Aug
8
Mon
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Aug 8 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 22 @ 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
11
Thu
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self-Discovery
Aug 11 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self-Discovery @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 19 – 29, July 21 – 31, August 11 – 21, October 13 – 23

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: $1500; 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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Aug
12
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Aug 12 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 10 – 12, July 1 – 3, August 12 – 14, December 2 – 4

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: $465; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

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The Chakras: Opening to Dynamic Potential
Aug 12 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm
The Chakras: Opening to Dynamic Potential @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 12 – 17

The chakras of the Kundalini system are considered energy wheels. What are they turning and churning up in your life? How do you want to direct this energy? Each chakra controls a sense, is related to an element, and symbolizes a level of consciousness. Through reflection, questioning, study and practice, you can find out how to harness the latent power and create the kind of life you want to live. Wisdom arises from knowing yourself deeply, setting your course, opening to inner luminosity. What is possible?

Based on Kundalini Yoga for the West, by Swami Sivananda Radha

Cost: $970; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Kundalini Yoga for the West

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Aug
13
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 6, March 5, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 2, July 16, July 30, Aug 13, Aug 27, Sept 3, Sept 17, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3

Cost: $25/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

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Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Date
Feb 6 – 7, March 5 – 6, April 9 – 10, May 14 – 15, June 11 – 12, July 2 – 3, July 16 – 17, July 30 – 31, Aug 13 – 14, Aug 27 – 28, Sept 3 – 4, Sept 17 – 18, Oct 1 – 2, Nov 5 – 6, Dec 3 – 4

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration

11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class

12:30 pm – Lunch

1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour

3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service

6:00 – Dinner

7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.

8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),  
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under. 
Private rooms may be available for $35 extra. $25 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online

Aug
19
Fri
Yoga & Nature Retreat
Aug 19 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Nature Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 13 – 15, August 19 – 21

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: $465; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

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

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Aug
22
Mon
Care for Caregivers
Aug 22 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm
Care for Caregivers @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 22 – 24

Whether you are in a professional or personal care-giving position, give yourself time to renew and refresh. Nourish and revitalize yourself in the life-affirming beauty of nature and through yogic practices such as Hatha, relaxation, breath awareness, mantra and Light. Reconnect to that centre of knowing, your inner strength and heart’s desire, by listening within. Can you fill yourself so fully that you are replenished enough to give back freely from that greater source?

Cost: $465, deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CDs:
Relaxation

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Discover Yasodhara: Experiencing Community
Aug 22 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm
Discover Yasodhara: Experiencing Community @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 27 – July 3, July 25 – 31, August 22 – 29, September 19 – 25

Discover what it is like to live and grow in a spiritual community! This one-week work and study program offers a balanced blend of Karma Yoga (selfless service) and classes in Yasodhara Yoga – including Mantra, Dreams, Kundalini, Divine Light Invocation and sacred dance. Take this unique opportunity to deepen self-understanding, gain useful spiritual tools as well as practical skills, and become an active part of a vibrant community. Your days will be divided equally between selfless service in various areas of the Ashram and courses.

Cost: $675; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online

One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Aug 22 @ 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. 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: Young Adults (18-30) $600; Adults $825; Elders (60+) $825 (six hour work day option available); Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program. (See our Cancellation Policy)

Bursary Applications are available for Young Adults and Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2016 Program dates: January 4 – February 1, February 1 – February 28, March 7 – April 4, April 18 – May 16, May 2 – May 30, May 30 – June 27, June 27 – July 25, July 25 – August 22, August 22 – September 19, September 19 – October 17, October 17 – November 14, November 14 – December 12, December 12 – January 9

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Three Month Community Immersion Intake
Aug 22 @ 6:45 pm
Three Month Community Immersion Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Our Three Month Community Immersion Program is designed to give you a deep dive into community living. You will learn about yourself, your values, your approach to service and the dedication and support it takes to create harmonious communities.

At Yasodhara Ashram we intentionally draw in people from all generations. Our core programming retains the essential and innovative teachings of Swami Radha, and our teaching methodology is experiential and small group-focused. We trust the intelligence of those who come here and give you the opportunity to learn from each other. Come to learn and serve!

Cost: Pay What You Can—2016 only! Value of $2,475. Shared accommodation and meals included.

2016 Start Dates: June 27, July 25, August 22, September 19, October 17, November 14, December 12

This program is only available to people in Canada.

Application required:

Apply for the Three-Month Community Immersion Program

Aug
26
Fri
Transitions
Aug 26 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm
Transitions @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 26 – 28

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: $465; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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Women Holding the Earth
Aug 26 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 30 @ 5:30 pm
Women Holding the Earth @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 26 – 30

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: $855; 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

Aug
27
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 6, March 5, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 2, July 16, July 30, Aug 13, Aug 27, Sept 3, Sept 17, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3

Cost: $25/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Date
Feb 6 – 7, March 5 – 6, April 9 – 10, May 14 – 15, June 11 – 12, July 2 – 3, July 16 – 17, July 30 – 31, Aug 13 – 14, Aug 27 – 28, Sept 3 – 4, Sept 17 – 18, Oct 1 – 2, Nov 5 – 6, Dec 3 – 4

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration

11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class

12:30 pm – Lunch

1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour

3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service

6:00 – Dinner

7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.

