Surrounded by majestic mountains, soothed by the stunning lake and nourished by the forests and gardens, Yasodhara Ashram is the perfect place to retreat.

“The time I spent at the Ashram has deepened my connection to my higher Self and awakened a compassion for others. I have come away with many insights and clearer vision for the direction I am heading in my life. The beach, the mossy green forest, the consistent light and playful wildlife has inspired me greatly. The wisdom and grace of the devotees and teachers was a great thing to immerse in for a weekend.”

JF, Stilling the Mind Retreat

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Retreats

On retreat you will find space for reflection, relaxation and spiritual renewal. Enjoy a quiet oasis of inspiration, far from the busyness of daily life.

Choose the retreat that is just right for you. Our Guided Retreats offer both space and structure. Personal Retreats let you design your time in a way that suits your needs. And if you are an artist, professional or student our new Renewal Retreats may be what you are looking for. Group or Work Retreats give you access to the Ashram’s facilities while creating your own program.

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All retreats balance personal time with community activities. Daily yoga classes and short workshops are included in your stay. Karma Yoga will also be a part of your day. Meditation rooms are available for practices. Comfortable accommodations and wholesome meals are provided.

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Please note that while we will make your stay as comfortable as possible, Yasodhara Ashram is not a hotel or spa. Be aware that you are living in a spiritual community. Our retreats are meant for spiritual renewal.

Courses

Yasodhara yoga courses have been designed to emphasize the yogic tradition of self-discovery through reflection on the spiritual in everyday life.

Swami Radha believed that yoga is a path of liberation open to everyone. Her teachings, which are the basis of all of our courses, support students in building a foundation of character, courage and awareness – the inner work necessary on the path of yoga.

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Ranging from two days to our popular three-month Yoga Development Course, our courses give students techniques and practices to support emotional, psychological and spiritual development. By combining yoga practices with personal development techniques Yasodhara offers a unique set of teachings tailored to the Western student of yoga.

All courses include a daily early morning Hatha or Hidden Language Yoga class, morning and afternoon workshops, group work and time for personal reflection. Course participants are also invited to participate in Karma Yoga with our community and to attend satsang each evening.

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What Program participants are saying:

“My life is changed. I now have tools that I can apply to my life for a spiritual purpose. The experiential process worked well for me. I’ve been inspired by what the Ashram represents to the world.”JL, 10 Days of Yoga

Featured Programs

  • Stilling the Mind
    Learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential.
  • Relaxation Retreat
    Focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy and emerge renewed and full of Light.
  • 10 Days of Yoga
    This course is a great introduction to our practices. Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be.

 

Upcoming Programs
Aug
16
Thu
6:45 pm 10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self...
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self...
Aug 16 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 26 @ 5:30 pm
10 Days of Yoga: Journey of Self-Discovery @ Yasodhara Ashram
May 17 – 27, July 12 – 22, August 16 – 26, October 11 – 21 Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be — ten days reprieve from stress …
Aug
17
Fri
6:45 pm Stilling the Mind Retreat
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Aug 17 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram
July 27 – 29, Aug 17 – 19, Oct 26 – 28 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 …
Aug
21
Tue
6:45 pm Wisdom Choices
Wisdom Choices
Aug 21 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm
Wisdom Choices @ Yasodhara Ashram
Aug 21 – 23 Join with others to update your current ideals. As we age, we often experience an inner prompting to re-examine our priorities and choices. By acknowledging our learning, challenges and victories, we can reflect on how we …
Aug
24
Fri
6:45 pm Yoga & Nature Retreat
Yoga & Nature Retreat
Aug 24 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 26 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Nature Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram
June 1 – 3, 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 …
Aug
31
Fri
6:45 pm Relaxation Retreat
Relaxation Retreat
Aug 31 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 2 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram
June 29 – July 1, Aug 31 – Sept 2 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 …
Sep
8
Sat
all-day Gurudev Sivananda’s Birthday
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) Includes shared …
Sep
14
Fri
6:45 pm Yoga & Healing Retreat
Yoga & Healing Retreat
Sep 14 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram
May 11 – 13, Sept 14 – 16 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 …

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