Many of our garden visitors inquire about Ananda’s Yoga and Meditation programs and while the Crystal Hermitage location does not offer programs in the gardens. Ananda’s retreat properties Meditation Retreat and Expanding Light offers over a 100 retreat programs each year, and we are open year-round. Book your personal retreat or program for an extended stay during the tulips season.
The Expanding Light Retreat is one of the world’s most respected yoga, meditation, and wellness retreat centers for it’s inspirational programs and classes which are based on the principles of Self-realization and Kriya Yoga, as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, and his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda, founder of The Expanding Light Retreat and Ananda.
Ananda Meditation Retreat
Surrounded by 72 acres of beautiful meditation gardens and wild forest in Northern California’s Sierra Foothills, the Ananda Meditation Retreat is an ideal setting for a rejuvenating, inner experience. Our Meditation Retreat has been a place of deep meditation and sincere devotion for fifty years. Long before that, the Maidu Indians held this to be sacred land. The beauty and presence of the Divine is tangibly felt by all who come here.