Retreat Centers

The Expanding Light Retreat

At Ananda Village in California

Offering yoga and meditation teacher training, personal retreats, and more in a peaceful and healing environment. This is Ananda’s main retreat in America.

Ananda Meditation Retreat

Near Ananda Village in California

Located on 80 pristine acres of forested land—an ideal setting for individuals or groups coming for retreat or seclusion.

Ananda Retreat in Italy

Near Assisi, Italy

In the beautiful Umbrian hills near Assisi, Ananda Italy offers many courses that touch a wide variety of subjects. Each one offers you spiritual techniques for inner growth and how to apply higher awareness to daily life.

Ananda Meditation Retreat in India

Near Pune, India

Guests participate in a variety of weekend and week-long programs and are 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.

Special Programs

Family Yoga Retreat

At Ananda Village in 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.

We also invite you to become part of our worldwide Ananda Virtual Community
which offers live streamed and taped meditations, programs, discussion groups, and classes.

Certification Programs

Professional, Refined, and Powerful Training Opportunities


In India
In Europe
To the Holy Land
In North America

Start a New Meditation Practice or Inspire Your Current One

The 10-week Ananda Course in Meditation online course is designed to provide in-depth instruction in scientific meditation techniques that bring more peace, deeper relaxation, and focused concentration to every area of your life, regardless of outer conditions.

These techniques are based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi.

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