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  • Privacy Policy
    only by The Expanding Light family of companies Ananda Sangha and Crystal Clarity If you would like not to receive e mail s from us you can unsubscribe simply by typing that in the subject line of any e mail we send Your name will be removed from our e mail newsletter list E Newsletter Unsubscribe Opt out All recipients of our Expanding Light e newsletter E Notes are given the opportunity to unsubscribe opt out at any time by clicking on a link at the bottom of the e mail Recipients may also click on a link at the bottom of the e mail to view Expanding Light s Privacy Policy Cookies The Expanding Light Retreat may use cookies for the purpose of tailoring web content to match the user s browser capability and to make it possible to use our shopping cart in the future The cookies do not store personal information A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user s hard drive containing information about the user Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site HTML and Link Detectors The Expanding Light e newsletter E Notes may embed HTML and link detectors in all e mail transmissions to help gauge the effectiveness of our e newsletter campaigns The detectors track recipients capability of receiving HTML messages and the number of HTML messages opened The detectors also track the links that recipients click on within the e mail The detectors do not collect any other information Contact Us If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or about The Expanding Light Ananda Yoga and Meditation Retreat please contact us directly Phone 800 346 5350 About Us Energy of The Expanding Light What You Will

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  • Media Kit
    Sunday Total rooms 26 Price range night based on Personal Retreat 85 195 tenting is 55 History We were founded in 1969 by Swami Kriyananda founder of Ananda and a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda Size We re located within Ananda Village a 250 person 800 acre spiritual community based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda author of the perennial bestseller Autobiography of a Yogi Guests are invited to walk throughout the community Where do guests come from People come on retreat and to our Karma Yoga Program from all over the country and the world but proportionally many more come from California and the West coast Why do they come on retreat There are many reasons people come including learning techniques to bring spirituality into their daily lives techniques to deepen their own inner connection with the Divine gain knowledge and certification to teach meditation and yoga to find deeper meaning in life stress reduction and to consider life changes It seems that all enjoy the uplifting calm energy and environment here About the Karma Yoga Program The service oriented Karma Yoga Program normally has between 8 12 people at a time These people serve at the Retreat and have the opportunity to participate in the programs and spiritual community Press Releases How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality at The Expanding Light Retreat Delivers Extraordinary Results October 7 2008 Location We are a half hour drive from Nevada City and Grass Valley and less than two hours a round trip drive for less than a tank of gas from Sacramento and Reno We re located in the Sierra Nevada foothills about 2 500 feet in elevation Please see this page for detailed directions For More Information Please contact Timothy or Lalaan Hickey contact information above or visit the

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  • Frequently Asked Questions
    special foods guests might need during their stay There is a Market in the Ananda Village if you d like to buy special items Are healing and massage services available Yes they are Just across the meadow from The Expanding Light Retreat is The Center for Radiant Health The Center offers massage body and energy work Emotional Freedom Technique career coaching and astrology consultations It is an independent cooperative of qualified Ananda health practitioners available by prior appointment 7 days a week Plan ahead and include a treatment in your retreat by calling 530 478 7518 What kind of clothes should I bring The atmosphere at The Expanding Light is casual For yoga postures and meditation bring loose fitting casual attire like sweat clothes comfortable pants and T shirts If you plan to attend Sunday Service it s ideal to bring something a bit less casual We suggest a good pair of walking shoes so you can enjoy our nearly 700 acres of beautiful grounds You also might want to bring a bathing suit in summer to be able to enjoy the beautiful Yuba River just a 20 minute drive from The Expanding Light We remove our shoes when entering the Temple and also the living quarters so slip on shoes are nice to have In cold weather you might also enjoy having a pair of slippers for your bedroom Our elevation is 2500 feet and while snow is rare it can be chilly and rainy in the winter We suggest you bring layers so you can be comfortable in a variety of temperatures Visit AccuWeather for local weather updates Do you allow pets Sorry we are unable to accommodate pets at this time How many people are in a program The numbers vary depending on the program The average is 8 to 12 people Some special programs have larger numbers like the Yoga Teacher Training that is averaging 20 students How many guests can you accommodate We can house about 50 people This number does not include campers How many people to a shared room A shared room is usually two per room Are the bathrooms private Our deluxe accommodations in Harmony House have rooms with private bathrooms Serenity House and Friendship House residents use shared bathrooms located in the hallways Each hall bathroom has a shower toilet and sink with a locking door to insure privacy Cabin and tent residents use a shower house one for men and one for women The shower houses feature plenty of hot water electric heat and toilet and shower stalls for privacy Our accommodations page has more information Do you have internet access for guests Yes We have an internet room off the dining room with computers in it available exclusively to guests We also have two internet access cables into which guests can plug their laptops In addition we offer wireless service in both Harmony House and Serenity House rooms What is the difference between Ananda s Meditation Retreat and The

