Spiritual Growth Retreats

Be Victorious on Your Spiritual Path!
Our weekend and weeklong retreat programs are designed to help each guest:

  • Access powerful soul qualities
  • Overcome the great obstacles to spiritual growth: worry, fear, nervousness, and anger
  • Attune to the Divine within you through concentration and meditation
  • Learn useful, scientifically proven meditation and relaxation techniques to help transform your thinking and improve your experience of life
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The Expanding Light Retreat, A much-loved spiritual retreat sharing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Open to all.
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Spiritual Growth Retreat Experiences

  • Clear presentations by dynamic teachers in a classroom setting
  • Time for direct experience of new teachings and quiet inward reflection
  • Helpful course materials and resources to take home
  • A highly supportive staff
  • Simple and uplifting accommodations and facilities

LEARN ABOUT OUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH TEACHERS



UPCOMING SPIRITUAL GROWTH PROGRAMS

2017 August

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 our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
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' Retreat

Friday, Sep 1 – Sunday, Sep 3

First-Timers' Retreat

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

Use visualization, affirmation, color and sound, music, breathing, and hatha yoga to help you attune more deeply to these astral energies
Nayaswami Maria

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

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

A highly personalized journey into the highest spiritual wisdom, through presentation, gentle-yet-deep yoga practices, music, discussion, self-exploration, and meditation.
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 our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

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

October

Managing Chronic Pain and Transcending It

Friday, Oct 13 – Sunday, Oct 15

Managing Chronic Pain and Transcending It

Learn techniques to help you dissolve pain at its roots, and to use pain as a transformational tool for healing.
Shanti Rubenstone, M.D. 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

Learn how to develop your own intuitive abilities so that you can listen to others in the right way. What questions can you ask to help lead them to their own solutions?
Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Mangala

How to Be a Channel of Divine Grace & Healing

Friday, Oct 20 – Sunday, Oct 22

How to Be a Channel of Divine Grace & Healing

How to feel the divine presence more deeply in your life, and to share that with others. Course based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.
Nayaswami Maria

Magnetism: The Power to Attract What You Need

Friday, Oct 20 – Sunday, Oct 22

Magnetism: The Power to Attract What You Need

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

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Oct 27 – Sunday, Oct 29

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

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. Using practical tools to deepen your daily practices. Aum, Peace, Amen.
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

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, a skill that can be learned and developed.
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 blessed throughout the year. Open yourself to the flow of gratitude...
Nayaswami Anandi

Harmony in Relationships

Friday, Nov 24 – Sunday, Nov 26

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

December

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 our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
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

A Christmas of Inner Awakening

Friday, Dec 22 – Tuesday, Dec 26

A Christmas of Inner Awakening
Divine Stillness, Joy, and Spiritual Community

You will be surprised by the power of this retreat to uplift your Consciousness and restore your energy and inspiration for days and weeks to come.
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

How to examine the lessons of 2017 and set goals for 2018! Enjoy a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, and a powerfully uplifting New Year's Eve ceremony.
Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

2018 January

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Jan 12 – Sunday, Jan 14

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

First-Timers' Retreat

Friday, Jan 19 – Sunday, Jan 21

First-Timers' Retreat

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

Know Your Strengths - Find Your Balance

Friday, Jan 19 – Sunday, Jan 21

Know Your Strengths - Find Your Balance
Yogic Principles for Self Transformation

During this weekend using the illuminating perspective of yoga science, you will be guided to explore your own nature including how to understand your personal challenges, and how to make the most of your personal strengths.
Nayaswami Diksha

Deepen Your Meditation Retreat

Friday, Jan 26 – Sunday, Jan 28

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

Recreate Yourself

Friday, Jan 26 – Sunday, Jan 28

Recreate Yourself

Take this opportunity to learn how to become "the best yet" version of yourself. Discover how to bring out your inner creative potential and open the door to deeper fulfillment.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

February

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility

Friday, Feb 9 – Sunday, Feb 11

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility

This course is filled with experiential exercises, discussion, and living examples. It also includes the Full Circle Emotional Awareness Exercises.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

First-Timers' Week

Sunday, Feb 11 – Friday, Feb 16

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

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Feb 16 – Sunday, Feb 18

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

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

March

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

Friday, Mar 2 – Sunday, Mar 4

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, a skill that can be learned and developed.
Nayaswami Krishnadas

