5 & 7 Day Guided Retreats – Awake, Heal, Liberate

We genuinely care for your well-being so we have designed shorter stay retreats that offer tools to empower, wake up, think deeply, explore and learn. The depth and rich array of our practices will free your hearts and offer you the healing you require. Our 5 and 7 day Guided Retreats embody our 8 main Yasodhara Yoga practices – authentic, integrative teachings to apply to your life in a meaningful and lasting way.

We welcome you. We are here to support you on your journey.

  • Hope, renewal, relaxation and inspiration – enabling you to help yourself and offer inspiration to others.
  • Self-knowledge, confidence
  • Connection with your inner wisdom and knowing – your Divine nature
  • Feeling of sacredness in the earth and yourself.
  • Skills to listen compassionately to yourself and others.

Each retreat is an intimate experience with like-minded participants and includes morning Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, daily workshops guided by senior Ashram teachers, a taste of Karma Yoga, reflection time, satsang each evening, three nourishing farm-to-table meals daily and time to explore our beautiful forests, beaches and grounds.

5 Day Retreats

Sacred Space – Yoga & Nature
June 1 – 6

Connecting with nature here in the pristine beauty of Kootenay Lake can lead us to question what is beautiful and sacred within. What can we learn from the earth, water and sky? What is resilient within ourselves and the world around us? Through silence, breath, observation; through asanas, spiritual practices and reflection in nature, take time to calm your mind and absorb the wisdom of the living systems of the land. Express your own dynamic creativity and experience the magical truth of our interdependence.
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Living from Love: Tuning into your Heart’s Messages
July 6 – 11 Retreat Full – Please join our waitlist

“The Heart is symbolic for the centre of our spiritual being–limitless compassion and knowledge beyond the intellect.” Swami Radha

The ground of the Heart is where we can open to inspiration and understanding. In this retreat, we offer practices of reflection, mantra, visualization, silence and breath to deepen a connection to the inner source of love. By listening and becoming receptive to your still, small voice, you can invite healing that clears the way for finer feelings like gratitude and compassion. What does your heart say? And how can listening to its messages improve your relationships–first to yourself, then to those around you?

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FINDING CENTRE: Navigating Transition with Courage and Clarity
July 23 – 28

Transitions: a time of endings and beginnings. Letting go of habitual ways of responding and taking time to open to new possibilities. What are my options? What is my next step? Exploring past transitions and extracting strengths and learning brings clarity in moving forward and the courage to step into the ‘new’. Included will be the Ashram-specific practice, Straight Walk.
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7 Day Retreats

Moving Into Stillness: Deep Relaxation & Healing
May 4 – 11
Sept 14 – 21

Relaxation offers the possibility of becoming still, softening and opening. The healing benefits – physically, emotionally and mentally – can be profound. Awareness expands, bringing the Light of wisdom and understanding. The focus for this retreat includes guided relaxation, meditation and asana as well as Body Maps.
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Who Am I Now: Finding Purpose in a Changed World
Aug 20 – 27

So much in our world has been turned upside down, and change can be unsettling, challenging a sense of self. What felt like a solid foundation can lose some of its stability. What gives my life meaning now? How do I uncover purpose in the midst of so much change? Take this opportunity to step back, reassess through inquiry and practice, and move forward on solid ground, trusting an inner knowing. Who am I now?

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Cost and accommodation

You will be staying in our cozy, well-appointed rooms within walking distance to the Temple of Light and Mandala House and all amenities. Arrive between 2-5pm in time for dinner and program introduction. Retreat ends evening of final day. Depart at 10am after breakfast on the morning after your last retreat day. Your stay includes accommodation, tuition and three meals per day.
All this for as low as $247 per day.

Reconciliation Fund
Your stay will include a $25 contribution (added to your invoice) toward The Reconciliation Fund initiated January 1, 2022. The collected money will be donated to a First Nations non-profit organization. These contributions, together with offerings from Ashram residents, will be given with the sincere intention to help right past injustices. All who visit or live at Yasodhara Ashram are on the beautiful but unceded territory of First Nations peoples, and we want to take meaningful action and give something back for this privilege.

Indigenous Bursary Program
The bursaries (for three different programs) 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. To apply, please fill out this form: Bursary Application or for more information, please contact us here.


Retreat participants will take a rapid test upon arrival and enter into the programs wearing N95 masks indoors for two days until taking a second rapid test. Weather-permitting, some programming will happen outdoors.

See Health & Safety protocols.

Information Sessions

5 Day

Single Features

  • Spacious comfortable room
  • Shared bathroom with one other person
  • Single $1234
  • Ensuite Single $1421(Contained bathroom)

Double Features (price for two – family only)

  • Spacious comfortable room with lake view
  • Shared bathroom with one other person
  • Double $1736
  • Ensuite Double $1977(Contained bathroom)

7 Day

Single Features

  • Beautiful upgraded room with lake view
  • Single $1535
  • Ensuite Single $1835(Contained bathroom)

Double Features (price for two – family only)

  • Beautiful upgraded room with lake view
  • Double $2247
  • Ensuite Double $2650 (Contained bathroom)