A Yoga and Meditation Retreat Center in California

One of the world’s most respected retreat centers for meditation and yoga,
The Expanding Light is an ideal setting for personal healing and rejuvenation.
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Upcoming Programs

Yoga Getaway for Memorial Day
Friday, May 22 – Monday, May 25

Kriya Yoga Initiation
Friday, May 22 – Sunday, May 24

A Women's Retreat—Sharing from the Heart
Thursday, May 28 – Sunday, May 31

Bring Meditation Into Daily Life
Friday, May 29 – Sunday, May 31

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita
Saturday, May 30 – Friday, June 5

First-Timers' Week
Sunday, May 31 – Friday, June 5

Learn How to Meditate
Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7

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Recent Blog Posts

Returning to Yoga after a Back Injury

Motherhood and Meditation

Prenatal Yoga: A Visualization for Expectant Mothers


How to Overcome Nervousness

The Journey Home

After I Graduated

Superconscious Living

To Believe or To Become

Who did it?

Yogic Techniques at the Dentist

The Cure for Regret

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Our Roots

Yogananda and Kriyananda

Based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, and founded in 1968 by his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, The Expanding Light is a retreat center in Northern California welcoming seekers from all backgrounds.

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The Expanding Light Retreat • 14618 Tyler Foote Rd, Nevada City, California 95959 • 800-346-5350 or 530-478-7518  © 2015