Programs

Ananda Internal Events

Flexible Dates

  This page should only be used for internal Ananda events where specific arrangements have been made for Ananda Laurelwood to provide rooms, either at a deep discount or for no charge.  The event organizer will provide you with the appropriate discount/promotion code to use when registering. Private rooms are not available with these special discounts.

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Application Fee

Open Dates

Before paying the application fee below, you should obtain a copy of the Cities of Light Intern program application and submit the completed application for approval.    When your application is received, you will be directed to this page to pay your application fee, which is used to run a background check. You do not […]

Donate to Ananda Laurelwood

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Ananda Center at Laurelwood is an educational non-profit (501 (c) 3), dedicated to providing a setting where Education for Life can be explored. Education for Life is an approach to life that embraces each experience, each challenge as an opportunity for growth and understanding. Based in the universal spiritual teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami […]

Cities of Light Residential Program

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Use this page to make online debit or credit card payments for your Cities of Light Residential Program fee. This can be your normal monthly fee, an installment payment or a pro-rated amount for a period of less than one month.

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Individual Retreats

Flexible Dates

Create your own sanctuary with a retreat at Ananda Laurelwood. It's a wonderful way to relax into personal quiet time, revitalize your body with yoga, nourishing food and healing arts and renew your spiritual life through meditation. You are free to follow your own schedule as well as to dip into a wealth of offerings. If you're interested in […]

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Residential Program Fee

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Outside Group Retreat

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Culinary Internship Program Registration

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Twelve Days of Christmas

Flexible Dates

Create your own sanctuary with a retreat at Ananda Laurelwood. It's a wonderful way to relax into personal quiet time, revitalize your body with yoga, nourishing food and healing arts and renew your spiritual life through meditation. Receive our gift of 15% discount on your lodging during this holiday season. You're free to follow your own schedule as well as to dip into a wealth of offerings. If you're interested in […]

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Seclusion Retreats

Flexible Dates

Ananda devotees and community residents may rent our lovely "Contentment" apartment to get away from the demands of their daily life and dive deep into their spiritual practices.  Contentment has two bedrooms, one with a full size bed and the other with a queen bed.  There is one bathroom with a shower, a kitchen with […]

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Creator in Residence Program

With Dana Lynne Andersen

Package Dates

Our CREATOR in RESIDENCE program offers a unique opportunity for self exploration, creative unfoldment and soul replenishment. No talent or experience is necessary. Our unique ‘soul centered’ approach focuses on the transformative process of creativity. We believe every human being is an artist, and that engaging the creative process awakens our joy, vitality and creative […]

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Artist in Residence Program

With Dana Lynne Andersen

Package Dates

Our ARTIST in RESIDENCE program welcomes professional artists interested in the spiritual, healing or consciousness raising aspects of the arts, or who seek an inward journey of self discovery. Studio time in a beautiful and serene environment (holistic, vegetarian, drug and alcohol free) with options for daily yoga and meditation allow for a tangible experience […]

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Culinary Certification Program

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Extended Stay

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Searching for economical, wholesome extended-stay or corporate long-stay lodging?  Book one of our Extended Stay rooms for 30 days or more and receive a deep discount over our normal nightly rate.  We'll even feed you 3 delicious, home-cooked vegetarian meals daily, with vegan and gluten-free options available at every meal. You may also enjoy the […]

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Qigong Workshop: Movement, Energy & Meditation – December 2017

December 16, 2017

This one-day workshop will explore the ancient Chinese healing art of Qigong (chi kung). “Qi” (or “chi”) means “life energy” and “gong” (or “kung”) means “skill gained through practice”. The simple, accessible movements of qigong use posture, breath and mental focus to help us feel, develop, direct and balance the flow of life energy in our […]

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New Year’s Spiritual Retreat

December 29, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Come join us for our 2018 New Year’s retreat with new opportunities and possibilities that can open us up in this time of transition and most especially guide us into transformation. Every new year is an opportunity to reflect upon who we are, what we’ve experienced, and what we want to accomplish. Through our meditation […]

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Heart and Soul New Year’s Eve Kirtan

December 31, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Join us for our first annual New Year's Eve Kirtan at Ananda Laurelwood. Featuring kirtan artists: Kitzie Stern and The New World Kirtan Band Johanna Beekman Kavita Cat Macmillan Sharanam Anandama Afternoon 12/31 through lunch on New Year's Day. Cost of $99 per person shared room, includes: Three delicious vegetarian meals Afternoon Ananda Yoga class […]

