Mar
4
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Intake Day
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Service & Study Program is for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

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Young Adult Program Intake Day
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

ONE-MONTH KARMA YOGA INTRODUCTION

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dream and Kundalini.

The Service and Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Mar
29
Fri
Easter Weekend
Mar 29 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 1 @ 5:30 pm
Easter Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram | Kootenay Bay | British Columbia | Canada

Celebrate the coming of spring. 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.

Apr
1
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Intake Day
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Service & Study Program is for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Young Adult Program Intake Day
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ONE-MONTH KARMA YOGA INTRODUCTION

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dream and Kundalini.

The Service and Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Apr
9
Tue
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram | Kootenay Bay | British Columbia | Canada

After completing the Yoga Development Course, the next step of our Teacher Training program 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.

Prerequisites:

This training builds on the foundation laid through the 700 hours of practice and instruction of the Yoga Development Course.

May
2
Thu
Society Annual General Meeting
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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 be a part of things to come.

By Contribution; deposit $50

May
6
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Intake Day
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Service & Study Program is for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Young Adult Program Intake Day
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ONE-MONTH KARMA YOGA INTRODUCTION

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dream and Kundalini.

The Service and Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

May
10
Fri
Tools For Transformation Retreat
May 10 @ 6:45 pm – May 14 @ 5:30 pm

In this spacious retreat you will learn new ways to support yourself in making changes that reflect your ideals. Each day includes instruction, group work and plenty of personal time for reflection and practice. Instruction focuses on our core practices such as the Divine Light Invocation, Mantra, Relaxation, Dream Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Learn to use tools that will help you make key transformations in your life.

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

May
11
Sat
Sitar Concert – The Mishras
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sitar Concert - The Mishras @ Yasodhara Ashram

Sitar Concert Returns to The Temple of Divine Light!

The Mishras: Classical North Indian Ragas and Meditative Music with three generations of master musicians from Benares, an ancient spiritual centre of traditional music and Indian culture.

Tickets available at Nelson & District Credit Union – East Shore Branch and at the Yasodhara Ashram Bookstore, (250) 227-9224.

May
24
Fri
Yoga of Healing Retreat
May 24 @ 6:45 pm – May 28 @ 5:30 pm

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.

Recommended book: The Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD: Relaxation

May
25
Sat
Dance Show – Anusha Fernando
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dance Show - Anusha Fernando @ Yasodhara Ashram

Anusha Fernando: A performer, teacher and Artistic Director of Shakti Dance Society, Anusha Fernando brings her understanding of Bharata Natyam Indian Classical dance’s depth of tradition and its potential for new creation to two solo Bharata Natyam performances, “Earth” and “Water”.

Tickets available at Nelson & District Credit Union – East Shore Branch and at the Yasodhara Ashram Bookstore, (250) 227-9224.

Jun
3
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Intake Day
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Service & Study Program is for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Young Adult Program Intake Day
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ONE-MONTH KARMA YOGA INTRODUCTION

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dream and Kundalini.

The Service and Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Jun
7
Fri
Tools For Transformation Retreat
Jun 7 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 11 @ 5:30 pm

In this spacious retreat you will learn new ways to support yourself in making changes that reflect your ideals. Each day includes instruction, group work and plenty of personal time for reflection and practice. Instruction focuses on our core practices such as the Divine Light Invocation, Mantra, Relaxation, Dream Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Learn to use tools that will help you make key transformations in your life.

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

 

Jun
21
Fri
Yoga of Light Retreat
Jun 21 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 23 @ 5:30 pm

What better time to focus on the Light than on the magic of summer solstice?

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.

Explore this powerful practice in-depth, along with relaxation techniques, visualizations and meditations on Light. Learn how the Divine Light practice can be a positive, healing force in your life.

 

Recommended book: The Divine Light Invocation
Recommended CD: Guided Meditation

 

Jun
22
Sat
Strawberry Social
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for the 18th Annual Ashram Strawberry Social. There will be lots of strawberries, used book sale, music, and community!

For more information, please contact us.

Jun
28
Fri
Sufi Zikr
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sufi Zikr @ Yasodhara Ashram
A Sufi Zikr at the Ashram!

On Friday, June 28 from 7 – 9 pm, join us and participate in a Zikr offering with Kabir and Mirabai.

Zikr is a Sufi circle dance, a practice of “Divine Remembrance” that employs unified movement, rhythm, sound, breath, music, and sing of sacred phrases. It is a heart-centered moving meditation and all are welcome.

By Contribution

Jul
2
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Intake Day
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Service & Study Program is for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Young Adult Program Intake Day
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ONE-MONTH KARMA YOGA INTRODUCTION

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dream and Kundalini.

The Service and Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Jul
5
Fri
Divine Feminine Retreat
Jul 5 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 7 @ 5:30 pm

Who is Divine Mother? Who is She in me? Swami Radha describes Divine Mother as the power that manifests all and that gives birth to sound and speech. Her forms range from gentle compassion to loving ferocity. Her powers include wisdom, strength, harmony and intimate knowledge. In this retreat, you will move closer to this feminine power through movement, drawing, reflection and mantra. Take time to seek Her in the natural beauty around you and to invite Her presence into your own heart. What is Her message for you?

Recommended book: The Divine Light Invocation

 

Jul
14
Sun
Relaxation Retreat
Jul 14 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm

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.

Recommended book: The Yoga of Healing
Recommended CDs: Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Jul
19
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Jul 19 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? Each day you will learn a practice – 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.

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

 

Jul
24
Wed
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Jul 24 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 6 @ 5:30 pm

Learn what it means to teach from your experience through our intensive fourteen-day Hidden Language training process, and gain greater appreciation of the body as a spiritual tool.
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga is the unique style developed by Swami Radha that takes asanas far beyond physical exercise. From the knowledge, tools and insights you gained in the YDC and the foundation you built through the Hatha Teacher Training, you will gain confidence in transmitting this evocative method.

As a teacher, you will learn to use the tools of metaphor, symbolism and written reflection to help others access the “hidden” messages of the asanas – physically, psychologically and spiritually. You can expand the potential of yoga by offering students an appreciation of the body as a spiritual tool.

Prerequisites: 
The Yoga Development Course, as well as the Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification. Completion of the YDC book report project is also a requirement.

Renewal: Every three years.

Visit the Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Certification page.

 

Jul
29
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Intake Day
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Service & Study Program is for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Young Adult Program Intake Day
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ONE-MONTH KARMA YOGA INTRODUCTION

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dream and Kundalini.

The Service and Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Aug
2
Fri
Tools For Transformation Retreat
Aug 2 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 6 @ 5:30 pm

In this spacious retreat you will learn new ways to support yourself in making changes that reflect your ideals. Each day includes instruction, group work and plenty of personal time for reflection and practice. Instruction focuses on our core practices such as the Divine Light Invocation, Mantra, Relaxation, Dream Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Learn to use tools that will help you make key transformations in your life.

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

 

Aug
7
Wed
Celebrating 50 Years at Yasodhara!
Aug 7 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm

Join us as we honour Yasodhara Ashram’s 50th year of growing into Light!

We are having a multi-day celebration and everyone is invited. Each day expect something special – from the opening ceremony, to bhajan parties and dance offerings, to our 50th Anniversary gala and devotional puja.

We will also be showcasing the Ashram’s rich history and the exciting innovations of our current team. Learn more about how the Ashram works behind the scenes and get involved in creating a vision for the next 50 years.

Come for part of the celebration or stay for the whole event. Sing, dance and enjoy the Light of this special and enduring spiritual home. Come home!

(Watch for a more detailed celebration schedule to be released in 2013)

 

Aug
12
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Intake Day
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Service & Study Program is for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Young Adult Program Intake Day
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

ONE-MONTH KARMA YOGA INTRODUCTION

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dream and Kundalini.

The Service and Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification
Aug 12 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 26 @ 5:30 pm

Kundalini and Dream Yoga Teacher Certification is more than teacher training; it is an adventure of expanding awareness and discovering potential. This intensive two-week program is a profound experience of being together with others of like-mind and coming closer to your own self. The questions “Who am I?” and “What is the purpose of my life?” are the foundation of an ongoing self-inquiry that leads to transformation.

