Upcoming Events

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...

Awakening the Peace of Our Hearts

May 5 - 6, 2018
Using the power of sound and the healing aspects of devotion, David Newman (Durga Das) will guide us on a journey into the art and practice of Kirtan.

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 Jagadeesh Franklin and Shanta Franklin

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.

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.

The Chakras: A Meditation Retreat

With Miriam Rodgers and David Seybert

June 1 - 3, 2018
Learn an effective and practical meditation technique to become aware of the subtle energy body and the 7 energy centers (chakras).

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

Restorative Yoga

With Shanta Franklin

June 15 - 16, 2018
Restorative Yoga to Relax and Rejuvenate - a weekend retreat to relax the body, uplift the mind and nurture the soul.

Portland YogaFest 2018 Retreat Weekend

June 23 - 24, 2018
Yoga is a bridge from the challenges of our times to the positive possibilities of the future. Yoga can bring harmony to our communities and expansive vision to our world.

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.

Guided Silent Retreat July 2018

With Miriam Rodgers and David Seybert

July 5 - 8, 2018
These retreats are designed to introduce you to a deep experience of inner peace.

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 Jagadeesh Franklin and Shanta Franklin

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.

The Chakras: A Meditation Retreat

With Miriam Rodgers and David Seybert

August 3 - 5, 2018
Learn an effective and practical meditation technique to become aware of the subtle energy body and the 7 energy centers (chakras).

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.......

The Chakras: A Meditation Retreat

With Miriam Rodgers and David Seybert

September 14 - 16, 2018
Learn an effective and practical meditation technique to become aware of the subtle energy body and the 7 energy centers (chakras).

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.

Guided Silent Retreat Sept 2018

With Miriam Rodgers and David Seybert

September 27 - 30, 2018
These retreats are designed to introduce you to a deep experience of inner peace.

Introduction to the Uddhava Gita Sept 2018

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.

Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

October 12 - 14, 2018
Through the practice of Ananda Yoga ® explore the subtle energy body and the 7 energy centers (chakras).

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.

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.

The Chakras: A Meditation Retreat

With Miriam Rodgers and David Seybert

November 9 - 11, 2018
Learn an effective and practical meditation technique to become aware of the subtle energy body and the 7 energy centers (chakras).

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Nov 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

November 16 - 18, 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 December 2018

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.

The Chakras: A Meditation Retreat

With Miriam Rodgers and David Seybert

January 11 - 13, 2019
Learn an effective and practical meditation technique to become aware of the subtle energy body and the 7 energy centers (chakras).

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.

Transformational Journey: the Evolution of Consciousness

With Dana Lynne Andersen

March 9 - 16, 2019
Discover the the Seven Realms of Being within… The Inner Path comes to life in this extraordinary Retreat! 

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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