“All Nature will commune with you when you are in tune with God. “ Paramhansa Yogananda
Join us for a weekend of group meditations, hatha yoga, and nature experiences in the beautiful setting of Ananda Meditation Retreat's gardens and forest.
Deepen your experience of meditation- and your experience of the natural world.  May and June are beautiful months at the retreat. Our gardens are blooming and the surrounding forest is vibrant with life force!

The retreat will include:

  • Yoga Postures & Meditation
  • Sharing Nature activities to deepen your awareness of the divine in nature
  • Guided nature walk
  • Free time for hiking, reading, journaling, and relaxing in our beautiful gardens.
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day

If you would like a longer stay, you can also add extra nights or come a few days early.


Sample Schedule

Arrival day

~3:00pm-5:00pm Check In
~Yoga Postures and Meditation
~Introductions & Orientation

Saturday Morning

~Yoga Postures and Meditation Instruction
~"Mystic in the Garden" tour 
~Noon Meditation- outside-weather permitting

Afternoons /Evenings

~Sharing Nature Activities, and free time for hiking, exploring, reading, enjoying the gardens or other self-chosen activity
~Yoga Postures and Meditation
~ After-dinner nature walk (weather permitting)
~Evening Activity


~Yoga Postures and Meditation
~Closing Circle and goodbyes

~ Optional activities (at Ananda Village) after the retreat ends include Sunday Service at the Temple of Light 11 am, lunch at The Expanding Light Retreat ($15) or at Master's Market, and visiting Crystal Hermitage Gardens and Shrine.  

What Others Are Saying

The staff are all extremely well versed in these areas and share all of what they know with students. Every meal served during the retreat was delicious, and if you are camping there are plenty of secluded and beautiful spots to pitch your tent. Enjoy the peace and tranquility that Ananda so willingly gives to all. J. M., Red Bluff, CA
The warmth and acceptance and guidance of the incredible instructors at the retreat opened my heart and being to a new approach to meditation and yoga that enhances life... Thank you to the Ananda Community for sharing your wisdom! S.B., Sacramento, CA