Programs

You can enjoy a variety of programs to help you to feel the calmness and wholeness within you and to express those qualities more beautifully in all parts of your life. Our calendar is continually growing as we add new programs. Please check again later for more offerings.


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2016 May

Pilgrimage to Spain & Italy: Sacred Sites in Southern Europe

Saturday, May 21 – Saturday, Jun 11

Pilgrimage to Spain & Italy: Sacred Sites in Southern Europe
Experience Historical and Holy Sites, and Walk Where Saints Walked

Experience the deep vibrations of early monasteries, ancient convents, museums, opulent palaces and antique castles; places of spiritual, historical, and artful inspiration.
Nayaswami Krishnadas and Nayaswami Mantradevi

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

In this retreat, you'll learn more about what the chakras do, and you'll be guided through experiences of them on progressively deeper levels.
Nayaswami Maria

Advanced Pranayama

Sunday, May 29 – Sunday, Jun 5

Advanced Pranayama

Pranayama is the key to a deep experience of yoga postures and meditation.
Nayaswami Gyandev McCord and Nayaswami Diksha

June

The Essence of the Yoga Sutras According to Yogananda

Sunday, Jun 5 – Saturday, Jun 11

The Essence of the Yoga Sutras According to Yogananda
Apply the Wisdom of Patanjali for Spiritual Success

Patanjali, the great ancient exponent of yoga, described the stages of spiritual development for all seekers. These principles of yoga are based not on dogma, but on how we are made.
Pranaba and Parvati Hansen

Discover Your Own Happiness Retreat

Sunday, Jun 5 – Friday, Jun 10

Discover Your Own Happiness Retreat

Take a 5-day vacation for personal transformation. You'll gain experiences and tools you can use throughout your life. "Happiness is not a thing: It is a state of mind."
Nayaswami Anandi

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya

Thursday, Jun 9 – Sunday, Jun 12

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya

For disciples of Yogananda: a review and deepening of your practices of AUM technique, Hong-Sau in the spine, and other advanced practices to prepare you for Kriya Yoga initiation, for those eligible.
Sanjan Thelen

Wisdom of Yogananda Series: How to Know God

Friday, Jun 10 – Sunday, Jun 12

Wisdom of Yogananda Series: How to Know God

The Divine expresses itself through qualities we can tangibly feel: peace, calmness, love, joy, light, sound, power, and wisdom. During this retreat you'll have the opportunity to experience God in each of these manifestations.
Sahaja Sims

Yoga for Stronger Bones

  ceu credits Friday, Jun 10 – Sunday, Jun 12

Yoga for Stronger Bones

Enjoy a weekend of Therapeutic Ananda Yoga to strengthen your bones and muscles.
Maitri Jones

Strengthen Your Kriya Yoga Practice Retreat

Sunday, Jun 12 – Tuesday, Jun 14

Strengthen Your Kriya Yoga Practice Retreat

For those who've had Kriya initiation—guided practices, personal help, and extra support for taking the technique deeper.
Sanjan Thelen

Yoga Therapy Training: Principles

  ceu credits Sunday, Jun 19 – Sunday, Jun 26

Yoga Therapy Training: Principles

This in-depth 7-day program is the first module of Ananda’s Yoga Therapy Training. Giving you practical foundatiol skills for a safe and effective yoga therapy practice coming from the ancient sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda.
Nayaswami Mangala, Maitri Jones and Barbara Bingham

International Day of Yoga

Tuesday, Jun 21

International Day of Yoga

United Nations Declares June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. Join us June 21 for Free Events at Online with Ananda

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

  ceu credits Thursday, Jun 23 – Sunday, Jul 3

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

Meditation teachers are in demand— why not become one? Gain the skills and confidence to share your knowledge with people from all paths and backgrounds. With a highly trained and experienced teaching staff.
Nayaswami Diksha, Nayaswami Anandi and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Jun 24 – Sunday, Jun 26

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is recommended everywhere these days for the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity and overall physical health.
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran and Sahaja Sims

Yoga Therapy Training: Musculoskeletal 1

  ceu credits Sunday, Jun 26 – Wednesday, Jul 6

Yoga Therapy Training: Musculoskeletal 1

Explore problems of the back, knee, hip, shoulder in great depth and detail. You’ll learn to evaluate, communicate, and teach safely to help with pain relief and management—from the simplest situations to the more complex.
Nicole DeAvilla

July

First-Timers' Weekend

Friday, Jul 1 – Sunday, Jul 3

First-Timers' Weekend

A perfect getaway—with a blend of relaxation, inspiration, yoga postures, meditation instruction, and delicious vegetarian food—in a beautiful atmosphere. You'll be amazed how much you can experience in one weekend.
Nayaswami Mantradevi and Badri Matlock

How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance

Friday, Jul 8 – Sunday, Jul 10

How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance

Developing Intuition can be an amazing time saving device! It is the fruit of practicing the skills you will learn during this retreat: awareness, meditation, and a joyful inner balance. Led by guest teacher and author of Freedom from Stress.
David Gamow