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  • Be an Angel - Donate
    programs Be an Angel and enjoy the blessings of supporting the spiritual growth of many The Expanding Light and people we serve greatly appreciate it Blessings to you Angels in Action Our Graduates Expand the Light CHRISTINE REEVES certified Ananda Yoga Teacher 2001 teaches Ananda Yoga to cancer patients They are living in the way that Yogananda would have all of us live not trying to escape our problems no matter how dark or threatening but rather rising above circumstances with heroic courage awakening the sleeping hero within says Reeves LILA DODGE certified Ananda Meditation Teacher 2014 teaches Ananda Meditation to people struggling with substance abuse It can be difficult for recovering addicts to meditate but Lila expalins In this world of alcohol and substance abuse when the opportune moment comes to plant a seed I can do that with divine confidence and can connect people with the magnetism I was given at Ananda KAREN BARBARICK certified Ananda Yoga Teacher 2000 teaches Ananda Yoga to incarcerated youth It seemed that the students were born with a deep understanding but they rebelled against a world that didn t understand their understanding and they ended up in jail frustrated purposeless Now all

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  • Online Learning with the Expanding Light
    foremost chef Diksha McCord author of The Global Kitchen and Vegetarian Cooking for Starters A cooking show for beginners or experienced cooks who want to learn more about delicious and wholesome vegetarian cooking Diksha McCord s on line cooking course is unique in demonstrating a subtlety of food preparation and expressing how what we eat affects our health and our consciousness From years of studying and cooking different styles of vegetarian cuisine and practicing the teachings of yoga Diksha offers a breakthrough approach to using food to create health vitality and higher consciousness Diksha has attuned to the wavelength of truly delicious food Using almost entirely vegan ingredients she creates meals that deeply satisfy on all levels This innovative series will change the way you think about food and how you prepare it it could rightly be called The Yoga of Cooking for a New Age Join Diksha and friends in fun classes on soups holiday meals breads smoothies baklava and many more internationally inspired dishes You will love watching these shows Nayaswami Diksha a native Israeli has studied diet nutrition and vegetarian cooking for over 30 years including macrobiotic vegan raw foods and Ayurveda cooking During her years managing The Expanding Light kitchen she perfected the style of cooking you will see on this show healthy balanced colorful original mostly vegan and above all truly delicious She has written two vegetarian cookbooks Global Kitchen and Vegetarian Cooking for Starters and is working on a third Vegetarian Cooking and Ayurveda Diksha an Ananda minister and yoga and meditation instructor is a born teacher as well as an artist You will see how these talents enhance her extraordinary cooking show More on Diksha Be Inspired Be Healthy AVAILABLE NOW IN YOUR HOME Online Learning Online Learning Overview Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

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  • Nursing CEU courses in yoga, meditation, ayurveda, and spiritual classes
    You will also gain an understanding of the foundations of yoga therapy which come from the ancient sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda Nayaswami Mangala Maitri Jones and Barbara Bingham Thursday Jun 23 Sunday Jul 3 Ananda Meditation Teacher Training Meditation is well known in today s world as an invaluable aid to enhance one s quality of life mentally physically emotionally and spiritually Meditation teachers are in demand for yoga studios churches businesses health clubs etc become one yourself Nayaswami Diksha Nayaswami Anandi and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord Sunday Jun 26 Wednesday Jul 6 Yoga Therapy Training Musculoskeletal 1 This course will explore problems of the back knee hip shoulder and more in great depth and detail You ll learn to evaluate communicate and teach yoga safely to help with pain relief and pain management from the simplest situations to the more complex Nicole DeAvilla July Sunday Jul 10 Sunday Aug 7 Ananda Yoga Teacher Training A Spiritual Approach to Yoga Go beyond physical exercise into the deeper realms of yoga It s a life changing journey for you and your students as you experience Ananda s unique integrated approach to working directly with the body s subtle energies for spiritual growth and wellness on all levels Badri Matlock Maitri Jones Melody Hansen Nayaswami Gyandev McCord Nayaswami Diksha and Barbara Bingham Sunday Jul 10 Monday Jul 18 Bridge to Ananda Yoga Teachers of other styles of yoga often want to transfer into Ananda s Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training or Yoga Therapy Training after they ve experienced the gentle power of Ananda Yoga Nayaswami Mangala Badri Matlock Dayavati Barsic and Maitri Jones August Wednesday Aug 17 Sunday Aug 21 Practical Ayurveda for Self Healing Understanding your Ayurvedic constitution and how to work with it can help you feel your best on every level You can have stronger more consistent energy and health more calmness and mental clarity more happiness and well being Nayaswami Mangala Wednesday Aug 31 Saturday Sep 3 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Restorative yoga is a popular way for beginning through advanced yoga students to experience true relaxation often the most difficult skill to master Melody Hansen September Thursday Sep 1 Sunday Sep 11 Ananda Meditation Teacher Training Meditation is well known in today s world as an invaluable aid to enhance one s quality of life mentally physically emotionally and spiritually Meditation teachers are in demand for yoga studios churches businesses health clubs etc become one yourself Nayaswami Diksha Nayaswami Anandi and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord Sunday Sep 4 Wednesday Sep 7 Yoga Therapy Training Seniors and Bone Strength Formerly Seniors and Osteoporosis Yoga teachers and yoga therapists have an opportunity to provide a much needed service by learning to help older people and those with bone strength issues Maitri Jones Barbara Bingham and Nayaswami Mangala Wednesday Sep 7 Monday Sep 12 Yoga Therapy Training Psychology and Mental Health Exploring Yogic Ayurvedic and Western Perspectives Nayaswami Mangala Nayaswami Mantradevi and Therese Smith Tuesday Sep 27 Saturday Oct 1 Yoga

