Calendar of Programs

“Joy is the natural state of the Soul” PY

A joyful soul strolling through the gardens

A joyful soul

“If it were just a few people that were joyful, then one could say it was these particular people who expressed joy.  But when it is a whole community of almost 200, you come to know that it is what they are doing that is making the difference.” SK. You too can find this well spring of Joy inside your own self.  Through these guided programs you will learn how to maintain a happiness that is not dependent on outward circumstance.  Learning to meditate is easier than you think!  You will find yourself transformed with a  peace  that you will first find here in these serene and healing gardens and then be able to take home as thousands of people have done over the past 45 years.

Your retreat leaders are long time yogis whose honor it is to serve you and make your stay here fruitful in blessings of inner joy.

Song:

Come hear, while I sing you of emerald hills, Of valleys and meadows so fair. That all who have seen them have carried away memories in their hearts, friends, like the lilacs of May:

Oh, my song is the story of the lilacs of May.    

A Stanza from “Emerald Isle” Swami Kriyananda

If there is a program that  you would like to see presented, please let us know about it.  We are happy to serve you in creating a personalized silent retreat to suit your needs. Elements to your silent retreat may include:

  • Learning basic meditation techniques
  • Joining in group meditations that help you go deeper
  • Gentle yoga poses that will help relax and release tension
  • Accompany you on silent nature experiences in our lush gardens to help you regain your inner awareness and calm

Healing with Divine Energy– Level 2 Training with Mary Kretzmann, Director of the Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry

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May 22- 27

$335 This fee includes program and all your meals. Lodging varies according to the cabin you choose. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

In Level 1, the prerequisite for this course, you learn to serve as a channel for healing yourself and others using Yogananda’s ancient yogic techniques. In this 5-day program, you will expand your ability as a healer and a teacher of these techniques. In this program you will explore:

  • How to do laying on of hands
  • How to help your client be receptive to the healing energy
  • How to help your client continue the healing process once they go home (well chosen affirmation and guided cd’s etc.)
  • How to stay inspired in your healing practice.
  • Healer/client confidentiality
  • How to teach Yogananda’s healing techniques to others.

This is a unique opportunity to practice on each other, and also on the teacher, Mary Kretzmann. She will tune in and give you feedback on how to deepen your healing technique.

If you have not taken the online Level 1 course, you can enroll by clicking Here. This preliminary training takes 4 weeks and is fundamental to the Level 2 training. Please email Mary if you have any questions.


Finding the Peace of Your Soul —A Guided Silent Retreat

June 25-28 (3 days)

$150 - for 3 days - This fee includes program and all your meals. Lodging varies according to the cabin you choose. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

forest manz sunsetDuring this retreat, led by Nayaswami Brindey, you will learn to still your mind and open your heart to the whispers of guidance that are freely available to you. Learn specific, proven techniques for drawing inner guidance, and testing its validity in your life. Discover who you really are, and all you are meant to become.

You will learn these proven skills for achieving inner stillness and expanding your awareness:

  • The art and science of prayer and meditation
  • Deepening your intuitive guidance
  • Guided Nature exercises that will open your heart
  • Gentle Ananda Yoga postures, that will help to release tension and give  you to the ability to Meditate more deeply

 


First Timers Learn to Meditate Weekend

July 17–19

$130 - This fee includes program and all your meals. Lodging varies according to the cabin you choose. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page


The Ananda Meditation Retreat, a place of deep meditation for the past 45 years, provides a perfect atmosphere for cultivating inner peace and wellness. This weekend will provide you with a simple and profoundly effective meditation technique with time (and lots of quiet) to practice and have your own inner experience of soul awareness.

  • During this weekend retreat you will have the opportunity to explore:
  • Basic meditation skills
  • Nature activities that will enhance your inner Joy
  • The power of affirmation
  • Time alone to relax
  • Healthy meals and gentle yoga

A perfect weekend if you are new to personal retreat or wish to have just enough structured time and activity to allow you to relax in yourself and find renewed inspiration.

See Schedule for the Weekend


A Women's Retreat-God in the aspect of Divine Mother

July 24 - 26

$130 - This fee includes program and all your meals. Lodging varies according to the cabin you choose. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

Here in the Sanctuary of nurturing Gardens, in clean fresh air, you will begin to feel energized and able to meditate.  This will be followed by nature activities and classes to help enhance your nurturing and intuitive nature.
This is a very important time for Women to come together and learn how
to meditate and pray together.  Then as we serve in the world it will be
in harmony with divine love.

* Learning that you are a part of All that Is

* Learning how Divine Mother manifests

* Experience true relaxation through nature and stillness


God is for Everyone

July 31-Aug 2

$130 - This fee includes program and all your meals. Lodging varies according to the cabin you choose. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

woman on benchNaughty or good, we are children of the Divine.  This Retreat will help you know how to make that connection.
This is a non-dogmatic approach to Spirituality.
How we relate to God is essential to our happiness
This Retreat is inspired by the book “God is for Everyone” written
by Swami Kriyananda.  He was inspired to write it because of the original “Science of Religion” published by Self  Realization Fellowship and originated from the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.
* You will gain key ideas on how to practice the presence of God
* You will come to understand the difference between Religion and the
the Spiritual life.
* You will begin to learn how to live in Peace with God
* Learn the benefits of Meditation and Devotion