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  • January 2013 Newsletter
    emotional and spiritual levels with Avital Miller The Chakras Inner Guide to Self Realization Feb 1 3 2013 20 off Be guided through experiences of the chakras on progressively deeper levels Experience how to Locate and how to un block your chakras Increase the flow of life force in your astral body Use visualization affirmation color and sound music breathing and hatha yoga to help you attune more deeply to these astral energies Use your core energies for healing of body and mind NEW Couples Yoga Retreat Postures Meditation Lifestyle Feb 15 17 2013 Priced Low Enjoy an uplifting Valentine s getaway with your partner with yoga postures meditation instruction and how to bring more peace into all aspects of your life As you each experience greater peace and harmony within your own being you ll feel a deeper and more loving connection with your partner Back by popular demand Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life Self Transformation through Superconsciousness Feb 15 17 2013 Peter Van Houten M D leads this fascinating encouraging and deeply beneficial weekend sharing exciting new information on the brain that helps us make use of our brain s nearly infinite capacity for change and adaptation Inspiration from Kriyananda Hope for a Better World The Small Communities Solution Viewed as an expression of cosmic love the universe comes magically alive with hope The wise of every age have discerned a plan everywhere of which they say love is the ultimate secret from Crystal Clarity Publishers NEW A Yoga Immersion Workshop Relax Align Recharge with Melody Feb 3 8 2013 We don t think you can find a better getaway for physical mental and spiritual rejuvenation Get ready for an energetic year ahead Your week of yoga and other inspiring activities will include a number of special focus classes For more details click here Stride confidently into this New Year with ever new joy Personal Retreat January February 20 off The Karma Yoga Program gives you a unique opportunity to live in a spiritual environment and ashram setting and for a limited number of people Karma Yoga in the kitchen See Calendar for complete listings Special Events Inner Renewal Week Mar 3 10 2013 Holistic Health NEW How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality Jan 25 27 2013 20 off Take Care of Yourself Feb 8 10 2013 Certification Trainings Meditation Teacher Training Mar 29 Apr 7 2013 Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Apr 7 May 5 2013 Meditation Learn How to Meditate Jan 25 27 20 off Kriya Yoga Preparation Mar 3 5 Kriya Yoga Initiation Mar 7 9 Spiritual Growth First Timers Weekend Jan 11 13 2013 Priced Low Developing Intuition Retreat Jan 11 13 2013 20 off The Chakras Inner Guide to Self Realization Feb 1 3 2013 20 off Yoga Restorative Yoga for Women Jan 4 6 The Deeper Practice of Yoga Jan 17 21 2013 40 off Yoga for Stronger Bones Feb 1 3 2103 20 off International Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga

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  • December 2012 Newsletter
    and centering A free afternoon to enjoy a healing massage New Year Renewal Relax Recharge Refocus A New Year s Retreat December 29 January 2 2013 Guided introspection to get the most out of the hidden and not so hidden lessons of 2012 Guided goal setting for 2013 Experience a unique approach to New Year s resolutions that will really work for you Uplifting New Year s Eve Ceremony including purification practices meditation prayers for world peace and chanting a powerful ancient mantra 108 times Light hearted entertainment in Ananda s very special way Plenty of meditation and yoga postures sessions to help you start the New Year healthy joyful and inspired Inspiration The Wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda Volume 6 Human life can be likened to a house fitted with the three windows of body mind and soul Through these openings come pouring the three different rays responsible for man s physical health mental equanimity and soul enlightenment Man has the independence and free will to live in the house of life with its three windows open or closed When man closes the windows of life he shuts out the three divine rays and finds himself living in the darkness of physical disease mental disquietude or abysmal soul ignorance Most people have had one or more of their windows of life jammed shut for years As a result they suffer from chronic maladies Their remedy lies in discovering how to open those windows themselves and bask once more in the all healing rays of the Divine NEW In person class based on the book How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality January 25 27 2012 Who doesn t want more energy and joy This weekend