meditation yoga

Accomodations: Choose "Register Now" to confirm availability and pricing for guest rooms and meals.

  • A) Economy Twin (Shared) – $340.00
  • B) Economy Twin (Private) – $390.00
  • C) Standard Twin (Shared) – $400.00
  • D) Standard Twin (Private) – $460.00
  • E) Premium Queen – $500.00
  • F) Deluxe Queen (w/private bath) – $630.00
  • G) Contentment - 2 bedroom apt. w/ living & dining room, kitchen and bath – $700.00
  • H) Pet-Friendly Room – $500.00
  • J) Day guest (no lodging, includes meals) – $270.00
  • (All prices include $200 base amount)

All prices include tuition and 3 delicious vegetarian meals daily (a $35 value if purchased separately).

Thanksgiving First Timers Weekend Retreat

With Miriam Rodgers and David Seybert

November 24 - 26, 2017

Come join us for a relaxing holiday weekend retreat with guided meditation, yoga, qigong, kirtan, and personal retreat time. Recharge and renew your energy during this holiday season as you feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon.

If you would like to come early and spend Thanksgiving Day with us, you can register for an extra day as an Individual Retreat. There will be a complementary check-in at 11 AM on Thanksgiving Day so that you can attend our scrumptious banquet at 1:00 PM.

Retreat weekend includes:

  • Introduction to Ananda Yoga, suitable for all bodies and abilities
  • Instruction in effective and practical meditation techniques to expand your consciousness
  • Exploration of universal spiritual principles that can improve every aspect of your life and the concept of Self Realization as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Introduction to the Energization Exercises and Qigong which bring increased energy and vitality
  • An evening of Kirtan, devotional chanting that opens the heart
  • Personal retreat time
  • An experience of a dynamic spiritual community where every day is a joyful adventure
  • “Satsanga” – fellowship with truth seekers who are committed to living with higher consciousness and expanded awareness



About the Leaders


Miriam Rodgers

Miriam joined Ananda Center at Laurelwood and the Cities of Light program in the spring of 2013 after many years with Ananda, serving as Swami Kriyananda’s nurse. Personally trained by Swami Kriyananda through daily contact across fourteen years, Miriam brings a depth of understanding and a richness of joy to Ananda Center at Laurelwood. She helps […]

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David Seybert

David has been on a spiritual path since several awakening experiences in his teenage years.  In college, he pursued a B.A. degree in Philosophy, with a special interest on Eastern religions. He also began to study meditation: learning taiji, qigong and yoga and living in a Zen Buddhist monastery. Later, while working and raising a family, […]

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