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Make Your Spirituality Practical - Spiritual Retreat

January 28–30, 2011

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA


Make Your Spirituality

Make Your Spirituality Practical

Ananda Spiritual Retreat with
Ananda Yoga and Meditation

led by
Gyandev & Diksha McCord


Get Clear, Get Strong, Get Real

“Being spiritual” is not vague, mysterious, or complicated. It’s a straightforward, down-to-earth way to live and move forward into ever-greater happiness. Come learn effective keys to doing it:

  • Work constructively with your strengths and weaknesses
  • Meditation as a problem-solving tool
  • Stay calm and centered in the midst of life’s challenges
  • Simple, creative ways to support your inner life
  • Develop a practical relationship with Spirit

You’ll gain valuable tools and insights through a variety of classes and experiential activities, including:

  • Guided self-analysis exercises
  • Special meditation practices for solving problems
  • Personal “strategic planning” to vitalize your spiritual life
  • Ananda Yoga as a powerful aid to practical spirituality

It’s all from the renowned Raja Yoga tradition of Paramhansa Yogananda, and his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, the founder of Ananda.

With the strong group magnetism and support that always grace Ananda retreats, your spiritual life will be off to a great—and highly practical—start for 2011.

Your Weekend Experience

You’ll enjoy the quiet serenity of Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, a hilltop oasis of peace (see photos on registration page). Your weekend retreat features a full schedule of activities, from Ananda Yoga and meditation on Friday at 5:00 PM through Sunday morning’s closing class.

All meals will come from Diksha’s ever-popular vegetarian cookbooks—always a special treat!

All levels of yoga experience are welcome.


Gyandev and Diksha McCord

Gyandev and Diksha teach for Ananda throughout North America, as well as
in Europe and India.

Weekend Schedule

Cost & Registration




This workshop was amazing. It took my spirituality to a new level.

— G.P., Chicago, IL


I was profoundly changed by your workshop.  I feel blessed to have been in the presence of such genuine souls.  The change in me cannot be described;  it will forever be marked as “the beginning.”

— T.F., McCall, ID



For answers, please contact Gyandev and Diksha.

Personal Coaching

On Sunday Gyandev and Diksha will offer individual life coaching, spiritual counseling, or yoga/meditation therapy. You can reserve your Private Session when registering (also available by phone).

Special Bonus

Attendees receive a coupon for a 20% program discount at The Expanding Light, Ananda’s beautiful retreat center in Northern California’s scenic Sierra Nevada foothills.

Continuing Education

We provide documentation for up to14 contact hours of continuing education for Yoga Alliance RYT’s and E-RYT’s.

Weekend Schedule

Cost & Registration