Courses & Retreats FAQ
Courses begin after dinner on the scheduled first evening. We ask that you check in before five p.m. to accommodate your class start-up time. Courses end at five-thirty p.m. on the last scheduled day, but you are welcome to stay overnight and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost (does not apply to Celebrations).
Yes. Course fees include shared accommodations and three meals daily. Private accommodation is usually available at an extra charge.
Our teachers are all Yasodhara-trained and certified, which means they have taken the three-month Yoga Development Course and the Teacher Certifications. Most teachers are Ashram residents or swamis with over twenty years of teaching experience and have studied directly with Swami Radha and Swami Radhananda.
Swami Radhananda is on private retreat for most of the year and does not usually offer personal consultations. She does teach a special five-day course at the Ashram each year that fills up quickly. You can access Swami Radhananda’s teachings through her two books and the archived videos of her satsang talks are available online. Find out more at www.radhananda.org
A typical daily schedule while on a course will look like this:
- Hatha Yoga – 7-8:45 a.m. (10 Days of Yoga) or 7-8 a.m. (all other courses)
- Breakfast – 9 a.m. (10 Days of Yoga) or 8 a.m. (all other courses)
- Workshop – 10-12:30 p.m.
- Lunch – 12:30 p.m.
- Reflection – 1-3 p.m.
- Workshop – 3-5:30 p.m.
- Dinner – 6 p.m.
- Satsang –7:30-8:30 p.m.
We offer weekly Hidden Language Hatha Yoga classes and Dream Yoga sessions on Wednesday evenings in the fall, winter and spring. Contact us for more information. Year-round Ashram workshops and retreats are also available at a reduced cost for local residents who prefer to stay at home and commute to class. Ask about course prices without the accommodation fees.
Upon cancellation of a course, retreat, or other program, Yasodhara Ashram will hold your deposit for application towards your next stay. Deposits are non-refundable.