The Expanding Light-Ananda’s Spirtiual Retreat for meditation, yoga and health
Nevada City , California
The accommodations are repeatedly called simple in the reviews but the method to their madness is that simple, uncluttered surroundings lead to deeper meditation and inner calm. If you’ve ever experienced anything like that, you know it’s true. And these folks take their meditation seriously. This is a large retreat centered focused on meditation and spirituality. This place was founded by Swami Kriyananda. They have many different modalities including meditation instruction, meditation classes, private yoga instruction, massage and treatment room. Here they serve vegetarian meals 3 times daily. At Expanding Light the Ananda village has 800 acres for you to enjoy long relaxing walks or even walking meditations.
For your stay you can book into one of their rooms or even bring your own tent or RV. They have separate men’s and women’s shower houses with flush toilets for the campers. When camping you are still included in the food program so they don’t have kitchen space available for campers.
Reviews: a solid 4.5 out of five for a total of 19 reviews from both trip advisor and yelp
Type of yoga: Ananda Yoga
Child minding available? no
Other Activities (other than yoga): many other classes to take in spritiuality, meditation. Massages and other treatments available. Relaxing walks.
Cost: $55-200 per night
Non Yogi partners welcome? not really
Food: 3 vegetarian meals included per day.
Dates: ongoing and host many events per year