Ananda Meditation Retreat ~ a forest garden of deep stillness and peace. In-person retreat programs and private stays

Our programs are offered by experienced yoga practitioners who have been living these teachings for over 30 years.
Whether you have been meditating for many years or are just beginning your inner journey, we invite you to experience the joy, knowledge, depth, kindness, and warmth of Ananda Meditation Retreat. We welcome all faiths, all levels of practice, and all walks of life.
Below is a listing of onsite and online programs currently offered, or see a week-by-week listing of programs.
If you would rather take a retreat on your own, Ananda Meditation Retreat also offers the opportunity for Personal Retreats.

Yoga & Meditation for Happiness, Energy, and Inner Peace

June 1-4, 2023

Discover meditation and practical techniques of Yoga philosophy that can help you increase happiness, energy, and inner peace in your life.

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Women's Retreat

Something special happens when women come together on retreat. There is a depth of connection, a meeting of hearts and minds. In addition to meditation and yoga postures, the Women’s Retreat features a Creative Arts session for a relaxing and fun way to connect with your spirit.

June 9-11, 2023;  Aug 24-27, 2023; Oct 26-29, 2023.

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Supported Silent Retreat

Still your mind and rejuvenate your spirit in this Supported Silent Retreat. Our meditation gardens and wild forest setting provide the perfect backdrop for you to go deep into silence and re-connect with your true reality…..the soul’s ever-existing Peace.

June 15-18, 2023; June 15-20, 2023 (5-night retreat); Aug 3-6, 2023; Sept 7-10, 2023; Oct 12-15, 2023; Nov 9-12, 2023; Dec 14-17, 2023.

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Relax & Renew Weekend

Treat yourself to a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend in the beautiful gardens and forest of Ananda Meditation Retreat! Daily yoga postures and meditation, optional group activities, and ample free time will help you relax, and reconnect to your soul’s inner peace and joy.

Aug 17-20, 2023; Aug 31-Sept 3, 2023; Oct 5-8, 2023; Nov 16-19, 2023

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Yoga, Meditation, and the Chakras

Sept 14-17, 2023

The chakras are the body’s invisible energy centers that store information and distribute life force. When out of balance, they hold the root cause of physical illnesses and emotional disturbance. Understanding and awakening the chakras will help you achieve well-being on every level. You’ll learn about these energy centers through a meaningful, experiential exploration of each chakra.

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Yoga & Meditation for Daily Life

This weekend program offers timeless techniques of meditation, relaxing yoga postures and a deep opportunity to explore ways to bring the practical teachings of Raja Yoga into your daily life.

Sept 22-24,2023

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Men's Retreat ~ Refresh, Recharge, Revitalize!

Spend a weekend enjoying yoga postures, energization exercises, walking in nature, being quiet, learning tai chi, non-violent martial arts, meditation, and more...

Nov 30- Dec 3, 2023

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Personal Retreat

Take time for yourself, to focus on your thoughts, ideas, creativity, and feelings; to meditate, to be quiet, to tap into the deep part of you that can get lost in busy-ness and daily life.

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Mentored Personal Retreat

Support, guidance, and resources to enrich your Personal Retreat stay . . .

Whether you want to learn meditation, deepen your practices, gain insight on your life or simply relax and renew, we are here to help!

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The program exceeded any expectations I had! So many times I had awe- inspiring moments of realization. The tools I gained here will constantly improve my life as I continue down this path of light.N.H., Minneapolis, MN