8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),  
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under. 
Private rooms may be available for $35 extra. $25 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online

Sep
2
Fri
Cultivating Compassion Retreat
Sep 2 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm
Cultivating Compassion Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 27 – 29, July 22 – 24, September 2 – 4

Being compassionate towards ourselves, those around us and the world requires the willingness and courage to be kind-hearted. How do you live an ideal of compassion in a world that seems to express so much of the opposite? How can you deepen your understanding so kindness and concern can grow? Using practices of visualization, meditation and breath, experience the gift of an open heart.

Cost: $465; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Divine Light Invocation


Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Sep
3
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Sep 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 6, March 5, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 2, July 16, July 30, Aug 13, Aug 27, Sept 3, Sept 17, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3

Cost: $25/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Sep 3 @ 11:00 am – Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Date
Feb 6 – 7, March 5 – 6, April 9 – 10, May 14 – 15, June 11 – 12, July 2 – 3, July 16 – 17, July 30 – 31, Aug 13 – 14, Aug 27 – 28, Sept 3 – 4, Sept 17 – 18, Oct 1 – 2, Nov 5 – 6, Dec 3 – 4

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration

11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class

12:30 pm – Lunch

1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour

3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service

6:00 – Dinner

7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.

8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),  
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under. 
Private rooms may be available for $35 extra. $25 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online

Sep
8
Thu
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; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

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Sep
9
Fri
Music & Consciousness
Sep 9 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 11 @ 5:30 pm
Music & Consciousness @ Yasodhara Ashram

September 9 – 11

Discover an effective way to sidestep intellectual concepts and tap into your own unconscious wisdom. In this workshop, you listen to several musical pieces then draw your impressions of each. Music lights up different mental circuits that can offer illuminating insights. Relating your drawings to your life allows intuition to flow, guiding you in practical and mysterious ways.

Cost: $465; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)


Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Sep
16
Fri
Conscious Aging
Sep 16 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm
Conscious Aging @ Yasodhara Ashram

September 16-18

Give yourself time to reflect on your life and your next steps. Allow space to ask yourself questions, such as, What do I want to do with the time that is remaining? What is the purpose of my life now? What is my new perspective and how do my priorities need to change?  Cooperating with the aging process allows you new choices about how to live the rest of your life. Address the shifting needs of your body and mind using gentle Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, reflection and personal practice. Deepen your awareness of your past, present and future self.

Cost: $465; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Sep
17
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 6, March 5, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 2, July 16, July 30, Aug 13, Aug 27, Sept 3, Sept 17, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3

Cost: $25/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Date
Feb 6 – 7, March 5 – 6, April 9 – 10, May 14 – 15, June 11 – 12, July 2 – 3, July 16 – 17, July 30 – 31, Aug 13 – 14, Aug 27 – 28, Sept 3 – 4, Sept 17 – 18, Oct 1 – 2, Nov 5 – 6, Dec 3 – 4

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $35 extra. $25 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online

Sep
19
Mon
Discover Yasodhara: Experiencing Community
Sep 19 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm
Discover Yasodhara: Experiencing Community @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 27 – July 3, July 25 – 31, August 22 – 29, September 19 – 25

Discover what it is like to live and grow in a spiritual community! This one-week work and study program offers a balanced blend of Karma Yoga (selfless service) and classes in Yasodhara Yoga – including Mantra, Dreams, Kundalini, Divine Light Invocation and sacred dance. Take this unique opportunity to deepen self-understanding, gain useful spiritual tools as well as practical skills, and become an active part of a vibrant community. Your days will be divided equally between selfless service in various areas of the Ashram and courses.

Cost: $675; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online

One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Sep 19 @ 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. 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: Young Adults (18-30) $600; Adults $825; Elders (60+) $825 (six hour work day option available); Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program. (See our Cancellation Policy)

Bursary Applications are available for Young Adults and Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2016 Program dates: January 4 – February 1, February 1 – February 28, March 7 – April 4, April 18 – May 16, May 2 – May 30, May 30 – June 27, June 27 – July 25, July 25 – August 22, August 22 – September 19, September 19 – October 17, October 17 – November 14, November 14 – December 12, December 12 – January 9

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Three Month Community Immersion Intake
Sep 19 @ 6:45 pm
Three Month Community Immersion Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Our Three Month Community Immersion Program is designed to give you a deep dive into community living. You will learn about yourself, your values, your approach to service and the dedication and support it takes to create harmonious communities.

At Yasodhara Ashram we intentionally draw in people from all generations. Our core programming retains the essential and innovative teachings of Swami Radha, and our teaching methodology is experiential and small group-focused. We trust the intelligence of those who come here and give you the opportunity to learn from each other. Come to learn and serve!

Cost: Pay What You Can—2016 only! Value of $2,475. Shared accommodation and meals included.

2016 Start Dates: June 27, July 25, August 22, September 19, October 17, November 14, December 12

This program is only available to people in Canada.

Application required:

Apply for the Three-Month Community Immersion Program

Sep
23
Fri
Fall Equinox: Finding Balance
Sep 23 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm
Fall Equinox: Finding Balance @ Yasodhara Ashram

March 18 – 20, September 23 – 25

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: $465; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online

Oct
1
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 6, March 5, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 2, July 16, July 30, Aug 13, Aug 27, Sept 3, Sept 17, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3

Cost: $25/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Date
Feb 6 – 7, March 5 – 6, April 9 – 10, May 14 – 15, June 11 – 12, July 2 – 3, July 16 – 17, July 30 – 31, Aug 13 – 14, Aug 27 – 28, Sept 3 – 4, Sept 17 – 18, Oct 1 – 2, Nov 5 – 6, Dec 3 – 4

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration

11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class

12:30 pm – Lunch

1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour

3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service

6:00 – Dinner

7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.

