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The Movement Center - Hatha Program

Hatha Yoga Studio:

Our yoga studio offers classes for all levels, workshops and teacher training. Our practice integrates breath, asana and awareness.

Rudra Press

Rudra Press:

Our publishing division offers books, CDs and videos on spirituality, meditation, hatha yoga, Kashmir Shaivism, Vajrayana practices, and homeopathy.

Swami Chetanananda

Swami Chetanananda:

Swamiji’s site includes his biography, teachings (including audio and video) and photos.


Nityananda Institute - Founded By Swami Chetanananda

Nityananda Institute, a center for spiritual practice in the tantric tradition, was founded by Swami Chetanananda in 1971. In August 2008, the Institute changed its name to The Movement Center. The Movement Center is currently based in Portland, Oregon, and offers programs and instruction in kundalini meditation, hatha yoga, Vajrayana practices, health and well-being, and leadership.

Spiritual Practice At The Movement Center

The spiritual practice at The Movement Center offers you the opportunity to tap into the highest potential that exists for you as a human being. We support your growth as you awaken to the power of life within you, are enlightened by discovering the dimensions of that power, and become empowered to live a life of your own design.


The name “The Movement Center” was chosen to create a new identity, one that reflects our unique Western cultural context for Eastern spirituality. Center refers to our core, which is total well-being, and movement refers to flow, so the name reflects the circulation of energy that is the essence of our spiritual practice. The name also evokes dynamic stillness, the phrase Swami Chetanananda has often used to describe the ultimate reality.