Personal Growth Retreats - Spiritual Growth, Holistic Health, Karma Yoga

Personal Growth means living inspired!

We welcome people of all paths on their journey of Self-discovery.


More than 100 inspiring retreat programs a year designed to help people to:

  • Learn with dynamic, joyful, experienced teachers
  • Sample a simple, non-religious meditation technique
  • Connect with the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi
  • Acquire contemporary, 'right-living' tools to feel more at peace, self-integrated, and in control of our bodies, minds, and emotions.
  • Experience our exquisite setting in Ananda Village, the world-respected ashram community
  • Realize the inherent wisdom and joy of our own soul
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The Expanding Light Retreat, A much-loved spiritual retreat sharing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Open to all.
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BE VICTORIOUS ON YOUR SPIRITUAL PATH!

Our weekend and weeklong retreat programs are designed to help each guest:

  • Access powerful soul qualities
  • Overcome the great obstacles to spiritual growth: worry, fear, nervousness, and anger
  • Attune to the Divine within you through concentration and meditation
  • Learn useful, scientifically proven meditation and relaxation techniques to help transform your thinking and improve your experience of life

Spiritual Growth Retreats

Holistic Health Retreats

Karma Yoga Service Program

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WHAT YOU WILL FIND HERE

Ananda Village and the Expanding Light Retreat were founded 40 years ago by Swami Kriyananda, a close direct disciple of the great master Paramhansa Yogananda. Throughout those decades residents and visitors have dedicated their time here to finding the Divine within themselves. This continuous effort has drawn the tangible energetic blessing experienced only in true holy places.

All of the programs offered at the Expanding Light Retreat are expressions of the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, who showed how to include the Divine in every aspect of our lives. Forty years of calling God, shared by thousands of people using ancient techniques passed down by the great Masters, have been answered. Divine Presence expressed through our line of gurus is clearly perceptible at the Expanding Light. You can enjoy a retreat and be lifted by this lovely grace.


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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

Guest

My time at The Expanding Light opened me to have a relationship with meditation. This in turn has led me on a life journey of finding my personal serenity, and lovingly pursuing my spirit's passion! There is no greater gift than inviting someone to see who they truly, already are. More...

— Briana., Topanga,CA

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Personal Growth Retreats - Spiritual Growth, Holistic Health, Karma Yoga