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May
26
Fri

Life Seals: Mapping Personal Symbolism

May 26 2017 @ 6:45 pm — May 28 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Transition, Personal Development, Finding Meaning & Purpose, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery

May 26 – 28

In Life Seals you create a symbolic life map that surfaces hidden patterns and clarifies direction. Through drawing and reflection, you gain access to a deeper understanding of yourself. Discover how different aspects such as mind and senses relate to each other, understand how you create obstacles, and reveal your untapped potential. The process of opening personal symbolism is rich, memorable and often deeply moving. The tangible, visual quality of Life Seals provides a reminder that you can refer back to for guidance.

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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May
27
Sat

Blue House Choir Concert

May 27 2017 @ 2:00 pm — May 27 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Topics: Local

 

Concert at the Ashram, with special local guests.

 

Bessie Wapp – theatre artist, musician, educator and Cultural Ambassador of Nelson (2015) – they spread joy, raise awareness and inspire peace. And we have the bonus of seeing our local talents Ellie Reynolds & Deberah Shears!
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Saturday, May 27 – 2-4 pm
$15 in advance or at the door (sliding scale available)
Call 250-227-9224 or email info@yasodhara.org to purchase your ticket.

May
30
Tue

One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake

May 30 2017 @ 6:45 pm — May 30 2017 @ 7:15 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Personal Development, Karma Yoga & Service Learning, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery

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

May
30
Tue

Young Adult Program Intake

May 30 2017 @ 6:45 pm — May 30 2017 @ 7:15 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Personal Development, Karma Yoga & Service Learning, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery, Young Adult Program

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

Jun
3
Sat

Taste of the Ashram – Day Program

Jun 03 2017 @ 11:00 am — Jun 03 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Topics: Local

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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Jun
3
Sat

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay

Jun 03 2017 @ 11:00 am — Jun 04 2017 @ 12:00 pm

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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Jun
5
Mon

Decelerator

Jun 05 2017 @ 6:45 pm — Jun 10 2017 @ 3:45 pm
Topics: Transition, Rest & Renewal, Burnout / Stress Relief, Personal Development, Finding Meaning & Purpose, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery, Nature

June 5 – 10

Decelerator is a 5-day retreat that offers you the pause needed to gain a new viewpoint on your life – personally and at work. Participants will explore their personal and spiritual landscape using a blend of yogic practices and sessions inspired by design thinking, appreciative inquiry and open systems theory.

Cost: Private Room: $1390, Shared Room: $1125; $150 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

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Jun
9
Fri

Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification

Jun 09 2017 @ 6:45 pm — Jun 23 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Personal Development, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery

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
9
Fri

Transitions: Embracing Change

Jun 09 2017 @ 6:45 pm — Jun 11 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Transition, Burnout / Stress Relief, Healing, Personal Development, Finding Meaning & Purpose, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery

June 9 – 11, Aug 11 – 13

Experience how yoga can support you in times of ending and beginning, change and transition. Explore your past experiences of transition and identify what choices you want to make now. What is the creative direction for your future?

By working with reflective tools — such as writing and drawing — and spiritual practices — such as Mantra and the Divine Light Invocation — you can prepare for change, access strength during transition and clarify options for your next steps.

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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Jun
16
Fri

Solstice Retreat: Renewing in the Light

Jun 16 2017 @ 6:45 pm — Jun 18 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Rest & Renewal, Burnout / Stress Relief, Healing, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery

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
24
Sat

Strawberry Social

Jun 24 2017 @ 1:00 pm — Jun 24 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Topics: Local

Please join us as we celebrate the 22nd Annual gathering of friends and neighbours!

Join us for strawberry shortcake, used book sale, and family-friendly community!

All are welcome. No need to RSVP.

For more information, please contact us.

Funding for the Strawberry Social provided by Columbia Basin Trust. 

Jun
27
Tue

One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake

Jun 27 2017 @ 6:45 pm — Jun 27 2017 @ 7:15 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Personal Development, Karma Yoga & Service Learning, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery

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