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Awaken to Your True Potential: A Yogananda Retreat – Jan 2018

With Makara (Stephen J. Hopson)

January 5 - 7, 2018
Ananda Laurelwood

SPECIAL OFFERING FOR December 2017 PARTICIPANTS:  Receive a FREE REIKI HEALING SESSION with Stephen!!  (NOTE:  Applies to full weekend registrants ONLY - i.e. those who stay overnight from Fri to Sun) Led by Makara (Stephen J. Hopson), a spiritual way-shower, bestselling author and Dolphin Ambassador, this powerful weekend retreat will offer spiritual seekers powerful tools to expand and deepen awareness of their […]

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First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – January 2018

With Jacob MacLeod, Miriam Rodgers and David Seybert

January 12 - 14, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a […]

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Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: January 2018

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

January 12 - 14, 2018

Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study. In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna (the Divine) is teaching and caring for his devotee Arjuna and giving him darshan (personal appearance). He removes all veils of delusion by explaining different paths of God realization. The love from God and reassurance of the Divine will help you […]

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Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

January 19 - 21, 2018

Go beyond yoga as a purely physical practice, and experience its deeper essence. The practice of yoga asanas (postures) is one part of a broader system of Raja (“Royal”) Yoga, a comprehensive system of spiritual practice described by the sage Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras. The word "yoga" comes from the Sanskrit root “yuj”, which […]

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Art & Science of Raja Yoga – Weeklong Intensive 2018

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

January 21 - 27, 2018

Raja Yoga, sometimes called the "Royal Yoga" is inclusive of all yogas, and encompasses both body and mind, but the emphasis is on mental and spiritual development. Raja Yoga emphasizes the benefits of meditation […]

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Introduction to Raja Yoga – Part 1 of Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

February 2 - 4, 2018

The Art and Science of Raja Yoga All wealth is contained within the moments of our lives. How we spend those moments gives us our fulfillment or disappointment. Understanding how to find fulfillment is key to making the moments count. The Art and Science of Raja Yoga is our flagship course, in which we explore and experience […]

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Joyful, Authentic, Original Self Expression

With Dana Lynne Andersen

February 9 - 11, 2018

Express your authentic Self with freedom and JOY! You are unique in all the world.  You have a very particular expression that is yours alone.    Come learn how to express your TRUE SELF-  the real you that is your Soul Nature.  In one short weekend you will find yourself beaming with delight- childlike joy […]

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First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – February 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

February 16 - 18, 2018
Bring a friend or family member, share a room, and get 50% off the 2nd registration (tuition not included)! Use discount code BRINGAFRIEND50% at checkout.
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Painting from the Heart and Soul Weekend

With Dana Lynne Andersen

February 21 - 25, 2018

Unleash the Joy and Passion of your own Unique Expression Discover the bliss of losing yourself in the vibrant flow of creative energy and creative process.  Register by Jan 15 to receive $20 off! This full-immersion ‘energy flow’ painting workshop retreat near a Portland, Oregon hosted by Ananda Laurelwood, a community founded on the teachings of […]

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Introduction to the Four Noble Truths

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

February 23 - 25, 2018

The Four Noble Truths comprise the essence of the Buddha's teaching. They are incredibly simple to hear, but a lifetime can be spent trying to understand them. However, the way to freedom lies not in a scholarly study of these teachings, but instead in practicing meditation and mindfulness […]

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Free your Creative Spirit Workshop

With Dana Lynne Andersen

February 28 - March 3, 2018

Open the channel to your own unique creative self expression!   Creativity is the language of the Soul: It opens our hearts and lifts our spirit. When we get in touch with the inexhaustible source of inspiration, we become naturally creative in all spheres of life. In this workshop you will awaken the artist inside you, […]

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Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

March 2 - 4, 2018

There is a growing awareness of the existence of subtle energy fields in and around our physical bodies. Imbalances in this energy field (or “astral body”) can manifest as physical or psychological disturbances or illness. The practices of yoga have a beneficial effect not only the physical body, but on the subtle energy field of […]

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Patanjali’s Astanga Yoga and Aphorisms – Part 2 of the Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

March 2 - 4, 2018

The Eightfold Path and Yamas/Niyamas:  Guidelines for Growing Happiness and Joy  

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Kriya Yoga Weekend Retreat

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

March 9 - 11, 2018

A weekend of practice, instruction, inspiration and joy - immersed in the blessings of Kriya Yoga. Guided by Kriyacharyas Gangamata and Daiva We invite all those who have been initiated into Kriya Yoga through Ananda to join in this special weekend. See the schedule of events below.  The price is all-inclusive.  You may stay overnight […]

