Wisdom of Yogananda Series

Yogananda, the first yoga master to make his home in the United States, brought the West the scientific, non-sectarian tools of yoga: techniques to focus energy, and bring inner peace and soul-satisfying fulfillment. His teachings are practical and multi-faceted, and are the foundation for all of our Expanding Light programs. We highlight the following programs, which address central areas of interest to all.


How to Be Happy All the Time

How to Be Happy All the Time

During this lively and practical weekend, you’ll learn how to use meditation, affirmation, and related tools to help you discover your own happiness. You’ll discover that happiness is a choice always available to you.

How to Be Happy All the Time

Karma and Reincarnation

Karma and Reincarnation

You’ll examine life’s experiences to discover lessons being offered to you through your karma. And, you will gain specific tools to face and work out what appears to be bad karma.

How to Rise Above Your Karma

  • Mar 30 – Apr 1, 2018
  • Aug 31 – Sep 2, 2018
Spiritual Relationships

Spiritual Relationships

Selfless love is the essential key to happiness in all relationships, but how to practice it? You’ll learn many practical tools for solving the most common challenges in relationships, and will discover how to find deep and lasting happiness as you relate to others.

Relationship Solutions Through Meditation

How to Love and Be Loved

How to Attract Your Ideal Life Partner

Open Your Heart to Love

How to Be a Success

How to Be a Success

Gain both the motivation and the tools to transform your life and to find the success you seek—both materially and spiritually.

You Can Achieve Greater Effectiveness

No longer offered = Magnetism—The Power to Attract What You Need

How to Have Courage, Calmness, and Confidence

How to Have Courage, Calmness, and Confidence

You can gain the skills to live a victorious and harmonious life—make your choice each day, every moment, to embrace your noblest spiritual qualities.

How to Have Courage, Calmness & Confidence

Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility

  • Feb 9 – 11, 2018
  • Nov 9 – 11, 2018
How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality

How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality

Who doesn’t want more energy and joy in life? Gain practical, wide-ranging, and fascinating suggestions on how to live a radiantly healthy life.

How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality

How to Live with More Energy!

Health Solutions Through Meditation

Ananda Holistic Health Retreat

  • May 6 – 11, 2018
The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

Take your spiritual life into an entirely new dimension as you unlock the secrets of this powerful scripture.

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita According to Yogananda

The Essence of the Yoga Sutras

The Essence of the Yoga Sutras

Patanjali describes the universal pathway of spiritual development—based not on dogma, but on how we’re made as human beings!

The Essence of the Yoga Sutras According to Yogananda

  • Jun 10 – 16, 2018

Journey into Oneness: Practical Experience of the Yoga Sutras

The Essence of Self-Realization

The Essence of Self-Realization

If you are looking for a satisfying, non-sectarian, expansive, and heart-opening approach to truth, you will be thrilled by this course.

Experiments in Self-Realization

First-Timers' Week

  • Feb 11 – 16, 2018
  • Apr 8 – 13, 2018
  • Jun 3 – 8, 2018
  • Sep 23 – 28, 2018
  • Nov 25 – 30, 2018
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Ananda is a worldwide movement to help you realize the joy of your own higher Self. It is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and was founded by his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda in 1968.
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