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

Ananda Meditation Teacher Training
Thursday, September 3 – Sunday, September 13   ceu credits

Yoga Getaway for Labor Day 15% off
Friday, September 4 – Monday, September 7

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization 15% off
Friday, September 4 – Sunday, September 6

Yoga Therapy Training: Ayurveda
Tuesday, September 8 – Saturday, September 12   ceu credits

Learn How to Meditate 15% off
Friday, September 11 – Sunday, September 13

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges I
Sunday, September 13 – Sunday, September 20   ceu credits

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
Tuesday, September 15 – Sunday, September 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

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

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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...


Nyaswami Jyotish Novak - Guided meditation for Energy and Success

Guided Meditation with Jyotish


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