Using the questions and practices in Kundalini Yoga for the West, you will study energy, imagination, emotions, heart, will, mind, consciousness, the power of choice, the power of the senses, the power of speech. You create plans and teach in small group sessions with your colleagues. Learning to maintain a focus on Light, you build an adjustable framework to meet your students’ needs.

As part of this course, you also explore the unconscious levels of mind through recording and interpreting your dreams. Using Swami Radha’s Dream Yoga method, you access the meaning of your dreams and tap the benefits of that inner wisdom. Then in small groups you learn to guide others in their dream interpretations by asking questions, offering tools and helping each person unlock the symbolic messages to attain insights they can apply in their lives.

To remain certified, teachers renew every three years. Many teachers return more frequently, finding this program an advanced learning experience and an opportunity to collaborate, to be inspired in their teaching, and to further their own personal development.

Prerequisites: Completion of the Yoga Development Course and the YDC book reports.

 

Aug
24
Sat
Introduction to Indian Classical Music Workshop with Raj and Utpal
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Introduction to Indian Classical Music Workshop with Raj and Utpal @ Yasodhara Ashram

Spend two hours with two talented and experienced musicians and discover the expressiveness of ragas that form the basis of classical Indian music. Ragas evoke moods, feelings and sentiments in ways not experienced with other types of music. Explore why and how the mere acoustical wave patterns of musical notes affect us in such profound manners. Understand how the signatures of ragas etch distinct melodic and spiritual messages in our minds that are neither apparent to our auditory senses nor obvious to our intellect.

Raj and Utpal have been performing together for almost 30 years. Their music has been licensed to several prestigious museums as well as yoga and meditation schools. They have collaborated with several musicians of different genres, and firmly believe that music transcends all boundaries! Their five CDs with 36 compositions are available through iTunes and Amazon and many other online distributors; see indiepool.com.

You might also enjoy this other workshop with Raj and Utpal:
Flute and Tabla

For Tickets:
– Yasodhara Ashram Bookstore (250) 227-9224
– Otter Books in Nelson (250) 352-3434

Flute and Tabla Workshop with Raj and Utpal
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Flute and Tabla Workshop with Raj and Utpal @ Yasodhara Ashram

This workshop is designed for the beginner to the advanced Flute and/or Tablas student. Join Raj and Utpal to deepen your learning, practice, and learn the techniques and tips of two very experienced and talented musicians. Please bring your Flute and/or Tablas with you.

Raj and Utpal have been performing together for almost 30 years. Their music has been licensed to several prestigious museums as well as yoga and meditation schools. They have collaborated with several musicians of different genres, and firmly believe that music transcends all boundaries! Their five CDs with 36 compositions are available through iTunes and Amazon and many other online distributors; see indiepool.com.

 

You might also enjoy this other workshop with Raj and Utpal:
Introduction to Indian Classical Music

 

For Tickets:
– Yasodhara Ashram Bookstore (250) 227-9224
– Otter Books in Nelson (250) 352-3434

Indian Classical Music Concert – Raj and Utpal
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Indian Classical Music Concert - Raj and Utpal @ Yasodhara Ashram

Raj and Utpal present a collection of enigmatic ragas and mystical melodies, each one of which creates a particular mood and conveys a unique sentiment. Immerse yourself in the serene and soothing ambience of ragas. Let the melodies resonate with your feelings. Experience how ragas can help you relax, meditate, contemplate, improve your emotional balance, and enjoy life!

Join us for classical Indian ragas with Raj and Utpal. Enjoy an evening of mystical melodies and meditative music.

You might also enjoy these workshops with Raj and Utpal:
Introduction to Indian Classical Music
Flute and Tabla

For Tickets:
– Yasodhara Ashram Bookstore (250) 227-9224
– Otter Books in Nelson (250) 352-3434

Aug
26
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Intake Day
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Service & Study Program is for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Young Adult Program Intake Day
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ONE-MONTH KARMA YOGA INTRODUCTION

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dream and Kundalini.

The Service and Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Sep
8
Sun
Gurudev Sivananada’s Birthday
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm

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.

A quiet time to reflect and recognize the preciousness of all we have been given.

Cost: by contribution; deposit $50

Register Online

Sep
9
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Intake Day
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Service & Study Program is for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Young Adult Program Intake Day
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

ONE-MONTH KARMA YOGA INTRODUCTION

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dream and Kundalini.

The Service and Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Sep
20
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Sep 20 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 22 @ 5:30 pm

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.

Recommended book: The Yoga of Healing and CDs: “Relaxation” and “The Divine Light Invocation”)

 

Sep
23
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Intake Day
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Service & Study Program is for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Young Adult Program Intake Day
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ONE-MONTH KARMA YOGA INTRODUCTION

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dream and Kundalini.

The Service and Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Sep
27
Fri
Healing Buddha Initiation with Venerable Losang Samten
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm
Healing Buddha Initiation with Venerable Losang Samten @ Yasodhara Ashram

Buddhist Retreat

With Venerable Losang Samten

An initiation into the healing practice of Medicine Buddha
involving Visualization and Mantra.

Friday, September 27th – Sunday, September 29th
Green Tara, Dorgee Namjong, Palden Lhamo & Medicine Buddha

 

 

For more information about the retreat and general information on Venerable Losang Samten and his work, please contact us.

www.losangsamten.com
e. info@dharmac.com
t. (877) 342-7622

Oct
2
Wed
Local Community Class – Dream Yoga
Oct 2 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga session, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Oct
4
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Oct 4 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? Each day you will learn a practice – 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.

 

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

Oct
8
Tue
Local Community Class – Dream Yoga
Oct 8 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga session, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Oct
11
Fri
Thanksgiving Weekend
Oct 11 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm

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.

 

Oct
15
Tue
Local Community Class – Dream Yoga
Oct 15 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga session, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Oct
20
Sun
Bhajan Blast Live Stream
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This year to help celebrate our 50th Anniversary we have introduced a monthly Bhajan Blast. By live-streaming this musical event presented by our own “Elastic Band” and resident dancers, we invite you right into the Radha Room to join us.

Bhajans are devotional songs expressing love for the Divine. The Sanskrit word, bhajan, derives from bhakti, meaning the path of the heart. And a “blast” is a fun, enthusiastic gathering as well as a powerful electronic communication! We also offer a sacred dance, keeping alive the tradition so cherished by Swami Radha.

Please join us on Sunday, October 20th, from 7 – 8 pm Pacific for Bhajan Blast 10.

October’s dance will be Tirisiran Giriyan – a Song of Lord Siva, choreographed by Meera Grimes.

Let’s connect, wherever you are!

Oct
22
Tue
Local Community Class – Dream Yoga
Oct 22 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga session, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Oct
25
Fri
Yoga of Healing Retreat
Oct 25 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm

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: $780; deposit $100

Recommended book: The Yoga of Healing
Recommended CD: Relaxation

Register Online

Oct
29
Tue
Local Community Class – Dream Yoga
Oct 29 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga session, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Nov
4
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Intake Day
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Service & Study Program is for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Young Adult Program Intake Day
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

ONE-MONTH KARMA YOGA INTRODUCTION

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dream and Kundalini.

The Service and Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Nov
5
Tue
Local Community Class – Dream Yoga
Nov 5 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga session, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Nov
12
Tue
Local Community Class – Dream Yoga
Nov 12 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga session, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Nov
17
Sun
Bhajan Blast Live Stream
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This year to help celebrate our 50th Anniversary we have introduced a monthly Bhajan Blast. By live-streaming this musical event presented by our own “Elastic Band” and resident dancers, we invite you right into the Radha Room to join us.

Bhajans are devotional songs expressing love for the Divine. The Sanskrit word, bhajan, derives from bhakti, meaning the path of the heart. And a “blast” is a fun, enthusiastic gathering as well as a powerful electronic communication! We also offer a sacred dance, keeping alive the tradition so cherished by Swami Radha.

Please join us on Sunday, November 17th, from 7 – 8 pm Pacific for Bhajan Blast 11.

Let’s connect, wherever you are!

Nov
19
Tue
Local Community Class – Dream Yoga
Nov 19 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga session, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Nov
26
Tue
Local Community Class – Dream Yoga
Nov 26 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga session, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Dec
2
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Intake Day
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Service & Study Program is for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Young Adult Program Intake Day
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

ONE-MONTH KARMA YOGA INTRODUCTION

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dream and Kundalini.

The Service and Study program will give you an opportunity to experience life, yoga and work in a truly transformative way.

