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  • Gifts from Pilgrimage | Expanding Light
    calmly joyfully On pilgrimage my house changed every few days a monastery in Rome a small old world hotel in Florence a shared apartment in the Ananda Assisi community a tiny room at La Verna the seclusion retreat of St Francis and finally a stunning contemporary hotel on the ocean in Rome With each step across the bridge I would take just a little time to unpack my few things and then I would be off to walk explore gaze up at basilica domes weep in front of art and statues and meditate in chapels or in front of tombs Living on the Path entails movement not just physically but spiritually This grace filled movement helps to extinguish attachment Less attachment makes room for Light to come in and shine on the Path ahead Lalaan Hickey serves as the Director of Communication for The Expanding Light retreat In October she went on the Italian Pilgrimage sponsored by The Expanding Light It changed her life This entry was posted in Spiritual Travel Bookmark the permalink Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment Have posts you are interested in sent to you when they are published Help the Expanding Light better serve people About the Author Lalaan Hickey director of communications for Ananda Retreats Posts for Spiritual Travel An Ayurvedic Retreat Babaji s Cave Heal Yourself with Ayurveda Sri Yukteswar Mosquitoes Waking up Anandamayi Ma Spiritual Lessons from Wild Indian Drivers Past Lives Spiritual Vacation in Costa Rica Gifts from Pilgrimage Categories Meditation Meditation Teacher Training Superconscious Living About Expanding Light Nature and Spirit Spiritual Travel Sustainable Living Uncategorized Yoga Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Therapist Training Archives January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015

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  • A Life-Changing Healing Retreat
    recommended diet Suzanne Ilgun Before this retreat I had never had an Ayurvedic treatment before I savored each treatment session and looked forward to the next one every day A team of two therapists was assigned to me The therapists were very professional and treated me with great respect and dignity Each session lasted about two hours and they were all very nurturing and rejuvenating Each session started with a full body massage first one therapist at a time and then both therapists massaging in synchrony This was followed by the specific treatment of the day One of my favorite treatments was Shirodhara where warm herbal oil is continuously poured from a special vessel onto the center of the forehead inducing a state of deep relaxation The experience is nothing short of blissful The entire retreat staff from housekeepers to gardeners from doctors to receptionists were always very pleasant professional and heart warming The food was by far the best Indian food I had anywhere else in the world Everything was cooked fresh with local produce and the variety was excellent I never forget the taste of the red chubby plantain bananas Such creamy texture and so sweet I never thought a banana could taste so heavenly The retreat experience wouldn t have been complete without the extraordinary guidance of Gyandev and Diksha throughout our stay Diksha gave us very informative classes on Ayurveda and on how we can most benefit from this retreat experience Gyandev completed the picture by leading morning sadhanas spiritual practices with emphasis on Ayurveda each day concentrating on a given dosha and giving us guidelines how we can use our Yoga and meditation practices to balance our doshas and to compliment our Ayurvedic experience In addition to the retreat experience there was also plenty of

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  • Private Yoga Therapy sessions
    to your individual need Please call 800 346 5350 for an appointment Mangala Maitri Please send us a Question for more information Name Email Yoga What is Ananda Yoga Yoga Retreats Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Therapy Training Yoga Products Yoga Teacher Support Center Find an Ananda Yoga teacher Free Yoga Videos Articles Graduates Testimonials Receive monthly news inspiration Radiant Health tips recipes and stay up to date The Expanding Light

