The Expanding Light Retreat shares the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda to uplift world consciousness.
from United States, February 2020
"Outstanding experience "
Everything was outstanding the food, service, guidance from spiritual counselor.
from United States, October 2019
"Reflecting for 3 days"
The place is located in a beautiful and remote place close to Nevada city. The pictures don’t justify the beauty and purity of the village. Staff are providing food, services and yoga instruction gracefully. Time to time, we had the opportunity to sit right next to one of the village long residents and learned more about the idea behind the community of simple living, deep thinking people.
from United States, July 2019
"You will get more than you could ever pay for . . . "
So many things . . the accommodations, food, and service are all better than could ever be rated by stars. These people amazed me with their service and the food made me want to become a vegetarian. The class instruction was guided well by all the instructors. The grounds are so natural. The atmosphere produced an environment where I could truly contemplate my life and refocus on the moment.
The spiritual experience and the community connections were beyond amazing. I hope I can thank the spirit of all creation for the gift of this place, by continuing in my meditation and becoming the person I was meant to be.
from United States, June 2019
"Not just a Yoga retreat"
Teacher super helpful, flexible and friendly. Liked that I had opportunity to take Yoga at different times throughout day, and if I wanted to, just take a walk or relax.
from United States, June 2019
"A spiritual yoga retreat "
This was a brand new experience for me. I suggest to ask questions at the front desk before starting any of the activities. I’ve done yoga at traditional yoga studios before, but none like this at the retreat. I learned something new , we did a lot of exercises like muscle tension and then some yoga poses and then 30 min meditation. The whole yoga session took 2 hours. They have yoga three times a day. It was held in a beautiful location in the temple. I would describe this as a spiritual yoga retreat which is why I booked it. The food was also new for me, all three meals per day were vegetarian. This was hard for me to eat, but I was happy to take on that challenge, since I’ve tried here at home but have been unsuccessful. My favorite items they had were the oatmeal and hard boiled eggs. I also liked the plethora of tea, coffee and water. The location is easy to get to and beautiful location, they have a beautiful lotus lake a separate temple to meditate and staff on site if you need any thing. I scheduled a spiritual counseling and it was an eye opening experience.
from Great Britain, June 2019
"Incredible the grounds, the people, the classes, the energy "
from United States, January 2019
"A Lovely Setting with Good People"
The Expanding Light Retreat and Ananda Village are a nice escape from the stress and clutter of everyday life. The staff and other attendees were warm and welcoming and the food was great!
We did a great deal of mediation, reflection, and goal-setting on this New Year's Retreat.