Dec
1
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Dec 1 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 3 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

2017: Dec 1 – 3
2018: June 29 – July 1, Aug 31 – Sept 2

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

Cost: $475; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

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Dec
15
Fri
Solstice Retreat: Light is Returning
Dec 15 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm
Solstice Retreat: Light is Returning @ Yasodhara Ashram

December 15 – 17

As we approach the turning point of Winter Solstice, honour the seasonal cycles of light by nourishing your own inner Light. Practice the Divine Light Invocation, relaxation techniques, visualizations and meditations on Light. By being receptive, invoking and channeling Light, we help to counter the forces that result in destructive actions in ourselves and in the world. Recognizing that we are all born of Light encourages us to care for each other and our planet.

Cost: $475, deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation CD

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Jan
8
Mon
The Yoga Development Course
Jan 8 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 8 @ 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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Mar
16
Fri
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance
Mar 16 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 18 @ 5:30 pm
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance @ Yasodhara Ashram

Mar 16 – 18, Sept 21 – 23

Celebrate this special time of equal day and night, by reflecting on balance. Balancing daily life demands – work, relationships, family, information input – and taking care of yourself can be challenging. How can you stay centered and calm? How can you step back to gain perspective and move forward with clarity? Learn yogic techniques such as breath, visualization, reflection and relaxation to help restore calm and a clear sense of what is most important in your life.

Cost: $475; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

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Apr
9
Mon
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.

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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May
4
Fri
Breath: The Invisible Work
May 4 @ 6:45 pm – May 6 @ 5:30 pm
Breath: The Invisible Work @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 4 – 6, Sept 28 – 30

Breath is the key to quiet the mind, create space and allow clarity to emerge. Between the ingoing and outgoing breath, there is a centre of stillness, a place of deep mystery and potential. Awaken your intuition and discover what emerges. Find ways to make this internal balance present in your life.

Cost: $475; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

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May
11
Fri
Yoga & Healing Retreat
May 11 @ 6:45 pm – May 13 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 11 – 13, Sept 14 – 16

Yoga offers many spiritual gifts to access health and wholeness. Yogic practices provide a means of clearing the body and mind, giving you the strength to be who you really are. In the healing process you have the space to reflect on your life. The retreat is for those seeking physical, mental or spiritual healing. Spacious and nurturing, this is a time to go inward, accessing your compassion and inner Light.

Cost: $475; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CD:
Relaxation

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Jun
22
Fri
Solstice Retreat: Renewing in the Light
Jun 22 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 24 @ 5:30 pm
Solstice Retreat: Renewing in the Light @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 22 – 24

What better time to saturate yourself with Light than during the magic of summer solstice? In this retreat we explore the practice of the Divine Light Invocation, along with relaxation techniques, visualizations and meditations on Light.

The Divine Light Invocation is a standing meditation that combines the body, breath and mind in a concise practice of visualizing Divine Light, recognizing the Light within and learning how to share this Light with others. It is one of the most integral practices at Yasodhara Ashram.

Cost: $475, deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation CD

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Jun
29
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Jun 29 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 29 – July 1, Aug 31 – Sept 2

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

Cost: $475; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Jul
3
Tue
Annual Family Retreat
Jul 3 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 7 @ 5:30 pm
Annual Family Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 3 – 7

Families of all ages, shapes and sizes are invited to attend our popular Annual Family Retreat! Join together with others to experience the potential of family life in a community. This program has been especially designed to support you. We’ve arranged the schedule so parents have time for personal reflection and time to connect with other parents. Children have opportunities to play in the garden and help with harvesting. Spend family time together in yoga, work, play and retreat.

Our Annual Family Retreat begins with an Introductory Evening Welcome on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 (after dinner).

Cost:
Per Adult — $550; deposit $100
Child 0-6— no charge
Child 6-13— $50
Teen 14-17— $ 170

We offer a sliding scale to ensure this program is open to all. If you can “pay forward” and contribute more, your generosity will benefit another family. Thank you!

