Using Energy to Bring Us Health
Make an ever greater connection with the
Source of your energy at The Expanding Light Retreat

At The Expanding Light Retreat all of our Holistic Health programs will help you learn to make an ever greater connection with the Source of your energy as the source of health and as the source of all well-being. Our workshops are based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda who showed how to make more and more of a connection with the Divine in your life, and through this direct connection to have more of a a flow of energy in our life. The more energy you have the more you will at experience inward health and outward health as well.

 

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“Health does not mean mere existence or clinging to the body. Keeping out of the hospital for a number of years is not health. To be able to resist disease, to bear strain and stimulate mental vitality, to feel the body as a luxury, as a bird feels while shooting through the air, and as a child does always, is health.”

— Paramhansa Yogananda


Here are some suggestions you might consider, based on the areas you'd like to focus on:

Physical Wellness

Improve your physical health by increasing your energy level. Revitalize your body with foods loaded with living energy. Here are some suggestions:

Emotional Wellness

Improve your emotional health - develop positive habits to increase your health, manage stress, and attain a more balanced life. Here are some suggestions:

Spiritual Wellness

Uplift your spirit - make an ever greater connection with the Source of your energy. Discover happiness within yourself and develop a life changing attitude of joyful living for the longer rhythm. Here are some suggestions:

Overall Wellness

Make a commitment to change your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Learn More...


2016 December

Spiritual Yoga

Friday, Dec 16 – Sunday, Dec 18

Spiritual Yoga
Awaken to Your True Essence

Experience the spiritual aspect of your yoga practice- the inner harmony and soul expansion that can be part of your daily practice of yoga.
Brahmachari Jitendra

2017 January

Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Friday, Jan 13 – Sunday, Jan 15

Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Find focus through balance and the breath to connect mother and baby, and to prepare for a healthy, mindful, more natural approach to labor and birth.
Melody Hansen

Kundalini Power

Friday, Jan 20 – Sunday, Jan 22

Kundalini Power
Find Inner Freedom Through Yoga Practices

Kundalini is the key to spiritual awakening. Gain understanding and tools to coax the kundalini upward.
Badri Matlock

Awakening Spiritual Peace Yoga Retreat

Friday, Jan 27 – Sunday, Jan 29

Awakening Spiritual Peace Yoga Retreat

Discover how yoga postures (hatha yoga), help you calm and focus your mind, relax your body, and achieve tranquility.
Brahmachari Jitendra

How to Achieve Glowing Health Retreat

Friday, Jan 27 – Sunday, Jan 29

How to Achieve Glowing Health Retreat

Who doesn’t want more happiness, energy, and joy? This retreat includes practical and rejuvenating tools for optimal health and inner well being.
Maitri Jones

February

Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat in Kerala, India

  ceu credits Friday, Feb 3 – Wednesday, Feb 15

Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat in Kerala, India
Relax • Release• Renew

The perfect vacation: deep relaxation and daily Ayurvedic healing treatments, combined with yoga and meditation guided by Gyandev and Diksha McCord, plus Indian cultural experiences – at Kerala’s finest Ayurvedic retreat.
Nayaswami Gyandev McCord and Nayaswami Diksha

March

Yoga Retreat for Opening the Heart

Friday, Mar 3 – Sunday, Mar 5

Yoga Retreat for Opening the Heart

A weekend retreat filled with yoga postures (hatha yoga), chanting, and meditation techniques that bring energy to your heart center and allow more love in your life.
Brahmachari Jitendra

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Friday, Mar 24 – Sunday, Mar 26

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

In this retreat, you'll learn more about what the chakras do, and you'll be guided through experiences of them on progressively deeper levels.
Nayaswami Maria

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility

Friday, Mar 24 – Sunday, Mar 26

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility

This course is filled with experiential exercises, discussion, and living examples. It also includes the Full Circle Emotional Awareness Exercises.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

April

Therapeutic Yoga Retreat

Friday, Apr 21 – Sunday, Apr 23

Therapeutic Yoga Retreat

Learn techniques of yoga to improve your health in body, mind, and spirit. Discover the healing power of posture, movement, energy flows, breath, self-talk, and focus.
Maitri Jones

