Holistic Health

Make an ever greater connection with the Source of your energy!

At The Expanding Light Retreat all of our Holistic Health programs will help you learn the Source of your health and well-being. Open your mind to the possibility of being free from pain and anxiety... Acquire the gift of boundless energy!

Our workshops are based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda who showed how to make more and more of a connection with the Divine in your life, and through this direct connection to have more of a flow of energy in our life. The more energy you have the more you will at experience inward health and outward health as well.


RESOURCES FOR YOUR HEALTH

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Holistic Health
Self-Assessment Quiz



  • Meditate daily to strengthen your mind and your ability to maintain tranquility
  • Manage stress and increase your inner peace and calmness
  • Practice yoga postures in a safe and meaningful way
  • Create a healthy diet that works for you
  • Transform unwanted habits and fears
  • Find more balance in your daily life
  • Increase your health and wellness
  • Exercise regularly and love it!
How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality Pyramid

Essentials for Radiant Health


“Health does not mean mere existence or clinging to the body. Keeping out of the hospital for a number of years is not health. To be able to resist disease, to bear strain and stimulate mental vitality, to feel the body as a luxury, as a bird feels while shooting through the air, and as a child does always, is health.”

— Paramhansa Yogananda

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UPCOMING HOLISTIC HEALTH RETREATS

2017 August

Healthy Mind- Healthy Body

Friday, Aug 25 – Sunday, Aug 27

Healthy Mind- Healthy Body
Yogananda's Revolutionary Approach to Health

Joy and vitality are yours to call upon at will! Experience a profound healing of mind and body using simple tools to awaken receptivity to this subtle power.
Nayaswami Mukti

September

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Friday, Sep 1 – Sunday, Sep 3

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Use visualization, affirmation, color and sound, music, breathing, and hatha yoga to help you attune more deeply to these astral energies
Nayaswami Maria

Yoga Retreat for a Stronger Nervous System

Friday, Sep 8 – Sunday, Sep 10

Yoga Retreat for a Stronger Nervous System

Ananda Yoga® is well suited to repairing the nervous system. We offer a dynamic and yet relaxation-based approach that enhances awareness of the nerve and energy links between body and mind.
Maitri Jones

Yoga Therapy for Back and Joint Pain

Friday, Sep 15 – Sunday, Sep 17

Yoga Therapy for Back and Joint Pain

Yoga Therapist Nicole DeAvilla and experienced yoga teachers from the Ananda Yoga Therapist Training Program will evaluate and assist you in creating a personalized Yoga Therapy program to take home.
Nicole DeAvilla

Sharing Nature Training and Retreat

Sunday, Sep 24 – Friday, Sep 29

Sharing Nature Training and Retreat
A Nature-Based Wellness Retreat

Learn techniques to give children and adults a dynamic and inspiring experience of nature.
Sundara Traymar and Bharat Cornell

October

Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Friday, Oct 6 – Sunday, Oct 8

Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Find focus through balance and the breath to connect mother and baby, and to prepare for a healthy, mindful, more natural approach to labor and birth.
Melody Hansen

Managing Chronic Pain and Transcending It

Friday, Oct 13 – Sunday, Oct 15

Managing Chronic Pain and Transcending It

Learn techniques to help you dissolve pain at its roots, and to use pain as a transformational tool for healing.
Shanti Rubenstone, M.D. and Nayaswami Lahari

November

Restore with Ananda Yoga® Retreat

Friday, Nov 3 – Sunday, Nov 5

Restore with Ananda Yoga® Retreat

Learn secrets of relaxing through yoga to revitalize the body and mind, and to fill you with calmness. Led by Brahmachari Jitendra, a gifted yoga instructor with a warm and engaging manner.
Brahmachari Jitendra

Therapeutic Yoga Retreat

Friday, Nov 10 – Sunday, Nov 12

Therapeutic Yoga Retreat

Learn techniques of yoga to improve your health in body, mind, and spirit. Discover the healing power of posture, movement, energy flows, breath, self-talk, and focus.
Maitri Jones

2018 February

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility

Friday, Feb 9 – Sunday, Feb 11

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility

This course is filled with experiential exercises, discussion, and living examples. It also includes the Full Circle Emotional Awareness Exercises.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

