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May
25
Fri

Life Seals: Mapping Personal Symbolism (Spring Discount – 15%)

May 25 2018 @ 6:45 pm — May 27 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Transition, Personal Development, Finding Meaning & Purpose, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery, Spring Discount

May 25 – 27

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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May
29
Tue

Young Adult Program – Free

May 29 2018 @ 6:45 pm — May 29 2018 @ 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: Free of Charge May-October 2018! Shared accommodation, meals and workshops included.  Regular 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)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

Dates: Click here for a list of all program intake dates.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the Young Adult Program

May
29
Tue

One-Month Karma Yoga Program – Free

May 29 2018 @ 6:45 pm — May 29 2018 @ 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: Free of Charge May-October 2018! Shared accommodation, meals and workshops included.  Regular 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)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

Dates: Click here for a list of all program intake dates.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Jun
1
Fri

Yoga & Nature Retreat (Spring Discount – 15%)

Jun 01 2018 @ 6:45 pm — Jun 03 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Rest & Renewal, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery, Nature, Spring Discount
triangle pose with mountain on rocks

June 1 – 3, July 27 – 29, Aug 24 – 26

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

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

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Jun
2
Sat

Taste of the Ashram – Day Program

Jun 02 2018 @ 11:00 am — Jun 02 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Topics: Local

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and a guided tour of the gardens & new Temple of Light.

Schedule

10:00 – 11:00 am – Registration.  Please come early to register at the Gift Store.

11:15 – 12:15 pm – Hatha Yoga class. 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, including the spectacular new Temple of Light.

Dates: Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

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


Overnight option also available

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Jun
2
Sat

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay

Jun 02 2018 @ 11:00 am — Jun 03 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Topics: Local

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

Dates: Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Schedule:

10:00 – 11:00 am – Registration. Please come early to register at the Gift Store.

11:15 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.

12:30 pm – 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, including the spectacular new Temple of Light.

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 and mantra/meditation.

8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$115/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18 (with accompanying adult).
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang..

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Jun
8
Fri

Transitions: Embracing Change (Spring Discount – 15%)

Jun 08 2018 @ 6:45 pm — Jun 10 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Transition, Burnout / Stress Relief, Healing, Personal Development, Finding Meaning & Purpose, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery, Spring Discount

June 8 – 10, Aug 10 – 12, Oct 19 – 21

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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Jun
19
Tue

Decelerator

Jun 19 2018 @ 6:45 pm — Jun 24 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Topics: Transition, Rest & Renewal, Burnout / Stress Relief, Personal Development, Finding Meaning & Purpose, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery, Nature

June 19 – 24

Decelerator is a 5-day workshop 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 leadership frameworks.

An of Era of Acceleration
People are under tremendous pressures today, perhaps greater than at any other time in history. Whatever the lifestyle, one seems to move too fast to digest the experiences that take place each day. The pressure felt is not exclusively because of work, but also due to the enormous amount of material that has to be assimilated to survive in a highly competitive environment.

The natural life rhythm simply cannot absorb the constant impact of living in a hyper-connected, media rich, turbulent environment.

Quite simply, people are destabilized and fatigued.

As catalysts engaged in creating a better world, we need energy to persevere. The true source of power and renewal is often buried to such a degree that support is needed to reclaim it. Once reclaimed we can realign with our intentions with new awareness and new strategies.

For more information, visit: www.decelerator.ca

Cost: Private Room: $1390, Shared Room: $1125; $150 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

There is a modest sliding scale available. For more information, email prior to registering: hello@decelerator.ca

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Jun
22
Fri

Solstice Retreat: Renewing in the Light (Spring Discount – 15%)

Jun 22 2018 @ 6:45 pm — Jun 24 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Rest & Renewal, Burnout / Stress Relief, Healing, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery, Spring Discount

June 22 – 24

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation CD

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Jun
23
Sat

Grand Opening of the Temple of Light & Strawberry Social

Jun 23 2018 @ 1:00 pm — Jun 23 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Topics: Local

Welcome one and all to our 23rd annual Strawberry Social, this year featuring the public opening of the Temple of Light.

Let’s celebrate the completion of this sacred space, which will serve the Ashram, the local community and pilgrims from around the world.

Schedule:

1 pm – Strawberry Social Starts
2:30 – 3:30 pm Ceremonies at the Temple (ribbon cutting, brief comments, Slava Doval dance performance)
3:30 – 5:00 time in Temple, socializing

Come, enjoy Creston strawberries and visit one of the new wonders of the Kootenays!

All are welcome. No need to RSVP.

For more information, please contact us.

Jun
26
Tue

Young Adult Program – Free

Jun 26 2018 @ 6:45 pm — Jun 26 2018 @ 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: Free of Charge May-October 2018! Shared accommodation, meals and workshops included.  Regular 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)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

Dates: Click here for a list of all program intake dates.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the Young Adult Program

Jun
26
Tue

One-Month Karma Yoga Program – Free

Jun 26 2018 @ 6:45 pm — Jun 26 2018 @ 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: Free of Charge May-October 2018! Shared accommodation, meals and workshops included.  Regular 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)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income.

Shared accommodation and meals included.

Dates: Click here for a list of all program intake dates.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program