8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),  
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under. 
Private rooms may be available for $35 extra. $25 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online

Indian Classical Music Concert
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Indian Classical Music Concert @ Yasodhara Ashram

Immerse yourself in the soothing and melodic sounds of tabla and sitar, offered by Calgary-based Utpal and Swapan – and support the building of the new Temple of Light at Yasodhara Ashram. This is Utpal’s first return concert since 2013.

Come for Indian buffet dinner
(6 pm – $18); please call or email to book.

Oct
2
Sun
Indian Classical Music Workshops
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Indian Classical Music Workshops

Utpal and Swapan will offer two participatory workshops

10 am – 12 noon – An introduction to singing ragas
2 – 4 pm – Playing short compositions with rhythmic cycles

Bring your instruments and notebook.
Call or email to register
Last-minute drop-in is okay too!

Living the Practice with Swami Radhananda
Oct 2 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm
Living the Practice with Swami Radhananda @ Yasodhara Ashram

October 2 – 7

How do you maintain the ideals of yoga in your daily life, in your family, in your work, in your community? What would it mean to accept the challenge to change, open your heart and mind, and live life fully?

This special five-day yoga workshop is led by Swami Radhananda, author and spiritual director of Yasodhara Ashram. Swami Radhananda will help you explore how a life infused with practice and self-inquiry can become a life of meaning and potential.

Cost: $1250; $200 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Living the Practice

Register Online

Oct
7
Fri
Thanksgiving Weekend
Oct 7 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm
Thanksgiving Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

October 7 – 10

With a focus on gratitude, this weekend is a time to look at what each of us has harvested in our lives and what we want to preserve. What are you grateful for and how do you express it? Participate in our annual Karma Yoga work-bee. Experience the joy of being in community as well as having quiet time on your own.

Cost: $100 per day; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online

Oct
13
Thu
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self-Discovery
Oct 13 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self-Discovery @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 19 – 29, July 21 – 31, August 11 – 21, October 13 – 23

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: $1500; 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
14
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Oct 14 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 6 – 8, July 31 – August 4, October 14 – 18

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:
May 6 – 8: $465; deposit $100
July 31 – August 4: $855; deposit $100

October 14 – 18; $855; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)

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

Register Online

Oct
17
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Oct 17 @ 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. 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: Young Adults (18-30) $600; Adults $825; Elders (60+) $825 (six hour work day option available); Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program. (See our Cancellation Policy)

Bursary Applications are available for Young Adults and Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2016 Program dates: January 4 – February 1, February 1 – February 28, March 7 – April 4, April 18 – May 16, May 2 – May 30, May 30 – June 27, June 27 – July 25, July 25 – August 22, August 22 – September 19, September 19 – October 17, October 17 – November 14, November 14 – December 12, December 12 – January 9

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Three Month Community Immersion Intake
Oct 17 @ 6:45 pm
Three Month Community Immersion Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Our Three Month Community Immersion Program is designed to give you a deep dive into community living. You will learn about yourself, your values, your approach to service and the dedication and support it takes to create harmonious communities.

At Yasodhara Ashram we intentionally draw in people from all generations. Our core programming retains the essential and innovative teachings of Swami Radha, and our teaching methodology is experiential and small group-focused. We trust the intelligence of those who come here and give you the opportunity to learn from each other. Come to learn and serve!

Cost: Pay What You Can—2016 only! Value of $2,475. Shared accommodation and meals included.

2016 Start Dates: June 27, July 25, August 22, September 19, October 17, November 14, December 12

This program is only available to people in Canada.

Application required:

Apply for the Three-Month Community Immersion Program

Oct
22
Sat
Evening Prayer Vigil at Yasodhara Ashram
Oct 22 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us for an evening prayer vigil in support of the environment. You are welcome to arrive early for a community tour at 4:30, which will be focused on environmental resilience and what the Ashram has been learning over fifty years of practice and change. Learn about how the community achieved carbon neutrality, our current renewable initiatives and vision for the future.
Join us for a silent dinner for $15. Please call in advance to register for dinner or a ride from the ferry. 250.227.9224

People of all faiths are welcome.

Schedule:
2:50        Ferry leaves Balfour. Take this ferry for tour
3:25        Pick-up from ferry if you walk on – call in advance to register for a ride
4:30        Ashram tour and time to enjoy the grounds
4:30        Ferry leaves Balfour. Take this ferry for dinner
6:00         Dinner —call in advance to register
6:10         Ferry leaves Balfour. Take this ferry for vigil
7:15         Vigil
8:20        Drop-off at ferry

 

Learn more about our environmental initiatives and our daily evening gathering.

Nov
5
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 6, March 5, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 2, July 16, July 30, Aug 13, Aug 27, Sept 3, Sept 17, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3

Cost: $25/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Date
Feb 6 – 7, March 5 – 6, April 9 – 10, May 14 – 15, June 11 – 12, July 2 – 3, July 16 – 17, July 30 – 31, Aug 13 – 14, Aug 27 – 28, Sept 3 – 4, Sept 17 – 18, Oct 1 – 2, Nov 5 – 6, Dec 3 – 4

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration

11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class

12:30 pm – Lunch

1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour

3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service

6:00 – Dinner

7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.

