Jan
8
Tue
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.

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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
3
Fri
Life Seals®
May 3 @ 6:45 pm – May 5 @ 5:30 pm
Life Seals® @ Yasodhara Ashram

In Life Seals® you create personal symbols that represent your mind, essence, senses, likes, dislikes, and positive and negative characteristics. This process allows the unconscious to come forward, revealing patterns, life lessons and the potential for change. Life Seals® can open doors of awareness and help you gain a new perspective on yourself and your direction in life.

Recommended book: The Divine Light Invocation

Power Pack: Life Seals® and Straight Walk®
May 3 @ 6:45 pm – May 8 @ 5:30 pm

This special five-day program gives you the opportunity to gain perspective on your life through two of Swami Radha’s most powerful self-development workshops – Life Seals® and Straight Walk®.

Starting with Life Seals®, you create personal symbols that represent your mind, essence, senses, likes, dislikes, and positive and negative characteristics. This process allows the unconscious to come forward, revealing patterns, life lessons and the potential for change. Life Seals® can open doors of awareness and help you understand yourself and your direction in life.

Taking your insights from Life Seals®, you enter the Straight Walk®. Swami Radha based this course upon an ancient Buddhist practice of self-awareness. The Straight Walk® includes several walking meditations practiced with observation and concentration. Steps are taken, literally and symbolically, to understand your perception and gain a new perspective of your issues and choices. You observe both your emotional response and rational thinking to help you make decisions aligned with your ideals.

Integrated in the program is personal retreat time to review and synthesize your learning so that you can apply insights into your daily life.

Recommended book: The Divine Light Invocation

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
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
16
Thu
10 Days of Yoga
May 16 @ 6:45 pm – May 26 @ 5:30 pm

One of our most popular programs for students of all levels, this course is designed to offer practices that support your personal and spiritual development. Instruction is given in a variety of traditional yogic practices such as Mantra, Kundalini and Karma Yoga, combined with original courses Swami Radha created for personal development, such as Life Seals, Dream Yoga and the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga. Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be.

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

May
17
Fri
Calling to the Divine: Music & Consciousness, Sacred Dance & Mantra
May 17 @ 6:45 pm – May 22 @ 5:30 pm
Calling to the Divine: Music & Consciousness, Sacred Dance & Mantra @ Yasodhara Ashram

This five-day program taps into the devotional nature of the heart through music, sound and dance. Music & Consciousness is an original workshop developed by Swami Radha to awaken inner knowledge through the power of sound. Combining Music & Consciousness with mantra and sacred dance, this series offers a pathway to the Divine through creative expression.

In Music & Consciousness, you will listen to seven musical pieces and draw your impressions of each. By looking at the drawings in relation to your life, you can open to an intuitive sense of your path and where you are. This workshop provides an effective way to sidestep the rational mind and receive insights directly from your own deeper wisdom. Dip into the secret language of your unconscious – a world of symbol, myth and metaphor that can guide you in practical and mysterious ways.

The Mantra workshop will deepen your understanding of the effects of sound as you investigate your own voice through chanting. Mantras are words of power that are devotional by nature and can calm the emotions, improve concentration and promote healing. You will observe the effect of different mantras as well as the power of silence.

In the Sacred Dance workshop you have the opportunity to express feelings that are beyond words — that only gestures, only a look can express. When the body is an instrument of devotional expression, it is at its most beautiful. The art of sacred dance combines movement, music, prayer and reflection. Set to mantras, prayers and devotional songs, sacred dance provides a way to explore the body as a spiritual tool. (No dance experience is needed.)

Together these workshops offer an experience of self-knowledge and Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of Devotion.

Recommended books:

The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

Music & Consciousness
May 17 @ 6:45 pm – May 19 @ 5:30 pm
Music & Consciousness @ Yasodhara Ashram

Music has the power to heal, the power to awaken. In this workshop you will listen to seven musical pieces and draw your impressions of each. By looking at the drawings in relation to your life, you can open to an intuitive sense of your path and where you are. This workshop is an effective way to sidestep the rational mind and receive insights directly from your own deeper wisdom. Dip into the secret language of your unconscious – a world of symbol, myth and metaphor that can guide you in practical and mysterious ways.

Recommended book:

The Divine Light Invocation

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.

May
31
Fri
Self-Image
May 31 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm

In the Self-Image workshop you will explore how you see yourself through written reflections and video recordings. The image you put out to others is the basis of responses that you get back. What is your self-image now? What do you want to change? You will be recorded in groups and individual situations. Watching yourself on video is a powerful tool for learning. Can you take a new look? Can you allow yourself to change?

 

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Who Am I? Self-Image & Identification
May 31 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 5 @ 5:30 pm

By exploring your self-image and questioning who you really are, you can peel away external layers and come closer to your essence. These two original workshops developed by Swami Radha are often a pivotal point for self-understanding when offered in the Yoga Development Course. In this five-day intensive you are given the opportunity to face yourself and to see yourself in a new way.

In the Self-Image workshop you will explore how you see yourself through written reflections and video recordings. The image you put out to others is the basis of responses that you get back. What is your self-image now? What do you want to change? You will be recorded in groups and individual situations. Watching yourself on video is a powerful tool for learning. Can you take a new look? Can you allow yourself to change?

With your learning from the Self-Image workshop, you then deepen your investigation in the Identification workshop. The question, “Who are you?” opens the doors of inquiry and breaks limiting concepts. Swami Radha emphasized that many of our problems arise from wrong identification. If you are the body, what happens when your body dies? If you are the mind, do you change with each changing personality aspect? Who are you underneath the shifting personalities? The Divine Light Invocation is offered as a practice to support your identification with your inner Light and potential.

