Retreat to the beauty, the light and creative silence of Yasodhara Ashram. Located in southeastern British Columbia, the Ashram offers you the support and inspiration you need to rejuvenate your body and unleash your creative spirit.

Our Artist Retreats are meant for people working in a wide variety of arts. We encourage writers, visual artists, musicians, composers, architects, sound artists, photographers, filmmakers, poets – and anyone wanting to tap into their creative potential – to apply. Read our testimonials.

During this pandemic period, you have options for making your stay a wonderful get-away:
On-site at the Ashram

  • You will be in self-isolation for two weeks in your own private residence, will be provided with delicious nourishing meals and can concentrate on your project, walk in the beautiful surroundings, do your practice.
  • After two weeks, you will have access to all of the other benefits of Ashram life if you selected on-site accommodations: morning Yoga classes, meals in the dining room, community Karma Yoga, evening satsangs, prayer rooms, the Temple of Light. Throughout your retreat, you have time to renew, reflect and create.

Off-site at Yasodhara Heights

  • You enjoy a self-contained cabin, stunning views and surroundings, and look after your own meals and schedule.

Our varied accommodation options provide comfort and offer you a quiet, nourishing space. All on-site accommodations have internet access; arrangements can be made at the retreat cabins.

After the two-week period, retreat guests can also request a private two-hour workshop during your time at the Ashram. The fee is $50 and can be arranged after you have arrived.

Length of stay: Minimum two weeks.

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What Artist Retreat guests have to say:

Returning to Yasodhara Ashram gifted me the time I deeply needed to rest my mind and my heart. It allowed me to get back to my own work, my own poems, which I had so often put aside while engaged with all of the other work involved in running a press. I was able to focus again upon the teachings, which have been deeply influential to my creative process.

Autumn Richardson, poet

When I first arrived I went to the water’s edge and the doors opened. Song came pouring through me and I recognized it wasn’t from me alone.Michaela Bekenn, musician

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Accommodation Options:

Creek Cabin

A cozy log cabin by the creek with a lake view. Includes bedroom/studio space with private bathroom.

Features & Amenities

  • 1 bedroom with bathroom
  • Internet
  • View of mountains & lake
  • Quiet
  • Short walk to Mandala House Dining Room for meals
  • Laundry facilities nearby


2-Week Stay Additional Week
$2050 $925/wk

Deposit = $200

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Parvati Cabin – More information coming soon.

Parvati Single

A private retreat space in a cabin close to Mandala House for easy access to our dining room, laundry facilities and the bookstore.

Parvati Single Room

Features & Amenities

  • Private bathroom
  • Internet access
  • Quiet forest aspect


2-Week Stay Additional Week
$1510 $650/wk

Price includes meals.

Deposit: $200

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Heights Cabin 2 – More information coming soon.

Heights Cabin 3 – More information coming soon.