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  • Sacramento Airport Pick-up and Drop-off Rides
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  • Daily Schedule
    Lunch 2 00 4 00 pm Scheduled program class group activity or free time 4 45 6 30 pm Sadhana spiritual practices which consists of Energization Exercises 20 25 min Yoga Postures 45 60 min Chanting 5 min Meditation 15 min 30 min 5 15 6 30 pm Lahiri Shrine Meditation alternative to regular sadhana Evening 6 30 7 30 pm Dinner 7 30 9 00 pm Scheduled program class group activity or free time Weather We re located at a 2500 foot elevation in the foothills not the mountains We sometimes get a little snow but winters are generally mild In January it s common to have high temperatures in the 60s We can t promise particular weather when you visit but it is very rare for snow to cause travel problems About Us Energy of The Expanding Light What You Will Find Here Accommodations Reservations Welcome to Ananda How to Take a Retreat Our Teachers Frequent Questions About Ananda Village Ananda Worldwide Retreats Contact Us Donate Here Finding Happiness The Movie and the Retreat Shop Our Online Boutique Spiritual Counseling at a Distance Subscribe to Our Newsletter Gift Certificates Please send us a Question for more information Name

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  • Jagadeesh (Robert) Franklin
    four years Since 1984 Jagadeesh has been studying and practicing daily Yogananda s techniques of Kriya Yoga meditation and his system of Raja Yoga which offers guidance for a joyful loving and fulfilling life Having served at various Ananda centers retreats and communities in the U S he was ordained as a minister by Swami Kriyananda in 2003 As a certified Ananda Meditation instructor he says One of the greatest gifts of this lifetime has been the joy of sharing the precious techniques of meditation with others He has recently combined his musical talent and his desire to share inspiration with others by providing background instrumental music for some of the inspirational programs that he and his wife Shanta lead together Please send us a Question for more information Name Email Staff Teachers Anandi Cornell Badri Matlock Catherine Kairavi Diksha McCord Gyandev McCord Krishnadas LoCicero Maitri Jones Mangala Sue Loper Powers Mantradevi LoCicero Melody Hansen Satyana Willard Trimurti Motyka Uddhava Ramsden Guest Teachers Barbara Bingham Bharat Cornell David Gamow Dayavati Barsic Dr Peter Van Houten Ganesha Jagadeesh Robert Franklin Jyoti Spearin Jyotish and Devi Novak Keshava and Daya Taylor Maria McSweeney Mary Kretzmann Mukti Deranja Naidhruva Rush Nayaswami Devi Nayaswami

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  • Shanta Franklin
    The teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda guided her life toward greater depth of purpose and soon afterwards she became an Ananda Yoga instructor in Assisi Italy In 2012 she immigrated to the U S where she lived at Ananda Village and became certified as an Ananda Meditation instructor She currently leads inspiring healing programs which include instruction in yoga and meditation She and her husband Jagadeesh live at Ananda Village in Northern California Please send us a Question for more information Name Email Staff Teachers Anandi Cornell Badri Matlock Catherine Kairavi Diksha McCord Gyandev McCord Krishnadas LoCicero Maitri Jones Mangala Sue Loper Powers Mantradevi LoCicero Melody Hansen Satyana Willard Trimurti Motyka Uddhava Ramsden Guest Teachers Barbara Bingham Bharat Cornell David Gamow Dayavati Barsic Dr Peter Van Houten Ganesha Jagadeesh Robert Franklin Jyoti Spearin Jyotish and Devi Novak Keshava and Daya Taylor Maria McSweeney Mary Kretzmann Mukti Deranja Naidhruva Rush Nayaswami Devi Nayaswami Jyotish Nicole DeAvilla Nityananda Pranaba and Parvati Hansen Premdas Ghirla Sabari Lester Sahaja Sims Sanjan Thelen Shanta Franklin Shanti Rubenstone Sundara Traymar Therese Smith Receive monthly news inspiration Radiant Health tips recipes and stay up to date The Expanding Light Retreat 14618 Tyler Foote Rd Nevada City California 95959

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  • Daily Schedule
    min Chanting 5 min Meditation 15 min 30 min 8 30 9 00 am Breakfast in silence Monday Saturday 10 00 Noon Scheduled program class group activity or free time Afternoon Noon 12 30 pm Meditation 5 min chanting 25 min meditation 12 30 1 30 pm Lunch 2 00 4 00 pm Scheduled program class group activity or free time 4 45 6 30 pm Sadhana spiritual practices which

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