Jan
9
Wed
Yoga Development Course 2019: Celebrating 50 Years of Learning
Jan 9 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm
Yoga Development Course 2019: Celebrating 50 Years of Learning @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Yoga Development Course (YDC) offers three months of yoga in the deepest sense of the word, as a path to Liberation. Come and expand your understanding. Heal. Give yourself the spiritual nourishment you need. Challenge yourself to evolve.

This program, set in the Ashram’s pristine forest and lake during quiet winter, offers a balance of self-inquiry with group work in a community of like-minded people, a process that leads to new discoveries and purposeful change.

The YDC is the prerequisite for our Teacher Certification programs.

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Apr
10
Wed
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Apr 10 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 20 @ 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.

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

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Apr
12
Fri
Awakening Wonder
Apr 12 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 14 @ 5:30 pm
Awakening Wonder @ Yasodhara Ashram

April 12 – 14, Sept 13 – 15

Enrich your experience of the world around you and open your heart to wonder. What would it mean to remove filters that keep you from seeing, tasting, hearing, touching, smelling what is? Explore how your sense perceptions interact with your mind’s interpretation. By building awareness of mind and senses, you can start to choose your way of being moment-by-moment, awakening to your own potential.

Cost: $500; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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Jun
9
Sun
Decelerator
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm
Decelerator @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 9 – 14

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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Jul
15
Mon
Light in the Centre with Swami Lalitananda
Jul 15 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm
Light in the Centre with Swami Lalitananda @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 15 – 19

Join Ashram president, Swami Lalitananda, for four days designed to help you approach the sacred within and to recognize that all life is sacred. Meet with others to expand awareness through spiritual practice, reflection, dialogue and action.

Cost: $975; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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Jul
19
Fri
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Jul 19 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 2 @ 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.

Prerequisites: 
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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Aug
5
Mon
Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification
Aug 5 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 19 @ 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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Shakti Camp for Teen Girls
Aug 5 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 9 @ 5:30 pm
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 5 – 9

If you are a young woman aged 13-17, Shakti Camp is designed for you. This week-long Ashram adventure includes activities such as dance, arts, hiking and swimming as well as yoga classes, journaling and group discussions. With other young women, explore the issues that matter most to you: what stresses you out at home or school? What does friendship mean to you? Grow in confidence as you look at your body image, personal power and self-expression.

You also have a chance to experience life in a spiritual community with powerful female role models. Join us for daily Hatha Yoga classes, Karma Yoga (service) and nightly satsang. Make friends, have fun and learn about yourself in this supportive and nurturing community.

For teen girls ages 13 to 17.

Cost: $325 (or pay what you can); deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.. Local Eastshore teens free.

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Aug
20
Tue
Searching for Silence in a Noisy World
Aug 20 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm
Searching for Silence in a Noisy World @ Yasodhara Ashram

Aug 20 – 22

The massive bombardment of our senses from modern technology can drive us away from the true source of power and energy within. This retreat can help uncover your sense of inner knowing. Through times of silence and practices such as watching your mind, calming the breath, chanting mantras — and unplugging from electronic devices – you can become receptive to your interior landscape. Listen to your inner voices – what do they say? Which to follow and which to let go? Can you find a place of rest?

This retreat will include times of speaking as well as periods of intentional silence (mauna). Please be prepared to commit to a few days without electronic devices.

Cost: $500; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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Sep
13
Fri
Awakening Wonder
Sep 13 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm
Awakening Wonder @ Yasodhara Ashram

Apr 12-14, Sept 13 – 15

Enrich your experience of the world around you and open your heart to wonder. What would it mean to remove filters that keep you from seeing, tasting, hearing, touching, smelling what is? Explore how your sense perceptions interact with your mind’s interpretation. By building awareness of mind and senses, you can start to choose your way of being moment-by-moment, awakening to your own potential.

Cost: $500; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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Jan
8
Wed
Yoga Development Course
Jan 8 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm
Yoga Development Course @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Yoga Development Course (YDC) offers three months of yoga in the deepest sense of the word, as a path to Liberation. Come and expand your understanding. Heal. Give yourself the spiritual nourishment you need. Challenge yourself to evolve.

This program, set in the Ashram’s pristine forest and lake during quiet winter, offers a balance of self-inquiry with group work in a community of like-minded people, a process that leads to new discoveries and purposeful change.

The YDC is the prerequisite for our Teacher Certification programs.

Read more…