(See our Cancellation Policy)

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Jul
16
Mon
Four-day Retreat with Swami Lalitananda
Jul 16 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm
Four-day Retreat with Swami Lalitananda @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 16 – 20

A four day retreat led by Swami Lalitananda. Stay tuned for more information.

Cost: $950; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

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Jul
20
Fri
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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Jul
23
Mon
Awakening Wonder
Jul 23 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm
Awakening Wonder @ Yasodhara Ashram

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: $475; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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Jul
27
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Jul 27 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 29 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 27 – 29, Aug 17 – 19, Oct 26 – 28

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? Each day you will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

Cost: $475; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended books:
Kundalini Yoga for the West
The Yoga of Healing

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Yoga & Nature Retreat
Jul 27 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 29 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Nature Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 27 – 29, Aug 24 – 26

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 to experience the majesty of mountains as you do Mountain pose? Or learn balance from a tree? Hike the forest trails, walk the beaches, find your special places for silence and meditation. How does nature reflect back what you need to know? Yoga & Nature can give you perspective and connect you to a sense of the sacred.

Cost: $475; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended books:
Hatha Yoga, the Hidden Language & The Inner Life of Asanas

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Aug
6
Mon
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.

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
12
Sun
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls
Aug 12 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 12 – 16

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). Local Eastshore teens free.

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Aug
17
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Aug 17 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 27 – 29, Aug 17 – 19, Oct 26 – 28

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? Each day you will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

Cost: $475; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended books:
Kundalini Yoga for the West
The Yoga of Healing

Register Online

Aug
24
Fri
Yoga & Nature Retreat
Aug 24 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 26 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Nature Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 27 – 29, Aug 24 – 26

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 to experience the majesty of mountains as you do Mountain pose? Or learn balance from a tree? Hike the forest trails, walk the beaches, find your special places for silence and meditation. How does nature reflect back what you need to know? Yoga & Nature can give you perspective and connect you to a sense of the sacred.

Cost: $475; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended books:
Hatha Yoga, the Hidden Language & The Inner Life of Asanas

Register Online

Aug
31
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Aug 31 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 2 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 29 – July 1, Aug 31 – Sept 2

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

Cost: $475; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Sep
14
Fri
Yoga & Healing Retreat
Sep 14 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 11 – 13, Sept 14 – 16

Yoga offers many spiritual gifts to access health and wholeness. Yogic practices provide a means of clearing the body and mind, giving you the strength to be who you really are. In the healing process you have the space to reflect on your life. The retreat is for those seeking physical, mental or spiritual healing. Spacious and nurturing, this is a time to go inward, accessing your compassion and inner Light.

Cost: $475; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CD:
Relaxation

Register Online

Sep
21
Fri
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance
Sep 21 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance @ Yasodhara Ashram

Mar 16 – 18, Sept 21 – 23

Celebrate this special time of equal day and night, by reflecting on balance. Balancing daily life demands – work, relationships, family, information input – and taking care of yourself can be challenging. How can you stay centered and calm? How can you step back to gain perspective and move forward with clarity? Learn yogic techniques such as breath, visualization, reflection and relaxation to help restore calm and a clear sense of what is most important in your life.

Cost: $475; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online

Sep
28
Fri
Breath: The Invisible Work
Sep 28 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm
Breath: The Invisible Work @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 4 – 6, Sept 28 – 30

Breath is the key to quiet the mind, create space and allow clarity to emerge. Between the ingoing and outgoing breath, there is a centre of stillness, a place of deep mystery and potential. Awaken your intuition and discover what emerges. Find ways to make this internal balance present in your life.

Cost: $475; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online

Oct
26
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Oct 26 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 27 – 29, Aug 17 – 19, Oct 26 – 28

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? Each day you will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

Cost: $475; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended books:
Kundalini Yoga for the West
The Yoga of Healing

Register Online

Jan
9
Wed
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.

Read more…