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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Apr
20
Fri
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

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

Saturday
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”

Sunday 
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) – $70 per person/night incl. breakfast; 12:30 pm Lunch $13; 6 pm Dinner $18

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).

May
4
Fri
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)

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May
17
Thu
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self-Discovery
May 17 @ 6:45 pm – May 27 @ 5:30 pm
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self-Discovery @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 17 – 27, July 12 – 22, August 16 – 26, October 11 – 21

Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be — ten days reprieve from stress in a safe and nurturing place of reflection.

For students of all levels, this course offers practices that support your personal and spiritual development. Instruction is given in a variety of traditional yoga and meditation practices such as mantra and visualization combined with in-depth self-development courses such as Life Seals, Dream Yoga and the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga.

You will leave with tools to create more meaning, joy and relaxation in your life and with more trust in your ability to live a balanced life.

As a participant in the 10 Days of Yoga, you can stay on at no cost for up to the next seven consecutive days to practice Karma Yoga.

Cost: $1600; deposit $200 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power
Kundalini Yoga for the West
Realities of the Dreaming Mind

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May
18
Fri
Women Holding the Earth
May 18 @ 6:45 pm – May 22 @ 5:30 pm
Women Holding the Earth @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 18 – 22, July 22 – 26

Through dance, yoga and time in nature connect with your body on the sacred ground of the Ashram. Become grounded in yourself through self-exploration and dialogue with other women. Where are we in the world cycle? How can you make a difference? What is happening in your personal world? Find and nurture the sacred within through devotional practice, caring for yourself and listening to the wisdom and cycles of our Mother, the Earth.

Cost: $860; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Carried by a Promise
Radha: Diary of a Woman’s Search

The Divine Light Invocation

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May
25
Fri
Life Seals: Mapping Personal Symbolism
May 25 @ 6:45 pm – May 27 @ 5:30 pm
Life Seals: Mapping Personal Symbolism @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 25 – 27

In Life Seals you create a symbolic life map that surfaces hidden patterns and clarifies direction. Through drawing and reflection, you gain access to a deeper understanding of yourself. Discover how different aspects such as mind and senses relate to each other, understand how you create obstacles, and reveal your untapped potential. The process of opening personal symbolism is rich, memorable and often deeply moving. The tangible, visual quality of Life Seals provides a reminder that you can refer back to for guidance.

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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Jun
8
Fri
Transitions: Embracing Change
Jun 8 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 10 @ 5:30 pm
Transitions: Embracing Change @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 8 – 10, Aug 10 – 12, Oct 19 – 21

Experience how yoga can support you in times of ending and beginning, change and transition. Explore your past experiences of transition and identify what choices you want to make now. What is the creative direction for your future?

By working with reflective tools — such as writing and drawing — and spiritual practices — such as Mantra and the Divine Light Invocation — you can prepare for change, access strength during transition and clarify options for your next steps.

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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Jun
19
Tue
Decelerator
Jun 19 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 24 @ 3:45 pm
Decelerator @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 19 – 24

Decelerator is a 5-day retreat 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 design thinking, appreciative inquiry and open systems theory.

Cost: Private Room: $1390, Shared Room: $1125; $150 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

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

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Jun
23
Sat
Grand Opening of the Temple of Light & Strawberry Social
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 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.

Jun
29
Fri
Straight Walk: A Path of Perception
Jun 29 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm
Straight Walk: A Path of Perception @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 29 – July 1

Where are you now and where do you want to be? This workshop encourages you to gather facts by observing both your emotional responses and rational thinking. Unpacking this spectrum of responses can help you make better decisions. Based on an ancient Buddhist practice of self-awareness, the Straight Walk involves several walking meditations done with observation and concentration. You take steps, literally and symbolically, to understand your perception and to gain a new perspective.

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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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
10
Tue
The Elements: Bridging Our Inner & Outer Worlds
Jul 10 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 15 @ 5:30 pm
The Elements: Bridging Our Inner & Outer Worlds @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 10 – 15

Explore each essential element—earth, water, fire, air and ether— through the Kundalini system to bring new awareness and meaning into your life. Starting with the earth element, you can ask: How do I care for my physical body? What have I planted in the ground of my life? What is rooted in the soil of my heart? Discover how self-inquiry through Kundalini Yoga opens ways to connect your body and mind and to bridge your inner and outer worlds.

Cost: $980; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Kundalini Yoga for the West

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Jul
12
Thu
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self-Discovery
Jul 12 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self-Discovery @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 17 – 27, July 12 – 22, August 16 – 26, October 11 – 21

Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be — ten days reprieve from stress in a safe and nurturing place of reflection.

For students of all levels, this course offers practices that support your personal and spiritual development. Instruction is given in a variety of traditional yoga and meditation practices such as mantra and visualization combined with in-depth self-development courses such as Life Seals, Dream Yoga and the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga.

