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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2017 March

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!
Maitri Jones, Melody Hansen, Nayaswami Gyandev McCord, Nayaswami Diksha, Barbara Bingham, Annapurna Lacour and Satyana Willard

Ananda Yoga Assistantship

Sunday, Mar 26 – Saturday, Apr 8

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, 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 and depth of Ananda Yoga.
Nayaswami Mangala, Dayavati Barsic and Maitri Jones

How to Rise Above Your Karma

Friday, Mar 31 – Sunday, Apr 2

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

April

Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive

Sunday, Apr 2 – Sunday, Apr 9

Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive

A week of intensive meditation and exploration of Yogananda's techniques and teachings to prepare you for a life of deep Kriya practice..
Sanjan Marks-Thelen

A Women's Retreat: Deepening Your Heart and Soul Strengths

Friday, Apr 7 – Sunday, Apr 9

A Women's Retreat: Deepening Your Heart and Soul Strengths

A spiritual retreat that is refreshing beyond all other breaks. It’s a revitalizing feast of Divine Mother energy.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

Practical Spiritual Tools for Daily Life

Sunday, Apr 9 – Friday, Apr 14

Practical Spiritual Tools for Daily Life
The Heart of Yogananda's Teachings

Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

An Easter Retreat

Friday, Apr 14 – Sunday, Apr 16

An Easter Retreat
A Retreat for Spiritual Renewal

Yogananda expressed with crystal clarity the deeper meaning of Jesus’ life and teachings.You will be thrilled to gain a deeper understanding of the Bible and its non-denominational, practical wisdom.
Nayaswami Krishnadas

Overcoming Bad Feelings

Friday, Apr 14 – Sunday, Apr 16

Overcoming Bad Feelings
Using Ananda’s Version of Yoga Nidra

Who hasn’t had negative feelings at one time or another? Often, the pain of those feelings spurs us toward positive personal change and growth.
Nayaswami Anandi and Maitri Jones

Therapeutic Yoga Retreat

Friday, Apr 21 – Sunday, Apr 23

Therapeutic Yoga Retreat

Learn techniques of yoga to improve your health in body, mind, and spirit. Discover the healing power of posture, movement, energy flows, breath, self-talk, and focus.
Maitri Jones

Life, Death, and Beyond

Friday, Apr 28 – Sunday, Apr 30

Life, Death, and Beyond
For Living Life More Fully

Remove fear and sadness from your perspective of death, and gain tools for a more purposeful and fulfilling life.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

Wisdom of Yogananda: Tools for Success and Happiness

Friday, Apr 28 – Sunday, Apr 30

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

May

Free Yourself From Stress Retreat

Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7

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

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7

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, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?

Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7

Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?

Gain important tools and insights for understanding yourself more deeply, to better cooperate with the flow of your life. Learn how to move in a direction that is positive, growthful, and spiritually uplifting.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7

Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Find focus through balance and the breath to connect mother and baby, and to prepare for a healthy, mindful, more natural approach to labor and birth.
Melody Hansen

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 supports you in every way - diet, exercise, meditation, changing habits, living a balanced life.
Maitri Jones and Nayaswami Mangala

Change Your Magnetism, Change Your Life

Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14

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

Learn to activate the powerful laws of magnetism that determine success or failure in all areas of life. Taught by Naidhruva Rush, author of the recently published book, Change Your Magnetism, Change Your Life.
Nayaswami Naidhruva

Restorative Yoga to Relax and Rejuvenate

Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14

Restorative Yoga to Relax and Rejuvenate

Restorative yoga is currently the most popular style of yoga in the United States - with good reason. Restorative yoga is safe, nurturing, and systematic, and helps you relax and release deep tension with no effort.
Melody Hansen

Kriyaban Retreat with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Thursday, May 18 – Sunday, May 21

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

First-Timers'

Friday, May 26 – Sunday, May 28

First-Timers'

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

Restore with Ananda Yoga® Retreat

Friday, May 26 – Sunday, May 28

Restore with Ananda Yoga® Retreat

Learn secrets of relaxing through yoga to revitalize the body and mind, and to fill you with calmness. Led by Brahmachari Jitendra, a gifted yoga instructor with a warm and engaging manner.
Brahmachari Jitendra

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

How to Be a Channel of Divine Grace

Friday, Jun 9 – Sunday, Jun 11

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

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Friday, Jun 9 – Sunday, Jun 11