How to Achieve Happiness Retreat

Friday, Jul 8 – Sunday, Jul 10

How to Achieve Happiness Retreat

Happiness is a natural quality of the soul. Yet in our busy lives, this lightness of spirit can get lost. Learn skills and tools to restore your inner balance and bring happiness into your daily life.
Nayaswami Anandi

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

  ceu credits Sunday, Jul 10 – Sunday, Aug 7

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training
A Spiritual Approach to Yoga

A dynamic program built over 30yrs. Experience Ananda's unique, integrated approach to working directly with the body's subtle energies. A founding member of Yoga Alliance. It's a life-changing journey!
Badri Matlock , Maitri Jones, Melody Hansen, Nayaswami Gyandev McCord, Nayaswami Diksha and Barbara Bingham

Ananda Yoga Assistantship

Sunday, Jul 10 – Saturday, Jul 23

Ananda Yoga Assistantship

This Level 2 program is offered on a space-available basis to Yoga Teacher Training graduates (prerequisites apply).. You will get personal coaching in adapting poses for individual needs, plus hands-on experience.
Maitri Jones

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

  ceu credits Sunday, Jul 10 – Monday, Jul 18

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

Teachers of other styles of yoga often want to transfer into Ananda’s Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training or Yoga Therapy Training after they’ve experienced the gentle power of Ananda Yoga.
Nayaswami Mangala, Badri Matlock , Dayavati Barsic and Maitri Jones

How to Love and Be Loved

Wednesday, Jul 13 – Sunday, Jul 17

How to Love and Be Loved

Seeing your love and harmony reflected in others is life transforming. In this retreat, you will learn effective skills to enjoy better communication and joy in your relationships!
Nayaswami Mantradevi and Nayaswami Anandi

Rejuventation Retreat for Cancer Patients

Sunday, Jul 17 – Sunday, Aug 7

Rejuventation Retreat for Cancer Patients

If you have undergone chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment in the last 10 years, this 3-week program could be a game changer for you.

The Heart of Yogananda’s Teachings

Sunday, Jul 17 – Friday, Jul 22

The Heart of Yogananda’s Teachings
Practical Tools for Spiritual Living

Offered at Omega Institute in New York
Nayaswami Gyandev McCord and Nayaswami Diksha

How to Be a Channel of Divine Grace

Friday, Jul 22 – Sunday, Jul 24

How to Be a Channel of Divine Grace

How to feel the divine presence more deeply in your life, and to share that with others, based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.
Nayaswami Maria

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Jul 22 – Sunday, Jul 24

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
for Focus and Concentration

Everything about modern life conspires toward restlessness and lack of focus. Concentration is a skill that can and must be learned using the powerful tool of a basic meditation technique.
Nayaswami Krishnadas

Change Your Magnetism—Change Your Life

Sunday, Jul 24 – Friday, Jul 29

Change Your Magnetism—Change Your Life
How to Eliminate Self-Defeating Patterns and Attract True Success

This 5-day retreat format helps you absorb how truly to change your life—you will have a powerful jumpstart for personal transformation.
Nayaswami Naidhruva

Chico Area Special Weekend Retreat

Friday, Jul 29 – Sunday, Jul 31

Chico Area Special Weekend Retreat

A special getaway for those living in the Greater Chico Area of Northern California.
Premdas Ghirla

Self-Healing Retreat

Friday, Jul 29 – Sunday, Jul 31

Self-Healing Retreat
Learn Yogananda's Transformational Tools for Healing and Vitality

An ocean of cosmic spiritual energy is within you! Experience a profound healing of mind and body using simple tools to awaken receptivity to this subtle power. Joy and vitality are yours to call upon at will!
Nayaswami Mukti

Yoga Retreat for Chakra Awareness

Friday, Jul 29 – Sunday, Jul 31

Yoga Retreat for Chakra Awareness
Awaken the Energy of Your Spiritual Spine

During this special weekend course, you will enjoy a deep and focused practice of Ananda Yoga postures to help you tune into and awaken the energy in the chakras
Annapurna Lacour

August

Ananda's Virtual Community Retreat

Friday, Aug 5 – Sunday, Aug 7

Ananda's Virtual Community Retreat

This weekend retreat is specifically for members of Ananda's Virtual Community.

Sky and Earth Touched Me

Friday, Aug 5 – Sunday, Aug 7

Sky and Earth Touched Me
A Nature Awareness Weekend for Inner Awakening

Experience nature deeply, with awareness activities created by Ananda’s renowned nature educator, Joseph Bharat Cornell. An inspirational, educational, and fun adventure!
Sundara Traymar

Spiritual Renewal Week

Sunday, Aug 7 – Sunday, Aug 14

Spiritual Renewal Week

Join the Ananda Community in our annual week of Spiritual Renewal, the highlight of Ananda's summer for over 40 years.
Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Practical Ayurveda for Self-Healing

  ceu credits Wednesday, Aug 17 – Sunday, Aug 21

Practical Ayurveda for Self-Healing

Understanding your Ayurvedic constitution and how to work with it can help you feel your best on every level. You can have stronger, more consistent energy and health… more calmness and mental clarity… more happiness and well-being.
Nayaswami Mangala

