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

How to Rise Above Your Karma 10% off
Friday, January 30 – Sunday, February 1

Inner Renewal Week
Sunday, February 1 – Sunday, February 8

Kriya Yoga Preparation
Wednesday, February 4 – Saturday, February 7

Kriya Yoga Initiation
Thursday, February 5 – Saturday, February 7

Developing Intuition: How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance
Friday, February 13 – Sunday, February 15

Spiritualize Your Marriage 10% off
Friday, February 13 – Sunday, February 15

Learn How to Meditate
Friday, February 20 – Sunday, February 22

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Recent Blog Posts

Motherhood and Meditation

Prenatal Yoga: A Visualization for Expectant Mothers

Positive Attitude for Birth


The Tremendous Power of Meditation

Motherhood and Meditation

Meditation: Mind Medicine

Superconscious Living

How to Pray

Babaji’s Cave

The Power of Giving

A Superconscious Dream about Swami Kriyananda

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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  © 2015