Personal Retreat - PLUS
During Springtime at Ananda

Not scheduled at this time.

Our Personal Retreat Program offers you an opportunity to come to The Expanding Light without a formal schedule. You can follow your own timetable entirely, or partake in any of the many offerings to help you deepen your personal, spiritual journey.

Springtime at Ananda is the perfect time to unplug from busy-ness and recharge your inner life. Personal Retreat PLUS offers you more than our usual, marvelous Personal Retreat experience.


Personal Retreat PLUS Gives You More Programs, More Services, More Renewal!

  • Learn a simple, relaxing meditation technique
  • Regular Ananda Yoga™ sessions every day, with chanting and meditation
  • Daily classes on raja yoga, karma yoga, spiritual attitudes, affirmations, and more, (depending on what days you are here, for different classes)
  • Experiential and group activities associated with the different class subjects
  • Tour of Ananda Village - enjoy our shrines, farms, gardens and more
  • Free entrance ticket to Springtime at Ananda, at the Crystal Hermitage to see 17,000 tulips and myriad flowering plants and trees
  • If staying 3 nights or more, a season pass to Springtime at Ananda
  • 10% discount at the Shrine of the Masters boutiques
  • Your choice of a free Crystal Hermitage book:
      • The Spirit of Gardening –by Nancy Mair, Crystal Hermitage Master Gardener
      • Space, Light, and Harmony –by Swami Kriyananda, Ananda’s founder
  • If signed up for 5 days or more, free Spiritual counseling session

Other Expanding Light Features to Enjoy, for Your Health and Leisure

  • 700 acres of beautiful rolling meadows and forestland in the Sierra Nevada foothills, for long walks along trails and roads
  • Delicious vegetarian meals from our own Expanding Light cookbooks and recipes. Our meals include seasonal fresh organic produce from Ananda Farms, as well as other organically grown ingredients, homemade breads, gluten- and dairy-free options.
  • Meeting spiritual seekers of all backgrounds from around the world.
  • Have a direct experience of living in a successful spiritual community. You are invited to interact with community members and participate in community events and service opportunities.
  • A visit to the magnificent Yuba River (a 20-minute drive away) 
  • Personal services, for additional charge, include:



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No dates scheduled for Personal Retreat - PLUS at this time.

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

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Personal Retreat - PLUS starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date listed. Check-in is anytime between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at our Front Desk. Your room will be available by 3:00 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30. The first gathering of your group is after dinner.
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You can add extra personal retreat days before and/or after your program. Check availability and costs for the days and accommodations that you require.

Personal Retreat - PLUS starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.

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Nevada City, California 95959
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