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

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)
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:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

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Dec
30
Mon
New Year at the Ashram
Dec 30 2019 @ 6:45 pm – Jan 1 2020 @ 5:30 pm
New Year at the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

Step out from holiday pressures in the silence and beauty of Yasodhara Ashram. Open body and mind in classes, and enjoy peaceful time to yourself for reflection. Join us in Karma Yoga (selfless service) and in joyfully welcoming in the new year.

Cost: $100/day; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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Jan
8
Wed
Yoga Development Course
Jan 8 @ 4:30 pm – Apr 8 @ 10:30 am
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.

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.

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Mar
20
Fri
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance
Mar 20 @ 4:30 pm – Mar 23 @ 10:30 am
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance @ Yasodhara Ashram

Mar 20 – 23, Sept 18 – 21

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)
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.

See typical retreat schedule.

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Apr
8
Wed
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Apr 8 @ 4:30 pm – Apr 19 @ 10:30 am
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram | Kootenay Bay | British Columbia | Canada

After completing the Yoga Development Course, the next step in teacher training is the Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification. In this course you will learn how to teach classical asanas and integrate spiritual practices into the classroom. The approach is experiential – learning through teaching in small groups. You are encouraged to teach from a sense of self-acceptance – listening to your own body and offering from your own experience. Prior to certification you are also asked to complete a practicum of leading 6 classes (either at the Ashram or elsewhere) and reporting on what you learned.

Prerequisites:
This training builds on the foundation laid through the 675 hours of practice and instruction of the Yoga Development Course.

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Apr
10
Fri
Easter Weekend
Apr 10 @ 4:30 pm – Apr 13 @ 10:30 am
Easter Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

Apr 10 – 13

Celebrate the coming of spring with a weekend of Karma Yoga, workshops and time to reflect on your own. Join us for the Garden Blessing—the opening of the garden for the coming season. As always, enjoy our traditional Easter egg hunt and a hike to Easter Rock.

Cost: $550 (3 nights; $160 extra night) (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.

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Apr
17
Fri
Awakening Wonder
Apr 17 @ 4:30 pm – Apr 20 @ 10:30 am
Awakening Wonder @ Yasodhara Ashram

Apr 17 – 20, Sept 11 – 14

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: $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.

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Apr
24
Fri
Walking Together into a Hopeful Future – Reconciliation with Indigenous Spiritual Leaders
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 26 @ 8:30 pm


Photo by Gem Salsberg

 

Pahan Pte San Win and Wanbdi Wakita, spiritual leaders from Manitoba and Ashram friends, will be our guides for two days focused on Indigenous wisdom, reconciliation and how to be an ally.  Wanbdi is Grandfather in Residence at the University of Manitoba; Pahan is an Indigenous Spiritual Caregiver at the Manitoba Youth Centre. They have spent a lifetime exploring sacredness and healing and want to share what they have discovered with you.

Strength, sacrifice and the loving heart of woman is an important force for change at this time on Mother Earth. Learn how to foster the unfolding of women’s power.

Learn the do’s and don’ts of becoming an “ally”.

Pre-registration required for overnight stays and meals. Drop-in is fine for the workshops and satsangs.: 250-227-9224; Registrations@yasodhara.org

Come for one day, satsangs or the whole weekend!

Workshops and satsang by contribution. Overnight accommodation (shared) – $125 per person/night incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner. For day guests, meals are available: 12:30 pm Lunch $16; 6 pm Dinner $20

Net proceeds support the Sundance of Women to be held in Manitoba in 2020 (the fourth of four annual Sundances to honour the spirits of missing and murdered women.)

WEEKEND SCHEDULE (2020 details to be updated)

Friday 
7:30-8:30 pm – Satsang: Pahan Pte San Win “Struggle, Sacredness & Surrender”

Saturday
10 am-12:30 pm – Relationship as a healing medicine
3-5:30 pm – Activities and discussions using the Indigenous Ally Toolkit*

7:30-8:30 pm – Satsang: Wanbdi Wakita “Women in Leadership”

Sunday 
10 am-12:30 pm Honouring and learning from the sacrifices and strength of women.
3-5:30 pm – Connecting with the Sacred through nature and ceremony in the tipi
7:30-8:30 pm – Satsang: Songs, prayers, a dedication to murdered and missing women

*Created by Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy NETWORK. Find Indigeneous Ally ToolKit here.

Contributors: Content and research by Dakota Swiftwolfe. Layout and design by Leilani Shaw. With contributions from: B. Deer, V. Boldo, E. Fast, G. Sioui, C. Richardson, K. Raye, S. Puskas, L. Lainesse, & A. Reid.

