Hawaii Retreat

Spread Your Wings & Soar Through Skies of Inner Freedom!

The perfect balance: inner exploration and outdoor fun in Hawaii. We provide an exquisite private home and gardens, supportive staff, delicious vegetarian meals, and a relaxing pace.

Based on the life-changing 'Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility' course led by Mantradevi. Afternoon nature activities led by Krishnasdas.


Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat In Kerala, India

Ananda Travels' Ayurvedic Healing Retreat in Kerala is nestled in a tropical 5 acre garden set in the heart of the exquisite Malabar Coast with direct access to the sea.

Built in traditional southern India style, most of the Kerala cottages afford a view of the sea. This highly acclaimed Ayurvedic center won commendation by the State government for its quality of service.


A Pilgrimage to India
Sep 28 - Oct 19, 2014

The blessings of pilgrimage, and the power of being in places blessed by saints, will change and deepen you forever. For 20 years Ananda has led group pilgrimages to meditate at places of spiritual power in India. Led by Krishnadas & Mantradevi.

The effects of pilgrimage last a lifetime, the memories of sweet experiences making God’s presence an ever deepening living reality within.


Ananda Yoga Vacation in Costa Rica

Come join us for a relaxing, nuturing retreat on Costa Rica's beautiful Pacific Coast, site of incredible natural beauty, healing sunlight, beaches and eco activities.

Our retreat location is a 4-leaf boutique hotel with a charming, private beachfront on a secluded cove. Enjoy fresh cuisine overlooking the ocean! Gyandev & Diksha McCord invite you to join them for this exquisite week.


Israel Pilgrimage

Join us on a sacred 2-week journey. Share an experience of the Holy Land with spiritually-minded people. The itinerary includes many shrines but the pace will be relaxed with time to meditate. Mount of Beatitudes Church still maintains the vibratory joy and power of Christ's presence.

Led by Diksha, a native Israeli who lived in Jerusalem for 10 years, and Gyandev who went on pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Swami Kriyananda.


Spain Pilgrimage

On this extraordinary trip, experience the deep vibrations of early monasteries, ancient convents, museums, opulent palaces, and antique castles—places of spiritual, historical and cultural inspiration. Walk the streets of centuries-old cities steeped in history—and the birthplace of many great saints.

Led by Mantradevi and Krishnasdas plus native of Spain Maria Antonia


Spiritual China

Join us for an amazing journey with Ananda Yoga. See famous traditional wonders, spiritual sites, learn a bit about feng shui and experience interaction with local people.

Travel with Gyandev and Diksha, who will lead daily spiritual practices. Other guides, with 16 years' experience taking groups to China, can share their deep understanding of Chinese culture and philosophy. Visit sacred sites few Westerners have ever seen.


Spiritual Travel: Retreats and Pilgrimages

Do you sometimes wish you could have a truly relaxing vacation – without being pulled out of your center or losing your good spiritual habits? Trips led by Ananda Travels, hosted by Expanding Light staff, include pilgrimages – and also include travel and vacations with a spiritual orientation. You can take a vacation and have your spiritual path and practices supported.

Ananda Travels leads a number of trips each year. Staff members host our trips, and occasionally we have ‘special guest’ trip leaders. Ananda Travels’ journeys are unique in the uplifting quality and experience – and the attention you receive from knowledgeable, spiritual guides.

We plan trips using the following criteria:

  • A place of magnetism
  • Lovely accommodations that are reasonably priced
  • Travel at affordable times with pleasant weather
  • Programs consistent with the Ananda vibration
  • Personal contact with leaders and like-minded people
  • Programs that support a spiritual vibration and spiritual practice
  • Travel that leave you feeling uplifted and renewed

Upcoming Programs



29 – Dec 6 Costa Rica Ananda Yoga Vacation



18 – 25 Hawaii Retreat
18 – May 2 China Spiritual Vacation


29 – Oct 15 Himalayan Adventure Pilgrimage


6 – 19 Israel Pilgrimage

See our Spiritual Travel Calendar for all events being planned.

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