Jul
19
Fri
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Jul 19 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm
Hidden Language Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram

This two-week teacher certification program will deepen your understanding of the system of Hatha Yoga that Swami Radha called “the Hidden Language,” which integrates the asanas with the power of mind and symbolism. You will learn —through your own personal reflection, study and practice teaching—how to offer the gift of Hidden Language to others.

Take this next step in using metaphor, symbolism and written reflections to help students access the insightful messages that the asanas can bring. The process involves trusting your own intuition and that of your students. Learn to create a safe, light framework and fill it with an atmosphere that empowers each person’s awareness. Teach the unity of yoga, where body and mind communicate.

Prerequisites: 
The Yoga Development Course, as well as the Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification. Completion of the YDC book reflection project is also a requirement.

Renewal: Every three years.

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Jul
23
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Jul 23 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service while introducing participants to the main Yasodhara Yoga practices such as Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. The Young Adult Program (18-30 years) is now an integral part of the One-Month Program.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

 

Investment: No Fee. Although there is no fee, you will be investing your time and energy, and your intentions, in the community. This program is funded by contributions. Contributions are welcome any time, to keep the opportunity available for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Shared accommodation, meals and workshops included.

Dates: Click here for a list of all program intake dates.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Jul
26
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Jul 26 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 28 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 26 – 28, Oct 25 – 27
Stay overnight after the program ends and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? Each day you will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

Cost: $500; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang. After the program ends, stay overnight and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

Recommended books:
Kundalini Yoga for the West
The Yoga of Healing

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Aug
5
Mon
Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification
Aug 5 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm
Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram

This intensive two-week teacher certification program is based on a foundation of self-inquiry and experiential learning/teaching. Using the questions and practices in Kundalini Yoga for the West, you will study the potential of each level of consciousness, then teach in small groups with your colleagues. To access guidance from the unconscious mind, you will explore the symbolism of your own dreams and learn to help others in their personal interpretations, using Swami Radha’s dream yoga method (as elucidated in Realities of the Dreaming Mind).

This certification program can help you gain confidence in teaching the spiritual dimensions of yoga by focusing on Light, building on your personal experience and learning to create a framework adaptable to your students’ needs.

Prerequisites: Completion of the Yoga Development Course and the YDC book reflections.

Renewal: Every three years.

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Shakti Camp for Teen Girls
Aug 5 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 9 @ 5:30 pm
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 5 – 9

If you are a young woman aged 13-17, Shakti Camp is designed for you. This week-long Ashram adventure includes activities such as dance, arts, hiking and swimming as well as yoga classes, journaling and group discussions. With other young women, explore the issues that matter most to you: what stresses you out at home or school? What does friendship mean to you? Grow in confidence as you look at your body image, personal power and self-expression.

You also have a chance to experience life in a spiritual community with powerful female role models. Join us for daily Hatha Yoga classes, Karma Yoga (service) and nightly satsang. Make friends, have fun and learn about yourself in this supportive and nurturing community.

For teen girls ages 13 to 17.

Cost: $325 (or pay what you can); deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.. Local Eastshore teens free.

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Aug
9
Fri
Yoga & Nature Retreat
Aug 9 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Nature Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 9 – 11
Stay overnight after the program ends and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

The lake, mountains, sky and forest of Yasodhara Ashram invite you to take refuge, to awaken to your own nature, to remember your interconnection with all of life. What is it like to experience the majesty of mountains as you do Mountain pose? Or learn balance from a tree? Hike the forest trails, walk the beaches, find your special places for silence and meditation. How does nature reflect back what you need to know? Yoga & Nature can give you perspective and connect you to a sense of the sacred.

Watch this short video for a taste of the Yoga & Nature Retreat.

Cost: $500; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang. After the program ends, stay overnight and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

Recommended books:
Hatha Yoga, the Hidden Language & The Inner Life of Asanas

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Aug
20
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Aug 20 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service while introducing participants to the main Yasodhara Yoga practices such as Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. The Young Adult Program (18-30 years) is now an integral part of the One-Month Program.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

 

Investment: No Fee. Although there is no fee, you will be investing your time and energy, and your intentions, in the community. This program is funded by contributions. Contributions are welcome any time, to keep the opportunity available for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Shared accommodation, meals and workshops included.

