Ananda Ashram’s Short Term Residential Program


We invite those who are interested in taking a personal retreat, in deepening their spiritual practice, and/or who are working remotely, to apply to join our 1-3 months Short Term Residential Program. We are able to accommodate a limited number of guest residents. This is an ongoing program which, when a person is approved, can be joined any day of the month. Please be aware that as the seasons and circumstances change, updates may become necessary and will be communicated.

Note that conscious social distancing and wearing of face coverings in shared communal areas is required at all times while at the Ashram.


Participants enjoy the use of our facilities plus:

  • Daily morning and evening Fire Ceremony and Meditation Programs with Sanskrit chanting and selected readings. (Morning programs can also be viewed online via Facebook at "Ananda Ashram Live.")
  • Virtual Yoga classes offered daily via Zoom, which can be practiced in your room or at the Yoga studio (see schedule at
  • Open Sanskrit language classes, including study of the alphabet, mantras and more, offered several days a week after the morning program.
  • Special classes and events scheduled from time to time.
One main meal (lunch) is served 1:30 - 2:30 PM. Dinner can be put away during lunch. Continental breakfast is self-serve, and snacks are available 24/7.

Monthly rates for private rooms are $1,500, with an additional $500 for a second person.

Find out about our screening procedures and potential quarantine requirements. Personal references will be required, and appropriate forms will need to be signed.

If you are interested in the program, please call the office at 845-782-5575 or email