Meditation Retreats & Meditation Teacher Training

A way to commune with the Divine within yourself

Ananda Meditation® is a practice for deep relaxation & stress reduction, and can become a guiding light on a spiritual Path, a lifestyle, and for connecting with the Divine through various breathing and mantra practices. The introductory practice– the Hong Sau technique– is for anyone seeking to feel more inward peace and express more outward compassion & joy. The Expanding Light Retreat joyfully shares the initial meditation practice of Kriya Yoga with all our guests.

Kriya Yoga is the comprehensive spiritual path that was brought to the West by Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi.

How to sit comfortably in meditation with Ananda
30 minute Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation with Nayaswami Gyandev
Guided meditation for inner peace with Nayaswami Diksha


Paramhansa Yogananda, 1893 – 1952, was the first yoga master of India to take up permanent residence in the West (in 1920). He emphasized direct inner experience of God, which he called “Self-realization.” His teachings are nonsectarian and offer a practical approach to spiritual awakening. His Autobiography of a Yogi, first published in 1946, helped launch a spiritual revolution in the West. Translated into more than a dozen languages, it remains a best-selling spiritual classic to this day. Yogananda continued to lecture and write up to his passing in 1952.

Ananda Meditation®

Ananda Meditation®
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Kriya Yoga Meditation

Resources & Support


Our certificate Meditation Teacher Training is for individuals who serve to support others professionally or as a volunteer - life coaches, psychotherapists, ministers and counselors, social workers, Light workers, nurses and doctors, and many other fields. Meditation is mainstream and in great demand, due to the many benefits that research has proved in recent years, as well as to widespread spiritual seeking.


What is the insightful advice an Ananda Meditation Teacher has presented you?

The most insightful advice an Ananda Meditation Teacher has presented

The most insightful advice an Ananda Meditation Teacher has presented is this: Just leave everything behind except for this very moment. You are here now.   More...


Meditation Retreats & Meditation Training in Northern California