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Aug 19 – Sunday, Aug 21

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is recommended everywhere these days for the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity and overall physical health.
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran and Sahaja Sims

Release the Past

Friday, Aug 19 – Sunday, Aug 21

Release the Past
Uncover the Power of the Present to Heal Your Life

While the past can continue to affect us—either by what we have done, or what has been done to us—we are really not meant to carry that burden.
Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Anandi

Discover Your Own Happiness Retreat

Sunday, Aug 21 – Friday, Aug 26

Discover Your Own Happiness Retreat

Take a 5-day vacation for personal transformation. You'll gain experiences and tools you can use throughout your life. "Happiness is not a thing: It is a state of mind."
Nayaswami Anandi

Deepen Your Meditation Retreat

Friday, Aug 26 – Sunday, Aug 28

Deepen Your Meditation Retreat
Take Your Practice to the Next Level

If your meditation practice needs recharging or restarting, this weekend retreat will re-inspire you. Deepening your experience of meditation will open doors to inner freedom.
Nayaswami Mukti

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

  ceu credits Wednesday, Aug 31 – Saturday, Sep 3

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Restorative yoga is a popular way for beginning through advanced yoga students to experience true relaxation - often the most difficult skill to master.
Melody Hansen

September

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

  ceu credits Thursday, Sep 1 – Sunday, Sep 11

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

Meditation teachers are in demand— why not become one? Gain the skills and confidence to share your knowledge with people from all paths and backgrounds. With a highly trained and experienced teaching staff.
Nayaswami Diksha, Nayaswami Anandi and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

First-Timers' Weekend

Friday, Sep 2 – Sunday, Sep 4

First-Timers' Weekend

A perfect getaway—with a blend of relaxation, inspiration, yoga postures, meditation instruction, and delicious vegetarian food—in a beautiful atmosphere. You'll be amazed how much you can experience in one weekend.
Nayaswami Mantradevi and Badri Matlock

Yoga Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength

  ceu credits Sunday, Sep 4 – Wednesday, Sep 7

Yoga Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength
Formerly: Seniors and Osteoporosis

Yoga teachers and yoga therapists have an opportunity to provide a much-needed service by learning to help older people and those with bone strength issues.
Maitri Jones, Barbara Bingham and Nayaswami Mangala

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training Online

Monday, Sep 5 – Monday, Nov 14

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training Online
10-Week Online Certification Course

Meditation is an invaluable tool for enhancing quality of life - mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Meditation teachers are needed in yoga studios, churches, businesses, health clubs etc. Share your knowledge!
Nayaswami Diksha, Nayaswami Gyandev McCord and Nayaswami Anandi

Yoga Therapy Training: Psychology and Mental Health

  ceu credits Wednesday, Sep 7 – Monday, Sep 12

Yoga Therapy Training: Psychology and Mental Health
Exploring Yogic, Ayurvedic, and Western Perspectives

Nayaswami Mangala, Nayaswami Mantradevi and Therese Smith

Explore the Path of Kriya Yoga

Friday, Sep 9 – Sunday, Sep 11

Explore the Path of Kriya Yoga

The Kriya Yoga teachings and techniques of Paramhansa Yogananda provide a straight, clear path to Truth. This weekend is an introduction for all interested in knowing more.
Badri Matlock

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Sep 9 – Sunday, Sep 11

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is recommended everywhere these days for the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity and overall physical health.
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran and Sahaja Sims

Sharing Nature Training and Retreat

Sunday, Sep 18 – Friday, Sep 23

Sharing Nature Training and Retreat

Learn techniques to give children and adults a dynamic and inspiring experience of nature.
Sundara Traymar and Bharat Cornell

Pilgrimage to the Shrines of Paramhansa Yogananda

Saturday, Sep 24 – Thursday, Sep 29

Pilgrimage to the Shrines of Paramhansa Yogananda
in Southern California

Join us on this amazing spiritual adventure—visiting sacred places in Encinitas and Los Angeles blessed by Yogananda.
Nayaswami Krishnadas

Yoga Therapy Training: Ayurveda

  ceu credits Tuesday, Sep 27 – Saturday, Oct 1

Yoga Therapy Training: Ayurveda

Learn a powerful approach to guiding clients to optimal health. The principles of Ayurveda, India's ancient healing science, will help you tailor yoga techniques to each client's unique needs.
Nayaswami Mangala

Reno/Truckee-Tahoe Basin Area Special Weekend Retreat

Friday, Sep 30 – Sunday, Oct 2

Reno/Truckee-Tahoe Basin Area Special Weekend Retreat

A special getaway for those coming from the Reno/Truckee-Tahoe Basin Area area.
Premdas Ghirla

October

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges I

  ceu credits Sunday, Oct 2 – Sunday, Oct 9

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges I
Formerly: Specialties 1

Yoga therapy has proved extremely helpful for such common health conditions as Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Neurological/Neuromuscular disorders, and Cancer
Maitri Jones, Nayaswami Mangala and Barbara Bingham

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Tuesday, Oct 4 – Sunday, Oct 9

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training will leave you feeling confident and well prepared with knowledge and the ability to safely and lovingly work with prenatal yoga students.
Nicole DeAvilla