will be packed with easy to follow healing techniques for the physical energetic mental emotional and spiritual levels with Avital Miller Learn How to Meditate Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living December 14 16 2012 Learn how to meditate for the first time or if you already meditatate learn and practice meditation with more concentration and upliftment The welcoming and relaxed atmosphere here the humor and joy of the staff and the wonderful fellow students all will help you to relax and experience deep inner peace See Calendar for complete listings The Karma Yoga Program gives you a unique opportunity to live in a spiritual environment and ashram setting and for a limited number of people Karma Yoga in the kitchen Special Events Dec 20 26 A Christmas Retreat for Peace and Joy Dec 29 Jan 2 New Year Renewal Relax Recharge Refocus Holistic Health Dec 14 16 Take Care of Yourself Jan 4 6 Restorative Yoga for Women Jan 25 27 NEW How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality Certification Trainings Mar 29 Apr 7 2013 Meditation Teacher Training Apr 7 May 5 2013 Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Meditation Dec 14 16 Learn How to Meditate Mar 6 10 Kriya Yoga Preparation Mar 7 9 Kriya Yoga Initiation Spiritual Growth Jan 11

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  • November 2012 Newsletter
    28 2012 Yoga postures with the body supported by pillows and blankets and all you do is relax deeply Ideal for erasing all traces of holiday fatigue Guidance in a practical and inspiring technique of meditation given by Yogananda An important way to maintain your peace of mind in 2013 A personalized yoga postures session to help you get more from your yoga practice Through all the classes how to use the breath for deeper calmness and centering A free afternoon to enjoy a healing massage Inspiration from Swami Kriyananda Forgiveness is the sword of victory When we forgive those who seek to hurt us we rob them of their very power to do us harm Better still if they respond with love they will unite their strength to ours and so our strength becomes doubled But forgiveness should not be given primarily for its effect on others but rather for the freedom it affirms in our own hearts Let no outward circumstance condition your inner happiness Be not pleased merely when man is pleased Be pleased rather when you feel God s pleasure in your heart Affirmation All that befalls me is for my good I welcome any hurts that I receive as opportunities to grow in understanding From Affirmations for Self Healing by Swami Kriyananda The Deeper Practice of Yoga January 17 21 2013 This retreat is for anyone with a solid hatha yoga practice You don t have to be super flexible but you do need to know what you re doing in asana practice and perhaps be willing to do it a bit differently The retreat includes instruction in and practice of a classical yoga meditation technique and Now it is easier for YTT Level 1 grads to continue their certification training with Ananda Take this program to complete Part 1 of Bridge to Ananda Yoga Kerala Ayurvedic Retreat Act Now for Early Bird Discount See Calendar for complete listings Special Events Nov 21 25 Living with a Grateful Heart A Thanksgiving Retreat Dec 20 26 A Christmas Retreat for Peace and Joy Dec 29 Jan 2 New Year Renewal Relax Recharge Refocus Holistic Health Nov 23 25 Restorative Yoga for Women Dec 7 9 An 11th Step Retreat Certification Trainings Dec 3 6 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Dec 6 9 Yoga Therapy Training for Seniors and Osteoporosis Mar 29 Apr 7 2013 Meditation Teacher Training Apr 7 May 5 2013 Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Meditation Nov 16 18 Dec 14 16 Learn How to Meditate Nov 30 Dec 2 Kriya Yoga Initiation Spiritual Growth Nov 9 11 How to Access Your Superconscious Mind Nov 16 18 First Timers Week and Weekend Nov 16 18 Gaia House Divine Mother Retreat for Women Ananda Yoga Nov 23 25 Restorative Yoga for Women Dec 3 6 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training International Feb 7 14 or 19 2013 Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat In Kerala India Mar 10 17 2013 Ananda Vacation in Hawaii See Calendar for complete listings

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  • October 2012 Newsletter
