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2014 December

Personal Retreat

Monday, December 1 – Wednesday, December 31

Personal Retreat

Learn How to Meditate

Friday, December 19 – Sunday, December 21

Learn How to Meditate
10% off

A Christmas of Inner Awakening

Monday, December 22 – Friday, December 26

A Christmas of Inner Awakening

Ananda’s Annual All Day Meditation

Tuesday, December 23

Ananda’s Annual All Day Meditation

Holiday Yoga Getaway

Friday, December 26 – Sunday, December 28

Holiday Yoga Getaway

New Year Renewal: Relax, Recharge, Refocus

Monday, December 29 – Friday, January 2

New Year Renewal: Relax, Recharge, Refocus

2015 January

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

Sunday, January 4 – Sunday, February 1   ceu credits

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training
Reduced from regular 2015 rates

Divine Mother Retreat for Women

Friday, January 9 – Sunday, January 11

Divine Mother Retreat for Women

Tools for Success

Friday, January 9 – Sunday, January 11

Tools for Success
20% off

Ananda Travels Open House

Saturday, January 10

Ananda Travels Open House

First-Timers' Weekend

Friday, January 16 – Sunday, January 18

First-Timers' Weekend

Teachers on the Road: How to Be a Success Retreat

Friday, January 16 – Sunday, January 18

Teachers on the Road: How to Be a Success Retreat

Learn How to Meditate

Friday, January 23 – Sunday, January 25

Learn How to Meditate

Recreate Yourself

Friday, January 23 – Sunday, January 25

Recreate Yourself
15% off

Deepen Your Spiritual Life with Yoga Practices

Friday, January 30 – Sunday, February 1

Deepen Your Spiritual Life with Yoga Practices

How to Rise Above Your Karma

Friday, January 30 – Sunday, February 1

How to Rise Above Your Karma
10% off

February

Inner Renewal Week

Sunday, February 1 – Sunday, February 8

Inner Renewal Week

Kriya Yoga Preparation

Wednesday, February 4 – Saturday, February 7

Kriya Yoga Preparation

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Thursday, February 5 – Saturday, February 7

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat in Kerala, India

Friday, February 6 – Wednesday, February 18   ceu credits

Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat in Kerala, India

Developing Intuition: How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance

Friday, February 13 – Sunday, February 15

Developing Intuition: How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance

Spiritualize Your Marriage

Friday, February 13 – Sunday, February 15

Spiritualize Your Marriage
10% off

Learn How to Meditate

Friday, February 20 – Sunday, February 22

Learn How to Meditate

Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Friday, February 20 – Sunday, February 22

Prenatal Yoga Retreat
10% off

The Answer Is Within

Friday, February 20 – Sunday, February 22

The Answer Is Within
10% off

Autobiography of a Yogi

Tuesday, February 24 – Thursday, February 26

Autobiography of a Yogi
10% off

You Can Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life

Friday, February 27 – Sunday, March 1   ceu credits

You Can Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life

Intro to Ananda Yoga

Friday, February 27 – Sunday, March 1

Intro to Ananda Yoga

Change Your Magnetism—Change Your Destiny

Friday, February 27 – Sunday, March 1

Change Your Magnetism—Change Your Destiny

March

Yoga Therapy Training: Principles

Sunday, March 1 – Sunday, March 8   ceu credits

Yoga Therapy Training: Principles

First-Timers' Week

Sunday, March 1 – Friday, March 6

First-Timers' Week

Learn How to Meditate

Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8

Learn How to Meditate

Pranayama Clinic for Kriyabans

Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8

Pranayama Clinic for Kriyabans

Yoga Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength

Monday, March 9 – Thursday, March 12   ceu credits

Yoga Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Thursday, March 12 – Sunday, March 15   ceu credits

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

First-Timers' Weekend

Friday, March 13 – Sunday, March 15

First-Timers' Weekend

How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality

Friday, March 13 – Sunday, March 15

How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality

Yoga Therapy Training: Musculoskeletal 2

Thursday, March 19 – Monday, March 23

Yoga Therapy Training: Musculoskeletal 2

An 11th Step Retreat

Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29

An 11th Step Retreat

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility

Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility

April

Yogananda's Teachings on the Bible

Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 5

Yogananda's Teachings on the Bible

Springtime at Ananda

Saturday, April 4 – Sunday, April 5

Springtime at Ananda

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

Sunday, April 5 – Sunday, May 3   ceu credits

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?