Restorative Yoga to Relax and Rejuvenate

Friday, Feb 9 – Sunday, Feb 11

Restorative Yoga to Relax and Rejuvenate

Restorative yoga is currently the most popular style of yoga in the United States - with good reason. Restorative yoga is safe, nurturing, and systematic, and helps you relax and release deep tension with no effort.
Melody Hansen

March

Yoga Therapy for Back and Joint Pain

Friday, Mar 2 – Sunday, Mar 4

Yoga Therapy for Back and Joint Pain

Yoga Therapist Nicole DeAvilla and experienced yoga teachers from the Ananda Yoga Therapist Training Program will evaluate and assist you in creating a personalized Yoga Therapy program to take home.
Nicole DeAvilla

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Friday, Mar 9 – Sunday, Mar 11

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Explore and connect with the chakras in your energy body during this special yoga retreat. Experience their power for overcoming obstacles and bringing peace and fulfillment to your life.
Badri Matlock

April

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Friday, Apr 6 – Sunday, Apr 8

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Use visualization, affirmation, color and sound, music, breathing, and hatha yoga to help you attune more deeply to these astral energies
Nayaswami Maria

Practical Ayurveda for Self-Healing

  ceu credits Wednesday, Apr 11 – Sunday, Apr 15

Practical Ayurveda for Self-Healing

Understanding your Ayurvedic constitution and how to work with it can help you feel your best on every level. You can have stronger, more consistent energy and health… more calmness and mental clarity… more happiness and well-being.
Nayaswami Mangala

Free Yourself From Stress Retreat

Friday, Apr 27 – Sunday, Apr 29

Free Yourself From Stress Retreat

Practice the techniques of Paramhansa Yogananda to help you to relax physically and mentally. Learn how to develop mental strength through concentration and meditation, to help you maintain calmness throughout the day.
Nayaswami Diksha

May

Ananda Holistic Health Retreat

  ceu credits Sunday, May 6 – Friday, May 11

Ananda Holistic Health Retreat
Achieving Glowing Health and Vitality

Immerse yourself in an environment that supports you in every way - diet, exercise, meditation, changing habits, living a balanced life.
Maitri Jones and Nayaswami Mangala

Restorative Yoga to Relax and Rejuvenate

Friday, May 11 – Sunday, May 13

Restorative Yoga to Relax and Rejuvenate

Restorative yoga is currently the most popular style of yoga in the United States - with good reason. Restorative yoga is safe, nurturing, and systematic, and helps you relax and release deep tension with no effort.
Melody Hansen

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Explore and connect with the chakras in your energy body during this special yoga retreat. Experience their power for overcoming obstacles and bringing peace and fulfillment to your life.
Badri Matlock

June

Therapeutic Yoga Retreat

Friday, Jun 8 – Sunday, Jun 10

Therapeutic Yoga Retreat

Learn techniques of yoga to improve your health in body, mind, and spirit. Discover the healing power of posture, movement, energy flows, breath, self-talk, and focus.
Maitri Jones

Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Friday, Jun 15 – Sunday, Jun 17

Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Find focus through balance and the breath to connect mother and baby, and to prepare for a healthy, mindful, more natural approach to labor and birth.
Melody Hansen

July

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Friday, Jul 20 – Sunday, Jul 22

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Use visualization, affirmation, color and sound, music, breathing, and hatha yoga to help you attune more deeply to these astral energies
Nayaswami Maria

August

Healthy Mind- Healthy Body

Friday, Aug 17 – Sunday, Aug 19

Healthy Mind- Healthy Body
Yogananda's Revolutionary Approach to Health

Joy and vitality are yours to call upon at will! Experience a profound healing of mind and body using simple tools to awaken receptivity to this subtle power.
Nayaswami Mukti

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Friday, Aug 31 – Sunday, Sep 2

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Explore and connect with the chakras in your energy body during this special yoga retreat. Experience their power for overcoming obstacles and bringing peace and fulfillment to your life.
Badri Matlock

October

Yoga Therapy for Back and Joint Pain

Friday, Oct 5 – Sunday, Oct 7

Yoga Therapy for Back and Joint Pain

Yoga Therapist Nicole DeAvilla and experienced yoga teachers from the Ananda Yoga Therapist Training Program will evaluate and assist you in creating a personalized Yoga Therapy program to take home.
Nicole DeAvilla



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