Journaling, Meditation and Inner Awakening

Inspire creativity and learn new journaling and meditation tools to awaken your highest potential!

Connect with your inner self and let go of outer identifications and attachments by learning journaling and meditation techniques that will help you answer questions that reveal who you truly are. These questions deal with themes such as inspiration, forgiveness, gratitude, love and a bigger picture perspective. Learn about how journaling and meditation work — how they can uplift your energy, clears emotional blockages and changes your brain, allowing for old patterns to be broken. Inspire clarity and awareness through journaling for ultimate healing and transformation with specific writing tools and techniques that can help you let go of limiting past experiences to create space for more harmony and freedom in your daily life.

Ananda Laurelwood’s campus is nestled in the beautiful rolling green hills of the serene Oregon countryside 30 minutes southwest of Portland. This quiet rural location emanates vibrations of healing and inspiration.

Dates Retreats Details Register
May 6 - 8, 2018 Affirmations Retreat: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life and the World – Part of the Raja Yoga Series
July 6 - 8, 2018 Energy and Magnetism – Part of the Raja Yoga Series
September 7 - 9, 2018 Intuition: Direct Knowledge and Understanding – Part of the Raja Yoga Series


 Meera Grace Hoon, M.A.

Meera is a counselor and journalist who is passionate about helping people heal and transform through journaling and meditation. A trained yoga instructor and meditation leader from Orange County, California, Meera holds a Master’s degree in American studies, where she studied gendered violence, and undergraduate degrees in journalism and American studies. Meera began her career as a human rights journalist reporting for the Orange County Register and L.A. YOGA Magazine, but quickly felt she was being called to help others on a deeper, more involved level than reporting from a distance. Upon this realization, she began working with social service providers as a case manager and life skills counselor primarily for victims of sex trafficking, and also other traumas such as domestic violence and sexual abuse. While deepening her own spiritual practice on the path of Kriya Yoga, Meera was inspired to combine her experience in writing, meditation and counseling to serve seekers of healing, transformation and truth. Since then, she has taught dynamic journaling workshops at spiritual retreats and counseling centers in California and Oregon to students and clients who have given testimonials in gratitude for how profoundly they have benefited from journaling. Meera’s key inspirations are Kriya Yoga master Paramhansa Yogananda, spiritual guide Swami Kriyananda, leading expressive writing researcher and psychologist Dr. James Pennebaker, her clients and students, and her personal journaling experiences.