Friday, April 10 – Sunday, April 12

Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?

Harmonium Chanting Workshop

Friday, April 10 – Sunday, April 12

Harmonium Chanting Workshop

Springtime at Ananda

Saturday, April 11 – Sunday, April 12

Springtime at Ananda

Learn How to Meditate

Tuesday, April 14 – Thursday, April 16

Learn How to Meditate

Hawaii Retreat

Saturday, April 18 – Saturday, April 25

Hawaii Retreat

Springtime at Ananda

Saturday, April 18 – Sunday, April 19

Springtime at Ananda

The Dancer as a Channel

Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 26

The Dancer as a Channel

May

First-Timers' Weekend

Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3

First-Timers' Weekend

Finding Your Authentic Voice

Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3

Finding Your Authentic Voice

Dedication of Swami Kriyananda's Moksha Mandir

Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17

Dedication of Swami Kriyananda's Moksha Mandir

Ananda Holistic Health Retreat

Sunday, May 17 – Friday, May 22   ceu credits

Ananda Holistic Health Retreat

Kriya Yoga Preparation

Thursday, May 21 – Sunday, May 24

Kriya Yoga Preparation

Yoga Getaway for Memorial Day

Friday, May 22 – Monday, May 25

Yoga Getaway for Memorial Day

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Friday, May 22 – Sunday, May 24

Kriya Yoga Initiation

A Women's Retreat—Sharing from the Heart

Thursday, May 28 – Sunday, May 31

A Women's Retreat—Sharing from the Heart

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

Saturday, May 30 – Friday, June 5

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

First-Timers' Week

Sunday, May 31 – Friday, June 5

First-Timers' Week

June

Learn How to Meditate

Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7

Learn How to Meditate

Advanced Pranayama

Sunday, June 7 – Sunday, June 14

Advanced Pranayama

Yoga Therapy Training: Principles

Sunday, June 14 – Sunday, June 21   ceu credits

Yoga Therapy Training: Principles

The Essence of the Yoga Sutras

Sunday, June 14 – Saturday, June 20

The Essence of the Yoga Sutras

Relationships That Work

Friday, June 19 – Sunday, June 21

Relationships That Work

Living with Spirit

Sunday, June 21 – Sunday, July 5

Living with Spirit

Yoga Therapy Training: Musculoskeletal 1

Sunday, June 21 – Tuesday, June 30   ceu credits

Yoga Therapy Training: Musculoskeletal 1

Families for a New Tomorrow Camp

Sunday, June 21 – Saturday, June 27

Families for a New Tomorrow Camp

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

Thursday, June 25 – Sunday, July 5   ceu credits

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

July

Early Days of Ananda: Living History

Friday, July 3 – Sunday, July 5

Early Days of Ananda: Living History

Change Your Magnetism—Change Your Destiny

Friday, July 3 – Sunday, July 5

Change Your Magnetism—Change Your Destiny

First-Timers' Weekend

Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12

First-Timers' Weekend

A Weekend with Nayaswami Asha

Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12

A Weekend with Nayaswami Asha

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

Sunday, July 12 – Sunday, August 9   ceu credits

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

Sunday, July 12 – Monday, July 20   ceu credits

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

How to Love and Be Loved

Sunday, July 12 – Friday, July 17

How to Love and Be Loved

Learn How to Meditate

Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19

Learn How to Meditate

Nature Awareness for Higher Spiritual Awareness

Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19   ceu credits

Nature Awareness for Higher Spiritual Awareness

Developing Intuition: How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance

Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 26

Developing Intuition: How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance

August

Spiritual Renewal Week

Sunday, August 9 – Sunday, August 16

Spiritual Renewal Week

Kriya Yoga Preparation

Wednesday, August 12 – Saturday, August 15

Kriya Yoga Preparation

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Thursday, August 13 – Saturday, August 15

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?