First-Timers' Retreat

Friday, Mar 9 – Sunday, Mar 11

First-Timers' Retreat

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

How to Be a Channel of Divine Grace & Healing

Friday, Mar 16 – Sunday, Mar 18

How to Be a Channel of Divine Grace & Healing

How to feel the divine presence more deeply in your life, and to share that with others. Course based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.
Nayaswami Maria

An Easter Retreat

Friday, Mar 30 – Sunday, Apr 1

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

How to Rise Above Your Karma

Friday, Mar 30 – Sunday, Apr 1

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

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Friday, Apr 6 – Sunday, Apr 8

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Use visualization, affirmation, color and sound, music, breathing, and hatha yoga to help you attune more deeply to these astral energies
Nayaswami Maria

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Apr 6 – Sunday, Apr 8

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

First-Timers' Week

Sunday, Apr 8 – Friday, Apr 13

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

Practical Ayurveda for Self-Healing

  ceu credits Wednesday, Apr 11 – Sunday, Apr 15

Practical Ayurveda for Self-Healing

Understanding your Ayurvedic constitution and how to work with it can help you feel your best on every level. You can have stronger, more consistent energy and health… more calmness and mental clarity… more happiness and well-being.
Nayaswami Mangala

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

Friday, Apr 13 – Sunday, Apr 15

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

Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?

Friday, Apr 20 – Sunday, Apr 22

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

Free Yourself From Stress Retreat

Friday, Apr 27 – Sunday, Apr 29

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

Living from the Inside Out Retreat

Friday, Apr 27 – Sunday, Apr 29

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

May

Ananda Holistic Health Retreat

  ceu credits Sunday, May 6 – Friday, May 11

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

Spiritualize Your Daily Life Retreat

Friday, May 11 – Sunday, May 13

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

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

June

Magnetism: The Power to Attract What You Need

Friday, Jun 1 – Sunday, Jun 3

Magnetism: The Power to Attract What You Need

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

First-Timers' Week

Sunday, Jun 3 – Friday, Jun 8

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

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Jun 8 – Sunday, Jun 10

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

The Essence of the Yoga Sutras According to Yogananda

Sunday, Jun 10 – Saturday, Jun 16

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 Be a Channel of Divine Grace & Healing

Friday, Jun 15 – Sunday, Jun 17

How to Be a Channel of Divine Grace & Healing

How to feel the divine presence more deeply in your life, and to share that with others. Course based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.
Nayaswami Maria

How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance

Friday, Jun 22 – Sunday, Jun 24

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: awareness, meditation, and a joyful inner balance. Led by guest teacher David Gamow, author of Freedom from Stress.
David Gamow

Deepen Your Meditation Retreat

Friday, Jun 22 – Sunday, Jun 24

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

First-Timers' Retreat

Friday, Jun 29 – Sunday, Jul 1

First-Timers' Retreat

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

July

Discover Your Own Happiness Retreat

Friday, Jul 13 – Sunday, Jul 15

Discover Your Own Happiness Retreat

Take a weekend 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

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Friday, Jul 20 – Sunday, Jul 22

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Use visualization, affirmation, color and sound, music, breathing, and hatha yoga to help you attune more deeply to these astral energies
Nayaswami Maria

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Jul 20 – Sunday, Jul 22

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

Spiritualize Your Daily Life Retreat

Friday, Jul 27 – Sunday, Jul 29

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

Spiritual Renewal Week

Sunday, Aug 5 – Sunday, Aug 12

Spiritual Renewal Week

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

Healthy Mind- Healthy Body

Friday, Aug 17 – Sunday, Aug 19

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

First-Timers' Retreat

Friday, Aug 17 – Sunday, Aug 19

First-Timers' Retreat

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

Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Friday, Aug 24 – Sunday, Aug 26

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

Meditation is our daily practice due to the tremendous benefits in enhancing mental clarity, inner peace, creativity, and overall physical health. Make it yours!
Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims and Nayaswami Krishnadas

How to Rise Above Your Karma

Friday, Aug 31 – Sunday, Sep 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

September

Ananda Spiritual Counseling® Training

  ceu credits Tuesday, Sep 11 – Sunday, Sep 16

Ananda Spiritual Counseling® Training

Learn how to develop your own intuitive abilities so that you can listen to others in the right way. What questions can you ask to help lead them to their own solutions?
Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Mangala

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Spiritual Growth Retreats