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Explore and connect with the chakras in in your energy body during this special yoga retreat. Experience their power for overcoming obstacles and bringing peace and fulfillment to your life.
Badri Matlock

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 can 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

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Jun 16 – Sunday, Jun 18

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, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

The Essence of the Yoga Sutras According to Yogananda

Sunday, Jun 18 – Saturday, Jun 24

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.
Nayaswamis Pranaba and Parvati

How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance

Friday, Jun 23 – Sunday, Jun 25

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

Yoga for Stronger Bones

  ceu credits Friday, Jun 23 – Sunday, Jun 25

Yoga for Stronger Bones

You can prevent or reverse bone-density loss. Therapeutic Ananda Yoga provides safe techniques to strengthen your bones and muscles, the enjoyable yoga routine both physically beneficial and spiritually uplifting.
Maitri Jones

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

Discover Your Own Happiness Retreat

Friday, Jun 30 – Wednesday, Jul 5

Discover Your Own Happiness Retreat

Take a 5-day vacation for personal transformation. During this retreat, you will learn how to experience happiness within you, and learn to find it amidst the challenges of life.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

Early Days of Ananda: Living History

Friday, Jun 30 – Sunday, Jul 2

Early Days of Ananda: Living History

An entertaining and inspiring weekend with stories of the early beginnings of Ananda from the people helped build the community. This year we'll cover the expansion of Ananda after the fire - the years from 1979 to the early 1980s.
Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

July

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Jul 7 – Sunday, Jul 9

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, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

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!
Maitri Jones, Melody Hansen, Nayaswami Gyandev McCord, Nayaswami Diksha, Barbara Bingham, Annapurna Lacour and Satyana Willard

Ananda Yoga Assistantship

Sunday, Jul 9 – Saturday, Jul 22

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 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 and depth of Ananda Yoga.
Nayaswami Mangala, Dayavati Barsic and Maitri Jones

Living from the Inside Out Retreat

Friday, Jul 14 – Sunday, Jul 16

Living from the Inside Out Retreat
Find Solutions to Life's Challenges

Learn and experience powerful laws of Spirit for discovering your highest potential and positive approaches to life.
Nayaswami Mukti

First-Timers' Week

Sunday, Jul 16 – Friday, Jul 21

First-Timers' Week

A well designed getaway—with a blend of relaxation, inspiration, yoga postures, meditation instruction, and delicious vegetarian food—in a beautiful atmosphere.
Nayaswami Mukti

Angels, Intuition, and Divine Guidance

Friday, Jul 21 – Sunday, Jul 23

Angels, Intuition, and Divine Guidance

What part do angels play in your life? Learn to tune in more deeply to your intuitive perception, and to cooperate with divine guidance and aid in your life.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

Law of Attraction

Friday, Jul 21 – Sunday, Jul 23

Law of Attraction
Attuning Yourself with the Universal Power of Abundance

Learn how to master the universal keys to becoming successful. Attract Your true purpose: A retreat to attain abundance.
Nayaswami Krishnadas

Yoga Therapy Training: Psychology and Mental Health

Wednesday, Jul 26 – Monday, Jul 31

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

Explore similarities and differences in how Western Psychology, Ayurvedic Psychology, and Yogic Psychology view the mind and emotions.
Nayaswami Mangala, Nayaswami Mantradevi and Therese Smith

Harmony in Relationships

Friday, Jul 28 – Sunday, Jul 30

Harmony in Relationships
Using the Chakras to Express Your Best Self

It is often subtle energy that is guiding the success or difficulty in our relationships. Learn how to direct your energy in a harmonious and supportive way. See how the magnetism of the positive energy you give, comes back to you!
Nayaswami Diksha

Spiritualize Your Daily Life Retreat

Friday, Jul 28 – Sunday, Jul 30

Spiritualize Your Daily Life Retreat
Attitudes for Everyday Joy and Success

In two short days, you can literally turn your life around. You will leave feeling rejuvenated, with hope restored—from reconnecting with your own Higher Self.
Nayaswami Mukti

August

How to Achieve Glowing Health Retreat

Friday, Aug 4 – Sunday, Aug 6

How to Achieve Glowing Health Retreat

Who doesn’t want more happiness, energy, and joy? This retreat includes practical and rejuvenating tools for optimal health and inner well being.
Maitri Jones

