Our popular annual Retreat to the Heart of Silence has a new look for 2019. Instead of one retreat for everyone, we have TWO retreats: one on February 15 - 17, 2019 that will emphasize Ananda yoga; and the other on March 15 - 17, 2019, that will emphasize meditation.

While each retreat includes BOTH yoga AND meditation, the emphasis and amount of time in each will differ. Each retreat will make allowance for beginners and intermediate levels (whether yoga or in meditation).

We are able to offer two retreats because we will go to a facility that we haven’t been to before. It’s called Islandwood (visit www.Islandwood.org) and it is located on Bainbridge Island. Islandwood is nestled amidst lush firs, hemlock and cedar on 255 acres with walking trails that wind through a variety of habitats. It has four, large northwest style lodges, and our group will occupy one entire lodge for each retreat.

Each room has a private bath, and offers several bed combinations (from one to four people!), and has a large window opening out to a natural setting. Attached to the lodge is a spacious, light-filled assembly room for meditation, yoga and satsang-gatherings.
Meals will be served in a large and lovely dining room on tables reserved for our group and served family style. Meals are “Chef’s Choice” and are prepared with local, organic, and sustainably sourced vegetarian ingredients that reflect the current season of the Pacific Northwest. Special diet restrictions can be accommodated if stated in advance. Coffee and tea are served.

Each weekend retreat begins at 4 p.m. on Friday and goes until noon on Sunday. Each weekend retreat will be conducted in silence which begins after Friday orientation and continues until after breakfast on Sunday.

Prices: Per person. Includes meals (2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch)-coffee and tea included; V & GF options available. Early bird pricing dates: Nonrefundable deposit of $200 required for early bird special by October 7, 2018. Regular pricing October 8 & after. Final deadline & balance due January 13, 2019.


Price Per Person

Early Bird Price
Regular Price

Quad (4/Room)


Double (2/Room)


Private Room


Call Ananda office at 425-806-3700 to register.

Due to increasing bank fees, we would be grateful if you can pay by check or cash. Should you need to use a credit card, please contact Heidi at the Sangha office Tues - Thurs to make arrangements...and add a 3% fee.