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya

Thursday, Oct 6 – Sunday, Oct 9

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya

For disciples of Yogananda: a review and deepening of your practices of AUM technique, Hong-Sau in the spine, and other advanced practices to prepare you for Kriya Yoga initiation, for those eligible.
Sanjan Thelen

Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Friday, Oct 7 – Sunday, Oct 9

Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Learn the use of yogic tools and techniques for a positive pregnancy, labor, and birth experience.
Melody Hansen

Meditation Solutions

  ceu credits Sunday, Oct 9 – Sunday, Oct 16

Meditation Solutions
Meditation Teacher Training Level 2

A wonderful week of deepening your personal spiritual life and intensifying your daily meditation practices. In addition, you'll learn new teaching skills and polish the ones you may already be using.
Nayaswami Diksha, Nayaswami Gyandev McCord and Nayaswami Anandi

Strengthen Your Kriya Yoga Practice Retreat

Sunday, Oct 9 – Tuesday, Oct 11

Strengthen Your Kriya Yoga Practice Retreat

For those who've had Kriya initiation—guided practices, personal help, and extra support for taking the technique deeper.
Sanjan Thelen

How to Rise Above Your Karma

Friday, Oct 14 – Sunday, Oct 16

How to Rise Above Your Karma
Use Your Life Experiences to Empower Yourself

During this supportive and insightful retreat you will explore your own karmic patterns and lessons. You will also learn effective ways to free yourself from karma.
Nayaswami Mukti

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Oct 14 – Sunday, Oct 16

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is recommended everywhere these days for the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity and overall physical health.
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran and Sahaja Sims

Spiritual Counseling Training

  ceu credits Tuesday, Oct 18 – Sunday, Oct 23

Spiritual Counseling Training

Most us find ourselves in the position of listening to someone talk to us about their problems. Would you like to feel more confident about how to respond?
Nayaswami Diksha, Nayaswami Anandi and Nayaswami Mangala

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Friday, Oct 21 – Sunday, Oct 23

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

In this retreat, you'll learn more about what the chakras do, and you'll be guided through experiences of them on progressively deeper levels.
Nayaswami Maria

Developing Intuition Retreat: How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance

Friday, Oct 21 – Sunday, Oct 23

Developing Intuition Retreat: How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance

Life continually offers us difficult choices. Intuition is a human faculty deeper than thought – the clear inner knowing of what is true. It is a skill that can be learned and developed.
Nayaswami Mukti

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

  ceu credits Sunday, Oct 23 – Sunday, Nov 20

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training
A Spiritual Approach to Yoga

A dynamic program built over 30yrs. Experience Ananda's unique, integrated approach to working directly with the body's subtle energies. A founding member of Yoga Alliance. It's a life-changing journey!
Badri Matlock , Maitri Jones, Melody Hansen, Nayaswami Gyandev McCord, Nayaswami Diksha and Barbara Bingham

Ananda Yoga Assistantship

Sunday, Oct 23 – Saturday, Nov 5

Ananda Yoga Assistantship

This Level 2 program is offered on a space-available basis to Yoga Teacher Training graduates (prerequisites apply).. You will get personal coaching in adapting poses for individual needs, plus hands-on experience.
Maitri Jones

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

  ceu credits Sunday, Oct 23 – Monday, Oct 31

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

Teachers of other styles of yoga often want to transfer into Ananda’s Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training or Yoga Therapy Training after they’ve experienced the gentle power of Ananda Yoga.
Nayaswami Mangala, Badri Matlock , Dayavati Barsic and Maitri Jones

Pilgrimage on the Path of Kriya Yoga

Sunday, Oct 23 – Friday, Oct 28

Pilgrimage on the Path of Kriya Yoga
Sacred Places of Ananda

Pilgrimage offers a unique opportunity for deepening your connection with God; it can transform your life.
Nayaswami Anandi and Bharat Cornell

You Can Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life

  ceu credits Friday, Oct 28 – Sunday, Oct 30

You Can Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life
Self-Transformation through Superconsciousness

Peter Van Houten, M.D., leads this fascinating, encouraging, and deeply beneficial weekend, sharing exciting new information on the brain that helps us engage our brain’s infinite capacity for change and adaptation.
Dr. Peter Van Houten

Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?

Friday, Oct 28 – Sunday, Oct 30

Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?

