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.


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


“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...

2017 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. Attract Your true purpose: A retreat to attain abundance.
Nayaswami Krishnadas


Grandparents and Parents: Share Nature with Children

Friday, Aug 4 – Sunday, Aug 6

Grandparents and Parents: Share Nature with Children

The Sharing Nature approach requires no special knowledge—grandparent (or parent) and child are equal explorers. Fun and captivating games help you feel a deeper bond with nature, and each other.
Sundara Traymar

How to Achieve Glowing Health Retreat

Tuesday, Aug 15 – Thursday, Aug 17

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

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


The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Friday, Sep 1 – Sunday, Sep 3

The Chakras: Inner Guide to Self-Realization

Use visualization, affirmation, color and sound, music, breathing, and hatha yoga to help you attune more deeply to these astral energies
Nayaswami Maria

Yoga Retreat for a Stronger Nervous System

Friday, Sep 8 – Sunday, Sep 10

Yoga Retreat for a Stronger Nervous System

Ananda Yoga is well suited to repairing the nervous system. We offer a dynamic and yet relaxation-based approach that enhances awareness of the nerve and energy links between body and mind.
Maitri Jones

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


Prenatal Yoga Retreat

Friday, Oct 6 – Sunday, Oct 8

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

Managing Chronic Pain and Transcending It

Friday, Oct 13 – Sunday, Oct 15

Managing Chronic Pain and Transcending It

Learn techniques to help you dissolve pain at its roots, and to use pain as a transformational tool for healing.
Shanti Rubenstone, M.D. and Nayaswami Lahari


Restore with Ananda Yoga® Retreat

Friday, Nov 3 – Sunday, Nov 5

Restore with Ananda Yoga® Retreat

Learn secrets of relaxing through yoga to revitalize the body and mind, and to fill you with calmness. Led by Brahmachari Jitendra, a gifted yoga instructor with a warm and engaging manner.
Brahmachari Jitendra

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

2018 April

Practical Ayurveda for Self-Healing

  ceu credits Wednesday, Apr 11 – Sunday, Apr 15

Practical Ayurveda for Self-Healing

Understanding your Ayurvedic constitution and how to work with it can help you feel your best on every level. You can have stronger, more consistent energy and health… more calmness and mental clarity… more happiness and well-being.
Nayaswami Mangala


Ananda Holistic Health Retreat

  ceu credits Sunday, May 6 – Friday, May 11

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 and Nayaswami Mangala

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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