Guided Silent Retreat

  • Ananda Center Laurelwood Ananda Center Laurelwood
  • Mar 22, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018 (4 days)
  • A) Economy Twin (Shared) - $435.00 B) Economy Twin (Private) - $510.00 C) Standard Twin (Shared) - $510.00 D) Standard Twin (Private) - $615.00 E) Premium Queen - $675.00 F) Deluxe Queen (w/private bath) - $870.00 G)…

About us

The Guided Silent Retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. It is based on the universal, non-sectarian teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi”.

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

Peace is a palpable energy, making it possible to experience the joy within our beings.

Elements of the Guided Silent Retreat include:

  • Learning a simple but profound technique of meditation
  • Group meditations to support your individual practice
  • Gentle Ananda Yoga® to release tension, raise your energy and lift your consciousness
  • Kirtan (devotional chanting) to calm your mind and open your heart
  • 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

Peace is the first sensation to greet you when you arrive at Ananda Laurelwood. Our spacious and beautiful campus is the perfect place to unplug from your everyday concerns and recharge your spirit.

If you would like a longer stay, there’s a place on the registration form to come early or stay afterwards for an extended 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


Meals in silence

Ananda Yoga & Qigong

Day 4

Morning group meditation

Breakfast in silence

Silence ends

Group sharing & integration process

Lunch and departure


Thank you!

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

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Relax & deepen my yoga practice! Kristin

Retreat Guru's Vision

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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