Dates: Click here for a list of all program intake dates.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Searching for Silence in a Noisy World
Aug 20 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm
Searching for Silence in a Noisy World @ Yasodhara Ashram

Aug 20 – 22
Stay overnight after the program ends and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

The massive bombardment of our senses from modern technology can drive us away from the true source of power and energy within. This retreat can help uncover your sense of inner knowing. Through times of silence and practices such as watching your mind, calming the breath, chanting mantras — and unplugging from electronic devices – you can become receptive to your interior landscape. Listen to your inner voices – what do they say? Which to follow and which to let go? Can you find a place of rest?

This retreat will include times of speaking as well as periods of intentional silence (mauna). Please be prepared to commit to a few days without electronic devices.

Cost: $500; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang. After the program ends, stay overnight and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

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Aug
30
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Aug 30 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 28 – 30, Aug 30 – Sept 1, Nov 15 – 17

Stay overnight after the program ends and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day 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.

Cost: $500; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang. After the program ends, stay overnight and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

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Sep
13
Fri
Awakening Wonder
Sep 13 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm
Awakening Wonder @ Yasodhara Ashram

Apr 12-14, Sept 13 – 15

Stay overnight after the program ends and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

Enrich your experience of the world around you and open your heart to wonder. What would it mean to remove filters that keep you from seeing, tasting, hearing, touching, smelling what is? Explore how your sense perceptions interact with your mind’s interpretation. By building awareness of mind and senses, you can start to choose your way of being moment-by-moment, awakening to your own potential.

Cost: $500; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang. After the program ends, stay overnight and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

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Sep
17
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Sep 17 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service while introducing participants to the main Yasodhara Yoga practices such as Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. The Young Adult Program (18-30 years) is now an integral part of the One-Month Program.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

 

Investment: No Fee. Although there is no fee, you will be investing your time and energy, and your intentions, in the community. This program is funded by contributions. Contributions are welcome any time, to keep the opportunity available for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Shared accommodation, meals and workshops included.

Dates: Click here for a list of all program intake dates.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Sep
20
Fri
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance
Sep 20 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 22 @ 5:30 pm
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance @ Yasodhara Ashram

Mar 22 – 24, Sept 20 – 22

Stay overnight after the program ends and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

Celebrate this special time of equal day and night, by reflecting on balance. Balancing daily life demands – work, relationships, family, information input – and taking care of yourself can be challenging. How can you stay centered and calm? How can you step back to gain perspective and move forward with clarity? Learn yogic techniques such as breath, visualization, reflection and relaxation to help restore calm and a clear sense of what is most important in your life.

Cost: $500; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang. After the program ends, stay overnight and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

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Sep
27
Fri
Coming Home: Nourishing the Spirit
Sep 27 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm
Coming Home: Nourishing the Spirit @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 31 – June 2, Sept 27 – 29

Stay overnight after the program ends and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

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 the Ashram’s core spiritual practices including the Divine Light Invocation, visualization, and effective self-inquiry techniques, you can deepen your connection – physically, mentally and spiritually. The Temple of Light, the prayer rooms and the abundance of beauty in nature will support your journey.

Cost: $500, deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang. After the program ends, stay overnight and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

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Oct
15
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Oct 15 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service while introducing participants to the main Yasodhara Yoga practices such as Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. The Young Adult Program (18-30 years) is now an integral part of the One-Month Program.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

 

Investment: No Fee. Although there is no fee, you will be investing your time and energy, and your intentions, in the community. This program is funded by contributions. Contributions are welcome any time, to keep the opportunity available for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Shared accommodation, meals and workshops included.

