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Ramakrishna Vedanta Society of North Texas
119-125 W. Scotland Drive, Irving, TX 75062 Phone: 972-252-4673 (HOPE)

Hatha Yoga Classes at the Vedanta Center

Now offered: 6-Week Courses of Traditional Hatha Yoga on Saturdays (or possibly Sundays) in the spring and fall

Conducted by Yoga Instructors at the Vedanta Center

YOGA means “union” and also “method of union.” Hatha Yoga is the science of bringing the body, mind, and spirit into balance. Raja Yoga (the "royal path" of meditation) uses this science in preparation for the practices of mindfulness and meditation. However, Hatha Yoga is useful to anyone who seeks health, harmony, and balance in life.


ABOUT THE YOGA INSTRUCTORS: Each one is a qualified Yoga instructor. For details, see their bio-data at the bottom of this page.

THE COURSES: Each 6-week course invites beginners and advanced students alike.

CLASSES: Saturday mornings (or possibly Sunday afternoons). See Special Events at vedantadfw.org for future classes.

VENUE: Vedanta Center Complex: 125 W. Scotland Drive, Irving, TX 75062

DONATION FOR THE COURSE: $50 per person. Proceeds go the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society of North Texas. Enrolled students will be emailed a release of liability form to sign and submit to the Vedanta Society upon entering the first day of class.

DONATION FOR THE COURSE: COURSEWARE & PREPARATION: Light, loose cotton clothes that are comfortable for yoga postures and movement (No shorts or halter tops). Students must bring a yoga mat and a light blanket. An empty stomach is recommended, however water, tea/coffee (one cup) may be taken at least 1 hour prior to class.

Limited Space Available.
To register for upcoming dates of class sessions, check the Special Events section.

Yoga Instructors at the Vedanta Center

RANJANA PALLANA established the first yoga studio in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in 1967. She has studied and taught yoga for 50 years and has also certified qualified yoga students. Ranjana’s yoga offers the traditional style of Hatha Yoga with some modern twists to accommodate people of all backgrounds. She recognizes that each person is one of a kind, and a gifted individual.

All Classes are multi-level. Ranjana’s goal is to provide each student with yoga techniques that bring joy to body and spirit, along with a great workout. They are taught from different angles, and no boundaries are set. Ranjana feels the beauty of yoga is that there is so much to draw from. The source is boundless and nameless.


DEBRA HOWARD is a certified yoga instructor. In 2014 she received her 200-hour certificate, and currently she is completing her 300-hour advanced yoga certification in Fundamental of Embodied Anatomy through the School for Body Mind Centering and the Dallas Yoga Center.

Debra believes yoga allows us to become more self-aware and better able to express our creativity and life purpose. She enthusiastically supports the various aspects of yoga including the healing, relaxing, and spiritual.

Debra Teaches traditional Hatha Yoga—standing, sitting, and flow poses, which unite the breath with movement—in order that the student may center body and mind with the intention of readying themselves to be in a space and time to communicate with the divine within.


PHILIP VALENTINETTI is a yoga teacher and massage therapist. He began his study of yoga in 2009 in New York, and then went on to receive his teacher training certificate at Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja California. He teaches Yin Yoga and traditional Hatha Yoga.

Yin Yoga is a series of gently held postures that guide the body to gradually open, breath by breath. Targeting the tendons, ligaments, and fascia, this deeply meditative practice increases circulation in the joints, improves flexibility, quiets the mind, and energizes your day. Hatha Yoga includes exercises that promote flexibility and strength as well as relaxation through controlled breath.

For Philip, yoga means reconnecting with aspects of the self—whether physical, mental, or spiritual—and he strongly desires to share the teachings of yoga with others.


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