Sometimes changes are thrust upon us, sometimes they come from deep within ourselves. Either way, we want to move in a direction that is positive, growthful, and spiritually uplifting.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

November

Free Yourself From Stress Retreat

Friday, Nov 4 – Sunday, Nov 6

Free Yourself From Stress Retreat

Practice the techniques of Paramhansa Yogananda to help you to relax physically and mentally. Learn how to develop mental strength through concentration and meditation, to help you maintain calmness throughout the day.
Nayaswami Diksha

First-Timers' Weekend

Friday, Nov 4 – Sunday, Nov 6

First-Timers' Weekend

A perfect getaway—with a blend of relaxation, inspiration, yoga postures, meditation instruction, and delicious vegetarian food—in a beautiful atmosphere. You'll be amazed how much you can experience in one weekend.
Nayaswami Mantradevi and Badri Matlock

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Nov 4 – Sunday, Nov 6

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is recommended everywhere these days for the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity and overall physical health.
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran and Sahaja Sims

Making Miracles Happen Retreat

Friday, Nov 11 – Sunday, Nov 13

Making Miracles Happen Retreat

During this retreat, you’ll learn and begin to apply principles that can bring about what seem like miracles, but are in fact only the operation of a subtle law of creation.
Nayaswami Anandi

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility

Friday, Nov 11 – Sunday, Nov 13

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility

This course is filled with experiential exercises, discussion, and living examples. It also includes the Full Circle Emotional Awareness Exercises.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

Change Your Magnetism—Change Your Life

Sunday, Nov 13 – Friday, Nov 18

Change Your Magnetism—Change Your Life
How to Eliminate Self-Defeating Patterns and Attract True Success

This 5-day retreat format helps you absorb how truly to change your life—you will have a powerful jumpstart for personal transformation.
Nayaswami Naidhruva

Self-Healing Retreat

Friday, Nov 18 – Sunday, Nov 20

Self-Healing Retreat
Learn Yogananda's Transformational Tools for Healing and Vitality

An ocean of cosmic spiritual energy is within you! Experience a profound healing of mind and body using simple tools to awaken receptivity to this subtle power. Joy and vitality are yours to call upon at will!
Nayaswami Mukti

Superconscious Living Retreat

Friday, Nov 18 – Sunday, Nov 20

Superconscious Living Retreat
Find Positive Solutions in Your Life

The superconscious living principles use powerful laws of Spirit to help you discover your highest potential and find positive approaches to life.
Nayaswami Anandi

Living with a Grateful Heart: A Thanksgiving Retreat

Wednesday, Nov 23 – Sunday, Nov 27

Living with a Grateful Heart: A Thanksgiving Retreat

Celebrate one of America's favorite and most important holidays, and leave refreshed, seeing life and yourself in a new and more positive light.
Nayaswami Anandi

December

How to Be a Channel of Divine Grace

Friday, Dec 2 – Sunday, Dec 4

How to Be a Channel of Divine Grace

How to feel the divine presence more deeply in your life, and to share that with others, based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.
Nayaswami Maria

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Friday, Dec 2 – Sunday, Dec 4

Kriya Yoga Initiation

This program is for those who have completed Kriya Yoga Preparation, or equivalent course. Receive Kriya Yoga Initiation at a formal ceremony, a Kriya technique review, personal instruction, guidance with your practice, and continued support.
Sanjan Thelen

Wisdom of Yogananda: Tools for Success and Happiness

Friday, Dec 2 – Sunday, Dec 4

Wisdom of Yogananda: Tools for Success and Happiness

Learn to cultivate new and effective habits to attract success on every level. Identify the temporary blocks that stand in your way.
Sabari Lester

Deepen Your Meditation Retreat

Friday, Dec 9 – Sunday, Dec 11

Deepen Your Meditation Retreat
Take Your Practice to the Next Level

If your meditation practice needs recharging or restarting, this weekend retreat will re-inspire you. Deepening your experience of meditation will open doors to inner freedom.
Nayaswami Mukti

Life, Death, and the Astral World

Friday, Dec 9 – Sunday, Dec 11

Life, Death, and the Astral World

Remove fear and sadness from your perspective of death, and gain insight into how you can live a purposeful and fulfilling life.
Nayaswami Anandi

A Christmas of Inner Awakening

Thursday, Dec 22 – Monday, Dec 26

A Christmas of Inner Awakening
Divine Stillness, Joy, and Spiritual Community

Spiritualize this Christmas. Touch the consciousness of Christ within yourself and be renewed and strengthened in your inner life.
Catherine Kairavi

How to Achieve Happiness Retreat

Monday, Dec 26 – Wednesday, Dec 28

How to Achieve Happiness Retreat

Happiness is a natural quality of the soul. Yet in our busy lives, this lightness of spirit can get lost. Learn skills and tools to restore your inner balance and bring happiness into your daily life.
Nayaswami Anandi

New Year Renewal: Relax, Recharge, Refocus

Thursday, Dec 29 – Monday, Jan 2

New Year Renewal: Relax, Recharge, Refocus
A New Year's Retreat

Make 2016 richer and more fulfilling by examining the lessons of 2015 and setting goals for 2016. Enjoy a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, and a powerfully uplifting ceremony on New Year's Eve—you will feel truly refreshed for the coming year.
Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

2017 January

Inner Renewal Week

Sunday, Jan 29 – Sunday, Feb 5

Inner Renewal Week
Going Deeper into God

This week can permanently transform and deepen your spiritual life. It is led by the spiritual directors of Ananda Worldwide and offered to serious spiritual seekers.
Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

February

Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat in Kerala, India

  ceu credits Friday, Feb 3 – Wednesday, Feb 15

Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat in Kerala, India
Relax • Release• Renew