 

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Kundalini Yoga for the West

Jun
1
Sat
A Taste of the Ashram
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

To celebrate the Ashram’s 50th Anniversary, we are inviting guests 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.

Fee: 
$25/ adults
$10/ ages 6 – 18
Free for children 5 and under

All are invited to our evening satsang (devotional service) held at the Temple of Light between 8-9pm.

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
9
Sun
Body as a Temple
Jun 9 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm
Sacred Dance, Hidden Language & Relaxation

Give yourself the time to honour and respect your body. In this program, you will listen to your body’s messages through the Hidden Language Hatha Yoga course – a method that Swami Radha pioneered to find the mystical meanings of the asanas; you will practice devotional movement through sacred dance as an expression of the heart; and you will absorb the healing and rejuvenating benefits of deep relaxation.

Hidden Language Hatha Yoga is a gentle and meditative style of Hatha Yoga that includes writing, visualization and mantra. Hidden Language reveals the profound interconnections of body, mind, speech and spirit. As you stretch your body, you can open your mind and expand your awareness of the sacred in yourself and in the world.

Taking your insights from Hidden Language, you move into Sacred Dance, where you have the opportunity to express feelings that are beyond words, that only gestures, only a look can express. When the body is an instrument of devotional expression, it is at its most beautiful. The art of sacred dance combines movement, music, prayer and reflection. Set to mantras, prayers and devotional songs, sacred dance provides a way to explore the body as a spiritual tool. (No dance experience is needed.)

Go inward in Relaxation, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Using a guided relaxation practice, you will emerge renewed and full of Light.

Re-enter your life with these sustaining practices to nourish yourself and to respect your body as a divine messenger.

 

Recommended book: Hatha Yoga: the Hidden Language
Recommended CD: Relaxation

 

Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
Jun 9 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 11 @ 5:30 pm
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Hidden Language is a gentle and meditative style of Hatha Yoga that includes writing, visualization and mantra. Hidden Language reveals the profound interconnections of body, mind, speech and spirit. As you stretch your body, you can open your mind and expand your awareness of the sacred in yourself and in the world.

 

Recommended book: Hatha Yoga: the Hidden Language

 

Jun
14
Fri
Dream Yoga
Jun 14 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 16 @ 5:30 pm

Where do dreams come from? What messages do they hold? Dream Yoga is a powerful way to get in touch with your Higher Self. Learn Swami Radha’s step-by-step method to unlock the language of your unconscious. By working with the symbols and metaphors of your dreaming life, you can begin to understand how dreams can offer guidance and support in your waking life.

 

Recommended book: Realities of the Dreaming Mind

 

Key to the Unconscious: Dream Yoga and Straight Walk®
Jun 14 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm

Learn to open the doors to your unconscious through the exploration of your personal symbolism. The Dream Yoga workshop, based on Swami Radha’s book, Realities of the Dreaming Mind, helps you open to the meaning of your dreams, which are a direct message from the unconscious mind. In Straight Walk® you work with the metaphor of walking toward your goal or toward an upcoming choice. The combination of Dreams and Straight Walk® encourages a deepening trust in a source within yourself that you can count on.

Where do dreams come from? What messages do they hold? Dream Yoga is a powerful way to get in touch with your Higher Self. Learn a step-by-step method to unlock the language of your unconscious. By working with the symbols and metaphors of your dreaming life, you can begin to understand how dreams can offer guidance and support in your waking life.

Taking your understanding of symbolism from your dream work, you enter the Straight Walk®. Swami Radha based this course upon an ancient Buddhist practice of self-awareness. You will work with a number of different walking meditations, practicing observation and concentration. Steps are taken, literally and symbolically, to understand your perception and to gain perspective of your issues and choices. By observing both your emotional and your rational responses, you gain a more complete picture of your current situation and can make decisions from a balanced perspective.

Included in the program is time to gather your symbolic messages in order to apply your insights into your real life situation.

 

Recommended books:
Realities of the Dreaming Mind
The Divine Light Invocation

 

Jun
20
Thu
10 Days of Yoga
Jun 20 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 30 @ 5:30 pm

One of our most popular programs for students of all levels, this course is designed to offer practices that support your personal and spiritual development. Instruction is given in a variety of traditional yogic practices such as Mantra, Kundalini and Karma Yoga, combined with original courses Swami Radha created for personal development, such as Life Seals, Dream Yoga and the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga. Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be.

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

 

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

Jun
30
Sun
Calling to the Divine
Jun 30 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 5 @ 5:30 pm
Music & Consciousness, Sacred Dance and Mantra

This five-day program taps into the devotional nature of the heart through music, sound and dance. Music & Consciousness is an original workshop developed by Swami Radha to awaken inner knowledge through the power of sound. Combining Music & Consciousness with mantra and sacred dance, this series offers a pathway to the Divine through creative expression.

In Music & Consciousness, you will listen to seven musical pieces and draw your impressions of each. By looking at the drawings in relation to your life, you can open to an intuitive sense of your path and where you are. This workshop provides an effective way to sidestep the rational mind and receive insights directly from your own deeper wisdom. Dip into the secret language of your unconscious – a world of symbol, myth and metaphor that can guide you in practical and mysterious ways.

The Mantra workshop will deepen your understanding of the effects of sound as you investigate your own voice through chanting. Mantras are words of power that are devotional by nature and can calm the emotions, improve concentration and promote healing. You will observe the effect of different mantras as well as the power of silence.

In the Sacred Dance workshop you have the opportunity to express feelings that are beyond words — that only gestures, only a look can express. When the body is an instrument of devotional expression, it is at its most beautiful. The art of sacred dance combines movement, music, prayer and reflection. Set to mantras, prayers and devotional songs, sacred dance provides a way to explore the body as a spiritual tool. (No dance experience is needed.)

