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Taking a seclusion means carving a chunk of time out of your (probably) very busy life to be completely alone and in silence and then dedicating that time and to deepening your spiritual life. If you want to get away from that busy life, this retreat is just perfect for you!
Your comfort is important to us, and Ananda Yoga Retreat offers a range of accommodations, depending on your preference for basic or more upscale hospitality.
Deliberately taking a time of seclusion and silence is not particularly well-known or popular concept for most people in our culture today. This retreat is aim for all of us to have a time of seclusion and silence.
You can enjoy the following activities each day:
Heres a wonderful way you can combine personal quiet time and spiritual inspiration. Come almost any day of the year and stay as long as you like. You are free to follow your own schedule as well as to dip into a wealth of offerings. Our gracious Ananda Yoga Retreat is open year-round for group or personal getaways. Enjoy the blessings of a quiet seclusion, or come with family and friends and explore the many facets of our pastoral environment, where nature extends a warm invitation to relax and refresh your spirit.
Delicious vegetarian meals are served daily in our covered, open-air dining area, or you can also bring your own food and stay in one of our private flat-with-kitchen facilities.
During your stay there is much to see and do. The option is always yours to join our many activities, including group meditations, yoga classes, discourses, satsangs, videos and kirtans or just be on your own in peaceful solitude. Private spiritual counseling is available as well with any of our acharyas. And if you enjoy the scenic outdoors, our surrounding hills offer lovely hiking, too, with splendid valley views the higher you go.
The Ananda Yoga Retreat is located outside Pune city off the main road going towards Lavasa. At Kharawade Village. Youll see a small but prominent building on your left with Masters picture and a sign about Ananda Krya Yogashram (the building houses Dr. Adityas clinic and the fruits of Ananda store). Keep going and approximately 2 km ahead, look for a concrete bus stop on your right. On its wall, youll see another Ananda sign pointing across the road to the turnoff for our land (on your left).
The turnoff is a dirt road 2 km long, somewhat challenging because of quite a few rocks and ruts. During monsoon season, it can also get quite muddy and full of puddles. There are now 2 more turnoffs to reach our land. The 1st will be after you cross the bridges and wind around a bit. This turnoff is not marked. Its on your right just past a small house close to the road. If youre at the correct place (and there arent too many houses on that road fitting this description), youll see a pair of small stone walls on each side of that road. Turn there and continue until you see a small structure on your left with an altar showing Masters picture. Turn left and you are now on a short driveway facing Seva house, where registration and meals are held. Park on the side of the driveway or at the top.