and is a Co-Founder of the State Street Yoga Co-op in Cedar Falls. Laura is passionate about helping women feel strong, peaceful, and confident in their body. She loves to help women connect with their intuitive wisdom.



Mary McInnis Meyer

Mary, RYT-500, MS-Engineering, and Founder of Field of Yoga Project, has 1000s of hours of yoga training and teaching experience. With her passion for relating ancient yogic wisdom with the latest in biomechanics, physiology, and psychology, Mary – in very practical, pragmatic, and specific ways – is passionate about helping participants to expand their awareness and empower themselves with this profound and timeless practice.