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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please contact us.

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

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

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

By Contribution

Jul
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.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buddhist Retreat

With Venerable Losang Samten

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

Cost

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

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

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

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

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

Cost

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

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

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

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

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

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

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

Let’s connect, wherever you are!

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

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

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

Cost

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

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Oct
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
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
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!

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…

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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

 

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.

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
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
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

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
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

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
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
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

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
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.

Read More

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

Read More
 

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
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
22
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: Every second Saturday, June through September

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

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 6
June 20
July 4
July 18
August 1
August 22
September 5
October 3
November 7
December 5

 

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

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

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: June 6, June 20, July 4, July 18, August 1, August 22, September 5, October 3, November 7,
December 5.

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

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Oct
3
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: June 6, June 20, July 4, July 18, August 1, August 22, September 5, October 3, November 7,
December 5.

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

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

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

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

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

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Oct
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
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
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
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.

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…

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
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
6
Fri
Societies Annual General Meeting
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Societies Annual General Meeting @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 6

We invite all members of Yasodhara Ashram Society, the Friends of Radha Foundation and the Association for the Development of Human Potential to our AGM. Join us to reconnect with our community and engage in reviewing the past year and future directions in this special year of the Temple Rising!

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

Register Online

May
14
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

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

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

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


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Jun
25
Sat
Strawberry Social
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Strawberry Social @ Yasodhara Ashram

Please join us as we celebrate the 21st Annual gathering of friends and neighbours!

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

All are welcome. No need to RSVP.

For more information, please contact us.

Jul
16
Sat
Bharata Natyam Dance Class with Anusha
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bharata Natyam Dance Class with Anusha @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 16, 10am – 12pm

Dance is part of the synthesis of yoga because it helps to develop one’s body, mind, heart and spirit.” Swami Radha

 

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 Bharata Natyam Indian Classical dance.

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.

Classical Indian Dance Performance
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Classical Indian Dance Performance @ Yasodhara Ashram

Experience a beautiful form of Indian Classical dance offered by Anusha Fernando, Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Shakti Dance. This classical dance is one of the most ancient forms of sacred dance, exploring themes of Divine connection and the potential for liberation.

Anusha will offer Bharata Natyam performances expressing the fusion of Tandava (forceful energy) and Lasya (graceful energy) — illuminating the blended nature of energy contained in the body and mind. An Ashram sacred dance offering and bhajans will round out the evening.

$20 Adults; $15 Seniors & Children. Tickets available at the door

Jul
22
Fri
Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification
Jul 22 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 5 @ 5:30 pm
Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram

This intensive two-week teacher certification program is based on a foundation of self-inquiry and experiential learning/teaching. Using the questions and practices in Kundalini Yoga for the West, you will study the potential of each level of consciousness, then teach in small groups with your colleagues. To access guidance from the unconscious mind, you will explore the symbolism of your own dreams and learn to help others in their personal interpretations, using Swami Radha’s dream yoga method (as elucidated in Realities of the Dreaming Mind).

This certification program can help you gain confidence in teaching the spiritual dimensions of yoga by focusing on Light, building on your personal experience and learning to create a framework adaptable to your students’ needs.

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

Renewal: Every three years.

Read More

Aug
8
Mon
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Aug 8 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram

This two-week teacher certification program will deepen your understanding of the system of Hatha Yoga that Swami Radha called “the Hidden Language,” which integrates the asanas with the power of mind and symbolism. You will learn —through your own personal reflection, study and practice teaching—how to offer the gift of Hidden Language to others .

Take this next step in using metaphor, symbolism and written reflections to help students access the insightful messages that the asanas can bring. The process involves trusting your own intuition and that of your students. Learn to create a safe, light framework and fill it with an atmosphere that empowers each person’s awareness. Teach the unity of yoga, where body and mind communicate.

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

Renewal: Every three years.

Read More
 

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

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

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

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

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


Overnight option also available

Register Online

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

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

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

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

Utpal and Swapan will offer two participatory workshops

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

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

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

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

People of all faiths are welcome.

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

 

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

Jan
9
Mon
The Yoga Development Course
Jan 9 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm
The Yoga Development Course @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Yoga Development Course (YDC) is an intensive three-month program designed to expand awareness through personal and spiritual development. Built on a series of integrated workshops that weave experiential learning with various practices of yoga, the YDC offers powerful tools for transforming and enhancing life. The course is valuable not only to yoga students and teachers but to all those who wish to make lasting changes and to live a richer, more meaningful life.