May

Free Yourself From Stress Retreat

Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7

Free Yourself From Stress Retreat

Practice the techniques of Paramhansa Yogananda to help you to relax physically and mentally. Learn how to develop mental strength through concentration and meditation, to help you maintain calmness throughout the day.
Nayaswami Diksha

Ananda Holistic Health Retreat

  ceu credits Sunday, May 7 – Friday, May 12

Ananda Holistic Health Retreat
Achieving Glowing Health and Vitality

Immerse yourself in an environment that supports you in every way - diet, exercise, meditation, changing habits, living a balanced life.
Maitri Jones, Nayaswami Mangala and Nayaswami Anandi

Restorative Yoga to Relax and Rejuvenate

Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14

Restorative Yoga to Relax and Rejuvenate

Restorative yoga is currently the most popular style of yoga in the United States - with good reason. Restorative yoga is safe, nurturing, and systematic, and helps you relax and release deep tension with no effort.
Melody Hansen

Yoga Retreat for Emotional Well Being

Friday, May 26 – Sunday, May 28

Yoga Retreat for Emotional Well Being

Brahmachari Jitendra

June

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Friday, Jun 9 – Sunday, Jun 11

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Explore and connect with the chakras in in your energy body during this special yoga retreat. Experience their power for overcoming obstacles and bringing peace and fulfillment to your life.
Badri Matlock

Yoga for Stronger Bones

  ceu credits Friday, Jun 23 – Sunday, Jun 25

Yoga for Stronger Bones

You can prevent or reverse bone-density loss. Therapeutic Ananda Yoga provides safe techniques to strengthen your bones and muscles, the enjoyable yoga routine both physically beneficial and spiritually uplifting.
Maitri Jones

July

Law of Attraction

Friday, Jul 21 – Sunday, Jul 23

Law of Attraction
Attuning Yourself with the Universal Power of Abundance

Learn how to master the universal keys to becoming successful in anything you do.
Nayaswami Krishnadas

August

How to Achieve Glowing Health Retreat

Friday, Aug 4 – Sunday, Aug 6

How to Achieve Glowing Health Retreat

Who doesn’t want more happiness, energy, and joy? This retreat includes practical and rejuvenating tools for optimal health and inner well being.
Maitri Jones

Rejuventation Retreat for Cancer Patients

Monday, Aug 21 – Sunday, Sep 10

Rejuventation Retreat for Cancer Patients

If you have undergone chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment in the last 10 years, this 3-week program could be a game changer for you.

Healthy Mind- Healthy Body

Friday, Aug 25 – Sunday, Aug 27

Healthy Mind- Healthy Body
Yogananda's Revolutionary Approach to Health

Joy and vitality are yours to call upon at will! Experience a profound healing of mind and body using simple tools to awaken receptivity to this subtle power.
Nayaswami Mukti

September

Sharing Nature Training and Retreat

Sunday, Sep 24 – Friday, Sep 29

Sharing Nature Training and Retreat
A Nature-Based Wellness Retreat

Learn techniques to give children and adults a dynamic and inspiring experience of nature.
Sundara Traymar and Bharat Cornell

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility

Friday, Sep 29 – Sunday, Oct 1

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility

This course is filled with experiential exercises, discussion, and living examples. It also includes the Full Circle Emotional Awareness Exercises.
Nayaswami Mantradevi

November

Therapeutic Yoga Retreat

Friday, Nov 10 – Sunday, Nov 12

Therapeutic Yoga Retreat

Learn techniques of yoga to improve your health in body, mind, and spirit. Discover the healing power of posture, movement, energy flows, breath, self-talk, and focus.
Maitri Jones

December

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Friday, Dec 1 – Sunday, Dec 3

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Explore and connect with the chakras in in your energy body during this special yoga retreat. Experience their power for overcoming obstacles and bringing peace and fulfillment to your life.
Badri Matlock

What guests are saying:

Amy

How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality 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.

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What teachers are saying:

Stay Youthful with Yogic Principles:

Dayavati

My body is the garden of my soul. My goal is to use it to live my dharma and to know that I am an ageless child of God.

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Finding Calmness in Action:

Badri

Breathing deeply or simply observing the breath can be a very simple, but powerful practice.

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