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2015 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

How to Live with More Energy!

Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19

How to Live with More Energy!

A Women's Retreat: Reconnect with God, Yourself & Nature

Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19

A Women's Retreat: Reconnect with God, Yourself & Nature

Springtime at Ananda

Saturday, April 18 – Sunday, April 19

Springtime at Ananda

Healing with Divine Energy

Thursday, April 23 – Sunday, April 26   ceu credits

Healing with Divine Energy

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

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Learn How to Meditate

Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10

Learn How to Meditate

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

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya

Thursday, May 21 – Sunday, May 24

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya

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

Bring Meditation Into Daily Life

Friday, May 29 – Sunday, May 31

Bring Meditation Into Daily Life

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

Saturday, May 30 – Friday, June 5

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

For Our Neighbors

Saturday, May 30

For Our Neighbors

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

Let Your Soul Sing

Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7

Let Your Soul Sing

Advanced Pranayama

Sunday, June 7 – Sunday, June 14

Advanced Pranayama

How to Be Happy All the Time

Friday, June 12 – Sunday, June 14

How to Be Happy All the Time

Restorative Yoga for Men and Women

Friday, June 12 – Sunday, June 14

Restorative Yoga for Men and Women

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

The Dancer as a Channel

Friday, June 19 – Sunday, June 21

The Dancer as a Channel

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

Finding Security in an Uncertain World

Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28

Finding Security in an Uncertain World

Yoga Therapy for Back and Joint Pain

Sunday, June 28 – Tuesday, June 30

Yoga Therapy for Back and Joint Pain

July

Early Days of Ananda: Living History

Friday, July 3 – Sunday, July 5

Early Days of Ananda: Living History

Change Your Magnetism—Change Your Life

Friday, July 3 – Sunday, July 5

Change Your Magnetism—Change Your Life

First-Timers' Weekend

Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12

First-Timers' Weekend

Painting Magic Into Your Life

Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12

Painting Magic Into Your Life

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

How to Be a Channel of Divine Grace

Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19

How to Be a Channel of Divine Grace

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

Yogananda Answers

Tuesday, July 21 – Thursday, July 23

Yogananda Answers

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

Yoga Sutras Retreat Weekend

Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 26

Yoga Sutras Retreat Weekend

Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?

Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2

Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?

August

How to Be a Success

Friday, August 7 – Sunday, August 9

How to Be a Success

Learn How to Meditate

Friday, August 7 – Sunday, August 9

Learn How to Meditate

Spiritual Renewal Week

Sunday, August 9 – Sunday, August 16

Spiritual Renewal Week

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya

Wednesday, August 12 – Saturday, August 15

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Thursday, August 13 – Saturday, August 15

Kriya Yoga Initiation

First-Timers' Week

Sunday, August 23 – Friday, August 28

First-Timers' Week

Yoga Therapy Training: Psychology and Mental Health

Wednesday, August 26 – Monday, August 31   ceu credits

Yoga Therapy Training: Psychology and Mental Health

How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality

Friday, August 28 – Sunday, August 30

How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality

September

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

Thursday, September 3 – Sunday, September 13   ceu credits

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

Yoga Getaway for Labor Day

Friday, September 4 – Monday, September 7

Yoga Getaway for Labor Day

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Friday, September 4 – Sunday, September 6

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Yoga Therapy Training: Ayurveda

Tuesday, September 8 – Saturday, September 12   ceu credits

Yoga Therapy Training: Ayurveda

Experiencing the 8 Manifestations of God

Friday, September 11 – Sunday, September 13

Experiencing the 8 Manifestations of God

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges I

Sunday, September 13 – Sunday, September 20   ceu credits

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges I

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Tuesday, September 15 – Sunday, September 20

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

First-Timers' Weekend

Friday, September 18 – Sunday, September 20

First-Timers' Weekend

Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Friday, September 18 – Sunday, September 20

Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Embracing Heartache and Healing

Friday, September 25 – Sunday, September 27

Embracing Heartache and Healing

Tools for Success

Friday, September 25 – Sunday, September 27

Tools for Success

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

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya

Thursday, October 1 – Sunday, October 4

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya

You Can Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life

Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4   ceu credits

You Can Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Painting Magic Into Your Life

Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4

Painting Magic Into Your Life

First-Timers' Week

Sunday, October 4 – Friday, October 9

First-Timers' Week

Israel Pilgrimage

Tuesday, October 6 – Monday, October 19

Israel Pilgrimage

How to Be Happy All the Time

Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25

How to Be Happy All the Time

The Dancer as a Channel

Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25

The Dancer as a Channel

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

Yogananda Answers

Tuesday, October 27 – Thursday, October 29

Yogananda Answers

The 12 Steps and Yoga Principles

Friday, October 30 – Sunday, November 1

The 12 Steps and Yoga Principles

Relationships That Work

Friday, October 30 – Sunday, November 1

Relationships That Work

November

How to Be a Channel of Divine Grace

Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8

How to Be a Channel of Divine Grace

First-Timers' Weekend

Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8

First-Timers' Weekend

Meditation Solutions

Sunday, November 8 – Sunday, November 15   ceu credits

Meditation Solutions

Learn How to Meditate

Friday, November 13 – Sunday, November 15

Learn How to Meditate

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

Healing with Divine Energy

Thursday, November 19 – Sunday, November 22   ceu credits

Healing with Divine Energy

Living with a Grateful Heart: A Thanksgiving Retreat

Wednesday, November 25 – Sunday, November 29

Living with a Grateful Heart: A Thanksgiving Retreat
20% off

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

Restorative Yoga for Men and Women

Friday, December 11 – Sunday, December 13

Restorative Yoga for Men and Women

A Christmas of Inner Awakening

Tuesday, December 22 – Saturday, December 26

A Christmas of Inner Awakening
20% off

2016 February

Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat in Kerala, India

Friday, February 5 – Wednesday, February 17   ceu credits

Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat in Kerala, India

May

Spain Pilgrimage

Saturday, May 21 – Sunday, June 5

Spain Pilgrimage

2017 October

India Pilgrimage

Sunday, October 1 – Sunday, October 22

India Pilgrimage

Personal Retreat
Combine personal quiet time and spiritual inspiration. Come almost any day of the year except the nights of May 15-16, Aug 9-15, 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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