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3 Days Ananda Yoga to Awaken The Chakras Retreat in California, USA
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The Expanding Light Retreat, 14618 Tyler Foote Road, Nevada City, California, USA

Short Yoga Retreat USA

During this special weekend course with Annapurna, you will enjoy the focused practice of Ananda yoga to help you awaken the energy in the chakras. Within your astral, or energetic, spine is the seven centers of energy, the chakras through which energy can flow either outward through the senses and activities or inward and upward for spiritual awakening and personal growth. In one short weekend, you can be profoundly recharged and uplifted.

Meet the instructors

Annapurna
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Highlights

  • Take home a yoga routine to awaken your chakra energy
  • Learn a meditation technique given by Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Explore the unique qualities of each chakra, and how to work with them in everyday life
  • Practice yoga postures and other techniques to positively affect your chakras, attitudes, and awareness
  • Enjoy a Restorative yoga routine for the chakras to cultivate deep inner relaxation
  • Relax in tranquil surroundings that invoke peaceful reflection
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


3 days with instruction
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
13:30
Check-out Time:
11:00

The accommodation options are for single or double occupancy. A single guest may choose to share a room with another guest of the same gender or occupy a room privately. Two guests traveling together may occupy a room privately. Each guest room includes two twin beds, heat, air conditioning, towels, and bedding. A limited number of queen-sized beds are available. King conversions are available for an extra charge upon request.

Fresh linens and towels are available weekly with no daily maid service. Wi-Fi is available for all guests. Guests who stay in a tent or RV have access to free Wi-Fi in the serenity lounge as the Wi-Fi does not extend to all tent or RV sites. The Expanding Light Retreat has a computer lounge with two computers and a printer. Please be aware that the Expanding Light has limited handicap accessibility.

Private and shared deluxe rooms

Harmony house

Each room has a private entrance, a private bathroom, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, and a hairdryer.

Private and shared standard rooms

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 a few paces away and the path is lit after dark.

Serenity house

Serenity house is an inn-style house with twelve rooms and four hall bathrooms. Serenity House lounge is available for all guests. It is equipped with a small refrigerator for personal items, hot tea, and a microwave.

Program

You may check-in anytime after 1:30 p.m. on your arrival date. Check out is at 11 a.m. on your departure date. Your reservation includes lunch on your departure day.

During this retreat you will:

  • Explore the unique qualities of each chakra and how to work with them in everyday life
  • Practice yoga postures and other techniques to positively affect your chakras, attitudes, and awareness
  • Take home a yoga routine to awaken your chakra energy
  • Learn a meditation technique given by Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Enjoy a Restorative yoga routine for the chakras to cultivate deep inner relaxation

Sadhana

Sadhana is Sanskrit for spiritual practice. This consists of energization exercises (20 to 25 minutes).

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 Wake-up bell
  • 06:30 - 08:30 Sadhana, yoga postures (60 minutes), and meditation (15-30 minutes)
  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast (in silence)
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Scheduled program, class, group activity, or free time
  • 12:00 - 12:30 Meditation (five minutes chanting, 25 minutes meditation)
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Scheduled program, class, group activity, or free time
  • 16:45 - 18:30 Sadhana
  • 18:30 - 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 21:00 Scheduled program, class, group activity or free time

Sunday

  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast (not in silence)
  • 10:00 Purification ceremony
  • 11:00 Sunday service

Instructors

Annapurna Delyle

Retreat location

The Expanding Light Retreat is located at Ananda Village, a cooperative spiritual community dedicated to the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, founded by his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda. Presently, over 200 residents of all ages live on 700 acres of land in the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California. The Expanding Light Retreat is 90 minutes northeast from Sacramento International Airport (SMF). It is one of the most respected spiritual communities in the world, founded in 1969 by Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda.

Nearby places

  • Healthy market or deli - 5 minutes
  • Lake Tahoe - 2 hours
  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF) - 1 hour and 30 minutes

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be served three delicious and satisfying vegetarian buffet meals. Some of the dishes contain eggs and dairy. The Expanding Light Retreat uses organically grown foods as much as possible, including certified organic produce from Ananda Village, and organically grown Fair Trade coffee offered at breakfast. There are a variety of teas and fresh fruit available all day.

The Expanding Light Retreat can also accommodate some special dietary needs with non-dairy, non-wheat, and egg-free choices. If you have other dietary needs, it may be that they will not be able to accommodate them.

A small refrigerator for guests who are staying in Serenity House Lounge and a full-sized refrigerator outside the kitchen are available for storing special foods guests might need during their stay. There is a market in Ananda Village if you’d like to buy special items.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Whole food
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Shop at the treasure-filled boutique
  • Private yoga therapy sessions
  • Massage
  • Cranio-sacral therapy
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Reiki
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Emotional freedom technique
  • Vedic astrology consultation

What's included

  • Classes or activities and course materials
  • 3 daily vegetarian buffet meals, drinks, and fruit
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Computer lounge and Wi-Fi available
  • Walk the pristine over 700 acres of Ananda Village
  • Visit the Crystal Hermitage Gardens
  • Watch the sunset over the Sierra Nevada foothills at our beautiful Sunset Ridge

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Transportation to and from the Expanding Light Retreat (available at an additional cost)
  • Healing treatments and personal sessions

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Sacramento International Airport (SMF). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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