The YDC is the prerequisite for our Teacher Certification programs.

Read more…

Apr
9
Sun
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Apr 9 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram | Kootenay Bay | British Columbia | Canada

After completing the Yoga Development Course, the next step in teacher training is the Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification. In this course you will learn how to teach classical asanas and integrate spiritual practices into the classroom. The approach is experiential – learning through teaching in small groups. You are encouraged to teach from a sense of self-acceptance – listening to your own body and offering from your own experience. Prior to certification you are also asked to complete a practicum of leading 6 classes (either at the Ashram or elsewhere) and reporting on what you learned.

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

Read More

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

April 21 – 23

Join Pahan Pte San Win and Wanbdi Wakita of BearPaw Teaching & Healing (Manitoba) on their return visit to the Ashram. Come for one day, satsangs or the whole weekend! Wanbdi is a Dakota Spiritual Leader and Sundance Chief; Pahan is Lakota, Cree and Metis and her name means Grey Swan Buffalo Woman. They have spent a lifetime exploring and want to share what they have discovered with you.

 

Weekend schedule:

Friday

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

Saturday

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

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

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

Sunday

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

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

Workshops and satsang by donation.

Overnight accommodation – $70 per person

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

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

 

Sponsored By:

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Vision of a Sundance of Women

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

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

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

 

 

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

May 5

We invite all members of Yasodhara Ashram Society, the Friends of Radha Foundation and the Association for the Development of Human Potential to our AGM. Join us to reconnect with our community and engage in reviewing the past year and future directions in this special year of the Temple Rising!

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

Register Online

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

 

Concert at the Ashram, with special local guests.

 

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

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

June 5 – 10

Decelerator is a 5-day retreat that offers you the pause needed to gain a new viewpoint on your life – personally and at work. Participants will explore their personal and spiritual landscape using a blend of yogic practices and sessions inspired by design thinking, appreciative inquiry and open systems theory.

Cost: Private Room: $1390, Shared Room: $1125; $150 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online

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

This two-week teacher certification program will deepen your understanding of the system of Hatha Yoga that Swami Radha called “the Hidden Language,” which integrates the asanas with the power of mind and symbolism. You will learn —through your own personal reflection, study and practice teaching—how to offer the gift of Hidden Language to others.

Take this next step in using metaphor, symbolism and written reflections to help students access the insightful messages that the asanas can bring. The process involves trusting your own intuition and that of your students. Learn to create a safe, light framework and fill it with an atmosphere that empowers each person’s awareness. Teach the unity of yoga, where body and mind communicate.

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

Renewal: Every three years.

Read More

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

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

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

All are welcome. No need to RSVP.

For more information, please contact us.

Funding for the Strawberry Social provided by Columbia Basin Trust. 

Aug
9
Wed
Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification
Aug 9 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm
Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram

This intensive two-week teacher certification program is based on a foundation of self-inquiry and experiential learning/teaching. Using the questions and practices in Kundalini Yoga for the West, you will study the potential of each level of consciousness, then teach in small groups with your colleagues. To access guidance from the unconscious mind, you will explore the symbolism of your own dreams and learn to help others in their personal interpretations, using Swami Radha’s dream yoga method (as elucidated in Realities of the Dreaming Mind).

This certification program can help you gain confidence in teaching the spiritual dimensions of yoga by focusing on Light, building on your personal experience and learning to create a framework adaptable to your students’ needs.

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

Renewal: Every three years.

Read More

Nov
30
Thu
Free Community Tea
Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We invite you to come as our guest for a Community Tea.

This is the day that the Ashram traditionally honours the life of its founder, Swami Radha. Join us for tea and cookies, a visit with friends, and a tour of our new Temple of Light

Date: Thursday, November 30th, 3 pm MST, 2pm PST (Nelson Time)

Our new “Temple of Light” video will be shown during the tea, followed by a Temple tour, approx. 4 pm.

For anyone wishing to support the East Shore Christmas Hamper, there will be a drop-off place at the Ashram.

For information about this event at the Ashram:
Call 250-227-9224 or info@yasodhara.org