- The Center at Ananda Laurelwood
- Gaston, Oregon, USA
- E) Premium Queen - $167.00 D) Standard Twin (Private) - $146.00 C) Standard Twin (Shared) - $107.00 A) Economy Twin (Shared) - $79.00
About This Event
Create your own sanctuary with a retreat at Ananda Laurelwood.
With a peaceful, uplifting environment, Ananda Laurelwood makes it easy to rediscover your own center.
Enjoy the following during your stay:
Complimentary yoga classes
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
*to make an appointment with a massage therapist, please contact Shannon Hallberg at (contact info blocked) or email her at shannonhallberg(at)me(dot)com
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/Th/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
Our yoga schedule includes classes Mon/Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat afternoons from 4:30-6:00 pm. During weekend group retreats and programs, we offer additional classes Saturday and Sunday morning from 6:30 – 8:00 am (please inquire at Reception Desk).
We offer daily group meditations on Monday-Saturday mornings (6:30 – 8:00 am) and at mid-day (12:15 – 12:45 pm).
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
The Center at Ananda Laurelwood is an ideal environment to quickly “unplug” from life’s daily stresses and learn lifelong techniques for an improved quality of life. The retreat center has great energy, beautiful surroundings, and warm, open people. The food was excellent and the lodging comfortable.
Venue HighlightsThe 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.
AccommodationsMost 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.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineAll meals are vegetarian, with vegan and gluten-free options available. Grace Kitchen tries to accommodate special dietary needs.
DirectionsFrom 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.