Living with Spirit
For Ages 18 – 30
Yoga, Meditation, Community, and Sustainable Agriculture
June 21 – July 5
Join us this summer for two weeks of adventure in spirit, friendship and fun at Ananda Village, one of the world’s most successful spiritual communities. This year’s program will be hosted at Ananda’s spiritual retreat, The Expanding Light.
This program will cover:
- Yoga and Meditation
- Natural Building
- Organic Farming & Permaculture
- Various Spiritual Topics and Much More!
The Three Main Aspects of the Program
Never go to work again! Service is an essential part of the spiritual path. By learning to focus on what you can give, you’ll find the skills to open inner doors to enthusiasm and joy. Learn to practice the principles of Karma Yoga, and see everything you do as a service.
Mornings and early afternoons will be devoted to different service projects throughout Ananda Village. In the farming section of the program, we’ll serve and learn in Ananda’s certified organic farm and learn about the principles of organic gardening and permaculture from our most experienced teachers and farmers.
Yoga and Meditation
Imagine rising with the sun and starting each day with yoga and meditation. Every morning there will be a guided practice of yoga and meditation. (If you don’t know how to meditate, you can learn easily!) Meditation is the quickest and easiest way to connect to the peace already present within our own selves.
The meditation techniques you’ll learn are those that were taught by Paramhansa Yogananda, the great Indian yogi and saint. You’ll be able to quickly improve your meditations by living and practicing in the company of other experienced meditators.
Live with people your age in a place where spirituality is given first priority. Over 200 people live on the 800 acres of Ananda Village who have devoted their lives to the spiritual search. Experience what it is like to live in a spiritual community with hundreds of people dedicated to high ideals.
This program is coordinated by Badri Matlock, Rose Atwell and Annapurna Ashman, and a host of other young spiritual seekers residing at Ananda Village.
Our days begin with a morning practice of yoga postures, devotional singing, and meditation. After breakfast in silence, we’ll spend the morning serving in Ananda’s organic farm, larger community, or in the kitchen, preparing delicious organic vegetarian meals. In the evening, we’ll have classes led by some of Ananda’s most experienced instructors, on topics including meditation, yoga philosophy, music and its power to change our consciousness, and more. Finally, we’ll enjoy outdoor adventures in the surrounding area, including trips to the stunning Yuba River.
We strive to keep this special opportunity affordable to everyone. The cost for the two week program is 600.00. This includes:
- Three organic vegetarian meals every day
- Classes on and experience in meditation, spiritual living, organic farming and permaculture, natural building, and more
- Passes to events taking place at Ananda Village including our July 4th Festival & Celebration
- Daytrips to the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains & local treasure, the Yuba River
- Camping, showerhouse and laundry facilities at The Expanding Light
- The priceless opportunity of experiencing first-hand living in successful spiritual community
LocationAnanda Village Nevada City, California
June 22 - July 6
This was a life-changing experience — I got closer to nature, learned about farming, and met spectacular people.
I feel much more relaxed, focused… enthusiastic about meditation, and more comfortable trying to communicate with God.
I don’t know how you could improve the program any more. It was so good.
I found acceptance into a worldwide community of loving and open individuals, and a deepened connection with the divine. Everything was amazing… the best part was the leadership. Each of you are so loving, accepting, and open.
My favorite part was the people. Without a support team there is only so far I am willing to push myself. It feels as if I have met up with long-lost family.
Have Less Time?Not sure if you can commit to the full two weeks? Take it one week at a time! Join us for part of the program based on your schedule and financial ability.