Read more »

Dec
6
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Dec 6 @ 7:45 pm – Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm

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: $780; deposit $100

Recommended book: The Yoga of Healing
Recommended CDs: Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Dec
15
Sun
Bhajan Blast Live Stream
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This year to help celebrate our 50th Anniversary we have introduced a monthly Bhajan Blast. By live-streaming this musical event presented by our own “Elastic Band” and resident dancers, we invite you right into the Radha Room to join us.

Bhajans are devotional songs expressing love for the Divine. The Sanskrit word, bhajan, derives from bhakti, meaning the path of the heart. And a “blast” is a fun, enthusiastic gathering as well as a powerful electronic communication! We also offer a sacred dance, keeping alive the tradition so cherished by Swami Radha.

Please join us for the last Bhajan Blast of 2013 on Sunday, December 15th, from 7 – 8 pm Pacific for Bhajan Blast 12.

Let’s connect, wherever you are!

Dec
21
Sat
Festival of Light
Dec 21 @ 7:45 pm – Jan 1 @ 6:30 pm

Step out from the pressure of the holidays and honour the Light in the tranquil and beautiful setting of Yasodhara Ashram. Join us at any point from the Winter Solstice to the New Year, as we celebrate the gifts of the year and enjoy the peace of the season. Take yoga classes and workshops, join others in Karma Yoga, sing, dance and reflect. A precious time of devotion and renewal.

Cost: $100/day; deposit $50

 

Jan
6
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Jan 6 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $750; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Jan 6 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $525; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Jan
8
Wed
The Yoga Development Course
Jan 8 @ 7:45 pm – Apr 8 @ 5:30 pm

The YDC is an intensive three-month program designed to give students an in-depth introduction to the major branches of yoga and a foundation in personal and spiritual development. The course is of lasting value not only to potential yoga teachers but also to all those who wish to deepen their yoga practice and make permanent changes in their approach to life.

Read more…

Feb
3
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Feb 3 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $750; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Feb 3 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $525; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Feb
7
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Feb 7 @ 6:45 pm – Feb 9 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

February 7-9, May 30-June 1, July 16-20, October 3-5

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? 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:
February 7-9: $395; deposit $100
May 30-June 1; $395, deposit $100
July 16–20: $790; deposit $100
October 3-5: $395; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)

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

 

Mar
3
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Mar 3 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $750; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Mar 3 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $525; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Mar
7
Fri
Climate Change & The West Kootenays – What can we expect?
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Yasodhara Ashram and Community Connections invite you to the next talk in the Resiliency series: Rural Alternatives on the Eastshore.

Join us for an evening of learning and discussion as conservation ecologist, Gregory Utzig, highlights the impact of climate change on the West Kootenays and its ecological and forest ecosystems. How will climate change impact the West Kootenays?  What do we need to know – what are the challenges and potential solutions?

Discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation.

All are welcome and attendance is free.

NOTE – EVENT RUNS FROM 7 – 9 PM MOUNTAIN TIME

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Mar
16
Sun
Bhajan Blast
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us this Sunday, March 16th
7 – 8:30 pm Pacific (New Length – 1.5 hours)

For the first Bhajan Blast of 2014!

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We’ll be honouring Swami Radha’s birthday (March 20th) with special Prasad, bhajans and dance.

You may want to organize a special Prasad for your gathering as well!

 

On Sunday night, just go to: yasodhara.org/bhajan-blast

You’ll be able download lyrics and chat with us.

Just type in your name on the bottom right where it says “Enter Name Here” and start sharing in the text box below.

Join us wherever you are!

 

Previous Bhajan Blasts are available for viewing 24/7 at: yasodhara.org/bhajan-blast/bhajan-blast-archive

 

Mar
21
Fri
Relaxation Retreat (Spring Equinox)
Mar 21 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat (Spring Equinox) @ Yasodhara Ashram

December 6-10 (2013), March 21-23, July 6-8, September 19-21

As winter turns to spring, find balance and renewal within yourself.

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.

CYCLE OF LIGHT SERIES:
Scheduled during the equinoxes and solstices, Cycle of Light Retreats focus on renewal and relaxation through times of change. Honour the seasonal cycles of light by nourishing your own inner Light.

Cost:
December 6-10, 2013: $780; deposit $100
March 21-23: $395; deposit $100
July 6-8: $395; deposit $100
September 19-21: $395; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Apr
1
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Apr 1 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $750; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Apr 1 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $525; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Apr
2
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.


Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Apr
9
Wed
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram | Kootenay Bay | British Columbia | Canada

After completing the Yoga Development Course, the next step of our Teacher Training program 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.

Prerequisites:
This training builds on the foundation laid through the 675 hours of practice and instruction of the Yoga Development Course.

Read more >>

Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.


Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Apr
16
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.


Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Apr
18
Fri
Easter Weekend
Apr 18 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 21 @ 5:30 pm
Easter Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

April 18-21

Celebrate the coming of spring in this weekend of Karma Yoga, special activities and quiet reflection time. Join us for the Garden Blessing – the opening of the garden for the coming season – and enjoy our traditional Easter egg hunt and hike to Easter Rock.

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

Apr
23
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.


Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Apr
30
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.


Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

May
1
Thu
Societies Annual General Meeting
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Societies Annual General Meeting @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 1

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 be a part of things to come.

Cost: By Contribution; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)

May
5
Mon
Discover Yasodhara: Introduction to Spiritual Community
May 5 @ 6:45 pm – May 12 @ 5:30 pm
Discover Yasodhara: Introduction to Spiritual Community @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 5-12, June 2-9, September 9-16, October 14-21

“Discover Yasodhara” is for those who are interested in experiencing daily life in a spiritual community, and a great way to get to know Yasodhara Ashram. This is a one-week work and study program, with a balanced focus on the practice of Karma Yoga (selfless service) and introductory classes in the practices of Yasodhara Yoga – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams, Kundalini, Divine Light Invocation, Sacred Dance and reflection.

This program is a unique opportunity to experience yoga, work and community life at one of the most enduring spiritual communities in North America.

Program features include:

Service

  • Learn about Karma Yoga: the practice and philosophy
  • Experience how the Ashram functions by participating in work areas throughout the community
  • Participate in our Karma Yoga work schedule four hours/day five days of your one-week stay

Study

  • A one-day introduction and orientation
  • Morning Hatha or Hidden Language Hatha Yoga classes, six days a week
  • Satsang in the Temple every evening
  • Yasodhara Yoga workshops half-days for five days and a final day of reflection and synthesis

Cost: $525; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
May 5-12
June 2-9
September 9-15
October 14-21

One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
May 5 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $750; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
May 5 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $525; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

May
7
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.


Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

May
9
Fri
Yoga & Healing Retreat
May 9 @ 6:45 pm – May 11 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 9-11, December 5-7

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: $395; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CDs:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

May
14
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.


Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

May
16
Fri
Sufi Zikr
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sufi Zikr @ Yasodhara Ashram
A Sufi Zikr at the Ashram!

On Friday, May 16th from 7 – 9 pm, join us and participate in a Zikr offering with Kabir and Mirabai.

Zikr is a Sufi circle dance, a practice of “Divine Remembrance” that employs unified movement, rhythm, sound, breath, music, and sing of sacred phrases. It is a heart-centered moving meditation and all are welcome.

By Contribution

May
21
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.


Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

May
23
Fri
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend
May 23 @ 6:45 pm – May 25 @ 5:30 pm
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 23-25, October 17-19

Leave your cellphone, smartphone, laptop and tablet at home. Quiet the digital distractions and go inward during this two-day retreat. Gain perspective on your relationship to technology. Ask, how does communication work unmediated by computers? Who am I without the constant stream of Internet information? Using meditation, mind-watch and Mantra, this retreat gives you a chance to observe yourself unplugged.

*All participants will be asked to sign a contract to ‘not plug in.’ You can drop off any digital distractors at the office.

Cost: $395; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
May 23-25
October 17-19

May
30
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
May 30 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

February 7-9, May 30-June 1, July 16-20, October 3-5

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? 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:
February 7-9: $395; deposit $100
May 30-June 1; $395, deposit $100
July 16–20: $790; deposit $100
October 3-5: $395; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)

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

May
31
Sat
The Mishras – Sitar Concert
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Mishras - Sitar Concert @ Yasodhara Ashram

Sitar Concert Returns to The Temple of Divine Light!