8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),  
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under. 
Private rooms may be available for $35 extra. $25 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online

Nov
14
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Nov 14 @ 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. 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: Young Adults (18-30) $600; Adults $825; Elders (60+) $825 (six hour work day option available); Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program. (See our Cancellation Policy)

Bursary Applications are available for Young Adults and Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2016 Program dates: January 4 – February 1, February 1 – February 28, March 7 – April 4, April 18 – May 16, May 2 – May 30, May 30 – June 27, June 27 – July 25, July 25 – August 22, August 22 – September 19, September 19 – October 17, October 17 – November 14, November 14 – December 12, December 12 – January 9

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Three Month Community Immersion Intake
Nov 14 @ 6:45 pm
Three Month Community Immersion Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Our Three Month Community Immersion Program is designed to give you a deep dive into community living. You will learn about yourself, your values, your approach to service and the dedication and support it takes to create harmonious communities.

At Yasodhara Ashram we intentionally draw in people from all generations. Our core programming retains the essential and innovative teachings of Swami Radha, and our teaching methodology is experiential and small group-focused. We trust the intelligence of those who come here and give you the opportunity to learn from each other. Come to learn and serve!

2016 Start Dates: November 14, December 12

This program is only available to people in Canada.

Application required:

Apply for the Three-Month Community Immersion Program

Dec
2
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Dec 2 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 10 – 12, July 1 – 3, August 12 – 14, December 2 – 4

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: $465; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Dec
3
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 6, March 5, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 2, July 16, July 30, Aug 13, Aug 27, Sept 3, Sept 17, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3

Cost: $25/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Date
Feb 6 – 7, March 5 – 6, April 9 – 10, May 14 – 15, June 11 – 12, July 2 – 3, July 16 – 17, July 30 – 31, Aug 13 – 14, Aug 27 – 28, Sept 3 – 4, Sept 17 – 18, Oct 1 – 2, Nov 5 – 6, Dec 3 – 4

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration

11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class

12:30 pm – Lunch

1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour

3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service

6:00 – Dinner

7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.

8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),  
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under. 
Private rooms may be available for $35 extra. $25 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online

Dec
12
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Dec 12 @ 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. 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: Young Adults (18-30) $600; Adults $825; Elders (60+) $825 (six hour work day option available); Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program. (See our Cancellation Policy)

Bursary Applications are available for Young Adults and Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2016 Program dates: January 4 – February 1, February 1 – February 28, March 7 – April 4, April 18 – May 16, May 2 – May 30, May 30 – June 27, June 27 – July 25, July 25 – August 22, August 22 – September 19, September 19 – October 17, October 17 – November 14, November 14 – December 12, December 12 – January 9

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Three Month Community Immersion Intake
Dec 12 @ 6:45 pm
Three Month Community Immersion Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Our Three Month Community Immersion Program is designed to give you a deep dive into community living. You will learn about yourself, your values, your approach to service and the dedication and support it takes to create harmonious communities.

At Yasodhara Ashram we intentionally draw in people from all generations. Our core programming retains the essential and innovative teachings of Swami Radha, and our teaching methodology is experiential and small group-focused. We trust the intelligence of those who come here and give you the opportunity to learn from each other. Come to learn and serve!

2016 Start Dates: November 14, December 12

This program is only available to people in Canada.

Application required:

Apply for the Three-Month Community Immersion Program

Dec
16
Fri
Winter Solstice: Light is Returning
Dec 16 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm
Winter Solstice: Light is Returning @ Yasodhara Ashram

December 16 – 18

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: $465, deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation CD

Register Online

Dec
30
Fri
New Year’s at the Ashram
Dec 30 @ 6:45 pm – Jan 1 @ 5:30 pm
New Year’s at the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

Step out from holiday pressures in the silence and beauty of Yasodhara Ashram. Open body and mind in classes, and enjoy peaceful time to yourself for reflection. Join us in Karma Yoga (selfless service) and in joyfully welcoming in 2017.

Cost: $100/day; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online

Jan
9
Mon
The Yoga Development Course
Jan 9 @ 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.

Read more…

Jan
10
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Jan 10 @ 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)

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Young Adult Program Intake
Jan 10 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ 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: 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)

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the Young Adult Program

Feb
7
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Feb 7 @ 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)

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Young Adult Program Intake
Feb 7 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ 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: 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)

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the Young Adult Program

Feb
11
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

Mar
7
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Mar 7 @ 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)

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Young Adult Program Intake
Mar 7 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ 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: 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)

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the Young Adult Program

Mar
11
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

Mar
17
Fri
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance
Mar 17 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 19 @ 5:30 pm
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance @ Yasodhara Ashram

March 17 – 19, September 22 – 24

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
4
Tue
Community: Live & Learn
Apr 4 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm
Community: Live & Learn @ Yasodhara Ashram

April 4 – 11, August 22 – 29

Discover what it is like to live and grow in a spiritual community! This one-week work and study program offers a balanced blend of Karma Yoga (selfless service) and classes in Yasodhara Yoga – including Mantra, Dreams, Kundalini, Divine Light Invocation and sacred dance. Take this unique opportunity to deepen self-understanding, gain useful spiritual tools as well as practical skills, and become an active part of a vibrant community. Your days will be divided equally between selfless service in various areas of the Ashram and courses.

