“Like lotuses opening to the sun, we are compelled by our own higher nature, the spark of God within, to experience increasingly expanded states of awareness. Meditation is the direct pathway to this unified state.”
Jyotish Novak, Director of Ananda Worldwide

Have you wanted to learn meditation and yoga but weren’t sure how to begin?

During the retreat, you will learn step-by-step, timeless techniques that will introduce you to the peace and joy that are possible with meditation. You’ll be guided through gentle yoga postures that will help your body relax and release stress for optimal wellbeing. You’ll be introduced to the spiritual principles of Yoga philosophy. And you will take home tools and practices to help you feel happier, healthier and more inspired!

  • Practical tools and techniques of meditation
  • Safe and gentle yoga postures to release stress
  • The Art and Science of Raja Yoga for daily life
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • Time for reflection, journaling, hiking or walks in our beautiful gardens

If you would like a longer stay, you can also add extra nights or arrive early for a personal retreat or seclusion.

Sample Schedule

Thursday- arrival day

3:00pm-5:00pm Check In
Yoga Postures and Guided Meditation

Friday & Saturday Mornings

Yoga Postures and Guided Meditation
Yoga and Meditation Class
Guided Meditation

Friday & Saturday Afternoons

Karma Yoga
Free time to absorb, rest, journal, hike
Yoga Postures and Guided Meditation
Q&A Satsang or Other Inspirational Program


Yoga Postures and Guided Meditation
Closing Circle: Creating a Daily Practice at Home

*Sunday Service and Lunch (optional, $15) With a visit to Ananda Village