The Mishras: Classical North Indian Ragas and Meditative Music with three generations of master musicians from Benares, an ancient spiritual centre of traditional music and Indian culture.

Tickets available at Nelson & District Credit Union – East Shore Branch; Otter Books, Nelson and at the Yasodhara Ashram Bookstore, (250) 227-9224.

Jun
2
Mon
Discover Yasodhara: Introduction to Spiritual Community
Jun 2 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 9 @ 5:30 pm
Discover Yasodhara: Introduction to Spiritual Community @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 5-12, June 2-9, September 9-16, October 14-21

“Discover Yasodhara” is for those who are interested in experiencing daily life in a spiritual community, and a great way to get to know Yasodhara Ashram. This is a one-week work and study program, with a balanced focus on the practice of Karma Yoga (selfless service) and introductory classes in the practices of Yasodhara Yoga – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams, Kundalini, Divine Light Invocation, Sacred Dance and reflection.

This program is a unique opportunity to experience yoga, work and community life at one of the most enduring spiritual communities in North America.

Program features include:

Service

  • Learn about Karma Yoga: the practice and philosophy
  • Experience how the Ashram functions by participating in work areas throughout the community
  • Participate in our Karma Yoga work schedule four hours/day five days of your one-week stay

Study

  • A one-day introduction and orientation
  • Morning Hatha or Hidden Language Hatha Yoga classes, six days a week
  • Satsang in the Temple every evening
  • Yasodhara Yoga workshops half-days for five days and a final day of reflection and synthesis

Cost: $525; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
May 5-12
June 2-9
September 9-15
October 14-21

One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Jun 2 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $750; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Jun 2 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $525; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Jun
7
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Jun 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

We invite neighbours and visitors to register for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: The first Saturday of each month – June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore 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 an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 7
July 5
August 2
Sept 6

All are invited to our evening satsang (devotional service) held at the Temple of Light between 8-9pm. Call ahead if you would like to reserve overnight accommodation.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in this special program.

Jun
16
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Jun 16 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $750; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Jun 16 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $525; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Jun
20
Fri
Renewing in the Light Retreat (Summer Solstice)
Jun 20 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm
Renewing in the Light Retreat (Summer Solstice) @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 20-22, December 19-21

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.

CYCLE OF LIGHT SERIES:
Scheduled during the equinoxes and solstices, Cycle of Light Retreats focus on renewal and relaxation through times of change. Honour the seasonal cycles of light by nourishing your own inner Light.

Cost: $395; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
Guided Meditation

Jun
27
Fri
Tools for Transformation Retreat
Jun 27 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm
Tools for Transformation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 27-July 1, July 30-August 3, October 24-28

In this spacious retreat you will learn new ways to support yourself in making changes that reflect your ideals. Each day includes instruction, group work and plenty of personal time for reflection and practice. Instruction focuses on our core practices such as the Divine Light Invocation, Mantra, Relaxation, Dream Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Learn to use tools that will help you make key transformations in your life.

Cost: $790; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

Jun
28
Sat
Strawberry Social
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Strawberry Social @ Yasodhara Ashram

Please join us as we celebrate the 19th Annual gathering of friends and neighbours!

Join us for strawberry shortcake, used book sale, live music, kid zone, and community!

All are welcome. No need to RSVP.

You may have heard that we had a fire in the Temple. The fire was contained to the Temple building itself and no one was hurt. All of the other buildings and land are untouched. Even the garden around the Temple remains beautiful and pristine.

We want you to know that the Ashram is safe, open and welcoming. Our programs, retreats and courses will continue as usual, and so will the Strawberry Social!

At 2:30pm, we will also offer a special thank you to our volunteer firefighters and emergency services for their outstanding efforts during our recent Temple fire.

Thank you to all of our friends and neighbours for your kindness and generosity. Let’s come together to recognize and celebrate our strength in community.

For more information, please contact us.

Jun
30
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Jun 30 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $750; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Jun 30 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $525; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Jul
4
Fri
Divine Feminine Retreat
Jul 4 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm
Divine Feminine Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 4-6

Who is Divine Mother? Who is She in me? Swami Radha describes Divine Mother as the power that manifests all and that gives birth to sound and speech. Her forms range from gentle compassion to loving ferocity. Her powers include wisdom, strength, harmony and intimate knowledge. In this retreat, you will move closer to this feminine power through movement, drawing, reflection and mantra. Take time to seek Her in the natural beauty around you and to invite Her presence into your own heart. What is Her message for you?

Cost: $395; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Jul
5
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

We invite neighbours and visitors to register for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: The first Saturday of each month – June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore 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 an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 7
July 5
August 2
Sept 6

All are invited to our evening satsang (devotional service) held at the Temple of Light between 8-9pm. Call ahead if you would like to reserve overnight accommodation.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in this special program.

Jul
6
Sun
Relaxation Retreat
Jul 6 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 8 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

December 6-10 (2013), March 21-23, July 6-8, September 19-21

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:
December 6-10, 2013: $780; deposit $100
March 21-23: $395; deposit $100
July 6-8: $395; deposit $100
September 19-21: $395; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Jul
9
Wed
Family Week
Jul 9 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm
Family Week @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 9 – 13

Families of all ages, shapes and sizes are invited to attend our popular Family Week! 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, meet the chickens and help with harvesting. Spend family time together in yoga, work, play and retreat.

Cost:
Per Adult — $450
Child 0-5 no charge
Child 6-12 — $50
Teen 13-17 — $170
(See our Cancellation Policy)


We also offer a sliding scale. We want this to be an open invitation to all interested families to participate. And if you can contribute more, your generosity will benefit another family. Thank you!

Shakti Camp for Teen Girls
Jul 9 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 9 – 13

If you are a young woman aged 13-18, 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 (selfless service) and nightly satsang. Make friends, have fun and learn about yourself in this supportive and nurturing community.

This program runs concurrently with Family Week.

For teen girls ages 13 -18.

Cost: $175; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Jul
16
Wed
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Jul 16 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

February 7-9, May 30-June 1, July 16-20, October 3-5

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? 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:
February 7-9: $395; deposit $100
May 30-June 1; $395, deposit $100
July 16–20: $790; deposit $100
October 3-5: $395; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)

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

Jul
24
Thu
Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification
Jul 24 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm

Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification is more than teacher training; it is an adventure of expanding awareness and discovering potential. This intensive two-week program is a profound experience of being together with others of like-mind and coming closer to your own self. The questions “Who am I?” and “What is the purpose of my life?” are the foundation of an ongoing self-inquiry that leads to transformation.

Using the questions and practices in Kundalini Yoga for the West, you will study energy, imagination, emotions, heart, will, mind, consciousness, the power of choice, the power of the senses, the power of speech. You create plans and teach in small group sessions with your colleagues. Learning to maintain a focus on Light, you build an adjustable framework to meet your students’ needs.

As part of this course, you also explore the unconscious levels of mind through recording and interpreting your dreams. Using Swami Radha’s Dream Yoga method, you access the meaning of your dreams and tap the benefits of that inner wisdom. Then in small groups you learn to guide others in their dream interpretations by asking questions, offering tools and helping each person unlock the symbolic messages to attain insights they can apply in their lives.

To remain certified, teachers renew every three years. Many teachers return more frequently, finding this program an advanced learning experience and an opportunity to collaborate, to be inspired in their teaching, and to further their own personal development.

Prerequisites: Completion of the Yoga Development Course and the YDC book reports.

Jul
28
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Jul 28 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $750; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Jul 28 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $525; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Jul
30
Wed
Tools for Transformation Retreat
Jul 30 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm
Tools for Transformation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 27-July 1, July 30-August 3, October 24-28

In this spacious retreat you will learn new ways to support yourself in making changes that reflect your ideals. Each day includes instruction, group work and plenty of personal time for reflection and practice. Instruction focuses on our core practices such as the Divine Light Invocation, Mantra, Relaxation, Dream Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Learn to use tools that will help you make key transformations in your life.

Cost: $790; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

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

We invite neighbours and visitors to register for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: The first Saturday of each month – June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore 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 an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: $25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 7
July 5
August 2
Sept 6

All are invited to our evening satsang (devotional service) held at the Temple of Light between 8-9pm. Call ahead if you would like to reserve overnight accommodation.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in this special program.