Grandparents and Parents: Share Nature with Children

Friday, Aug 4 – Sunday, Aug 6

Grandparents and Parents: Share Nature with Children

The Sharing Nature approach requires no special knowledge—grandparent (or parent) and child are equal explorers. Fun and captivating games help each of you feel a deeper bond with nature, and with each other.
Sundara Traymar

Spiritual Renewal Week Retreat

Sunday, Aug 6 – Sunday, Aug 13

Spiritual Renewal Week Retreat

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

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya

Tuesday, Aug 8 – Sunday, Aug 13

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 Marks-Thelen

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Friday, Aug 11

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.

How to Have Courage, Calmness & Confidence

Friday, Aug 18 – Sunday, Aug 20

How to Have Courage, Calmness & Confidence

The soul has everything it needs to meet every test of life. As you live in tune with the power of your soul, your life will be completely transformed.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Aug 18 – Sunday, Aug 20

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, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

Healthy Mind- Healthy Body

Friday, Aug 25 – Sunday, Aug 27

Healthy Mind- Healthy Body
Yogananda's Revolutionary Approach to Health

Joy and vitality are yours to call upon at will! Experience a profound healing of mind and body using simple tools to awaken receptivity to this subtle power.
Nayaswami Mukti

September

First-Timers'

Friday, Sep 1 – Sunday, Sep 3

First-Timers'

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

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Friday, Sep 1 – Sunday, Sep 3

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

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

Deepen Your Meditation Retreat

Friday, Sep 8 – Sunday, Sep 10

Deepen Your Meditation Retreat
Take Your Hong Sau 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

Yoga Retreat for a Stronger Nervous System

Friday, Sep 8 – Sunday, Sep 10

Yoga Retreat for a Stronger Nervous System

When our nerves are frazzled from stress, over-stimulation, or disease, our brains react from survival mode—with subconscious, instinctive behaviors—instead of responding to life as we would like to: appropriately and with intention.
Maitri Jones

Adventures in Spiritual Awakening: An Experiential Journey into The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Sunday, Sep 10 – Friday, Sep 15

Adventures in Spiritual Awakening: An Experiential Journey into The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Yogananda's commentaries transform mystical poetry into a dynamic guidebook to spiritual living in today's world. You'll enjoy personalized explorations through discussion, meditation, yoga postures, energy-control techniques, guided introspection, and more.
Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

How to Rise Above Your Karma

Friday, Sep 15 – Sunday, Sep 17

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, Sep 15 – Sunday, Sep 17

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, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

Yoga Therapy for Back and Joint Pain

Friday, Sep 15 – Sunday, Sep 17

Yoga Therapy for Back and Joint Pain

You will work with Yoga Therapist Nicole DeAvilla and experienced yoga teachers from the Ananda Yoga Therapist Training Program. They will evaluate you and assist you in developing a personalized Yoga Therapy program for you to take home.
Nicole DeAvilla

Experiments in Higher Consciousness

Friday, Sep 22 – Sunday, Sep 24

Experiments in Higher Consciousness
An Experiential Retreat

We will practice together many of Yogananda's proven techniques for lifting your consciousness.
Nayaswami Krishnadas

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Friday, Sep 22 – Sunday, Sep 24

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Explore and connect with the chakras in in your energy body during this special yoga retreat. Experience their power for overcoming obstacles and bringing peace and fulfillment to your life.
Badri Matlock

Sharing Nature Training and Retreat

Sunday, Sep 24 – Friday, Sep 29

Sharing Nature Training and Retreat
A Nature-Based Wellness Retreat

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

Yoga Therapy Training: Ayurveda

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

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

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Tuesday, Oct 3 – Sunday, Oct 8

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

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Oct 6 – Sunday, Oct 8

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, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Friday, Oct 6 – Sunday, Oct 8

Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Find focus through balance and the breath to connect mother and baby, and to prepare for a healthy, mindful, more natural approach to labor and birth.
Melody Hansen

Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive

Sunday, Oct 8 – Sunday, Oct 15

Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive

A week of intensive meditation and exploration of Yogananda's techniques and teachings to prepare you for a life of deep Kriya practice..
Sanjan Marks-Thelen

