Renew your Spirit ~ Revitalize your Life!

Join us for Retreats, Programs, and Classes online

or contact us to plan an onsite stay.*

*We are open for onsite stays- with some COVID modifications. See detailed information for each retreat offering.

Experience Peace in the Heart of 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.

Our Meditation Retreat has been a place of deep meditation and sincere devotion for over fifty years. Long before that, the Maidu Indians held this to be sacred land. The beauty and presence of the Divine is tangibly felt by all who come here.

Studies show that being in nature and using techniques such as forest bathing can greatly reduce stress and blood pressure while strengthening your immune system, concentration, and level of happiness. We provide an ideal setting for quiet immersion in nature.

Plan your own personal retreat or enjoy one of our retreats or programs led by our caring and joyful staff.

Due to the extra care taken to ensure the safety of
guests and staff, onsite stays are booked through
our office.

If you are interested in staying with us now or
in the future, please contact us at 530-478-7557 or
email us at
We look forward to hearing from you!

For more inspiration, see also Ananda’s main
website for inspiring articles,
healing practices, online classes, and meditations.

Blessings to you!

Durga, Vidura and the Ananda Meditation Retreat staff



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 the flows from every aspect of the retreat restore body, mind and soul. P.Y. Reno, NV
At Ananda, you feel welcome. Whatever faith or background you are from, you are welcome. The garden holds energy that you can feel through your body. The yoga is gently guided and you can come with little or no experience. The practices for meditation that are taught take you to another level of relaxation.
— I would highly, highly recommend. S.L. Grass Valley, CA
My visit to Ananda Meditation Retreat was a really powerful and unique experience that I would recommend to anyone. The staff is very supportive and respectful of every path. Their kindness and joyfulness are a perfect example of what life could be if we were all willing to accept and respect each other.Pierre Monserrat, Sainte-Crois Vallee, France

Other Ananda Meditation Resources

Ananda Meditation App

Guided Meditations and Techniques for iOS and Android Based on the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda

Ananda Course in Meditation

Learn Paramhansa Yogananda’s Scientific Meditation Techniques

Download the free app

Go deeper in the joy of your own Self.

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Get it on Google Play

iOS 10.0 or Android 4.4 and higher are required.

Daily meditation helps us overcome our limitations and achieve our highest potential. Meditators worldwide testify that meditation helps transform commonly experienced emotions such as stress, fear and anxiety into the peace, calmness and joy. Regular meditation also naturally enhances our concentration, energy levels and creativity.

For the past 50 years, Ananda has taught Paramhansa Yogananda’s meditation techniques that show us how to attain optimal wellbeing on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

With our Ananda Course in Meditation (formerly Lessons in Meditation) you, too, can learn to meditate deeply and consistently and can reap all the benefits of a vibrant meditation practice.

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