Retreats

  • Contentment - 2 bedroom apartment with living/dining room, kitchen, and bath – $1,025.00
  • Premium Queen with en suite bath – $892.00
  • Serene Queen – $704.00
  • Comfy Full – $645.00
  • Cozy Twin – $637.00
  • Hostel-style Lodging – $481.00
  • Pet-Friendly Room – $675.00
  • (All prices include $225.00 base amount)

All prices include tuition and 3 delicious vegetarian meals.

Accommodations: Choose "Register Now" to confirm availability and pricing for guest rooms and meals.

Guided Silent Retreat

With Miriam Rodgers and David Seybert

November 30 - December 3, 2017

Peace and joy are the first sensations to greet you when you arrive at Ananda Laurelwood.

Deep peace is a palpable energy, making it possible to experience the joy within our beings. These retreats are designed to introduce you to a deep experience of inner peace.

Silence is recognized by many of the world’s spiritual traditions as a powerful tool to help you attain and maintain happiness in the midst of your hectic daily life.

The Guided Silent Retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. It is based on universal spiritual principals and honors the many diverse traditions that practice meditation as a path to inner peace.

Elements of the Guided Silent Retreat include:

  • Learning a simple but profound technique of meditation
  • Group meditations to support your individual practice
  • Gentle yoga to relax and release tension
  • Qigong (chi kung) to stimulate and balance your life energy
  • Personal time for reading, contemplation and journaling
  • Practicing mindfulness in action – eating, walking, self-care
  • Nourishing vegetarian meals
  • Optional massage and spiritual counseling available by appointment

If you would like a longer stay, there’s a place on the registration form to either stay extra nights or come early for an individual retreat.

Silent Retreat
Stilling the waves …

Planned Activities

Day 1

Room check-in (3:30 -6:00 pm)
Ananda Yoga (begins at 4:30 pm)
Evening meal together
Initial Gathering with guided meditation
Silence begins

Days 2 & 3

Walking meditation morning and afternoon
Group meditation morning, afternoon and evening
Self-reflection, journaling
Visioning
Meals in silence
Ananda Yoga & Qigong

Day 4

Morning group meditation
Breakfast in silence
Silence ends
Group sharing & integration process
Lunch and departure

 

Leaders

Miriam Rodgers
Miriam is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance and is a certified Ananda Yoga teacher. Miriam has been a part of Ananda Worldwide for over 20 years and has served on three continents: US, Italy, and India, teaching meditation and helping establish spiritual communities. She was the nurse…
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David Seybert
David is a certified Ananda Meditation teacher, spiritual counselor and Ananda Yoga (RYT200) teacher. David also teaches tai chi and qigong, and recently completed a week-long, silent retreat immersed in Buddhist vipashyana (mindfulness) practices, guided by a traditionally-trained Tibetan lama. David has been on a spiritual path since several awakening…
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