• Men's Private Room – $349.00
  • Men's Shared Room – $299.00
  • Shared Couples Room – $299.00
  • Women's Private Room – $349.00
  • Women's Shared Room – $299.00
  • (All prices include $109 base amount)

Ananda Yoga & Meditation Retreat – May 2016

With Peter Jordan and David Seybert

May 13 - 15, 2016

Beginners Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Experience a relaxing retreat with instruction in beginning meditation, Ananda 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. Enjoy the beautiful, scenic drive to our retreat center in the quiet, peaceful Laurelwood Valley.

Retreat weekend includes:

  • Learn a unique style of hatha yoga to add to your personal practice.  Ananda Yoga is suitable for all bodies and abilities. It includes stretching, strengthening and toning muscles in your core, while releasing stress, emotional and physical tensions.
  • 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 which bring increased energy and vitality
  • Experience the deeply relaxing and healing Restorative Yoga on Saturday evening.
  • Personal retreat time on Sunday morning
  • 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

Personal Instruction, Guidance and CommunityEmily-yoga-class

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. 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.

SpringViewSK2Relax in a Beautiful, Peaceful Setting at Our Rural Retreat Center

Come visit our center, just west of Portland. We’re located in the heart of Laurelwood Valley, a peaceful and serene oasis amid pine trees, with a stunning panoramic view of mountain tops. Be immersed in a community of wellness, where you will enjoy nourishing vegetarian meals, served with love, walks in nature, and experience the power of Yoga and Meditation in healing your body, mind and spirit.

Ananda Yoga, Qigong, Restorative and More!

Yoga for energy and relaxation, meditation, Qigong, restorative yoga, healthy and delicious vegetarian meals, walking trails, library, lounge and boutique. This retreat will help you to develop a fit body, a more positive mental outlook, a joyful heart, and an expanded awareness of the beauty of your soul and the world around you.

Our Retreat Centerlaurelwood (1)

Retreat packages include organic vegetarian meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, workshop sessions, instruction and daily meditation and yoga practices. Registration for Day Program on Saturday includes lunch. Enjoy the delicious vegetarian meals that are included as part of your retreat and rejuvenate while being surrounded by nature in a beautiful pastoral valley. Come for the day program or relax in our simple yet uplifting guest rooms with a view of the expansive valley or the thriving orchards. Each room has its own sink with bathrooms just down the hall.

Retreat Schedule


4:00 – 6:00   Room Check-in (Harmony Hall Foyer)
4:30 – 6:00   Energization, Ananda Yoga and short meditation (Chapel of All Religions)
6:00 – 7:00   Dinner (Green Hill Cafe)
7:30 – 9:00   Introductory Evening (Expansion Yoga Room): Intros, Yoga: Beyond Asanas, Guided meditation


6:30 – 8:00  Energization, yoga, and meditation
8:00 – 8:30  Breakfast in Silence (Green Hill Cafe)
8:30 – 9:00  Breakfast continues
10:00 –11:30  How to Meditate (Expansion Yoga Room)
11:45 –12:30  Experiential Sadhana, with Energization, Ananda Yoga, prayer, chanting, pranayama, guided meditation, healing prayer (Expansion Yoga Room)
2:00- 3:00   Qigong & Walking Meditation (Outdoors, weather permitting)
4:30 – 6:00  Energization, Ananda Yoga and short meditation (Chapel of All Religions)
6:00 – 7:00  Dinner (Green Hill Cafe)
7:30 – 9:00   Restorative Yoga (Expansion Yoga Room)


6:30 – 8:00  Energization, yoga, and short meditation (Chapel of All Religions)
8:00 – 9:00  Breakfast (Green Hill Cafe)
9:00 –10:00  Personal Retreat time
10:00 –12:30  Short Meditation, Bringing Yoga & Meditation into Daily Life, Q & A, Full Experiential Sadhana
12:45 – 1:30  Lunch


Peter Jordan
Peter Ishwar Jordan, Yoga Therapist,C-IAYT; Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500 began practicing yoga in 1969 after reading the classic book “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramhansa Yogananda. That was the beginning of a life-long study of Yoganada’s teachings and affiliation with his disciples in both Ananda and Self-Realization Fellowship. In 2012,…
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David Seybert
David is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with the Yoga Alliance, as well as a certified Ananda Yoga and Ananda Meditation teacher.  David also teaches taiji and qigong. When he’s not teaching, he serves as the Director of Group Retreats & Guest Services at Ananda Laurelwood. David has been…
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