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

A Christmas of Inner Awakening
Monday, December 22 – Friday, December 26

Holiday Yoga Getaway
Friday, December 26 – Sunday, December 28

New Year Renewal: Relax, Recharge, Refocus
Monday, December 29 – Friday, January 2

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Reduced from regular 2015 rates
Sunday, January 4 – Sunday, February 1   ceu credits

Divine Mother Retreat for Women
Friday, January 9 – Sunday, January 11

Tools for Success 20% off
Friday, January 9 – Sunday, January 11

First-Timers' Weekend
Friday, January 16 – Sunday, January 18

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Recent Blog Posts
Yoga

Prenatal Yoga: A Visualization for Expectant Mothers

Positive Attitude for Birth

The “Right” Way to End Deep Relaxation

Meditation

Meditation: Mind Medicine

Reflections and Lessons from Teaching Meditation

Reaching the Mountaintop in Meditation

Superconscious Living

Babaji’s Cave

The Power of Giving

A Superconscious Dream about Swami Kriyananda

The Slenderest Ray of Light

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