The Expanding Light - Retreat center in Northern 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. Experience how to transform your life.

Upcoming Programs

Developing Deeper Love for God
Friday, April 18 – Sunday, April 20

Learn How to Meditate
Friday, April 18 – Sunday, April 20

Practical Ayurveda for Self-Healing
Wednesday, April 23 – Sunday, April 27   ceu credits

Achieving Inner Peace and Tranquility, Part 2
Friday, April 25 – Sunday, April 27

How to Rise Above Your Karma
Tuesday, April 29 – Thursday, May 1

An 11th Step Retreat
Friday, May 2 – Sunday, May 4

How to Attract Your Ideal Life Partner
Friday, May 2 – Sunday, May 4

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Recent Blog Posts

Keeping on Track with Knees

The Great Knee Quiz


Developing a Habit of Meditation

Creating an International Family

Superconscious Living

Dazzle the World

What is a Maghi? (The Gift Behind the Gift)

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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Video Tour

Finding Happiness
The Movie and the Retreat

Bring a group

Host your own retreat or come to one of ours. 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     © 2014