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.

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.

 March 9-12,2023;  April 13-16,2023;  May 11-14, 2023, June 15-18, Aug 3-6

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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.

March 16-19, 2023; April 6-9, 2023 

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Deepen Your Meditation

Refresh your practice, and deepen your experience of meditation. This guided silent retreat will give you new techniques and insights- as well as ample opportunity to enjoy longer meditations, time for reflection and the rejuvenating power of silence. Perfect for those who have attended one of our retreats in the past!

March 23-26, 2023

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Guided Kriya Seclusion

For Ananda Kriyabans

March 31- April 5, 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...

April 21-23,2023

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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.

April 27-30, 2023

June 9-11, 2023

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Yoga & Meditation for Beginners

May 4-7, 2023

Explore meditation and yoga in a supportive environment! During his weekend you will: *Receive step-by-step instruction in meditation. *Learn gentle yoga postures and stretches for relaxation and well-being. *Explore transformative principles of Raja Yoga *Gain guidance and inspiration to develop your own practice at home. 

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Yoga, Meditation, and the Chakras

May 25-28, 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 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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Mentored Personal Retreat

Support, guidance, and resources to enrich your 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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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.

Stay tuned for fall date

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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