Friday, August 21 – Sunday, August 23

Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?

Yoga Therapy Training: Psychology and Mental Health

Friday, August 28 – Wednesday, September 2   ceu credits

Yoga Therapy Training: Psychology and Mental Health

September

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

Thursday, September 3 – Sunday, September 13   ceu credits

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

Friday, September 11 – Sunday, September 13

Experiencing the 8 Manifestations of God

Yoga Therapy Training: Ayurveda

Tuesday, September 15 – Saturday, September 19   ceu credits

Yoga Therapy Training: Ayurveda

First-Timers' Weekend

Friday, September 18 – Sunday, September 20

First-Timers' Weekend

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges I

Sunday, September 20 – Sunday, September 27   ceu credits

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges I

Sharing Nature Training and Retreat

Sunday, September 27 – Friday, October 2

Sharing Nature Training and Retreat

Himalayan Adventure Pilgrimage

Tuesday, September 29 – Thursday, October 15

Himalayan Adventure Pilgrimage

October

Israel Pilgrimage

Tuesday, October 6 – Monday, October 19

Israel Pilgrimage

Kriya Yoga Preparation

Thursday, October 8 – Sunday, October 11

Kriya Yoga Preparation

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

Sunday, October 25 – Sunday, November 22   ceu credits

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

Sunday, October 25 – Monday, November 2   ceu credits

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

Relationships That Work

Friday, October 30 – Sunday, November 1

Relationships That Work

November

First-Timers' Weekend

Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8

First-Timers' Weekend

Meditation Solutions

Sunday, November 8 – Sunday, November 15   ceu credits

Meditation Solutions

First-Timers' Weekend

Friday, November 13 – Sunday, November 15

First-Timers' Weekend

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility

Friday, November 13 – Sunday, November 15

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility

Spiritual Counseling Training

Tuesday, November 17 – Sunday, November 22   ceu credits

Spiritual Counseling Training

Living with a Grateful Heart: A Thanksgiving Retreat

Wednesday, November 25 – Sunday, November 29

Living with a Grateful Heart: A Thanksgiving Retreat

Developing Intuition: How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance

Friday, November 27 – Sunday, November 29

Developing Intuition: How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance

Yoga Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength

Monday, November 30 – Thursday, December 3   ceu credits

Yoga Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength

December

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Thursday, December 3 – Sunday, December 6   ceu credits

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Friday, December 4 – Sunday, December 6

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Personal Retreat
Combine personal quiet time and spiritual inspiration. Come almost any day of the year except the nights of Dec 22-25, Dec 29-Jan 1, Feb 8-12, May 15-16, Oct 2-3

Karma Yoga
An opportunity to study, serve and grow. Have the life-changing experience of living in an ashram for 2 weeks to 3 months. Apply


Ananda Institute of Cooperative Living
Live and learn how this spiritual intentional community has succeeded for 45 years. More...


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Massage and other healing treatments are available to support your meditation retreat experience

Come a Day Early
Relax, Take a Walk,
Get a Massage


Gardens, flowers, forest are within and around the Expanding Light Spiritual Retreat for Meditation, Yoga, and Health

Stay an Extra Day,  Relax,
Absorb Your Experience


Exquisite vegetarian cuisine is carefully planned to support your meditation and overall health. Our menu is based on the teachings of yoga on diet

Three delicious and satisfying
vegetarian buffet meals are included
with the cost of your stay

 
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