First Timers’ Weekend: A Yoga and Meditation Retreat

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 discounted price.

Retreat weekend includes:

  • Introduction to Ananda Yoga, suitable for all bodies and abilities
  • Instruction in effective and practical meditation techniques to expand your consciousness
  • Exploration of universal spiritual principles that can improve every aspect of your life and the concept of Self Realization as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Introduction to the Energization Exercises and Qigong which bring increased energy and vitality
  • An evening of Kirtan, devotional chanting that opens the heart
  • Restorative Yoga on Sunday morning
  • Personal retreat time
  • An experience of a dynamic spiritual community where every day is a joyful adventure
  • “Satsanga” – fellowship with truth seekers who are committed to living with higher consciousness and expanded awareness


New to Meditation and Yoga?

While most of our programs are perfect for those with no prior experience, this one is especially designed to introduce newcomers to meditation, yoga, and spiritual community. You’ll be amazed at the variety of things you can learn and experience in just one weekend.

Personal Instruction, Guidance and Community

Experience in-depth instruction in meditation and guided yoga postures. Morning and afternoon yoga and meditation are offered daily in addition to sessions of instruction and discussion. Explore spiritual principles that can help you improve your quality of life. Enjoy a tour of Ananda Laurelwood, sing and play along with a joyful community kirtan, get to know residents and the uplifting music and stories of Ananda. Our teachers have devoted their lives to life-transforming meditation and yogic principles and will guide you from their own love of the practice and of people.

 
Dates Retreats Details Register
May 12 - 14, 2017 First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – May 2017
June 16 - 18, 2017 First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – June 2017
July 14 - 16, 2017 First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – July 2017
August 18 - 20, 2017 First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – August 2017
September 15 - 17, 2017 First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – September 2017
October 13 - 15, 2017 First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – October 2017
November 10 - 12, 2017 First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – November 2017
December 8 - 10, 2017 First Timers Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat – December 2017

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