“Through the portals of silence the healing sun of wisdom and peace will shine upon you”

Paramahansa Yogananda

Deep peace is the first sensation to greet you when you arrive at the Meditation Retreat.

It is a palpable energy, making it possible to experience the joy within our beings. These retreats are designed to introduce you to a deep experience of inner peace.

Elements of the Guided Silent Retreat include:

• Learning an ancient technique of meditation
• Joining in group meditations that help you go deeper
• Gentle yoga postures that help you relax and release tension
• Nourishing vegetarian meals
• Time for optional massage and spiritual counseling available by appointment

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

Thursday

3:00pm-5:00pm Check In
Hatha Yoga and Meditation
Dinner
Introduction and Orientation
Silence Begins

Friday

Hatha Yoga and Meditation
Breakfast
How to Quiet the Mind: The Art & Science of Meditation
Lunch
Free time
Hatha Yoga and Meditation
Dinner
Kirtan: Devotional Chanting


Saturday

Hatha Yoga and Meditation
Breakfast
Yoga, Spirit and Nature
Free Time
Guided Meditation
Lunch
Free Time
Hatha Yoga and Meditation
Dinner
Inspirational Movie

Sunday

Hatha Yoga and Meditation
Breakfast
Closing Circle: How to Create a Regular Practice of Yoga & Meditation at Home
Silence Concludes

*Sunday Service and Lunch (optional, $10) With Visit to Ananda Village

What Others Are Saying

I discovered the value of not using my words, of being humbled through the silence to connect spiritually, and the value of taking in the joy of service and solitude. I feel strengthened, inspired and freed by staying connected in every moment. J. E., santa Rosa, CA
I came here because I needed to gain a sense of clarity and balance as I work to resolve some painful life experiences this year. Through the 3-day silent retreat, I was able to get in touch with a deep sense of peace and light within me. I know now how to access that spiritual core because of the tools and practices made available in this wonderful retreat.
B.C., Reno, NV