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2014 April

Personal Retreat

Tuesday, April 1 – Wednesday, April 30

Personal Retreat

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

Sunday, April 13 – Sunday, May 11   ceu credits

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

Practical Ayurveda for Self-Healing

Wednesday, April 23 – Sunday, April 27   ceu credits

Practical Ayurveda for Self-Healing

Achieving Inner Peace and Tranquility, Part 2

Friday, April 25 – Sunday, April 27

Achieving Inner Peace and Tranquility, Part 2

Springtime at Ananda

Saturday, April 26 – Sunday, April 27

Springtime at Ananda

How to Rise Above Your Karma

Tuesday, April 29 – Thursday, May 1

How to Rise Above Your Karma

May

Natural Building with Spirit Apprenticeship

Thursday, May 1 – Friday, October 31

Natural Building with Spirit Apprenticeship

Personal Retreat

Thursday, May 1 – Saturday, May 31

Personal Retreat

An 11th Step Retreat

Friday, May 2 – Sunday, May 4

An 11th Step Retreat

How to Attract Your Ideal Life Partner

Friday, May 2 – Sunday, May 4

How to Attract Your Ideal Life Partner

Deepen Your Meditation: Learn to Meditate Level 2

Friday, May 9 – Sunday, May 11

Deepen Your Meditation: Learn to Meditate Level 2

Learn How to Meditate

Tuesday, May 13 – Thursday, May 15

Learn How to Meditate

Groundbreaking for Swami Kriyananda's Moksha Mandir

Friday, May 16 – Sunday, May 18

Groundbreaking for Swami Kriyananda's Moksha Mandir

Secrets of Happiness: Tools for Transformation

Tuesday, May 20 – Thursday, May 22

Secrets of Happiness: Tools for Transformation

Foundations of Community

Thursday, May 22 – Sunday, May 25

Foundations of Community

Yoga Getaway for Memorial Day

Friday, May 23 – Monday, May 26

Yoga Getaway for Memorial Day

First-Timers' Weekend

Friday, May 23 – Sunday, May 25

First-Timers' Weekend

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Friday, May 23 – Sunday, May 25

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Kriya Yoga Preparation

Thursday, May 29 – Sunday, June 1

Kriya Yoga Preparation

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Friday, May 30 – Sunday, June 1

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Harmonium Chanting Workshop

Friday, May 30 – Sunday, June 1

Harmonium Chanting Workshop

Sri Yukteswar and The Holy Science

Friday, May 30 – Sunday, June 1

Sri Yukteswar and The Holy Science

June

Personal Retreat

Sunday, June 1 – Monday, June 30

Personal Retreat

Foundations of Community Extended Version

Sunday, June 1 – Sunday, June 15

Foundations of Community Extended Version

Natural Building with Spirit

Sunday, June 1 – Saturday, June 7

Natural Building with Spirit

Finding True Happiness: A Women's Retreat

Thursday, June 5 – Sunday, June 8

Finding True Happiness: A Women's Retreat

Summer Yoga Getaway

Friday, June 6 – Sunday, June 8

Summer Yoga Getaway

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

Saturday, June 7 – Friday, June 13

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

First-Timers' Week

Sunday, June 8 – Friday, June 13

First-Timers' Week

Yoga Therapy Training: Principles

Friday, June 13 – Friday, June 20   ceu credits

Yoga Therapy Training: Principles

Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?

Friday, June 13 – Sunday, June 15

Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?

