January 2013 Newsletter

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Our natural reaction seems to be to avoid problems - and think of them as negative. Spiritually-oriented people may have a better time realizing that it is just those problems that allow us to smooth our rough edges. God sends us what we need.

It's not always easy to live in a rock tumbler. But accepting the ride and embracing the challenges does make it far less bumpy. Remembering that it is just God polishing his jewels puts a whole different perspective on it. Don't fight it, support the process. Let's get rid of our rough edges once and for all.

May your new year be filled with joy - as your being tumbled further reveals the jewel that you are.


Blessings and wishes that this next year is the best you have ever had. Don't forget who you really are.


Be your best self in 2013.

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Ananda Vacation in Hawaii

There are a few beds now available for the Hawaii Vacation. A couple of friends had to cancel, so we have extended the early discount rate - there is room for you!!
Book Now!

Reinvent Yourself: A Creative Approach

Jan 18 - 20, 2013    20% off


Take this opportunity to learn how to become “the best yet” version of yourself. Discover how to bring out your inner creative potential and open the door to deeper fulfillment.

To reinvent yourself, your whole life doesn't need to change. Sometimes a small change in self-perception can transform your entire life. Discover solutions to blocks in your life.

  • Let go of self-definitions that hold you back
  • Harness your mental and creative energy
  • Create your own personal “self expression” program


The Wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda, Volume 6

How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality - book cover

“Resurrect your soul from the dreams of frailties. Resurrect your soul in eternal wisdom. What is the method? Relaxation! Self-control. Right diet. Right fortitude.

Undaunted attitude of the mind. Refuse to be defeated. Don't acknowledge defeat. To acknowledge defeat is greater defeat. You have unlimited power - you must cultivate that power, that is all.”

NEW! Class based on this book:
How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality

Avital Miller, teacher at The Expanding Light Retreat

Jan 25 - 27, 2013    20% off

Generate more energy and joy?

This weekend will be packed with easy-to-follow healing techniques for the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels - with Avital Miller.

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Feb 1 - 3, 2013   20% off

 Savitri, teacher at the Expanding Light Retreat

Be guided through experiences of the chakras on progressively deeper levels. Experience how to:

  • Locate and how to un-block your chakras
  • Increase the flow of life-force in your astral body
  • Use visualization, affirmation, color and sound, music, breathing, and hatha yoga to help you attune more deeply to these astral energies
  • Use your core energies for healing of body and mind

NEW! Couples' Yoga Retreat:
Postures, Meditation, Lifestyle

Feb 15 - 17, 2013    Priced Low

Leaders of Couple Yoga Retreat, at The Expanding Light Retreat

Enjoy an uplifting Valentine's getaway with your partner - with yoga postures, meditation instruction, and how to bring more peace into all aspects of your life.

As you each experience greater peace and harmony within your own being, you'll feel a deeper and more loving connection with your partner.

Back by popular demand!

Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life:
Self-Transformation through Superconsciousness

Feb 15 -17, 2013

Dr. Peter Van Houton, teacher at The Expanding Light Retreat

Peter Van Houten, M.D., leads this fascinating, encouraging, and deeply beneficial weekend, sharing exciting new information on the brain that helps us make use of our brain's nearly infinite capacity for change and adaptation.

Inspiration from Kriyananda

Hope for a Better World! ~ The Small Communities Solution - book cover

Hope for a Better World!
The Small Communities Solution

“Viewed as an expression of cosmic love, the universe comes magically alive with hope. The wise of every age have discerned a plan everywhere, of which, they say, love is the ultimate secret.”

from Crystal Clarity Publishers

NEW! A Yoga Immersion Workshop

Relax, Align, Recharge with Melody

Feb 3 - 8, 2013

Melody Hansen yoga teacher at The Expanding Light Retreat

We don't think you can find a better getaway for physical, mental and spiritual rejuvenation. Get ready for an energetic year ahead!
Your week of yoga and other inspiring activities will include a number of special focus classes. For more details click here

Stride confidently into this New Year with ever-new joy!


Personal Retreat
January & February

  20% off

The Karma Yoga Program gives you a unique opportunity to live in a spiritual environment and ashram setting.
and for a limited number of people:
Karma Yoga in the kitchen

See Calendar for
complete listings.

Special Events      

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Inner Renewal

Mar 3–10, 2013

Holistic Health      

NEW ~ How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality
Jan 25 – 27, 2013     20% off

Take Care of Yourself
Feb 8 – 10, 2013

Certification Trainings  

Meditation Teacher Training
Mar 29 – Apr 7, 2013

Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training
Apr 7 – May 5, 2013


Learn How to Meditate
Jan 25 – 27     20% off

Kriya Yoga Preparation
Mar 3 – 5

Kriya Yoga Initiation
Mar 7 – 9

Spiritual Growth    

First-Timers' Weekend
Jan 11 – 13, 2013  Priced Low!

Developing Intuition Retreat
Jan 11 – 13, 2013     20% off

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization
Feb 1 – 3, 2013     20% off


Restorative Yoga for Women
Jan 4 – 6  

The Deeper Practice of Yoga
Jan 17 – 21, 2013  40% off

Yoga for Stronger Bones
Feb 1 – 3, 2103     20% off


Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga
Retreat In Kerala, India

Feb 7 – 14 or 19, 2013

Ananda Vacation in Hawaii
Mar 10 – 17, 2013

See Calendar for
complete listings.

Online Cooking Show with Diksha

Try a Free Sample Cooking Lesson

From Vegetarian Cooking
for Health and Vitality

Winter Meal #6:

A hearty start to the New Year!
~ Wehani Rice
~ Baked Tofu with Maple Sesame Marinade
~ Sauteed Root Vegetables

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