Celebrate summer with vitality and immerse yourself in nature’s beauty at Ananda Meditation Retreat- a place to inspire your mind, body and spirit! Join us for a joyful weekend of yoga in nature.

“Yoga” means union with God or our higher self. Paralleling the varying temperaments in human nature, the four main paths of yoga are: Karma Yoga (service), Bhakti Yoga (devotion), Gyana Yoga (wisdom), and Raja Yoga (royal).

Regardless of your particular nature, in this Summer Yoga Adventure you will experience a blend of the yogas and see yoga, or union, in everything that you do.

During this retreat you will:

  • Learn key elements of the Art and Science of Raja Yoga
  • Participate in daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Have the opportunity to practice selfless service
  • Bathe in the peace and joy of nature through nature activities, a garden talk, and a guided trip to the South Yuba River
  • Feel devotion through music in a group Kirtan

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.

Schedule

Thursday

3:00pm-5:00pm Check In
Hatha Yoga and Meditation
6:30pm Dinner
Opening Circle: Introductions and Orientation

Friday

7:00am- 8:30am Hatha Yoga and Meditation
8:30am Breakfast
How to Deepen Your Practice of Yoga and Meditation
Noon Guided Meditation
12:30pm Lunch
Karma Yoga
Silent Walk to Bald Mountain, Nature Games, and Vertical Poetry
Hatha Yoga and Meditation
6:30pm Dinner
Kirtan

Saturday

6:30am- 8:30am Hatha Yoga and Meditation
8:30am Breakfast
Spirit and Nature: Inspired Guided Tour Through the Gardens
Noon Guided Meditation
12:30pm Lunch
*Guided Hike to The Yuba River
6:30pm Dinner
Evening Program or Free Evening

Sunday

7:00am- 8:30am Hatha Yoga and Meditation
8:30am Breakfast
Closing Circle: Including Tips and Creative Ways to Continue Your Yoga & Meditation Practice at Home

* Guided hike is a 5 mile, moderate level hike, with a step incline on the return. Please bring hiking shoes, a water bottle, a bathing suit, sunscreen, and a beach towel.

Testimonies

Summer Yoga Program was exactly what I needed. I feel rejuvenated, rested, and restored. C. I., Oroville, CA
I came here not really knowing what to expect, I had never been to the retreat center before, but I came in with an open heart and it was exactly what I needed. Soothing, relaxing, welcoming; was wonderful! L. W., Santa Cruz, CA
An amazing experience every time I come here. I leave with new insight with every visit. M. O., Walnut Creek, CA