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.
Renewal: Every three years.
Experience the joy of devotion through the graceful and powerful movements of sacred dance. Explore how devotion can be directed through the rhythms and gestures of Indian dance and how to bring this joy into your life while asking—what are you devoted to? What do you want to cultivate within yourself?
The Ashram is delighted to welcome back Anusha Fernando, artistic director of Vancouver’s Shakti Dance along with Ashram dance teacher, Swami Yasodananda, for this inspiring weekend of devotional dance and reflection. Anusha has studied Bharata Natyam dance for over 25 years and received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and the B.C. Arts Council. She will be offering a Saturday evening performance called “Devotions – a Repertoire of Bharata Natyam dance ” which will illuminate Bharata Natyam’s rich range of expression. Anusha will give an introductory Bharata Natyam dance class during the retreat, as well as classes for those who have experience with the Bharata Natyam tradition. Swami Yasodananda, will offer reflection classes, exploring how devotion can be directed through the rhythms and gestures of Indian dance.
Those new to the dance are welcome.
Cost: $490; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.
Anusha will also offer a 2-hour introductory workshop on this ancient classical dance of India on Sunday, August 19th, 10-noon. Cost: $50.00. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
Upon cancellation of a course, retreat, or other program, Yasodhara Ashram will hold your deposit for application towards your next stay.
Deposits are non-refundable.
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.