Experiments in Higher Consciousness
An Experiential Retreat

Sep 28 – 30, 2018

Yogananda's proven techniques will help you reconnect with your center of calmness, refresh your mind, and uplift your consciousness.

A Retreat for Spiritual Renewal

The focus of this weekend is experiential–you will enjoy:

  • Meditating in sacred places of Ananda
  • Guidance and practice of Yogananda’s Hong-Sau technique of concentration
  • Breathing exercises combined with stretching to help prepare you for meditation
  • Guided inspirational time in nature
  • An affirmation walk (a gift you will want to take home with you)
  • Guided visualizations on calmness, love, light and more
  • Devotional chanting
  • Our guided sadhanas of Energization Exercises, yoga postures, and meditation
Inside the Moksha Mandir at Ananda Village



This experiential weekend will help you bring joy to your heart and soul and make your spirit soar.  You will want to repeat this weekend annually!


Krishnadas teaching Experiments in Higher Consciousness


 "Practice the art of silence. The tigers of worries, sickness, and death are running after you,and the only place you can be safe is in silence. The more you are silent, the more you will find happiness. Those who meditate deeply feel a wonderful silence....What you learn in meditation, practice in activitiy and conversation, and let no one dislodge your calmness. Hold on to your peace." - Paramhansa Yogananda


3 Tips for Experiencing Higher Consciousness at Home

1. Turn off the phone, computer, and other distractions—even cover or hide them, and determine that for one day you will focus on your own inner silence.
2. Take a walk in nature while repeating an uplifting affirmation or prayer.
3. Sit for a while and practice a technique to help you focus your mind. Determine not to stop just because you feel restless at first. Sit just a little longer and a little longer, letting your restlessness have time to settle out, and the inner peace of your soul to shine through.


Walking meditation at Gaia House Retreat

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Nayaswami  Krishnadas

Nayaswami Krishnadas

Spiritual Travel Host, Meditation Teacher, Director of Guest Services, Ananda Minister and Counselor
What is a nayaswami?

An exceptionally knowledgeable and gifted meditation teacher, Nayaswami Krishnadas shares his passion for meditation with dynamic enthusiasm. Over the last three decades he has taught thousands of people, from all over the world, how to meditate.

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

  • Sep 28 – 30, 2018
$252 $318 $450 $410 $592

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

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Experiments in Higher Consciousness starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date. Please see:

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.

Experiments in Higher Consciousness 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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Ananda is a worldwide movement to help you realize the joy of your own higher Self. It is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and was founded by his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda in 1968.
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