During this 2-day program, you will learn techniques of yoga to improve your health in body, mind, and spirit. 

You’ll discover the healing power of posture, movement, energy flows, breath, self-talk, and focus.  You’ll gain important self-assessment and therapeutic techniques, and you’ll work with program leader Maitri Jones to go deeper in how to apply what you've learned in your daily practice.

You’ll leave with a yoga routine designed to help you take your next step forward toward increased health and well-being.

Miatri teaching yoga therapy poses

Yoga therapy can be used for easing of symptoms, prevention of illness, and an improved sense of well-being. Yoga therapy works at deeper levels of being, where health challenges originate.

Class size is limited, so please register early.

Schedule of Classes and Activities (subject to change)

Arrival day

4:45 Guided Spiritual Practices
(Energization Exercises, Yoga Postures, and Meditation)
6:30 Dinner with Maitri
7:30 Intro to Yoga Therapy and Self-assessment

Second day

6:00 Wakeup bell
6:30 Guided Spiritual Practices
(Energization Exercises, Yoga Postures, and Meditation)
8:30 Breakfast in silence
10:00 Therapeutic Yoga Postures
12:30 Lunch
2:00 Therapeutic Yoga Techniques
4:45 Guided Spiritual Practices (Energization Exercises, Yoga Postures, and Meditation)
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Energy, Breath, and Relaxation Therapy

Last day

6:00 Wakeup bell
6:30 Guided Spiritual Practices
(Energization Exercises, Yoga Postures, and Meditation)
8:30 Breakfast (not in silence)
9:45 Therapeutic Mental Focus
11:00 Ananda Sunday Service, followed by Lunch

My experience with Maitri in the therapeutic yoga seminar was both wonderful and powerful. I went to Ananda with little/moderate experience in both yoga and meditation. Working closely alongside Maitri, I was able to lay a foundation for a physical/mental/spiritual transformation I couldn't find anywhere else. Maitri was able to offer me decades of knowledge and experience in teaching Ananda Yoga while being humble, patient, and very attentive. In a word, my time spent there really was invaluable. It was an incredible, life-changing experience. I left The Expanding Light feeling a level of consciousness, well-being, and optimism that I had never felt before. Slowly but surely, yoga and meditation have become a functional part of my everyday life that is extremely beneficial to my overall health, happiness, and success.

Todd, Ann Arbor MI


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Maitri Jones

Maitri Jones

AnandaYoga®Therapist,Certified with International Association of Yoga Therapy, C-IAYT

Level 2 Ananda Yoga®Teacher, E-RYT-500,

Ananda Minister, Counselor

Maitri’s name means “Friend” in Sanskrit and well describes her extraordinarily kind and supportive nature. She directs our Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training Assistantship program, where she helps YTT grads take their teaching to the next level. She also helped pioneer our Ananda Yoga Therapy Training and is one of the primary instructors in that program. Maitri, brings great wisdom and experience to her many programs. Maitri is a certified Ananda Meditation and Yoga Teacher, as well as a registered nurse.

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Sam McMillen

Sam McMillen

Sam took Ananda Yoga Teacher Training initially only to deepen his own practice of yoga, but by the end of the course he felt inspired to begin teaching yoga classes. Sam was surprised to find so much joy in doing something professionally. Wanting to expand his inner joy and depth of knowledge, Sam decided to become an Ananda Yoga Therapist. He now lives near the Ananda Village and works as an instructor for the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training and also works in the Yoga Therapy Department.

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

  • Jun 21 – 23, 2019 Taught by Maitri Jones
  • Oct 18 – 20, 2019 Taught by Sam McMillen
  • Nov 15 – 17, 2019 Taught by Maitri Jones
  • Dec 13 – 15, 2019 Taught by Maitri Jones
$282 $360 $488 $450 $622

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

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Therapeutic Yoga Retreat 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.

Therapeutic Yoga Retreat 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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