Retreats and Renewal at Ananda Center Laurelwood

Come for a varietey of retreats, classes, and renewal opportunities at Ananda Center Laurelwood in Gaston, OR, just outside of Portland, such as:

  • Personal retreats: 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. 

  • Day guest: 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 group meditations in the morning (6:30-8:00 am) or at midday (12:15-12:45). Yoga classes and meditation instruction are available. Schedules vary, so please inquire.

  • Group Retreats: Here is an example of one of many upcoming workshops that you can learn more about here: Using the Body for Greater Self-Awareness Level 1 We will explore: Prana as an intelligent energy, others energy and how it might affect us, the Gunas and Epigenetics. You will discover your ability to feel energy, journeying, TEMT – Transformational Energy Movement Technique, juice fasting and how to silence doubt, uncertainty and misunderstanding. This 3-day workshop includes lodging, delicious vegetarian meals, yoga and meditation.

Go to to learn more or register. We hope to see you there. :)

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