Spiritual Yoga Retreats

In the quiet, tranquil atmosphere of Ananda Laurelwood, learn how to combine yoga asanas (postures), affirmations and pranayama with meditation into a holistic spiritual practice to promote a peaceful mind, open heart, control of your life energy and an uplifted consciousness.

Explore all aspects of Ananda Yoga, including:

  • Awakening subtle energy (prana) in the body with Parmhansa Yogananda’s Energization Exercises
  • Developing awareness of the subtle movements of breath and prana (life energy)
  • Combining positive spiritual affirmations with asanas (postures) to uplift energy and consciousness
  • Cultivating peace of mind and receptivity to higher states of awareness through meditation.
  • Relaxing muscular and mental tensions
  • Correcting body alignment

Ananda Yoga is a unique and gentle style of yoga suitable for all levels and abilities. Your instructors will offer modifications and options for beginners or those with physical limitations.

Step out of the busy flow of your daily life, relax and immerse yourself in the serene, uplifting and supportive environment of our peaceful and beautiful retreat center while you invigorate your yoga practice. Enjoy optional meditation or qigong (chi kung) lessons, healthy and delicious vegetarian meals, and our walking trails, library, lounge and boutique.

Upcoming Yoga Retreat Weekends

Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

January 19 - 21, 2018
Go beyond yoga as a purely physical practice, and experience its deeper essence. The practice of yoga asanas (postures) is one part of a broader system of Raja (“Royal”) Yoga, a comprehensive system of spiritual practice described by the sage Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras. The word "yoga" comes from…

Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

March 2 - 4, 2018
There is a growing awareness of the existence of subtle energy fields in and around our physical bodies. Imbalances in this energy field (or “astral body”) can manifest as physical or psychological disturbances or illness. The practices of yoga have a beneficial effect not only the physical body, but on…

Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

April 6 - 8, 2018
Pranayama is an important aspect of yoga practice that goes hand-in-hand with asanas. It is often taught simply as breathing exercises, but it has a deeper meaning. Prana is our life energy, or “life force.” Yama is the ability to control that life force. In Raja Yoga, pranayama is used…

Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

May 25 - 27, 2018
Go beyond yoga as a purely physical practice, and experience its deeper essence. The practice of yoga asanas (postures) is one part of a broader system of Raja (“Royal”) Yoga, a comprehensive system of spiritual practice described by the sage Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras. The word "yoga" comes from…

Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

July 20 - 22, 2018
There is a growing awareness of the existence of subtle energy fields in and around our physical bodies. Imbalances in this energy field (or “astral body”) can manifest as physical or psychological disturbances or illness. The practices of yoga have a beneficial effect not only the physical body, but on…

Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

August 17 - 19, 2018
Pranayama is an important aspect of yoga practice that goes hand-in-hand with asanas. It is often taught simply as breathing exercises, but it has a deeper meaning. Prana is our life energy, or “life force.” Yama is the ability to control that life force. In Raja Yoga, pranayama is used…

Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

September 21 - 23, 2018
Go beyond yoga as a purely physical practice, and experience its deeper essence. The practice of yoga asanas (postures) is one part of a broader system of Raja (“Royal”) Yoga, a comprehensive system of spiritual practice described by the sage Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras. The word "yoga" comes from…

Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

October 19 - 21, 2018
There is a growing awareness of the existence of subtle energy fields in and around our physical bodies. Imbalances in this energy field (or “astral body”) can manifest as physical or psychological disturbances or illness. The practices of yoga have a beneficial effect not only the physical body, but on…

Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

November 23 - 25, 2018
Pranayama is an important aspect of yoga practice that goes hand-in-hand with asanas. It is often taught simply as breathing exercises, but it has a deeper meaning. Prana is our life energy, or “life force.” Yama is the ability to control that life force.