Kriya Initiation Ceremony

March 9 - 11, 2018

You should use this page if you plan to attend only the Kriya initiation ceremony on Saturday evening, March 4, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  If you are planning to participate in any other aspect of the Kriya Retreat Weekend, including, taking meals or staying overnight at Laurelwood, you should register on the main […]

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Awaken to Your True Potential: A Yogananda Retreat – Mar 2018

With Makara (Stephen J. Hopson)

March 9 - 11, 2018
Ananda Laurelwood

SPECIAL OFFERING FOR December 2017 PARTICIPANTS:  Receive a FREE REIKI HEALING SESSION with Stephen!!  (NOTE:  Applies to full weekend registrants ONLY - i.e. those who stay overnight from Fri to Sun) Led by Makara (Stephen J. Hopson), a spiritual way-shower, bestselling author and Dolphin Ambassador, this powerful weekend retreat will offer spiritual seekers powerful tools to expand and deepen awareness of their […]

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First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – March 2018

With Jacob MacLeod

March 16 - 18, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a […]

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Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: March 2018

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

March 16 - 18, 2018

Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study. In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna (the Divine) is teaching and caring for his devotee Arjuna and giving him darshan (personal appearance). He removes all veils of delusion by explaining different paths of God realization. The love from God and reassurance of the Divine will help you […]

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Dance with Freedom and JOY!

With Dana Lynne Andersen

March 16 - 18, 2018

A Movement Awareness Workshop “Yoga is a dance within…and then something inside you grows so big, it spills out like champagne, that’s when you dance on the outside.” ~ Tao Porchon-Lynch • Connect with the ‘Rhythms of the Universe’ and let yourself melt into the flow • Learn how to “move from the center” where you […]

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The Seven Chakra Dance

With Dana Lynne Andersen

March 17 - 18, 2018

  This is a part of the Dance workshop seen here but also open to the public. We dance freely to music that moves through the chakras - from tribal drumming for the first chakra, watery flow music for the second chakra, heroic music for the third, heart opening for the 4th chakra music, sounding and toning […]

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Guided Silent Retreat

With Miriam Rodgers and David Seybert

March 22 - 25, 2018

The Guided Silent Retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. It is based on the universal, non-sectarian teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi.”

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Introduction to the Uddhava Gita

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

March 23 - 25, 2018

The Uddhava Gita is Krishna's final teaching before leaving his body. Just as the Bhagavad Gita is part of the larger teaching known as the Mahabharata, the Uddhava Gita is part of the larger teaching known as the Bhagavata Purana.[…]

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Art, Rebirth & Transformation Workshop

With Dana Lynne Andersen

March 30 - 31, 2018
Ananda Laurelwood

An Inner Journey of Creativity, Self Discovery and Transformation As spring blossoms burst forth from barren branches, our souls rejoice in the miracle of rebirth. Join the current of transformation! Let go of what is old and dead, open to what is new and alive. At Easter we honor the resurrection of Christ. In this […]

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Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

April 6 - 8, 2018

Pranayama is an important aspect of yoga practice that goes hand-in-hand with asanas. It is often taught simply as breathing exercises, but it has a deeper meaning. Prana is our life energy, or “life force.” Yama is the ability to control that life force. In Raja Yoga, pranayama is used to control life force for […]

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First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – April 2018

With Jacob MacLeod

April 13 - 15, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a […]

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Healing Journey: An Inner Journey of Self Discovery and Transformation

With Dana Lynne Andersen

April 13 - 20, 2018

A skillfully and lovingly facilitated journey into the depths of your heart and the heights of your Soul. The creative process is intrinsically healing, and as we follow the messages of Spirit we are led home. All the modalities of the arts …painting, poetry, clay, collage, music,  movement, dance & theater, etc., become tools of […]

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Finding Joy in the Midst of Daily Life – Part 3 of the Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

April 13 - 15, 2018

Understanding how to meet life's demands - includes introduction to the Bhagavad Gita and Mahabharata.

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Laurelwood Birthday Celebration Weekend

May 4 - 6, 2018

Celebrating the Spirit of Community Our 6th Annual Labor Day Weekend Celebration! This uplifting retreat and family fun weekend is open to all, newcomers (like our First Timers Weekend) and long-time devotees. A great way to experience and enjoy Ananda, see what Laurelwood has to offer and be in the company and satsang of joyful […]

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Affirmations Retreat: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life and the World – Part 4 of the Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

May 6 - 8, 2018

Changing the "long-playing tape" of the mind.  Learning to live in harmony.

