In the quiet, tranquil atmosphere of Ananda Laurelwood, learn how to combine meditation and yoga asanas (postures), affirmations and pranayama into a holistic spiritual practice to promote a peaceful mind, open heart, control of your life energy and an uplifted consciousness.
Meditation lifts our consciousness into an atmosphere of receptivity where we can begin to experience calmness, peace of mind, and happiness. It is a simple process that can be done anywhere and anytime. Yoga prepares the body for stillness in meditation.
First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a discounted price.
The Guided Silent Retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and honors the many diverse traditions that practice meditation as a path to inner peace.
In the Mindfulness Meditation Retreat we’ll explore how to be unconditionally present – to clearly see ourselves, just as we are and what is happening, just as it is.
Awaken the Chakras uses the practice of meditation and yoga to stimulate the subtle energy centers (chakras) which play an important role in our mental and physical health and our spiritual development.
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 our wooded community with many hiking trails, sing and play along with a joyful kirtan, get to know residents and experience living in spiritual community. 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.
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.