The 2020 Ananda New England Spring Retreat has been Canceled due to Coronavirus Considerations

Programs for All! Come join with spiritual friends for this uplifting retreat.

The Finding Joy in Challenging Times Retreat has been Canceled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Those who have previously registered will receive a full refund.

with Nayaswamis Pranaba and Parvati
Friday, April 24th-Sunday, April 26th, 2020
Mercy by the Sea Retreat Center
Madison, CT

Changes in environment, financial, career, and family situation can easily bring stress and challenge to our personal spiritual consciousness. Having the right tools is important for any task.  Nayaswamis Pranaba and Parvati will provide these valuable tools and insights that can help you avoid the ups and downs of life.

These tools and principles from the yogic tradition can help you manage your emotional state through difficult times. Learn how to align yourself with beneficial influences and identify and release harmful behavioral patterns while embracing new, healthy habits.   

The retreat will conclude with Sunday Service followed by lunch.

Nayaswamis Pranaba and Parvati are two of Ananda’s most widely traveled and experienced ministers. They helped to create and direct Ananda centers in Palo Alto, Portland, Seattle, Dallas, and Assisi, Italy. Together they have been sharing Yogananda’s teachings for almost 60 years. Pranaba has been Director of the Yoga Teacher Training program and Manager of The Expanding Light as well as Ananda’s Retreat in Assisi, Italy. Pranaba has directed the membership training program at Ananda Village and has coordinated Ananda’s Meditation Centers and Groups. He now manages Ananda Sangha Worldwide, Ananda’s outreach ministry. An excellent teacher, he is known for his unfailing kindness and gentle approach.

Parvati currently administers the Janaka Foundation at Ananda. She combines deep inwardness with a childlike delight in the spiritual teachings. Both Parvati and Pranaba exemplify Yogananda’s definition of a yogi: A yogi is even-minded and cheerful at all times..

Early Registration Costs (before 4/9/20)
Includes lodging, vegetarian meals, and all programs:

–Full retreat:
$335 shared occupancy
$440 single occupancy

There are two steps to registering:

Step 1 – fill out the online registration form, including dietary restrictions. Special dietary requests submitted after 4/10/20 are subject to availability and will incur a surcharge.

Click here to access the form.

Step 2 – payment in full or $100 deposit, either by check or credit card. The balance remaining after paying the deposit is due on 4/8/20.

To pay by check, make check payable to “Ananda” and mail to Melissa Barnes, 17 Highland Ave, Keene, NH 03431.

–Partial retreat & day guest options:
Call Melissa at 603-852-5034 for details.

–Cancellations after 4/10/20 cannot be refunded due to the terms of our contract with Mercy by the Sea.


Mercy by the Sea Retreat Center
167 Neck Road
Madison, CT 06443


–Friday registration/arrival between 2:30-4pm
–Friday spiritual practices start 4:30pm
–Sunday we end after lunch, about 1pm