Upcoming Events

Awaken to Your True Potential: A Yogananda Retreat – September 2017

With Makara (Stephen J. Hopson)

September 22 - 24, 2017
Ananda Laurelwood
SPECIAL OFFERING FOR September 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…

Qigong Retreat: Movement, Energy & Meditation – Sept. 2017

With David Seybert

September 22 - 24, 2017
This weekend retreat 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…

Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: Sept 2017

With Peter and Pooja Copley

September 22 - 24, 2017
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…

Hero’s Journey: Embody your Nature-Based Allies

With Nancy Alder

October 6 - 8, 2017
Do you feel called to something great in life, but overwhelmed by the needs of the world and unsure where to start? Do you feel stuck in self-defeating patterns of isolation, fear, and doubt? Are you frustrated by the direction the world is headed and feeling hopeless about the future?…

First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – October 2017

With Jacob MacLeod and Peter Jordan

October 13 - 15, 2017
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…

The Hero’s Journey: Rewrite Your Story – Uncover Your Inner Hero

With Nancy Alder

November 3 - 5, 2017
Are you feeling called to do something great in life and wish you had more clarity? Do you experience moments of connection, confidence, and inspiration and want to live from that place more consistently? Are you feeling hungry for a perspective on life and the world that brings you sense…

First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – November 2017

With Jacob MacLeod and Peter Jordan

November 10 - 12, 2017
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…

Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: Nov 2017

With Peter and Pooja Copley

November 24 - 26, 2017
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…

Guided Silent Retreat

With Miriam Rodgers and David Seybert

November 30 - December 3, 2017
Reclaim your birthright to a calm, expansive and joyful mind! Silence is recognized by many of the world’s spiritual traditions as a powerful antidote to the constant demands our environment places on us and the reactive mental processes that produce anxiety, unhappiness and suffering. This weekend retreat is an accessible,…

Awaken to Your True Potential: A Yogananda Retreat – December 2017

With Makara (Stephen J. Hopson)

December 8 - 10, 2017
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…

First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – December 2017

With Nancy Alder and Peter Jordan

December 8 - 10, 2017
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…

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…

Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: January 2018

With Peter 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…

First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – January 2018

With Jacob MacLeod and Peter Jordan

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…

Transformational Journey Through the Chakras

With Dana Lynne Andersen

January 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…

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…

First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – February 2018

With David Seybert, Miriam Rodgers and Peter Jordan

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.

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…

Free your Creative Spirit Workshop

With Dana Lynne Andersen

March 1 - 4, 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…

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…

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…

Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: March 2018

With Peter 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…

First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – March 2018

With Nancy Alder and Peter Jordan

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…

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…

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…

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 &…

First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – April 2018

With Jacob MacLeod and Peter Jordan

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…

Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: May 2018

With Peter 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…

First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – May 2018

With David Seybert, Miriam Rodgers and Peter Jordan

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…

About Us

Ananda Laurelwood retreatsOur retreat center is located southwest of Portland in a beautiful pastoral valley. There are numerous places to walk and connect with nature throughout our gardens, orchards, and grounds. Our guest rooms are simple, decorated to create an uplifting space to rejuvenate. Each room has its own sink with bathrooms just down the hall. Three delicious vegetarian meals served each day are included as part of your stay. Your retreat includes morning and afternoon yoga and meditation.


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