We can only trust that whatever comes is from Divine Mother. The more we love Her, the sweeter Her ways become-whatever they may be! Swami Kriyananda

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.

Time for rest and reflection, along with thoughtful instruction in meditation, relaxing yoga postures, and nurturing meals will give you a renewed feeling of energy, clarity, and inspiration.

Elements of the Women’s Retreat include:

  • Learning an ancient technique of meditation
  • Gentle yoga postures that help you relax and release tension
  • Inspirational workshop and sharing sessions
  • Nourishing vegetarian lunches and dinners
  • Time for relaxation, walks, journaling or reading

If you would like a longer stay, You can either add extra nights or come early for a Personal Retreat.

For onsite group retreats we are able to host visitors who:

*Have been taking reasonable precautions to keep themselves and other safe

*Are willing to use PPE in meal lines

*Are willing to mask in our temples when requested.

This retreat includes COVID- era modifications:

  • Activities & Meditations take place outside in our Temple of Leaves as much as possible.
  • Lunches and Dinners are served outside,  take-out style. Enjoy your meal in our beautiful gardens, or in your cabin. (Guests bring their own Breakfast, snacks, and beverages)
  • Registration takes place through our office. Please call or email us to register for the retreat and we will contact you about the nex steps.

    Sample Schedule

    Thursday

    ~3:00pm-5:00pm Check-in
    ~Hatha Yoga and Meditation
    ~Dinner
    ~Introductions and Orientation

    Friday Morning

    ~ Early morning- Free time for your own meditation practice and breakfast on your own
    ~Spirit in Nature Garden Talk
    ~Restoring Balance Workshop
    ~Guided Meditation
    ~Lunch

    Friday Afternoon & Evening

    ~Free time to Rest, Read, Journal, Hike, Contemplate, Absorb
    ~ Yoga Postures & Meditation
    ~Dinner
    ~Guided Sunset Walk

    Saturday Morning

    ~ Early morning- Free time for your own meditation practice and breakfast on your own
    ~Group gathering Journaling and sharing
    ~Guided Meditation
    ~Lunch

    Saturday Afternoon & Evening

    ~Free time to Rest, Read, Journal, Hike, Contemplate, Absorb
    ~ Yoga Postures & Meditation
    ~Dinner
    ~Creative Arts Workshop or other Inspirational Program

    Sunday

    ~ Early morning- Free time for your own meditation practice and breakfast on your own
    ~Closing Circle Q&A

    What Others Are Saying

    This was such a wonderful experience. My best friend and daughter and myself had a wonderful bonding experience not only with each other but in our own selves. Every moment was filled with joy and love. Thank you everyone. We will be back.D.C., Reno, NV
    The meditation/yoga sessions were relaxing, empowering, wonderful learning experiences. Very inspiring and makes me want to learn more, practice more, and build more and closer sense of community in my personal life and to serve my community more. P.M., Chico, CA
    This is such a beautiful space, I found myself in a completely different state of mind. All of the weight of my daily life was lifted and I felt like I was a part of something purposeful and peaceful.C.C., Reno, NV
    The Women’s Retreat is a gift we give ourselves as women living hectic lives in a hectic world. Renewing at Ananda Meditation Retreat in nature, great teachers, beautiful gardens, lovely women and amazing foods. All I had to do was show up. Thank you Ananda.
    B.L., Rancho Cordova, CA