Portland Oregon

  • Nov 7 - 10, 2019 (4 days)
    Beth Woolsey is proud to announce her newest retreat theme: {re}Treat Yourself. The truth is, we all need a chance to rest. A chance for respite. A chance for renewal and time dedicated to self-care and fun. {re}Treat Yourself! As in, treat yourself… then treat yourself again… that’s why these retreats exist. “Re” = “again?” ReTreat. “Re” = “regarding?” RE:Treat. And, of…
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    Create your own sanctuary with a self-nourishing retreat at The Center at Ananda Laurelwood. Nestled in the lush Oregon countryside on 200 acres of rolling hills, our peaceful, uplifting space makes it easy to rediscover your own center. NOURISH YOUR HEALTH with three, delicious, freshly prepared, vegetarian meals daily.   CLEAR YOUR MIND on our 200 acres of beautiful meadowlands. Our vast,…
  • Ongoing package (31 days)
    Searching for economical, wholesome extended-stay or corporate long-stay lodging?  Book one of our Extended Stay rooms for 30 days or more and receive a deep discount over our normal nightly rate.  We’ll even feed you 3 delicious, home-cooked vegetarian meals daily, with vegan and gluten-free options available at every meal. You may also enjoy the following amenities during your stay:…
  • Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

    Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata
    Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata
    Your guide
    Nov 1 - 3, 2019 (3 days) See 1 more date
    Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a discounted price. Retreat weekend includes:…
  • Ongoing package (31 days) See 1 more date
    Use this page to make online debit or credit card payments for your monthly Cities of Light Residential Program fee. This can be the full amount of your normal monthly fee or an installment payment. If you need to make a pro-rated payment for a period of less than one month, see the Cities of Light Program director. Please note that the $1,350 price is for someone who is serving less than 16…
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    After the rush of the holiday season, take some time for yourself. Relax. Spend time with your journal, a book, a view.   Refresh. Healthy meals, serene vistas, peaceful sleep.   Recharge. Yoga postures, meditation, quiet walks.   Recenter. Find your rhythm, follow your intuition, believe in yourself.   Find yourself. Look anew, ask questions, find answers.   Reconnect to…
  • Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

    Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata
    Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata
    Your guide
    Nov 14 - 17, 2019 (4 days)
    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…
  • Ongoing
    Carve out some time and spend it with a special friend. . . The connections we make with our closest friends give our lives profound meaning. Take time to tell stories. Take time to listen. Strengthen your bonds. Celebrate your friendship. Treasure your time together. Nurture your connections.
  • Ongoing
    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 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,…
  • Ongoing
    This page allows registration for prospective Cities of Light program participants to stay on a trial basis
  • Ongoing
    This is a test program for pricing meals separate from lodging and tuition.  The tuition for the program is set to $0, and the room rates are the new room and rate structure to be implemented as of 10/1/2017. The meal cost is $35 per person for each day or night of their visit. For overnight guests, the meals begin with dinner the day of check-in and end with lunch on the day of check-out. For…
  • Ongoing package (2 days)
    Come and spend the day at Ananda Laurelwood, with access to meditation chapels, Green Hill Cafe, and the 225-acre campus. You can register for meals as well, and join the rest of the community in the Green Hill Cafe or find a comfortable spot outside with a great view. Visit Yogananda Gardens, explore the campus, journal, read, relax. How you spend your day is up to you.              Join…
  • Ongoing
    Relax and Recharge:  Your Pacific NW Getaway for Inspiration In today’s world, where do you go for beautiful countrysides and glorious sunsets?  With 225 pastoral acres to wander and wildlife to enjoy, the Center is a four-season destination for serenity and refreshment. Benefits of Our Membership Program Afternoon yoga classes (Thurs/Fri/Sat 4:30-6:00 pm) Group meditations offered three…
  • Pooja Copley

    Pooja Copley
    Peter Copley

    Peter Copley
    Pooja Copley +1
    Your guides
    Nov 22 - 24, 2019 (3 days) See 1 more date
    Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study. In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna (the Divine) is teaching and caring for his devotee Arjuna and giving him darshan (personal appearance). He removes all veils of delusion by explaining different paths of God realization. The love from God and reassurance of the Divine will help you to stop your anxious mind and discover a place of rest…
  • Ongoing
    When paying the application fee below, you should also obtain a copy of the program application and submit the completed application for approval. If you need assistance with the application fee or completing the application, contact us at Love2Learn@anandalaurelwood.org.
  • Dr. Stephanie Mines

    Dr. Stephanie Mines
    Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

    Dana Lynne Andersen, MA
    Dr. Stephanie Mines +1
    Your guides
    Ongoing
    Use this page to register and pay for the lodging and meals at Ananda Center at Laurelwood during EVOLVE: A CLIMATE CHANGE & CONSCIOUSNESS Pre-Conference Event This six day immersion has two components. Participants are invited to register for all or either of the moving parts. You should register for the course and pay the tuition directly with The Tara Approach, using these links: Tuition…
  • Ongoing
    Ananda devotees and community residents may rent our lovely “Contentment” apartment to get away from the demands of their daily life and dive deep into their spiritual practices.  Contentment has two bedrooms, one with a full size bed and the other with a queen bed.  There is one bathroom with a shower, a kitchen with a refrigerator, toaster oven, water boiler and hotplate, as well…
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  • Pooja Copley

    Pooja Copley
    Peter Copley

    Peter Copley
    Pooja Copley +1
    Your guides
    Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2019 (3 days)
    Rudraksha seeds have been used for counting Japa and Mantras for millennia. The seeds are said to shield against negative energies, purify your life, food and water, and they balance your Ida and Pingala. During this class you will learn more about the history of wearing and using Rudraksha Malas as well as make a mala for yourself. The class fee includes supplies to make a mala for yourself using…
  • This moment is my treasure house, filled with infinite potential to act, speak & think in a way that is good for myself & all beings.
  • Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

    Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata
    Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata
    Your guide
    Dec 6 - 8, 2019 (3 days) See 1 more date
    Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a discounted price. Retreat weekend includes:…
  • Miriam Rodgers

    Miriam Rodgers
    David Seybert

    David Seybert
    Miriam Rodgers +1
    Your guides
    Dec 5 - 8, 2019 (4 days) See 1 more date
    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…
  • Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

    Dana Lynne Andersen, MA
    Dana Lynne Andersen, MA
    Your guide
    Ongoing package (31 days)
    Our ARTIST in RESIDENCE program welcomes professional artists interested in the spiritual, healing or consciousness raising aspects of the arts, or who seek an inward journey of self discovery. Studio time in a beautiful and serene environment (holistic, vegetarian, drug and alcohol free) with options for daily yoga and meditation allow for a tangible experience of inner peace. Enjoy the pastoral…
  • Ongoing
    Celebrating the Spirit of Community & Creative Enterprise Our 8th Annual Labor Day Weekend Celebration! 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 celebrating our…
  • Ongoing package (31 days)
    Use this page to make online debit or credit card payments for your monthly Exploring Conscious Community Residential Program fee. This can be the full amount of your normal monthly fee or an installment payment. If you need to make a pro-rated payment, please connect with the manager of residential-student programs. Please remember that your program fee is offset by the commitment…
  • Ongoing package (11 days)
    Use this page to register for the special, deeply discounted lodging and meal package for the Next Wave Convocation at The Center at Ananda Laurelwood. You can register for a 10 day stay beginning any day from June 13th to June 17th. The package price is $200/person for up to 10 days of camping  or $300/person for up to 10 days in a shared dorm room. If you plan to stay for a shorter period, you…

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Relax & deepen my yoga practice! Kristin
 

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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.