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  • Shared Dormitory: Bottom Bunk – $775.00
  • Private Dormitory – $775.00
  • LGH: Full Bed – $775.00
  • LGH: 2 Twin beds – $775.00
  • LGH: Queen Bed – $775.00
  • (All prices include $775.00 base amount)

Program cost is $775 per person.
Complimentary accommodations are booked on a “first come first served” basis.

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3–5 pm
2 pm
*Photo ID (Drivers License or Passport) is required at Check-in for all Guests

Registration: Please register at least 48-hours before Arrival

Financial Aid: Financial Aid is available.
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Equity Discount and Financial Aid are limited and granted on a first come first served basis. If there aren't any Discount/financial aid spots available, we will let you know of the availability in similar programs.

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Yoga and Vedanta in Daily Life: Manifesting Divinity

with Swami Vidyananda

May 17 - 19, 2024

Yoga and Vedanta promise a life of Self-knowledge, Love, Wisdom and Liberation. These ancient teachings offer a philosophical framework and practical techniques to help us lead a Yogic life in connection to the divine. We are honored to welcome Swami Vidyananda, visiting from Ananda Kutir Ashrama in Cape Town, South Africa to lead this special retreat.

During this retreat, we will explore different ways to incorporate the teachings of Yoga and Vedanta for spiritual development and personal growth. Find new ways to navigate contradictions between desiring to live a yogic lifestyle with practical applications of manifesting it into your reality.

Swami Vidyananda’s 26 years of living at Ananda Kutir Ashram offer participants a unique opportunity to learn from his profound insights and practical guidance. Walk away from this retreat with the inner confidence to journey towards transformation and liberation.

During this retreat:

  • Learn how to bridge the gap between yogic philosophy and daily life.
  • Discover easy-to-implement tools to assimilate the teachings of Yoga and Vedanta
  • Practice vicara (direct observation) to help observe ourselves directly without judgement
  • Adapt your meditation skills for self-analysis and introspection
  • Implement practical strategies to integrate meditation and vicara into your daily life

Join us on this transformative journey as we explore the depths of Yoga and Vedanta, and embark on a path towards greater self-awareness, inner peace, and fulfillment.


Everyone was welcoming and happy to see every one of us. They were genuinely happy to have us visit. The Swamis were so open and spoke to anyone who approached them. It was just so incredible to have everyone open their doors and arms to us. Most of all, as an Indian I am very wary of such places but I did not feel like it was a caricature or appropriation of my culture, nothing where I rolled my eyes or SMH. It was honest, heartfelt and respectful representation of an organization that exists to serve and spread the love of Gurudev as their primary focus. I was so humbled and honored to be there. I will definitely return many many times.—Tamiz Haiderali

The staff were efficient, knowledgeable, and kind. I felt welcomed at every turn. The hatha Yoga classes were the best I have ever participated in. It felt like coming home to the most welcoming family on the planet. —Tim Keim


Swami Vidyananda
Swami Vidyananda, a revered spiritual teacher from South Africa has lived at Ananda Kutir Ashrama since 1999. With a deep-rooted understanding of Yoga and Vedanta, Swami Vidyananda has devoted his life to guiding others on the path of self-discovery and spiritual evolution. Ananda Kutir Ashrama was established by Mother Yogeshwari and Swami Parvathiananda, disciples of Swami Venkatesananda. Swami Venkatesananda was a foremost disciple of Swami Sivananda and close friend of Swami Satchidananda. Swami Vidyananda teaches Raja Yoga, Jnana Yoga and Integral Hatha Yoga. Swami Vidyananda has spoken at Sivanandashram, Rishikesh and at Ananda Kutir Ashrama.
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