Aug
8
Fri
Celebration & Puja
Aug 8 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 10 @ 5:30 pm
Celebration & Puja @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 8 – 10

In the height of summer we gather together to celebrate the Ashram, the teachings and our lineage. Join us as we express our gratitude through music, dance and art; devotion, discussion and retreat. Includes a special puja (ceremony) to honour our lineage of teachers.

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

Aug
11
Mon
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Aug 11 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 25 @ 5:30 pm
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram

Learn what it means to teach from your experience through our intensive fourteen-day Hidden Language training process, and gain greater appreciation of the body as a spiritual tool.
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga is the unique style developed by Swami Radha that takes asanas far beyond physical exercise. From the knowledge, tools and insights you gained in the YDC and the foundation you built through the Hatha Teacher Certification, you will gain confidence in transmitting this evocative method.

As a teacher, you will learn to use the tools of metaphor, symbolism and written reflection to help others access the “hidden” messages of the asanas – physically, psychologically and spiritually. You can expand the potential of yoga by offering students an appreciation of the body as a spiritual tool.

Prerequisites: 
The Yoga Development Course, as well as the Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification. Completion of the YDC book report project is also a requirement.

Renewal: Every three years.

 

One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Aug 11 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $750; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Aug 11 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $525; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Aug
20
Wed
Women and Spiritual Life Retreat
Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 24 @ 6:45 pm
Women and Spiritual Life Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 20 – 24

Who are you beyond your role as daughter, partner, mother, sister? How are you realizing your potential as a woman? What does yoga offer you? Come together with other women, in a powerful and intimate gathering, to consider these questions, investigate your life and support each other. This is a safe and sacred space, a time for personal nourishment.

Cost: $790; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended books:
Carried by a Promise
Radha: Diary of a Woman’s Search
The Divine Light Invocation

Aug
25
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Aug 25 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $750; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Aug 25 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $525; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Sep
6
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

We invite neighbours and visitors to register for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: The first Saturday of each month – June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore 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 an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 7
July 5
August 2
Sept 6

All are invited to our evening satsang (devotional service) held at the Temple of Light between 8-9pm. Call ahead if you would like to reserve overnight accommodation.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in this special program.

Sep
7
Sun
Gurudev Sivananda’s Birthday
Sep 7 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.
A quiet time to reflect and recognize the preciousness of all we have been given.

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

Sep
9
Tue
Discover Yasodhara: Introduction to Spiritual Community
Sep 9 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm
Discover Yasodhara: Introduction to Spiritual Community @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 5-12, June 2-9, September 9-16, October 14-21

“Discover Yasodhara” is for those who are interested in experiencing daily life in a spiritual community, and a great way to get to know Yasodhara Ashram. This is a one-week work and study program, with a balanced focus on the practice of Karma Yoga (selfless service) and introductory classes in the practices of Yasodhara Yoga – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams, Kundalini, Divine Light Invocation, Sacred Dance and reflection.

This program is a unique opportunity to experience yoga, work and community life at one of the most enduring spiritual communities in North America.

Program features include:

Service

  • Learn about Karma Yoga: the practice and philosophy
  • Experience how the Ashram functions by participating in work areas throughout the community
  • Participate in our Karma Yoga work schedule four hours/day five days of your one-week stay

Study

  • A one-day introduction and orientation
  • Morning Hatha or Hidden Language Hatha Yoga classes, six days a week
  • Satsang in the Temple every evening
  • Yasodhara Yoga workshops half-days for five days and a final day of reflection and synthesis

Cost: $525; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
May 5-12
June 2-9
September 9-15
October 14-21

One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Sep 9 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $750; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Sep 9 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $525; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Sep
19
Fri
Relaxation Retreat (Fall Equinox)
Sep 19 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat (Fall Equinox) @ Yasodhara Ashram

December 6-10 (2013), March 21-23, July 6-8, September 19-21

Pause, rest and find balance as daylight shortens and we shift into fall.

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.

CYCLE OF LIGHT SERIES:
Scheduled during the equinoxes and solstices, Cycle of Light Retreats focus on renewal and relaxation through times of change. Honour the seasonal cycles of light by nourishing your own inner Light.

Cost:
December 6-10, 2013: $780; deposit $100
March 21-23: $395; deposit $100
July 6-8: $395; deposit $100
September 19-21: $395; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Sep
22
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Sep 22 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $750; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Sep 22 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $525; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Oct
1
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Oct
3
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Oct 3 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

February 7-9, May 30-June 1, July 16-20, October 3-5

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? 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:
February 7-9: $395; deposit $100
May 30-June 1; $395, deposit $100
July 16–20: $790; deposit $100
October 3-5: $395; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)

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

Oct
6
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Oct 6 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $750; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Oct 6 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $525; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Oct
7
Tue
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Oct
10
Fri
Thanksgiving Weekend
Oct 10 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 13 @ 5:30 pm
Thanksgiving Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

October 10–13

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)

Oct
14
Tue
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Discover Yasodhara: Introduction to Spiritual Community
Oct 14 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm
Discover Yasodhara: Introduction to Spiritual Community @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 5-12, June 2-9, September 9-16, October 14-21

“Discover Yasodhara” is for those who are interested in experiencing daily life in a spiritual community, and a great way to get to know Yasodhara Ashram. This is a one-week work and study program, with a balanced focus on the practice of Karma Yoga (selfless service) and introductory classes in the practices of Yasodhara Yoga – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams, Kundalini, Divine Light Invocation, Sacred Dance and reflection.

This program is a unique opportunity to experience yoga, work and community life at one of the most enduring spiritual communities in North America.

Program features include:

Service

  • Learn about Karma Yoga: the practice and philosophy
  • Experience how the Ashram functions by participating in work areas throughout the community
  • Participate in our Karma Yoga work schedule four hours/day five days of your one-week stay

Study

  • A one-day introduction and orientation
  • Morning Hatha or Hidden Language Hatha Yoga classes, six days a week
  • Satsang in the Temple every evening
  • Yasodhara Yoga workshops half-days for five days and a final day of reflection and synthesis

Cost: $525; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
May 5-12
June 2-9
September 9-15
October 14-21

Oct
17
Fri
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend
Oct 17 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 23-25, October 17-19

Leave your cellphone, smartphone, laptop and tablet at home. Quiet the digital distractions and go inward during this two-day retreat. Gain perspective on your relationship to technology. Ask, how does communication work unmediated by computers? Who am I without the constant stream of Internet information? Using meditation, mind-watch and Mantra, this retreat gives you a chance to observe yourself unplugged.

*All participants will be asked to sign a contract to ‘not plug in.’ You can drop off any digital distractors at the office.

Cost: $395; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
May 23-25
October 17-19

Oct
21
Tue
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Oct
24
Fri
Tools for Transformation Retreat
Oct 24 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm
Tools for Transformation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 27-July 1, July 30-August 3, October 24-28

In this spacious retreat you will learn new ways to support yourself in making changes that reflect your ideals. Each day includes instruction, group work and plenty of personal time for reflection and practice. Instruction focuses on our core practices such as the Divine Light Invocation, Mantra, Relaxation, Dream Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Learn to use tools that will help you make key transformations in your life.

Cost: $790; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

Oct
28
Tue
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Nov
3
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Nov 3 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $750; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Nov 3 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $525; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Nov
4
Tue
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Nov
11
Tue
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Nov
18
Tue
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Nov
25
Tue
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Dec
1
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Dec 1 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $750; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Dec 1 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $525; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Dec
19
Fri
Renewing in the Light Retreat (Winter Solstice)
Dec 19 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm
Renewing in the Light Retreat (Winter Solstice) @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 20-22, December 19-21

Bring Light into deepest darkness and prepare for awareness to expand.

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.

CYCLE OF LIGHT SERIES:
Scheduled during the equinoxes and solstices, Cycle of Light Retreats focus on renewal and relaxation through times of change. Honour the seasonal cycles of light by nourishing your own inner Light.

Cost: $395; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
Guided Meditation

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

Step out from the pressure of the holidays and honour the Light in the tranquil and beautiful setting of Yasodhara Ashram. Join us New Year’s, as we celebrate the gifts of the year and enjoy the peace of the season. Take yoga classes and workshops, join others in Karma Yoga, sing, dance and reflect. A precious time of devotion and renewal.

