Aug
17
Fri
A Weekend of Devotional Dance
Aug 17 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm
A Weekend of Devotional Dance @ Yasodhara Ashram

Aug 17-19

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 info@yasodhara.org for more information and to register.

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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: $490; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

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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: $490; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

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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: $490; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CD:
Relaxation

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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: $490; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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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: $490; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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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: $490; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

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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.

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