"By the practice of meditation, you will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise." "When the mind is strong and the heart is pure, you are free" Paramhansa Yogananda

Experience practices that will help you calm your mind and open your heart for spiritual growth and well-being. Meditation, hatha yoga, chanting, and pranayama, in our beautiful garden and forest setting will help you uncover the peace, love, and joy within.

During this retreat, you will:

  • Learn a timeless technique for meditation that helps to still the "Monkey Mind"
  • Learn the importance of the heart energy center - and ways to cultivate the "natural love of the heart"
  • Experience gentle yoga postures and group meditations, including yoga postures to open the heart
  • Experience group chanting- to open the heart and uplift the mind
  • Relax in our beautiful gardens and serene forest
  • Enjoy delicious vegetarian meals

The cost of the program includes all activities and all meals from dinner Friday night through breakfast Sunday morning.

If you would like a longer stay, there’s a place on the registration form to either add extra nights or come early for a personal retreat or seclusion.


Sample Schedule


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

Saturday Morning

-Yoga Postures and Meditation Instruction: Still the Mind with Hong Sau
-Workshop: Opening the Heart
-Guided Meditation

Saturday Afternoon

-Free time to absorb, relax in our gardens, journal, hike, rest 
-Yoga Postures to Open the Heart,  and meditation practice
-Chanting to Open the Heart and Uplift the Mind


-Yoga Postures and Meditation
-Closing Circle and goodbyes 🙂

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

What Others Are Saying

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... Enjoy the peace and tranquility that Ananda so willingly gives to all. J. M., Red Bluff, CA
I arrived at the Ananda Meditation Retreat with very little experience in meditation and some limited exposure to western yoga. The warmth and acceptance and guidance of the incredible instructors at the retreat opened my heart and being to a new approach to meditation and yoga that enhances life. I have begun on a new journey that is exciting, invigorating and nurturing. Thank you to the Ananda Community for sharing your wisdom! S.B., Sacramento, CA