“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 an energizing  men’s retreat that will revitalize your body, mind and soul with meditations, yoga, music, interactive classes and plenty of free time to enjoy the retreat’s beautiful setting in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

The Program Includes:

  • Daily Guided Yoga & Meditation
  • 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

Retreat Facilitators:

Brahmachari Jitendra, Director of Online with Ananda, shares the ancient teachings of Yoga with truth seekers around the world. He is a certified Ananda Yoga and Meditation Teacher who helped lead the Ananda Yoga and Meditation Center in Rhode Island as well as teaching in Boston and New York City. He has taught meditation in diverse settings including yoga studios, colleges, high schools, rehabilitation centers and more.

Brahmachari Sagar serves Ananda’s work as a teacher and counselor to students and as part of Ananda’s Online & Fundraising team. He led Ananda’s work in Mumbai for five years and has taught meditation and yoga workshops in colleges and high schools, and has conducted stress-relief workshops in corporations including JP Morgan and Cap Gemini. He holds a bachelors and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

Brahmachari Prashad serves in Ananda’s Online Outreach team and is a part of Ananda’s music ministry.  He holds a degree in Computer Science from Stanford and worked at Cisco prior to joining Ananda as a monk.