Silent Moment at Lotus Lake

November is Personal Retreat PLUS

Available in November
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Learn how to plunge into introspection about every experience – about good books, problems, philosophy, and inner happiness. Contented, self-chosen seclusion is the price of real happiness. Retire within the cell of your deep thoughts, and enjoy peace from the Fountain of Silence. -Paramhansa Yogananda

An ideal way to unplug from busy-ness and recharge your inner life!

For Health and Leisure

  • 700 acres of beautiful rolling meadows and forestland in the Sierra Nevada foothills, for long walks
  • Meeting spiritual seekers of all backgrounds from around the world.
  • Delicious vegetarian meals from our own Expanding Light cookbooks and recipes. Our meals include fresh organic produce from Ananda Farms, as well as other organically grown ingredients, homemade breads, gluten- and dairy-free options.
  • Personal services at The Expanding Light (offered for $75 per hour), including: spiritual counseling; private yoga sessions; private yoga therapy sessions.
  • Massage (at the Center for Radiant Health – at additional charge)
  • A visit to the magnificent Yuba River (a 20-minute drive away)

To Renew and Re-inspire Your Spiritual Life

  • Two daily guided sessions of yoga postures, Energization Exercises, and meditation
  • A practical technique of meditation that Yogananda called "one of India's greatest gifts to the world."
  • Extra classes and experiences each week in November include: "How to Develop Your Intuition," "The 8 Stages of Self-realization," Affirmation walk, personalized coaching for greater wellness and happiness, "Principles of Ayurveda," "What is Kriya Yoga," practice of Yogananda's technique for sending healing to people at a distance
  • Visits or tours to Crystal Hermitage and Gardens and Museum. Here, you can also meditate in the home and Moksha Mandir of Ananda’s founder, Swami Kriyananda, who passed away in 2013.
  • Personal services at The Expanding Light (offered for $75 per hour), including: spiritual counseling; private yoga sessions; private yoga therapy sessions.
  • An evening of devotional chanting

Follow your own schedule entirely, or partake of any of the offerings above. Create your own Personal Retreat so that it best suits your needs. Come any day and stay as long as you'd like.

Visit for 3 days or more, and receive the option of a complimentary hour of Spiritual Counseling.

We look forward to serving you.







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Personal Retreat (PR)

Personal Retreat is available almost every day, except the nights of:
Jul 5-7, Aug 2-5, Aug 13-19, Sep 20-22, Sep 28-29, Oct 11-13, Dec 13-15, Dec 22-25
Jan 7-16, Jan 24-26, Feb 28-Mar 2, May 2-4, May 9-11, Aug 22-24, Oct 24-26
Jan 23-25

Personal Retreat guests: we need you to make your reservation by 4 pm the day before your arrival so that we may properly serve you.

Normal Daily Rates

$90 $129 $193 $174 $260

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

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“I could not have envisioned a more perfect personal retreat...”

– Pamela Hazard, Santa Barbara, CA
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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

Nature Walk

Enjoy long walks on our beautiful 700 acres of forest and meadowland

Ananda is a worldwide movement to help you realize the joy of your own higher Self. It is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and was founded by his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda in 1968.
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