A Weekend in Divine Friendship
Sharing joy & inspiration to energize your life

  • May 19 – 21, 2023

with Peter Sanjaya Kretzmann and Gayatri Kretzmann

Energize Your Life with Friendship & Inspiration

Welcome friends, old and new, to Ananda Village, for a special weekend in honor of spiritual friendship. Come one, come all, to a special retreat in celebration of you - our wonderful guests and wider Ananda family.

This weekend will feature a variety of experiences, giving guests and community residents alike, an opportunity to spend time with each other. Learn about developing divine friendship and opening your heart with dynamic energy and magnetism, Experience the unique spiritual energy of Ananda, blending spirit and friendship in joyful ways. 

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Enjoy a very rich weekend in community and spiritual satsang.

You’ll Experience:

  • An enriching class on divine friendship and what it means to be a divine friend
  • Inner and outer interactive activities 
  • A community birthday celebration in remembrance of Ananda’s founder, Swami Kriyananda, at the Crystal Hermitage, the spiritual heart of Ananda Village
  • Time to meditate in one or more of the sacred shrines at Crystal Hermitage
  • A special uplifting musical evening featuring Swami Kriyananda's music
  • A gift to you of the book "In Divine Friendship, Letters of Counsel and Reflection" by Swami Kriyananda
  • Sunday Service in the Temple of Light
  • And of course, a lovely stay at The Expanding Light Retreat


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We look forward to spending this special weekend with you!

As we are a non-profit center dedicated to sharing the teachings of Paramhasa Yogananda, we are grateful for when guests choose to pay it forward. If you would like to support others who may want to attend this and other programs, you can choose to increase your price in support of our non-profit work. Below are our codes that can be selected or added to the "Promo Code" field at the bottom of your registration:

  • To add 25%: Use code ANGEL25
  • To add 50%: Use code ANGEL50
  • To add 75%: Use code ANGEL75
  • To add 100%: Use code ANGEL100

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Peter Sanjaya Kretzmann

Peter Sanjaya Kretzmann

Ananda Yoga and Meditation® Teacher, E-RYT 500

Born and raised at Ananda Village, Peter has served as a teacher, musician, and friend through Ananda Los Angeles and Ananda Worldwide. His particular passion is to share these timeless truths in a relatable and practical manner to inspire others in their own journeys. 

See all programs, articles, and full bio of Peter Sanjaya Kretzmann.

Gayatri Kretzmann

Gayatri Kretzmann

RN, Ananda Yoga and Meditation® Teacher, E-RYT 200

See all programs, articles, and full bio of Gayatri Kretzmann.

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Costs (AWDF)
Costs are on a per person basis.

  • May 19 – 21, 2023
$312 $398 $532 $496 $680

Prices are all-inclusive and cover accommodations, meals, classes or activities, and course materials.

Check Availability and Costs

A Weekend in Divine Friendship starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date listed. Check-in is anytime between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at our Front Desk. Your room will be available by 3:00 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30. The first gathering of your group is after dinner.
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You can add extra personal retreat days before and/or after your program. Check availability and costs for the days and accommodations that you require.

A Weekend in Divine Friendship starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.

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Nevada City, California 95959
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