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

How to Be Happy All the Time
Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25

The Dancer as a Channel
Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training
Sunday, October 25 – Sunday, November 22   ceu credits

Ananda Yoga Assistantship
Sunday, October 25 – Saturday, November 7

Bridge to Ananda Yoga
Sunday, October 25 – Monday, November 2   ceu credits

Yogananda Answers
Tuesday, October 27 – Thursday, October 29

Relax and Heal
Thursday, October 29 – Sunday, November 1

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Recent Blog Posts

Yoga and Epilepsy

A Restorative Yoga Pose for the Summer

My Healing Experience with Ananda Yoga Therapy


How to Find Calmness

Teaching Meditation to People with Addictions by Lila Dodge

Lessons in Humility and Courage

Superconscious Living

How to Have Spiritual Relationships

Pray for It!

Never Give Up

An Ayurvedic Retreat

What guest are saying

I’ve gained many important qualities during my stay at The Expanding Light.
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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