Cost: $100/day; deposit $50

Jan
5
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Jan 5 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $825; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Jan 5 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $600; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Jan
8
Thu
The Yoga Development Course
Jan 8 @ 7:45 pm – Apr 8 @ 5:30 pm

The YDC is an intensive three-month program designed to give students an in-depth introduction to the major branches of yoga and a foundation in personal and spiritual development. The course is of lasting value not only to potential yoga teachers but also to all those who wish to deepen their yoga practice and make permanent changes in their approach to life.

Read more…

Jan
14
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Jan
21
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Jan
28
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Feb
3
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Feb 3 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $825; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Feb 3 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $600; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Feb
4
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Feb
11
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Feb
18
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Feb
25
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Mar
2
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Mar 2 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $825; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Mar 2 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $600; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Mar
4
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Mar
11
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Mar
20
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Mar 20 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 22 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

March 20-22, May 15-17, July 15-17, December 4-6

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: $450; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Mar
30
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Mar 30 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $825; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Mar 30 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $600; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Apr
1
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Local Community Classes - Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Apr
3
Fri
Easter Weekend
Apr 3 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm
Easter Weekend  @ Yasodhara Ashram

April 3-6

Celebrate the coming of spring in this weekend of Karma Yoga, special activities and quiet reflection time. Join us for the Garden Blessing – the opening of the garden for the coming season – and enjoy our traditional Easter egg hunt and hike to Easter Rock.

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

Register Online

Apr
8
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Local Community Classes - Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Apr
9
Thu
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Apr 9 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram | Kootenay Bay | British Columbia | Canada

After completing the Yoga Development Course, the next step of our Teacher Training program 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.

Prerequisites:
This training builds on the foundation laid through the 700 hours of practice and instruction of the Yoga Development Course.

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Apr
15
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Local Community Classes - Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Apr
22
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Local Community Classes - Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Apr
27
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Apr 27 @ 6:45 pm

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $825; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

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Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Apr 27 @ 6:45 pm

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $600; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Apr
29
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Local Community Classes - Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

May
1
Fri
Societies Annual General Meeting
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Societies Annual General Meeting @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 1

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 be a part of things to come.

Cost: By Contribution; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online

Stilling the Mind Retreat
May 1 @ 6:45 pm – May 3 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 1-3, July 2-6, September 18-20

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? 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 1-3: $450; deposit $100
July 2-6: $840; deposit $100

September 18-20; $450; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)

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

Register Online

May
6
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Local Community Classes - Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

May
13
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Local Community Classes - Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

May
15
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
May 15 @ 6:45 pm – May 17 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

March 20-22, May 15-17, July 15-17, December 4-6

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: $450; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

May
20
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Local Community Classes - Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

May
22
Fri
Yoga & Healing Retreat
May 22 @ 6:45 pm – May 26 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 22-26, October 23-27

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: $840; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CDs:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

May
25
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
May 25 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins @ Yasodhara Ashram

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $825; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
May 25 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins @ Yasodhara Ashram

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $600; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

May
27
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Local Community Classes - Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

May
29
Fri
Tools for Transformation Retreat
May 29 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm
Tools for Transformation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 29-June 2, September 20-24

In this spacious retreat you will learn new ways to support yourself in making changes that reflect your ideals. Each day includes instruction, group work and plenty of personal time for reflection and practice. Instruction focuses on our core practices such as the Divine Light Invocation, Mantra, Relaxation, Dream Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Learn to use tools that will help you make key transformations in your life.

Cost: $840; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

Jun
1
Mon
Community: Work & Practice
Jun 1 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm
Community: Work & Practice @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 1-8, August 14-21, September 16-23

“Community: Work & Practice” is for those who are interested in experiencing daily life in a spiritual community, and a great way to get to know Yasodhara Ashram. This is a one-week work and study program, with a balanced focus on the practice of Karma Yoga (selfless service) and introductory classes in the practices of Yasodhara Yoga – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams, Kundalini, Divine Light Invocation, Sacred Dance and reflection.

This program is a unique opportunity to experience yoga, work and community life at one of the most enduring spiritual communities in North America.

Program features include:

Service

  • Learn about Karma Yoga: the practice and philosophy
  • Experience how the Ashram functions by participating in work areas throughout the community
  • Participate in our Karma Yoga work schedule four hours/day five days of your one-week stay

Study

  • A one-day introduction and orientation
  • Morning Hatha or Hidden Language Hatha Yoga classes, six days a week
  • Satsang in the Temple every evening
  • Yasodhara Yoga workshops half-days for five days and a final day of reflection and synthesis

Cost: $625; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
June 1-8
August 14-21
September 16-23

Register Online

Jun
6
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Jun 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: Every second Saturday, June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore 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 an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 6
June 20
July 4
July 18
August 1
August 22
September 5

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Introducing the New Temple of Light
Jun 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Introducing the New Temple of Light @ Yasodhara Ashram
One year later… To Remember, Honour and Celebrate!

On the one-year anniversary of the fire at the Temple of Light, we invite you to join us for a special gathering dedicated to the Temple.

We will remember our beloved Temple, honour the firefighters and ambulance society for their efforts, and celebrate new beginnings.

Join us for a presentation of the design concept for the new Temple of Light, a preview of art donated by local artisans and craftspeople for an online auction this summer to raise funds for the new Temple as well as tea, snacks and an informal community gathering.

Thank you for your support. We look forward to working together to make the new Temple a reality!

Jun
12
Fri
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend
Jun 12 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 12-14, August 11-13

Leave your cellphone, smartphone, laptop and tablet at home. Quiet the digital distractions and go inward during this two-day retreat. Gain perspective on your relationship to technology. Ask, how does communication work unmediated by computers? Who am I without the constant stream of Internet information? Using meditation, mind-watch and Mantra, this retreat gives you a chance to observe yourself unplugged.

*All participants will be asked to sign a contract to ‘not plug in.’ You can drop off any digital distractors at the office.

Cost: $450; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Jun
19
Fri
Renewing in the Light Retreat (Summer Solstice)
Jun 19 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm
Renewing in the Light Retreat (Summer Solstice) @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 19-21, December 18-20

What better time to saturate yourself with Light than during the magic of summer solstice?

In this retreat, we honour the seasonal cycles of light by nourishing your own inner Light. 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: $450, deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
Guided Meditation

Jun
20
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: Every second Saturday, June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore 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 an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 6
June 20
July 4
July 18
August 1
August 22
September 5

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Jun
22
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Jun 22 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins @ Yasodhara Ashram

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $825; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Jun 22 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins @ Yasodhara Ashram

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $600; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Jun
27
Sat
Strawberry Social
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Strawberry Social @ Yasodhara Ashram

Please join us as we celebrate the 20th Annual gathering of friends and neighbours!

Join us for strawberry shortcake, used book sale, live music, kid zone, and community!

All are welcome. No need to RSVP.

For more information, please contact us.

Jul
2
Thu
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Jul 2 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 1-3, July 2-6, September 18-20

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? 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 1-3: $450; deposit $100
July 2-6: $840; deposit $100
September 18-20; $450; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)

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

Register Online

Jul
4
Sat
Bharata Natyam Dance Class with Anusha
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bharata Natyam Dance Class with Anusha @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 4

Bharata Natyam Indian Classical dance is one of the most ancient forms of sacred dance and a highly evolved mind-body practice. The practice provides tools to explore the themes such as the experience of connection to the Divine and the potential for liberation. This cherished dance form of India is characterized by humility, discipline, grace and rigorous technique.

Join guest teacher Anusha Fernando, the Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Shakti Dance, , for this two hour introduction to the practice.

No dance experience is required.

A weekend workshop is also being offered (dance experience required).

Cost: $50; $25 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Please contact us to reserve a place in this special class.

Taste of the Ashram
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: Every second Saturday, June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore 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 an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 6
June 20
July 4
July 18
August 1
August 22
September 5

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Indian Classical Dance Performance
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Indian Classical Dance Performance @ Yasodhara Ashram

A performer, teacher and Artistic Director of Shakti Dance Society, Anusha Fernando brings her understanding of Bharata Natyam Indian Classical dance’s depth of tradition and its potential for new creation to Yasodhara Ashram.

Anusha will offer two solo Bharata Natyam performances about the longing for Shiva and the joy of dancing. An Ashram sacred dance offering and bhajans will round out the evening.

