"No matter how busy you are, do not forget now and then to free your mind completely from worries and all duties." ~ Paramhansa Yogananda ... "In recreation, seek to re-create yourself. During every pause in your activity, seek in inner peace a renewal of your creative spirit" ~ Swami Kriyananda

Get refreshed, recharged, and revitalized! - a weekend for men, with men.

Spend a weekend enjoying yoga postures, Energization Exercises, meditation, walking in nature, being quiet, learning Tai Chi, non-violent martial arts- and free time to enjoy the retreat’s beautiful setting in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

AND- you will be delighted with the delicious, hearty and nutritious vegetarian meals.

Beginners, intermediate and advanced students of yoga and meditation will benefit from this magical weekend.

The Program Includes:

  • Guided Yoga, Meditation, and Movement
  • Time in Nature
  • Inspiration to Refresh and Recharge your life
  • Three delicious meals every day

Retreat Facilitator: Nayaswami Gopal Sims has been teaching Ananda Yoga & Meditation since the early ’80s.  He’s also a ninth degree in Kenpo Karate, an International Karate Champion, Olympic Torch Bearer, and the co-founder of the Peace for Warriors Project, a program designed to help veterans and others who have suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders.

Please enjoy this guided meditation by Gopal:



Sample Schedule


  • 3-5 pm Check-In
  • 5- 6:30 pm Yoga Postures and Meditation
  • 6:30 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Orientation and fireside gathering


  • 7-8 am Yoga Postures & Movement
  • 8 am Meditation
  • 8:30 am  Breakfast in Silence
  • 10:30 am  Satsang-Recharging Your Life
  • Noon Meditation
  • 12:30 pm Lunch
  • Afternoon Free time- with options for guided Karma Yoga or Nature Activities
  • 4:30 pm Yoga and Tai Chi followed by Meditation
  • 6:30 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 Evening Activity


  • 7- 8 am Yoga Postures and Movement
  • 8 am Meditation
  • 8:30 am Breakfast
  • 9:45 am Closing Gathering