Note: All on-site programming is cancelled due to COVID Precautions. See Two Month Karma Yoga Program as an on-site option, and Online Offerings for virtual connection with the teachings. Yoga Development Course 2021 will be our first on-site program offered.

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Sep
26
Sat
Relaxation Retreat with Swami Matananda.
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Relaxation Retreat with Swami Matananda.

A day-long online retreat using spiritual practices led by Swami Matananda

About this Event

Focusing inward and stilling the mind and body, connects you to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Using a variety of practices, you will go deeper into a relaxation practice to emerge renewed and full of Light. Re-enter your life with sustaining practices to keep the relaxation, with all of its benefits, alive.

Have your journal handy.

Sep
30
Wed
Mantras – Words of Power with Durga
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mantras – Words of Power with Durga

A two-hour online class with Durga (Char Mustard). One of six weekly classes featuring Yasodhara Yoga Practices. Take one class or all six!

About this Event

In Sanskrit, mantra means “the thought that liberates and protects.” Through the practice of Mantra Yoga the mind becomes still, opening to inner sources of energy and healing. The practice of chanting mantras cultivates concentration, and can bring a deep sense of peace and joy. Explore the different aspects of Mantra with a focus on your own experience. Find out what Mantra can bring to your daily life.

Have your journal handy.

Oct
3
Sat
Kindness: Opening the Heart Retreat with Swami Samayananda
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Kindness: Opening the Heart Retreat with Swami Samayananda

A day-long online retreat using spiritual practices led by Swami Samayananda

About this Event

Extending kindness – what does it ask of me? Setting aside expectations and opinions. Listening intuitively. Stepping forward with courage. Kindness is an expression of the heart, acknowledging our shared humanity. Where do I see examples of this quality in the world and also in my life? How do I reach beyond my own world to give to others? And where can I offer more kindness to myself?

Have your journal handy.

Oct
7
Wed
Dream Yoga – A Gateway to Intuition with Swami Satyananda
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dream Yoga – A Gateway to Intuition with Swami Satyananda

A two-hour online class with Swami Satyananda. One of six weekly classes featuring Yasodhara Yoga Practices. Take one class or all six!

About this Event

There is a compassionate source of inner guidance available to each of us. Dreams are a rich resource for tapping into this guidance and opening to your creative potential—bringing insights about yourself, your relationships and approach to life. Take time to open the symbols of a dream, creating space to bring this wisdom forward in your life now.

Have your journal handy.

Oct
10
Sat
Gratitude: Harvesting Lessons, Giving Thanks with Swami Samayananda
Oct 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Gratitude: Harvesting Lessons, Giving Thanks with Swami Samayananda

A two-hour online class using spiritual practices led by Swami Samayananda

About this Event

“Think about how many opportunities have been given . . . And when you are grateful, you will be given more. Keep your hands open to receive.” – Swami Radha

Giving thanks for the gifts in your life, especially during this pandemic time. What have I planted and what can I harvest? What is the effect on my body, mind and spirit when my heart opens to say ‘Thank You’?

Have your journal handy.

Trust: Building a Bridge with Gauri
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Trust: Building a Bridge with Gauri

A two-hour online class using spiritual practices with Gauri (Terry Taylor-Topp).

About this Event

Building trust can be a helpful support in these times of uncertainty. Can I identify personal experiences when the power that created me has taken care of me? And with this knowing, can I actively build a more solid bridge to the innate source of love that has sustained and protected me? Your reflections and insights can encourage you to move forward with more inner confidence.

Oct
14
Wed
Sacred Dance with Francesca
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sacred Dance with Francesca

A two-hour online class with Francesca Cogorno. One of six weekly classes featuring Yasodhara Yoga Practices. Take one class or all six!

About this Event

Invite the Divine feminine into yourself and your life through the Divine Mother dance. The prayer dance allows you to embody the Divine within through gestures, rhythms and movements, a precise language that speaks to and awakens your spiritual nature. Bring forward your devotion, be transformed through the words and actions of this sacred prayer, and reflect on how it can support you in your daily life.

Have your journal handy.

Oct
15
Thu
(Cancelled) 10 Day Yoga Journey
Oct 15 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 26 @ 10:30 am
(Cancelled) 10 Day Yoga Journey @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 14 – 25, July 9 – 20, Aug 13 – 24, Oct 15 – 26
Previously known as 10 Days of Yoga

Reflect Reconnect Renew

  • Heal your mind and body
  • Develop an authentic yoga practice
  • Access your inner wisdom
  • Navigate life transitions
  • Discover tools to create more meaning, joy & relaxation

Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be — ten days reprieve from stress in a safe and nurturing place of reflection.

For students of all levels, this course offers practices that support your personal and spiritual development. Instruction is given in a variety of traditional yoga and meditation practices such as mantra and visualization combined with in-depth self-development courses such as Life Seals, Dream Yoga and the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga.

