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Welcome to Yasodhara Ashram, a yoga retreat and study centre set in the beautiful mountains of southeastern British Columbia. We invite people of all ages and backgrounds to visit us and discover the promise of Kundalini and Karma yoga! Learn more »


Discover Yasodhara

With more inspiring ways to study, work, retreat and connect at Yasodhara Ashram, we invite you to discover your own path to the heart of yoga.

With many courses to choose from, including the foundational 10 Days of Yoga and new offerings such as The Chakras: Opening to Dynamic Potential and Yoga & Nature Read more »
Take time for reflection, relaxation, and spiritual renewal with one of our popular guided retreats. Or create a customized Artist, Professional, Personal or Group retreat. Read more »
Join in the daily work of the Ashram, balanced with Yasodhara Yoga practices and self-study. Experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way! Read more »
Experience one of the most in-depth teacher training programs available in Canada - beginning with the Yoga Development Course, a three-month residential intensive, and extending into Hatha, Hidden Language Hatha, Kundalini and Dream Yoga certification. Read more »
We want to bring Yasodhara Ashram to you! To do this, we are reaching out beyond the Ashram borders with our teacher tours across North America & Europe. Stay connected to the Ashram wherever you are via our newsletter as well as our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Or find a certified Yasodhara Yoga Teacher near you. Read more »

News at a Glance

  • Renewable Energy at the Temple of Light – Giving & Receiving

    As part of Nelson & Area’s Interfaith Climate Collaborative, Yasodhara Ashram has pledged to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050. This collaboration focuses on what we have in common – caring for the Earth and balancing what is received with what is given back. Swami Sivananda describes the new Temple’s focus on renewable energy. 

  • Celebrating the Temple of Light – Special Issue 4

      Celebrating the Temple of Light Special Issue 4, 2017   We are thrilled that the Temple of Light will be complete in the coming … Read more »

  • Behind the Lens: Capturing the Temple of Light

    Mythically represented in an ancient Indian river, Saraswati runs through Yasodhara Ashram with a soft and elegant touch. She is the goddess of arts and … Read more »

Upcoming

Jul
21
Fri
6:45 pm Breath: The Invisible Work
Breath: The Invisible Work
Jul 21 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm
Breath: The Invisible Work @ Yasodhara Ashram
July 21 – 23, Sept 29 – Oct 1 Breath is the key to quiet the mind, create space and allow clarity to emerge. Between the ingoing and outgoing breath, there is a centre of stillness, a place of deep … Read more »
Jul
22
Sat
11:00 am Taste of the Ashram – Overnight ...
Taste of the Ashram – Overnight ...
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram
Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast. Dates: Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr … Read more »
Jul
23
Sun
6:45 pm Women Holding the Earth
Women Holding the Earth
Jul 23 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm
Women Holding the Earth @ Yasodhara Ashram
May 19 – 23, July 23 – 27 Through dance, yoga and time in nature connect with your body on the sacred ground of the Ashram. Become grounded in yourself through self-exploration and dialogue with other women. Where are we … Read more »
Jul
25
Tue
6:45 pm One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Jul 25 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram
Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way! The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program … Read more »
6:45 pm Young Adult Program Intake
Young Adult Program Intake
Jul 25 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram
Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way! The Young Adult Program is for people 18-30 interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program focuses on … Read more »
Jul
28
Fri
6:45 pm Seeing the Sacred
Seeing the Sacred
Jul 28 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm
Seeing the Sacred @ Yasodhara Ashram
How do you experience the sacredness around you? How do you see yourself reflected in it? In this workshop you will experiment with video as a form of self-inquiry.  The camera becomes a mirror revealing what is usually hidden, creating new perceptions, capturing time as it passes.  Facilitators … Read more »
6:45 pm Yoga & Nature Retreat
Yoga & Nature Retreat
Jul 28 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Nature Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram
July 28 – 30, August 25 – 27 The lake, mountains, sky and forest of Yasodhara Ashram invite you to take refuge, to awaken to your own nature, to remember your interconnection with all of life. What is it like … Read more »
Jul
29
Sat
11:00 am Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram
Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens. Schedule 11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift … Read more »
11:00 am Taste of the Ashram – Overnight ...
Taste of the Ashram – Overnight ...
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram
Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast. Dates: Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr … Read more »
Jul
31
Mon
6:45 pm Temple Celebration
Temple Celebration
Jul 31 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm
Temple Celebration @ Yasodhara Ashram
July 31 – Aug 7 The celebration week includes “Embracing the Sacred” and “Celebrating the Temple of Light,” described below.  Embracing the Sacred July 31 – Aug 4 Take time to pause and internalize what the Temple of Light means … Read more »

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