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

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

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

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

Yoga offers many spiritual gifts to access health and wholeness. Yogic practices provide a means of clearing the body and mind, giving you the strength to be who you really are. In the healing process you have the space to reflect on your life. The retreat is for those seeking physical, mental or spiritual healing. Spacious and nurturing, this is a time to go inward, accessing your compassion and inner Light.

Recommended book: The Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD: Relaxation

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

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

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

 

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

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

The Divine Light Invocation is a standing meditation that combines the body, breath and mind in a concise practice of visualizing Divine Light, recognizing the Light within and learning how to share this Light with others. It is one of the most integral practices at Yasodhara Ashram.

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

 

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

 

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

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

Recommended book: The Divine Light Invocation

 

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

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

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

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

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? Each day you will learn a practice – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

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

 

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

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

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

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

Renewal: Every three years.

Visit the Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Certification page.

 

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

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

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

 

Aug
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.

 

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

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

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

 

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

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? Each day you will learn a practice – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

 

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

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

Yoga offers many spiritual gifts to access health and wholeness. Yogic practices provide a means of clearing the body and mind, giving you the strength to be who you really are. In the healing process you have the space to reflect on your life. The retreat is for those seeking physical, mental or spiritual healing. Spacious and nurturing, this is a time to go inward, accessing your compassion and inner Light.

Cost: $780; deposit $100

Recommended book: The Yoga of Healing
Recommended CD: Relaxation

Register Online

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

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

Cost: $780; deposit $100

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

Register Online

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

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

Read more…

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

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

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? You will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

Cost:
February 7-9: $395; deposit $100
May 30-June 1; $395, deposit $100
July 16–20: $790; deposit $100
October 3-5: $395; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)

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

 

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

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

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

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

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

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Apr
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 >>

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

May 9-11, December 5-7

Yoga offers many spiritual gifts to access health and wholeness. Yogic practices provide a means of clearing the body and mind, giving you the strength to be who you really are. In the healing process you have the space to reflect on your life. The retreat is for those seeking physical, mental or spiritual healing. Spacious and nurturing, this is a time to go inward, accessing your compassion and inner Light.

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CDs:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

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

May 23-25, October 17-19

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

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

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

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

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

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? You will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

Cost:
February 7-9: $395; deposit $100
May 30-June 1; $395, deposit $100
July 16–20: $790; deposit $100
October 3-5: $395; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)

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

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

June 20-22, December 19-21

What better time to saturate yourself with Light than during the magic of summer solstice?

In this retreat we explore the practice of the Divine Light Invocation, along with relaxation techniques, visualizations and meditations on Light.

The Divine Light Invocation is a standing meditation that combines the body, breath and mind in a concise practice of visualizing Divine Light, recognizing the Light within and learning how to share this Light with others. It is one of the most integral practices at Yasodhara Ashram.

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

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
Guided Meditation

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 4-6

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

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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

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

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

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

July 9 – 13

Families of all ages, shapes and sizes are invited to attend our popular Family Week! Join together with others to experience the potential of family life in a community. This program has been especially designed to support you. We’ve arranged the schedule so parents have time for personal reflection and time to connect with other parents. Children have opportunities to play in the garden, meet the chickens and help with harvesting. Spend family time together in yoga, work, play and retreat.

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


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

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

July 9 – 13

If you are a young woman aged 13-18, Shakti Camp is designed for you. This week-long Ashram adventure includes activities such as dance, arts, hiking and swimming as well as yoga classes, journaling and group discussions. With other young women, explore the issues that matter most to you: what stresses you out at home or school? What does friendship mean to you? Grow in confidence as you look at your body image, personal power and self-expression.

You also have a chance to experience life in a spiritual community with powerful female role models. Join us for daily Hatha Yoga classes, Karma Yoga (selfless service) and nightly satsang. Make friends, have fun and learn about yourself in this supportive and nurturing community.

This program runs concurrently with Family Week.

For teen girls ages 13 -18.

