Maitri Smithhisler serves Ananda Meditation as a teacher and minister, leading a variety of classes, our special family services and events year round. She is a certified yoga and meditation instructor, teaching for over 20 years, and loves to chant and lead kirtan.
She has been part of Ananda since 1987 and came to Ananda Dallas in 1996 after living at Ananda Village in California for 8 years. She serves Ananda as a minister, leading Sunday Services, our special Family Services, and events year round, She has taught yoga and meditation for 20 years and loves to lead chanting (Kirtan) and puts a great deal of creative energy into our family ministry with her husband, Mark, and their son, Galen.
Ananda is dedicated to the belief, born of experience, that you can live in joy. We teach effective techniques for expanding your sense of self, such as meditation, Kriya Yoga, spiritual Hatha Yoga, and divine friendship.