Crystal Hermitage Guest House Living RoomCheerful, spacious kitchen at Banyan House

Phone: (530) 478-7640 ext.7061
Hours: You can reach Hridaya Atwell (Banyan House coordinator) 10am – 4pm PST,

Guest Housing for Families with Children – During the summer, and when our school, Living Wisdom, is on vacation, Banyan House is available for families with children. (During the school year, this large and welcoming house serves as our school dorm.) Conveniently located at the Village Center, Banyan is just behind Master’s Market, and only a 5-minute walk from The Expanding Light Retreat.

Yoga Family Summer Camp – During the summer we offer a week long program for families and children 5 to 12. Sunday June 26 – Sat. July 2, 2016. Learn how to nourish your family’s innate spirituality through classes and activities, conducted by Ananda Living Wisdom School teachers and community residents. The Family Camp is one of our most popular programs, so reserve early in order to hold your space. Contact program coordinator or call (530) 478-7504.

Family Vacations – Plan a family vacation, and enjoy the beauty and uplifting environment of Ananda Village and the surrounding area. We are less than 30 minutes from the scenic Yuba River for swimming, hiking and biking.

Accommodations – Banyan House features 5 guest rooms (each with 2 beds), 3 shared baths, a fully equipped kitchen, and a spacious, comfortably furnished living and dining area. Linens and bedding are provided, or bring your own and receive a discount.

Booking Your Stay – For rates and availability, please contact Bhaktimarg Goering at (530) 478-7640 ext.7061 or

Meals – Prepare your own meals in the Banyan House kitchen. You can also purchase groceries, hot lunch (Monday – Friday), cold sandwiches and deli items, treats, and Friday night pizza at Ananda Village’s Master’s Market.

ProgramsThe Expanding Light offers twice daily sessions of guided yoga and meditation, as well as classes on yoga, meditation, holistic health, spiritual growth, and yoga and meditation teacher training year ’round.

Guests with children are welcome to stay at Banyan House, and to arrange in advance for childcare (or bring your own). Adults can then attend Expanding Light classes and programs as a “Day Guest.” (Contact The Expanding Light at 530-478-7518 ext. 1 to register for classes.)

Ananda Village Map


For driving directions, click here.
(Banyan House is located right behind Master’s Market.)

Banyan House is alcohol, substance and smoke free.
Please leave pets at home.