“Always remember that nothing can shake you if you are calm within. Not even the direst challenge can shake the equanimity of the yogi, for he has learned to stand unshaken amidst the crash of breaking worlds.”Paramhansa Yogananda

Join the Ananda Monks for a men’s retreat that will revitalize your body, mind and soul. The monks will lead this energizing three day weekend with meditations, yoga, music, classes and plenty of free time to enjoy the retreat’s beautiful setting in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

The Program Includes:

  • Daily Guided Yoga & Mediation
  • An evening of Spiritual song and Chanting
  • Classes on:
    • How to be centered and balanced amid life’s responsibilities
    • Tools to develop your willpower
    • Tips for a Vitalizing Physical and Mental Diet
    • Devotion, Sincerity & Perseverance: the three keys to all-round success
    • The science of using Affirmations to change your Personality
    • Tools to Overcome Worry Consciousness
  • Three delicious meals every day, with a Special Sunday lunch prepared by the monks
  • Q&A and Personal Counseling

Sample Schedule


  • 3:00pm-5:00pm Check In
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Dinner
  • Orientation and short meditation class


  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Breakfast in Silence
  • How to Be Centered and Balanced Amid Life’s Responsibilities with Q&A
  • Tools to Develop Your Willpower -or-
    Tips for a Vitalizing Physical & Mental Diet
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Free, with a suggested reading assignment.
    Personal counseling with monks available.
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Dinner
  • Kirtan (Chanting & Song) with the monks


  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Breakfast in Silence
  • Devotion, Sincerity & Perseverance: The Three Keys to All-Round Success
  • Tools to Overcome Worry Consciousness –or-
    The Science of Using Affirmations & Prayer to Change Your Personality,
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Free, optional nature walks, silence, personal counseling available
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Dinner
  • Inspirational program/Satsang


  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Breakfast not in silence
  • From Intention to Practice: A Plan Towards Achieving Your Highest Potential.
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm Checkouts and farewells
  • Noon Lunch prepared by the monks