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.

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.

 

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…

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 >>

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
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.

 

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…

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

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
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.

Read More

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

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
 

Sep
9
Fri
Transition Weekend Retreat
Sep 9 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm

Find support 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, drawing and spiritual practice, you can prepare for change, access strength and clarify options for your next steps.

The retreat offers both space and structure. Included are: morning Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga classes, guided workshops and free time, delicious vegetarian meals (with vegan option available), shared or single accommodation.
Prepare for a new season with fresh insights and energy!

satyamata
Swami Matananda and Swami Satyananda are long-time teachers and residents of Yasodhara Ashram. Swami Matananda’s light-hearted, nurturing approach supports people in accessing their inner well of wisdom and their true potential. She is also an artist and is actively involved in tending the Ashram land.

Swami Satyananda finds joy in sharing our practices and providing space for people to connect with their own inner wisdom. She has a special interest in supporting the Ashram’s commitment to sustainability.

Sep
15
Thu
Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga – Halifax Workshop
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Yasodhara Ashram is coming to Halifax! Experience the teachings of the Ashram close to home with this workshop facilitated by Senior Teacher Swami Satyananda.

Hidden Language Hatha Yoga takes the practice of Hatha Yoga far beyond a series of physical exercises. It is a gentle and meditative style of Hatha that respects the body as a spiritual tool. By working with metaphor, symbolism, imagery and visualization, the ‘hidden’ messages of each asana are revealed. This workshop will include asana practice, as well as written reflection.
satya

 

Swami Satyananda is a long-time teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. She finds joy in sharing our practices and providing space for people to connect with their own inner wisdom.

 

 

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Embracing Challenge & Change – Montreal Workshop
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Yasodhara Ashram is coming to Montreal! Experience the teachings of the Ashram close to home with this workshop facilitated by Senior Teacher Swami Matananda.

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

mata
Swami Matananda is a long-time teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. Her light-hearted nurturing approach supports people in accessing their inner well of wisdom and their true potential. She is also an artist and is actively involved in tending the Ashram land.

 

 

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Sep
16
Fri
Satsang – Halifax
Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 17 @ 4:30 pm

Yasodhara Ashram is coming to Halifax! Experience the teachings of the Ashram close to home with this workshop facilitated by Senior Teacher Swami Satyananda.

Join us in this celebration of Light with special guest, Swami Satyananda from Yasodhara Ashram. The Satsang will begin at 7 pm.  Please arrive any time after 6:30. Please email your intention to attend to: silver.frith@yasodharayoga.org

If you are unable to attend Satsang but would like to place someone on the prayer list, please contact silver.frith@yasodharayoga.org
satya

 

Swami Satyananda is a long-time teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. She finds joy in sharing our practices and providing space for people to connect with their own inner wisdom.

 

 

 

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Sep
17
Sat
Conscious Living in Times of Change – Halifax Workshop
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Yasodhara Ashram is coming to Halifax! Experience the teachings of the Ashram close to home with this workshop facilitated by Senior Teacher Swami Satyananda.

Find support 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, drawing and spiritual practice, you can prepare for change, access strength and clarify options for your next steps.

 

satya
Swami Satyananda is a long-time teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. She finds joy in sharing our practices and providing space for people to connect with their own inner wisdom.

 

 

 

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Finding Balance – Montreal Workshop
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Yasodhara Ashram is coming to Montreal! Experience the teachings of the Ashram close to home with this workshop facilitated by Senior Teacher Swami Matananda.

Balancing work, relationships, family, information input and taking care of yourself can be challenging. How do you stay centred and calm in the midst of a fast-paced world? What are the keys to inner clarity and strength? How can you still your mind and bring more relaxation into your day? Learn some practical yogic techniques to help find balance – breath, visualization, reflection and relaxation.

mata
Swami Matananda is a long-time teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. Her light-hearted nurturing approach supports people in accessing their inner well of wisdom and their true potential. She is also an artist and is actively involved in tending the Ashram land. Last sentence optional, depending on space
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Sep
18
Sun
Cultivating Compassion – Halifax Workshop
Sep 18 @ 6:00 am – 12:00 pm

Yasodhara Ashram is coming to Halifax! Experience the teachings of the Ashram close to home with this workshop facilitated by Senior Teacher Swami Satyananda.

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

 

Swami Satyananda is a long-time teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. She finds joy in sharing our practices and providing space for people to connect with their own inner wisdom.

 

 

 

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Sep
21
Wed
The Mind in Grief: cultivating friendship – Ottawa Workshop
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 6:00 am

Yasodhara Ashram is coming to Ottawa! Experience the teachings of the Ashram close to home with this workshop facilitated by Senior Teacher Swami Matananda.

What are the tendencies of the mind in grief?  How can it be directed to support healing, peace and access wisdom?  In this workshop, you will learn practices including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection to cultivate the mind to be a supportive companion in your healing journey.

This workshop is appropriate for those living with all forms of loss i.e. health, relationship, job, death.

mata
Swami Matananda is a long-time teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. Her light-hearted nurturing approach supports people in accessing their inner well of wisdom and their true potential. She is also an artist and is actively involved in tending the Ashram land.

 

 

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Sep
22
Thu
Who am I: Explore your relationship with family, work & life’s meaning – Wakefield Workshop
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Yasodhara Ashram is coming to Wakefield! Experience the teachings of the Ashram close to home with this workshop facilitated by Senior Teacher Swami Matananda.