Together these workshops offer an experience of self-knowledge and Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of Devotion.

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

Mantra Yoga
Jun 30 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 2 @ 5:30 pm

The Mantra Yoga workshop will deepen your understanding of the effects of sound as you investigate your own voice through chanting. Mantras are words of power that are devotional by nature and can calm the emotions, improve concentration and promote healing. You will observe the effect of different mantras as well as the power of silence.

 

Recommended book: Mantras: Words of Power

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
6
Sat
A Taste of the Ashram
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

To celebrate the Ashram’s 50th Anniversary, we are inviting guests 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.

Fee: 
$25/ adults
$10/ ages 6 – 18
Free for children 5 and under

All are invited to our evening satsang (devotional service) held at the Temple of Light between 8-9pm.

Jul
8
Mon
Family Week
Jul 8 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm

This year we extend a special invitation to families of all ages, shapes and sizes to attend our first Family Week – a program especially designed to support you. Join together with others to experience the potential of family life in a community. We’ve arranged the schedule so parents have time for reflection and practice activities. Children have opportunities to play in the garden, meet the chickens and help with harvesting. Teens can enroll in the Teen Program, which is led by inspiring young adults. Spend family time together in yoga, work, play and retreat.

 

Teen Program
Jul 8 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm

Join the Yasodhara Ashram Teen Program! Come build self-confidence, make friends and learn ways to get to know yourself. Your days will be filled with yoga classes, art, music and outdoor activities.

For teens ages 13 to 18

 

Jul
13
Sat
Life Seals®
Jul 13 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 15 @ 5:30 pm
Life Seals® @ Yasodhara Ashram

In Life Seals® you create personal symbols that represent your mind, essence, senses, likes, dislikes, and positive and negative characteristics. This process allows the unconscious to come forward, revealing patterns, life lessons and the potential for change. Life Seals® can open doors of awareness and help you gain a new perspective on yourself and your direction in life.

Recommended book: The Divine Light Invocation

 

Power Pack: Life Seals® and Straight Walk®
Jul 13 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm

This special five-day program gives you the opportunity to gain perspective on your life through two of Swami Radha’s most powerful self-development workshops – Life Seals® and Straight Walk®.

Starting with Life Seals®, you create personal symbols that represent your mind, essence, senses, likes, dislikes, and positive and negative characteristics. This process allows the unconscious to come forward, revealing patterns, life lessons and the potential for change. Life Seals® can open doors of awareness and help you understand yourself and your direction in life.

Taking your insights from Life Seals®, you enter the Straight Walk®. Swami Radha based this course upon an ancient Buddhist practice of self-awareness. The Straight Walk® includes several walking meditations practiced with observation and concentration. Steps are taken, literally and symbolically, to understand your perception and gain a new perspective of your issues and choices. You observe both your emotional response and rational thinking to help you make decisions aligned with your ideals.

Integrated in the program is personal retreat time to review and synthesize your learning so that you can apply insights into your daily life.

Recommended book: The Divine Light Invocation

 

Jul
18
Thu
10 Days of Yoga
Jul 18 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 28 @ 5:30 pm

One of our most popular programs for students of all levels, this course is designed to offer practices that support your personal and spiritual development. Instruction is given in a variety of traditional yogic practices such as Mantra, Kundalini and Karma Yoga, combined with original courses Swami Radha created for personal development, such as Life Seals, Dream Yoga and the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga. Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be.

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

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
3
Sat
A Taste of the Ashram
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

To celebrate the Ashram’s 50th Anniversary, we are inviting guests 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.

Fee: 
$25/ adults
$10/ ages 6 – 18
Free for children 5 and under

All are invited to our evening satsang (devotional service) held at the Temple of Light between 8-9pm.

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.

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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 »

Body as a Temple: Sacred Dance, Hidden Language & Relaxation
Aug 12 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm

Give yourself the time to honour and respect your body. In this program, you will listen to your body’s messages through the Hidden Language Hatha Yoga course – a method that Swami Radha pioneered to find the mystical meanings of the asanas; you will practice devotional movement through sacred dance as an expression of the heart; and you will absorb the healing and rejuvenating benefits of deep relaxation.

Hidden Language Hatha Yoga is a gentle and meditative style of Hatha Yoga that includes writing, visualization and mantra. Hidden Language reveals the profound interconnections of body, mind, speech and spirit. As you stretch your body, you can open your mind and expand your awareness of the sacred in yourself and in the world.

Taking your insights from Hidden Language, you move into Sacred Dance, where you have the opportunity to express feelings that are beyond words, that only gestures, only a look can express. When the body is an instrument of devotional expression, it is at its most beautiful. The art of sacred dance combines movement, music, prayer and reflection. Set to mantras, prayers and devotional songs, sacred dance provides a way to explore the body as a spiritual tool. (No dance experience is needed.)

Go inward in Relaxation, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Using a guided relaxation practice, you will emerge renewed and full of Light.

Re-enter your life with these sustaining practices to nourish yourself and to respect your body as a divine messenger.

 

Recommended book: Hatha Yoga: the Hidden Language
Recommended CD: Relaxation

 

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.

 

Sacred Dance
Aug 12 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm

In Sacred Dance you have the opportunity to express feelings that are beyond words—that only gestures, only a look can express. When the body is an instrument of devotional expression — it is at its most beautiful. The art of sacred dance combines movement, music, prayer and reflection. Set to mantras, prayers and devotional songs, sacred dance provides a way to explore the body as a spiritual tool. (No dance experience is needed.)

