Spiritual Yoga Retreats

YogaIn 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. We offer drop-in yoga classes during the week. For more info, click here.

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 lessons, healthy and delicious vegetarian meals, and our walking trails, library, lounge and boutique.

Upcoming Yoga Retreat Weekends

Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

March 2 - 4, 2018
The practice of yoga has a beneficial effect on more than the physical body. Yogis also recognize the existence of a subtle energy body, which plays an important role in our mental and physical health and our spiritual development. The most important features of the subtle energy body are the…

Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

April 6 - 8, 2018
Pranayama is an aspect of yoga practice that is often taught simply as breathing exercises. But it has a deeper spiritual meaning – “prana” is our life energy and “yama” is control. Controlling our prana helps us remain undisturbed by our experiences, and frees us from reactive thought patterns that…

Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

May 25 - 27, 2018
Yoga is more than physical postures – it’s a complete system of spiritual practice. Yoga means “union” - first of body and mind, and ultimately, of your limited self with limitless freedom and joy.

Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

July 20 - 22, 2018
The practice of yoga has a beneficial effect on more than the physical body. Yogis also recognize the existence of a subtle energy body, which plays an important role in our mental and physical health and our spiritual development. The most important features of the subtle energy body are the…

Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

August 17 - 19, 2018
Pranayama is an aspect of yoga practice that is often taught simply as breathing exercises. But it has a deeper spiritual meaning – “prana” is our life energy and “yama” is control. Controlling our prana helps us remain undisturbed by our experiences, and frees us from reactive thought patterns that…

Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

September 21 - 23, 2018
Yoga is more than physical postures – it’s a complete system of spiritual practice. Yoga means “union” - first of body and mind, and ultimately, of your limited self with limitless freedom and joy.

Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

October 19 - 21, 2018
The practice of yoga has a beneficial effect on more than the physical body. Yogis also recognize the existence of a subtle energy body, which plays an important role in our mental and physical health and our spiritual development. The most important features of the subtle energy body are the…

Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

November 23 - 25, 2018
Pranayama is an aspect of yoga practice that is often taught simply as breathing exercises. But it has a deeper spiritual meaning – “prana” is our life energy and “yama” is control. Controlling our prana helps us remain undisturbed by our experiences, and frees us from reactive thought patterns that…