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Vikasa Retreat @ Yosemite Californina s


Experiential and Transformative Retreat

Yosemite National Park Area, California

April 24-26, 2020

This experiential and transformative retreat, based on Indian and global worldviews, is designed to expand one's perspective on diverse aspects of life including personal, professional and societal. Packed with insightful discussions, dynamic activities and transforming meditative sessions, this retreat promises to bring the rigor that one has been thirsting for.
Happening in a serene place, close to Yosemite National Park, California, this retreat is an opportunity to connect to nature, oneself and the larger purpose of life.
Anaadi Foundation has been offering "Vikasa Leadership Retreat" annually since 2015 in Rishikesh, India and more than 300 people have been benefitted through this program.
Spirited individuals from vibrant age group of 18-50 years are eligible to participate in the retreat.


Interest form


When: April 24-26, 2020
Where: Yosemite, California, USA
Travel: Departure from Bay area at 7.30 pm, April 23
Transportation available to and from Bay Area to venue. Details will be provided to registered participants
Batch Size: 15

Focus Areas

~ Meditation for Stress-free living
~ Tools for co-evolving a vision for life
~ Gaining inner clarity through principles from Indian epic of Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita
~ Take-home Yogic practices and daily routine
~ Indic principles of health and happiness through Yoga and Ayurveda

As Swami Vivekananda said, "Talk to yourself at least once in a day. Otherwise, you may miss a meeting with an excellent person in this world.". At iVikasa, you will have multiple opportunities to connect and converse with the excellent person that you are.

The Program


- Discussion on Mahabharata
- Philosophical Frameworks
- Tools for harmony at life and work
- Insights on health and happiness


- Yogic practices
- Meditation
- Self-Reflection
- Vibrant Daily Routine


- Group Activities
- Peer Interaction
- Discussions
- Hike at Yosemite Popular Trails

The retreat will commence on April 24, 2020 at 7.00 am and conclude at 4.00 pm on April 26, 2020.
Transportation from Bay area to the venue is available in the personal vehicles of the organizers and will leave source point at 7.30 pm on April 23. Indicate your need in the registration form.

Retreat is designed to be a blend of:
~ Inspirational Talks
~ Hikes in popular Yosemite National Park Trails
~ Yoga and Meditation
~ Analysis of real world social issues and co-creating solutions
~ Self-Reflection and Q & A
~ Personal Journal Writing

Who can participate:
Spirited individuals from vibrant age group of 18-50 years are eligible to participate in the program.
~ University students
~ Young couples looking at setting a vision for their family
~ Working professional looking at tools for personal and professional success
~ Entrepreneurs on the path of self-discovery and growth
~ Doers who can envision and are very action oriented
~ Seekers thirsting for refining life-experience
~ Individuals looking for a relaxing and meaningful break from daily routine

Fully furnished shared accommodation will be arranged close to Yosemite National Park.
Simple and nutritious vegetarian food will be provided. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on April 24 and 25 and breakfast and lunch on April 26 will be served during the retreat.
A list of things to carry will be provided to registered participants.

Registration Process
Step 1: Submit Interest form given below
Step 2: Receive details over email
Step 3: Fee payment and confirmation

We are keeping the program as affordable as possible. Fill the form and we shall get back with fee details. Registration closes on March 10.

Speakers and Facilitators

Adinarayanan and Smrithi Adinarayanan are founders of Anaadi Foundation, a socio-spiritual organization dedicated to inspiring young people to lead a self-reliant, sustainable and fulfilling life. he programs offered by Anaadi Foundation are aimed at inspiring young people to lead a self-reliant, sustainable and fulfilled life. Anaadi Foundation offers educational programs and conducts active research based on Indian Sciences including Indian Astronomy, Ayurveda, Cognitive-Neurosciences from a Yogic Perspective, and Indic ecology. The programs at Anaadi are woven with scientific, historic and psycho-social insights from the Ithihasa and Purana making the content relatable and relevant to a modern audience. A yogic couple dedicated to well-being of all, Adinarayanan and Smrithi travel all over India and the world offering a variety programs for transformation and unfoldment of individuals. Adinarayanan has spent more than 150 days in mouna tapasya and the offerings at Anaadi are based on the insights derived from these silent retreats.

Vidhyashankar and Priyadarshini are an inspired and versatile couple. Vidhyashankar works with Apple and Priya is with Oracle, California. Blessed with two wonderful daughters, both of them manage career and life very harmoniously. Passionate about Indian culture and tradition, they inspire their children to learn traditional arts and expose them to wonderful stories from India. If we are fortunate, we would get an opportunity to hear them both sing and ofcourse savor tasty food that they have generously agreed to cook for the program. They would be facilitating group activities and the hikes during the program.

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