 

Aug
15
Thu
10 Days of Yoga
Aug 15 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 25 @ 5:30 pm

One of our most popular programs for students of all levels, this course is designed to offer practices that support your personal and spiritual development. Instruction is given in a variety of traditional yogic practices such as Mantra, Kundalini and Karma Yoga, combined with original courses Swami Radha created for personal development, such as Life Seals, Dream Yoga and the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga. Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be.

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

 

Aug
23
Fri
Women & Spiritual Life
Aug 23 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm

Who are you beyond your role as wife, partner, mother, sister, daughter? 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 discuss these questions, investigate your life and support each other. This is a safe and sacred space, a time for personal nourishment.

 

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

 

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
7
Sat
A Taste of the Ashram
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

To celebrate the Ashram’s 50th Anniversary, we are inviting guests 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.

Fee: 
$25/ adults
$10/ ages 6 – 18
Free for children 5 and under

All are invited to our evening satsang (devotional service) held at the Temple of Light between 8-9pm.

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
13
Fri
Life Seals®
Sep 13 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm
Life Seals® @ Yasodhara Ashram

In Life Seals® you create personal symbols that represent your mind, essence, senses, likes, dislikes, and positive and negative characteristics. This process allows the unconscious to come forward, revealing patterns, life lessons and the potential for change. Life Seals® can open doors of awareness and help you gain a new perspective on yourself and your direction in life.

Recommended book: 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

Straight Walk®
Sep 27 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm

Swami Radha based this course upon an ancient Buddhist practice of self-awareness. The Straight Walk® includes several walking meditations practiced with observation and concentration. Steps are taken, literally and symbolically, to understand your perception and gain a new perspective of your issues and choices. You observe both your emotional response and rational thinking to help you make decisions aligned with your ideals.

 

Recommended book: The Divine Light Invocation

 

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
6
Sun
Living the Practice with Swami Radhananda
Oct 6 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm

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

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

 

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
17
Thu
10 Days of Yoga
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm

One of our most popular programs for students of all levels, this course is designed to offer practices that support your personal and spiritual development. Instruction is given in a variety of traditional yogic practices such as Mantra, Kundalini and Karma Yoga, combined with original courses Swami Radha created for personal development, such as Life Seals, Dream Yoga and the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga. Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be.

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

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
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
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 »

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

 

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
2
Fri
Life Seals
May 2 @ 6:45 pm – May 4 @ 5:30 pm
Life Seals @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 2-4, June 11-13, July 21-23

In Life Seals you create personal symbols that represent your mind, essence, senses, likes, dislikes, and positive and negative characteristics. This process allows the unconscious to come forward, revealing patterns, life lessons and the potential for change. Life Seals can open doors of awareness and help you gain a new perspective on yourself and your direction in life.

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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
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
15
Thu
10 Days of Yoga
May 15 @ 6:45 pm – May 25 @ 5:30 pm
10 Days of Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 15-25, June 19-29, July 26-August 5, August 21-31, October 16-26

One of our most popular programs for students of all levels, this course is designed to offer practices that support your personal and spiritual development. Instruction is given in a variety of traditional yogic practices such as Mantra, Kundalini and Karma Yoga, combined with original courses Swami Radha created for personal development, such as Life Seals, Dream Yoga and the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga. Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be.

Cost: $1500; deposit $200 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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

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
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
6
Fri
Self-Image
Jun 6 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm
Self-Image @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 6-8

In the Self-Image workshop you will explore how you see yourself through written reflections and video recordings. The image you put out to others is the basis of responses that you get back. What is your self-image now? What do you want to change? You will be recorded in groups and individual situations. Watching yourself on video is a powerful tool for learning. Can you take a new look? Can you allow yourself to change?

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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
11
Wed
Life Seals
Jun 11 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm
Life Seals @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 11-13, July 21-23

In Life Seals you create personal symbols that represent your mind, essence, senses, likes, dislikes, and positive and negative characteristics. This process allows the unconscious to come forward, revealing patterns, life lessons and the potential for change. Life Seals can open doors of awareness and help you gain a new perspective on yourself and your direction in life. Couples are welcome!

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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
19
Thu
10 Days of Yoga
Jun 19 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm
10 Days of Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 15-25, June 19-29, July 26-August 5, August 21-31, October 16-26

One of our most popular programs for students of all levels, this course is designed to offer practices that support your personal and spiritual development. Instruction is given in a variety of traditional yogic practices such as Mantra, Kundalini and Karma Yoga, combined with original courses Swami Radha created for personal development, such as Life Seals, Dream Yoga and the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga. Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be.

Cost: $1500; deposit $200 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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

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
1
Tue
Music & Consciousness
Jul 1 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm
Music & Consciousness @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 1-3

Music has the power to heal, the power to awaken. In this workshop you will listen to seven musical pieces and draw your impressions of each. By looking at the drawings in relation to your life, you can open to an intuitive sense of your path and where you are. This workshop is an effective way to sidestep the rational mind and receive insights directly from your own deeper wisdom. Dip into the secret language of your unconscious – a world of symbol, myth and metaphor that can guide you in practical and mysterious ways.

Thought is vibration. Sound is also vibration. Knowledge is vibration… to understand the delicate modes of vibration it is necessary to begin on a personal level.

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
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
15
Tue
Light & Vibration with Swami Lalitananda
Jul 15 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm
Light & Vibration with Swami Lalitananda @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 15-19

What is Energy and how does it manifest? What are the secrets of the mind and heart? How do the mystical teachings of yoga help us to create the kind of world we want to live in?

Light & Vibration is Swami Radha’s final book, a culmination of her wisdom and teachings. In it, she attempts to explain the unexplainable, the dance between the mysteries of the universe and our place in it. In this course, using her teachings as inspiration, we explore our own very personal paths to higher consciousness.

