Awaken the Chakras

  • The Center at Ananda Laurelwood The Center at Ananda Laurelwood
  • Laurelwood, Oregon, USA
  • Apr 12 - 14, 2019 (3 days)
  • A) Contentment - 2 bedroom apartment with living/dining room, kitchen, and bath - $775.00 B) Premium Queen with en suite bath - $685.00 C) Premium Queen - $555.00 D) Premium Twin - $515.00 E) Deluxe Twin - $505.00 F) Standard…

About us

The practice of meditation and yoga has a beneficial effect on more than the physical body. Yogis also recognize the existence of a subtle energy body, which plays an important role in our mental and physical health and our spiritual development.

The most important features of the subtle energy body are the 7 energy centers (chakras) which are located in the central channel (sushumna) of the energy body.

In this retreat*, we will:

  • learn an effective and practical meditation technique to become aware of the subtle energy body and the 7 energy centers (chakras)
  • use meditation, yoga asanas and pranayama to direct energy upward in the sushumna and awaken and stimulate the chakras
  • explore the connection between the chakras and our psychological and emotional states
  • learn how to transform negative habits and thought patterns into positive spiritual qualities
  • experience a devotional evening of chanting and meditation using sound and visualization to open and stimulate the chakras

*To register for the Saturday only portion of the program, please click here.

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Schedule

Friday

3:30 – 6:00 Room Check in, Harmony Hall Foyer

4:30 – 6:00 Ananda Yoga Sadhana with energization, asanas, meditation

6:00 – 7:00 Dinner in Green Hill Café

7:30 – 9:00 Introductory Evening, principles of Ananda Yoga and use of pranayama and affirmations. Guided chakra meditation to close evening.

Saturday

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

10:00 –11:00 The Chakras

11:15 –12:30 Guided meditation with Ananda Yoga asana practice with emphasis and guidance on each chakra

12:45 – 1:30 Lunch in Green Hill Café

2:30 – 4:00 Personal time

4:30 – 6:00 Ananda Yoga Sadhana with energization, asanas, meditation

6:00 – 7:00 Dinner in Green Hill Café

7:30 – 9:00 River of Light, experiential guided flow through each chakra using asana, sound, color, ending with deep relaxation and meditation.

Sunday

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 –10:00 Personal retreat time

10:00 –11:30 Restorative Yoga session

12:00–12:45 Wrap-up: Bringing your meditation and yoga sadhana into daily life

12:45 – 1:30 Lunch

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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Awaken the Chakras

at The Center at Ananda Laurelwood

  • Apr 12, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019 (3 days)

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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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