Welcome to Yasodhara Ashram, a yoga retreat and study centre set in the beautiful mountains of southeastern British Columbia. We invite people of all ages and backgrounds to retreat with us and discover the promise of yoga! Learn more

  • Humans of the Ashram

    Casey / North Carolina, USA  “I was in a transitional period, I had recently left a job and I was trying to figure out some next steps. Figuring out what my next moves were, as far as purpose and direction and all that goes. So I decided to come here. I liked the intentional aspect of it, a bunch of people who are having a shared intention of better understanding themselves, and trying to reflect and listen more deeply to their own inner knowing and own self wisdom. Sharing that with other people can generate ideas, but there’s also something about a shared intention that generates additional energy in a space. Having that shared intention or reality for a time period is really helpful.” “Leaving here I feel a little bit more grounded, but also being able to appreciate the mundane in some ways. Not having to constantly be stimulated is really nice, and to be able to settle a little bit more in a less intense environment.” “There’s a little bit more willingness for me to be okay with the uncertainty of the future, and not having such an intense need to figure it out. There’s a space holding here that creates a sense of safety both externally and internally. Having that means I don’t need to feel anxious about the future, that feeling has diminished. I’ve lessened the pressure on myself being here somehow, being here has helped me do that.” “A lot came up for me while I was here, and I worked through a lot. Now, was my time to come here. The Ashram is like a launch pad – a place to rejuvenate. It’s a safe place that one can go to. A hot house for humans.”  

Upcoming Events

4:30 pm Yoga Development Course
Yoga Development Course
Jan 8 @ 4:30 pm – Apr 8 @ 10:30 am
Yoga Development Course @ Yasodhara Ashram
The Yoga Development Course (YDC) offers three months of yoga in the deepest sense of the word, as a path to Liberation. Come and expand your understanding. Heal. Give yourself the spiritual nourishment you need. Challenge yourself to evolve. This … Read more »
4:30 pm (Cancelled) One-Month Karma Yoga...
(Cancelled) One-Month Karma Yoga...
Mar 31 @ 4:30 pm – Apr 27 @ 10:30 am
(Cancelled) One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram
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 program focuses … Read more »
10:00 am (Cancelled) Taste of the Ashram ...
(Cancelled) Taste of the Ashram ...
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
(Cancelled) Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram
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 … Read more »
10:00 am (Cancelled) Taste of the Ashram ...
(Cancelled) Taste of the Ashram ...
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – Apr 5 @ 9:00 am
(Cancelled) Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram
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 … Read more »
4:30 pm (Closed) Hatha Yoga Teacher Cert...
(Closed) Hatha Yoga Teacher Cert...
Apr 8 @ 4:30 pm – Apr 19 @ 10:30 am
(Closed) Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram | Kootenay Bay | British Columbia | Canada
After completing the Yoga Development Course, the next step in teacher training is the Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification. In this course you will learn how to teach classical asanas and integrate spiritual practices into the classroom. The approach is experiential … Read more »
4:30 pm (Cancelled) Easter Weekend
(Cancelled) Easter Weekend
Apr 10 @ 4:30 pm – Apr 13 @ 10:30 am
(Cancelled) Easter Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram
Apr 10 – 13 Celebrate the coming of spring with a weekend of Karma Yoga, workshops and time to reflect on your own. Join us for the Garden Blessing—the opening of the garden for the coming season. As always, enjoy … Read more »