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.

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Aug
17
Thu
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self-Discovery
Aug 17 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self-Discovery @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 18 – 28, July 12 – 22, August 17 – 27, October 12 – 22

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

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

You will leave with tools to create more meaning, joy and relaxation in your life and with more trust in your ability to live a balanced life.

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

Cost: $1600; deposit $200 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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

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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

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Aug
19
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

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

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

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Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

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Aug
22
Tue
Community: Live & Learn
Aug 22 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm
Community: Live & Learn @ Yasodhara Ashram

April 4 – 11, August 22 – 29

Discover what it is like to live and grow in a spiritual community! This one-week work and study program offers a balanced blend of Karma Yoga (selfless service) and classes in Yasodhara Yoga – including Mantra, Dreams, Kundalini, Divine Light Invocation and sacred dance. Take this unique opportunity to deepen self-understanding, gain useful spiritual tools as well as practical skills, and become an active part of a vibrant community. Your days will be divided equally between selfless service in various areas of the Ashram and courses.

Cost: $725; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

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One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Aug 22 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service—and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness.

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. This program is run jointly with the Young Adult Program. Young Adults (18-30) are offered a reduced fee structure and Elders (60 and over) can choose to work six-hours instead of eight.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

Cost: Adults $825; Elders (60+) $825 (six hour work day option available); Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program. (See our Cancellation Policy)

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Young Adult Program Intake: Fall Harvest
Aug 22 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake: Fall Harvest @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The Fall Harvest Intake (August 22 – September 18) includes workshops and orientations specific to adults age 30 and under, on a pay-what-you-can basis.

The Young Adult Program is for people 18-30 interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills.

This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service—and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness.

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. This program is run jointly with the One Month(OM) Program. Young Adults (18-30) are offered a reduced fee structure and Elders (60 and over) can choose to work six-hours instead of eight.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

Cost: The Young Adult Program costs $600 on a sliding scale. Participants of the Fall Harvest intake are welcome on a pay what-you-can basis with no bursary application necessary.

(See our Cancellation Policy)

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 Fall Harvest Intake: Aug 22 – Sept 18

Not able to make this date? The Young Adult program runs throughout 2017: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the Young Adult Program: Fall Harvest

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

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Aug
26
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

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

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

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Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

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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

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Sep
8
Fri
Gurudev Sivananda’s Birthday
Sep 8 all-day
Gurudev Sivananda’s Birthday @ Yasodhara Ashram

This is a special day to honour the lineage of spiritual teachers who inspire and support us at Yasodhara Ashram – Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, Swami Radha and Swami Radhananda.

Cost: $100/day; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

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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

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Sep
9
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

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

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

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Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

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Sep
15
Fri
The Architecture of Light: A Masterclass Weekend with Patkau Architects
Sep 15 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 17 @ 3:30 pm
The Architecture of Light: A Masterclass Weekend with Patkau Architects @ Yasodhara Ashram

September 15-17 + optional 18

Patkau Architects joins Yasodhara Ashram to cohost a unique weekend masterclass that uses the Temple of Light build as a case study for exploring the design of sacred space at the edge of architectural innovation. Together the group will explore architectural and fabrication practices through lecturettes, reflection and meaningful dialogue with each other and invited guests from Patkau Architects, Spearhead and Yasodhara Ashram.

This masterclass experience is for those who are inspired by the intersection of purposeful architecture, collaborative design, and how these fit together to manifest an innovative building like the new Temple of Light. Participants will learn about Patkau Architects’ body of work, their iterative approach to architectural design, the technical aspects that go into a structure of this kind and the requisite collaboration from all those involved.

We welcome registrations from professionals, students and enthusiasts of stunning architecture and brilliant design.

For more information, visit: patkau.yasodhara.org

Patkau Architects are generously donating all proceeds from this workshop to Yasodhara Ashram.

Cost:
Private Room: $960
Shared Room: $780
Student: $475
(Deposit $150.00)
There is a modest sliding scale available. For more information, email prior to registering: dan@yasodhara.org
(See our Cancellation Policy)

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Sep
19
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Sep 19 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service—and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness.

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. This program is run jointly with the Young Adult Program. Young Adults (18-30) are offered a reduced fee structure and Elders (60 and over) can choose to work six-hours instead of eight.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

Cost: Adults $825; Elders (60+) $825 (six hour work day option available); Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program. (See our Cancellation Policy)

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Young Adult Program Intake
Sep 19 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The Young Adult Program is for people 18-30 interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills.

This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service—and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness.

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. This program is run jointly with the One Month(OM) Program. Young Adults (18-30) are offered a reduced fee structure and Elders (60 and over) can choose to work six-hours instead of eight.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

Cost: Young Adults (18-30) $600 (sliding scale). Bursary applications are available for Young Adults unable to pay 50% of the cost ($300).  Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program.

(See our Cancellation Policy)

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

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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)

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Preparing to Give Birth: Spiritual Support
Sep 22 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm
Preparing to Give Birth: Spiritual Support @ Yasodhara Ashram

For women 20-36 weeks pregnant

At this special time, nurture yourself in the Ashram’s beautiful natural setting and immerse in Divine Mother, the feminine creative power. Through spiritual practice and reflection, explore your self-image, emotions and beliefs. Encourage loving thoughts, and conscious breathing to clear the space for the growing life within you. By deepening your understanding of yourself and the birthing process, learn to birth with awareness and confidence.