Ananda Meditation Solutions™

Sunday, Oct 8 – Sunday, Oct 15

Ananda Meditation Solutions™
Meditation Teacher Training Level 2

Deepen your personal spiritual life and intensify your daily meditation practices. You'll also learn new teaching skills and polish the ones you are already using.
Nayaswami Diksha, Nayaswami Gyandev McCord and Nayaswami Anandi

Suffering Is Optional: How to Live a Fulfilling Life in the Face of Chronic Pain

Friday, Oct 13 – Sunday, Oct 15

Suffering Is Optional: How to Live a Fulfilling Life in the Face of Chronic Pain

Learn techniques to help you dissolve pain at its roots, and to use pain as a transformational tool.
Shanti Rubenstone and Nayaswami Lahari

First-Timers' Week

Sunday, Oct 15 – Friday, Oct 20

First-Timers' Week

A well designed getaway—with a blend of relaxation, inspiration, yoga postures, meditation instruction, and delicious vegetarian food—in a beautiful atmosphere.
Nayaswami Mukti

Ananda Spiritual Counseling™ Training

  ceu credits Tuesday, Oct 17 – Sunday, Oct 22

Ananda Spiritual Counseling™ Training

Do you often find yourself listening to someone talk to you about their problems? Would you like to feel more confident about how to respond?
Nayaswami Diksha, Nayaswami Anandi and Nayaswami Mangala

How to Be a Channel of Divine Grace

Friday, Oct 20 – Sunday, Oct 22

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

Change Your Magnetism, Change Your Life

Friday, Oct 20 – Sunday, Oct 22

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

Learn to activate the powerful laws of magnetism that determine success or failure in all areas of life. Taught by Naidhruva Rush, author of the recently published book, Change Your Magnetism, Change Your Life.
Nayaswami Naidhruva

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!
Maitri Jones, Melody Hansen, Nayaswami Gyandev McCord, Nayaswami Diksha, Barbara Bingham, Annapurna Lacour and Satyana Willard

Ananda Yoga Assistantship

Sunday, Oct 22 – Saturday, Nov 4

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 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 and depth of Ananda Yoga.
Nayaswami Mangala, Dayavati Barsic and Maitri Jones

A Pilgrimage to the India of Yogananda

Monday, Oct 23 – Monday, Nov 13

A Pilgrimage to the India of Yogananda
In the Footsteps of the Autobiography of a Yogi

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

You Can Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life

  ceu credits Friday, Oct 27 – Sunday, Oct 29

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

New information on the brain, shared by Dr. Peter Van Houten, helps us engage our brain’s infinite capacity for change and adaptation, for happiness and success.
Dr. Peter Van Houten

November

Deepen Your Divine Connection

Friday, Nov 3 – Sunday, Nov 5

Deepen Your Divine Connection

An experiential weekend that will bring the Divine more fully and completely into your life.
Nayaswami Diksha

Restore with Ananda Yoga® Retreat

Friday, Nov 3 – Sunday, Nov 5

Restore with Ananda Yoga® Retreat

Learn secrets of relaxing through yoga to revitalize the body and mind, and to fill you with calmness. Led by Brahmachari Jitendra, a gifted yoga instructor with a warm and engaging manner.
Brahmachari Jitendra

Therapeutic Yoga Retreat

Friday, Nov 10 – Sunday, Nov 12

Therapeutic Yoga Retreat

Learn techniques of yoga to improve your health in body, mind, and spirit. Discover the healing power of posture, movement, energy flows, breath, self-talk, and focus.
Maitri Jones

Spiritualize Your Daily Life Retreat

Friday, Nov 10 – Sunday, Nov 12

Spiritualize Your Daily Life Retreat
Attitudes for Everyday Joy and Success

In two short days, you can literally turn your life around. You will leave feeling rejuvenated, with hope restored—from reconnecting with your own Higher Self.
Nayaswami Mukti

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

Friday, Nov 17 – Sunday, Nov 19

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

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

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Nov 17 – Sunday, Nov 19

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, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

Living with a Grateful Heart: A Thanksgiving Retreat

Wednesday, Nov 22 – Sunday, Nov 26

Living with a Grateful Heart: A Thanksgiving Retreat

A holiday weekend to leave you refreshed and uplifted, with practical tools to keep you feeling good throughout the year.
Nayaswami Anandi

