Retreat to the beauty, the light and creative silence of Yasodhara Ashram. Located in southeastern British Columbia, the Ashram offers you the support and inspiration you need to rejuvenate your body and unleash your creative spirit.


Our Artist Retreats are meant for people working in a wide variety of arts. We encourage writers, visual artists, musicians, composers, architects, sound artists, photographers, filmmakers, poets – and anyone wanting to tap into their creative potential – to apply. Read our testimonials.

During your retreat you will have access to all of the benefits of Ashram life: morning Yoga classes, delicious meals, evening satsangs, prayer rooms, the Temple of Light, walking trails and a private beach.

Our varied accommodation options provide comfort and offer you a quiet, beautiful workspace to find balance between solitude and the support of the community. All accommodations have internet access.

Our affordable pricing gives retreat guests the choice of offering Karma Yoga on a two-hour or four-hour per day schedule. The rest of your day is yours, giving you time to renew, reflect and create.

Retreat guests can also request to have a private two-hour course or workshop during their time at the Ashram. The fee is $50 and can be arranged after you have arrived.

Length of stay: Minimum one week. A minimum of two weeks is recommended.

Application process: Please inquire about a retreat for more information.

What Artist Retreat guests have to say:

Returning to Yasodhara Ashram gifted me the time I deeply needed to rest my mind and my heart. It allowed me to get back to my own work, my own poems, which I had so often put aside while engaged with all of the other work involved in running a press. I was able to focus again upon the teachings, which have been deeply influential to my creative process.

Autumn Richardson, poet

When I first arrived I went to the water’s edge and the doors opened. Song came pouring through me and I recognized it wasn’t from me alone.Michaela Bekenn, musician

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Accommodation Options:

Saraswati & Coop

Features & Amenities

  • Short walk to Mandala House Dining Room for meals
  • Mountain/lake views
  • No internet access in building but available on the Ashram grounds
  • Laundry facilities in building or nearby
  • Private bathroom (Saraswati) & shared bathroom (Coop)

Karma Yoga & Cost

1-Week Stay 2-Week Stay Additional Week
2 hrs KY $750 $1300 $600/wk
4 hrs KY $675 $1150 $525/wk

Deposit = $200

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Durga’s Apartment

A light-filled private apartment on the ground floor of Radha House.

Features & Amenities

  • Separate bedroom
  • Combined living/office or studio space
  • Private bathroom
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities close by
  • No internet access in building but available on the Ashram grounds
  • Mountain/forest view
  • Quiet
  • Short walk to Mandala House Dining Room for meals

Karma Yoga & Cost

1-Week Stay 2-Week Stay Additional Week
2 hrs KY $1050 $1900 $950/wk
4 hrs KY $800 $1500 $700/wk

Deposit = $200

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Creek Cabin

A cozy log cabin by the creek with a lake view. Includes bedroom/studio space with newly added private bathroom.

Features & Amenities

  • 1 bedroom with bathroom
  • Internet
  • View of mountains & lake
  • Quiet
  • Short walk to Mandala House Dining Room for meals
  • Laundry facilities nearby

Karma Yoga & Cost

1-Week Stay 2-Week Stay Additional Week
2 hrs KY $1050 $1900 $950/wk
4 hrs KY $800 $1500 $700/wk

Deposit = $200

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Parvati

A private retreat space in a cabin close to Mandala House for easy access to our dining room, laundry facilities and the bookstore.

Parvati Single Room

Features & Amenities

  • Private bathroom
  • Internet access
  • Quiet forest aspect

Karma Yoga & Cost:

1-Week Stay 2-Week Stay Additional Week
2 hrs KY $800 $1400 $600/wk
4 hrs KY $700 $1250 $525/wk

Price includes meals.

Deposit: $100

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