 

Balancing work, relationships and a rich inner life can be a challenge. In this workshop you will be led in reflections and practices on questions such as, Who are you underneath the shifting personalities and roles? With what do you want to identify? How can you identify with your inner Light and potential? Take this time to clarify what is most important in your life.

mata
Swami Matananda is a long-time teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. Her light-hearted nurturing approach supports people in accessing their inner well of wisdom and their true potential. She is also an artist and is actively involved in tending the Ashram land.

 

 

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Sep
23
Fri
Breath: A Doorway to Potential – Ottawa Workshop
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Yasodhara Ashram is coming to Ottawa! Experience the teachings of the Ashram close to home with this workshop facilitated by Senior Teacher Swami Matananda.  

How do the teachings of yoga help to create the kind of world we want to live in? Can you enter each day in a different way and create balance for yourself? Breath is the key to quiet the mind, to create space and allow clarity to emerge. Between the ingoing and outgoing breath, there is a centre of stillness, a place of deep mystery and potential. Awaken your intuition to know the message between breaths.

mata
Swami Matananda is a long-time teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. Her light-hearted nurturing approach supports people in accessing their inner well of wisdom and their true potential. She is also an artist and is actively involved in tending the Ashram land.

 

 

 

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Sep
24
Sat
Conscious Living in Times of Change – Ottawa Workshop
Sep 24 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Yasodhara Ashram is coming to Ottawa! Experience the teachings of the Ashram close to home with this workshop facilitated by Senior Teacher Swami Matananda.

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

 

mata
Swami Matananda is a long-time teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. Her light-hearted nurturing approach supports people in accessing their inner well of wisdom and their true potential. She is also an artist and is actively involved in tending the Ashram land.

 

 

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Sep
25
Sun
Cultivating Compassion – Ottawa Workshop
Sep 25 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Yasodhara Ashram is coming to Ottawa! Experience the teachings of the Ashram close to home with this workshop facilitated by Senior Teacher Swami Matananda.  

 

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

mata
Swami Matananda is a long-time teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. Her light-hearted nurturing approach supports people in accessing their inner well of wisdom and their true potential. She is also an artist and is actively involved in tending the Ashram land.

 

 

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Oct
1
Sat
Cultivating Compassion – Toronto Workshop
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Yasodhara Ashram is coming to Toronto! Experience the teachings of the Ashram close to home with this workshop facilitated by Senior Teacher Swami Matananda.  

Being compassionate towards ourselves, those around us and the world requires the willingness and courage to be kind-hearted. How do you live an ideal of compassion in a world that seems to express so much of the opposite? How can you deepen your understanding so kindness and concern can grow? Using practices of visualization, meditation and Light, experience the gift of an open heart.
mata
Swami Matananda is a long-time teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. Her light-hearted nurturing approach supports people in accessing their inner well of wisdom and their true potential. She is also an artist and is actively involved in tending the Ashram land.

 

 

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Oct
2
Sun
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Class – Toronto Workshop
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Yasodhara Ashram is coming to Ottawa! Experience the teachings of the Ashram close to home with this workshop facilitated by Senior Teacher Swami Matananda.  

Hidden Language Hatha Yoga takes the practice of Hatha Yoga far beyond a series of physical exercises. It is a gentle and meditative style of Hatha that respects the body as a spiritual tool. By working with metaphor, symbolism, imagery and visualization, the ‘hidden’ messages of each asana are revealed. This workshop will include asana practice, as well as written reflection. Open to all levels.

mata
Swami Matananda is a long-time teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. Her light-hearted nurturing approach supports people in accessing their inner well of wisdom and their true potential. She is also an artist and is actively involved in tending the Ashram land.

 

 

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Oct
23
Sun
Finding the Still Point: Balancing Family, Work and Life’s Meaning – Edmonton Workshop
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Ashram teacher Swami Samayananda will facilitate a workshop suitable for all ages and stages in Edmonton this fall. Come join us!

Strengthen your ability to pause, be still and gain perspective in the midst of daily life demands. Gain tools that will help you find balance and well-being at work or study and at home or in retirement. Simple practices such as breath awareness, visualization and relaxation are especially revitalizing and give the energy to face challenges and make choices that reflect what gives your life meaning.

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Satsang – Edmonton
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Come together in community for a gathering of devotion, song and prayer. Ashram teacher Swami Samayananda looks forward to being with us.  Drop-in is welcome, although we appreciate knowing you plan to attend.

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Oct
29
Sat
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga : Kimberly Workshop
Oct 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Ashram teacher Padma Bellanger will facilitate two workshops in Kimberley this fall. Come join us!

Hidden Language Hatha Yoga takes the practice of Hatha Yoga far beyond a series of physical exercises. It is a gentle and meditative style of Hatha that respects the body as a spiritual tool. By working with metaphor, symbolism, imagery and visualization, the ‘hidden’ messages of each asana are revealed. This workshop will include asana practice, as well as written reflection. Open to all levels.

padmaPadma (Joanne Bellanger)is a long-time teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. Her depth of personal experience and joyful nature support people in accessing their own inner wisdom. Former owner of Lotus Books in Cranbrook, Padma has many connections in the Kootenays.  

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Oct
30
Sun
Relax, Renew, Realize – Be still and know : Kimberly Workshop
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ashram teacher Padma Bellanger will facilitate two workshops in Kimberley this fall. Come join us!

Give yourself the gift of time for yourself, to remember what gives your life meaning and joy. This workshop offers a blend of gentle Hatha Yoga, relaxation and spiritual practice. A breather…. When the body and the mind relax, what can happen?

padmaPadma (Joanne Bellanger)is a long-time teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. Her depth of personal experience and joyful nature support people in accessing their own inner wisdom. Former owner of Lotus Books in Cranbrook, Padma has many connections in the Kootenays.  

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Renewal: Every three years.

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