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

Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?
Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2

Spiritual Money Making
Friday, August 7 – Sunday, August 9

Learn How to Meditate
Friday, August 7 – Sunday, August 9

Spiritual Renewal Week
Sunday, August 9 – Sunday, August 16

Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya
Tuesday, August 11 – Saturday, August 15

Kriya Yoga Initiation
Tuesday, August 11 – Saturday, August 15

Relax and Heal 15% off
Tuesday, August 18 – Thursday, August 20

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Recent Blog Posts

A Restorative Yoga Pose for the Summer

My Healing Experience with Ananda Yoga Therapy

Returning to Yoga after a Back Injury


Lessons in Humility and Courage

No Need for Wax

How to Overcome Nervousness

Superconscious Living

An Ayurvedic Retreat

What Are You Thinking?

Divine Remembrance

Remodel Your Life!

What guest are saying

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The Expanding Light’s Superconscious Summer is dedicated to offering programs that will guide you to a place of inward stillness. Rediscover your true source of inspiration, and awaken your utmost aspirations—the innate divine qualities of your soul. More...

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IAYT Accredited

The Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease is looking for Ananda yoga teachers & stress management specialists. 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