Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Banquet and Fundraiser 2017

November 23, 2017
Ananda Laurelwood
Book now and get 20% off $35/adult meal cost. Offer valid until Nov 17, 2017
Our team of star cooks from Ananda Laurelwood will be providing you with the most delicious Thanksgiving Day Banquet ever!!! Vegan and gluten free options will be provided. Our Menu: Scrumptious Nut Loaf Chickpea and Mushroom Stuffing Fluffy Mashed Potatoes Cashew Mushroom Gravy Green Beans Almondine Baked Butternut Squash Pumpkin…

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,…

Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: Nov 2017

With Peter Copley 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…

International Day of Yoga Retreat

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

November 29 - 30, 2017
2018 International Day of Yoga planning retreat. By invitation only - send email if interested.

Guided Silent Retreat

With Miriam Rodgers and David Seybert

November 30 - December 3, 2017
Deep peace is a palpable energy, making it possible to experience the joy within our beings. These retreats are designed to introduce you to a deep experience of inner peace...

How and Why of Rudraksha Malas

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

December 1 - 3, 2017
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…

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

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…

New Year’s Spiritual Retreat

December 27, 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Art & Science of Raja Yoga – Weeklong Intensive 2018

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

January 21 - 27, 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…

Transformational Journey Through the Chakras

With Dana Lynne Andersen

January 27 - February 3, 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…

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…

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…

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 […]

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…

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  

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…

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 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…

First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – March 2018

With Jacob MacLeod 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…

Introduction to the Uddhava Gita

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

March 23 - 25, 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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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

With Makara (Stephen J. Hopson)

April 27 - 29, 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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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

With Makara (Stephen J. Hopson)

June 1 - 3, 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…

First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – June 2018

With David Seybert, Miriam Rodgers and Peter Jordan

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…

Introduction to the Uddhava Gita

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

June 29 - July 1, 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…

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.

First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – July 2018

With Jacob MacLeod and Peter Jordan

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – Sept 2018

With David Seybert, Miriam Rodgers and Peter Jordan

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Introduction to the Uddhava Gita

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

September 28 - 30, 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…

First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – Oct 2018

With Jacob MacLeod and Peter Jordan

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…

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.

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…

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.

First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – Nov 2018

With David Seybert, Miriam Rodgers and Peter Jordan

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…

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.

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…

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

With Jacob MacLeod and Peter Jordan

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…

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…

Introduction to the Uddhava Gita

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

January 11 - 13, 2019
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…

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…

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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