The perfect vacation: deep relaxation and daily Ayurvedic healing treatments, combined with yoga and meditation guided by Gyandev and Diksha McCord, plus Indian cultural experiences – at Kerala’s finest Ayurvedic retreat.
Nayaswami Gyandev McCord and Nayaswami Diksha

Yoga Therapy Training: Principles

  ceu credits Sunday, Feb 5 – Sunday, Feb 12

Yoga Therapy Training: Principles

This in-depth 7-day program is the first module of Ananda’s Yoga Therapy Training. Giving you practical foundatiol skills for a safe and effective yoga therapy practice coming from the ancient sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda.
Nayaswami Mangala, Maitri Jones and Barbara Bingham

Yoga Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength

  ceu credits Sunday, Feb 12 – Wednesday, Feb 15

Yoga Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength
Formerly: Seniors and Osteoporosis

Yoga teachers and yoga therapists have an opportunity to provide a much-needed service by learning to help older people and those with bone strength issues.
Maitri Jones, Barbara Bingham and Nayaswami Mangala

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

  ceu credits Wednesday, Feb 15 – Saturday, Feb 18

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Restorative yoga is a popular way for beginning through advanced yoga students to experience true relaxation - often the most difficult skill to master.
Melody Hansen

March

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training Online

Sunday, Mar 5 – Monday, May 15

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training Online
10-Week Online Certification Course

Meditation is an invaluable tool for enhancing quality of life - mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Meditation teachers are needed in yoga studios, churches, businesses, health clubs etc. Share your knowledge!
Nayaswami Diksha, Nayaswami Gyandev McCord and Nayaswami Anandi

Yoga Therapy Training: Musculoskeletal 2

Wednesday, Mar 8 – Monday, Mar 13

Yoga Therapy Training: Musculoskeletal 2

Builds on the material and practices learned in Musculoskeletal 1.
Nicole DeAvilla

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges 2

Monday, Mar 13 – Friday, Mar 17

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges 2

Yoga therapy for many chronic health conditions, such as Obesity, Diabetes, Coronary bypass surgery, common Cardiac Arythmias, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Headaches (Tension & Migraine), Asthma, and COPD.
Maitri Jones and Nayaswami Mangala

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

  ceu credits Thursday, Mar 16 – Sunday, Mar 26

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

Meditation teachers are in demand— why not become one? Gain the skills and confidence to share your knowledge with people from all paths and backgrounds. With a highly trained and experienced teaching staff.
Nayaswami Diksha, Nayaswami Anandi and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

  ceu credits Sunday, Mar 26 – Sunday, Apr 23

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training
A Spiritual Approach to Yoga

A dynamic program built over 30yrs. Experience Ananda's unique, integrated approach to working directly with the body's subtle energies. A founding member of Yoga Alliance. It's a life-changing journey!
Badri Matlock , Maitri Jones, Melody Hansen, Nayaswami Gyandev McCord, Nayaswami Diksha and Barbara Bingham

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

  ceu credits Sunday, Mar 26 – Monday, Apr 3

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

Teachers of other styles of yoga often want to transfer into Ananda’s Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training or Yoga Therapy Training after they’ve experienced the gentle power of Ananda Yoga.
Nayaswami Mangala, Badri Matlock , Dayavati Barsic and Maitri Jones

May

Ananda Holistic Health Retreat

  ceu credits Sunday, May 7 – Friday, May 12

Ananda Holistic Health Retreat
Achieving Glowing Health and Vitality

Immerse yourself in an environment that will support you in every way - diet, exercise, meditation, changing habits, living a balanced life.
Maitri Jones, Nayaswami Mangala and Nayaswami Anandi

June

Yoga Therapy Training: Principles

  ceu credits Sunday, Jun 4 – Sunday, Jun 11

Yoga Therapy Training: Principles

This in-depth 7-day program is the first module of Ananda’s Yoga Therapy Training. Giving you practical foundatiol skills for a safe and effective yoga therapy practice coming from the ancient sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda.
Nayaswami Mangala, Maitri Jones and Barbara Bingham

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita According to Yogananda

Sunday, Jun 4 – Saturday, Jun 10

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita According to Yogananda
Powerful, Practical Keys to Spiritual Growth

Take your spiritual life into an entirely new dimension as you unlock the secrets of this powerful scripture.
Nayaswami Gyandev McCord and Nayaswami Diksha

Advanced Pranayama

Sunday, Jun 11 – Sunday, Jun 18

Advanced Pranayama

Pranayama is the key to a deep experience of yoga postures and meditation.
Nayaswami Gyandev McCord and Nayaswami Diksha

Yoga Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength

  ceu credits Sunday, Jun 11 – Wednesday, Jun 14

Yoga Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength
Formerly: Seniors and Osteoporosis

Yoga teachers and yoga therapists have an opportunity to provide a much-needed service by learning to help older people and those with bone strength issues.
Maitri Jones, Barbara Bingham and Nayaswami Mangala

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

  ceu credits Wednesday, Jun 14 – Saturday, Jun 17

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Restorative yoga is a popular way for beginning through advanced yoga students to experience true relaxation - often the most difficult skill to master.
Melody Hansen

Kriyaban Retreat with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Thursday, Jun 22 – Sunday, Jun 25

