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Ananda Holistic Health Retreat



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“Ananda Holistic Health Retreat at The Expanding Light turned out to be the most precious gift I have ever given myself. The immersion into the beautiful environment amongst such nurturing people inspired a hope that I took home, and now feel everyday. The program was nourishing in every way, from the food to the spiritual. I left full of love, knowledge, and the will to make such positive changes in my life. I am overwhelmed with thanks for this program and for the continued support and connection I feel to all the teachers and staff of The Expanding Light!”
—Amy, New York


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“There are thousands of 'one-size fits all' plans for improving health out there, but unless a plan is designed to fit an individual's life, it won't take. This wastes time at best and at worst it breeds frustration and discouragement. I know it did for me.
“I know the plan I developed for myself during Ananda Holistic Health Retreat will work for me: it was designed that way by me. My coach was easily accessible to help ensure that my plan was meaningful, practical, and feasible. For the first time in many years, I feel optimistic about controlling my chronic condition.”
—Dave, California


“This program is a must for everyone wanting to improve their lifestyle. In one short week, it gives you the tools and support to change your life and to make those changes permanent. This place and this program have to be the world's best-kept secret. The personal coaching and overall support was platinum-class. This, combined with the opportunity to live a healthy lifestyle while making changes, made the program dynamic. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
—Suzanne, Alberta, Canada


“This is a class that can change your life in ways you could never imagine. I was not just given instructions on the subjects, I lived them, and that made all the difference. Not only were all the instructors knowledgeable, they cared deeply for the participants and the subject matter.”
—Bob, California


“Ananda Holistic Health Retreat was even more brilliant than I had dared hope. The balanced way in which the program flowed, building on itself, with excellent seminars interspersed with physical activities and much laughter, culminated in a transformed me. And the workbook is a treasure. Bravo! And Thank You!”
—Tess, California


“Such an amazing, uplifting journey being here for this week! Surrounded by beauty and by staff whose warmth, Californiaring, and sweet generosity exceeds any place I've ever been. The scope and depth of this course is phenomenal, packed with great resources, accessible tools, and deep support. I came away with such gratitude, enthusiasm, and energy to put my commitments in motion. Having such follow-up support will be a vital piece for me and this program generously provides it. The transforming power of this week has left me feeling such a greater sense of radiance and joy! THANK YOU.”
—Marla, California


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“I have been to other spiritually based retreats in the past, looking for a more peaceful, healthy lifestyle—somewhere that would emphasize body, mind, and Spirit. While the other places I've been to before were very good, they just do not compare with what I've found here. At The Expanding Light there is something quite extraordinary. There is an energy that makes me feel the presence of God in every breath. A peacefulness I've never known.
“Everyone on the staff and in this community seems to have a certain quality of peace, love, and wisdom, combined with an awareness of the Divine.
“The delicious vegetarian food that is prepared with love is better than any gourmet meal I've ever had. This is the kind of food that makes you feel good!
“My daughter and I came for Ananda Holistic Health Retreat for one week. It changed both of our lives. I stayed on, joined by my husband for the next five days of Personal Retreat. As a veteran of Viet Nam with P.T.S.D., he found answers he's been searching for 30 years. I've never seen him so enthused about what he has learned.
“I spoke with my daughter on the phone the evening she returned home after Ananda Holistic Health Retreat . I've never heard her sound happier.
“And as for me, my health has improved and my love has grown. The energy here is magical, and I know my life is changed forever. I've learned to deal with my emotions, sending love and peace, with no attachments, to everyone in my life.
“I would highly recommend The Expanding Light to anyone who is looking for inner peace and joy. I am so grateful.”
—Kathleen, California

“What helped me the most is assistance in gaining awareness that “I” can become spiritual and have a spiritual path.  The tools and skills I gained during my time at Expanding Light are priceless and a true gift.”
—CH, California

“Everyone was very helpful, kind and loving. It has been a joy to be part of the program at Ananda.”
—CV, California   


“Concise. Powerful. Uplifting. Effective. Ananda Holistic Health Retreat delivers. In one short week you gain insights in ways to assess your life, and tools to make simple course corrections that have dramatic impacts on your well being. From stress reduction, healthy diet, or deepening your connection to Spirit, you choose where and how to bring lasting change.”
—Alice, California


“I came to this course wanting to change some life-long habits and to regain control of areas of my life that I had either neglected or given up on. I'm returning home with a beautiful toolbox filled with the wisdom of the ages - tools and techniques that are already transforming my life. The instructors have mastered the art of applying yogic principles to everyday problems - especially those that typically resist healing, like deep-seated fear, anger, resentment, lust, and life-long habits. The result is a course that teaches us how to develop our own healing programs by using the tools we received.
“I now have long-term goals that are clearly stated and a plan for achieving them. My plan for the first week at home consists of tasks and events that are totally doable. I am very confident in my ability to follow through with this plan and for creating the next week's plan. The personal coaching was a key element in helping me learn this process of self-healing my life.”
–Ean, Oregon



“I didn't know what to expect when I got here and have been pleasantly surprised every step of the way. The staff is well informed, genuine, and open. They obviously put their hearts into this program. I learned so many tools to take home with me. And they have follow-up! And I didn't even miss my chardonnay! The food was great, my cabin sweet, and the surroundings magical! I will come back again! Thank you so much for your generosity of spirit. I have been struggling with some of my habits for over 40 years, and I have tried everything except this - a ‘spiritual support system.' I do have a wee bit of hope now!”
—Karen, California



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“Very comprehensive - brought everything together—spiritual life, and how to integrate it with daily life, in a way that works.”
—Beth, California





“I've suffered from depression since childhood. This is the first time in my life that I feel a sense of hope.”
—Guest, California

“No matter what phase of life you are in, this course is relevant, uplifting, enlightening, and life changing. I highly recommend it.”
— C.B. Durham, CA

“A fantastically comprehensive wellness program rooted in spirituality. Regardless of religious affiliation, everyone would benefit from the Ananda Holistic Health Retreat , and it could very well change the course of your life for the better.”
— M.S. Arroyo Grande, CA

“Every time I come to The Expanding Light, I realize only then how much I needed to be here! It brings me back to my real self and sends me off with a reservoir of peace, strength, and willpower.”
— J.B., Bismarck, ND

“I highly recommend the Holistic Health Retreat at The Expanding Light. It provides practical information for improving our health for body , mind and spirit. The beautiful surroundings and loving, supportive staff add to the wonderful experience. For me, it allowed me the change to focus on my health and spiritual needs and get on a better path. I am very grateful for the time I spent here.”
— Leyda, Carlsbad, CA

“The morning affirmation walks were great! I like that it was in silence with a positive “focus” during the walk. 
The private coaching times were excellent, great listening and questions. I feel we got to the core of what I needed without my feeling overwhelmed with a “to do” list. 
I really loved the personalization of the one on one yoga session. Especially with such an experienced, knowledgeable teacher. I am excited to have a plan just for me at home.
As usual the meals were excellent! Very filling and good for us. I appreciate the 100% vegetarian menu and the vast array of options for vegans. Thank you!”
— Jill, Sacramento, CA

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“This is a class that can change your life in ways you could never imagine. I was not just given instructions on the subjects, I lived them, and that made all the difference.”
—Bob, California


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“Very comprehensive - brought everything together—spiritual life, and how to integrate it with daily life, in a way that works.”
—Beth, California



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“There are thousands of ‘one-size fits all’ plans for improving health out there, but unless a plan is designed to fit an individual's life, it won't take.”
—Dave, California



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