Costa Rica Ananda Yoga Vacation Retreat

Sunday, Nov 26 – Sunday, Dec 3

Costa Rica Ananda Yoga Vacation Retreat

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

December

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya

Wednesday, Dec 6 – Sunday, Dec 10

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 Marks-Thelen

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Dec 8 – Sunday, Dec 10

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, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

Living from the Inside Out Retreat

Friday, Dec 8 – Sunday, Dec 10

Living from the Inside Out Retreat
Find Solutions to Life's Challenges

Learn and experience powerful laws of Spirit for discovering your highest potential and positive approaches to life.
Nayaswami Mukti

Strengthen Your Kriya Yoga Practice Retreat

Sunday, Dec 10 – Tuesday, Dec 12

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 Marks-Thelen

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Friday, Dec 15 – Sunday, Dec 17

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Explore and connect with the chakras in in your energy body during this special yoga retreat. Experience their power for overcoming obstacles and bringing peace and fulfillment to your life.
Badri Matlock

A Christmas of Inner Awakening

Friday, Dec 22 – Tuesday, 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

Friday, Dec 29 – Tuesday, Jan 2

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

Make 2017 richer and more fulfilling by examining the lessons of 2016 and setting goals for 2017. Enjoy a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, and a powerfully uplifting ceremony on New Year's Eve—you will feel truly refreshed and motivated for the coming year.
Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

2018 February

Inner Renewal Week

Sunday, Feb 18 – Sunday, Feb 25

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

May

Pilgrimage to Spain: Sacred Sites in Southern Europe

Saturday, May 19 – Saturday, Jun 9

Pilgrimage to Spain: 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

August

Spiritual Renewal Week Retreat

Sunday, Aug 5 – Sunday, Aug 12

Spiritual Renewal Week Retreat

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

October

Israel Pilgrimage

Tuesday, Oct 9 – Monday, Oct 22

Israel Pilgrimage
Holy Sites of Christianity and Judaism

Here is the trip of a lifetime—deeply inspiring and at a relaxed pace. These sacred sites are so alive with the presence of Jesus and his disciples that you will meditate on the experience for the rest of your life.
Nayaswami Gyandev McCord and Nayaswami Diksha

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 Service Program
Serve, learn, grow, and deepen your inner life

Take your spiritual life to the next level with training in meditation and tools for spiritual living – with like-minded people.

Meet people from around the world with goals similar to your own, such as an interest in tools for a more meaningful and health-filled life. Daily class discussions combined with truly joyful daily service create a close community of friends. Your extended-stay program is located at Ananda Village, one of the most respected spiritual communities in the world, for almost 50 years.

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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.

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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.

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Upcoming Special Events

2017 May

Kriyaban Retreat with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Thursday, May 18 – Sunday, May 21

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

June

Early Days of Ananda: Living History

Friday, Jun 30 – Sunday, Jul 2

Early Days of Ananda: Living History

An entertaining and inspiring weekend with stories of the early beginnings of Ananda from the people helped build the community. This year we'll cover the expansion of Ananda after the fire - the years from 1979 to the early 1980s.
Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

August

Spiritual Renewal Week Retreat

Sunday, Aug 6 – Sunday, Aug 13

Spiritual Renewal Week Retreat

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 24 – Friday, Sep 29

Sharing Nature Training and Retreat
A Nature-Based Wellness Retreat

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

November

Living with a Grateful Heart: A Thanksgiving Retreat

Wednesday, Nov 22 – Sunday, Nov 26

Living with a Grateful Heart: A Thanksgiving Retreat

A holiday weekend to leave you refreshed and uplifted, with practical tools to keep you feeling good throughout the year.
Nayaswami Anandi

December

A Christmas of Inner Awakening

Friday, Dec 22 – Tuesday, 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

Friday, Dec 29 – Tuesday, Jan 2

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

Make 2017 richer and more fulfilling by examining the lessons of 2016 and setting goals for 2017. Enjoy a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, and a powerfully uplifting ceremony on New Year's Eve—you will feel truly refreshed and motivated for the coming year.
Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

2018 February

Inner Renewal Week

Sunday, Feb 18 – Sunday, Feb 25

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

August

Spiritual Renewal Week Retreat

Sunday, Aug 5 – Sunday, Aug 12

Spiritual Renewal Week Retreat

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