    Courage Calmness and Confidence 3 day weekend October 18 21 Based on the book How to Have Courage Calmness and Confidence Winner of the 2011 International Book Award for Best Self Help Book of the Year Explore your strengths and weaknesses and discover misconceptions within you that give birth to worry fear and nervousness Free yourself from self limiting attitudes postures and habit patterns and embrace your divine given soul empowering strength Join Willow and walk away from this weekend recharged and ready to meet and grow from whatever life sends you Inspiration from Swami Kriyananda You don t have to be a slave to your bad karma It was energy you put out in the past that created that karma and if you put out the necessary energy now you can get rid of it Every hardship you meet with the right attitude and energy makes you stronger and helps to rid you of some of that karmic burden Success depends to a great extent on one s willingness to accept reality as it is as something to be faced if you don t have the ability to control it When you accept reality as it is your energy becomes positive and that positive mental attitude if directed wisely will help you transform failure into success Success at anything depends upon concentrated energy One pointed concentration if directed with will power and energy generates a magnetic field that can attract success So do everything with keen interest People who work with only half their mind focused on their task never really succeed Article from Clarity Magazine Spring 2009 Radiant Health Tip Five points to lead us in the direction of more radiant health A high level of energy An attitude of willingness Not wasting energy Prioritize and focus your energy Not obstructing the flow of energy Join Melody for a weekend of Restorative Yoga to relax and renew your energy Nov 23 25 and Dec 3 6 Will Power Will power and not the vague abstraction luck is the secret of true achievement Will power on suble energy levels generates what only looks like luck by magnetically attracting to us opportunities Our will is strengthened by removing from our minds the no saying tendency the obstructions of doubt of laziness and of fear yes even of the fear of succcess Will power is developed by perservering to the conclusion of whatever one attempts One should start first with little undertakings then proceed to bigger ones Infinite will power comes from harnessing the little human will to God s infinite all powerful consciousness From Affirmations for Self Healing by Swami Kriyananda See Calendar for complete listings Special Events Nov 21 25 Living with a Grateful Heart A Thanksgiving Retreat Dec 20 26 A Christmas Retreat for Peace and Joy Holistic Health Oct 26 28 You Can Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life Certification Trainings Oct 12 21 Meditation Teacher Training Oct 21 Nov 18 Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Meditation

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  • September 2012 Newsletter
    21 CEU s A deep program on meditation how to deepen your own practice and how to have the confidence and skills to share with others Nayaswami Diksha after teaching for decades has reinvigorated this ever popular program Inspiration from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam One by one as the rose of Self realization spreads its petals wide to the inner light of deep meditation souls are released from earthly bondage to roam in fragrant fadeless gardens of God consciousness Paramhansa Yoganandas paraphrase of Quatrain 8 The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam Visit Us at these Events 13th San Francisco World Veg Festival October 5 8 2012 in Golden Gate Park We ll have a double booth and 4 of us will attend including Diksha who will sign her vegetarian cookbooks The Yoga Alliance Leadership Conference Transformation Through Yoga October 25 28 2012 in Indian Wells CA Nayaswami Gyandev will present Bringing Spiritual Transformation Down to Earth We ll have a booth and a handful of us will attend See you there Online Reservation System Are you using our great online reservation system It s easy to use This is a SAMPLING of upcoming programs See Calendar for complete listings September is Personal Retreat PLUS Month More programming at a lower cost and 20 off some programs Special Events Nov 21 25 Living with a Grateful Heart A Thanksgiving Retreat On the road Sep 28 30 Gyandev Diksha in New England Experience the Bhagavad Gita Holistic Health Sep 16 22 How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality Oct 26 28 You Can Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life Certification Trainings Sep 12 16 20 off Spiritual Counselor Training Oct 2 5 Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy Oct 5 12 Yoga Therapy Specialty Areas I Oct 12 21 Meditation Teacher Training Oct 21 Nov 18 Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Meditation Sep 14 16 20 off Learn How to Meditate Spiritual Growth Sep 21 23 20 off Achieving Inner Peace Tranquility Sep 28 30 20 off The Chakras Inner Guide to Self Realization Sep 30 Oct 5 First Timers Week already low price Oct 18 21 How to Have Courage Calmness and Confidence Ananda Yoga Sep 28 30 Nov 23 25 Restorative Yoga for Women