• PRIVATE ENSUITE - King – $746.00
  • PRIVATE ENSUITE - Twin – $714.00
  • PRIVATE STANDARD - Queen – $580.00
  • PRIVATE STANDARD - Twin – $546.00
  • PRIVATE CABIN - Twin – $522.00
  • SHARED ENSUITE - Twin – $494.00
  • SHARED STANDARD - Twin – $406.00
  • SHARED CABIN - Twin – $392.00
  • CAMPING – $320.00
  • RV – $320.00
  • (All prices include $250.00 base amount)
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A Magical Tulip Experience

With Sundara Traymar and Nandadevi Traymar

April 26 - 28, 2024

Re-inspire, Relax, and Rejuvenate Your Life
Immerse Yourself in Nature’s Beauty

The powerful healing, nurturing energy of thousands of flowers, everywhere you look, exceeds the imagination of what can happen inside of you during a weekend immersed in this bountiful beauty.
Add an inspired program with experienced hosts and long-time gardeners: experiential nature activities and introspective exercises, discussions, and a delicious vegetarian dinner at the elegant Crystal Hermitage, and you will return home with a new lease on life.

In April, Nature puts on a glorious show at the Crystal Hermitage. 20,000 tulips fill myriad terraces, winding down the hill toward the Yuba River, hundreds of feet below. There are 108 different varieties, in dozens of colors and color combinations. Blossoming cherry and dogwood trees, wisteria, and other beautiful plants join the dazzling array of color, shapes, and fragrances to entice and delight you.

Tulips- Expanding Light Retreat program
Activities for Your Enjoyment and Upliftment:
  • A guided garden tour by a knowledgeable Crystal Hermitage gardener
  • A special talk about the history and inspiration behind the gardens
  • A class on a meditation technique to help focus and quiet your mind
  • Ananda Yoga® sessions to relax your body and relieve stress
  • A private group meal at the beautiful Crystal Hermitage
  • Inspiring and entertaining musical entertainment
  • 10% discount at the Shrine of the Masters boutique
  •  Free Crystal Hermitage book, The Spirit of Gardening, by Nancy Mair, Crystal Hermitage Master Gardener
Receive the Blessings of Earth, Sun, and Flower Energies

Open a stronger connection with your higher self, renewing your body, mind, and soul. You can wander amid the flowers and plants, take photos, chat with newfound friends, or sit and enjoy the spectacular views of the Yuba River canyon. The special healing vibrations of Crystal Hermitage, combined with the radiant color show, will rejuvenate your spirit. The high vibration and profound harmony will uplift and fill your heart with joy.

Chrystal Hermitage tulips close-up

This is an ideal weekend to share with a friend or relative. Yoga postures, meditation, and wonderful vegetarian food are staples of an Expanding Light visit.


Sundara Traymar
Sundara is the co-director of the Karma Yoga Ashram Program, an Ananda Minister, and a certified Ananda Meditation Teacher Trainer. Since coming to Ananda Village in 2008, he has served as the International Director of Sharing Nature Worldwide and has traveled the world helping people deepen their love for nature. Sundara is a gifted and inspiring teacher and wins friends wherever he travels. He finds deep joy in helping people understand spiritual concepts in clear and compelling ways.
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Nandadevi Traymar
Nandadevi Traymar has been a long-term practitioner and teacher of both Hatha Yoga and meditation in her home country, Argentina. She has served at the Expanding Light Retreat in California for nearly two years working with people of all ages and walks of life in the Karma Yoga Program, supporting them in their efforts to strengthen their spiritual lives. She now works as the Village Office Coordinator.
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