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Access profound states of expanded awareness normally attained after years of dedicated practice to relieve stress, improve sleep, release unwanted patterns, and foster a greater sense of meaning and purpose. The guided meditations in Expand feature Monroe Sound Science, our proprietary audio technology that uses targeted soundwave patterns to facilitate unique states of consciousness. Using Expand, you can access the profound wisdom and joy buried deep within your conscious and subconscious minds.

Expand features 80+ guided meditations, along with personalized recommendations, guided reflection and journaling, and custom-generated soundscapes that target specific brainwave states. Far from typical meditations that focus on simply clearing your mind of thoughts, Expand meditations encourage active imagination and perception to achieve specific results. Meditation topics include:
- Relaxation & Healing
- Joy & Meaning
- Insight and Intuition
- Sleep & Dreaming
- Nurturing Healthy Relationships
- Creativity & Manifestation
- Beyond the Physical

Expand was developed by the Monroe Institute, the world’s foremost center for the study and practice of expanded consciousness. Monroe is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in the early 1970s as a research and educational organization. In addition to Expand, Monroe offers a wide variety of experiential retreats on our 300-acre Virginia campus and in over a dozen countries worldwide.

Subscription pricing and terms:
Expand offers an auto-renewing yearly subscription at $69.99/year that provides you with access to the entire library of guided experiences. Payment will be charged to the credit card connected to your app store account when you confirm the initial subscription purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current subscription period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and the cost of the renewal will be identified. You may manage your subscription and auto-renewal may be turned off in your app store account settings.

Read more about our terms and conditions here:
Terms of service: https://info.monroeinstitute.org/expand-app-terms-of-use
Privacy policy: https://info.monroeinstitute.org/expand-app-privacy-policy

What’s New

Version 1.0.4

This update includes significant performance and usability enhancements, and resolves an issue with missing guide information on some devices.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

alvaphoto ,

Very promising so far

I have been a fan of Robert Monroe and his institute since late last year I came across his books. The app is very well designed! I really like the fact that after you are done with your meditation you are encouraged to journal any experiences. My only complaint would be that so far it’s a bit limited in the amount of available catalog, otherwise everything is awesome!


Not What I had Hoped For

The free meditations are all too short to get any real idea of what the pay option will provide and most of them are narrated by people who aren’t great at narration so the result is not very relaxing. I might have tried the pay option, but I didn’t find that any of the short free meditations were good enough to justify the enormous price. I might have even paid a few bucks to unlock one or two longer ones just to give it a try. The music is usually good but sometimes the music is unexpectedly too peppy for a meditation. On one global healing meditation I had to stop it because it gave me a terrible headache, which stopped as soon as I turned it off - this was very concerning.

tr@velnaut ,

Amazing sound quality, great resource

I have been listening to Monroe Institute recordings for many years, but this Expand app using Monroe Sound Science blew me away at the first listen. The app itself is gorgeous and easy to navigate, but the real star are the recordings and their magical sound. Listening to this app has become my daily treat, and it is well worth the subscription price for what you get.

App Privacy

The developer, Monroe Institute, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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