The promise inherent in yoga is that all of us can access the hidden place of the mind, where Light is always present. Through spiritual practices, study and reflection, we will examine our understanding of mind, heart, Light and vibration, looking to unify the inner and outer worlds.

This special four-day workshop is led by Swami Lalitananda, editor of Light & Vibration.

Cost: $950; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended book:

Light & Vibration: Consciousness, Mysticism and the Culmination of Yoga

Jul
21
Mon
Life Seals
Jul 21 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm
Life Seals @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 2-4, June 11-13, July 21-23

In Life Seals you create personal symbols that represent your mind, essence, senses, likes, dislikes, and positive and negative characteristics. This process allows the unconscious to come forward, revealing patterns, life lessons and the potential for change. Life Seals can open doors of awareness and help you gain a new perspective on yourself and your direction in life.

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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
26
Sat
10 Days of Yoga
Jul 26 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 5 @ 5:30 pm
10 Days of Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 26-August 5, August 21-31, October 16-26

One of our most popular programs for students of all levels, this course is designed to offer practices that support your personal and spiritual development. Instruction is given in a variety of traditional yogic practices such as Mantra, Kundalini and Karma Yoga, combined with original courses Swami Radha created for personal development, such as Life Seals, Dream Yoga and the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga. Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be.

Cost: $1500; deposit $200 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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

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 »

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
3
Sun
Sacred Dance
Aug 3 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 5 @ 5:30 pm
Sacred Dance @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 3-5

In Sacred Dance you have the opportunity to express feelings that are beyond words—that only gestures, only a look can express. When the body is an instrument of devotional expression — it is at its most beautiful. The art of sacred dance combines movement, music, prayer and reflection. Set to mantras, prayers and devotional songs, sacred dance provides a way to explore the body as a spiritual tool. (No dance experience is needed.)

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

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
14
Thu
Relationships: Challenge & Choice
Aug 14 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm
Relationships: Challenge & Choice @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 14-17

Whether you are single or part of a couple, here is the opportunity to look at what it means to be in a relationship.

In this workshop the focus is on personal clarification. How do you bring out the best in yourself? In your partner? What is love? What challenges are you facing and what choices can you make? How do you bring your spiritual self into a relationship?

Take stock and clarify where you stand through writing and discussion, exploring concepts such as dependence, independence and interdependence. This liberating personal investigation is supported by spiritual practices and self-development work, including elements from Straight Walk and Life Seals.

*People in all stages of relationship are welcome to attend this course, as couples or on your own.

Cost: $595; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Aug
17
Sun
Conscious Aging
Aug 17 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm
Conscious Aging @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 17-19

Give yourself time in the tranquil, natural setting of the Ashram to reflect on your life and your next steps. Allow space to ask yourself questions, such as, What do I want to do with the time that is remaining? What is the purpose of my life now? What is my new perspective and how do my priorities need to change?

Cooperating with the aging process allows you new choices about how to live the rest of your life. Address the shifting needs of your body and mind using gentle Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, reflection and personal practice. Deepen your awareness of your past, present and future self.

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

Aug
21
Thu
10 Days of Yoga
Aug 21 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 31 @ 5:30 pm
10 Days of Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 15-25, June 19-29, July 26-August 5, August 21-31, October 16-26

One of our most popular programs for students of all levels, this course is designed to offer practices that support your personal and spiritual development. Instruction is given in a variety of traditional yogic practices such as Mantra, Kundalini and Karma Yoga, combined with original courses Swami Radha created for personal development, such as Life Seals, Dream Yoga and the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga. Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be.

Cost: $1500; deposit $200 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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

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 »

Aug
26
Tue
Identification
Aug 26 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm
Identification @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 26-28

In this course, you ask yourself the question, “Who am I?” By exploring who you really are, you can peel away external layers and come closer to your essence. With what do you want to identify? Your body? If you are the body, what happens when your body dies? If you are the mind, do you change with each changing personality aspect? Who are you underneath the shifting personalities? The Divine Light Invocation is offered as a practice to support your identification with your inner Light and potential.

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

Who Am I?: Self-Image & Identification
Aug 26 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 31 @ 5:30 pm
Who Am I?: Self-Image & Identification @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 6-11, August 26-31

By exploring your self-image and questioning who you really are, you can peel away external layers and come closer to your essence. These two original workshops developed by Swami Radha are often a pivotal point for self-understanding when offered in the Yoga Development Course. In this five-day intensive you are given the opportunity to face yourself and to see yourself in a new way.

In the Self-Image workshop you will explore how you see yourself through written reflections and video recordings. The image you put out to others is the basis of responses that you get back. What is your self-image now? What do you want to change? You will be recorded in groups and individual situations. Watching yourself on video is a powerful tool for learning. Can you take a new look? Can you allow yourself to change?

With your learning from the Self-Image workshop, you then deepen your investigation in the Identification workshop. The question, “Who are you?” opens the doors of inquiry and breaks limiting concepts. Swami Radha emphasized that many of our problems arise from wrong identification. If you are the body, what happens when your body dies? If you are the mind, do you change with each changing personality aspect? Who are you underneath the shifting personalities? The Divine Light Invocation is offered as a practice to support your identification with your inner Light and potential.

Cost: $890; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
June 6-11
Aug 26-31

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Kundalini Yoga for the West

Aug
29
Fri
Transitions
Aug 29 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 31 @ 5:30 pm
Transitions @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 29-31

Change happens – sometimes its something you’ve worked hard for, sometimes it comes unexpectedly. After the change there is the transition, from ending to beginning, old to new. This means letting go of the familiar, navigating the unknown and creating a new reality.

Transitions are an invigorating and challenging time. In this course you will explore your past experiences of transition and identify what choices you want to make now. By working with reflective tools, such as writing and drawing, and a selection of spiritual practices to help you prepare for change, access strength during transition and clarify options for your next steps.