Jul
8
Wed
Family Week
Jul 8 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm
Family Week @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 8 – 12, 2015

Family Week 2015 is full. Please call 1-800-661-8711 if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

Families of all ages, shapes and sizes are invited to attend our popular Family Week! 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, meet the chickens and help with harvesting. Spend family time together in yoga, work, play and retreat.

Cost:
Per Adult — $495
Child 0-5 no charge
Child 6-12 — $50
Teen 13-17 — $170
(See our Cancellation Policy)


We also offer a sliding scale. We want this to be an open invitation to all interested families to participate. And if you can contribute more, your generosity will benefit another family. Thank you!

Jul
15
Wed
Relaxation Retreat
Jul 15 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

March 20-22, May 15-17, July 15-17, December 4-6

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: $450; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Jul
18
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: Every second Saturday, June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore 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 an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 6
June 20
July 4
July 18
August 1
August 22
September 5

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Jul
20
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Jul 20 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins @ Yasodhara Ashram

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $825; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Jul 20 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins @ Yasodhara Ashram

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $600; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Jul
24
Fri
Divine Feminine Retreat
Jul 24 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm
Divine Feminine Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 24-26

Who is Divine Mother? Who is She in me? Swami Radha describes Divine Mother as the power that manifests all and that gives birth to sound and speech. Her forms range from gentle compassion to loving ferocity. Her powers include wisdom, strength, harmony and intimate knowledge. In this retreat, you will move closer to this feminine power through movement, drawing, reflection and mantra. Take time to seek Her in the natural beauty around you and to invite Her presence into your own heart. What is Her message for you?

Cost: $450; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Jul 24 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram

Learn what it means to teach from your experience through our intensive fourteen-day Hidden Language training process, and gain greater appreciation of the body as a spiritual tool.
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga is the unique style developed by Swami Radha that takes asanas far beyond physical exercise. From the knowledge, tools and insights you gained in the YDC and the foundation you built through the Hatha Teacher Certification, you will gain confidence in transmitting this evocative method.

As a teacher, you will learn to use the tools of metaphor, symbolism and written reflection to help others access the “hidden” messages of the asanas – physically, psychologically and spiritually. You can expand the potential of yoga by offering students an appreciation of the body as a spiritual tool.

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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Jul
26
Sun
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls
Jul 26 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 26 – 30, 2015

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 (selfless service) and nightly satsang. Make friends, have fun and learn about yourself in this supportive and nurturing community.

For teen girls ages 13 -17.

Cost: $325; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online

Aug
1
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: Every second Saturday, June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore 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 an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 6
June 20
July 4
July 18
August 1
August 22
September 5

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Aug
7
Fri
Celebrate the Inner Temple
Aug 7 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 9 @ 5:30 pm
Celebrate the Inner Temple @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 7 – 9

In the height of summer we gather together to celebrate the Ashram, the teachings and our lineage. Join us as we express our gratitude through music, dance and art, devotion, discussion and retreat. This year’s focus is building the inner Temple or Cathedral of Consciousness.

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

Aug
10
Mon
Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification
Aug 10 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm
Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram

Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification is more than teacher training; it is an adventure of expanding awareness and discovering potential. This intensive two-week program is a profound experience of being together with others of like-mind and coming closer to your own self. The questions “Who am I?” and “What is the purpose of my life?” are the foundation of an ongoing self-inquiry that leads to transformation.

Using the questions and practices in Kundalini Yoga for the West, you will study energy, imagination, emotions, heart, will, mind, consciousness, the power of choice, the power of the senses, the power of speech. You create plans and teach in small group sessions with your colleagues. Learning to maintain a focus on Light, you build an adjustable framework to meet your students’ needs.

As part of this course, you also explore the unconscious levels of mind through recording and interpreting your dreams. Using Swami Radha’s Dream Yoga method, you access the meaning of your dreams and tap the benefits of that inner wisdom. Then in small groups you learn to guide others in their dream interpretations by asking questions, offering tools and helping each person unlock the symbolic messages to attain insights they can apply in their lives.

To remain certified, teachers renew every three years. Many teachers return more frequently, finding this program an advanced learning experience and an opportunity to collaborate, to be inspired in their teaching, and to further their own personal development.

Prerequisites: Completion of the Yoga Development Course and the YDC book reflections.

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Aug
11
Tue
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend
Aug 11 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 13 @ 5:30 pm
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 12-14, August 11-13

Leave your cellphone, smartphone, laptop and tablet at home. Quiet the digital distractions and go inward during this two-day retreat. Gain perspective on your relationship to technology. Ask, how does communication work unmediated by computers? Who am I without the constant stream of Internet information? Using meditation, mind-watch and Mantra, this retreat gives you a chance to observe yourself unplugged.

*All participants will be asked to sign a contract to ‘not plug in.’ You can drop off any digital distractors at the office.

Cost: $450; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Aug
14
Fri
Community: Work & Practice
Aug 14 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm
Community: Work & Practice @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 1-8, August 14-21, September 16-23

“Community: Work & Practice” is for those who are interested in experiencing daily life in a spiritual community, and a great way to get to know Yasodhara Ashram. This is a one-week work and study program, with a balanced focus on the practice of Karma Yoga (selfless service) and introductory classes in the practices of Yasodhara Yoga – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams, Kundalini, Divine Light Invocation, Sacred Dance and reflection.

This program is a unique opportunity to experience yoga, work and community life at one of the most enduring spiritual communities in North America.

Program features include:

Service

  • Learn about Karma Yoga: the practice and philosophy
  • Experience how the Ashram functions by participating in work areas throughout the community
  • Participate in our Karma Yoga work schedule four hours/day five days of your one-week stay

Study

  • A one-day introduction and orientation
  • Morning Hatha or Hidden Language Hatha Yoga classes, six days a week
  • Satsang in the Temple every evening
  • Yasodhara Yoga workshops half-days for five days and a final day of reflection and synthesis

Cost: $625; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
June 1-8
August 14-21
September 16-23

Aug
17
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Aug 17 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins @ Yasodhara Ashram

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $825; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

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Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Aug 17 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins @ Yasodhara Ashram

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $600; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

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Aug
21
Fri
Women and Spiritual Life Retreat
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 25 @ 6:45 pm
Women and Spiritual Life Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 21 – 25

Who are you beyond your role as daughter, partner, mother, sister? How are you realizing your potential as a woman? What does yoga offer you? Come together with other women, in a powerful and intimate gathering, to consider these questions, investigate your life and support each other. This is a safe and sacred space, a time for personal nourishment.

Cost: $840; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended books:
Carried by a Promise
Radha: Diary of a Woman’s Search
The Divine Light Invocation

Aug
22
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: Every second Saturday, June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore 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 an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 6
June 20
July 4
July 18
August 1
August 22
September 5
October 3
November 7
December 5

 

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Sep
5
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: June 6, June 20, July 4, July 18, August 1, August 22, September 5, October 3, November 7,
December 5.

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore 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 an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Sep
6
Sun
Celebrating Our Lineage
Sep 6 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm
Celebrating Our Lineage @ Yasodhara Ashram

2015 is the 20th anniversary of Swami Radha’s passing into Light. We invite you to come and celebrate the many ways you have been touched by Swami Radha and her work to establish the Ashram and the teachings of our lineage.

Traditionally on September 8th we celebrate our lineage by honouring Gurudev Sivananda’s Birthday. This year we will also celebrate Swami Radha’s continuing presence and influence in our lives.

September 7 & 8 will be a time of gathering together to remember the gifts we have received and to express our gratitude. September 7 will be the main celebration day because of Labour Day Weekend.

Come and sing and dance with joy. Join in with your whole heart to create this time of appreciation for what we’ve received. Consider staying for an extended weekend (Sept 4 -8). Make your stay a memorable one!

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

Sep
14
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Sep 14 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins @ Yasodhara Ashram

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $825; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Sep 14 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins @ Yasodhara Ashram

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $600; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Sep
16
Wed
Community: Work & Practice
Sep 16 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm
Community: Work & Practice @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 1-8, August 14-21, September 16-23

“Community: Work & Practice” is for those who are interested in experiencing daily life in a spiritual community, and a great way to get to know Yasodhara Ashram. This is a one-week work and study program, with a balanced focus on the practice of Karma Yoga (selfless service) and introductory classes in the practices of Yasodhara Yoga – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams, Kundalini, Divine Light Invocation, Sacred Dance and reflection.

