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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

  • Architects On Site

    Patricia and John Patkau recently visited the Ashram for a site review. Founders and principals of award-winning Patkau Architects, they developed the new Temple’s design, incorporating key elements from Swami Radha’s original vision and building from the original foundation.

  • 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 »

Upcoming

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
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 »
Aug
1
Tue
7:00 pm DanceFusion: Slava Doval and Oli...
DanceFusion: Slava Doval and Oli...
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
DanceFusion: Slava Doval and Olivia Castiglione with local youth dancers
DanceFusion: Slava Doval and Olivia Castiglione with local youth dancers will lead off the Temple of Light Celebrations (in Mandala House) with contemporary choreographies that touch on friendship, freedom, love, prayer and the humanness that connects us all. Colourful costumes, … Read more »
Aug
5
Sat
7:30 pm Indian Classical Dance: Krishna ...
Indian Classical Dance: Krishna ...
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm
Indian Classical Dance: Krishna Plays
Anusha Fernando, the Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Shakti Dance, will offer an excerpt of her inspiring and delightful solo production, Krishna Plays – our first performance in the new Temple!  Anusha’s production is choreographed to the poetry of the saint poet … Read more »
Aug
6
Sun
10:00 am Introductory Indian Classical Da...
Introductory Indian Classical Da...
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Introductory Indian Classical Dance Class
Introductory Indian Classical Dance Class – with Anusha Fernando of Vancouver’s Shakti Dance Participants will explore Bharata Natyam style of Indian Classical dance as both a meditative and expressive tool and enjoy its rhythmic and gesture language. This workshop is … Read more »
Aug
9
Wed
6:45 pm Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher C...
Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher C...
Aug 9 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm
Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram
This intensive two-week teacher certification program is based on a foundation of self-inquiry and experiential learning/teaching. Using the questions and practices in Kundalini Yoga for the West, you will study the potential of each level of consciousness, then teach in … Read more »

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