May
1
Fri
Yoga & Healing Retreat
May 1 @ 4:30 pm – May 4 @ 10:30 am
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 1 – 4

Yoga offers many spiritual gifts to access health and wholeness. Yogic practices provide a means of clearing the body and mind, giving you the strength to be who you really are. In the healing process you have the space to reflect on your life. The retreat is for those seeking physical, mental or spiritual healing. Spacious and nurturing, this is a time to go inward, accessing your compassion and inner Light.

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:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CD:
Relaxation

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May
8
Fri
Reclaiming the Feminine-Returning to the Heart
May 8 @ 4:30 pm – May 11 @ 10:30 am
Reclaiming the Feminine-Returning to  the Heart

May 8 – 11, Jul 26 – 29

Explore the inner feminine power to create the life you want to live. Open up space in your heart to re-connect with the vision for your life. What is your heart’s desire and how can this knowing carry you through the ups and downs? The heart holds the capacity for compassion and kindness, as well as directness with others and ourselves. We will use various reflective practices of symbolism, mantra, visualization and relaxation to move inward to the heart, the home of the feminine.

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.

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May
14
Thu
10 Day Yoga Journey
May 14 @ 4:30 pm – May 25 @ 10:30 am
10 Day Yoga Journey @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

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.

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

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May
15
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
May 15 @ 4:30 pm – May 18 @ 10:30 am
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 15 – 18, Oct 23 – 26

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

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May
22
Fri
Coming Home, a retreat for the LGBTQ2S+ community
May 22 @ 4:30 pm – May 25 @ 10:30 am
Coming Home, a retreat for the LGBTQ2S+ community @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 22 – 25

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.

This retreat will be offered by LGBTQ2S+ teachers and allies.

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.

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May
23
Sat
Societies Annual General Meeting
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Societies Annual General Meeting @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 23

We invite all members of Yasodhara Ashram Society, the Friends of Radha Foundation and the Association for the Development of Human Potential to our AGM. Join us to reconnect with our community and engage in reviewing the past year and future directions!

Cost: By Contribution; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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May
29
Fri
Life Seals with Swami Samayananda
May 29 @ 4:30 pm – Jun 1 @ 10:30 am
Life Seals with Swami Samayananda @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 29 – June 1

In Life Seals you create a symbolic life map that surfaces hidden patterns and clarifies direction. Through drawing and reflection, you gain access to a deeper understanding of yourself. Discover how different aspects such as mind and senses relate to each other, understand how you create obstacles, and reveal your untapped potential. The process of opening personal symbolism is rich, memorable and often deeply moving. The tangible, visual quality of Life Seals provides a reminder that you can refer back to for guidance.

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:
The Divine Light Invocation

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Jun
5
Fri
Transitions: Embracing Change
Jun 5 @ 4:30 pm – Jun 8 @ 10:30 am
Transitions: Embracing Change @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 5 – 8, Aug 14 – 17

Experience how yoga can support you in times of ending and beginning, change and transition. Explore your past experiences of transition and identify what choices you want to make now. What is the creative direction for your future?

By working with reflective tools — such as writing and drawing — and spiritual practices — such as Mantra and the Divine Light Invocation — you can prepare for change, access strength during transition and clarify options for your next steps.

Cost: $550; $100 deposit (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:
The Divine Light Invocation

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Jun
12
Fri
Breath: Pathway to Peace
Jun 12 @ 4:30 pm – Jun 15 @ 10:30 am
Breath: Pathway to Peace @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 12 – 15, Sept 25 – 28

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: $550; $100 deposit (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.

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Jun
19
Fri
Solstice Retreat: Renewing in the Light
Jun 19 @ 4:30 pm – Jun 22 @ 10:30 am
Solstice Retreat: Renewing in the Light @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 19 – 22

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)
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:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation CD

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Jun
20
Sat
Strawberry Social
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Strawberry Social @ Yasodhara Ashram

Please join us as we celebrate the 25th Annual gathering of friends and neighbours!

Join us for strawberry shortcake, used book sale, and family-friendly community!

1-4 pm – Strawberry Social, kids’ activities and book sale

All are welcome. No need to RSVP.

For more information, please contact us.

Jun
26
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Jun 26 @ 4:30 pm – Jun 29 @ 10:30 am
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 26 – 29, Aug 28 – 31

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: $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:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Jun
30
Tue
Annual Family Retreat
Jun 30 @ 4:30 pm – Jul 4 @ 10:30 am
Annual Family Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 30 – July 4

Families of all ages, shapes and sizes are invited to attend our popular Annual Family Retreat! Join together with others to experience the potential of family life in a community. This program has been especially designed to support you. We’ve arranged the schedule so parents have time for personal reflection and time to connect with other parents. Children have opportunities to play in the garden and help with harvesting. Spend family time together in yoga, work, play and retreat.

