Spiritual Renewal Week Retreat

Led by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Spiritual Renewal Week Retreat

7 days

Get special reduced rates when you sign up for the full 7 days

  • Aug 6 – 13, 2017
  • Aug 5 – 12, 2018

The heart and soul of Expanding Light retreats for over 40 years.

During this week, you will:

  • Find answers to your deep spiritual questions and needs
  • Be inspired to discard limiting habits and manifest your dreams
  • Befriend people from around the world who share your aspirations
  • Feel blessed by a tangible divine presence

The Expanding Light is always filled with an atmosphere of divine joy that enhances spiritual development, but during Spiritual Renewal Week these blessings are amplified.

SRW-2016 Changing Concsiousness










In 2016, the classes will focus on the theme for the week: the timeless inspiration and wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda's spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi.

During the week, there will also be afternoon classes for those preparing for Kriya initiation. For information on these classes, please contact kriyayoga2@ananda.org.


2016   "Autobiography of a Yogi: 70 Years of Changing Consciousness"

Guests will have the opportunity for meditation in Swami Kriyananda's Moksha Mandir and in his apartment. These holy spots are blessed by a uniquely powerful and expansive spiritual vibration. People go on pilgrimage to places around the world to experience what you can enjoy during your Spiritual Renewal Week.

2016 Schedule

Monks at SRW 2014 at Ananda VillageMorning Classes: 

Monday: "Paramhansa Yogananda: India's Messenger of God" with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Tuesday: “The Science of Religion”  with Anandi, Gyandev, Hriman

Wednesday: “The Power of God in Daily Life" with Maria, Dharmadevi, Ananta, Narayan

Thursday: “Finding God through the Guru” with Diksha, Kamran, Pranaba, Asha

Friday: “Kriya Yoga—Accelerating Human Evolution” with Dharmadas, Parvati, Dr. Peter 

Saturday: “How to be an Emissary for Yogananda’s Joy” with Atman, Daiva, Padma, Tandava 

Sunday Service: with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Afternoons: (phone 800-346-5350 if you need more specific information)

Saturday: The Pilgrim's Vow of Intention

Afternoons will also include many special classes and meditations for Kriyabans and those preparing for Kriya initiation


Monday: Superconscious Attunement with Ananta and Maria

Tuesday: Kirtan 

Ladies at SRW 2014 at Ananda Village

Wednesday: A concert of music by Swami Kriyananda

Thursday: "The Jewel in the Lotus," a play written by Swami Kriyananda

Friday: Kriya Initiations for those eligible, or an evening in an Ananda home

Saturday: An Evening in India, a magnificent Indian banquet followed by dedication of the new Temple site


At the end of Spiritual Renewal Week, guests made these comments:

"After 37 years of attending Spiritual Renewal Weeks, I am always uplifted by the fact that there is a true blessing in the whole event.... There are moments that are so pure and perfect that you instantly know that being there is right for the body, mind, and soul. The morning practices start the day with active self-connection....many different instructors with unique skills lead the way into the morning.  The classes are more than educational - they offer a joyful challenge to the mind to act and think in a more wise and expansive way.   The afternoon programs deepen the knowledge, and the evening concerts, plays, and chanting all serve as frosting on the cake, as days pass and calmness grows.  At the end, I felt blessed and grateful for another week of renewal.  I look forward to life and to my next Spiritual Renewal Week with you all.  May God bless and keep you."  Jeff K., Madison, WI 

“Incredible. I received quite a lot of clarity on issues that have been on my mind for some time.”

“The feeling of openness and the welcoming nature of the Ananda environment and people made my experience so beautiful! ALL the classes and talks were helpful and inspiring.I felt great love and support from all of the staff and community members.”

“It proved to be more than I ever expected. The atmosphere, people, and powerof the Divine were life transforming. Will definitely be back.”

“Fantastic. Deeply inspiring. Life-changing.”

Indian Banquet at SRW 2014 at Ananda Village

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Costs (SRW)
Costs are on a per person basis.

  • Aug 6 – 13, 2017
  • Aug 5 – 12, 2018
$756 $987 $1449 $1309 $1946

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

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Spiritual Renewal Week Retreat starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date. Please see:

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This price covers 7 days of classes, activities, meals, and accommodations.

Daily rate for attending part of the week. Minimum 4-night stay for rooms (not for tenting) If you would like to stay for fewer than 4 nights, please call Guest Services and we'll put you on a list to be notified if that becomes available. Only shared rooms and tent spaces available. Book by calling 1-800-346-5350

Tent /
$106 $136 $171

Anyone not staying at the Expanding Light retreat can purchase passes for events in advance. Passes allow us to know the number of visitors we will be hosting. It really helps us gauge meal counts, seating and usage of the facilities and staff. Advance purchase will make for easy check-in for all. You can call the front desk in advance to purchase your passes 800-346-5350.

Prices for Day-guests

Full Day Pass
(meals not included)
Half Day Pass
(meals not included)
Week-long Pass
(lunch included)
$45 $25 $325

Prices for Gaia House
shared only

Entire week:

Mountain, River, Trees,
Star or Bird Rooms:
Flower Room: $1330

Daily rate for attending part of the week (minimum 4-night stay for rooms):

Mountain, River, Trees,
Star or Bird Rooms:
Flower Room: $211

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Massage and other healing treatments are available to support your meditation retreat experience

Come a Day Early
Relax, Take a Walk,
Get a Massage

Gardens, flowers, forest are within and around the Expanding Light Spiritual Retreat for Meditation, Yoga, and Health

Stay an Extra Day,  Relax,
Absorb Your Experience

Exquisite vegetarian cuisine is carefully planned to support your meditation and overall health. Our menu is based on the teachings of yoga on diet

Three delicious and satisfying
vegetarian buffet meals are included
with the cost of your stay