This program is a unique opportunity to experience yoga, work and community life at one of the most enduring spiritual communities in North America.

Program features include:

Service

  • Learn about Karma Yoga: the practice and philosophy
  • Experience how the Ashram functions by participating in work areas throughout the community
  • Participate in our Karma Yoga work schedule four hours/day five days of your one-week stay

Study

  • A one-day introduction and orientation
  • Morning Hatha or Hidden Language Hatha Yoga classes, six days a week
  • Satsang in the Temple every evening
  • Yasodhara Yoga workshops half-days for five days and a final day of reflection and synthesis

Cost: $625; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
June 1-8
August 14-21
September 16-23

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

May 1-3, July 2-6, September 18-20

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? 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 1-3: $450; deposit $100
July 2-6: $840; deposit $100
September 18-20; $450; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)

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

Register Online

Sep
20
Sun
Tools for Transformation Retreat
Sep 20 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm
Tools for Transformation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 29-June 2, September 20-24

In this spacious retreat you will learn new ways to support yourself in making changes that reflect your ideals. Each day includes instruction, group work and plenty of personal time for reflection and practice. Instruction focuses on our core practices such as the Divine Light Invocation, Mantra, Relaxation, Dream Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Learn to use tools that will help you make key transformations in your life.

Cost: $840; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

Oct
3
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: June 6, June 20, July 4, July 18, August 1, August 22, September 5, October 3, November 7,
December 5.

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore 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 an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Oct
7
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Oct
9
Fri
Thanksgiving Weekend
Oct 9 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm
Thanksgiving Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

October 9-12

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
14
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Oct
19
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Oct 19 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins @ Yasodhara Ashram

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $825; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Oct 19 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins @ Yasodhara Ashram

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $600; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Oct
21
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Oct
23
Fri
Yoga & Healing Retreat
Oct 23 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 22-26, October 23-27

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: $840; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CDs:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Oct
28
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Nov
4
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Nov
7
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: June 6, June 20, July 4, July 18, August 1, August 22, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5.

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore 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 an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Nov
9
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Nov 9 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins @ Yasodhara Ashram

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $825; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Nov 9 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins @ Yasodhara Ashram

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $600; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Nov
11
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Nov
18
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Nov
25
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Dec
2
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

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

March 20-22, May 15-17, July 15-17, December 4-6

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: $450; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Dec
5
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: June 6, June 20, July 4, July 18, August 1, August 22, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5.

Please note that the Ashram will be on Mountain Standard Time from November 1, 2015 – March 13, 2016. Read more.

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore 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 an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Dec
7
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins
Dec 7 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction Begins @ Yasodhara Ashram

This one month Service & Study Program is for those (30+) who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, developing skills and studying yoga.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $825; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

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Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins
Dec 7 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program (18-30) Begins @ Yasodhara Ashram

We recognize that young people have a unique set of challenges and opportunities, energy and interests. The Ashram is a supportive environment to figure out your next steps in life.

Our one month Young Adult (18-30) Service & Study Programs are for those who are interested in experiencing life in a spiritual community, learning new skills and studying yoga. We are a multi-generational community, and you will be working and learning alongside other young people, elders, families and everyone in-between.

This is a live and work program, with a focus on the practice of Karma Yoga or selfless service. Participants are also introduced to the different forms of yoga that we practice here – including Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini.

The Service & Study Program will give you an opportunity to experience life, work and yoga in a truly transformative way.

Cost: $600; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
The actual cost for a one-month stay is $1200. The Ashram subsidizes this program through fundraising.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Read more »

Dec
9
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Dec
18
Fri
Renewing in the Light Retreat (Winter Solstice)
Dec 18 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm
Renewing in the Light Retreat (Winter Solstice) @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 19-21, December 18-20

Bring Light into deepest darkness and prepare for awareness to expand.

In this retreat, we honour the seasonal cycles of light by nourishing your own inner Light. 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: $450; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
Guided Meditation

Register Online

Dec
30
Wed
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 the pressure of the holidays and honour the Light in the tranquil and beautiful setting of Yasodhara Ashram. Join us New Year’s, as we celebrate the gifts of the year and enjoy the peace of the season. Take yoga classes and workshops, join others in Karma Yoga, sing, dance and reflect. A precious time of devotion and renewal.

Cost: $100/day; deposit $50

Register Online

Jan
4
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Jan 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. 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 4 – May 2, 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

Jan
8
Fri
The Yoga Development Course
Jan 8 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 7 @ 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…

Feb
1
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Feb 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. 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 4 – May 2, 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

Feb
6
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Feb 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

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

Please note that the Ashram will be on Mountain Standard Time from November 1, 2015 – March 13, 2016. Read more.

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 an organic and locally-harvested lunch.

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

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Mar
5
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

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

Please note that the Ashram will be on Mountain Standard Time from November 1, 2015 – March 13, 2016. Read more.

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 an organic and locally-harvested lunch.

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

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Mar
7
Mon
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. 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

Mar
18
Fri
Spring Equinox: Finding Balance
Mar 18 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm
Spring 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

Mar
25
Fri
Easter Weekend
Mar 25 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm
Easter Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

March 25 – 27

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
8
Fri
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Apr 8 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 18 @ 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.

Read More

Apr
9
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Apr 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

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

Please note that the Ashram will be on Mountain Standard Time from November 1, 2015 – March 13, 2016. Read more.

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 an organic and locally-harvested lunch.

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

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Apr
18
Mon
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Apr 18 @ 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

Apr
29
Fri
Zikr Moving Meditation
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zikr Moving Meditation @ Yasodhara Ashram

In partnership with Kabir and Mirabai.

Experience this beautiful Sufi practice blending movement with rhythm, sound, breath and singing of sacred phrases – and support the building of the new Temple of Light at Yasodhara Ashram

There is also the option to come early for a special Indian buffet dinner (6 pm – $18) as well as a dinner-and-overnight-stay package ($80). Call or email to register.

May
2
Mon
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. 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

May
6
Fri
Societies Annual General Meeting
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Societies Annual General Meeting @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 6

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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Stilling the Mind Retreat
May 6 @ 6:45 pm – May 8 @ 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

May
13
Fri
Relax, Renew & Reflect: a 5- Day Retreat
May 13 @ 6:45 pm – May 18 @ 5:30 pm
Relax, Renew & Reflect: a 5- Day Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 13 – 18, July 15 – 20

Give yourself the gift of five days to renew, reflect and reconnect to yourself, five days in an environment dedicated to spiritual well being. Absorb the beauty of nature and remember what gives your life meaning and joy. This retreat offers a blend of gentle Hatha Yoga, relaxation and spiritual practice. A breather…. When the body and the mind relax, what can happen?

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

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

Register Online

May
14
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
May 14 @ 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

May
20
Fri
Yoga & Healing Retreat
May 20 @ 6:45 pm – May 22 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 20 – 22, July 29 – 31

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CD:
Relaxation

Register Online

May
27
Fri
Cultivating Compassion Retreat
May 27 @ 6:45 pm – May 29 @ 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

May
30
Mon
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. 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

Jun
10
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Jun 10 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 12 @ 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

Jun
11
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Jun 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 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
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – Jun 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.

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

Jun
17
Fri
Summer Solstice: Renewing in the Light Retreat
Jun 17 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm
Summer Solstice: Renewing in the Light Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 17-19

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation CD

Register Online

Jun
25
Sat
Strawberry Social
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Strawberry Social @ Yasodhara Ashram

Please join us as we celebrate the 21st 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.

Jun
27
Mon
Discover Yasodhara: Experiencing Community
Jun 27 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 3 @ 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
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. 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
Jun 27 @ 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

Application required:

Apply for the Three-Month Community Immersion Program

Jul
1
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Jul 1 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 3 @ 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

Jul
2
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Jul 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
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
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – Jul 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.

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

Jul
6
Wed
Family Week
Jul 6 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm
Family Week @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 6 – 10

Families of all ages, shapes and sizes are invited to attend our popular Family Week! 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, meet the chickens and help with harvesting. Spend family time together in yoga, work, play and retreat.

Family Week begins with an Introductory Evening Welcome on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 (after dinner).

Cost: