Family Christmas at Ananda

  • Dec 9 – 11, 2022 15% off accommodations

with Erin Vinacco

Celebrating the True Spirit of Christmas with Your Family


Start of the holiday season by sharing the true spirit of Christmas with your family! Through stories, music, fun activities and sacred ceremonies we’ll awaken and connect with the inner Light that Jesus and all the great masters have come to share with us.

Come visit Ananda Village with your family at this sacred time to celebrate and honor the true spirit of the season, creating lasting memories and offering meaningful inner experiences for your children. 

This kid and family-friendly weekend will include:

  • Family Kirtan - sacred chanting with Ananda families
  • Caroling with the community
  • Family yoga and games to cultivate connection
  • Christmas decorating and a special art project
  • Sharing Nature hike at The Meditation Retreat
  • Celebrate the Light to honor this special season through stories, songs and sacred ceremony
  • Sunday Service led by Jaya Helin, founding Ananda member, with Sunday school for kids
  • Opportunities to meet and join our Village families for meals and activities

This weekend is ideal for children ages 5-12 but all are welcome.

family-camp-with Badri and Erin

About Family Friendly Weekends

We are excited to be able to welcome families and children to visit our retreat center. Please review our guidelines on Bringing Your Family to The Expanding Light Yoga Retreat Center and email Erin ( with any questions.

Take a look at the Ananda Families Photo Album!


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Erin Vinacco

Erin Vinacco

Erin Vinacco lives and serves at Ananda Village as family minister and founding director of Conscious Families. She is a certified Education for Life (EFL) teacher, Ananda minister, certified yoga teacher and long-time educator. She loves to find new, creative ways to share the teachings and support people of all ages in achieving their highest potential in life. In her role as family minister she supports the parents and families residing at Ananda Village, as well as visiting families who are curious to learn more about family life in our spiritual community.

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

  • Dec 9 – 11, 2022 15% off accommodations
$292 $365 $479 $449 $605

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

Check Availability and Costs

Family Christmas at Ananda 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.

Family Christmas at Ananda 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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