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

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

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

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? You will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

Cost:
February 7-9: $395; deposit $100
May 30-June 1; $395, deposit $100
July 16–20: $790; deposit $100
October 3-5: $395; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug
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.

 

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

August 20 – 24

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

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

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

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

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

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? You will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

Cost:
February 7-9: $395; deposit $100
May 30-June 1; $395, deposit $100
July 16–20: $790; deposit $100
October 3-5: $395; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)

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

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

May 23-25, October 17-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 20-22, December 19-21

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

In this retreat we explore the practice of the Divine Light Invocation, along with relaxation techniques, visualizations and meditations on Light.

The Divine Light Invocation is a standing meditation that combines the body, breath and mind in a concise practice of visualizing Divine Light, recognizing the Light within and learning how to share this Light with others. It is one of the most integral practices at Yasodhara Ashram.

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

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
Guided Meditation

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…

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

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

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

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

After completing the Yoga Development Course, the next step of our Teacher Training program is the Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification. In this course you will learn how to teach classical asanas and integrate spiritual practices into the classroom. The approach is experiential – learning through teaching in small groups. You are encouraged to teach from a sense of self-acceptance – listening to your own body and offering from your own experience.

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

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

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

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? You will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

Cost:
May 1-3: $450; deposit $100
July 2-6: $840; deposit $100

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

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

Register Online

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

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

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

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

May 22-26, October 23-27

Yoga offers many spiritual gifts to access health and wholeness. Yogic practices provide a means of clearing the body and mind, giving you the strength to be who you really are. In the healing process you have the space to reflect on your life. The retreat is for those seeking physical, mental or spiritual healing. Spacious and nurturing, this is a time to go inward, accessing your compassion and inner Light.

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CDs:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

May
29
Fri
Tools for Transformation Retreat
May 29 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm
Tools for Transformation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 29-June 2, September 20-24

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

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

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

Jun
12
Fri
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend
Jun 12 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 12-14, August 11-13

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

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

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

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

June 19-21, December 18-20

What better time to saturate yourself with Light than during the magic of summer solstice?

In this retreat, we honour the seasonal cycles of light by nourishing your own inner Light. We explore the practice of the Divine Light Invocation, along with relaxation techniques, visualizations and meditations on Light.

The Divine Light Invocation is a standing meditation that combines the body, breath and mind in a concise practice of visualizing Divine Light, recognizing the Light within and learning how to share this Light with others. It is one of the most integral practices at Yasodhara Ashram.

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
Guided Meditation

Jul
2
Thu
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Jul 2 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? You will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

Cost:
May 1-3: $450; deposit $100
July 2-6: $840; deposit $100
September 18-20; $450; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)

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

Register Online

Jul
8
Wed
Family Week
Jul 8 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm
Family Week @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 8 – 12, 2015

Family Week 2015 is full. Please call 1-800-661-8711 if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

Families of all ages, shapes and sizes are invited to attend our popular Family Week! Join together with others to experience the potential of family life in a community. This program has been especially designed to support you. We’ve arranged the schedule so parents have time for personal reflection and time to connect with other parents. Children have opportunities to play in the garden, meet the chickens and help with harvesting. Spend family time together in yoga, work, play and retreat.

Cost:
Per Adult — $495
Child 0-5 no charge
Child 6-12 — $50
Teen 13-17 — $170
(See our Cancellation Policy)


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

Jul
15
Wed
Relaxation Retreat
Jul 15 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Jul
24
Fri
Divine Feminine Retreat
Jul 24 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm
Divine Feminine Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 24-26

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

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Jul 24 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

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

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

Renewal: Every three years.

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Jul
26
Sun
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls
Jul 26 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 26 – 30, 2015

If you are a young woman aged 13-17, Shakti Camp is designed for you. This week-long Ashram adventure includes activities such as dance, arts, hiking and swimming as well as yoga classes, journaling and group discussions. With other young women, explore the issues that matter most to you: what stresses you out at home or school? What does friendship mean to you? Grow in confidence as you look at your body image, personal power and self-expression.