Following the 10 Day Yoga Journey, we offer a free extended-stay program for up to seven days to support you in putting your learnings into action. The program is focused on Karma Yoga and experiencing life in our Ashram community. This includes participation in daily hatha, reflection time and evening satsangs. See Pathways for Living & Serving in the Ashram Community for more information about longer term stay opportunities.

Go to our 10 Day Yoga Journey page for more details and testimonials..

Cost: $1770; deposit $200 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Package includes dinner on day of arrival, shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, workshops and evening satsangs. Optional hatha class and breakfast are included on day of departure.

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power
Kundalini Yoga for the West
Realities of the Dreaming Mind

Oct
16
Fri
(Cancelled) Exploring Dream Messages
Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 19 @ 10:30 am
(Cancelled) Exploring Dream Messages @ Yasodhara Ashram

Oct 16 – 19

Dreams are a gateway to intuition—sometimes inspiring, always mysterious and often confusing. They carry messages waiting to be opened and understood. What is my next step? What can I learn from a difficult situation? What gives my life meaning? Learn a time-tested method to invite your dream symbols to speak, offering guidance and clear steps to action.

Cost: $550; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Package includes dinner on day of arrival, shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, workshops and evening satsangs. Optional hatha class and breakfast are included on day of departure.

Recommended book:
Realities of the Dreaming Mind

Oct
17
Sat
Coming Home – A Retreat for LGBTQ2S+ Community
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Coming Home – A Retreat for LGBTQ2S+ Community

A day-long online retreat using spiritual practices led by LGBTQ2S+ Yasodhara Yoga teachers

About this Event

Who are you? In this retreat, you are encouraged to return to essence, the feeling of home within, a welcoming place of warmth and potential. Quieting the body and mind like the tortoise, you can draw inward to be restored. Using a variety of yoga practices including the Divine Light Invocation, visualization, and effective self-inquiry techniques, you can deepen your connection to yourself – physically, mentally and spiritually.

This retreat will be offered by LGBTQ2S+ Yasodhara Yoga teachers who are strong allies to trans folks and all the letters of our rainbow.

Have your journal handy

Oct
21
Wed
Kundalini System with Gauri
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kundalini System with Gauri

A two-hour online class with Gauri. One of six weekly classes featuring Yasodhara Yoga Practices. Take one class or all six!

About this Event

The foundation for all Yasodhara Ashram teachings, Kundalini Yoga is a practical and powerful tool for self-development. Swami Radha developed an approach that takes the wisdom of this ancient system and makes it accessible now. Investigate your own mind and consciousness through the chakras and build the foundation for character, courage and awareness in your life.

Have your journal handy.

Oct
24
Sat
Navigating Change with Yoga Retreat with Swami Satyananda
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

A day-long online retreat using spiritual practices led by Swami Satyananda

About this Event

We live in a world of fast-paced, continual change – processing endless input and meeting demands for flexibility and quick decisions. As life speeds up, we can lose perspective and a deeper sense of meaning. Yogic practices—breath, asanas, visualizations, mantras— are designed to bring us back to our ‘grounding’, to stillness and connection to purpose. Through these practices and reflective tools— such as writing and drawing—learn how to navigate change in your life now. Bring forward inner strength and wisdom to guide you in your day-to-day choices, connecting to a sense of meaning and purpose in your life.

Have your journal handy.

Jan
3
Sun
Yoga Development Course
Jan 3 @ 4:30 pm – Apr 18 @ 10:30 am
Yoga Development Course @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Yoga Development Course (YDC) offers yoga in the deepest sense of the word, a path leading to liberation.

2021 will be a special year for the Yoga Development Course. To ensure your safety, we are limiting the intake for the course to comply with BC coronavirus requirements. Each person will prepare for the course by participating in a two-week guided private retreat with reading materials. This will also act as a quarantine period, prior to the launch of the classes and workshops from January 18. The YDC includes morning Hatha Yoga classes, daily workshops and evening satsangs in the Temple of Light.

Come and expand your understanding. Heal. The program, set in the Ashram’s pristine forest and lake during the quiet winter, offers a balance of self-inquiry and group work in community, a process that leads to new discoveries and purposeful change.
 
 
2021: January 3 – April 19 in two parts:
– Jan. 3 – 17- private guided retreat (quarantine) followed by
– Jan. 18 – April 19 YDC

The fee for the course, which includes accommodation and meals, retreat and course time:
2021:

– Private room sharing a bathroom with 1 person – $9550
– Private room with ensuite – $11,500
– Partners sharing an ensuite – $8050 per person

Following the YDC, we offer an extended-stay program for up to five months at no charge to support you in putting your YDC learnings into action. The program is focused on Karma Yoga and active engagement in the Ashram community – another wonderful opportunity to live and grow in spiritual community. This includes participation in daily hatha, reflection time, evening satsangs and weekly classes with your peers.

The YDC is the prerequisite for our Teacher Certification programs.

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