• PRIVATE ENSUITE - King – $1,453.00
  • PRIVATE ENSUITE - Twin – $1,392.00
  • PRIVATE STANDARD - Queen – $1,130.00
  • PRIVATE STANDARD - Twin – $1,068.00
  • PRIVATE CABIN - Twin – $1,026.00
  • SHARED ENSUITE - Twin – $952.00
  • SHARED STANDARD - Twin – $788.00
  • SHARED CABIN - Twin – $766.00
  • CAMPING – $628.00
  • RV – $628.00
  • (All prices include $500.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: This programs starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date listed. Check-in is anytime between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at our Front Desk. Your room will be available by 3:00 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30. The first gathering of your group is after dinner.

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New Year Renewal: Relax, Recharge, Refocus

With Nayaswami Krishna Das and Janaka Keller

December 28, 2024 - January 1, 2025

Welcome the New Year in a Joyful and Renewing Retreat

Escape the ordinary New Year’s celebrations and join us for a transformative retreat designed to help you take stock of the past year and prepare inwardly for the year ahead. Connect with other spiritual seekers in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Go forward into the New Year rejuvenated, with purpose and solid tools to support your resolutions in all areas of your life.

Your New Year’s Retreat includes:
  • Guided introspection to get the most out of the hidden (and not-so-hidden) lessons of this past year
  • Guided goal-setting for next year, in which you’ll experience a unique approach to setting goals and making New Year’s resolutions that will work for you
  • Creating your own Vision Board to help you focus on positive goals and your intentions for the upcoming year with Meerabai
  • Ananda’s uplifting New Year’s Ceremony, which includes a fire ceremony, purification practices, prayers for world peace, meditation, and a very special tradition: chanting a powerful ancient mantra 108 times to bring in the new year
  • Serene walks through the beautiful, peaceful hills of Ananda Village
  • Kirtan and special gatherings with long-time Ananda members
  • Plenty of meditation and yoga posture sessions to help you start the New Year healthy, joyful, and inspired.
Fire-ceremonyPurification Ceremony

The ancient Vedic fire ceremony will include chanting the Mahamrityunjaya mantra 108 times.  After each repetition, rice, which is symbolic of our past karma, will be offered into the sacred flame to be burned up and purified. This holy ritual provides all guests with the opportunity to offer up to the Divine all attachments to last year and set their intention for the New Year to come. The evening will also include: chanting, extended affirmations, meditation, and ringing of the gong to bring in the New Year. This evening is experiential with powerful spiritual practices to herald in the New Year.

Give Yourself a Powerful Boost for Peace of Mind

Join us for a New Year’s Retreat that goes beyond the ordinary, offering you a powerful boost for peace of mind and a rejuvenated spirit. Embrace the coming year with purpose and positive intentions.

Comments from New Year’s Guests:

This retreat allowed me to truly express what I felt was built up after years of struggle….Now that I have been introduced to Yogananda, The Expanding Light, and Ananda Village, I’m certain I can return to the energy when I make the effort. Thank you for helping me access the joyful spirit within me.”
—K. B., Midland, MI

An outstanding way to start the New Year! To clear away the old clutter of life, to begin anew with clearly defined and magnetized goals.
—C.R. San Jose, CA

I came with the desire to be different in 2017. I leave with 3 really easy, self-generated goals to meet and fulfill this inner calling. The program in deceptively simple yet incredibly powerful. Thank you.
—S.K. Palo Alto, CA

I have read countless books and attended many seminars on goal setting and achieving those goals. This program was by far the best for me—I think largely because of the spiritual integration. I hope to return next year.
—J.B. Sacramento, CA


Nayaswami Krishna Das
Nayaswami Krishna Das books and manages the many guest groups that The Expanding Light hosts, leads pilgrimage trips to holy places in India and the U.S., teaches weekend retreats, and gives spiritual counseling to guests. He came to Ananda in 1978 and immediately found his home and purpose in life at Ananda. An exceptionally knowledgeable and gifted meditation and yoga philosophy teacher, Nayaswami Krishna Das shares his passion for these teachings with dynamic enthusiasm. He has a vibrant zest for life that comes out in a warm, personable nature and serviceful disposition. He’ll go out of his way to make…
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Janaka Keller
Janaka has been practicing Yogic Meditation for nearly a decade and has dedicated his life to the study of Yogic Philosophy and introspection. After seeing the dramatic positive transformation in his consciousness, Janaka determined that he would share what he had learned with as many people as possible! At the age of 24 he took his practice to a new level by moving across the country to join an  Ananda Village. The experience of living in community with other like minded individuals has been the perfect environment aid to Janaka’s growth and understanding.
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