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  • Retreat Accommodations
    Hinduism Room Standard Rooms Private and Shared Serenity House Serenity House Serenity House is an inn style house with twelve air conditioned rooms and four hall bathrooms It has a comfortable lounge classroom equipped with a video player and a library of inspirational videos The lounge classroom also has a small refrigerator for personal items Cabin Cabins Each cabin has one room which is larger and more private than other standard rooms cabin occupants share separate men s and women s shower houses about a minute s walk away Tents and RVs If you would like to stay in a tent or an RV please bring your own We do not provide tents or RVs Tent camping is available from April through October on level shaded campsites RVs are welcome year round however we do not have RV facilities and hookups at this time Tenters are part of The Expanding Light meals and programs so tent spaces DO NOT include facilities for cooking or picnicking There is a high fire danger here in the summer so no campfires are allowed also no candles kerosene lamps or anything with an open flame Because of animals no food is allowed in the tenting area We do have a refrigerator behind our main kitchen which is available for guests The camping area has a sink with running water and an outhouse Men s and women s bathrooms are available with showers toilets and sinks across the meadow from the tenting area About the Shower Houses For Those Staying Outdoors All outdoor accommodations have access to separate men s and women s shower houses an easy 2 or 3 minute walk across the meadow Facilities have flush toilets plenty of hot water and shower and toilet partitions for your comfort and privacy Deluxe Harmony

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  • Directions
    join you if you approve them and get their contribution toward your costs The more people use this service the better it will serve all By Car Consult our Map for our exact location Please be cautious with online maps Google Maps is accurate but be careful not to miss the exit when I 80 turns toward Reno Maps and Directions Sacramento Airport to the Expanding Light The Expanding Light to the Sacramento Airport Reno Airport to the Expanding Light The Expanding Light to Reno Airport General Map to the Expanding Light From Sacramento 90 minutes Take I 80 E towards Reno go about 25 miles At Auburn turn left on CA 49 N toward Grass Valley Nevada City go 38 miles Just past Nevada City turn left at the 49 to Downieville sign Follow this road for 10 5 miles watch your odometer It s a curving mountain road that crosses the Yuba River Turn right on Tyler Foote Road immediately after the sign for Malakoff Diggins State Park go about 5 miles Turn left on Ananda Way and left again almost immediately on Expanding Light Way From Reno Two hours Take I 80 W towards Sacramento go 55 miles Take CA 20 W go 27 miles Turn right on CA 49 N towards Downieville go 10 5 miles Turn right on Tyler Foote Road immediately after the sign for Malakoff Diggins State Park go about 5 miles Turn left on Ananda Way and left again almost immediately on Expanding Light Way From the Northwest About 15 hours from Seattle WA or 12 from Portland OR Take I 5 S to Williams CA Take CA 20 E to Nevada City go 77 miles Turn left on CA 49 N towards Downieville go 10 5 miles Turn right on Tyler Foote Road immediately after the sign for Malakoff Diggins State Park go about 5 miles Turn left on Ananda Way and left again almost immediately on Expanding Light Way Bus Greyhound Bus from available cities Greyhound bus offers service from available cities to Colfax approximately an hour from Ananda Contact Greyhound directly for routes current prices schedules and reservations at 800 231 2222 or www greyhound com To get to Ananda from Colfax you will need to take a cab Amtrak Bus from available cities Amtrak offers limited bus service from available cities into Colfax if coming from the East and Auburn if coming from the West each about an hour from Ananda Contact Amtrak directly for routes current prices schedules and reservations at 800 USA RAIL or www amtrak com To get to Ananda from Colfax you will need to take a cab Train Amtrak Train from available cities Amtrak offers train service from available cities into Colfax if coming from the East and Auburn if coming from the West each about an hour from Ananda Contact Amtrak directly for routes current prices schedules and reservations at 800 USA RAIL or www amtrak com To get to Ananda from

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