Personal Retreats

A dedicated time for relaxation and rejuvenation; Mentored Personal Retreat also available.

With programs offered by yoga practitioners who are living the teachings they share.

Serve and live in a spiritual environment for 2 weeks to 3 months.

Let inner stillness become second nature

Surrounded by 72 acres of beautiful meditation gardens and wild forest in Northern California’s Sierra Foothills, the Ananda Meditation Retreat is an ideal setting for a rejuvenating, inner experience.

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Uplifting spaces

Both comfortable and quiet, accommodations range from spacious, secluded cabins to budget-friendly bungalows. Shared housing and individual spaces are both available.

A beautiful natural setting

Still your mind, open your heart, and rejuvenate your spirit in our beautiful meditation gardens and wild forest setting.

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October 12-15, 2023

Still your mind and rejuvenate your spirit in this Supported Silent Retreat. Our meditation gardens and wild forest setting provide the perfect backdrop for you to go deep into silence and re-connect with your true reality…..the soul’s ever-existing Peace.

October 5-8, 2023

Treat yourself to a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend in the beautiful gardens and forest of Ananda Meditation Retreat! Daily yoga postures and meditation, optional group activities, and ample free time will help you relax, and reconnect to your soul’s inner peace and joy.

October 26-29, 2023

Something special happens when women come together on retreat. There is a depth of connection, a meeting of hearts and minds. In addition to meditation and yoga postures, the Women’s Retreat features a Creative Arts session for a relaxing and fun way to connect with your spirit.

86 reviews, 4.9/5 rating on Google Reviews and TripAdvisor

“This place is the gift that every person on the planet deserves to give themselves. The food, the staff, the beautiful gardens, and the love that flows from every aspect of the retreat restore body, mind and soul.”

“I can’t even begin to explain how amazing my retreat adventure was.… I left with so much love and peace.”

Cesarina P.

“The Seva Yoga program changed my life. The kind, supportive, and wise staff allowed me to grow in my own way. Every day I learned something new…”

Nick Hermann

“Whatever faith or background you are from, you are welcome. The practices for meditation that are taught take you to another level of relaxation. I would highly, highly recommend.”


Have any questions?

Give us a call or send an email. We are available 10 am – 5 pm, Monday through Saturday.


Ananda Meditation Retreat is located in the foothills of Sierra Mountains in Northern California. Our forest hermitage is off the grid and seems remote, although only 3 miles off a well-traveled road.  Please click this link for specific location.

Although we don’t have any charging stations at this Retreat, you can charge your vehicle just 6 miles down the road at Ananda Village. The charging station is on the far side of the parking lot near Village reception and Masters Market.

Guided Retreat stays include the program activities and 3 meals per day. 

Supported Silent Retreat and Mentored Personal Retreat stays include program activities plus lunches and dinners- breakfast is on your own or order Continental Breakfast.

Personal Retreat stays include your accommodation and noon meditation Monday-Saturday. Many Personal Retreatants enjoy cooking their own meals, but meals may be added by pre-arrangement.

As a small retreat, we try to avoid cancellations because it is difficult for us to fill spaces at the last minute, but we recognize that sometimes emergencies happen. Our cancellation policy is:

Cancellations 7 days or more before arrival date: 50% of the $100 deposit is forfeited and 50% remains as a credit toward another stay within the next year.

Cancellations less than 7 days before arrival date: all of the $100 deposit is forfeited.