Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Apr 9 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram | Kootenay Bay | British Columbia | Canada

After completing the Yoga Development Course, the next step in teacher training is the Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification. In this course you will learn how to teach classical asanas and integrate spiritual practices into the classroom. The approach is experiential – learning through teaching in small groups. You are encouraged to teach from a sense of self-acceptance – listening to your own body and offering from your own experience. Prior to certification you are also asked to complete a practicum of leading 6 classes (either at the Ashram or elsewhere) and reporting on what you learned.

This training builds on the foundation laid through the 675 hours of practice and instruction of the Yoga Development Course.

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Walking Together into a Hopeful Future – Reconciliation with Indigenous People
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 22 @ 8:30 pm

April 20 – 22

Pahan Pte San Win and Wanbdi Wakita, indigenous teachers and healers from Manitoba and Ashram friends, will be our guides for two days focused on Indigenous wisdom, reconciliation and the lost sisters. Wanbdi is a Dakota Spiritual Leader and Sundance Chief; Pahan is Lakota, Cree and Metis and her name means Grey Swan Buffalo Woman. They have spent a lifetime exploring and want to share what they have discovered with you.

Indigenous teachings provide a roadmap that lead us towards a life on Mother Earth that is both harmonious and sustainable. It requires a return to balance within – heart, mind, body and Spirit – and without.

Explore the concept of reconciliation as a practice that requires decision-making, intention, a shift in perspective and a commitment that is accompanied by action. Create personal action plans that identify steps that you will take to begin the practice of reconciliation as a way of life

Explore the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and how it is fueled by racism and marginalization. Identify examples of Acts of Love (including the Walking with our Sisters Exhibit and the Sundance of Women) that are healing the wrongs. Answer the question, “How do I become an ally?”

Weekend schedule

7:30-8:30 pm – Satsang: Pahan Pte San Win “The Healing Medicine of Love”

10 am-12:30 pm – Activities and reflection on “Returning to the Peace Road”
3-5:30 pm – Activities and reflection on “Reconciliation: Love in Action”
7:30-8:30 pm – Satsang: Wanbdi Wakita “Taku Wakan – Something Sacred”

10 am-12:30 pm Activities and reflection on “the Lost Sisters” & What is an Ally?
3-5:30 pm – Connecting with the Sacred through nature and Ceremony in the Tipi
7:30-8:30 pm – Satsang: Songs, prayers, a dedication to Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

Please pre-register: 250-227-9224; Registrations@yasodhara.org

Cost: Workshops and satsang by donation. Overnight accommodation (shared) – $100 per person/night incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner. For day guests, meals are available: 12:30 pm Lunch $13; 6 pm Dinner $18. Please pre-register.

Net proceeds support Pahan’s Sundance of Women to be held in Manitoba in 2018 (the second of four annual Sundances honouring the Spirits of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls).

Societies Annual General Meeting
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Societies Annual General Meeting @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 4

We invite all members of Yasodhara Ashram Society, the Friends of Radha Foundation and the Association for the Development of Human Potential to our AGM. Join us to reconnect with our community and engage in reviewing the past year and future directions in this special year of the Temple Rising!

Cost: By Contribution; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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Jun 19 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm
Decelerator @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 19 – 24

Decelerator is a 5-day workshop that offers you the pause needed to gain a new viewpoint on your life – personally and at work. Participants will explore their personal and spiritual landscape using a blend of yogic practices and sessions inspired by leadership frameworks.

An of Era of Acceleration
People are under tremendous pressures today, perhaps greater than at any other time in history. Whatever the lifestyle, one seems to move too fast to digest the experiences that take place each day. The pressure felt is not exclusively because of work, but also due to the enormous amount of material that has to be assimilated to survive in a highly competitive environment.

The natural life rhythm simply cannot absorb the constant impact of living in a hyper-connected, media rich, turbulent environment.

Quite simply, people are destabilized and fatigued.

As catalysts engaged in creating a better world, we need energy to persevere. The true source of power and renewal is often buried to such a degree that support is needed to reclaim it. Once reclaimed we can realign with our intentions with new awareness and new strategies.

For more information, visit: www.decelerator.ca

Cost: Private Room: $1390, Shared Room: $1125; $150 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

There is a modest sliding scale available. For more information, email prior to registering: hello@decelerator.ca

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Grand Opening of the Temple of Light & Strawberry Social
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grand Opening of the Temple of Light & Strawberry Social @ Yasodhara Ashram

Welcome one and all to our 23rd annual Strawberry Social, this year featuring the public opening of the Temple of Light.

Let’s celebrate the completion of this sacred space, which will serve the Ashram, the local community and pilgrims from around the world.

Come, enjoy Creston strawberries and visit one of the new wonders of the Kootenays!

All are welcome. No need to RSVP.

For more information, please contact us.

Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification
Jul 20 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 3 @ 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 small groups with your colleagues. To access guidance from the unconscious mind, you will explore the symbolism of your own dreams and learn to help others in their personal interpretations, using Swami Radha’s dream yoga method (as elucidated in Realities of the Dreaming Mind).

This certification program can help you gain confidence in teaching the spiritual dimensions of yoga by focusing on Light, building on your personal experience and learning to create a framework adaptable to your students’ needs.

Prerequisites: Completion of the Yoga Development Course and the YDC book reflections.

Renewal: Every three years.

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Temple Dedication
Aug 3 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 5 @ 5:30 pm
Temple Dedication @ Yasodhara Ashram

Aug 3 – 5

Join us in a contemplative gathering to dedicate the new Temple of Light. Together let’s celebrate the divine and human forces that unified to manifest this sacred space —including our worldwide community of love and support. Join us in saturating the Temple with devotion, sending out vibrations of peace to the world, and honouring our teachers and rich lineage of teachings.

Cost: $100/day; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Aug 6 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram

This two-week teacher certification program will deepen your understanding of the system of Hatha Yoga that Swami Radha called “the Hidden Language,” which integrates the asanas with the power of mind and symbolism. You will learn —through your own personal reflection, study and practice teaching—how to offer the gift of Hidden Language to others.

Take this next step in using metaphor, symbolism and written reflections to help students access the insightful messages that the asanas can bring. The process involves trusting your own intuition and that of your students. Learn to create a safe, light framework and fill it with an atmosphere that empowers each person’s awareness. Teach the unity of yoga, where body and mind communicate.

The Yoga Development Course, as well as the Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification. Completion of the YDC book reflection project is also a requirement.

Renewal: Every three years.

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The Yoga Development Course
Jan 9 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm
The Yoga Development Course @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Yoga Development Course (YDC) is an intensive three-month program designed to expand awareness through personal and spiritual development. Built on a series of integrated workshops that weave experiential learning with various practices of yoga, the YDC offers powerful tools for transforming and enhancing life. The course is valuable not only to yoga students and teachers but to all those who wish to make lasting changes and to live a richer, more meaningful life.

The YDC is the prerequisite for our Teacher Certification programs.

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