Our Annual Family Retreat begins with an Introductory Evening Welcome on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (after dinner).

Cost:
Per Adult — $575; deposit $100
Child 0-5 — $50
Child 6-12 — $60
Teen 13-17 — $ 180

We offer a sliding scale to ensure this program is open to all. If you can “pay forward” and contribute more, your generosity will benefit another family. Thank you!

(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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Jul
9
Thu
10 Day Yoga Journey
Jul 9 @ 4:30 pm – Jul 20 @ 10:30 am
10 Day Yoga Journey @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

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.

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

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Jul
10
Fri
Searching for Silence
Jul 10 @ 4:30 pm – Jul 13 @ 10:30 am
Searching for Silence @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 10 – 13

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: $550; $100 deposit (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:
Living The Practice

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Jul
17
Fri
Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification
Jul 17 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 1 @ 10:30 am
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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Jul
22
Wed
Coming Home: Nourishing the Spirit
Jul 22 @ 4:30 pm – Jul 25 @ 10:30 am
Coming Home: Nourishing the Spirit @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 22 – 25

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: $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.

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Jul
26
Sun
Reclaiming the Feminine-Returning to the Heart
Jul 26 @ 4:30 pm – Jul 29 @ 10:30 am
Reclaiming the Feminine-Returning to  the Heart

Jul 26 – 29

Explore the inner feminine power to create the life you want to live. Open up space in your heart to re-connect with the vision for your life. What is your heart’s desire and how can this knowing carry you through the ups and downs? The heart holds the capacity for compassion and kindness, as well as directness with others and ourselves. We will use various reflective practices of symbolism, mantra, visualization and relaxation to move inward to the heart, the home of the feminine.

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.

Register Online

Jul
31
Fri
Let’s Retreat Together
Jul 31 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 3 @ 10:30 am
Let's Retreat Together @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 31 – Aug 3

Let’s Retreat Together

The weekend will include a welcoming reception, workshops, morning Hidden Language Hatha Yoga classes and evening satsangs in the new Temple of Light. And of course, celebratory meals and treats! Take time to reflect in the natural surroundings and prayer rooms. Catch up with friends. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Cost: $550 (3 nights; $160 extra night); 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.


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Aug
3
Mon
Hidden Language Teacher Certification with Swami Matananda
Aug 3 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 18 @ 10:30 am
Hidden Language Teacher Certification  with Swami Matananda @ 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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Shakti Camp for Teen Girls
Aug 3 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 8 @ 10:30 am
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 3 – 8

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: $350 (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
7
Fri
Straight Walk: Gathering Facts, Finding Freedom
Aug 7 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 10 @ 10:30 am
Straight Walk: Gathering Facts, Finding Freedom @ Yasodhara Ashram

Aug 7 – 10

Where are you now and where do you want to be? This workshop encourages you to gather facts by observing both your emotional responses and rational thinking. Unpacking this spectrum of responses can help you make better decisions. Based on an ancient Buddhist practice of self-awareness, the Straight Walk involves several walking meditations done with observation and concentration. You take steps, literally and symbolically, to understand your perception and to gain a new perspective.

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:
The Divine Light Invocation

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Aug
10
Mon
Insight Through Asanas
Aug 10 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 14 @ 10:30 am
Insight Through Asanas @ Yasodhara Ashram

Aug 10 – 14

Many people experience the physical benefits of yoga. But beyond the physical, there are psychological and mystical aspects to be discovered. This Hidden Language approach integrates reflection with the poses to promotes harmony between body, mind and spirit. As you question, listen and use imagery to move into the asanas, you open to insights that can be instrumental in your daily life. Through dialogue between body and mind, you gently reveal yourself to yourself in transformative ways. Take this next step with yoga!

Cost: $720; 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 books:
Hatha Yoga: The Hidden Language
The Inner Life of Asanas

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Aug
13
Thu
10 Day Yoga Journey
Aug 13 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 24 @ 10:30 am
10 Day Yoga Journey @ Yasodhara Ashram

Previously known as 10 Days of Yoga – Aug 13 – 24, Oct 15 – 26

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.

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

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Aug
14
Fri
Transitions: Embracing Change
Aug 14 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 17 @ 10:30 am
Transitions: Embracing Change @ Yasodhara Ashram

Aug 14 – 17

Experience how yoga can support you in times of ending and beginning, change and transition. Explore your past experiences of transition and identify what choices you want to make now. What is the creative direction for your future?

