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

Early Days of Ananda: Living History
Friday, July 3 – Sunday, July 5

Change Your Magnetism—Change Your Life
Friday, July 3 – Sunday, July 5

First-Timers' Weekend
Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12

Painting Magic Into Your Life
Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training
Sunday, July 12 – Sunday, August 9   ceu credits

Ananda Yoga Assistantship
Sunday, July 12 – Saturday, July 25

Bridge to Ananda Yoga
Sunday, July 12 – Monday, July 20   ceu credits

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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

Stay Youthful with Yogic Principles

How to Handle Spiritual Tests

What Is Spiritual Surrender?

Come As You Are

What guest are saying

I’ve gained many important qualities during my stay at The Expanding Light.
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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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Ananda Yoga Therapy Training is Accredited.   More...

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