Locations/Retreats: Encinitas Retreat and Meditation GardensEncinitas Retreat
215 K Street
Encinitas, California 92024-5040

At the Encinitas Retreat and Ashram Center, Paramahansa Yogananda lived for many years and began the first SRF retreat program. It is beautifully situated high above the Pacific Ocean, about 25 miles north of downtown San Diego.

Reservations may be made from one to six days, depending on availability. Check-in time is between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday (arrivals at other times can usually be accommodated with prior arrangement).

Weekends (Friday to Sunday) are usually reserved as a unit, although retreatants may check in prior to the weekend and stay into the following week.

Visitors who wish to remain in the Encinitas area for periods longer than retreat accommodations allow are welcome to attend the meditations and classes at the Retreat while staying at another location. A list of motels within walking distance is available on request.

The Encinitas Retreat is closed for the weeks of Convocation (held each summer in Los Angeles) and Christmas. Reservations for the weeks before and after Convocation are usually limited to just a few days and are reserved for those coming from long distances.

For reservations, please contact the Encinitas Retreat:

Telephone: (760) 753-1811
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Saturday
FAX: (760) 753-8416 (available 24 hours a day)
Email: encretreat@yogananda-srf.org