Experience how yoga can support you in times of ending and beginning, change and transition.

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

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
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
5
Sun
Living the Practice with Swami Radhananda
Oct 5 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm
Living the Practice with Swami Radhananda @ Yasodhara Ashram

October 5 – 10

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

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

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

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
16
Thu
10 Days of Yoga
Oct 16 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm
10 Days of Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 15-25, June 19-29, July 26-August 5, August 21-31, October 16-26

One of our most popular programs for students of all levels, this course is designed to offer practices that support your personal and spiritual development. Instruction is given in a variety of traditional yogic practices such as Mantra, Kundalini and Karma Yoga, combined with original courses Swami Radha created for personal development, such as Life Seals, Dream Yoga and the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga. Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be.

Cost: $1500; deposit $200 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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

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
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
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
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

Read more »

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

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
8
Fri
Life Seals
May 8 @ 6:45 pm – May 10 @ 5:30 pm
Life Seals @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 8-10, July 27-29

In Life Seals you create personal symbols that represent your mind, essence, senses, likes, dislikes, and positive and negative characteristics. This process allows the unconscious to come forward, revealing patterns, life lessons and the potential for change. Life Seals can open doors of awareness and help you gain a new perspective on yourself and your direction in life.

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Power Pack: Life Seals & Straight Walk
May 8 @ 6:45 pm – May 13 @ 5:30 pm
Power Pack: Life Seals & Straight Walk @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 8 – 13 and July 27-August 1

This special five-day program gives you the opportunity to gain perspective on your life through two of Swami Radha’s most powerful self-development workshops – Life Seals and Straight Walk.

Starting with Life Seals, you create personal symbols that represent your mind, essence, senses, likes, dislikes, and positive and negative characteristics. This process allows the unconscious to come forward, revealing patterns, life lessons and the potential for change. Life Seals can open doors of awareness and help you understand yourself and your direction in life.

Taking your insights from Life Seals, you enter the Straight Walk. Swami Radha based this course upon an ancient Buddhist practice of self-awareness. The Straight Walk includes several walking meditations practiced with observation and concentration. Steps are taken, literally and symbolically, to understand your perception and gain a new perspective of your issues and choices. You observe both your emotional response and rational thinking to help you make decisions aligned with your ideals.

Integrated in the program is personal retreat time to review and synthesize your learning so that you can apply insights to your daily life.

Cost: $950; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
May 8 – 13
July 27 – August 1

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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
14
Thu
10 Days of Yoga
May 14 @ 6:45 pm – May 24 @ 5:30 pm
10 Days of Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 14-24, July 16-26, August 20-30, October 15-25

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

The peace and beauty of the natural surroundings and the guidance of experienced teachers can help you open your mind to new possibilities and support you in finding your own answers. You will leave with tools to create more meaning, joy and relaxation in your life and with more trust in your ability to live a balanced life.

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

Cost: $1500; deposit $200 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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

Register Online

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
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

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
5
Fri
Identification
Jun 5 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm
Identification @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 5-7

In this course, you ask yourself the question, “Who am I?” By exploring who you really are, you can peel away external layers and come closer to your essence. With what do you want to identify? Your body? If you are the body, what happens when your body dies? If you are the mind, do you change with each changing personality aspect? Who are you underneath the shifting personalities? The Divine Light Invocation is offered as a practice to support your identification with your inner Light and potential.

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

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
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

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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
3
Fri
Bharata Natyam Dance Workshop with Anusha
Jul 3 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 5 @ 5:30 pm
Bharata Natyam Dance Workshop with Anusha @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 3-5

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 weekend of exploration.

Some dance experience is required.

A two-hour dance class (no dance experience required) is also being offered.

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

Relationships: Challenge & Choice
Jul 3 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 5 @ 5:30 pm
Relationships: Challenge & Choice @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 3-5

Whether you are single or part of a couple, here is the opportunity to look at what it means to be in a relationship.

In this workshop the focus is on personal clarification. How do you bring out the best in yourself? In your partner? What is love? What challenges are you facing and what choices can you make? How do you bring your spiritual self into a relationship?

Take stock and clarify where you stand through writing and discussion, exploring concepts such as dependence, independence and interdependence. This liberating personal investigation is supported by spiritual practices and self-development work, including elements from Straight Walk and Life Seals.

*People in all stages of relationship are welcome to attend this course, as couples or on your own.

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

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
14
Tue
Conscious Aging
Jul 14 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm
Conscious Aging @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 14-16, September 25-27

Give yourself time in the tranquil, natural setting of the Ashram to reflect on your life and your next steps. Allow space to ask yourself questions, such as, What do I want to do with the time that is remaining? What is the purpose of my life now? What is my new perspective and how do my priorities need to change?

Cooperating with the aging process allows you new choices about how to live the rest of your life. Address the shifting needs of your body and mind using gentle Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, reflection and personal practice. Deepen your awareness of your past, present and future self.

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

Register Online

Jul
16
Thu
10 Days of Yoga
Jul 16 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm
10 Days of Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 14-24, July 16-26, August 20-30, October 15-25

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

The peace and beauty of the natural surroundings and the guidance of experienced teachers can help you open your mind to new possibilities and support you in finding your own answers. You will leave with tools to create more meaning, joy and relaxation in your life and with more trust in your ability to live a balanced life.

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

Cost: $1500; deposit $200 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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

Register Online

Jul
17
Fri
Ethics in Yoga: Yamas & Niyamas
Jul 17 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm
Ethics in Yoga: Yamas & Niyamas @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 17-19

What are your ethics as a yoga teacher? In this workshop, you will articulate your own values and participate in lively discussions about ethics with other teachers. Together we will explore the foundations of ethics in yoga through the study of Patanajali’s Yoga Sutras. Using the yamas (abstinences) and niyamas (observances), we will look at how these principles relate to practice and teaching in your own life.

