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

When we get onto the topic of health and energy, a natural association comes to mind and we think: When I am healthy I have more energy! We do all our health practices, such as eating right and exercising and we think that these are going to bring us health. In fact what these practices do is simply prevent us from erecting barriers to our health.

In this emerging age of higher consciousness, we can start to have a more refined understanding of what brings about health. We now see energy as the causative factor in this world, and we can understand that it isn’t that health brings us energy; it’s that energy brings us health, especially when that energy is abundant and is flowing freely and harmoniously through the body.

There are five points that can lead us more in that direction of health:

  1. A high level of energy
  2. An attitude of willingness
  3. Not wasting energy
  4. Prioritize and focus your energy
  5. Not obstructing the flow of energy

How Radiant is Your Health?

Have fun with our free online Holistic Health Self-Assessment Quiz.

How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality Pyramid

Essentials for Radiant Health

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.

“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 September

Therapeutic Yoga Retreat

Friday, Sep 23 – Sunday, Sep 25

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


The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Friday, Oct 21 – Sunday, Oct 23

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, Nov 11 – Sunday, Nov 13

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

2017 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


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

What guests are saying:


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:


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:


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

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