Kriyaban Retreat with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

For Kriyabans worldwide to come together to energize and inspire our practice of Yogananda's Kriya Yoga practice.
Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

  ceu credits Thursday, Jun 29 – Sunday, Jul 9

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

Meditation teachers are in demand— why not become one? Gain the skills and confidence to share your knowledge with people from all paths and backgrounds. With a highly trained and experienced teaching staff.
Nayaswami Diksha, Nayaswami Anandi and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

July

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

  ceu credits Sunday, Jul 9 – Sunday, Aug 6

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training
A Spiritual Approach to Yoga

A dynamic program built over 30yrs. Experience Ananda's unique, integrated approach to working directly with the body's subtle energies. A founding member of Yoga Alliance. It's a life-changing journey!
Badri Matlock , Maitri Jones, Melody Hansen, Nayaswami Gyandev McCord, Nayaswami Diksha and Barbara Bingham

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

  ceu credits Sunday, Jul 9 – Monday, Jul 17

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

Teachers of other styles of yoga often want to transfer into Ananda’s Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training or Yoga Therapy Training after they’ve experienced the gentle power of Ananda Yoga.
Nayaswami Mangala, Badri Matlock , Dayavati Barsic and Maitri Jones

August

Spiritual Renewal Week

Sunday, Aug 6 – Sunday, Aug 13

Spiritual Renewal Week

Join the Ananda Community in our annual week of Spiritual Renewal, the highlight of Ananda's summer for over 40 years.
Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

September

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training Online

Monday, Sep 4 – Monday, Nov 13

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training Online
10-Week Online Certification Course

Meditation is an invaluable tool for enhancing quality of life - mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Meditation teachers are needed in yoga studios, churches, businesses, health clubs etc. Share your knowledge!
Nayaswami Diksha, Nayaswami Gyandev McCord and Nayaswami Anandi

Yoga Therapy Training: Musculoskeletal 1

  ceu credits Friday, Sep 8 – Monday, Sep 18

Yoga Therapy Training: Musculoskeletal 1

Explore problems of the back, knee, hip, shoulder in great depth and detail. You’ll learn to evaluate, communicate, and teach safely to help with pain relief and management—from the simplest situations to the more complex.
Nicole DeAvilla

Yoga Therapy Training: Psychology and Mental Health

  ceu credits Wednesday, Sep 20 – Monday, Sep 25

Yoga Therapy Training: Psychology and Mental Health
Exploring Yogic, Ayurvedic, and Western Perspectives

Nayaswami Mangala, Nayaswami Mantradevi and Therese Smith

Yoga Therapy Training: Ayurveda

  ceu credits Tuesday, Sep 26 – Saturday, Sep 30

Yoga Therapy Training: Ayurveda

Learn a powerful approach to guiding clients to optimal health. The principles of Ayurveda, India's ancient healing science, will help you tailor yoga techniques to each client's unique needs.
Nayaswami Mangala

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

  ceu credits Wednesday, Sep 27 – Saturday, Sep 30

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Restorative yoga is a popular way for beginning through advanced yoga students to experience true relaxation - often the most difficult skill to master.
Melody Hansen

October

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges I

  ceu credits Sunday, Oct 1 – Sunday, Oct 8

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges I
Formerly: Specialties 1

Yoga therapy has proved extremely helpful for such common health conditions as Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Neurological/Neuromuscular disorders, and Cancer
Maitri Jones, Nayaswami Mangala and Barbara Bingham

Meditation Solutions

  ceu credits Sunday, Oct 8 – Sunday, Oct 15

Meditation Solutions
Meditation Teacher Training Level 2

A wonderful week of deepening your personal spiritual life and intensifying your daily meditation practices. In addition, you'll learn new teaching skills and polish the ones you may already be using.
Nayaswami Diksha, Nayaswami Gyandev McCord and Nayaswami Anandi

Spiritual Counseling Training

  ceu credits Tuesday, Oct 17 – Sunday, Oct 22

Spiritual Counseling Training

Most us find ourselves in the position of listening to someone talk to us about their problems. Would you like to feel more confident about how to respond?
Nayaswami Diksha, Nayaswami Anandi and Nayaswami Mangala

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

  ceu credits Sunday, Oct 22 – Sunday, Nov 19

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training
A Spiritual Approach to Yoga

A dynamic program built over 30yrs. Experience Ananda's unique, integrated approach to working directly with the body's subtle energies. A founding member of Yoga Alliance. It's a life-changing journey!
Badri Matlock , Maitri Jones, Melody Hansen, Nayaswami Gyandev McCord, Nayaswami Diksha and Barbara Bingham

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

  ceu credits Sunday, Oct 22 – Monday, Oct 30

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

Teachers of other styles of yoga often want to transfer into Ananda’s Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training or Yoga Therapy Training after they’ve experienced the gentle power of Ananda Yoga.
Nayaswami Mangala, Badri Matlock , Dayavati Barsic and Maitri Jones

India Pilgrimage

Monday, Oct 23 – Monday, Nov 13

India Pilgrimage
In the footsteps of the Masters

The blessings of pilgrimage, and power of being in places blessed by saints, will change and deepen you, lasting a lifetime. The memories of sweet experiences making God's presence an ever deepening living reality within.
Nayaswami Krishnadas and Nayaswami Mantradevi

November

Costa Rica Ananda Yoga Vacation

Sunday, Nov 26 – Sunday, Dec 3

Costa Rica Ananda Yoga Vacation

Come join us for a relaxing, healing retreat on the blue waters of Costa Rica’s beautiful Pacific Coast.
Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

Personal Retreat

Combine personal quiet time with choices of classes and activities. More...

