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Ananda East is part of a worldwide movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and founded by Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Yogananda. Learn more.

Paramhansa Yogananda
Paramhansa Yogananda

About our retreat located in Rhode Island:
Our beautiful secluded facility in rural Rhode Island offers a quiet place for inner renewal with programs, retreats and classes all year. Ananda Retreat teachers are committed to sharing the principles of yoga and meditation as first introduced to America by Paramhansa Yogananda with sincere spiritual seekers. 

Larry and
Prem-Shanti Rider
Retreat ministers
and hosts

Retreat programs focus on the following areas:
Hatha Yoga (Ananda style)
Kriya Yoga
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.

Ananda offers various Kriya Preparation classes, including the Hong-Sau tecnique, Yogananda's Energization Exercises, and Aum technique.


Special Guest Programs:


Right Attitude: Keys to Success weave joy into your life
July 30-August 1
Special Guests : Wayne and Elizabeth Palmer Wayne and Elizabeth served as staff members at Ananda Rhode Island in 2001/02 and are now ministers at Anandas Sacramento, CA community.

Spiritual Renewal Week 2004: Spiritual Renewal Week is Anandas annual celebration to mark the end of the summer retreat season.
Theme: "The Way of Ananda."
With special guests: Jyotish and Devi Novak, 9/159/19 WedSun

Ananda Meditation Groups and Teaching Centers Retreat teachers regularly conduct classes and programs in various throughout the northeast.
Sadhana Devi and Jaya Helin
Spiritual Directors of
Ananda East
Swami Kriyananda
Ananda Worldwide was founded in 1968 by one of Yoganandas direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters). Kriyananda has devoted his life to carrying on Yoganandas work through books, music, and the establishment of World Brotherhood Colonies. Ananda Worldwide now includes World Brotherhood Colonies in four American cities, and in Assisi, Italy. All residents practice Yoganandas teachings of meditation and apply his principles to all facets of life in this world: business, schools, relationships, healing, and much more. Paramhansa Yogananda's teachings emphasize direct inner experience of God, which he called Self-Realization. Yoganandas teachings of yoga and meditation are non-denominational and non-sectarian, and offer practical solutions to the challenges of modern life. They describe the underlying truths common to all religions, with particular emphasis on the mystical teachings of Christ and Krishna.


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