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“Christ was resurrected not only on Easter morning, but He reanimates Himself in the dawn of each soul’s awakening. Resurrect your soul in the ever-reigning Light of immortality. Let this be your Easter awakening.” -Paramhansa Yogananda

Join guest ministers Jitendra Guidon and Nayaswami Sagar from Ananda Village for an uplifting and joy-filled Easter Celebration as we enjoy the beauty and quiet of the Springhill Retreat Center located in Richardson, Texas.

This three day, two night retreat offers numerous avenues to deepen your connection with Jesus Christ and Paramhansa Yogananda, as we explore the deeper meaning of Easter. Not to mention time for meditation and nature in this wonderful, immersive, natural setting.

You will have the opportunity to experience:

  • Classes with Jitendra and Sagar, based on Yogananda’s Bible commentaries
  • Yoga sadhanas and meditations
  • Ceremonies, including the Purification Ceremony and Easter Sunday Service Kirtan
  • Time for silence and introspection
  • Group activities, sharing and satsang
  • Healthy vegetarian meals with special dietary needs taken into consideration.
  • Establishing new friendships and deepening existing ones

Registration is now open for our full Easter retreat experience, all-inclusive 3 days/2 nights, Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.

ALL OVERNIGHT ROOM REGISTRATIONS WITH PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEB 27.  ALL DAY PASS AND BANQUET REGISTRATIONS WITH PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 22. Contact Maitri at [email protected] if you would like to attend but are experiencing financial hardship and need assistance.

REGISTRATION PRICING

ROOM TYPEPRICE
Private Room (all inclusive)$495 (2 NIGHTS)
Shared Room (all inclusive)$275 (2 NIGHTS)
Day Pass includes all sadhanas, classes, breakfast, brunch, dinners, and Easter banquet for ALL days of the entire retreat plus optional Saturday night overnight stay in lodge (bring your own bedding linens and towels)$235
Sunday Banquet Ticket$30 (Adults)
$20 (Children 16yo and under)


Easter Retreat 2024 Schedule (click here for printable version)
Fri, Mar 29
5:00pmArrivals & Registration
5:30pmEnergization, Meditation
6:30-7:15pmDinner (if you need dinner reserved due to arrival time, please request)
7:00-9:00pmWelcome, Orientation, Program
Sat, Mar 30
6:30amWake Up
6:45amEnergization
7:00-9 :00amMorning Sadhana with Yoga
9:30-11:00amClass
11:15am-12:15pm Brunch
12:30pm-2:30pmClass
2:30-4:00pmFree Time in Silence
4:00–6:00pmSadhana with Energization and Yoga
6:00pmDinner
7:00-8:30pmEaster Kirtan
Sun, Mar 31
6:00amWake Up
6:30-8:30amEaster Sunrise Meditation (6:55am) with Purification
9:00-9:30amBreakfast
10am-11:30amSunday Service fire ceremony+ Online
12:00-2:00pmBanquet/Egg Hunt/etc
2:00pmGood Byes and then Clean Up!



Jitendra Guidon, Director of Online with Ananda’s Online Outreach ministry, is a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda living at Ananda Village in Northern California. While serving with Ananda, he enjoys spreading the ancient teachings of Yoga to all truth seekers around the world and look forward to connecting with new friends from different backgrounds and affiliations. After reading Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda, Jitendra began his journey with the teachings and meditation in 2006. He continues to feel the inner transformation that comes with the power of the techniques. He is a certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher with Yoga Alliance (RYT 200). Jitendra is originally from Rhode Island, where he helped lead the Ananda Yoga and Meditation Center and aided in spreading the path of Self-realization in Boston and New York City. He has taught meditation in diverse settings including yoga studios, colleges, high schools, rehabilitation centers and more.

Born into a family of Kriya Yogis, Nayaswami Sagar read the Autobiography of a Yogi at the young age of seven and has ever since been an avid student of Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings.

Sagar currently resides at Ananda Village, California and serves in Ananda’s Online Ministry. He is one of the principal instructors for the Ananda Course in Meditation and has helped create several online offerings on diverse topics such as The Yoga Teachings of Jesus, Karma and Reincarnation, The Anatomy of the Astral Body, Losing the Fear of Death Through the Science of Yoga, and more. Originally from Mumbai, Sagar also served Ananda in India for nearly seven years in numerous capacities, and holds advanced degrees in Engineering.