“Nature’s simplicity awakens in us a sense of serenity and belonging.” Joseph Cornell

Recharge and get inspired! A weekend of yoga, meditation, and chanting in a beautiful and uplifting forest setting at the Ananda Meditation Retreat. Recharge your body, mind, and spirit with “life force” or “prana” as you merge yourself in nature.

In this Weekend, You Will Practice:

  • The Rejuvenation and Energization Exercises taught by Paramhansa Yogananda; a technique to recharge our body, mind, and spirits with prana, the vital life force flowing throughout creation.
  • Gentle Yoga Postures to obtain higher awareness and psychophysical wellbeing.
  • Guided Meditations to still the mind and awaken your highest potentials.
  • A Vita-Heliotherapic method of healing; a method of consciously cultivating vitality from the sun.
  • Nature Activities and Deep Play: expand our sense of Self and open our hearts to all creation.
  • Silence to still the mind and reconnect with our own inner peace.

*This retreat is for all levels.

*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.


Scientific Healing Power of Nature

Like yoga, nature can be very healing and transformative for our whole being. Forests were humankind’s first temples and researchers have since discovered the mental and physical healing power of time spent in nature: Forest Bathing.

Sample Schedule

Thursday

3:00pm Check In
4:30- 6:30pm Yoga and Meditation
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Introductions and Orientation (Silence Starts)

Friday

6:30-8:30am Yoga and Meditation
8:30am Breakfast
9:15am Ananda Yoga in Nature Activities
12:30 Lunch
Free time to Rest, Read, Journal, Hike, Contemplate, Absorb
4:00-6:30pm Yoga and Meditation
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Inspirational Program

Saturday

6:30-8:30am Yoga and Meditation
8:30am Breakfast
9:15am Mystic in the Garden
10:30 Ananda Yoga in Nature Activities
12:30 Lunch
Free time to Rest, Read, Journal, Hike, Contemplate, Absorb
4:00-6:30pm Yoga and Meditation
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Kirtan

Sunday

5:37am Sunrise Sadhana
8:30am Breakfast
10:00am (Silence Ends) Sharing and Closing Circle

JOY! JOY! JOY!

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


Vahini Sleighter, E-RYT 500

Vahini has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 10 years, and has lived in Ananda centers since 2009, mostly in Assisi, Italy. She is a contributing teacher in the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training, trained prenatal instructor, restorative trained instructor and in the past 7 years she has been teaching yoga with the emphasis on the subjects of deep relaxation and creating a deeper connection with nature. She is eternally thankful to be able to share these teachings, which have powerfully transformed her life.



What Others Are Saying

”This course is a perfect combination between inner and outer path. It gives such an intense joy that is difficult to describe with words.”Dunkan Francis