Dates: Click here for a list of all program intake dates.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Oct
18
Fri
Breath: Pathway to Peace
Oct 18 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm
Breath: Pathway to Peace @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 3 – 5, Oct 18 – 20

Stay overnight after the program ends and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

Breath is the key to quiet the mind, create space and allow clarity to emerge. Between the ingoing and outgoing breath, there is a centre of peace, a place of deep mystery and potential. Awaken your intuition and discover what emerges. Through learning a variety of breathing practices, you can find ways to build and strengthen a path of peace in your life.

Cost: $500; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang. After the program ends, stay overnight and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

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Oct
25
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Oct 25 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 26 – 28, Oct 25 – 27

Stay overnight after the program ends and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? Each day you will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

Cost: $500; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang. After the program ends, stay overnight and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

Recommended books:
Kundalini Yoga for the West
The Yoga of Healing

Register Online

Nov
12
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Nov 12 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service while introducing participants to the main Yasodhara Yoga practices such as Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. The Young Adult Program (18-30 years) is now an integral part of the One-Month Program.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

 

Investment: No Fee. Although there is no fee, you will be investing your time and energy, and your intentions, in the community. This program is funded by donations. Donations are welcome any time, to keep the opportunity available for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Shared accommodation, meals and workshops included.

Dates: Click here for a list of all program intake dates.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Nov
15
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Nov 15 @ 6:45 pm – Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 28 – 30, Aug 30 – Sept 1, Nov 15 – 17

Stay overnight after the program ends and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. Each day 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.

Cost: $500; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang. After the program ends, stay overnight and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Jan
8
Wed
Yoga Development Course
Jan 8 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm
Yoga Development Course @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Yoga Development Course (YDC) offers three months of yoga in the deepest sense of the word, as a path to Liberation. Come and expand your understanding. Heal. Give yourself the spiritual nourishment you need. Challenge yourself to evolve.

This program, set in the Ashram’s pristine forest and lake during quiet winter, offers a balance of self-inquiry with group work in a community of like-minded people, a process that leads to new discoveries and purposeful change.

The YDC is the prerequisite for our Teacher Certification programs.

We also offer an extended-stay program after the YDC for up to five months at no charge to support students in the work they have done during the YDC.

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Mar
20
Fri
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance
Mar 20 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 22 @ 5:30 pm
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance @ Yasodhara Ashram

Mar 20 – 22, Sept 18 – 20
Stay overnight after the program ends and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost

Celebrate this special time of equal day and night, by reflecting on balance. Balancing daily life demands – work, relationships, family, information input – and taking care of yourself can be challenging. How can you stay centered and calm? How can you step back to gain perspective and move forward with clarity? Learn yogic techniques such as breath, visualization, reflection and relaxation to help restore calm and a clear sense of what is most important in your life.

Cost: $550; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang. After the program ends, stay overnight and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

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Jun
19
Fri
Solstice Retreat: Renewing in the Light
Jun 19 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm
Solstice Retreat: Renewing in the Light @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 19 – 21
Stay overnight after the program ends and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

What better time to saturate yourself with Light than during the magic of summer solstice? In this retreat we explore the practice of the Divine Light Invocation, along with relaxation techniques, visualizations and meditations on Light.

The Divine Light Invocation is a standing meditation that combines the body, breath and mind in a concise practice of visualizing Divine Light, recognizing the Light within and learning how to share this Light with others. It is one of the most integral practices at Yasodhara Ashram.

Cost: $550, deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang. After the program ends, stay overnight and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation CD

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Sep
18
Fri
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance
Sep 18 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance @ Yasodhara Ashram

Mar 20 – 22, Sept 18 – 20
Stay overnight after the program ends and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost

Celebrate this special time of equal day and night, by reflecting on balance. Balancing daily life demands – work, relationships, family, information input – and taking care of yourself can be challenging. How can you stay centered and calm? How can you step back to gain perspective and move forward with clarity? Learn yogic techniques such as breath, visualization, reflection and relaxation to help restore calm and a clear sense of what is most important in your life.

Cost: $550; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang. After the program ends, stay overnight and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

Register Online