Cost: $725; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online

One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Apr 4 @ 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)

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Young Adult Program Intake: Spring Beginnings
Apr 4 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake: Spring Beginnings @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

The Spring Beginnings Intake (April 4 – May 1) includes workshops and orientations specific to adults age 30 and under, on a pay-what-you-can basis.

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: The Young Adult Program costs $600 on a sliding scale. Participants of the Spring Beginnings intake are welcome on a pay what-you-can basis with no bursary application necessary.

(See our Cancellation Policy)

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 Spring Beginnings Intake: April 4 – May 1

Not able to make this date? The Young Adult program runs throughout 2017Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the Young Adult Program: Spring Beginnings

Apr
8
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

Apr
9
Sun
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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Apr
14
Fri
Easter Weekend
Apr 14 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 17 @ 5:30 pm
Easter Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

April 14 -17

Celebrate the coming of spring with a weekend of Karma Yoga, workshops and time to reflect on your own. Join us for the Garden Blessing—the opening of the garden for the coming season. As always, enjoy our traditional Easter egg hunt and a hike to Easter Rock.

Cost: $100/day; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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Apr
21
Fri
Love & Healing, A Weekend of Reconciliation with Indigenous Elders
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 23 @ 8:30 pm

April 21 – 23

Join Pahan Pte San Win and Wanbdi Wakita of BearPaw Teaching & Healing (Manitoba) on their return visit to the Ashram. Come for one day, satsangs or the whole weekend! 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.

 

Weekend schedule:

Friday

7:30-8:30 pm Satsang on Sundance of Women (see below) ; Pahan Pte San Win

Saturday

10 am–12:30 pm – Activities and reflection on theme of Love

3 – 5:30 pm – Activities and reflection on theme of Healing

7:30-8:30 pm Satsang: The Life of Holy Man; Wanbdi Wakita

Sunday

10 am-12:30 pm and 3-5:30 pm – Connecting with the Sacred through nature, creativity and ceremony

7:30-8:30 pm Satsang: Songs, prayers, a dedication to Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

Workshops and satsang by donation.

Overnight accommodation – $70 per person

12:30 pm Lunch $13; 6 pm Dinner $18

Please pre-register: 250-227-9224; Registrations@yasodhara.org

 

Sponsored By:

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Vision of a Sundance of Women

All workshop and satsang donations will support a Vision that was revealed to Pahan for a Sundance of Women.

Women will dance for four days fasting from food and water to bring about a great outpouring of the healing medicine of Love. The Spirits of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be honoured. Family members are invited to join us along with all who want to unite for the purpose of healing and harmony.

Location: Sundance grounds, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, Manitoba.
Date: August 2 – 6, 2017 (2017 – 2020 – 4 days for 4 years)
For more information: sundance@wanbdiska.ca

 

 

May
2
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
May 2 @ 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)

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Young Adult Program Intake
May 2 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ 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: 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)

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the Young Adult Program

May
5
Fri
Societies Annual General Meeting
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Societies Annual General Meeting @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 5

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)

Register Online

Conscious Living in Times of Change
May 5 @ 6:45 pm – May 7 @ 5:30 pm
Conscious Living in Times of Change @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 5 – 7, Oct 20 – 22

We live in a world of fast-paced, continual change – processing endless input and meeting demands for flexibility and quick decisions. As life speeds up, we can lose perspective and a deep sense of meaning. Yogic practices are designed to bring us back to our ‘grounding,’ to stillness and to connection to purpose. Join us for a breath, relaxation, visualisation and reflection – a time of returning to centre.

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

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May
12
Fri
Yoga & Healing Retreat
May 12 @ 6:45 pm – May 14 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 12 – 14, Sept 8- 10

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

May
13
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
May 13 @ 11:00 am – May 14 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

May
14
Sun
Mother’s Day Taste of the Ashram
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Mother’s Day Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

Bring your mother or special friend for a yoga class, lunch and tour.

In partnership with East Shore Food Roots, East Shore businesses and groups.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under

Register Online

May
18
Thu
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self-Discovery
May 18 @ 6:45 pm – May 28 @ 5:30 pm
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self-Discovery @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 18 – 28, July 12 – 22, August 17 – 27, October 12 – 22

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

May
19
Fri
Women Holding the Earth
May 19 @ 6:45 pm – May 23 @ 5:30 pm
Women Holding the Earth @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 19 – 23, July 23 – 27

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

May
26
Fri
Life Seals: Mapping Personal Symbolism
May 26 @ 6:45 pm – May 28 @ 5:30 pm
Life Seals: Mapping Personal Symbolism @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 26 – 28

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

Register Online

May
27
Sat
Blue House Choir Concert
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Concert at the Ashram, with special local guests.

 

Bessie Wapp – theatre artist, musician, educator and Cultural Ambassador of Nelson (2015) – they spread joy, raise awareness and inspire peace. And we have the bonus of seeing our local talents Ellie Reynolds & Deberah Shears!
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Saturday, May 27 – 2-4 pm
$15 in advance or at the door (sliding scale available)
Call 250-227-9224 or email info@yasodhara.org to purchase your ticket.

