meditation, yoga & living with purpose weekend retreats

Reclaim your focus, vitality, and purpose.

Imagine starting every day with a quiet meditation and yoga session that helps you stay focused on what's important to you.  Imagine feeling energized and refreshed, ready to take on the day.  Imagine feeling more connected to yourself, your community, and your purpose.

Our weekend retreats are designed to help you do just that.  We offer a variety of activities and workshops to help you relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with your inner self.

Here's what you can expect:

  • Guided Meditation - Learn how to meditate effectively and experience the benefits of a regular meditation practice.
  • Yoga Classes - Improve your flexibility, strength, and balance.
  • Workshops - Learn about the deeper aspects of meditation, yoga, philosophy, and practice.
  • Healthy Meals - Enjoy delicious, nutritious meals that will nourish your body and mind.
  • Time to Relax and Reflect - Spend time in nature, connect with other like-minded people, and reflect on your goals and priorities.

    Take a couple of days out of your schedule to rejuvenate your whole being - it’s well worth it.

    When can I attend?

    Click the dates below to RSVP for a specific weekend!

    Upcoming events

    where is it?

    All weekend retreats will be held in the Ananda Viplava Master Unit in Purling, NY in the Catskills Region.

    who are the instructors?

    The instructors are Dada Rainjitananda, Dada Nabhaniilananda, and Dada Viveka. Each one is a senior A'carya, or spiritual guide, as well as a seasoned Yoga instructor with a wealth of experience. A significant number of our instructors are Yogic monks who have devoted their entire lives to the study and instruction of time-honored meditation and Yoga practices. This provides you with the unique opportunity to learn an authentic and profound practice from some of the most accomplished individuals in the field.

    Dada Rainjitananda - YouTube

    Dada Nabhaniilananda - YouTube

    Our schedule


    4:00 PM - Arrival from 4 PM and Check in
    6:00 PM - Introduction to Meditation, Yoga, & Living with Purpose
    7:00 PM - Dinner
    8:00 PM - Opening program


    7:00 AM - Yoga Asanas (postures) practice
    8:00 AM - Meditation
    9:00 AM - Breakfast
    10:00 AM - Workshop 1
    12:00 PM - Meditation
    1:00 PM - Lunch
    2:45 PM - Forest time - guided nature walk
    4:45 PM - Yoga Asanas (postures) practice
    6:00 PM - Kiirtan chanting and meditation
    7:00 PM - Dinner
    8:00 PM - Evening program
    9:00 PM - Night Meditation


    7:00 AM - Yoga Asanas (postures) practice
    8:00 AM - Meditation
    9:00 AM - Breakfast
    10:00 AM - Workshop 2
    11:30 AM - Closing circle & Meditation
    1:00 PM - Lunch
    2:00 PM - Departure

    * Workshop topic varies weekend to weekend


    Our food is lacto-vegetarian (Sattvic food*) with vegan options.

    We believe that food is an important part of any retreat, and we want to make sure that everyone has something to enjoy. Our chefs create delicious and nutritious meals that are lacto-vegetarian. We also avoid using onion, garlic, and mushrooms, as these ingredients are not conducive to meditation and yoga practices. We offer vegan options. We do not serve alcohol or allow drugs on our premises. Alcohol and drugs can interfere with the meditation and yoga process, so we do not serve them on our premises. We hope that you will enjoy our delicious and healthy food during your stay at our retreat.

    *Sattvic food: food that is good for the body and mind. All the staple food-grains such as rice, wheat, barley, etc.; all the beans, pulses,  all fruits and roots; all kinds of vegetables, milk and milk products; all green and leafy vegetables 

    Exceptions: except masúr [an orange-coloured lentil] and khesári dal; except violet-colored carrots, white eggplants, onions, garlic and mushrooms;  except leafy red puni and leafy green mustard. 

    All varieties of spices except garam masalá(1) and all kinds of sweets, can be taken.

    Here are some preparations you can do for your weekend retreat:

    • Pack your bags. Make sure to pack comfortable clothes, shoes, and toiletries. You may also want to pack a journal, a book, and a meditation cushion.
    • Arrive early. This will give you time to check in, get settled, and relax before the retreat starts.
    • Be open to new experiences. The purpose of a retreat is to step outside of your comfort zone and learn new things. Be open to meeting new people, trying new activities, and exploring new ideas.
    • Take care of yourself. Make sure to get enough sleep, eat healthy foods, and drink plenty of water. It's also important to take breaks throughout the day and practice self-care.
    • Have fun! A retreat is a great opportunity to relax, rejuvenate, and connect with yourself and others. Make the most of it by enjoying the activities, meeting new people, and learning new things.

    Here are some additional tips for preparing for a weekend retreat:

    • Read our website or contact us to get more information about the schedule, activities, and policies.
    • If you have any dietary restrictions or special needs, be sure to let us know in advance.
    • Bring a positive attitude and an open mind. Retreats can be a great opportunity to learn and grow, so be prepared to step outside of your comfort zone and experience new things.
    • Leave your phone and other distractions behind. The goal of a retreat is to focus on yourself and your well-being, so it's best to avoid distractions.
    • Enjoy the experience! Weekend retreats can be a great way to relax, rejuvenate, and connect with yourself and others. Make the most of it by taking some time for yourself, exploring new ideas, and making new friends.
    • Our retreats are generally intense experiences with many activities. Feel free to skip some of the activities if you need rest.

    Financial Assistance for Attendees: Are you eager to join our retreat but currently experiencing financial difficulties? We believe that everyone deserves access to spiritual growth, regardless of their financial situation. That's why we offer special discounts and partial scholarships to help make this possible. Contact us today to explore how we can assist you.


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