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
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.

Here’s what past participants of the 10 Days of Yoga have to say about their experience.

Cost: $1640; deposit $200 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

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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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Aug
21
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program – Free
Aug 21 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program - Free @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service—and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness.

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. This program is run jointly with the Young Adult Program. Young Adults (18-30) are offered a reduced fee structure and Elders (60 and over) can choose to work six-hours instead of eight.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

Cost: Free of Charge May-October 2018! Shared accommodation, meals and workshops included.  Regular Cost: Adults $825; Elders (60+) $825 (six hour work day option available); Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program. (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

Dates: Click here for a list of all program intake dates.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Wisdom Choices
Aug 21 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm
Wisdom Choices @ 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: $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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Young Adult Program – Free
Aug 21 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program - Free @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The Young Adult Program is for people 18-30 interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills.

This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service—and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness.

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. This program is run jointly with the One Month(OM) Program. Young Adults (18-30) are offered a reduced fee structure and Elders (60 and over) can choose to work six-hours instead of eight.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

Cost: Free of Charge May-October 2018! Shared accommodation, meals and workshops included.  Regular Cost:  Young Adults (18-30) $600 (sliding scale). Bursary applications are available for Young Adults unable to pay 50% of the cost ($300).  Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program.

(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

Dates: Click here for a list of all program intake dates.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the Young Adult Program

Sep
8
Sat
Gurudev Sivananda’s Birthday
Sep 8 all-day
Gurudev Sivananda’s Birthday @ Yasodhara Ashram

This is a special day to honour the lineage of spiritual teachers who inspire and support us at Yasodhara Ashram – Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, Swami Radha and Swami Radhananda.

Cost: $100/day; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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Sep
18
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program – Free
Sep 18 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program - Free @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service—and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness.

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. This program is run jointly with the Young Adult Program. Young Adults (18-30) are offered a reduced fee structure and Elders (60 and over) can choose to work six-hours instead of eight.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

Cost: Free of Charge May-October 2018! Shared accommodation, meals and workshops included.  Regular Cost: Adults $825; Elders (60+) $825 (six hour work day option available); Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program. (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

Dates: Click here for a list of all program intake dates.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Young Adult Program – Free
Sep 18 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program - Free @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The Young Adult Program is for people 18-30 interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills.

This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service—and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness.

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. This program is run jointly with the One Month(OM) Program. Young Adults (18-30) are offered a reduced fee structure and Elders (60 and over) can choose to work six-hours instead of eight.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

Cost: Free of Charge May-December 2018! Shared accommodation, meals and workshops included.  Regular Cost: Young Adults (18-30) $600 (sliding scale). Bursary applications are available for Young Adults unable to pay 50% of the cost ($300).  Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program.

(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

Dates: Click here for a list of all program intake dates.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the Young Adult Program

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.

Here’s what past participants of the 10 Days of Yoga have to say about their experience.

Cost: $1640; deposit $200 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

Register Online

Oct
16
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Oct 16 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service—and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness.

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. This program is run jointly with the Young Adult Program. Young Adults (18-30) are offered a reduced fee structure and Elders (60 and over) can choose to work six-hours instead of eight.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

Cost: Shared accommodation, meals and workshops included.  Regular Cost:  Adults $825; Elders (60+) $825 (six hour work day option available); Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program. (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

Dates: Click here for a list of all program intake dates.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Young Adult Program Intake – Free
Oct 16 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake - Free @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The Young Adult Program is for people 18-30 interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills.

This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service—and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness.

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. This program is run jointly with the One Month(OM) Program. Young Adults (18-30) are offered a reduced fee structure and Elders (60 and over) can choose to work six-hours instead of eight.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

Cost: Free of Charge May-December 2018! Shared accommodation, meals and workshops included.  Regular Cost: Young Adults (18-30) $600 (sliding scale). Bursary applications are available for Young Adults unable to pay 50% of the cost ($300).  Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program.

(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

Dates: Click here for a list of all program intake dates.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the Young Adult Program

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

Register Online

Nov
6
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Nov 6 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service—and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness.

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. This program is run jointly with the Young Adult Program. Young Adults (18-30) are offered a reduced fee structure and Elders (60 and over) can choose to work six-hours instead of eight.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

Cost: Adults $825; Elders (60+) $825 (six hour work day option available); Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program. (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

Dates: Click here for a list of all program intake dates.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Young Adult Program Intake – Free
Nov 6 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake - Free @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The Young Adult Program is for people 18-30 interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills.

This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service—and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness.

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. This program is run jointly with the One Month(OM) Program. Young Adults (18-30) are offered a reduced fee structure and Elders (60 and over) can choose to work six-hours instead of eight.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

Cost: Free of Charge May-December 2018! Shared accommodation, meals and workshops included.  Regular Cost: Young Adults (18-30) $600 (sliding scale). Bursary applications are available for Young Adults unable to pay 50% of the cost ($300).  Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program.

(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

Dates: Click here for a list of all program intake dates.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the Young Adult Program

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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