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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.

Yoga and Meditation

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 your practice more deeply inward. 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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Meals

The Expanding Light, the Meditation Retreat, and Master’s Market and Deli all offer options for vegetarian dining.

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

The Meditation Retreat serves 12:30 lunch Monday through Saturday, and 6:30 dinner each evening, each $8. More

Master’s Market and Deli serves 12:30 hot lunch Monday through Saturday, and offers a specially prepared dinner each Tuesday from 5:30 – 6:30pm, as well as fresh baked pizza Friday nights, from 5 – 6:30pm. In addition, the deli case is always stocked with sandwiches and other treats. More

Grounds

Tour the gardens at Crystal Hermitage (by appointment), 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 each Saturday at 1:30 pm. More