May
30
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
May 30 @ 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)

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Young Adult Program Intake
May 30 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ 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: 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)

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the Young Adult Program

Jun
3
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

Jun
5
Mon
Decelerator
Jun 5 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 10 @ 3:45 pm
Decelerator @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 5 – 10

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)

Register Online

Jun
9
Fri
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Jun 9 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 23 @ 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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Transitions: Embracing Change
Jun 9 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 11 @ 5:30 pm
Transitions: Embracing Change @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 9 – 11, Aug 11 – 13

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
16
Fri
Solstice Retreat: Renewing in the Light
Jun 16 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm
Solstice Retreat: Renewing in the Light @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 16-18

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
24
Sat
Strawberry Social
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us as we celebrate the 22nd Annual gathering of friends and neighbours!

Join us for strawberry shortcake, used book sale, and family-friendly community!

All are welcome. No need to RSVP.

For more information, please contact us.

Funding for the Strawberry Social provided by Columbia Basin Trust. 

Jun
27
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Jun 27 @ 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)

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Relaxation Retreat
Jun 27 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 27 -29, Sept 1 – 3, Dec 1 – 3

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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Young Adult Program Intake
Jun 27 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ 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: 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)

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the Young Adult Program

Jun
30
Fri
Straight Walk: A Path of Perception
Jun 30 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 2 @ 5:30 pm
Straight Walk: A Path of Perception @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 30 – Jul 2

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
1
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

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Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

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Jul
4
Tue
Annual Family Retreat
Jul 4 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 8 @ 5:30 pm
Annual Family Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 4 – 8

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 4, 2017 (after dinner).

Our 2017 Annual Family Retreat is full. Please call 1-800-661-8711 or email info@yasodhara.org to be added to our wait list.

Cost:
Per Adult — $550; deposit $100
Child 0-6— no charge
Child 6-13— $50
Teen 14-17— $ 170
(See our Cancellation Policy)


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!

Jul
11
Tue
The Chakras: Opening to Dynamic Potential
Jul 11 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm
The Chakras: Opening to Dynamic Potential @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 11 – 16

The chakras of the Kundalini system are considered energy wheels. What are they turning and churning up in your life? How do you want to direct this energy? Each chakra controls a sense, is related to an element, and symbolizes a level of consciousness. Through reflection, questioning, study and practice, you can find out how to harness the latent power and create the kind of life you want to live. Wisdom arises from knowing yourself deeply, setting your course, opening to inner luminosity. What is possible?

Based on Kundalini Yoga for the West, by Swami Sivananda Radha

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

Recommended book:
Kundalini Yoga for the West

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Jul
12
Wed
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 18 – 28, July 12 – 22, August 17 – 27, October 12 – 22

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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Jul
14
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Jul 14 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 14 – 16, Aug 18 – 20, Oct 27 – 29

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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Jul
15
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

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Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

Jul
17
Mon
Resilience & the Power of Reflection with Swami Lalitananda
Jul 17 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 21 @ 5:30 pm
Resilience & the Power of Reflection with Swami Lalitananda @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 17 – 21

How can you tap into a source that inspires and carries you through dark times? Using the power of reflection, find ways to keep hope alive and fulfill your own internal promises. The metaphor of rebuilding the Temple of Light—maintaining the essence while embracing innovation— can be applied at an individual level. Explore your personal blend of resilience, continuity and creativity. What is meaningful in your life? Think deeply about your values and clarify your vision so you can take action on manifesting your dreams.

Cost: $960; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

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Jul
21
Fri
Breath: The Invisible Work
Jul 21 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm
Breath: The Invisible Work @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 21 – 23, Sept 29 – Oct 1

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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Jul
22
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

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Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

Jul
23
Sun
Women Holding the Earth
Jul 23 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm
Women Holding the Earth @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 19 – 23, July 23 – 27

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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Jul
25
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Jul 25 @ 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)

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Young Adult Program Intake
Jul 25 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ 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: 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)

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the Young Adult Program

Jul
28
Fri
Seeing the Sacred
Jul 28 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 30 @ 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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Yoga & Nature Retreat
Jul 28 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Nature Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 28 – 30, August 25 – 27

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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Jul
29
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

Jul
31
Mon
Temple Celebration
Jul 31 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm
Temple Celebration @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 31 – Aug 7

The celebration week includes “Embracing the Sacred” and “Celebrating the Temple of Light,” described below. 

Embracing the Sacred
July 31 – Aug 4
Take time to pause and internalize what the Temple of Light means to you. Where is this place of hope, unity and peace in yourself? What is your doorway in? Come together to reflect with others who share values of peace and inclusivity and who stand together for a better world. This program blends special events, spacious retreat with practice time and joyful preparations that will lead into the Temple Celebration. Each day follows the path of the Kundalini system—from building a firm foundation to opening to the Light of the heart. Come for one day or all four!

Registration in Embracing the Sacred includes a globally inspired dance performance – DanceFusion: Slava Doval and Olivia Castiglione with local youth dancers – Tuesday, August 1, 7 pm.

Cost: $215/day; $830 for all 4 days; $100/deposit. Sliding scale available.

 

Celebrating the Temple of Light
Aug 4 – 7
Join us for this momentous event! Experience the rich resonance of the emerging new Temple and carry its vibration with you when you leave. The celebration will include a Temple dedication as well as special guests and workshops. We will enjoy delicious food and engage in diverse perspectives through art, dance, song and ceremony. Let’s come together to honour Swami Radha’s vision of a sacred space open to all, a space where we rise above differences and find our unity in the Light.

