“In the garden of the New Year, culture the seeds of well-planned new activities until they grow into fragrant flowering plants of diverse successes." — Paramhansa Yogananda
Make this your best year ever! This weekend combines meditation and yoga practices – with the day-long Vision Board Retreat to help you start your year in a positive and dynamic way. No artistic experience needed!


• Learn a timeless meditation technique
• Practice gentle classical yoga postures for relaxation and wellbeing
• Share in a day of creative Vision Board experiences- to help you clarify, energize and manifest your aspirations for the year. See details here
• Enjoy delicious vegetarian meals
• Bask in the beauty of our tranquil natural surroundings

Retreat Schedule

Friday Evening

3-5 pm Check-in
5-6 pm Yoga and Meditation
6 pm Dinner
7 pm Orientation


7-8:30 am Yoga and Meditation
8:30 am Breakfast


9:15 am Introductions & Sharing
9:45 am Meditation & Journaling
10:15 am Creating

12:30 pm Lunch Break — 40 minutes

1:10 pm Visioning & Journaling
1:40 pm Creating
2:30 pm Visualization
2:40 pm Finishing touches
3:15 pm Group Sharing, Photos & Cleanup

Saturday Evening

5:00-6:30pm - Yoga & Meditation Practice
6:30pm - Dinner
7:30pm - Inspirational Kirtan, Q&A, or other evening program


7-8:30am - Yoga & Meditation Practice
8:30am - Breakfast
9:30-10:30am - Closing Inspiration

*Sunday Service and Lunch (optional, $10) With Visit to Ananda Village
If you would like a longer stay, there’s a place on the registration form to add extra nights or arrive early for a personal retreat or seclusion.


Meerabai Jackson

Meerabai is a certified Vision Board facilitator; self-care coach, and spiritual coach who resides at Ananda Village. Her popular Vision Board workshops have been held at Ananda for several years. She is the author of the Sacred Soul Seeds Journal and Sacred Soul Seeds Handbook and is an entrepreneur who enjoys helping others take their next steps to realize their true potential. Meerabai is working on a Ph.D. in Philosophy, focusing on metaphysical science, ministry, and conscious-centered living. Meerabai also serves as a certified Ananda meditation and yoga teacher and works at the Expanding Light Retreat.

What Others Are Saying

It completely met my expectations. I hoped to be inspired by the vision board activity, and I was. I hoped to be relaxed and renewed by the retreat atmosphere, and I was. This is a lovely and inspiring place that has re-motivated me in my life. M.K., Nevada City, CA
I highly recommend Ananda Meditation Retreat to anyone that is looking to gain a deeper understanding and working knowledge of yoga and meditation. 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