You will leave with tools to create more meaning, joy and relaxation in your life and with more trust in your ability to live a balanced life.

As a participant in the 10 Days of Yoga, you can stay on at no cost for up to the next seven consecutive days to practice Karma Yoga.

Cost: $1600; deposit $200 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power
Kundalini Yoga for the West
Realities of the Dreaming Mind

Register Online

Jul
22
Sun
Women Holding the Earth
Jul 22 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm
Women Holding the Earth @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 18 – 22, July 22 – 26

Through dance, yoga and time in nature connect with your body on the sacred ground of the Ashram. Become grounded in yourself through self-exploration and dialogue with other women. Where are we in the world cycle? How can you make a difference? What is happening in your personal world? Find and nurture the sacred within through devotional practice, caring for yourself and listening to the wisdom and cycles of our Mother, the Earth.

Cost: $860; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Carried by a Promise
Radha: Diary of a Woman’s Search

The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Jul
31
Tue
Seeing the Sacred
Jul 31 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm
Seeing the Sacred @ Yasodhara Ashram

How do you experience the sacredness around you? How do you see yourself reflected in it? In this workshop you will experiment with video as a form of self-inquiry.  The camera becomes a mirror revealing what is usually hidden, creating new perceptions, capturing time as it passes.  Facilitators experienced in both video production and Ashram teachings will guide you in exploring the personal symbolism of your unique perspective. No professional video experience is required. All you need is your smartphone or tablet. Experiment with this innovative approach to reflection.

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

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Aug
3
Fri
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)


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Aug
10
Fri
Transitions: Embracing Change
Aug 10 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 12 @ 5:30 pm
Transitions: Embracing Change @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 8 – 10, Aug 10 – 12, Oct 19 – 21

Experience how yoga can support you in times of ending and beginning, change and transition. Explore your past experiences of transition and identify what choices you want to make now. What is the creative direction for your future?

By working with reflective tools — such as writing and drawing — and spiritual practices — such as Mantra and the Divine Light Invocation — you can prepare for change, access strength during transition and clarify options for your next steps.

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

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
16
Thu
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self-Discovery
Aug 16 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 26 @ 5:30 pm
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self-Discovery @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 17 – 27, July 12 – 22, August 16 – 26, October 11 – 21

Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be — ten days reprieve from stress in a safe and nurturing place of reflection.

For students of all levels, this course offers practices that support your personal and spiritual development. Instruction is given in a variety of traditional yoga and meditation practices such as mantra and visualization combined with in-depth self-development courses such as Life Seals, Dream Yoga and the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga.

You will leave with tools to create more meaning, joy and relaxation in your life and with more trust in your ability to live a balanced life.

As a participant in the 10 Days of Yoga, you can stay on at no cost for up to the next seven consecutive days to practice Karma Yoga.

Cost: $1600; deposit $200 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power
Kundalini Yoga for the West
Realities of the Dreaming Mind

Register Online

Aug
21
Tue
Conscious Aging
Aug 21 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm
Conscious Aging @ Yasodhara Ashram

Aug 21 – 23

Join with others to update your current ideals. As we age, we often experience an inner prompting to re-examine our priorities and choices. By acknowledging our learning, challenges and victories, we can reflect on how we want to create our lives now, asking:Where do I want to direct my energy? Let your wisdom speak.

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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Oct
11
Thu
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self-Discovery
Oct 11 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self-Discovery @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 17 – 27, July 12 – 22, August 16 – 26, October 11 – 21

Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be — ten days reprieve from stress in a safe and nurturing place of reflection.

For students of all levels, this course offers practices that support your personal and spiritual development. Instruction is given in a variety of traditional yoga and meditation practices such as mantra and visualization combined with in-depth self-development courses such as Life Seals, Dream Yoga and the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga.

You will leave with tools to create more meaning, joy and relaxation in your life and with more trust in your ability to live a balanced life.

As a participant in the 10 Days of Yoga, you can stay on at no cost for up to the next seven consecutive days to practice Karma Yoga.

Cost: $1600; deposit $200 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power
Kundalini Yoga for the West
Realities of the Dreaming Mind

Register Online

Oct
19
Fri
Transitions: Embracing Change
Oct 19 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm
Transitions: Embracing Change @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 8 – 10, Aug 10 – 12, Oct 19 – 21

Experience how yoga can support you in times of ending and beginning, change and transition. Explore your past experiences of transition and identify what choices you want to make now. What is the creative direction for your future?

By working with reflective tools — such as writing and drawing — and spiritual practices — such as Mantra and the Divine Light Invocation — you can prepare for change, access strength during transition and clarify options for your next steps.

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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…