This retreat is led by Kerstin Gafvels, a Yasodhara Yoga teacher who practiced midwifery for 25 years.

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

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Sep
23
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

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

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

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Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

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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)

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Oct
1
Sun
Living the Practice with Swami Radhananda
Oct 1 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm
Living the Practice with Swami Radhananda @ Yasodhara Ashram

October 1 – 6

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

This special five-day retreat is guided by Swami Radhananda through her book, Living the Practice. Explore for yourself how a life infused with practice and self-inquiry can become a life of meaning and potential. Be prepared to launch on your own self-directed reflection and practice.

10 Days of Yoga or the Yoga Development Course are prerequisites.

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

Recommended book:
Living the Practice

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Oct
6
Fri
Thanksgiving Weekend
Oct 6 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm
Thanksgiving Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

October 6 – 9

With a focus on gratitude, this weekend is a time to look at what each of us has harvested in our lives and what we want to preserve. What are you grateful for and how do you express it? Participate in our annual Karma Yoga work-bee. Experience the joy of being in community as well as having quiet time on your own.

Cost: $100 per day; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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Oct
12
Thu
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self-Discovery
Oct 12 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self-Discovery @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 18 – 28, July 12 – 22, August 17 – 27, October 12 – 22

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

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

You will leave with tools to create more meaning, joy and relaxation in your life and with more trust in your ability to live a balanced life.

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

Cost: $1600; deposit $200 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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

Register Online

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

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

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

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

Oct
17
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Oct 17 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service—and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness.

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. This program is run jointly with the Young Adult Program. Young Adults (18-30) are offered a reduced fee structure and Elders (60 and over) can choose to work six-hours instead of eight.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

Cost: Adults $825; Elders (60+) $825 (six hour work day option available); Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program. (See our Cancellation Policy)

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Young Adult Program Intake
Oct 17 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The Young Adult Program is for people 18-30 interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills.

This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service—and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness.

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. This program is run jointly with the One Month(OM) Program. Young Adults (18-30) are offered a reduced fee structure and Elders (60 and over) can choose to work six-hours instead of eight.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

Cost: Young Adults (18-30) $600 (sliding scale). Bursary applications are available for Young Adults unable to pay 50% of the cost ($300).  Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program.

(See our Cancellation Policy)

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the Young Adult Program

Oct
20
Fri
Conscious Living in Times of Change
Oct 20 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm
Conscious Living in Times of Change @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 5 – 7, Oct 20 – 22

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

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

Oct
28
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

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

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

Nov
14
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Nov 14 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service—and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness.

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. This program is run jointly with the Young Adult Program. Young Adults (18-30) are offered a reduced fee structure and Elders (60 and over) can choose to work six-hours instead of eight.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

Cost: Adults $825; Elders (60+) $825 (six hour work day option available); Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program. (See our Cancellation Policy)

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Young Adult Program Intake
Nov 14 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The Young Adult Program is for people 18-30 interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills.

This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service—and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness.

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. This program is run jointly with the One Month(OM) Program. Young Adults (18-30) are offered a reduced fee structure and Elders (60 and over) can choose to work six-hours instead of eight.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

Cost: Young Adults (18-30) $600 (sliding scale). Bursary applications are available for Young Adults unable to pay 50% of the cost ($300).  Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program.

(See our Cancellation Policy)

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the Young Adult Program

Dec
1
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Dec 1 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 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

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

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

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

Dates
Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, June 3, July 1, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Dec 2

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service), dinner, evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates:
Feb 11-12, Mar 11-12, Apr 8-9, May 13-14, June 3-4, July 1-2, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30, Aug 12-13, Aug 19-20, Aug 26-27, Sept 9-10, Sept 23-24, Oct 14-15, Oct 28-29, Dec 2-3

Schedule:
10:30 am – Registration
11:00 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Guided tour
3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service
6:00 – Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual, mantra/meditation and an inspirational talk.
8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$100/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18.
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy).

Register Online

Dec
12
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Dec 12 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service—and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness.

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. This program is run jointly with the Young Adult Program. Young Adults (18-30) are offered a reduced fee structure and Elders (60 and over) can choose to work six-hours instead of eight.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

Cost: Adults $825; Elders (60+) $825 (six hour work day option available); Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program. (See our Cancellation Policy)

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Young Adult Program Intake
Dec 12 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The Young Adult Program is for people 18-30 interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills.

This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service—and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness.

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. This program is run jointly with the One Month(OM) Program. Young Adults (18-30) are offered a reduced fee structure and Elders (60 and over) can choose to work six-hours instead of eight.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

Cost: Young Adults (18-30) $600 (sliding scale). Bursary applications are available for Young Adults unable to pay 50% of the cost ($300).  Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program.

(See our Cancellation Policy)

Shared accommodation and meals included.

2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Apply for the Young Adult Program

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

Dec
30
Sat
New Year at the Ashram
Dec 30 @ 6:45 pm – Jan 1 @ 5:30 pm
New Year at the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

Step out from holiday pressures in the silence and beauty of Yasodhara Ashram. Open body and mind in classes, and enjoy peaceful time to yourself for reflection. Join us in Karma Yoga (selfless service) and in joyfully welcoming in 2018. We will see midnight in the new Temple of Light!

Cost: $100/day; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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Jan
8
Mon
The Yoga Development Course
Jan 8 @ 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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