Registration in Celebrating the Temple of Light includes Indian Classical Dance: Krishan Plays with Anusha Fernando – Saturday, August 5, 7:30 pm and Introductory Indian Classical Dance Class on Sunday, August 6, 10am-12pm (optional).

Cost: $625; $100/deposit. Sliding scale available.

Cost if attending both: $1300; $100 deposit. Sliding scale available. (See our Cancellation Policy)

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Aug
1
Tue
DanceFusion: Slava Doval and Olivia Castiglione with local youth dancers
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
DanceFusion: Slava Doval and Olivia Castiglione with local youth dancers

DanceFusion: Slava Doval and Olivia Castiglione with local youth dancers will lead off the Temple of Light Celebrations (in Mandala House) with contemporary choreographies that touch on friendship, freedom, love, prayer and the humanness that connects us all. Colourful costumes, athletic grace and passion blend together to create a touching performance that will appeal to an audience of all ages. Be prepared to be moved, to cry or smile with this show. Offerings by some of the Ashram’s creative residents will lead into DanceFusion’s set.

Slava Doval was born in Slovakia and grew up in Crawford Bay and Riondel. She credits dancing in the Ashram’s sacred dance tradition as a formative experience in understanding that dance can be an art that speaks to the spirit in a way that words often fail.

Cost: $15 Adults; $10 Seniors; Youth 17 and under free.

Tickets: Available in advance (info@yasodhara.org or 250-227-9224) or at the door

Children quietly seated are welcome.

This event is part of our Temple Celebrations.

Aug
5
Sat
Indian Classical Dance: Krishna Plays
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm
Indian Classical Dance: Krishna Plays

Anusha Fernando, the Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Shakti Dance, will offer an excerpt of her inspiring and delightful solo production, Krishna Plays – our first performance in the new Temple!  Anusha’s production is choreographed to the poetry of the saint poet Surdas and expresses the colourful and playful exploits of Krishna.

Anusha’s work highlights the depth of Bharata Natyam’s traditional repertoire, as well as its interdisciplinary potential. By fusing words, music and movement, Anusha illuminates Indian dance as an expressive tool with universal application.

Cost: $20 Adults; $15 Seniors; Youth 17 and under free.
Children quietly seated are welcome.

Tickets in advance (info@yasodhara.org or 250-227-9224) or at the door.

On Sunday, August 6 from 10 am to noon, Anusha will also offer an introductory dance workshop on the Bharata Natyam style of Indian classical dance.

This event is part of our Temple Celebrations.

Aug
6
Sun
Introductory Indian Classical Dance Class
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Introductory Indian Classical Dance Class

Introductory Indian Classical Dance Class – with Anusha Fernando of Vancouver’s Shakti Dance

Participants will explore Bharata Natyam style of Indian Classical dance as both a meditative and expressive tool and enjoy its rhythmic and gesture language. This workshop is open to everyone, whether new or experienced with the dance.

Cost: $50; $25 deposit (included in day or weekend registration)
To Register: registration@yasodhara.org or 250-227-9224

Anusha will offer Indian Classical Dance: Krishna Plays – Saturday, August 5, 7:30 pm.

This event is part of our Temple Celebrations.

Aug
9
Wed
Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification
Aug 9 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 23 @ 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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Aug
11
Fri
Transitions: Embracing Change
Aug 11 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 13 @ 5:30 pm
Transitions: Embracing Change @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 9 – 11, Aug 11 – 13

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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Aug
12
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

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Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

Aug
13
Sun
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls
Aug 13 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 13 – 17

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

May 18 – 28, July 12 – 22, August 17 – 27, October 12 – 22

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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Aug
18
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Aug 18 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 14 – 16, Aug 18 – 20, Oct 27 – 29

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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Aug
19
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

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Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

Aug
22
Tue
Community: Live & Learn
Aug 22 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm
Community: Live & Learn @ Yasodhara Ashram

April 4 – 11, August 22 – 29

Discover what it is like to live and grow in a spiritual community! This one-week work and study program offers a balanced blend of Karma Yoga (selfless service) and classes in Yasodhara Yoga – including Mantra, Dreams, Kundalini, Divine Light Invocation and sacred dance. Take this unique opportunity to deepen self-understanding, gain useful spiritual tools as well as practical skills, and become an active part of a vibrant community. Your days will be divided equally between selfless service in various areas of the Ashram and courses.

Cost: $725; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

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One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Aug 22 @ 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)

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Young Adult Program Intake: Fall Harvest
Aug 22 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake: Fall Harvest @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

The Fall Harvest Intake (August 22 – September 18) includes workshops and orientations specific to adults age 30 and under, on a pay-what-you-can basis.

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: The Young Adult Program costs $600 on a sliding scale. Participants of the Fall Harvest intake are welcome on a pay what-you-can basis with no bursary application necessary.

