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The Expanding Light

14618 Tyler Foote Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959
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The Expanding Light
Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Nevada City
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I love the expanding light. This was my third visit. Once again they did not disappoint. This a great place for recharging the human battery and getting back on track from the stresses of life through yoga, meditation and peaceful surroundings. The vegetarian food is good, the rooms are simple and comfortable. The training staff is superior.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I started visiting in 2005, first as a program participant, then as a karma yogini, and several times for personal retreats. In those years the quality of the food has gone from very good to very meager and bland. Yet costs have risen astronomically. Two years ago my husband and I could camp, (walk 1/4 mile to the toilet), for... More

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Reno, Nevada
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8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We've stayed at the Expanding Light a bunch of times. It's the sort of place one likes to come back to again and again for a break from the bustle of everyday life. We always stay in Serenity House; the rooms are simple and comfortable, with twin beds; sort of like dorm rooms. The bathroom's down the hall, but that... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

I have been to the Expanding Light numerous times over the past four years. Whenever I need a little spiritual boost or to get back focusing, I visit Ananda. The food is delicious, the staff is amazing, and the accommodations, while simple, are clean and comfortable. No phones, no televisions, just peace and relaxation! I would recommend this place 100%... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

We went here after reading other reviews. We found the place to be about average. The attempt was there however we didn't find to be true what others have said. We feel like others might be "misrepresenting" what they offer and their experiences. I think people are getting a OK deal however we felt compelled to let other customers know.

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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

The food they serve is amazing. Their teachings invaluable. Great people, great atmosphere, pretty sure I'll be going back within the year.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

I went to EL for a life review as I was feeling under a lot of pressure. It was the best decision I made as it was a life changing week. I did the Radiant Health programme and intuitively this is what worked for me. The course was really well thought out and put together and the teachers were lovely.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2010

I looked at so many retreats before choosing the Expanding Light (EL). I was looking for a place and program to renew my spirit and bring back some of the optimism I had lost due to some recent stressful events in my life. I needed a break. I looked at places in Hawaii, Arizona, and even Europe, but something kept... More

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Bay Area, California
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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2009

Our stay at The Expanding Light has been one of the best vacations of my life! From the start, a very friendly woman (sorry, I forgot her name) gave us a tour of the property and a brief description of what The Expanding Light offers. During our stay, they offered yoga classes twice daily along with a lot of other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2009

I went on a retreat. The surroundings were amazing (even with the smoke at the time from forest fires) I have never met a more wonderful group of people and I am planning another retreat. Since I am traveling from Alaska it is quite a compliment for me to spend the traveling money to come back. I found a peace... More

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The Expanding Light Hotel Nevada City
The Expanding Light Hotel
Expanding Light Nevada City
Address: 14618 Tyler Foote Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959
Location: United States > California > Nevada City
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Nevada City
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A meditation and yoga retreat in Northern California and part of Ananda Village, one the world???s most successful spiritual communities, on 800 acres in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. From yoga retreats and meditation teacher training to personal retreats, here you will find peace, healing, and the practical tools necessary to make them a reality in your life. ... more   less 

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