We can only trust that whatever comes is from Divine Mother. The more we love Her, the sweeter Her ways become-whatever they may be! Swami Kriyananda

Something special happens when women come together on retreat. There is a depth of connection, a meeting of hearts and minds. In addition to yoga and meditation, the Women’s Retreat features a Creative Arts Workshop for a relaxing and fun way to connect with your spirit.

Nurturing meals plus ample time for rest and reflection, along with thoughtful instruction in yoga and meditation will give you a renewed feeling of energy, clarity and deep inspiration.

Elements of the Women’s Retreat include:

  • Learning an ancient technique of meditation
  • Gentle yoga postures that help you relax and release tension
  • Nourishing vegetarian meals
  • Time for optional massage available by appointment

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.

Sample Schedule


3:00pm-5:00pm Check in
Hatha Yoga and Meditation
Introductions and Orientation

Saturday morning

Hatha Yoga and Meditation
Spirit in Nature
Joy is Within You: Meditation Workshop
Guided Meditation
Karma Yoga

Saturday Afternoon

Free time to Rest, Read, Journal, Hike, Contemplate, Absorb
Restorative Yoga
Creative Arts Workshop or other Inspirational Program


Hatha Yoga and Meditation
Closing Circle Q&A: How to Cultivate Relaxation Into Your Life

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

What Others Are Saying

The Women’s Retreat is a gift we give ourselves as women living hectic lives in a hectic world. Renewing at Ananda Meditation Retreat in nature, great teachers, beautiful gardens, lovely women and amazing foods. All I had to do was show up. Thank you Ananda.
B.L., Rancho Cordova, CA
My heart and spirit are full of gratitude. The program was beyond my expectations. Thank you for an amazing weekend.
S.A., Santa Rosa