Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Led by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Spiritual Renewal Week

7 days

Get special reduced rates when you sign up for the full 7 days

  • Aug 7 – 14, 2016

If you are looking for spiritual answers in your life, join us for this magical week of renewal, an Ananda tradition for over 40 years.

One of the most life-changing aspects of Spiritual Renewal Week is the divine presence that is tangibly felt. With each passing year of of spiritual seekers dedicating this week to God, the presence seems to deepen.

The Expanding Light always has an atmosphere of divine joy that enhances spiritual development, but during Spiritual Renewal Week it is amplified.

During the week, there will be special classes for those preparing for Kriya initiation. For information on these classes, please contact


"How to Awaken Your True Potential"

Class schedule for 2016 Spiritual Renewal Week will appear early in 2016. The organization will be similar to the listings for 2015 below, but the subjects will be different.

Guests will have the opportunity for daily meditation in Swami Kriyananda's Moksha Mandir and in his apartment. These holy spots are blessed by a uniquely powerful and expansive spiritual vibration. People go on pilgrimage to places around the world to experience what you can enjoy during your Spiritual Renewal Week.

2015 Schedule: 

Monday: "How Yogananda’s Mission Changed the West" with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Tuesday: "Meditation and The Science of Yoga" with Puru, Gyandev, and Diksha

Wednesday: “Body, Mind, and Spirit: Healing the Whole Person " with Dr. Peter, Pranaba, and Dr. Shanti Rubenstone

Thursday: “Developing a Personal Relationship with God" with Maria McSweeney, Vijay, Melody Hansen, Narayan, and Dharmadevi

Friday: “Kriya Yoga and the Evolution of Consciousness "  with Nayaswamis Asha, Bharat, Hriman, and Parvati

Saturday: "Communities: Lifestyle for the New Age" with Atman, Daiva, Zach Abbey, Padma, and Anandi

Sunday Service: with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi


Monday: Meditation classes 

Tuesday: Education for Life: Based on Yogananda's principles, with Nitai, Kamran, and EFL teachers from around the world 

Wednesday: Afternoon at the Meditation Retreat

Thursday: Small group brainstorming sessions on "How to Make Yogananda's Teachings and Techniques More Alive in my Life"

Friday: Free, with time available at Crystal Hermitage

Saturday: The Pilgrim's Vow of Intention

Afternoons will also include many special classes and meditations for Kriyabans and those preparing for Kriya initiation


Monday: Kirtan 

Tuesday: Q and A with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Wednesday: A concert of music by Swami Kriyananda

Thursday: "Meeting the Master" a play by the Palo Alto Ananda Sangha

Friday: Kriya Initiations for those eligible, or an evening in an Ananda home

Saturday: An Evening in India, a magnificent Indian banquet followed by storytelling and dance

At the end of last year's Spiritual Renewal Week, guests made these comments:

“Incredible. I received quite a lot of clarity on issues that have been on my mind for some time.”

“The feeling of openness and the welcoming nature of the Ananda environment and people made my experience so beautiful! ALL the classes and talks were helpful and inspiring.I felt great love and support from all of the staff and community members.”

“It proved to be more than I ever expected. The atmosphere, people, and power of the Divine were life transforming. Will definitely be back.”

“Fantastic. Deeply inspiring. Life-changing.”

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Costs (SRW)

  • Aug 7 – 14, 2016
Tent /
$658 $868 $1323 $1183 $1778

Prices are all-inclusive and cover accommodations, meals, classes or activities, and course materials.

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Spiritual Renewal Week starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date. Please see:

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This price covers 7 days of classes, activities, meals, and accommodations.

Daily rate for attending part of the week. Minimum 4-night stay for rooms (not for tenting) If you would like to stay for fewer than 4 nights, please call Guest Services and we'll put you on a list to be notified if that becomes available. Only shared rooms and tent spaces available. Book by calling 1-800-346-5350

Tent /
$106 $136 $171

Anyone not staying at the Expanding Light retreat can purchase passes for events in advance. Passes allow us to know the number of visitors we will be hosting. It really helps us gauge meal counts, seating and usage of the facilities and staff. Advance purchase will make for easy check-in for all. You can call the front desk in advance to purchase your passes 800-346-5350.

Prices for Day-guests

Full Day Pass
(meals not included)
Half Day Pass
(meals not included)
Week-long Pass
(lunch included)
$45 $25 $325

Prices for Gaia House
shared only

Entire week:

Mountain, River, Trees,
Star or Bird Rooms:
Flower Room: $1330

Daily rate for attending part of the week (minimum 4-night stay for rooms):

Mountain, River, Trees,
Star or Bird Rooms:
Flower Room: $211

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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