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Day Guests

Ananda Village is just 90 minutes from Sacramento, 2 hours from Reno, and only half an hour from Grass Valley. Let our peace-filled, forested surroundings and uplifting options for unwinding entice you to relax and recharge for the day.

Visitors can choose to walk the grounds, enjoy vegetarian meals prepared with love, join a guided yoga session, learn to meditate, view our lush gardens, take a community tour, shop for gifts, or indulge in a massage.

Guided Yoga and Meditation Practice
Expanding Light Retreat Temple
Daily 6:30 – 8:30 am, and 4:45 – 6:30 pm
Cost: $10

Ananda Yoga combines postures (asanas) with silently repeated affirmations that help you attune to the subtle energy of each posture. Its gentle style is suitable for beginners, while also helping experienced yogis to take their practice more deeply inward. Practice will end with 20 minutes of meditation. More

Learn to Meditate
In the Expanding Light’s Guest Services Lounge,
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, 10 am – noon.

Cost: $25 (includes take-home handouts)

Learn to concentrate on the breath and focus your mind with the Hong Sau technique. This simple, effective meditation method is presented in a universal way, by long time Ananda meditaters. More

Massage and Healing
At the Center for Radiant Health, the community’s healing center. Please call the Center at (530) 478-7549 to book in advance.

Pamper yourself with a variety of body work and healing services offered by Ananda members.
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The Expanding Light, and Master’s Market and Deli both offer options for vegetarian dining.

The Expanding Light serves 12:30 lunch and 6:30 dinner daily, each $10. More

Master’s Market and Deli serves 12:30 hot lunch Monday through Saturday, as well as fresh baked pizza Friday nights, from 5 – 6:30pm. In addition, the deli case is always stocked with sandwiches, to-go items, and other treats. More

Mon. – Fri., 10 am – 5 pm

Visit the gardens at Crystal Hermitage, or enjoy the grounds and facilities at The Expanding Light or the Meditation Retreat.

Guided Tours

Free tours depart from the Expanding Light’s Guest Services building Saturdays at 1:30 pm. More