Jul
15
Fri
Bharata Natyam Dance Workshop with Anusha
Jul 15 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm
Bharata Natyam Dance Workshop with Anusha @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 15 – 17

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

 

Join guest teacher Anusha Fernando, the Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Shakti Dance, for a weekend of Bharata Natyam Indian Classical dance.

 

Bharata Natyam Indian Classical dance is one of the most ancient forms of sacred dance and a highly evolved mind-body practice. The practice provides tools to explore the themes such as the experience of connection to the Divine and the potential for liberation. This cherished dance form of India is characterized by humility, discipline, grace and rigorous technique.

 

Some dance experience is required.

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

Cost: $450; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

July 16, 10am – 12pm

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

 

Bharata Natyam Indian Classical dance is one of the most ancient forms of sacred dance and a highly evolved mind-body practice. The practice provides tools to explore the themes such as the experience of connection to the Divine and the potential for liberation. This cherished dance form of India is characterized by humility, discipline, grace and rigorous technique.

Join guest teacher Anusha Fernando, the Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Shakti Dance, for this two hour introduction to Bharata Natyam Indian Classical dance.

No dance experience is required.

A weekend workshop is also being offered (dance experience required).

Cost: $50; $25 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Please contact us to reserve a place in this special class.

Aug
26
Fri
Women Holding the Earth
Aug 26 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 30 @ 5:30 pm
Women Holding the Earth @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 26 – 30

Through dance, yoga and time in nature connect with your body on the sacred ground of the Ashram. Become grounded in yourself through self-exploration and dialogue with other women. Where are we in the world cycle? How can you make a difference? What is happening in your personal world? Find and nurture the sacred within through devotional practice, caring for yourself and listening to the wisdom and cycles of our Mother, the Earth.

Cost: $855; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Carried by a Promise
Radha: Diary of a Woman’s Search

The Divine Light Invocation

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May
19
Fri
Women Holding the Earth
May 19 @ 6:45 pm – May 23 @ 5:30 pm
Women Holding the Earth @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 19 – 23, July 23 – 27

Through dance, yoga and time in nature connect with your body on the sacred ground of the Ashram. Become grounded in yourself through self-exploration and dialogue with other women. Where are we in the world cycle? How can you make a difference? What is happening in your personal world? Find and nurture the sacred within through devotional practice, caring for yourself and listening to the wisdom and cycles of our Mother, the Earth.

Cost: $860; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Carried by a Promise
Radha: Diary of a Woman’s Search

The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Jul
23
Sun
Women Holding the Earth
Jul 23 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm
Women Holding the Earth @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 19 – 23, July 23 – 27

Through dance, yoga and time in nature connect with your body on the sacred ground of the Ashram. Become grounded in yourself through self-exploration and dialogue with other women. Where are we in the world cycle? How can you make a difference? What is happening in your personal world? Find and nurture the sacred within through devotional practice, caring for yourself and listening to the wisdom and cycles of our Mother, the Earth.

Cost: $860; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Carried by a Promise
Radha: Diary of a Woman’s Search

The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Aug
17
Fri
A Weekend of Devotional Dance
Aug 17 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm
A Weekend of Devotional Dance @ Yasodhara Ashram

Aug 17-19

Experience the joy of devotion through the graceful and powerful movements of sacred dance. Explore how devotion can be directed through the rhythms and gestures of Indian dance and how to bring this joy into your life while asking—what are you devoted to? What do you want to cultivate within yourself?

The Ashram is delighted to welcome back Anusha Fernando, artistic director of Vancouver’s Shakti Dance along with Ashram dance teacher, Swami Yasodananda, for this inspiring weekend of devotional dance and reflection. Anusha has studied Bharata Natyam dance for over 25 years and received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and the B.C. Arts Council. She will be offering a Saturday evening performance called “Devotions – a Repertoire of Bharata Natyam dance ” which will illuminate Bharata Natyam’s rich range of expression. Anusha will give an introductory Bharata Natyam dance class during the retreat, as well as classes for those who have experience with the Bharata Natyam tradition. Swami Yasodananda, will offer reflection classes, exploring how devotion can be directed through the rhythms and gestures of Indian dance.

Those new to the dance are welcome.

Cost: $490; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Anusha will also offer a 2-hour introductory workshop on this ancient classical dance of India on Sunday, August 19th, 10-noon. Cost: $50.00. Email info@yasodhara.org for more information and to register.

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