The Expanding Light - Retreat center in Northern 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. Experience how to transform your life.

Upcoming Programs

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training
Sunday, October 26 – Sunday, November 23   ceu credits

Bridge to Ananda Yoga
Sunday, October 26 – Monday, November 3   ceu credits

How to Be Happy All the Time
Friday, October 31 – Sunday, November 2

First-Timers' Weekend
Friday, November 7 – Sunday, November 9

How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality
Friday, November 7 – Sunday, November 9

Healing with Divine Energy
Thursday, November 13 – Sunday, November 16   ceu credits

Intro to Ananda Yoga 20% off
Friday, November 14 – Sunday, November 16

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Recent Blog Posts
Yoga

Positive Attitude for Birth

The “Right” Way to End Deep Relaxation

Taking God Out of “God”: A Crash Course in Semantics

Meditation

Reaching the Mountaintop in Meditation

Teaching Hong-Sau Technique Correctly

Wandering Mind

Superconscious Living

The Slenderest Ray of Light

No Introductions Necessary

Heal Yourself with Ayurveda

The Secret of Happiness, An Ode to Right Attitude

What guest are saying
Mark

I’ve gained many important qualities during my stay at The Expanding Light.
If I had to choose one, it would be
Devotion.

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The Ananda Yoga Therapy Training program has been Accredited by the IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists)!  We are among the first ever programs to receive accreditation.  This was a very rigorous process that required our meeting a high level of professional standards for educating Yoga Therapists. Read more...

 

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  © 2014