International Oct 5 24 2012 In the Footsteps of the Masters Pilgrimage to India Feb 7 14 or 19 2013 Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat In Kerala India Mar 10 17 2013 Ananda Vacation in Hawaii See calendar for complete listings Sale in the Online Boutique 10 off everthing September only coupon code SHOP10 through October The best selection of gifts yoga meditation gear decorations sacred art books music and jewelry Recipe for September from Vegetarian Cooking for Health and Vitality A year long online subscription program Meals to Nourish Body Mind and Soul Garbanzo Marinade with Tomatoes Be An Angel Please become part of our support team Receive monthly news inspiration and recipes and stay up to date Joy to you Become a Fan on Facebook Subscribe

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  • August 2012 Newsletter
    joy But the idea of eternal damnation for souls made in the image of God is untenable and should be exploded and banished as a superstition from the minds of men From Karma Reincarnation The Wisdom of Yogananda Volume 2 Spiritual Travel with The Expanding Light Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat Kerala India February 7 14 Starting at 1850 Longer Option February 7 19 2013 This experience is a gift to give yourself in this life time supports your well being and compassion and it will ripple out into the universe with peace and love for all human kind We are truly blessed Donvieve Udell Bayside CA It was the best vacation of my life Focus on spiritual yoga diet and massage Teaching of Ayurveda sealed it all together Mary Matossian Ukiah CA For information on the Kerala Retreat please click here Inspiration from Swami Kriyananda God wants you more than you could possibly want Him God s love once felt in the heart is so attractive that it steals away from the world all our love for it His love overwhelms every desire The Hindu Scriptures describe Him as rasa Supremely Relishable St Jean Vianney once said If you only know how much God loves you you would die for joy From Images of Wisdom Seeing God in Everything Online Reservation System Are you using our wonderful online reservation system Reserve your stay online anytime you want It s easy to use A New Airport Ride Service Go With God The Expanding Light now has a nice Grand Caravan We have some scheduled airport runs to pick up and drop off guests If a ride is available at the beginning or end of a program you are taking the option to select a ride will appear when you reserve online If you have already booked your stay you can sign in to your account and add a ride if available Go with God This is a SAMPLING of upcoming programs See Calendar for complete program listings for the year September is Personal Retreat PLUS Month More programming at a lower cost and 20 off some programs Special Events Aug 19 26 Spiritual Renewal Week accommodations available Spiritual Creativity Aug 17 19 Harmonium Chanting Workshop Teacher Training Sept 12 16 20 off Spiritual Counselor Training Oct 12 21 Meditation Teacher Training Oct 21 Nov 18 Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Meditation Sept 14 16 20 off Learn How to Meditate Spiritual Growth Aug 17 19 First Timers Weekend already priced low Aug 17 19 Fingerprints Discover Your Life s Purpose Aug 19 26 Kriya Yoga Initiation Sept 21 23 20 off Achieving Inner Peace Tranquility Sept 28 30 20 off The Chakras Inner Guide to Self Realization Sept 30 Oct 5 First Timers Week already priced low Yoga Sept 28 30 Restorative Yoga for Women International Oct 5 24 2012 In the Footsteps of the Masters Pilgrimage to India Feb 7 14 or 19 2013 Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat In

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  • July 2012 Newsletter
    of yourself but of Him Serve joyfully even in obscurity Don t look to others for endorsement Be content to seek the Lord s smile in your heart Be centered in the inner self Don t let circumstances or people pull you down Let Christ s light fill you when you work with others Be an open window through which the Lord s sunlight can flow to all God will support you the more you live in Him Let God radiate in your heart and live by His inner inspiration Work more listening to God inwardly Ask only Lord are you pleased How can I please you more And again Dear God tell me what you want Help me to do what you want You are God s child There is nothing that is not yours Be a radiant spirit large not small Greater dignity and greater strength add nicely to your childlikeness Be joyfully courageous majestically confident Be filled with the confidence that the Holy Spirit will use you The power of the Infinite is in you Live more and more in that center where God dwells Radiate this to others and their lives and your own will be