Need to get away from it all?
Whether you are looking for a weekend retreat, to connect with your spouse, or seek to balance your own energies, these retreat centers in Oregon have something to offer you.
Ananda Center at Laurelwood: Gaston
Ananda yoga is a movement of spiritual yoga based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, a yogi that believed that everyone can realize God in their daily lives. The teachings seek to embrace the deep truths of all of the great religions and to help guests find a sense of harmony and peace in their everyday life. The Ananda Center at Laurelwood hosts a number of retreats and programs that are designed to assist guests in finding their true center. From first-timer meditation retreats to Soul Awakening retreats there is something for everyone at this center. To learn more about the philosophy, classes, and internship possibilities go to their website at anandalaurelwood.org.
The Heart Gate: Hood River
This beautiful 10,000 square foot residential study center is located in the Columbia River Town of Hood River. At this retreat, guests have the opportunity to work one-on-one with instructors and to spend time meditating and working on their own as well. There are mentored group opportunities, personal retreats, and sessions to assist in rising above our set limitations that offer guidance to help guests connect with their soul’s higher purpose. If you are seeking a spot to rediscover your higher creativity and consciousness, this is the retreat center for you. Additional information can be obtained online at inei-re.org.
Birch Creek Arts & Ecology Center: Jacksonville
The mission statement of The Birch Creek Arts & Ecology Center is to “seek to connect people to Place, Nature, and Spirt and to each other through discovery in the Fine and Healing Arts and the study of Ecology and Natural History.” The Center achieves this through a series of community events, personal and group retreats, and workshops that are available to the public. The tranquility of the setting combined with the environmental surroundings creates a serene experience that leaves guests feeling more balanced and better connected to themselves when they leave. Additional information can be found at deepwild.org.