Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?

Next: Friday, Apr 20 – Sunday, Apr 22

Gain important tools and insights for understanding yourself more deeply, to better cooperate with the flow of your life. Learn how to move in a direction that is positive, growthful, and spiritually uplifting.

Are you in a life transition? Is it time to find your next step or your life’s true purpose? Are you drawn in a new direction but don’t quite know how to make it come about?

We’ll work with you to develop inner tools to:

  • Restore your energy and enthusiasm after a challenging time
  • Find guidance from your highest intuitive knowing
  • Open doors for new and creative ideas to come in
  • Magnetize what you truly want
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You will experience and learn:

  • Meditation techniques for clearing and focusing your mind
  • How to work with subconscious thought patterns to make permanent changes
  • Affirmations and the power of directive thinking
  • How to introspect effectively
  • To call on and receive inner guidance
  • To differentiate between desire and true guidance
  • Techniques to increase your energy and magnetism

Life Transitions program will include classes, group discussions, introspection exercises, restorative yoga, and outdoor nature experiences. You will leave having created an action plan for your life transition.

Embracing the process, individually and with support, can help you intuit which door might be ready to open. It’s time now to greet a life filled with the greatest blessings you can imagine.

Mantradevi's class at The Expanding Light Retreat

From previous participants in Life Transitions:

The weekend was very inspiring and provided a wealth of tools and techniques. Thank You, Mantradevi, for providing such a warm and stimulating atmosphere of learning. I have been making some changes in my daily routine in an effort to create some new habits! With time, meditation, and continued practice, I am hopeful that my next steps in my own Life Transitions will begin to manifest. —C.L., Fresno, CA

I really got a lot out of this weekend retreat. I was delightfully surprised how much ground was covered in such a short amount of time. Classes were filled with opportunities to discuss, meditate, write, think, and learn. There were exercises and activities to structure and focus a plan to move forward and the peace to work on it with a clear soul. The day I returned home, I was able to start implementing some of the things that I had worked on.  — J.F., Alameda, CA

This was just what I needed to refocus and consider just what my Next Step shall be. Certainly it will include discarding old habits and behaviors and mindsets which no longer serve me. I’m also totally revamping my apartment into a soul serving soothing sanctuary.  — J.V.B., San Francisco, CA

Mantradevi, thank you for creating a safe and nurturing environment where we could feel comfortable to share. That is why I keep returning year after year. The Expanding Light  is the one place I feel I can be my true self and feel 100% safe, non-judged, nurtured, and supported in my life journey.  —Alice J.

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Nayaswami Mantradevi

Nayaswami Mantradevi

Ananda Minister and Counselor, Raja and Hatha Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Travel Host
What is a nayaswami?

Nayaswami Mantradevi teaches with insight, clarity and joy, gained from over 35 years of meditating and sharing yoga philosophy. Her concern for others is one of her key qualities, and she has the innate ability to communicate and apply spiritual principles to real life situations. Her classes are creative and experiential, with humor and discussions keeping them lively and interactive.

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

  • Apr 20 – 22, 2018
  • Sep 14 – 16, 2018
$252 $330 $458 $420 $592

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

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Life Transitions: What's My Next Step? starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date. Please see:

Pick up & drop off at Sacramento Airport. Click links for details.

You can add extra personal retreat days before and/or after your program. Check availability and costs for the days and accommodations that you require.

Life Transitions: What's My Next Step? starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.

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