Laurelwood Birthday Celebration Weekend

  • The Center at Ananda Laurelwood The Center at Ananda Laurelwood
  • May 4 - 6, 2018 (3 days)
  • A) Economy Twin (Shared) - $365.00 B) Economy Twin (Private) - $415.00 C) Standard Twin (Shared) - $415.00 D) Standard Twin (Private) - $485.00 E) Premium Queen - $525.00 F) Deluxe Queen (w/private bath) - $655.00 G)…

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Laurelwood Birthday Celebration Weekend!

This uplifting retreat and family fun weekend is open to all, newcomers (like our First Timers Weekend) and long-time devotees. A great way to experience and enjoy Ananda, see what Laurelwood has to offer and be in the company and satsang of joyful truth seekers. We will be exploring, also, the next steps in the new Ananda Community at Laurelwood, which is taking form even now.

Highlights of the weekend celebration to include:

  • Daily meditation and yoga
  • Inspiring talks from Ananda Laurelwood leaders
  • Shared visioning
  • Joyful Seva (service) opportunities
  • Kirtan with our Ananda Laurelwood kirtan group and special guests
  • Purification and Sunday Service at Laurelwood
  • Tours of the campus, Yogananda Gardens and new community
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • Entertainment
  • Volleyball/Ballyball
  • Hiking
  • Garden Visits
  • Exploring Arts
  • Satsang, friendship and joy



4:30 – 6:00      Room Check in, Harmony Hall Reception

4:30 – 6:00      Ananda Yoga Sadhana, Harmony Chapel

6:00 – 7:00      Dinner – Green Hill Café

7:30 – 9:00      Storytelling – Harmony Chapel



6:30 – 8:00      Group Meditation, Harmony Chapel

8:00 – 9:00      Breakfast (first ½ hour in Silence)

9:15 –12:00     Seva day

12:15 –12:45   Midday Meditation, Harmony Chapel

2:00 – 3:15      Seva day continues

4:30 – 6:00      Ananda Yoga Sadhana, Harmony Chapel

6:00 – 7:00      Dinner followed by birthday cake!

7:30 – 9:00      Kirtan with David Newman, Expansion Chapel ($35 per person, please register online)



6:30 – 8:00     Group Meditation, Harmony Chapel

8:00 – 9:00      Breakfast

9:00 –10:00     Personal Retreat time

10:00 – 11:00  Purification Ceremony, Harmony Chapel

11:00 – 12:30  Sunday Service, Harmony Chapel

12:45 – 1:30    Lunch

2:00 – 3:15      Group Activity outdoors weather permitting

7:30 – 9:00      PG Woodhouse reader theater, Green Hill Café


Ananda Laurelwood is ready to welcome all to celebrate with us. If you choose to come for just a day, or even an afternoon, delicious vegetarian meals can be purchased separately in the Green Hill Cafe.

Please notify us if you plan to be here for a meal! We need head counts! You can write to to reserve your space for a meal.


Daiva and Gangamata


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

Menu Types

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

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Laurelwood Birthday Celebration Weekend

at The Center at Ananda Laurelwood

  • May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018 (3 days)


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