Saturated Light – Newsletter Issue 3, 2019
Saturated Light Issue 3, 2019 The extended light approaching Summer Solstice is always surprising, energizing and dynamic. The Ashram feels immensely saturated right now too as we emerge out of a strategic planning process looking ahead 15 years. Where are … Read more » Read more »

Loving Heart, Courage and Commitment
Ashram friends and Indigenous teachers Pahan Pte San Win and Wanbdi Wakita blessed the Ashram and many guests with their third annual Walking Together into a Hopeful Future weekend focused on reconciliation and the power of women. Pahan writes about … Read more » Read more »

Radical Collaboration: Swami Lalitananda
“Stimulating, invigorating, expansive, interconnected” – these are a few words that come to mind as I reflect on my six days at the Holistic Centres Network (HCN) Gathering on Cortes Island in May. “In the spirit of collaboration….” is the … Read more » Read more »

FireSmart & Wildfire Assessment: Working Together Towards a Sustainable Future
  We are passionate about caring for the land, water and forests and maintaining the buildings so they continue to support our guests, residents and teachings. Here is one of the steps we are taking. Like most of Western Canada, … Read more » Read more »

A Mother’s Day Retreat
Okanagan yoga teacher, Christine Jilek, chose Mother’s Day weekend to bring a group of students, her mother Johanna and daughter Hanna for a first-time visit to the Ashram. She reflects on the experience. The beautiful natural environment of the Ashram … Read more » Read more »

Keep the Practices Alive
  Swami Matananda leads the Divine Light Invocation in the Temple of Light. The Divine Light Invocation is a foundational practice of the Ashram, a standing meditation that combines the body, breath and mind in a concise practice of visualizing … Read more » Read more »

Recipe – Spring Greens Salad with Apple & Fennel
Preparation Time: 15–20 minutes Salad Ingredients: 4 cups mixed baby spring greens or arugula, spinach or dandelion 1 medium head fennel, stalks cut off and bulb thinly sliced 1 apple (preferably with red skin), thinly sliced 2 stalks celery, thinly … Read more » Read more »

News At A Glance
Toronto Youth Exchange – In May we hosted chaperones and one teen from a multi-cultural based youth group in Toronto that was participating in an exchange with the secondary youth from the Crawford Bay School. As part of their itinerary, … Read more » Read more »

Nanaimo Workshops
Workshops In Nanaimo, BC Shining Brightly: Spring Yoga Renewal Saturday, May 18 Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM Cost: $125 or $200 for both weekend workshops (sliding scale available) Enter with curiosity as you explore your inner world. What needs to be … Read more » Read more »

Food Flow Learning Residency
The Yasodhara Ashram Food Flow Learning Residency is intended for individuals who want to broaden and deepen their understanding of organic sustainable agriculture, seasonal food preservation and the practice of Karma Yoga. Karma Yoga, or selfless service, is an essential … Read more » Read more »