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First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – May 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

May 11 - 13, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a […]

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Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: May 2018

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

May 11 - 13, 2018

Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study. In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna (the Divine) is teaching and caring for his devotee Arjuna and giving him darshan (personal appearance). He removes all veils of delusion by explaining different paths of God realization. The love from God and reassurance of the Divine will help you […]

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Awaken to Your True Potential: A Yogananda Retreat – May 2018

With Makara (Stephen J. Hopson)

May 18 - 20, 2018
Ananda Laurelwood

SPECIAL OFFERING FOR December 2017 PARTICIPANTS:  Receive a FREE REIKI HEALING SESSION with Stephen!!  (NOTE:  Applies to full weekend registrants ONLY - i.e. those who stay overnight from Fri to Sun) Led by Makara (Stephen J. Hopson), a spiritual way-shower, bestselling author and Dolphin Ambassador, this powerful weekend retreat will offer spiritual seekers powerful tools to expand and deepen awareness of their […]

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Transformational Journey: the Evolution of Consciousness

With Dana Lynne Andersen

May 20 - 27, 2018

Discover the the Seven Realms of Being within… The Inner Path comes to life in this extraordinary Retreat!  Intellectually stimulating and creatively freeing- enjoy a delicious combination of illuminating information and embodied discovery. Learn how the discoveries of contemporary science and psychology dovetail with the ancient teachings of Yoga to illumine a universal map of […]

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Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

May 25 - 27, 2018

Go beyond yoga as a purely physical practice, and experience its deeper essence. The practice of yoga asanas (postures) is one part of a broader system of Raja (“Royal”) Yoga, a comprehensive system of spiritual practice described by the sage Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras. The word "yoga" comes from the Sanskrit root “yuj”, which […]

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First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – June 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

June 8 - 10, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a […]

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Introduction to the Uddhava Gita

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

June 29 - July 1, 2018

The Uddhava Gita is Krishna's final teaching before leaving his body. Just as the Bhagavad Gita is part of the larger teaching known as the Mahabharata, the Uddhava Gita is part of the larger teaching known as the Bhagavata Purana. […]

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Energy and Magnetism – Part 5 of the Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

July 6 - 8, 2018

Change your magnetism/change your life, money magnetism, success.

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First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – July 2018

With Jacob MacLeod

July 13 - 15, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a […]

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Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

July 20 - 22, 2018

There is a growing awareness of the existence of subtle energy fields in and around our physical bodies. Imbalances in this energy field (or “astral body”) can manifest as physical or psychological disturbances or illness. The practices of yoga have a beneficial effect not only the physical body, but on the subtle energy field of […]

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Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: July 2018

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

July 20 - 22, 2018

Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study. In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna (the Divine) is teaching and caring for his devotee Arjuna and giving him darshan (personal appearance). He removes all veils of delusion by explaining different paths of God realization. The love from God and reassurance of the Divine will help you […]

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Exploring Self-Realization and the Path of Kriya Yoga – Part 6 of the Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

July 22 - 24, 2018

Includes Hong Sau, exploration of the different practices of the Kriya path,  balancing different practices.

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How and Why of Rudraksha Malas

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

July 27 - 29, 2018

Rudraksha seeds have been used for counting Japa and Mantras for millennia. The seeds are said to shield against negative energies, purify your life, food and water, and they balance your Ida and Pingala. During this class you will learn more about the history of wearing and using Rudraksha Malas as well as make a […]

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Awaken to Your True Potential: A Yogananda Retreat – Aug 2018

With Makara (Stephen J. Hopson)

August 3 - 5, 2018
Ananda Laurelwood

SPECIAL OFFERING FOR December 2017 PARTICIPANTS:  Receive a FREE REIKI HEALING SESSION with Stephen!!  (NOTE:  Applies to full weekend registrants ONLY - i.e. those who stay overnight from Fri to Sun) Led by Makara (Stephen J. Hopson), a spiritual way-shower, bestselling author and Dolphin Ambassador, this powerful weekend retreat will offer spiritual seekers powerful tools to expand and deepen awareness of their […]

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Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

August 17 - 19, 2018

Pranayama is an important aspect of yoga practice that goes hand-in-hand with asanas. It is often taught simply as breathing exercises, but it has a deeper meaning. Prana is our life energy, or “life force.” Yama is the ability to control that life force. In Raja Yoga, pranayama is used to control life force for […]

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Working with our Chakras and Spiritual Anatomy – Part 7 of the Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

August 19 - 21, 2018

Working with our own nature.