Spiritual Growth

Discover a center of calmness within yourself and learn to apply that creatively to any aspect of your life.

Spiritual Travel

Trips led by Expanding Light staff include pilgrimages as well as travel and vacations with a spiritual component. More...

Karma Yoga

Spiritualize Your Life. Have the life-changing experience of living at a spiritual retreat center for 2 weeks to 3 months. More...

Karma Yoga Internships

Join us at Ananda Village for spiritual internships and programs for living a deeper spiritual daily life. More...

Ananda's Karma Yoga Ashram Program
Spiritualize Your Daily Life. Service is Joy

Karma Yoga is working with the thought that it is God within us, serving God within all.

Learn to spiritualize your daily life in an ashram environment, with a community of like-minded individuals practicing meditation and living a spiritual life. Our karma yoga ashram program is held at Ananda’s spiritual retreat, The Expanding Light, nestled among 700 acres of the Sierra Nevada Foothills of northern California.

Autobiography of a Yogi

Transform your consciousness and awaken your infinite potential.
Our program includes a balance of selfless service or karma yoga, fun, and lessons in meditation and Raja Yoga, based on the spiritual teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Yogananda is well-known and loved worldwide, for his best-selling spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi.

Learn more about Ananda's Karma Yoga Ashram Program...



What aspect of the Karma Yoga Program has influenced your life most deeply?
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On-line Learning with the Expanding Light

We have many exciting and informative courses available for you to take in the comfort of your own home. We are partnering with Online with Ananda to be able to bring you a variety of programs and subscription options that are very affordable.

Learn more about On-line Learning with the Expanding Light...

Nursing CE Contact Hours Eligible Courses
(Continuing Education Contact Hours)

Nurses can receive nursing continuing education credit by taking many of our courses. Look for the CEU logo on our Calendar page or on the individual course pages.

Learn more about Nursing CE Contact Hours and eligible courses...

Upcoming Special Events

2016 August

Spiritual Renewal Week

Sunday, Aug 7 – Sunday, Aug 14

Spiritual Renewal Week

Join the Ananda Community in our annual week of Spiritual Renewal, the highlight of Ananda's summer for over 40 years.
Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

September

Sharing Nature Training and Retreat

Sunday, Sep 18 – Friday, Sep 23

Sharing Nature Training and Retreat

Learn techniques to give children and adults a dynamic and inspiring experience of nature.
Sundara Traymar and Bharat Cornell

October

You Can Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life

  ceu credits Friday, Oct 28 – Sunday, Oct 30

You Can Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life
Self-Transformation through Superconsciousness

Peter Van Houten, M.D., leads this fascinating, encouraging, and deeply beneficial weekend, sharing exciting new information on the brain that helps us engage our brain’s infinite capacity for change and adaptation.
Dr. Peter Van Houten

November

Living with a Grateful Heart: A Thanksgiving Retreat

Wednesday, Nov 23 – Sunday, Nov 27

Living with a Grateful Heart: A Thanksgiving Retreat

Celebrate one of America's favorite and most important holidays, and leave refreshed, seeing life and yourself in a new and more positive light.
Nayaswami Anandi

December

A Christmas of Inner Awakening

Thursday, Dec 22 – Monday, Dec 26

A Christmas of Inner Awakening
Divine Stillness, Joy, and Spiritual Community

Spiritualize this Christmas. Touch the consciousness of Christ within yourself and be renewed and strengthened in your inner life.
Catherine Kairavi

New Year Renewal: Relax, Recharge, Refocus

Thursday, Dec 29 – Monday, Jan 2

New Year Renewal: Relax, Recharge, Refocus
A New Year's Retreat

Make 2016 richer and more fulfilling by examining the lessons of 2015 and setting goals for 2016. Enjoy a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, and a powerfully uplifting ceremony on New Year's Eve—you will feel truly refreshed for the coming year.
Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

2017 January

Inner Renewal Week

Sunday, Jan 29 – Sunday, Feb 5

Inner Renewal Week
Going Deeper into God

This week can permanently transform and deepen your spiritual life. It is led by the spiritual directors of Ananda Worldwide and offered to serious spiritual seekers.
Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

June

Kriyaban Retreat with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Thursday, Jun 22 – Sunday, Jun 25

Kriyaban Retreat with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

For Kriyabans worldwide to come together to energize and inspire our practice of Yogananda's Kriya Yoga practice.
Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

August

Spiritual Renewal Week

Sunday, Aug 6 – Sunday, Aug 13

Spiritual Renewal Week

Join the Ananda Community in our annual week of Spiritual Renewal, the highlight of Ananda's summer for over 40 years.
Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi