Ananda offers classes in a variety of formats and also programs at retreat centers. You can go in person to a local center or meditation group, go for a retreat at one of our retreat centers, take an online course, join our Virtual Community and participate in meditations and live interactive webinars, or even take a correspondence course through the mail.

Local Classes

Please visit our Find Ananda Near You page to contact your local center and find out what is available near you.

Retreat Centers

United States

The Expanding Light Retreat in Northern California offers yoga and meditation teacher training, personal retreats, and more in a peaceful and healing environment. Ananda Laurelwood in Oregon is a 55 acre retreat that hosts a wide variety of conferences, retreats, and programs. The Ananda Meditation Retreat in Northern California is located on 80 pristine acres of forested land provides an optimal setting for individuals or groups coming for retreat, seclusion, educational, or special programs. All our retreats are filled with wildlife and the beauty of nature.

Ananda AssisiItaly

Located in the beautiful Umbrian hills near Assisi, Italy, Ananda Italy offers many courses that touch a wide variety of subjects, having this in common: each one offers you spiritual techniques for inner growth, and also shows you how to apply higher awareness to daily life circumstances.


Open to visitors every day of the year, guests at the Ananda Yoga Retreat near Pune, India, participate in a variety of weekend and week-long programs as well as a regular Saturday afternoon satsang. They are also welcome to join in the daily life of the residents, devoting time each day to meditation. For those desiring it, complete seclusion can be arranged.

Online Classes

meditation-thumnail-lessonsLessons in Meditation

Learn a simple yet powerful technique of meditation as originally taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. Meditation not only reduces stress and improves physical and emotional well-being, it will help you to be focused and calm, and obtain direct experience of the divine realities within.

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No matter where you are located, Ananda Virtual Community will enrich and deepen your spiritual life.

“I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful virtual community! I love how “plugged in” I feel and connected to the Ananda community and other disciples. I’m so grateful for this community and all it has to offer. The webinars are not only wonderfully inspiring and educational, but so great to keep attunement and connection to Divine Mother. Thank you all your love and support!” —Christa

how-to-live-thumbnail-jyotish-deviHow to Live Webinar Series

Interactive, live webinars with Nayaswamis Jyotish, Devi, and guest speakers. These webinars cover a wide range of spiritual topics to help you apply spiritual principles to your daily life.

Special Programs

Families for a New Tomorrow Camp
Nevada City, California

Explore, discover, relax, and play with other spiritually-minded families. Learn how to nourish your family’s innate spirituality through classes and activities, conducted by Ananda Living Wisdom School teachers and community residents.

From a parent: “Thank you again for such an amazing past week. We are still radiating peace and joy from it. My patients are all telling me how happy I look this morning, and my nurse is asking me… ‘Did you get a facial??? did you go to a spa???’ I cant stop smiling!!!” —RS