changed From a January 4 1989 talk at Ananda Village Spiritual Travel with The Expanding Light In the Footsteps of the Masters A Pilgrimage to India Oct 5 24 2012 The blessings of pilgrimage and the power of being in places blessed by saints will change you and deepen you in ways you never would have thought possible The effects of pilgrimage last a lifetime Are you ready to go deep The Essence of the Yoga Sutras Apply the Wisdom of Patanjali for Spiritual Success 6 days July 22 28 2012 Patanjali described the stages of spiritual development for all seekers These principles are based not on dogma but on how we are made Advanced Pranayama 7 days July 29 Aug 5 2012 Pranayama is the key to a deep experience of yoga postures and meditation Communing with AUM Advanced Practices 2 days Aug 10 12 2012 Learn little known techniques taught by Paramhansa Yogananda for merging into Sacred AUM Through visualizations guided activities devotional AUM meditations chanting inspirational stories and deep yogic teachings the Cosmic Vibration will come alive for you as never before Online Reservation System Are you using our wonderful online reservation system Reserve your stay online anytime you want It s easy to use This is a SAMPLING of upcoming programs See Calendar for complete program listings for the year Personal Retreat almost any time for as long as you wish Special Events Aug 19 26 Spiritual Renewal Week accommodations available Spiritual Creativity Jul 8 13 Creativity and Your Chakras Aug 10 12 Mandalas for Creativity and Healing Teacher Training Jul 6 15 Meditation Teacher Training Jul 15 Aug 12 Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Jul 22 28 The Essence of the Yoga Sutras Sep 12 16 Spiritual Counselor Training Meditation Jul 13 15 Learn How to

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  • June 2012 Newsletter
    then may be summed up thus as a desire for continued conscious existence in a state of perpetual enjoyment For continued existence we may substitute the world immortality Thus do all beings reveal their divine nature For this is what God is ever existing ever conscious ever new bliss The deep seated craving for eternal bliss manifests itself first in the constant effort of all creatures to avoid pain and second in their ceaseless struggle to find happiness or joy Complexities arise because soul joy is forgotten and because people substitute for it the fleeting pleasures of the senses All things however come from Bliss or God Eventually all things must evolve back to that Bliss state From The Essence of Self Realization Crystal Clarity Publishers How to Love and Be Loved Jun 10 15 2012 Gain the ability to Heal negative or challenging relationships Communicate more sensitively and truthfully Use your attunement with your higher Self to heal disharmonies Make changes and move forward Inspiration from Grandmothers Counsel the World Depending on our spiritual or religious devotion or our culture the Divine Feminine may come to us as Shakti with the electrifying vitality that ignites the flame of life She may come to us as the Virgin of Guadalupe or the Blessed Mother Mary whose gentle hearts have an infinite capacity for enduring grief and sorrow as She comforts the most humble modest and often forgotten of our brothers and sisters She may manifest as the radiant light being Tara Mother of the Victorious Ones whose infinite wisdom fills an infinite sphere Or Quan Yin the bodhisattva of infinite compassion Her manifestations are not confined by any specific people place belief or time We meet her in meditation prayer and visions in the person sitting next to us in our mothers and fathers in the children we love and within ourselves And others meet Her through us From Grandmothers Counsel the World Trumpeter Books Yoga Therapy for Back Joint Pain Jun 22 24 2012 Therapeutic yoga can help to relieve pain increase strength increase flexibility and range of motion in all of your joints reduce the risk of re injury This is a SAMPLING of upcoming programs See Calendar for complete program listings for the year Personal Retreat almost any time for as long as you wish Special Events Jun 28 Jul 1 Ananda s Anniversary and 40th Anniversary of Education for Life Schools Aug 19 26 Spiritual Renewal Week Teacher Training Jul 6 15 Meditation Teacher Training Jul 15 Aug 12 Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Jul 22 28 The Essence of the Yoga Sutras Sep 12 16 Spiritual Counselor Training Meditation Jun 15 17 Jul 13 15 Learn How to Meditate Aug 10 12 Communing with AUM Advanced Practices Spiritual Growth Jun 17 22 Jul 6 8 First Timers Week Weekend Jul 1 6 Education for Life Training Jul 20 22 How to Be Happy All the Time Jul 22 28 The Essence of the Yoga Sutras Jul

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