Calendar of Programs

“When two or more are gathered in My name…”

10620581_10152369733467717_725393210283184404_nComing together with other truth seekers can lend power to guide your spiritual awareness and practices more deeply. These guided programs usher you swiftly into the transforming vibrations of peace on this land that has been home to the meditations and devotion of thousands of people 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.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.—Helen Keller

If we do not have program that is convenient for you, we are also 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

Touching the Inner Stillness

April 10-12, 2015

$130 This fee includes program and meals, cabin prices vary. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

Touch the Inner Stillness

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The first time you find yourself sitting in the stillness, you are going to experience an inner world you have not known before.

Why did Christ say; “Be Still and Know that I am God?”

What is to be gained in our daily lives as a result of learning how to connect in the Stillness?

You will be able to take home the Principles that Yogananda taught on how to live in Peace within and without.

Deepen your understanding of the Yogic way of life and how it can benefit you in all you do.

We look forward to sharing with you all that has been shared with us so abundantly!

See Daily General Schedule for the Retreat


Artist's Workshop with Ashleigh Bayer

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Saturday, April 18, 10 am–4 pm

$50 to $100 donation, includes lunch and materials

For many people, creativity is a doorway to feeling and expressing the presence of God.When we are immersed in a creative flow, we can feel God moving through us. Through guided visualizations, time in nature, and time to play creatively, you will melt into a deep attunement with the presence of God flowing through you.DSC01439

The morning will begin with warm-up painting activities and guided visualizations to help awaken your intuitive creative flow. You will enjoy a vegetarian lunch, then in the afternoon, you will begin your painting exploring:

  • Background, color and texture, including water, sky, clouds
  • Bringing forward a focus to your painting that emerges organically

Day guests welcome, please call to reserve your spot  530 478-7557


First Timers Learn to Meditate

May 1-3, 2015

$130 This fee includes program and meals, cabin prices vary. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

Learn to Meditate

As a First Timer you will be introduced  to ways to achieve inner calmness.

You will also learn simple but ancient techniques that will help you learn to concentrate and be more aware of inner Peace.

You will be in an environment of healing gardens and quiet that enhances inner awareness.

Learning to Meditate is easier than you think and the results are so fulfilling!

See Daily General Schedule for the Retreat

 


Spirit and Nature Touched Me

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May 8-10 2015

$130 This fee includes program and meals, cabin prices vary. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page.

Communion with nature brings out the purity and stillness in us. During this weekend you will experience the transformative healing exercises of renowned author and nature educator, Bharat (Joseph) Cornell. This weekend will be led by practitioners of these transformative nature activities. Relax and immerse yourself in the silent beauty of the meditation gardens and receive instruction in meditation and ways to deepening your practice.

  • Instruction and practice in learning meditation and deepening your practice
  • Nature activities that help still your thoughts and expand your awareness
  • Personal time for reading, walking and relaxation

This retreat will be led by Sundara Traymar and Nayaswami Sabari

Day guests are welcome! Call us for schedule details. 530 478-7557

See schedule for the weekend


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

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May 22- 28 (5 days, 6 nights)

$400 This fee includes program and meals only, cabin prices vary in addition to program fee. 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, includes program fee and meals, your accommodations are separate. 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 of meditation
  • How to deepen your intuitive guidance
  • Guided walks to tune into into the nature’s wisdom
  • Gentle exercises and yoga postures to release tension and create refreshed energy

 


Guided Silent Retreat

June 25-28

$150 This fee includes program and meals, cabin prices vary. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

IMG_4348During 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 of meditation
  • How to deepen your intuitive guidance
  • Guided walks to tune into into the nature’s wisdom
  • Gentle exercises and yoga postures to release tension and create refreshed energy

See schedule for June Retreat


Learn to Meditate Weekend

July 17–19

$130 This fee includes program and meals, cabin prices vary in addition to program cost. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page


joe-meditate cropThe 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
  • Ways to deepen your existing meditation practice
  • The power of affirmation on a guided, silent nature walk
  • 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