Here’s what our Artist & Professional Renewal Retreat guests have to say about their stay.

Bridging Through Song
Classically trained musician, songwriter and performer Raine Hamilton first heard about the Ashram’s Artist and Professional Retreats from her mother, Raine explains how her experience became a touchstone for herself. Read more »

My Refuge
D. Roberts recently spent a couple of weeks at the Ashram on an Artist’s Retreat. She reflects on her experience. Read more »

Entering the Wild Landscape
Poet, editor and publisher Autumn Richardson recently came to the Ashram from Britain for a month-long Artist Retreat. She and her husband Richard Skelton created Corbel Stone Press, which is based on their passion for nature, conservation and poetry. Read more »

Artist Retreat Opens Doors
Multidisciplinary artist Michaela Bekenn experienced a transformative journey in music and song during her Ashram Artist Retreat in April. Read more »

A Sanctuary for Growth
How does the Ashram environment create an inviting space to explore both creative and spiritual potential? Recent artist retreat guest, Elizabeth Burr from Vancouver Island, describes her experience. My three-week artist retreat has been an incredible, focused time – with … Read more » Read more »

Retreat Offers Sacred Connections
Wonderful synchronicities happen here! When Claire Poirier (left) came for two weeks on a professional retreat to focus on her PhD dissertation, she found kindred spirits. Read more »

The Grounding of Practice
Physician Christine Gibson’s experience in the Nepal earthquakes was the impetus for coming to the Ashram and renewing her commitment to writing in a fruitful artist retreat. Experiencing the earthquakes and observing the tragedy was really shattering for me. After returning to Canada I... Read more »

Holding the Visible and Invisible
Vanessa Reid works internationally in countries undergoing change and returned to Yasodhara Ashram to focus on her own Light in a Writer’s Retreat. She offers her perspective of the Ashram’s role in the world today. Read more »

Freeing the Creative Mind
Poet Dayna Davis from Cortez Island, was asked an intriguing question while she was at the Ashram for an Artist Retreat— Read more »

It Just Melted Away
Montreal author, Sabina Walser, describes her recent Artist Retreat experience where she focused on her novel. Read more »