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Ana Franklin



321 Poyntz Ave. Suite A
Manhattan, KS 66502
United States
T: 785-341-9908


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Ana Franklin


At Heart Space Yoga, Ana Franklin teaches the art and science of Yoga in the tradition of Patanjali. True Yoga practice is, by definition, appropriate to the present circumstances of the person practicing. It is excellent for stress reduction, rejuvenation, strengthening of the whole body and calming and focusing to the mind. One can apply the eight limbs of yoga according to personal needs, or choose to work with only one or two limbs. We can use Yoga to help ourselves in many areas of our lives. Regular, frequent practice of Yoga enhances and promotes the body's natural process of healing. As we learn to use yoga's breathing methods, we improve circulation and mental awareness. This creates harmony in the entire person and allows constant healing which is the natural function of system. Movement, postures, breathing technique, chanting and other methods are all employed in a way that is appropriate for the individual. Ana's classes in the Manhattan, KS area are limited in size, so students can enjoy more personal attention. Instruction is available for all levels, including pregnancy, and post-partum, private lessons and other special needs. Ana aims to inspire as many students as possible to create their own regular Yoga practice, thereby finding harmony for themselves and becoming promoters of a happy, healthy, peaceful world. Private lessons are available in addition to regular class time, and are recommended for those with special considerations or medical conditions. Those with medical conditions are asked to check with their physician before attending classes, and to inform your instructor before taking classes. Thank you for your interest, and here's hoping we meet soon!

Profile and Credentials        

Ana's personal practice of yoga spans forty years, and she began teaching in 1984. She has studied under Gary Kraftsow, T.K.V. Desikachar, and Sonia Nelson. In 2006, Ana became certified as a teacher/mentor by the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation, www.khyf.net in Chennai, India.

Beyond this, she has studied natural and herbal healing including the Indian Science of Ayurveda and is a Certified Natural Health Consultant by Dr. Richard Schulze's School of Natural Healing in Santa Monica, CA.

Since 1998 Ana has studied and practiced Yoga Sutras and Vedic Chant with her teacher, Sonia Nelson, Director of the Vedic Chant Center, www.vedicchantcenter.org. Thanks to Sonia's excellent teaching, Ana has attained a special feeling for using the voice as a way to enhance personal integration and mental focus.

Philosophy and Comments        

Health is more than the absence of disease. When we are healthy we are loving, kind, joyful and full of vibrant energy. The Practice of Yoga, while enhancing our vitality, also helps us to be more aware of our unconscious habits of body and mind. With this awareness of ourselves it becomes much easier to make the changes we desire in all areas of our lives.

"If the day and night are such that you greet them with joy,

And life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet scented herbs,

Is more elastic, more starry, more immortal,

- that is your success! -

All nature is your congratulations,

and you have reason, momentarily, to Bless yourself."

Henry David Thoreau

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

At this time, you have the opportunity to plan ahead for a group class of your choice.
Tuesdays Gentle Yoga at 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm (Call U.F.M. for registration in this class, 785-539-8763) or go to www.tryufm.org to register and pay online. Usual, ongoing.

ON CAMPUS AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, optional non-credit spaces available:

10:30 a.m. - 4:20 p.m. - and 5:30 p.m. Three classes on campus at Kansas State U.
Mondays and Wednesdays on KSU campus, College students, Get college Credit for yoga class! Call 785-539-8763, or go to www.tryufm.org and find out about Ana's classes for KSU Credit on campus, some non credit spaces in these classes.

REGISTRATION TERMS (please read before registering):
Please register ahead, as classes may fill up. Call U.F.M. at 785-539-8763, or register online at www.tryufm.com. You can reach Ana at 785-341-9908.
You may also choose to attend by the single class. If so, you may pay at the studio (checks or cash accepted, no plastic please). Below is the list of fees and schedule of classes. The number of students is limited, so it's best to register early.


Come by the studio and try a class! You are welcome to take just one class, or buy a bulk ticket and save. Single class rate of $20 per class or register with U.F.M.

PRIVATE LESSONS available BY APPOINTMENT discounts available for those qualified:

Private lessons,one on one In Studio One Hour $80

One on One hour At your Home $100

Group Semi Private limited to 5 people $100

Available by appointment:785-341-9908.

Workshops and New Classes at Heart Space Yoga        

This is the space for announcing upcoming workshops for those who want to go more deeply into their yoga study. Please also 'like' Heart Space Yoga on Face Book to get messages about upcoming classes and workshops.

FREE 15 MINUTE CONSULTATION BY APPOINTMENT: You are welcome to call me and come talk to me about what you need or want from Yoga. I can give you an idea of your options with private classes or group classes and which may be more suitable. Namaste, Ana

To Register in a scheduled class, call U.F.M. at 785-539-8763 or call Ana directly at 785-341-9908 (text available).

NEW CLASS: Yoga Sutra of Patanjali - Learn how to chant the teachings as it has been chanted for centuries. Authentic oral tradition from the 9th century or earlier.
Six weeks: check with Ana for future Yoga Sutra classes at Heart Space Yoga, 321 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502. 785-341-9908
Cost: Pay as you go, $15 per session OR Pay for six weeks in advance, $80 (save $40)
If you would like to make a gift of yoga classes certificates are available in any amount. Also, you can order a gift certificate by mailing a check for the number of classes (see fee schedule at the top of the page)to: Ana Franklin,
Heart Space Yoga
321 Poyntz Avenue Suite A
Manhattan, KS 66505
Please make your check to Heart Space Yoga, or Ana Franklin, and be sure to indicate the name of the person you are giving the certificate to. A gift certificate will be mailed to you or to the person you wish to receive it. Another alternative is to hold the certificate here at the studio and simply have the receiver come to the studio. Or if you are at the Studio, you may buy it here. The studio cannot accept credit cards, only check or cash.

Student and Military discounts are available. If there is any reason that you cannot afford the rates listed here, please speak to Ana in person to see whether you can receive a cost of living discount.


Chanting is one of the most transformative and nonsectarian spiritual practices, especially since it almost immediately takes us out of our heads and beyond the mind, into realms of sound, joy and calm.
For those interested in learning to chant the Vedas, private lessons are available to groups or individuals. I have been studying and practicing Vedic Chant for over fifteen years. The classical teaching of Vedic Chant is rigorous and requires full concentration. I find this practice to be very uplifting. It is strengthening and clarifying for the mind and the spirit.

Contact: Ana 785-341-9908

Private Lessons        

There are certain times when private instruction could be more useful than attending a class with many others. If you have not studied with Ana, and if you are a beginning yoga student, you are advised to take a private lesson before beginning classes. If you have special considerations or would prefer not to be in a group class, a series of private lessons can be arranged. In fact, the tradition in Yoga is for each student to be taught privately so that the student can be observed and given individual attention by the teacher. The practice of yoga is very personal, and will naturally not be the same for any two people as we are individually unique. So, even for those who do not have health concerns or special considerations, I recommend that you can go further in your yoga practice with private lessons either instead of, or in addition to group classes. Call me to talk about the structure and rewards of learning privately.

Ana's Yoga available on CD!        

Ana has made a CD for you to purchase and take Yoga Class home with you.

The CD includes an insert with figures showing each move and pose in the order which they are taught. You'll hear Ana talking you through the gentle and easy practice. All you have to do is find a quiet space and 45 free minutes, then put the CD on and follow the directions.
Cost: $15, just like one yoga class, except this is a class you can take over and over, in the comfort of your home.

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