Some questions for consideration: Are ethics a private matter? Is regulating yoga through an external regulatory board the right direction? What is yoga? How do you clarify and live your values as a yoga teacher?

This course is open to yoga teachers from all traditions.

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

Luminous Vision – Building your Personal Temple of Light
Jul 17 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm
Luminous Vision - Building your Personal Temple of Light @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 17-19

Use your imagination to create a beautiful sanctuary for the Most High within you. In this workshop, Swami Jyotihananda will lead you on an exploration of Temple as metaphor. What is your foundation of character? What challenges do you face and how can you elevate and open to the Light? Take time to manifest your desire for the sacred through mantra, visualization and drawing; then absorb the wonder of your creation.

Participation in this workshop will help support the rebuilding of the new Temple of Light. In addition, donations towards the Temple Rebuild are gratefully appreciated.

 

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

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
19
Sun
Light & Vibration with Swami Lalitananda
Jul 19 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm
Light & Vibration with Swami Lalitananda @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 19-23

What is Energy and how does it manifest? What are the secrets of the mind and heart? How do the mystical teachings of yoga help us to create the kind of world we want to live in?

Light & Vibration is Swami Radha’s final book, a culmination of her wisdom and teachings. In it, she attempts to explain the unexplainable, the dance between the mysteries of the universe and our place in it. In this course, using her teachings as inspiration, we explore our own very personal paths to higher consciousness.

The promise inherent in yoga is that all of us can access the hidden place of the mind, where Light is always present. Through spiritual practices, study and reflection, we will examine our understanding of mind, heart, Light and vibration, looking to unify the inner and outer worlds.

This special four-day workshop is led by Swami Lalitananda, editor of Light & Vibration.

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

Recommended book:

Light & Vibration: Consciousness, Mysticism and the Culmination of Yoga

Register Online

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
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

Jul
27
Mon
Life Seals
Jul 27 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 29 @ 5:30 pm
Life Seals @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 8-10, July 27-29

In Life Seals you create personal symbols that represent your mind, essence, senses, likes, dislikes, and positive and negative characteristics. This process allows the unconscious to come forward, revealing patterns, life lessons and the potential for change. Life Seals can open doors of awareness and help you gain a new perspective on yourself and your direction in life.

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Jul
31
Fri
Transitions
Jul 31 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm
Transitions @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 31-August 2

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

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

Cost: $450; $100 deposit (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
2
Sun
Music & Consciousness
Aug 2 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 4 @ 5:30 pm
Music & Consciousness @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 2-4

Music has the power to heal, the power to awaken. In this workshop you will listen to seven musical pieces and draw your impressions of each. By looking at the drawings in relation to your life, you can open to an intuitive sense of your path and where you are. This workshop is an effective way to sidestep the rational mind and receive insights directly from your own deeper wisdom. Dip into the secret language of your unconscious – a world of symbol, myth and metaphor that can guide you in practical and mysterious ways.

Thought is vibration. Sound is also vibration. Knowledge is vibration… to understand the delicate modes of vibration it is necessary to begin on a personal level.

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Opening to Intuition: Music & Consciousness, Kundalini and Dreams
Aug 2 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm
Opening to Intuition: Music & Consciousness, Kundalini and Dreams @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 2-7

This five-day program taps into intuition through symbolism, music and art. Music & Consciousness is an original workshop developed by Swami Radha to awaken inner knowledge through the power of sound. Combined with Kundalini and Dream Yoga, this signature series encourages a deepening trust in a source within yourself that you can count on.

In Music & Consciousness, you will listen to seven musical pieces and draw your impressions of each. By looking at the drawings in relation to your life, you can open to an intuitive sense of your path and where you are. This workshop provides an effective way to sidestep the rational mind and receive insights directly from your own deeper wisdom. Dip into the secret language of your unconscious – a world of symbol, myth and metaphor that can guide you in practical and mysterious ways.

Kundalini Yoga provides a system for expanding awareness and discovering potential. The cakras are symbols that represent different levels of consciousness and act as a mirror reflecting back your own understanding. The Kundalini system is a map to higher consciousness, prompting important questions such as, How do I make choices? What is the purpose of my life?

Dream Yoga is a powerful way to get in touch with intuition. Here is where symbolism is at its most personal. Learn the language of your own unconscious through exploring the symbols, metaphors and narratives of your dreaming life. Tap into a source of inspiration that can help guide and support you in your daily life and decisions.

Cost: $950; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended books:
Realities of the Dreaming Mind
Kundalini Yoga for the West

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
9
Sun
Body as a Temple: Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Sacred Dance and Relaxation
Aug 9 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm
Body as a Temple: Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Sacred Dance and Relaxation @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 26 – July 1 and August 9 – 14

Give yourself the time to honour and respect your body. In this program, you will listen to your body’s messages through the Hidden Language Hatha Yoga course – a method that Swami Radha pioneered to find the mystical meanings of the asanas; you will practice devotional movement through sacred dance as an expression of the heart; and you will absorb the healing and rejuvenating benefits of deep relaxation.

Hidden Language Hatha Yoga is a gentle and meditative style of Hatha Yoga that includes writing, visualization and mantra. Hidden Language reveals the profound interconnections of body, mind, speech and spirit. As you stretch your body, you can open your mind and expand your awareness of the sacred in yourself and in the world.

Taking your insights from Hidden Language, you move into Sacred Dance, where you have the opportunity to express feelings that are beyond words, that only gestures, only a look can express. When the body is an instrument of devotional expression, it is at its most beautiful. The art of sacred dance combines movement, music, prayer and reflection. Set to mantras, prayers and devotional songs, sacred dance provides a way to explore the body as a spiritual tool. (No dance experience is needed.)