You also have a chance to experience life in a spiritual community with powerful female role models. Join us for daily Hatha Yoga classes, Karma Yoga (selfless service) and nightly satsang. Make friends, have fun and learn about yourself in this supportive and nurturing community.

For teen girls ages 13 -17.

Cost: $325; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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Aug
10
Mon
Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification
Aug 10 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm
Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

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

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

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

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

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Aug
11
Tue
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend
Aug 11 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 13 @ 5:30 pm
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 12-14, August 11-13

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

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

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

Aug
21
Fri
Women and Spiritual Life Retreat
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 25 @ 6:45 pm
Women and Spiritual Life Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 21 – 25

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

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

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

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

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

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? You will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

Cost:
May 1-3: $450; deposit $100
July 2-6: $840; deposit $100
September 18-20; $450; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)

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

Register Online

Sep
20
Sun
Tools for Transformation Retreat
Sep 20 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm
Tools for Transformation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 29-June 2, September 20-24

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

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

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

Oct
23
Fri
Yoga & Healing Retreat
Oct 23 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 22-26, October 23-27

Yoga offers many spiritual gifts to access health and wholeness. Yogic practices provide a means of clearing the body and mind, giving you the strength to be who you really are. In the healing process you have the space to reflect on your life. The retreat is for those seeking physical, mental or spiritual healing. Spacious and nurturing, this is a time to go inward, accessing your compassion and inner Light.

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CDs:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

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

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

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Dec
18
Fri
Renewing in the Light Retreat (Winter Solstice)
Dec 18 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm
Renewing in the Light Retreat (Winter Solstice) @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 19-21, December 18-20

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

In this retreat, we honour the seasonal cycles of light by nourishing your own inner Light. We explore the practice of the Divine Light Invocation, along with relaxation techniques, visualizations and meditations on Light.

The Divine Light Invocation is a standing meditation that combines the body, breath and mind in a concise practice of visualizing Divine Light, recognizing the Light within and learning how to share this Light with others. It is one of the most integral practices at Yasodhara Ashram.

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
Guided Meditation

Register Online

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.

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Mar
18
Fri
Spring Equinox: Finding Balance
Mar 18 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm
Spring Equinox: Finding Balance @ Yasodhara Ashram

March 18 – 20, September 23 – 25

Celebrate this special time of equal day and night, by reflecting on balance. Balancing daily life demands – work, relationships, family, information input – and taking care of yourself can be challenging. How can you stay centered and calm? How can you step back to gain perspective and move forward with clarity? Learn yogic techniques such as breath, visualization, reflection and relaxation to help restore calm and a clear sense of what is most important in your life.

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

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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.

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May
6
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
May 6 @ 6:45 pm – May 8 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? Each day you will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

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

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

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

Register Online

May
13
Fri
Relax, Renew & Reflect: a 5- Day Retreat
May 13 @ 6:45 pm – May 18 @ 5:30 pm
Relax, Renew & Reflect: a 5- Day Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 13 – 18, July 15 – 20

Give yourself the gift of five days to renew, reflect and reconnect to yourself, five days in an environment dedicated to spiritual well being. Absorb the beauty of nature and remember what gives your life meaning and joy. This retreat offers a blend of gentle Hatha Yoga, relaxation and spiritual practice. A breather…. When the body and the mind relax, what can happen?

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

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

Register Online

May
20
Fri
Yoga & Healing Retreat
May 20 @ 6:45 pm – May 22 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 20 – 22, July 29 – 31

Yoga offers many spiritual gifts to access health and wholeness. Yogic practices provide a means of clearing the body and mind, giving you the strength to be who you really are. In the healing process you have the space to reflect on your life. The retreat is for those seeking physical, mental or spiritual healing. Spacious and nurturing, this is a time to go inward, accessing your compassion and inner Light.

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CD:
Relaxation

Register Online

May
27
Fri
Cultivating Compassion Retreat
May 27 @ 6:45 pm – May 29 @ 5:30 pm
Cultivating Compassion Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

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

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

Recommended book:
Divine Light Invocation


Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Jun
10
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Jun 10 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Jun
17
Fri
Summer Solstice: Renewing in the Light Retreat
Jun 17 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm
Summer Solstice: Renewing in the Light Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 17-19

What better time to saturate yourself with Light than during the magic of summer solstice?In this retreat we explore the practice of the Divine Light Invocation, along with relaxation techniques, visualizations and meditations on Light.