Advanced Pranayama

Sunday, June 15 – Sunday, June 22

Advanced Pranayama

Yoga Therapy Training: Musculoskeletal 1

Friday, June 20 – Sunday, June 29   ceu credits

Yoga Therapy Training: Musculoskeletal 1

Second-Timers' Weekend

Friday, June 20 – Sunday, June 22

Second-Timers' Weekend

The Essence of the Yoga Sutras

Sunday, June 22 – Saturday, June 28

The Essence of the Yoga Sutras

Meditation Teacher Training

Thursday, June 26 – Sunday, July 6   ceu credits

Meditation Teacher Training

Yoga Therapy for Back and Joint Pain

Friday, June 27 – Sunday, June 29

Yoga Therapy for Back and Joint Pain

Education for Life Training

Sunday, June 29 – Friday, July 4

Education for Life Training

July

Personal Retreat

Tuesday, July 1 – Thursday, July 31

Personal Retreat

Early Days of Ananda: Living History

Friday, July 4 – Sunday, July 6

Early Days of Ananda: Living History

Sunday, July 6 – Friday, July 11   ceu credits

Yoga Therapy Training: Psychology and Mental Health

Healing with Divine Energy

Thursday, July 10 – Sunday, July 13   ceu credits

Healing with Divine Energy

First-Timers' Weekend

Friday, July 11 – Sunday, July 13

First-Timers' Weekend

Learn How to Meditate

Friday, July 11 – Sunday, July 13

Learn How to Meditate

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

Sunday, July 13 – Sunday, August 10   ceu credits

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

Sunday, July 13 – Monday, July 21   ceu credits

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

How to Love and Be Loved

Sunday, July 13 – Friday, July 18

How to Love and Be Loved

Nature Awareness for Greater God Awareness

Friday, July 18 – Sunday, July 20   ceu credits

Nature Awareness for Greater God Awareness

Raising Kundalini: A Weekend with Nayaswami Asha

Friday, July 18 – Sunday, July 20

Raising Kundalini: A Weekend with Nayaswami Asha

Magnetism: The Power to Attract What You Need

Friday, July 25 – Sunday, July 27

Magnetism: The Power to Attract What You Need

Swami Kriyananda's Musical Legacy: A Gift from Heaven

Friday, July 25 – Sunday, July 27

Swami Kriyananda's Musical Legacy: A Gift from Heaven

Healthy and Effective Communication

Thursday, July 31 – Sunday, August 3   ceu credits

Healthy and Effective Communication

August

Personal Retreat

Friday, August 1 – Sunday, August 31

Personal Retreat

Yoga of Food & Diet for Health & Wellness

Friday, August 1 – Sunday, August 3

Yoga of Food & Diet for Health & Wellness

Mandalas for Creativity and Healing

Friday, August 8 – Sunday, August 10

Mandalas for Creativity and Healing

Deepen Your Yoga Practice

Friday, August 8 – Sunday, August 10

Deepen Your Yoga Practice

Natural Building with Spirit

Sunday, August 10 – Saturday, August 16

Natural Building with Spirit

Yoga Therapy Training: Ayurveda

Tuesday, August 12 – Saturday, August 16   ceu credits

Yoga Therapy Training: Ayurveda

Foundations of Community

Friday, August 15 – Sunday, August 17

Foundations of Community

Spiritual Renewal Week

Sunday, August 17 – Sunday, August 24

Spiritual Renewal Week

Kriya Yoga Preparation

Tuesday, August 19 – Sunday, August 24

Kriya Yoga Preparation

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Tuesday, August 19 – Sunday, August 24

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Thursday, August 28 – Sunday, August 31   ceu credits

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Getaway for Labor Day

Friday, August 29 – Monday, September 1

Yoga Getaway for Labor Day

Learn How to Meditate

Friday, August 29 – Sunday, August 31

Learn How to Meditate

Meditation Solutions

Sunday, August 31 – Sunday, September 7   ceu credits

Meditation Solutions
Meditation Teacher Training Level 2

September

Personal Retreat

Monday, September 1 – Tuesday, September 30

Personal Retreat

Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?

Friday, September 5 – Sunday, September 7

Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?