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Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: Aug 2018

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

August 24 - 26, 2018

Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study. In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna (the Divine) is teaching and caring for his devotee Arjuna and giving him darshan (personal appearance). He removes all veils of delusion by explaining different paths of God realization. The love from God and reassurance of the Divine will help you […]

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Intuition: Direct Knowledge and Understanding – Part 8 of the Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

September 7 - 9, 2018

Intuition is a natural, and universally available, way of knowing things directly. However, just as with any talent, it must be developed and cultivated if we wish to draw on it with any effectiveness. This retreat explores an understanding of true intuition, the soul's knowing, and how to open the doors to our own intuitive […]

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First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – Sept 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

September 7 - 9, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a […]

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Awaken to Your True Potential: A Yogananda Retreat – Sept 2018

With Makara (Stephen J. Hopson)

September 14 - 16, 2018
Ananda Laurelwood

SPECIAL OFFERING FOR December 2017 PARTICIPANTS:  Receive a FREE REIKI HEALING SESSION with Stephen!!  (NOTE:  Applies to full weekend registrants ONLY - i.e. those who stay overnight from Fri to Sun) Led by Makara (Stephen J. Hopson), a spiritual way-shower, bestselling author and Dolphin Ambassador, this powerful weekend retreat will offer spiritual seekers powerful tools to expand and deepen awareness of their […]

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Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: Sept 2018

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

September 21 - 23, 2018

Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study. In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna (the Divine) is teaching and caring for his devotee Arjuna and giving him darshan (personal appearance). He removes all veils of delusion by explaining different paths of God realization. The love from God and reassurance of the Divine will help you […]

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Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

September 21 - 23, 2018

Go beyond yoga as a purely physical practice, and experience its deeper essence. The practice of yoga asanas (postures) is one part of a broader system of Raja (“Royal”) Yoga, a comprehensive system of spiritual practice described by the sage Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras. The word "yoga" comes from the Sanskrit root “yuj”, which […]

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Introduction to the Uddhava Gita

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

September 28 - 30, 2018

The Uddhava Gita is Krishna's final teaching before leaving his body. Just as the Bhagavad Gita is part of the larger teaching known as the Mahabharata, the Uddhava Gita is part of the larger teaching known as the Bhagavata Purana. […]

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First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – Oct 2018

With Jacob MacLeod

October 5 - 7, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a […]

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Healing: A Practical Guide to Self-Healing – Part 9 of the Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

October 12 - 14, 2018

A practical guide to self-healing and being a channel for blessings to others.

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Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

October 19 - 21, 2018

There is a growing awareness of the existence of subtle energy fields in and around our physical bodies. Imbalances in this energy field (or “astral body”) can manifest as physical or psychological disturbances or illness. The practices of yoga have a beneficial effect not only the physical body, but on the subtle energy field of […]

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Yoga as a Lifestyle – Part 10 of the Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

October 21 - 23, 2018

Blending spiritual aspiration, practices, activism, family life into a satisfying whole.

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First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – Nov 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

November 2 - 4, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a […]

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Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: Nov 2018

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

November 23 - 25, 2018

Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study. In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna (the Divine) is teaching and caring for his devotee Arjuna and giving him darshan (personal appearance). He removes all veils of delusion by explaining different paths of God realization. The love from God and reassurance of the Divine will help you […]

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Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

November 23 - 25, 2018

Pranayama is an important aspect of yoga practice that goes hand-in-hand with asanas. It is often taught simply as breathing exercises, but it has a deeper meaning. Prana is our life energy, or “life force.” Yama is the ability to control that life force.

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First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – Nov/Dec 2018

With Jacob MacLeod

November 30 - December 2, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a […]

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Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: Dec 2018

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

December 28 - 30, 2018

Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study. In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna (the Divine) is teaching and caring for his devotee Arjuna and giving him darshan (personal appearance). He removes all veils of delusion by explaining different paths of God realization. The love from God and reassurance of the Divine will help you […]

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Introduction to the Uddhava Gita

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

January 11 - 13, 2019

The Uddhava Gita is Krishna's final teaching before leaving his body. Just as the Bhagavad Gita is part of the larger teaching known as the Mahabharata, the Uddhava Gita is part of the larger teaching known as the Bhagavata Purana. […]

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Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: Jan 2019

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

January 18 - 20, 2019

Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study. In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna (the Divine) is teaching and caring for his devotee Arjuna and giving him darshan (personal appearance). He removes all veils of delusion by explaining different paths of God realization. The love from God and reassurance of the Divine will help you […]