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Spiritualize Your Marriage

Not scheduled at this time.

with Nayaswami Krishnadas and Nayaswami Mantradevi


A couple meditating at Crystal Hermitage

"Love is the very essence of reality."  —Swami Kriyananda

“Realize that love is inside you. No one can ever rob you of your ability to give love. In loving others lies our true happiness.”     —Swami Kriyananda

Valentine's Day!

It’s time to celebrate and spiritually renew your marriage bond. This weekend is a time to re-focus your relationship on what matters most in your lives. Revitalize your marriage with new insights, and enliven the life you share together. Through this weekend you will take your marriage to a new, dynamic, and fulfilling level.

  • Relax and enjoy together in a beautiful and picturesque nature setting
  • Learn new and undiscovered facets of each other
  • Explore your divine, karmic purpose for being together
  • Practice meditation and (optional) yoga postures together
  • Share delicious meals and experiences with like-minded couples

Renewing Ananda wedding vows in the Hermitage Chapel

Through joyful discovery and guided activities, you will:

  • Rekindle your heart connection
  • Learn how to deepen and sustain your divine friendship
  • Expand your awareness and your understanding of one another
  • Gain tools for solutions and greater communication

Special Weekend Highlights

Two special experiences during this retreat are a marriage renewal ceremony in the beautiful Crystal Hermitage Chapel, with the Ananda Wedding vows, followed by a candlelight dinner in the exquisite setting of Crystal Hermitage. Deep, spiritual, and fun! This weekend retreat will help you take your relationship to a new level (even if it's a good relationship already) and to grow spiritually.

Retreat Leaders 

Krishnadas and Mantradevi are ideally suited to lead this retreat. They are long-time Ananda teachers who radiate loving kindness and joy. Happily married, they have shared their enthusiasm for meditation and the spiritual life for many years as co-directors and ministers of Ananda communities in Dallas, Seattle, Portland, Palo Alto and Los Angeles. They have taught together all around the United States and in countries abroad.

With a playful and engaging spirit, as well as profound understanding and wisdom, they assist couples in experiencing a depth of love in relationship that goes beyond the ordinary.

Mantradevi says:

Krishnadas & Mantradevi in the Crystal Hermitage

“Spiritualize Your Marriage weekends are some of our favorite retreats to lead. They're a wonderful mixture of deep connections, both with one's spouse and one's own inner spirituality, and joyful playfulness. Husbands and wives grow closer to each other, often working out kinks in their relationships. The group wedding ceremony and candlelight dinner bring us all deep into Spirit.”

A common comment made by guests after completing this program is that they wished it were longer. We recommend that you stay on an extra day as Personal Retreat guests to further absorb your experience and spend another great day with your spouse.

"Marriage should not be approached as a beautiful, but motionless, painting. Rather, it should be viewed as an opportunity for ever-further growth and development. Couples should seek fresh ways every day to express their love for one another, and to bring out the best in each other, and in themselves."

—from Self Expansion Through Marriage, by Swami Kriyananda

For More Photos and Testimonials

Krishnadas and Mantradevi in the Expanding Light garden

From Weekend Participants:

"This is the 3rd time we've come to this retreat- I think that speaks for itself! I catch a new fundamental insignt each time. I could see adding another day, and still it wouldn't be enough!"

"Krishnadas and Mantradevi are absolute gems. Their dedication shines through each word. My husband and I learn something new about each other every time. This weekend has made our marriage stronger and more loving." —SS and SS, Washoe Valley, NV

We cannot put into words how much our weekend together at The Expanding Light helped our marriage. We see each other in a different light now, a radiant, loving light. We try to put one another first and foremost and honor ourselves, as well as each other. What a beautiful feeling to be connected in such a way! Thank you for our weekend and inspiration. We hope to see you again soon!”

— L.W. and G.W., San Francisco, CA

'"The spiritual wedding ceremony was so sweet and powerful. There were 5 couples participating together. I felt the power of each step of the ceremony magnified by our collective participation."

"Krishnadas and Mantradevi's long time experience as a couple manifested through all their interactions; that modeling had as much of an impact as the verbal instruction." — BD and JD, Sacramento 

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Nayaswami Krishnadas

Nayaswami Krishnadas

Spiritual Travel Host, Meditation Teacher, Director of Guest Services, Ananda Minister and Counselor
What is a nayaswami?

An exceptionally knowledgeable and gifted meditation teacher, Nayaswami Krishnadas shares his passion for meditation with dynamic enthusiasm. Over the last three decades he has taught thousands of people, from all over the world, how to meditate.

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Nayaswami Mantradevi

Nayaswami Mantradevi

Personal Transformation Retreat Teacher, Spiritual Pilgrimage Leader, Ananda Minister and Counselor, Raja and Ananda Yoga® Teacher.

What is a nayaswami?

Nayaswami Mantradevi teaches with insight, clarity and joy, gained from over 35 years of meditating and sharing yoga philosophy. Her concern for others is one of her key qualities, and she has the innate ability to communicate and apply spiritual principles to real life situations. Her classes are creative and experiential, with humor and discussions keeping them lively and interactive.

See all programs, articles, and full bio of Nayaswami Mantradevi.

No dates scheduled for Spiritualize Your Marriage at this time.

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

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Spiritualize Your Marriage starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date. It's ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of guided yoga postures and meditation, which begins at 4:45. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is after dinner. Please see:

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.

Spiritualize Your Marriage 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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