Additional Meeting Spaces

Ananda Village, the location of Gaia House Retreat, has additional spaces where guests of Gaia House may hold meetings or gatherings, with advance reservation. These spaces allow room for more guests than Gaia House can hold. For example, Gaia House sleeps 13 guests, additional group members can stay at the nearby Expanding Light Retreat (up to 40 more guests). Then all group members can meet at any of these locations:

Hansa Temple: Located at Ananda Village, about a 3 minute drive from Gaia House or a pleasant walk. A main temple for Ananda Village. There is an altar with photos of the Kriya Yoga Master's of the Ananda lineage. A very comfortable room for floor or chair seating. A raised dais at front of room allows for nice speaker location. Ample room for projector and screen for presentations. Front entry foyer has plenty of room for coats and shoes - no shoes in Temple. Downstairs has two bathrooms and sink. Can seat 120 comfortably.

Serenity Lounge: Located in Serenity House, our larger guest accommodation housing. Room has a sofa, coffee table, chairs, and dining table, with extra folding chairs, blankets & pillows. Sink and tea service. Holds 25 seated.

Living Wisdom Center: New sustainable construction. There is a State-of-the Art presentation hall with top-quality acoustics ideal for music presentations, and for recorded talks. Seats up to 140. Various side rooms for smaller break-out sessions. Parking for guests. A 5 minute walk from Gaia House Retreat. No smoking or alcohol allowed at Ananda Village.

Crystal Hermitage: Gardens, house and award-winning wedding chapel. Indoors & outdoors spaces. Wedding Chapel holds 30 seated; outdoor weddings/events for up to 60. Located on the North side of Ananda Village, 3 minutes drive from Gaia House.


Hansa Temple

Hansa Temple

Inside Hansa Temple

Inside Hansa Temple

The Expanding Light Retreat Temple

The Expanding Light Retreat Temple

Expanding Light Serenity Lounge

Expanding Light Serenity Lounge

Living Wisdom Center

Living Wisdom Center

Living Wisdom Center Gallery at Ananda Village

Living Wisdom Center Gallery

Crystal Hermitage Chapel

Crystal Hermitage Chapel

Reception in Crystal Hermitage Gardens

Reception in Crystal Hermitage Gardens






A modest additional charge may apply for meeting spaces.



14618 Tyler Foote Road, Nevada City, California 95959    800.346.5350    contact us


Nearby attractions:

Crystal Hermitage Gardens

Nevada City Historic District

Grass Valley

Lake Tahoe National Forest

Yuba River

For more programs visit our sister retreat The Expanding Light

Area Artists

Places to Shop

Wine Tastings and Vineyards

Visit Old Town Auburn, CA


Thank you for an absolutely fantastic weekend at Gaia House Retreat. The peace and tranquility emanating from the grounds and people were the perfect backdrop for our retreat/ training.
- from the Chaplain Program of Unity Center of Davis California"


The Ananda experience is a seamless slice of heaven. From the gracious staff, immaculate grounds and gardens, and high vibration meals. I've never been in an environment where every human smiles so warmly. My seminar participants glowed.
With Gratitude,
Jan, RN, MA, CMP — Sound and Light Healing Arts