Led by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Spiritual Renewal Week
Sharing the Heart of Yogananda

7 days

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

  • Aug 9 – 16, 2015

If you are looking for spiritual answers in your own 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 kriyayoga2@ananda.org.

Detailed plans for the week will be posted soon.

At the end of our recent 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.”

2014 Schedule:
"Finding Happiness: The Art of Living"

Monday: "How to Be Happy All the Time "  with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Tuesday: "Meditation: Finding the Source of Inner Happiness" with Dharmadas, Hriman, Maria McSweeney, and Shanti Rubenstone

Wednesday: “Happiness through Right Attitude " with Gyandev, Melody Hansen, Kamran, Atman, and Padma

Thursday: “Discipleship: The Path of Inner Joy" with Anandi, Narayan, Ananta, and Asha

Friday: “Kriya: Awakening True Happiness "  with Devarshi, Parvati, and Dr. Peter

Saturday: "My Journey to Finding Happiness" with Pranaba, Nirmala, Diksha, and Daiva

Sunday Service: with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi


Monday: Meditation classes and time at Crystal Hermitage

Tuesday: Inspirational Nature Activities: "The Sky and Earth Touched Me"

Wednesday: Afternoon at the Meditation Retreat

Thursday: Small group brainstorming sessions on "How to Take Happiness Home"

Friday: Free, with time available in Swami Kriyananda's apartment

Saturday: The Pilgrim's Vow of Intention


Monday: Kirtan 

Tuesday: Q and A with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Wednesday: A concert of music by Swami Kriyananda

Thursday: "The Singer and the Nightingale," a play by Swami Kriyananda

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

Saturday: An Evening in India, banquet followed by storytelling

Prices are all-inclusive and cover accommodations, meals, classes or activities, and course materials. You can add extra personal retreat days before and/or after your program. Check availability and costs for the days and accommodations that you require.

Spiritual Renewal Week starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.

See Transportation and Directions whether you are coming by plane, car, bus or train. Our Frequent Questions page answers many of the questions you might have about How to Go on Retreat.

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Costs (SRW)

  • Aug 9 – 16, 2015
Tent /
$658 $868 $1323 $1183 $1778

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

Check Availability and Costs

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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Pick up & drop off at Sacramento Airport. Click links for details.

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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

per night for 7 nights:

Bird Room: $155
Mountain, River, Trees or
Star Rooms:
Flower Room: $170

per night, 5 or 6 nights:

Bird Room: $181
Mountain, River, Trees or
Star Rooms:
Flower Room: $191

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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

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