By working with reflective tools — such as writing and drawing — and spiritual practices — such as Mantra and the Divine Light Invocation — you can prepare for change, access strength during transition and clarify options for your next steps.

Cost: $550; $100 deposit (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:
The Divine Light Invocation

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Aug
21
Fri
Dance is Yoga, Yoga is Dance
Aug 21 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 27 @ 10:30 am
Dance is Yoga, Yoga is Dance @ Yasodhara Ashram
Experience the Transformative Power of Sacred Dance

Aug 21 – 27

In the eastern teachings the body is seen as a spiritual tool, a temple to the Most High. It is a way to be in touch with devotional feelings of the heart and to express these through a beautiful ancient language of movement.

Anusha Fernando, the artistic director of Shakti Dance in Vancouver, will be returning to the Ashram, along with members of her company, to be part of this special weekend devoted to sacred dance.

More details to come.

Cost: $TBD; $100 deposit (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.

Registration opening soon.

The Healing Power of Nature
Aug 21 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 24 @ 10:30 am
The Healing Power of Nature @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 21 – 24

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: $550; $100 deposit (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:
Hatha Yoga, the Hidden Language & The Inner Life of Asanas

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Aug
28
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 31 @ 10:30 am
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

Aug 28 – 31

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: $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:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

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Sep
8
Tue
Gurudev Sivananda’s Birthday
Sep 8 all-day
Gurudev Sivananda’s Birthday @ Yasodhara Ashram

This is a special day to honour the lineage of spiritual teachers who inspire and support us at Yasodhara Ashram – Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, Swami Radha and Swami Radhananda.

Cost: $160/night; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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Sep
11
Fri
Awakening Wonder
Sep 11 @ 4:30 pm – Sep 14 @ 10:30 am
Awakening Wonder @ Yasodhara Ashram

Sept 11 – 14

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: $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.

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Sep
18
Fri
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance
Sep 18 @ 4:30 pm – Sep 21 @ 10:30 am
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance @ Yasodhara Ashram

Mar 20 – 23, Sept 18 – 21

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)
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.

See typical retreat schedule.

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Sep
25
Fri
Breath: Pathway to Peace
Sep 25 @ 4:30 pm – Sep 28 @ 10:30 am
Breath: Pathway to Peace @ Yasodhara Ashram

Sept 25 – 28

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: $550; $100 deposit (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.

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Oct
5
Mon
Retreat with Swami Lalitananda
Oct 5 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 10 @ 10:30 am
Retreat with Swami Lalitananda @ Yasodhara Ashram

Oct 5 – 10

Join Ashram president, Swami Lalitananda, for four days designed to help you approach the sacred within and to recognize that all life is sacred. Meet with others to expand awareness through spiritual practice, reflection, dialogue and action.

Cost: $1100; $100 deposit (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.

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Oct
9
Fri
Thanksgiving Weekend
Oct 9 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 12 @ 10:30 am
Thanksgiving Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

October 9 – 12

With a focus on gratitude, this weekend is a time to look at what each of us has harvested in our lives and what we want to preserve. What are you grateful for and how do you express it? Participate in our annual Karma Yoga work-bee. Experience the joy of being in community as well as having quiet time on your own.

Cost: $550 for 3 nights, $160 for an extra night; 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.

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

Previously known as 10 Days of Yoga – Oct 15 – 26

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.

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

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Oct
16
Fri
Exploring Dream Messages
Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 19 @ 10:30 am
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

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Oct
23
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 26 @ 10:30 am
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

Oct 23 – 26

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

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Dec
18
Fri
Solstice Retreat: Light is Returning
Dec 18 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm
Solstice Retreat: Light is Returning @ Yasodhara Ashram

December 18 – 21

As we approach the turning point of Winter Solstice, honour the seasonal cycles of light by nourishing your own inner Light. Practice the Divine Light Invocation, relaxation techniques, visualizations and meditations on Light. By being receptive, invoking and channeling Light, we help to counter the forces that result in destructive actions in ourselves and in the world. Recognizing that we are all born of Light encourages us to care for each other and our planet.

Cost: $550, deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation CD

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Dec
30
Wed
New Year at the Ashram
Dec 30 2020 @ 4:30 pm – Jan 2 2021 @ 10:30 am
New Year at the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

Step out from holiday pressures in the silence and beauty of Yasodhara Ashram. Open body and mind in classes, and enjoy peaceful time to yourself for reflection. Join us in Karma Yoga (selfless service) and in joyfully welcoming in the new year.

Cost: $550/3 nights, $160/extra night; deposit $50 (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.

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Jan
8
Fri
Yoga Development Course
Jan 8 @ 4:30 pm – Apr 8 @ 10:30 am
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.

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.

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