Twelve Days of Christmas

  • The Center at Ananda Laurelwood The Center at Ananda Laurelwood
  • Ongoing
  • A) Economy Twin (Shared) - $70.00 B) Economy Twin (Private) - $95.00 C) Standard Twin (Shared) - $100.00 D) Standard Twin (Private) - $130.00 Deluxe Room - Queen bed w/ private bath (no shower) - $150.00 E) Premium Queen -…

About This Event

Create your own holiday sanctuary with a retreat at Ananda Laurelwood.

It’s a wonderful way to relax into personal quiet time, revitalize your body with yoga, nourishing food and healing arts and renew your spiritual life through meditation. Receive our gift of 15% discount on your lodging during this holiday season. You’re free to follow your own schedule as well as to dip into a wealth of offerings.

Come join us for our Twelve Days of Christmas program, from Dec. 8-19. It’s a special time where you can relax away from the rush and chaos of the holidays, and be renewed and recharged. Come for one day, two days, or all twelve. Each day we will offer gentle yoga, guided meditations, journaling, satsangs on a variety of topics, including the yogic meaning of Christmas and much more. An individual retreat during these twelve days is offered at a 15% discount. Apply using the discount code PEACEONEARTH. Have a blessed holiday season!

With a peaceful, uplifting environment, Ananda Laurelwood makes it easy to rediscover your own center.

Enjoy the following during your stay:

Complementary yoga classes.

Group meditations.

Three delicious vegetarian meals prepared for you each day

Walks on our 225 acres of beautiful campus, forest and meadowlands.

Shopping for gifts, spiritual books and CDs, and yoga and meditation supplies in our boutique.

Personal services, including: spiritual counseling, private yoga or meditation instruction sessions, yoga therapy, massage and other healing arts.  Additional fees may apply for some services.

The joyful flow of life in an intentional spiritual community.

Our guest rooms are simple yet comfortable.  Many rooms have their own sink, and there are shared bathrooms just down the hall.

Check-in / Check-Out

Check-in time is between 3:30 – 6:00 pm.

Check in early and enjoy afternoon yoga (4:30 – 6:00 pm M/W/F/Sat) and dinner (6:00 – 7:00 pm) served in the Green Hill Cafe.

Check-out time is 11:00 am, at which time you should have your belongings out of your room.  But guests are invited to stay on campus through lunch on check-out day (until 1:30 pm).

From the parking lot behind Harmony Hall, enter through the Green Hill Cafe and head upstairs to Guest Registration for Check-In.

If you will not be not arriving during the normally scheduled check-in time, please call (contact info blocked) to make an appointment for your check-in. Our front desk is not staffed 24/7, and without prior notice, there may not be anyone present to greet you and show you to your room.

If you have any special needs, please let us know so that we can provide you with the best possible personal retreat experience.

Regular Weekly Schedule: Yoga, Meditation, Meals

Yoga Classes

Our yoga schedule includes classes Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat afternoons from 4:45-6:00 pm. During weekend group retreats and programs, we offer  additional classes Saturday and Sunday morning from 6:30 – 8:00 am.

Group Meditations

We offer daily group meditations on Monday-Saturday mornings (6:30 – 8:00 am) and at mid-day (12:15 – 12:45 pm).

Meals

Three delicious vegetarian meals are served each day in the Green Hill Cafe. Vegan and gluten-free option are available at all meals.

Breakfast: 8:00 – 9:00 am  (8:00 – 8:30 in silence)

Lunch: 12:45 – 1:30 pm

Dinner: 6:00 -7:00 pm

 

Personal Services Contact Info

Pete Jordan – Yoga Therapy

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Shannon Hallberg – Massage

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Joy Andreakis – Spiritual Counseling

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Venue Highlights

The Center at Ananda Laurelwood is located 45 minutes west of downtown Portland in Oregon, surrounded by farmland, forest, and wetlands, with vistas of gently rolling hills stretching west to the coastal range. Quiet, serene, and inspiring, the landscape itself rejuvenates the soul.

The campus was originally designed and built as a residential high-school for the Seventh Day Adventist community. Retreat buildings are updated and comfortable, while retaining the charm and nostalgia of mid-century architecture.

Classrooms are sunny and bright, with plenty of room to stretch out and immerse yourself in a workshop, discussion group, or movement class.

Afternoon yoga classes are offered almost daily, year round.

Group meditations are held each morning and mid-day. Meditation instruction can be arranged.

Accommodations

Most of the accommodations at the Center at Ananda Laurelwood are dorm-style bedrooms with shared bathrooms down the hall. Most rooms have a sink in the corner. All rooms have ample closets and are quite spacious, light, and airy with good-sized windows looking out either across Laurelwood valley or onto the hillside above the retreat center.

You can choose your sleeping preference: twin, double, or queen bed. A small number of rooms have an en suite bathroom. A 2-bedroom apartment with kitchen and bath is also available.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

All meals are vegetarian, with vegan and gluten-free options available. Grace Kitchen tries to accommodate special dietary needs.

Directions

From Portland airport (PDX), take the MAX light rail to the Beaverton Transit Station. Uber or Lyft are available for the picturesque, 30-minute drive to the Center at Ananda Laurelwood.

For GPS directions, enter Academy Way, Gaston OR.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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Reviews  
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  • Erica Kshama Kellogg   June 18, 2019

      A Treasure!

    The Center at Ananda Laurelwood is a treasure I return to again and again! There is a peace and preciousness that permeates the grounds and is nurtured by the staff and student-residents of the campus. I love to walk the property at sunrise and sunset, attend the yoga and meditation sessions, and participate in classes and karma yoga activities. Every retreat and program I have attended has left me feeling more deeply connected with myself and transformed from the inside out. I will be back again and again!

  • susan Traff   April 25, 2019

      Awesome week!

    I came to Ananda tired and in need of changing pace and chilling out. I wanted some structure and community but not too much. Ananda seemed to offer just that with meals, meditation and yoga. But it was more than that. I entered an incredible community of people who welcomed me with such openness, I immediately felt settled and so glad to be there. It was great to share meals and sit in meditation together and then find a new pace and rhythm to relax and retune. I was able to do that to my own amazement and I feel due to the support of the community along with the beautiful grounds and cozy comforting room I looked so forward to relaxing and reading in at different times during the day. My days were spent meditating, doing yoga, eating and reading, with big energizing hikes in the afternoon. I also got to chant kirtan with the community one night as well as participate in a workshop a couple of days while I was there. Definitely go if you are looking to recharge and like the idea of some community, food is fantastic and the people, so open and loving. Thanks Ananda, see you next year!

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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My last retreat at SMC was so inspiring and so relaxing. But i'd love to have more time there to spend at the Stupa, visit the Kami shrine, and generally interact with the beautiful enlightened society happening on that entire land. Brett
 

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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