Go inward in Relaxation, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Using a guided relaxation practice, you will emerge renewed and full of Light.
Re-enter your life with these sustaining practices to nourish yourself and to respect your body as a divine messenger.

Cost: $950; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
June 26 – July 1
August 9 – 14

Recommended book:
Hatha Yoga: The Hidden Language

Recommended CD:
Relaxation

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
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
15
Sat
Bhakti Pack: Dance & Movement, Mantra & Meditation
Aug 15 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm
Bhakti Pack: Dance & Movement, Mantra & Meditation @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 15-20

Bhakti Yoga is the yoga of devotion. The Path of Bhakti is said to be the quickest way to the Divine. In this Signature series, you will dedicate five days to dance offerings, chanting, prayer, silence, worship and meditation. Discover what unfolds when you open your heart.

In the Sacred Dance workshop you have the opportunity to express feelings that are beyond words – that only gestures, only a look can express. When the body is an instrument of devotional expression, it is at its most beautiful. The art of sacred dance combines movement, music, prayer and reflection. Set to mantras, prayers and devotional songs, sacred dance provides a way to explore the body as a spiritual tool. (No dance experience is needed.)

Mantras are words of power that are devotional by nature and can calm the emotions, improve concentration and promote healing. Mantra will deepen your understanding of the effects of sound as you investigate your own voice through chanting. Observe the effect of different mantras and discover which ones touch you most deeply.

You will also be introduced to meditation practices, such as mind watch, concentration, breath and visualization practices. What happens when you feed your mind something nourishing, positive and uplifting? What happens when you open your heart to the Divine?

This course offers a safe space to clear obstacles, express feelings and be receptive to grace.

Cost: $950; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended books:
Mantras: Words of Power

Sacred Dance
Aug 15 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm
Sacred Dance @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 15-17

In Sacred Dance you have the opportunity to express feelings that are beyond words—that only gestures, only a look can express. When the body is an instrument of devotional expression — it is at its most beautiful. The art of sacred dance combines movement, music, prayer and reflection. Set to mantras, prayers and devotional songs, sacred dance provides a way to explore the body as a spiritual tool. (No dance experience is needed.)

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

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
20
Thu
10 Days of Yoga
Aug 20 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 30 @ 5:30 pm
10 Days of Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 14-24, July 16-26, August 20-30, October 15-25

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

The peace and beauty of the natural surroundings and the guidance of experienced teachers can help you open your mind to new possibilities and support you in finding your own answers. You will leave with tools to create more meaning, joy and relaxation in your life and with more trust in your ability to live a balanced life.

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

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

Cost: $1500; deposit $200 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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

Register Online

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.

Aug
25
Tue
Self-Image
Aug 25 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm
Self-Image @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 25-27

In the Self-Image workshop you will explore how you see yourself through written reflections and video recordings. The image you put out to others is the basis of responses that you get back. What is your self-image now? What do you want to change? You will be recorded in groups and individual situations. Watching yourself on video is a powerful tool for learning. Can you take a new look? Can you allow yourself to change?

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Who Am I?: Identification & Self-Image
Aug 25 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 30 @ 5:30 pm
Who Am I?: Identification & Self-Image @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 5 – 10 and August 25 – 30

By exploring your self-image and questioning who you really are, you can peel away external layers and come closer to your essence. These two original workshops developed by Swami Radha are often a pivotal point for self-understanding when offered in the Yoga Development Course. In this five-day intensive you are given the opportunity to face yourself and to see yourself in a new way.

In the Self-Image workshop you will explore how you see yourself through written reflections and video recordings. The image you put out to others is the basis of responses that you get back. What is your self-image now? What do you want to change? You will be recorded in groups and individual situations. Watching yourself on video is a powerful tool for learning. Can you take a new look? Can you allow yourself to change?

With your learning from the Self-Image workshop, you then deepen your investigation in the Identification workshop. The question, “Who are you?” opens the doors of inquiry and breaks limiting concepts. Swami Radha emphasized that many of our problems arise from wrong identification. If you are the body, what happens when your body dies? If you are the mind, do you change with each changing personality aspect? Who are you underneath the shifting personalities? The Divine Light Invocation is offered as a practice to support your identification with your inner Light and potential.

Cost: $950; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Kundalini Yoga for the West

Register Online

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
25
Fri
Conscious Aging
Sep 25 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm
Conscious Aging @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 14-16, September 25-27

Give yourself time in the tranquil, natural setting of the Ashram to reflect on your life and your next steps. Allow space to ask yourself questions, such as, What do I want to do with the time that is remaining? What is the purpose of my life now? What is my new perspective and how do my priorities need to change?

Cooperating with the aging process allows you new choices about how to live the rest of your life. Address the shifting needs of your body and mind using gentle Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, reflection and personal practice. Deepen your awareness of your past, present and future self.

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

Register Online

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
4
Sun
Living the Practice with Swami Radhananda
Oct 4 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm
Living the Practice with Swami Radhananda @ Yasodhara Ashram

October 4 – 9

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

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

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

Recommended book:
Living the Practice

Register Online

Oct
7
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
15
Thu
10 Days of Yoga
Oct 15 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm
10 Days of Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 14-24, July 16-26, August 20-30, October 15-25

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

The peace and beauty of the natural surroundings and the guidance of experienced teachers can help you open your mind to new possibilities and support you in finding your own answers. You will leave with tools to create more meaning, joy and relaxation in your life and with more trust in your ability to live a balanced life.

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

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

Cost: $1500; deposit $200 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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

Register Online

Oct
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
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
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
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
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