Upcoming Events

Painting from the Heart and Soul

With Dana Lynne Andersen

February 21 - 25, 2018
Unleash the joy and passion of your own unique expression.

Free your Creative Spirit Workshop

With Dana Lynne Andersen

February 28 - March 3, 2018
Creativity is the language of the Soul: It opens our hearts and lifts our spirit.

Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga – Essence of the Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

March 2 - 4, 2018
Learn the steps of spiritual development that everyone must take on the path to enlightenment, including right action, concentration....

Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

March 2 - 4, 2018
Through the practice of Ananda Yoga ® explore the subtle energy body and the 7 energy centers (chakras).

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

With Makara (Stephen J. Hopson)

March 9 - 11, 2018
This powerful weekend retreat will offer spiritual seekers powerful tools to expand and deepen awareness of their divine purpose.

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.

Dance with Freedom and JOY!

With Dana Lynne Andersen

March 16 - 18, 2018
Connect with the rhythms of the Universe and let yourself melt into the flow.

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.

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – March 2018

With Jacob MacLeod

March 16 - 18, 2018
Instruction in effective and practical meditation techniques as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda

The Seven Chakra Dance

With Dana Lynne Andersen

March 17 - 18, 2018
 We'll dance freely to music that moves through the chakras - from tribal drumming for the first chakra, watery flow music for the second chakra...

Centering: Mandala and Labyrinth

With Dana Lynne Andersen and Amy Saha

March 21 - 25, 2018
In this deeply experiential week we will use the ancient forms of the mandala and labyrinth to guide us home to the center within our own Being.

Guided Silent Retreat

With Miriam Rodgers and David Seybert

March 22 - 25, 2018
These retreats are designed to introduce you to a deep experience of inner peace.

Introduction to the Uddhava Gita

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

March 23 - 25, 2018
Krishna's final teaching before leaving his body and is part of the larger teaching known as the Bhagavata Purana.

Art, Rebirth & Transformation Workshop

With Dana Lynne Andersen

March 30 - 31, 2018
As spring blossoms burst forth from barren branches, our souls rejoice in the miracle of rebirth. Let go of what is old and dead, open to what is new and alive.

Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

April 6 - 8, 2018
Learn to integrate pranayama into your yoga asana practice. Become undisturbed by outer experiences, and free from reactive thought patterns.

Using Your Dreams as a Spiritual Practice

With Geri (Shubatani) Grubbs, Ph.D

April 7 - 8, 2018
Learn how to interpret the universal language of your nightly dreams and to use their guidance toward a more consciously-directed life.

Finding Joy in the Midst of Daily Life – Part 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.

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – April 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

April 13 - 15, 2018
Introduction to meditation, the Energization Exercises and Qigong which bring increased energy and vitality

Laurelwood Birthday Celebration Weekend

May 4 - 6, 2018
This uplifting retreat and family fun weekend is open to all, newcomers and long-time devotees. A great way to experience and enjoy Ananda...

Affirmations Retreat: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life and the World – Part 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.

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – May 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

May 11 - 13, 2018
Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon.

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

With Makara (Stephen J. Hopson)

May 18 - 20, 2018
This powerful weekend retreat will offer spiritual seekers powerful tools to expand and deepen awareness of their divine purpose.

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! 

Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

May 25 - 27, 2018
Learn to feel the energetic flow and essence of each asana.

Spirit, Art & Nature

With Dana Lynne Andersen and Hosanna White

May 30 - June 3, 2018
A week of creativity and communion in Nature.  Blissful days of painting and learning to co-create with the the devas and nature spirits.

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – June 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

June 8 - 10, 2018
Introduction to meditation and Ananda Yoga, suitable for all bodies and abilities

Introduction to the Uddhava Gita

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

June 29 - July 1, 2018
Krishna's final teaching before leaving his body and is part of the larger teaching known as the Bhagavata Purana.

Energy and Magnetism – Part 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 Meditation Retreat – July 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

July 13 - 15, 2018
Learn beginning meditation in a dynamic spiritual community where every day is a joyful adventure.

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.

Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

July 20 - 22, 2018
Through the practice of Ananda Yoga ® explore the subtle energy body and the 7 energy centers (chakras).

Self-Realization and the Path of Kriya Yoga – Part 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
Learn more about the history of wearing and using Rudraksha Malas as well as make a mala.

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

With Makara (Stephen J. Hopson)

August 3 - 5, 2018
This powerful weekend retreat will offer spiritual seekers powerful tools to expand and deepen awareness of their divine purpose.

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Aug 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

August 10 - 12, 2018
Experience in-depth instruction in meditation, and guided yoga postures.

Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

August 17 - 19, 2018
Learn to integrate pranayama into your yoga asana practice. Become undisturbed by outer experiences, and free from reactive thought patterns.

Working with our Chakras and Spiritual Anatomy – Part 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.

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Sept 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

September 7 - 9, 2018
Instruction in effective and practical meditation techniques to expand your consciousness as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda

Intuition: Direct Knowledge and Understanding – Part 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.......

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

With Makara (Stephen J. Hopson)

September 14 - 16, 2018
This powerful weekend retreat will offer spiritual seekers powerful tools to expand and deepen awareness of their divine purpose.

Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

September 21 - 23, 2018
Learn to feel the energetic flow and essence of each asana.

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.

Introduction to the Uddhava Gita

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

September 28 - 30, 2018
Krishna's final teaching before leaving his body and is part of the larger teaching known as the Bhagavata Purana.

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Oct 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

October 5 - 7, 2018
Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon.

Introduction to the Four Noble Truths

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

October 12 - 14, 2018
The way to freedom lies not in a scholarly study of the Buddha's teachings, but instead in practicing meditation and mindfulness.

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
Through the practice of Ananda Yoga ® explore the subtle energy body and the 7 energy centers (chakras).

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 Meditation Retreat – Nov 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

November 2 - 4, 2018
Learn meditation in a dynamic spiritual community where every day is a joyful adventure

Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

November 23 - 25, 2018
Learn to integrate pranayama into your yoga asana practice. Become undisturbed by outer experiences, and free from reactive thought patterns.

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.

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Nov/Dec 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

November 30 - December 2, 2018
Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon.

Guided Silent Retreat

With Miriam Rodgers and David Seybert

December 6 - 9, 2018
Learn how silence can be a powerful tool to help you attain and maintain peace and happiness in the midst of your hectic daily life.

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.

Introduction to the Uddhava Gita

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

January 11 - 13, 2019
Krishna's final teaching before leaving his body and is part of the larger teaching known as the Bhagavata Purana.

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.

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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