The atmosphere is simple, welcoming and inspiring! We want you to feel at home and hope that your stay will be comfortable and relaxing. Welcome to Ananda!

Il Rifugio

Il Rifugio is the main center of activity, where the reception office, dining room and kitchen are located. You will also find here the “Inner Life” boutique, which offers books, DVDs and CDs of spiritual music, along with many interesting items for supporting your yoga and meditation practice. On the first floor there are six guest rooms.

In Jyoti Kutir, one of the bungalows along the road towards the Temple of Light, there is a small library, a computer area and video room. In this room, and in the gazebo, free wireless connection is available.

The “Ananda piazza” is an ideal meeting place for relaxation and sharing. Pamper yourself with a treat from Rasamay's cafe!

Our "open air market" is available every Friday morning and Sunday, offering organic fruits and vegetables, jams, honey, barley, rice, oats. . .we can't give you a complete list here, but be sure that you'll find a wide selection of choices, and that you cant take home a "small piece of Ananda” to share with those you love.


Lodging is available at Il Rifugio, the main center of activities, or in simple country houses: “Il Ritiro”, Brindaban and Villa Gioia (recently renovated), two minutes away by car or 15 minutes by foot. All rooms are heated in the winter.

Single, double and triple rooms are available, with or without adjoining bath, as well as rooms with 4-5 beds. Sheets, blankets and towels are provided.

We have just inaugurated a new home for the Service is Joy program: Seva Loka, a short walk from Il Rifugio.

Please inform us of any physical difficulties you may have, so that we can offer you the most suitable accommodation for your needs. We are unable to accommodate pets. Alcohol and drugs are prohibited. Smoking is prohibited in all parts of Ananda.


Climate and clothing

Ananda is 16 km from Assisi and is located in the heart of Umbria, about 800 meters above sea level. We suggest that you always bring (even in summer) a warm sweater, rain gear, comfortable shoes, and clothing that is suitable for practicing yoga and appropriate for a spiritual environment. You will need: a flashlight, an alarm clock and a pair of slippers.

Meditation cushions, yoga mats, Aum boards and blankets needed for the spiritual practices are available in the Temple of Light. You may want to bring a towel or cloth to cover the yoga mat during your yoga practice.

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  • The spiritual hatha yoga based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda
  • "The secret of meditation is… relinquishing outward attachments and affirming divine freedom within." – The Secrets of Meditation, by Swami Kriyananda
  • Kriya Yoga is an advanced technique for spiritual evolution that comes down from higher ages of spiritual enlightenment.