The Divine Light Invocation is a standing meditation that combines the body, breath and mind in a concise practice of visualizing Divine Light, recognizing the Light within and learning how to share this Light with others. It is one of the most integral practices at Yasodhara Ashram.

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation CD

Register Online

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

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

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Jul
6
Wed
Family Week
Jul 6 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm
Family Week @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 6 – 10

Families of all ages, shapes and sizes are invited to attend our popular Family Week! Join together with others to experience the potential of family life in a community. This program has been especially designed to support you. We’ve arranged the schedule so parents have time for personal reflection and time to connect with other parents. Children have opportunities to play in the garden, meet the chickens and help with harvesting. Spend family time together in yoga, work, play and retreat.

Family Week begins with an Introductory Evening Welcome on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 (after dinner).

Cost:
Per Adult — $550; deposit $100
Child 0-5 – no charge
Child 6-12 — $50
(See our Cancellation Policy)


We offer a sliding scale to ensure this program is open to all. If you can “pay forward” and contribute more, your generosity will benefit another family. Thank you!

Register Online

Jul
13
Wed
Finding Balance Retreat
Jul 13 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm
Finding Balance Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 13 – 17

Balancing daily life demands—work, relationships, family, information input—and taking care of yourself can be challenging. How can you stay centered and calm? How can you step back to gain perspective and move forward with clarity? Learn yogic techniques such as breath, visualization, reflection and relaxation to help restore calm and a clear sense of what is most important in your life.

Cost: $855; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

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

Register Online

Yoga & Nature Retreat
Jul 13 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 15 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Nature Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 13 – 15, August 19 – 21

The lake, mountains, sky and forest of Yasodhara Ashram invite you to take refuge, to awaken to your own nature, to remember your interconnection with all of life. What is it like to experience the majesty of mountains as you do Mountain pose? Or learn balance from a tree? Hike the forest trails, walk the beaches, find your special places for silence and meditation. How does nature reflect back what you need to know? Yoga & Nature can give you perspective and connect you to a sense of the sacred.

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

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

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Jul
15
Fri
Relax, Renew & Reflect: a 5- Day Retreat
Jul 15 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm
Relax, Renew & Reflect: a 5- Day Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 13 – 18, July 15 – 20

Give yourself the gift of five days to renew, reflect and reconnect to yourself, five days in an environment dedicated to spiritual well being. Absorb the beauty of nature and remember what gives your life meaning and joy. This retreat offers a blend of gentle Hatha Yoga, relaxation and spiritual practice. A breather…. When the body and the mind relax, what can happen?

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

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

Register Online

Jul
22
Fri
Cultivating Compassion Retreat
Jul 22 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 24 @ 5:30 pm
Cultivating Compassion Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

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

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

Recommended book:
Divine Light Invocation


Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

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.

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Jul
29
Fri
Yoga & Healing Retreat
Jul 29 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 31 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 20 – 22, July 29 – 31

Yoga offers many spiritual gifts to access health and wholeness. Yogic practices provide a means of clearing the body and mind, giving you the strength to be who you really are. In the healing process you have the space to reflect on your life. The retreat is for those seeking physical, mental or spiritual healing. Spacious and nurturing, this is a time to go inward, accessing your compassion and inner Light.

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CD:
Relaxation

Register Online

Jul
31
Sun
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Jul 31 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 4 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? Each day you will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

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

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

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

Register Online

Aug
7
Sun
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls
Aug 7 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 7 – 11

If you are a young woman aged 13-17, Shakti Camp is designed for you. This week-long Ashram adventure includes activities such as dance, arts, hiking and swimming as well as yoga classes, journaling and group discussions. With other young women, explore the issues that matter most to you: what stresses you out at home or school? What does friendship mean to you? Grow in confidence as you look at your body image, personal power and self-expression.

