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
  • Relaxing muscular and mental tensions
  • Correcting body alignment
  • 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.

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

Thanksgiving First Timers Weekend Retreat

With Miriam Rodgers and David Seybert

November 24 - 26, 2017
Come join us for a relaxing holiday weekend retreat with guided meditation, yoga, qigong, kirtan, and personal retreat time. Recharge and renew your energy during this holiday season as you feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland,…

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…

Art & Science of Raja Yoga – Weeklong Intensive 2018

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

January 21 - 27, 2018
The Art and Science of Raja Yoga All wealth is contained within the moments of our lives. How we spend those moments gives us our fulfillment or disappointment. Understanding how to find fulfillment is key to making the moments count. The Art and Science of Raja Yoga is our flagship course, in…

Introduction to Raja Yoga – Part 1 of Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

February 2 - 4, 2018
The Art and Science of Raja Yoga All wealth is contained within the moments of our lives. How we spend those moments gives us our fulfillment or disappointment. Understanding how to find fulfillment is key to making the moments count. The Art and Science of Raja Yoga is our flagship course, in…

Patanjali’s Astanga Yoga and Aphorisms – Part 2 of the Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

March 2 - 4, 2018
The Eightfold Path and Yamas/Niyamas:  Guidelines for Growing Happiness and Joy  

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…

Affirmations Retreat: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life and the World – Part 4 of the Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

May 6 - 8, 2018
Changing the "long-playing tape" of the mind.  Learning to live in harmony.

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…

Energy and Magnetism – Part 5 of the Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

July 6 - 8, 2018
Change your magnetism/change your life, money magnetism, success.

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…

Exploring Self-Realization and the Path of Kriya Yoga – Part 6 of the Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

July 22 - 24, 2018
Includes Hong Sau, exploration of the different practices of the Kriya path,  balancing different practices.

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…

Working with our Chakras and Spiritual Anatomy – Part 7 of the Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

August 19 - 21, 2018
Working with our own nature.

Intuition: Direct Knowledge and Understanding – Part 8 of the Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

September 7 - 9, 2018
Intuition is a natural, and universally available, way of knowing things directly. However, just as with any talent, it must be developed and cultivated if we wish to draw on it with any effectiveness. This retreat explores an understanding of true intuition, the soul's knowing, and how to open the…

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…

Healing: A Practical Guide to Self-Healing – Part 9 of the Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

October 12 - 14, 2018
A practical guide to self-healing and being a channel for blessings to others.

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…

Yoga as a Lifestyle – Part 10 of the Raja Yoga Series

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

October 21 - 23, 2018
Blending spiritual aspiration, practices, activism, family life into a satisfying whole.

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.