Spiritual Counseling Training

Tuesday, September 9 – Sunday, September 14   ceu credits

Spiritual Counseling Training

Ananda Holistic Health Retreat

Sunday, September 14 – Friday, September 19   ceu credits

Ananda Holistic Health Retreat

Ananda Holistic Health Teacher Training

Sunday, September 14 – Friday, September 19

Ananda Holistic Health Teacher Training

Ananda's Virtual Community Retreat Weekend

Friday, September 19 – Sunday, September 21

Ananda's Virtual Community Retreat Weekend

Learn How to Meditate

Friday, September 19 – Sunday, September 21

Learn How to Meditate

Natural Building with Spirit

Sunday, September 21 – Saturday, September 27

Natural Building with Spirit

Foundations of Community

Thursday, September 25 – Sunday, September 28

Foundations of Community

The Meaning of Dreaming

Friday, September 26 – Sunday, September 28

The Meaning of Dreaming

A Pilgrimage to India

Sunday, September 28 – Sunday, October 19

A Pilgrimage to India

October

Personal Retreat

Wednesday, October 1 – Friday, October 31

Personal Retreat

You Can Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life

Friday, October 3 – Sunday, October 5   ceu credits

You Can Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life

First-Timers' Week

Sunday, October 5 – Friday, October 10

First-Timers' Week

Yoga Therapy Training: Ayurveda

Sunday, October 5 – Thursday, October 9   ceu credits

Yoga Therapy Training: Ayurveda

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges I

Thursday, October 9 – Thursday, October 16   ceu credits

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges I

Kriya Yoga Preparation

Thursday, October 9 – Sunday, October 12

Kriya Yoga Preparation

Men's Retreat

Friday, October 10 – Monday, October 13

Men's Retreat

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Friday, October 10 – Sunday, October 12

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Meditation Teacher Training

Thursday, October 16 – Sunday, October 26   ceu credits

Meditation Teacher Training

Learn How to Meditate

Friday, October 17 – Sunday, October 19

Learn How to Meditate

How to Have Courage, Calmness & Confidence

Thursday, October 23 – Sunday, October 26

How to Have Courage, Calmness & Confidence

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

Sunday, October 26 – Sunday, November 23   ceu credits

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

Sunday, October 26 – Monday, November 3   ceu credits

Bridge to Ananda Yoga

November

Personal Retreat

Saturday, November 1 – Sunday, November 30

Personal Retreat

Living with a Grateful Heart: A Thanksgiving Retreat

Wednesday, November 26 – Sunday, November 30

Living with a Grateful Heart: A Thanksgiving Retreat

Learn How to Meditate

Wednesday, November 26 – Friday, November 28

Learn How to Meditate
Thanksgiving

Intermediate and Advanced Yoga Retreat

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Intermediate and Advanced Yoga Retreat

Ananda Yoga Vacation in Costa Rica

Saturday, November 29 – Saturday, December 6

Ananda Yoga Vacation in Costa Rica

December

Personal Retreat

Monday, December 1 – Wednesday, December 31

Personal Retreat

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Kriya Yoga Initiation

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility

Yoga Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength

Sunday, December 7 – Wednesday, December 10   ceu credits

Yoga Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Wednesday, December 10 – Saturday, December 13   ceu credits

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Men's Meditation Retreat

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Men's Meditation Retreat

2015 January

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

Sunday, January 4 – Sunday, February 1   ceu credits

Ananda Yoga Teacher Training

February

Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat in Kerala, India

Friday, February 6 – Wednesday, February 18   ceu credits

Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat in Kerala, India

October

Israel Pilgrimage

Monday, October 5 – Sunday, October 18

Israel Pilgrimage

Personal Retreat
Combine personal quiet time and spiritual inspiration. Come almost any day of the year except the nights of Aug 17-23

Karma Yoga
An opportunity to study, serve and grow. Have the life-changing experience of living in an ashram for 2 weeks to 3 months. Apply


Ananda Institute of Cooperative Living
Live and learn how this spiritual intentional community has succeeded for 45 years. More...


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Massage and other healing treatments are available to support your meditation retreat experience

Come a Day Early
Relax, Take a Walk,
Get a Massage


Gardens, flowers, forest are within and around the Expanding Light Spiritual Retreat for Meditation, Yoga, and Health

Stay an Extra Day,  Relax,
Absorb Your Experience


Exquisite vegetarian cuisine is carefully planned to support your meditation and overall health. Our menu is based on the teachings of yoga on diet

Three delicious and satisfying
vegetarian buffet meals are included
with the cost of your stay

 

The Expanding Light Retreat  •  14618 Tyler Foote Rd, Nevada City, California 95959  •  800-346-5350 or 530-478-7518     © 2014