All of our guided retreats balance personal time with spiritual practice and community activities. These retreats are designed to help you go in-depth, giving you space to reconnect to an inner source of peace and wisdom.

Daily yoga classes, short workshops and Karma Yoga are included in your retreat. Meditation rooms are available for practice. Nourishing food and stunning natural beauty complete the perfect retreat from the everyday.

Each retreat has a unique focus. Choose the one that is right for you.

Bring a friend and both you and your friend will receive a 15% discount on your program. Learn more.


2018 GUIDED RETREAT DATES

  • Yoga & Healing

    Sept 14 – 16

  • Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance

    Sept 21 – 23

  • Breath: The Invisible Work

    Sept 28 – 30

  • Stilling the Mind Retreat

    Oct 26 – 28


2019 GUIDED RETREAT DATES

    • Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance

      Mar 22 – 24, Sept 20 – 22

    • Awakening Wonder

      Apr 12-14, Sept 13 – 15

    • Breath: Pathway to Peace

      May 3 – 5, Oct 18 – 20

    • Mother’s Day Renewal

      May 10 – 12

    • Coming Home: Nourishing the Spirit

      May 31 – June 2, Sept 27 – 29

    • Yoga & Healing

      May 24 – 26

    • Solstice Retreat: Renewing in the Light

      June 21 – 23

    • Relaxation Retreat

      June 28 – 30, Aug 30 – Sept 1, Nov 15 – 17

    • Light in the Centre with Swami Lalitananda

      July 15-19

    • Stilling the Mind Retreat

      July 26 – 28, Oct 25 – 27

    • Yoga & Nature

      August 9 – 11

    • Searching for Silence in a Noisy World

      August 20 – 22


WHAT GUIDED RETREAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY:

“Yasodhara Ashram offers me that unique opportunity to step back for awhile from the business and stresses of everyday life. A chance to pause and reflect on who I am and where I’m going but most importantly it gives me a chance to ask who do I want to be and how can I live that.” JM, Stilling the Mind 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

I was in a stuck place. My grief and sadness had become a habit that I did not know how to change. Working with the practices – Divine Light Invocation, Mantra, Pranayama and Mind Watch – helped me to become receptive to insights that actually came through working in the garden. Clearing a bed to prepare it for new seeds was a tangible way for me to see how to let go of my losses and grief and to joyously anticipate a new beginning. AG, Yoga & Healing Retreat

The time spent here really taught me to nurture my own voice and my inner self. The group I was in really inspired me to become a more compassionate person.AO, Yoga & Healing Retreat

Read more testimonials from Guided Retreat guests

Cost:
Two-day retreat $490* (2018) / $500* (2019)

*Includes shared accommodation and meals. Private rooms are available for an additional fee, depending on availability.

A day on a guided retreat includes:

  • morning Hatha Yoga class
  • one hour of Karma Yoga
  • daily instruction in one of our practices
  • personal spiritual practice and reflection time
  • end of day check in
  • satsang each evening
  • time for yourself

A typical daily schedule while on a Guided Retreat:
Hatha Yoga – 6:50-7:50 a.m.
Breakfast – 8-8:30 a.m.
Karma Yoga – 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Personal Time – 10-11 a.m.
Workshop – 11-12:30 p.m.
Lunch – 12:30 p.m.
Personal Time – 1-4 p.m.
Workshop – 4-5:30 p.m.
Dinner – 6 p.m.
Satsang – 7:30-8:30 p.m.

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