Spiritual Retreats - Strengthening Your Inner Life

“All the teachers taught from the heart. They believe in what they are teaching. They all are examples of how to live in the divine. This is a wonderful way to reach your inner self.”
Tim, Alameda, CA

A gathering at the Crystal Hermitage

The pull of outward responsibilities, desires, and deep restlessness is stronger than ever these days. When you try to move in too many directions at once, stress is inevitable. What can you do? Strengthen your INNER life.

These programs offer you ways to re-connect with the deep peace, love, and joy within your own being. Connecting with your higher Self can rejuvenate you as nothing else. You may find even a weekend can uplift you in ways you cannot imagine.

All classes are based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.

Strengthening Your Inner Life Courses Scheduled:

2017 April

A Women's Retreat: Deepening Your Heart and Soul Strengths

Friday, Apr 7 – Sunday, Apr 9

A Women's Retreat: Deepening Your Heart and Soul Strengths

A spiritual retreat that is refreshing beyond all other breaks. It’s a revitalizing feast of Divine Mother energy.
Nayaswami Mantradevi


Spiritual Renewal Week Retreat

Sunday, Aug 6 – Sunday, Aug 13

Spiritual Renewal Week Retreat

Join the Ananda Community in our annual week of Spiritual Renewal, the highlight of Ananda's summer for over 40 years.
Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi


Living with a Grateful Heart: A Thanksgiving Retreat

Wednesday, Nov 22 – Sunday, Nov 26

Living with a Grateful Heart: A Thanksgiving Retreat

A holiday weekend to leave you refreshed and uplifted, with practical tools to keep you feeling good throughout the year.
Nayaswami Anandi


New Year Renewal: Relax, Recharge, Refocus

Friday, Dec 29 – Tuesday, Jan 2

New Year Renewal: Relax, Recharge, Refocus
A New Year's Retreat

Make 2017 richer and more fulfilling by examining the lessons of 2016 and setting goals for 2017. Enjoy a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, and a powerfully uplifting ceremony on New Year's Eve—you will feel truly refreshed and motivated for the coming year.
Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

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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