• PRIVATE ENSUITE - King – $662.00
  • PRIVATE ENSUITE - Twin – $630.00
  • PRIVATE STANDARD - Queen – $496.00
  • PRIVATE STANDARD - Twin – $462.00
  • PRIVATE CABIN - Twin – $438.00
  • SHARED ENSUITE - Twin – $410.00
  • SHARED STANDARD - Twin – $322.00
  • SHARED CABIN - Twin – $308.00
  • CAMPING – $236.00
  • RV – $236.00
  • (All prices include $166.00 base amount)
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First-Timers’ Weekend

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

August 30 - September 1, 2024

Rejuvenate in a Relaxed, Uplifting Setting

If you haven’t yet taken a Retreat at the Expanding Light, it’s time to try something new! Bring a friend, and have a sublime experience together. (Even ‘old-timers’ can attend these weekends with first time friends.)

A Perfect Getaway:
  • Learn why and how to meditate — or take your existing practice deeper
  • Gain tips for greater health and harmony in your life
  • Experience gentle yoga postures to improve flexibility of body, mind, and soul
  • Connect with our sustainable community – enjoy a dynamic tour of Ananda Village, one of the world’s most respected intentional communities.
  • Rejuvenate in our peaceful 700 acres of forest, farm, gardens, temples, and holy places.
  • Relax in the company of other first-time visitors to The Expanding Light Retreat and Ananda Village.

And…the food is delicious and healthy. You will return home uplifted, inspired, and energized.

Why Choose The Expanding Light Retreat:
  • Beautiful and Comfortable: Immerse yourself in surroundings that are not only beautiful but also provide the comfort needed for a rejuvenating retreat.
  • Quiet and Tranquil: Experience a stillness that makes meditation easy, allowing you to slow down and reconnect with yourself.
  • Nature’s Abundance: Find yourself surrounded by nature—woods, deer, birds, and myriad wildlife—creating a serene and inspiring environment.
  • Sacred Land: Walk on land made sacred by 50 years of meditation and spiritual activities, enhancing the spiritual energy of your retreat.
  • Filled with Happy People: Connect with a community of happy individuals, creating a positive and uplifting atmosphere.
Join Us for a Weekend of New Beginnings!


David Seybert
Warm hearted, with a delightful sense of humor, David is a certified Ananda Yoga and Ananda Meditation teacher and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with the Yoga Alliance. He also teaches taiji and qigong. He lives at Ananda Village and is part of The Expanding Light Retreat team. He holds a B.A. degree in Philosophy, with a special interest in Eastern religions, which included learning to meditate in a traditional Zen Buddhist monastery.
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Miriam Rodgers
Miriam is warm and engaging, always willing to help others and listen to their needs. She served as Swami Kriyananda’s (Ananda’s founder) personal nurse, and was trained by him, through daily contact, over the last fourteen years before his passing. She has served Ananda in the U.S., Italy and India, teaching meditation and helping establish spiritual communities. She is a certified Ananda Yoga teacher and practices Kriya Yoga as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda, author of “Autobiography of a Yogi”.
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