Acknowledging that Yasodhara Ashram is located on the unceded territory of First Nations peoples and in the spirit of reconciliation, Yasodhara Ashram Society is awarding bursaries to Indigenous individuals interested in embracing the physical, mental/emotional and spiritual aspects of yoga. The Ashram is open to all spiritual traditions and is respectful of Indigenous traditions.
The bursaries are open to all First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, with a special invitation to the Ktunaxa and Sinixt peoples on whose unceded territory the Ashram is located.
Programs that are eligible are: Yoga Development Course; Yoga Journey and 5 and 7 Day Retreats.
The bursaries offer recipients up to 50% of the total cost of retreats and courses, which range in length from 5 days to 3 months, and include room and board as well as tuition.
Chuck McNab, Cree, from George Gordons First Nations, Saskatchewan; long term Ashram resident
Being here at the Ashram has allowed me to see spiritual similarities between Divine Mother in the yogic tradition and Creator’s Mother Earth. Opening up my cultural tradition, which is oral and passed through Elders is something that I haven’t experienced as much as I would have liked, and am encouraged to do here.
Putting thoughts into writing through reflection gives me a different view of the same thing. In both traditions I sense teachings that connect, such as love, truth, courage, humility, respect, honesty and wisdom. Seven sacred teachings that touch each other.
Jodie Berard, Sylix, Lower Similkameen Band, lived at the Ashram for one year
At the very end of a road, there is a place called Yasodhara that becomes a home to many. It is warm, welcoming and inviting. A place that connected me to many. Limlmt to the love that is never ending (home) and those that welcomed me with open arms, my extended family, my home.