You also have a chance to experience life in a spiritual community with powerful female role models. Join us for daily Hatha Yoga classes, Karma Yoga (service) and nightly satsang. Make friends, have fun and learn about yourself in this supportive and nurturing community.

For teen girls ages 13 to 17.

Cost: $325 (or pay what you can); deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy). Local Eastshore teens free.

Register Online

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

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

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

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

Renewal: Every three years.

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

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

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

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

July 13 – 15, August 19 – 21

The lake, mountains, sky and forest of Yasodhara Ashram invite you to take refuge, to awaken to your own nature, to remember your interconnection with all of life. What is it like to experience the majesty of mountains as you do Mountain pose? Or learn balance from a tree? Hike the forest trails, walk the beaches, find your special places for silence and meditation. How does nature reflect back what you need to know? Yoga & Nature can give you perspective and connect you to a sense of the sacred.

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

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

Register Online

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

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

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

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

Recommended book:
Divine Light Invocation


Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

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

March 18 – 20, September 23 – 25

Celebrate this special time of equal day and night, by reflecting on balance. Balancing daily life demands – work, relationships, family, information input – and taking care of yourself can be challenging. How can you stay centered and calm? How can you step back to gain perspective and move forward with clarity? Learn yogic techniques such as breath, visualization, reflection and relaxation to help restore calm and a clear sense of what is most important in your life.

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

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

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

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? Each day you will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

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

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

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

Register Online

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

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

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

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

December 16 – 18

As we approach the turning point of Winter Solstice, honour the seasonal cycles of light by nourishing your own inner Light. Practice the Divine Light Invocation, relaxation techniques, visualizations and meditations on Light. By being receptive, invoking and channeling Light, we help to counter the forces that result in destructive actions in ourselves and in the world. Recognizing that we are all born of Light encourages us to care for each other and our planet.

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation CD

Register Online

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.

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

March 17 – 19, September 22 – 24

Celebrate this special time of equal day and night, by reflecting on balance. Balancing daily life demands – work, relationships, family, information input – and taking care of yourself can be challenging. How can you stay centered and calm? How can you step back to gain perspective and move forward with clarity? Learn yogic techniques such as breath, visualization, reflection and relaxation to help restore calm and a clear sense of what is most important in your life.

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

Register Online

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

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

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

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

May 12 – 14, Sept 8- 10

Yoga offers many spiritual gifts to access health and wholeness. Yogic practices provide a means of clearing the body and mind, giving you the strength to be who you really are. In the healing process you have the space to reflect on your life. The retreat is for those seeking physical, mental or spiritual healing. Spacious and nurturing, this is a time to go inward, accessing your compassion and inner Light.

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CD:
Relaxation

Register Online

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

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

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

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

Renewal: Every three years.

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

June 16-18

What better time to saturate yourself with Light than during the magic of summer solstice? In this retreat we explore the practice of the Divine Light Invocation, along with relaxation techniques, visualizations and meditations on Light.

The Divine Light Invocation is a standing meditation that combines the body, breath and mind in a concise practice of visualizing Divine Light, recognizing the Light within and learning how to share this Light with others. It is one of the most integral practices at Yasodhara Ashram.

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation CD

Register Online

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

June 27 -29, Sept 1 – 3, Dec 1 – 3

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

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

July 4 – 8

Families of all ages, shapes and sizes are invited to attend our popular Annual Family Retreat! Join together with others to experience the potential of family life in a community. This program has been especially designed to support you. We’ve arranged the schedule so parents have time for personal reflection and time to connect with other parents. Children have opportunities to play in the garden and help with harvesting. Spend family time together in yoga, work, play and retreat.

Our Annual Family Retreat begins with an Introductory Evening Welcome on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (after dinner).

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

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


We offer a sliding scale to ensure this program is open to all. If you can “pay forward” and contribute more, your generosity will benefit another family. Thank you!

