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    The Expanding Light Retreat

    14618 Tyler Foote Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959-9316
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    • Excellent67%
    • Very good25%
    • Average4%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible0%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Airport Transportation
    Wheelchair Access
    Meeting Rooms
    Self-Serve Laundry
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    Reviewed 26 August 2017

    If you are looking for a place to help support big transitions in life, want to deepen your spiritual practice or feel embraced in light and beauty this is the place! :) I've returned many times to this place, taken several different classes and done...More

    Thank catarina123
    Response from NNityananda, General Manager at The Expanding Light RetreatResponded 28 August 2017

    Dear Catarina, Thanks for leaving this nice testimonial. It is always great to see you here. Blessings on your journey.

    Reviewed 15 August 2017

    I began visiting the Expanding Light Retreat about 4 years ago, and have now made it a regular destination for workshops, classes and retreats throughout the year. When I arrive, I am usually in city mode: hurried, lots on my mind, wondering if it was...More

    Thank Karen B
    Response from NNityananda, General Manager at The Expanding Light RetreatResponded 17 August 2017

    Karen, thank you for your kind and positive review. We are grateful that you are a regular guest. It is our joy to be able to contribute to your well-being. Many blessings.

    Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

    Returned for the annual week long SRW program. Deeply inspiring period of classes interspersed with quiet contemplation or interaction with other spiritual guests and community members. The Expanding Light accommodation is clean and cost effective. Food is abundant and healthy. If you yearn for a...More

    Thank Raadsma
    Response from NNityananda, General Manager at The Expanding Light RetreatResponded 17 August 2017

    Dear Raadsma, Thank you for posting a review. We're so glad you enjoyed Spiritual Renewal Week. We greatly appreciate your positive comments, and that you shared them with others. Thanks for joining us. We look forward to seeing you again.

    Reviewed 14 June 2017

    I have been to the Expanding Light several times. If you go alone or with a friend, you will feel welcome and can join in the daily events or spend time on your own. Hindu spiritual community following the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda (Autobiography of...More

    Thank Betty L
    Response from NNityananda, General Manager at The Expanding Light RetreatResponded 16 June 2017

    Hi Betty, thank you so much for posting these lovely comments. We're so pleased that you enjoy The Expanding Light so much, as well as the Ananda Community we are a part of. As you said very well, we have our teachings and practices. We...More

    Reviewed 20 February 2017

    My husband and myself had great time,it is more than a home,very holistic,spiritual and peaceful.We enjoyed the grounds,delicious food,yoga class and Meditation Sadhana was best.Staff is very holistic and atmosphere is very soothing.Thanks Ananda Stff.Meditation need atmosphere and guidance,we could enjoy all.

    Thank SVGROVER
    Management response:Responded 7 March 2017

    We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that it was of benefit to you and your husband. Thank you for being such gracious guests, we look forward to seeing you again on your journey. Blessings,

    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Concierge
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Airport Transportation
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Price range
    • US$85 - US$195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 38
    • Location
    • United States >
    • California >
    • Nevada City
    • Also Known As
    • The Expanding Light Hotel Nevada City ,
    • Expanding Light Nevada City
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    "Suites are more comfortable and private."
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    "12 rooms are two person shared with bathrooms shared (5) for a max capacity of 25 guests."
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    "Most rooms have shared bathrooms except Serenity House which has private ones. Rooms are on the expensive..."
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