Meditation, Yoga, Retreats, Karma Yoga & More

Personal Retreat

Step away from your busy life for a few days; reconnect with your inner self through yoga, meditation, and spiritual classes. Find solace in nature, enjoy wholesome meals, and emerge revitalized, inspired, and ready to embrace life anew.

Karma Yoga

Begin a transformative journey and immerse yourself in the profound practice of karma yoga – selfless service. Experience a harmonious balance of meditation and joyful service within a spiritual community.

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Weekend Retreats

Through our retreat programs, experienced teachers and staff, personalized activities and services, our goal is to provide the setting and tools to help you relax your mind and body, access inner peace, and deepen your spiritual life, in whatever way is best for you.


To the Expanding Light Retreat

We are a nonprofit organization offering a variety of public retreat programs based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, the renowned author of Autobiography of a Yogi. Situated within the beautiful Ananda Village, near Nevada City, California, the retreat attracts guests from around the world with diverse spiritual backgrounds.

What makes us special?

Spiritual Foundation

  • We are part of Ananda Village, a Cooperative Community
  • Guided by Paramhansa Yogananda's teachings for personal growth and discovery
  • Journey through varied retreats for relaxation, rejuvenation, and self-discovery

Natural Harmony

  • Serene haven surrounded by nature and wildlife
  • Diverse experiences, from yoga and meditation to wellness in nature's embrace.
  • People that come here can feel the energy of the land, they feel uplifted, and inspired

Culinary Delight

  • Nourish body and soul with organic vegetarian cuisine

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