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

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

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? Each day you will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

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

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

Register Online

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

July 21 – 23, Sept 29 – Oct 1

Breath is the key to quiet the mind, create space and allow clarity to emerge. Between the ingoing and outgoing breath, there is a centre of stillness, a place of deep mystery and potential. Awaken your intuition and discover what emerges. Find ways to make this internal balance present in your life.

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

Register Online

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

July 28 – 30, August 25 – 27

The lake, mountains, sky and forest of Yasodhara Ashram invite you to take refuge, to awaken to your own nature, to remember your interconnection with all of life. What is it like to experience the majesty of mountains as you do Mountain pose? Or learn balance from a tree? Hike the forest trails, walk the beaches, find your special places for silence and meditation. How does nature reflect back what you need to know? Yoga & Nature can give you perspective and connect you to a sense of the sacred.

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

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

Register Online

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

July 31 – Aug 7

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Renewal: Every three years.

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

August 13 – 17

If you are a young woman aged 13-17, Shakti Camp is designed for you. This week-long Ashram adventure includes activities such as dance, arts, hiking and swimming as well as yoga classes, journaling and group discussions. With other young women, explore the issues that matter most to you: what stresses you out at home or school? What does friendship mean to you? Grow in confidence as you look at your body image, personal power and self-expression.

You also have a chance to experience life in a spiritual community with powerful female role models. Join us for daily Hatha Yoga classes, Karma Yoga (service) and nightly satsang. Make friends, have fun and learn about yourself in this supportive and nurturing community.

For teen girls ages 13 to 17.

Cost: $325 (or pay what you can); deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy). Local Eastshore teens free.

Register Online

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

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

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? Each day you will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

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

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

Register Online

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

July 28 – 30, August 25 – 27

The lake, mountains, sky and forest of Yasodhara Ashram invite you to take refuge, to awaken to your own nature, to remember your interconnection with all of life. What is it like to experience the majesty of mountains as you do Mountain pose? Or learn balance from a tree? Hike the forest trails, walk the beaches, find your special places for silence and meditation. How does nature reflect back what you need to know? Yoga & Nature can give you perspective and connect you to a sense of the sacred.

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

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

Register Online

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

June 27 -29, Sept 1 – 3, Dec 1 – 3

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

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

May 12 – 14, Sept 8- 10

Yoga offers many spiritual gifts to access health and wholeness. Yogic practices provide a means of clearing the body and mind, giving you the strength to be who you really are. In the healing process you have the space to reflect on your life. The retreat is for those seeking physical, mental or spiritual healing. Spacious and nurturing, this is a time to go inward, accessing your compassion and inner Light.

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CD:
Relaxation

Register Online

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

March 17 – 19, September 22 – 24

Celebrate this special time of equal day and night, by reflecting on balance. Balancing daily life demands – work, relationships, family, information input – and taking care of yourself can be challenging. How can you stay centered and calm? How can you step back to gain perspective and move forward with clarity? Learn yogic techniques such as breath, visualization, reflection and relaxation to help restore calm and a clear sense of what is most important in your life.

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

Register Online

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

July 21 – 23, Sept 29 – Oct 1

Breath is the key to quiet the mind, create space and allow clarity to emerge. Between the ingoing and outgoing breath, there is a centre of stillness, a place of deep mystery and potential. Awaken your intuition and discover what emerges. Find ways to make this internal balance present in your life.

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

Register Online

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

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

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? Each day you will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

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

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

Register Online

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

2017: Dec 1 – 3
2018: June 29 – July 1, Aug 31 – Sept 2

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

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

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Dec
15
Fri
Solstice Retreat: Light is Returning
Dec 15 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm
Solstice Retreat: Light is Returning @ Yasodhara Ashram

December 15 – 17

As we approach the turning point of Winter Solstice, honour the seasonal cycles of light by nourishing your own inner Light. Practice the Divine Light Invocation, relaxation techniques, visualizations and meditations on Light. By being receptive, invoking and channeling Light, we help to counter the forces that result in destructive actions in ourselves and in the world. Recognizing that we are all born of Light encourages us to care for each other and our planet.

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation CD

Register Online