(See our Cancellation Policy)

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 Fall Harvest Intake: Aug 22 – Sept 18

Not able to make this date? The Young Adult program runs throughout 2017: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the Young Adult Program: Fall Harvest

Aug
25
Fri
Yoga & Nature Retreat
Aug 25 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Nature Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 28 – 30, August 25 – 27

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
26
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

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

June 27 -29, Sept 1 – 3, Dec 1 – 3

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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Sep
8
Fri
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)

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Yoga & Healing Retreat
Sep 8 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 10 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 12 – 14, Sept 8- 10

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
9
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

Sep
19
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Sep 19 @ 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)

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Young Adult Program Intake
Sep 19 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ 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: 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)

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the Young Adult Program

Sep
22
Fri
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance
Sep 22 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance @ Yasodhara Ashram

March 17 – 19, September 22 – 24

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
23
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

Sep
29
Fri
Breath: The Invisible Work
Sep 29 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm
Breath: The Invisible Work @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 21 – 23, Sept 29 – Oct 1

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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Oct
6
Fri
Thanksgiving Weekend
Oct 6 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm
Thanksgiving Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

October 6 – 9

With a focus on gratitude, this weekend is a time to look at what each of us has harvested in our lives and what we want to preserve. What are you grateful for and how do you express it? Participate in our annual Karma Yoga work-bee. Experience the joy of being in community as well as having quiet time on your own.

Cost: $100 per day; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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

May 18 – 28, July 12 – 22, August 17 – 27, October 12 – 22

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
17
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Oct 17 @ 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)

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Young Adult Program Intake
Oct 17 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ 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: 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)

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the Young Adult Program

Oct
20
Fri
Conscious Living in Times of Change
Oct 20 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm
Conscious Living in Times of Change @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 5 – 7, Oct 20 – 22

We live in a world of fast-paced, continual change – processing endless input and meeting demands for flexibility and quick decisions. As life speeds up, we can lose perspective and a deep sense of meaning. Yogic practices are designed to bring us back to our ‘grounding,’ to stillness and to connection to purpose. Join us for a breath, relaxation, visualisation and reflection – a time of returning to centre.

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

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

July 14 – 16, Aug 18 – 20, Oct 27 – 29

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

Oct
28
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

Nov
14
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Nov 14 @ 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)

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Young Adult Program Intake
Nov 14 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ 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: 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)

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the Young Adult Program

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

Register Online

Dec
2
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
10:30-10:50 – Register
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates: Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates: Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

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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Dec
30
Sat
New Year at the Ashram
Dec 30 @ 6:45 pm – Jan 1 @ 5:30 pm
New Year at the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

Step out from holiday pressures in the silence and beauty of Yasodhara Ashram. Open body and mind in classes, and enjoy peaceful time to yourself for reflection. Join us in Karma Yoga (selfless service) and in joyfully welcoming in 2018. We will see midnight in the new Temple of Light!

Cost: $100/day; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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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.

Read more…

Jan
16
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Jan 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: Adults $825; Elders (60+) $825 (six hour work day option available); Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program. (See our Cancellation Policy)

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
Jan 16 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ 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: 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)

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

Feb
6
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Feb 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)

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
Feb 6 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ 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: 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)

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

Feb
10
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and a guided tour of the gardens & new Temple of Light.

Schedule

10:30-10:50 – Register

11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.

12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.

1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces, including the spectacular new Temple of Light.

Dates: Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under.


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds and new Temple of Light. Plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service) and enjoy dinner and evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates: Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual and mantra/meditation.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$115/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18 (with accompanying adult).
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

Mar
6
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Mar 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)

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
Mar 6 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ 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: 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)

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

Mar
10
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and a guided tour of the gardens & new Temple of Light.

Schedule

10:30-10:50 – Register

11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.

12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.

1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces, including the spectacular new Temple of Light.

Dates: Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under.


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds and new Temple of Light. Plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service) and enjoy dinner and evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates: Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual and mantra/meditation.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$115/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18 (with accompanying adult).
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

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)

Register Online

Mar
30
Fri
Easter Weekend
Mar 30 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm
Easter Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

Mar 30 – Apr 2

Celebrate the coming of spring with a weekend of Karma Yoga, workshops and time to reflect on your own. Join us for the Garden Blessing—the opening of the garden for the coming season. As always, enjoy our traditional Easter egg hunt and a hike to Easter Rock.

Cost: $100/day; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online

Apr
3
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Apr 3 @ 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)

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
Apr 3 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ 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: 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)

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

Apr
7
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and a guided tour of the gardens & new Temple of Light.

Schedule

10:30-10:50 – Register

11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.

12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.

1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces, including the spectacular new Temple of Light.

Dates: Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under.


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds and new Temple of Light. Plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service) and enjoy dinner and evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates: Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual and mantra/meditation.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$115/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18 (with accompanying adult).
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

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
1
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
May 1 @ 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)

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
May 1 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ 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: 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)

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

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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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)

Register Online

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

Register Online

May
12
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and a guided tour of the gardens & new Temple of Light.

Schedule

10:30-10:50 – Register

11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.

12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.

1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces, including the spectacular new Temple of Light.

Dates: Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under.


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
May 12 @ 11:00 am – May 13 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds and new Temple of Light. Plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service) and enjoy dinner and evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates: Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual and mantra/meditation.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$115/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18 (with accompanying adult).
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

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

Register Online

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

Register Online

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

Register Online

May
29
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
May 29 @ 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)

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
May 29 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ 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: 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)

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

Jun
2
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and a guided tour of the gardens & new Temple of Light.

Schedule

10:30-10:50 – Register

11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.

12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.

1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces, including the spectacular new Temple of Light.

Dates: Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under.


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds and new Temple of Light. Plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service) and enjoy dinner and evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates: Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual and mantra/meditation.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$115/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18 (with accompanying adult).
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

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
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
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
26
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Jun 26 @ 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)

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
Jun 26 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ 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: 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)

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

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

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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