Personal Retreats

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  • Nevada City, CA, US

    The Expanding Light Retreat

    Ananda’s Spiritual Retreat for Meditation, Yoga, and Health

    A Place of Inner Transformation

    We invite you to come for a relaxing personal retreat, attend a program, or transform your life through a professional training.  We offer more than 120 programs in stress management, health & diet, meditation, yoga, and more.  We can customize programs for your group’s needs (see Group Retreats below).

  • Diksha McCord
    Nevada City, CA, US

    One of our most popular teachers for the last eight years, Diksha McCord is a minister, counselor, Ananda Yoga Teacher Trainer, Level 2 Hatha Yoga teacher, Raja Yoga teacher and co-director of the Meditation Teacher Training program. Diksha, a native Israeli who came to the U.S. in 1990, is a powerful and dynamic woman who has shared yoga postures and yogic teachings across the United States, in Canada and Europe.

  • Nevada City, CA, US

    Gyandev McCord is a minister, Level 2 Hatha Yoga teacher, Raja Yoga teacher and the Director of the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training programs and Ananda Yoga Worldwide.

    He has helped develop and refine the Ananda Yoga system and has shared it across the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe and India. Gyandev is also a founding board member of Yoga Alliance, the non-profit organization that has developed standards for yoga teachers nationally.

  • Savitri Simpson - Expanding Light Retreat
    Nevada City, CA, US

    A 28-year resident of the spiritual community of Ananda, Nevada City, CA, Savitri is a Minister, Counselor, Raja Yoga Teacher and the Co-Director of the Ananda Meditation Teacher Training program. Among Ananda's most popular teachers, Savitri has taught at the Expanding Light and several of Ananda's branch communities since she came to Ananda. Prior to becoming Co-Director of the Meditation Teacher Training program, Savitri was the Director of the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training program.

  • Sharpsburg, GA, US

    The Writers' Retreat in Georgia is a peaceful and scenic safe haven for female writers who want to activate their literary voices.

  • Lake George, NY, US

    Wiawaka is the only remaining operational retreat center which arose out of the women's rights movement of the early twentieth century. Mary Fuller established Wiawaka in 1903 as an affordable respite for women immigrants working in the shirt-collar factories and laundries of her native Troy and Cohoes, NY.

    Wiawaka is a 501C3 nonprofit organization and continues as a summer retreat for all women over 18 years of age. We offer affordable vacations on a sliding scale and  enrichment programs which focus on health and wellness, self expression and life skills. 

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