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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

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)
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

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

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)
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

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

Dec
18
Wed
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

Register Online

Jan
7
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Jan 7 @ 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

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.

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.

Read more…

Feb
4
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Feb 4 @ 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

Mar
3
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Mar 3 @ 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

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.

Register Online

Mar
31
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Mar 31 @ 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

Apr
8
Wed
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification
Apr 8 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm
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
17
Fri
Awakening Wonder
Apr 17 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm
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.

Register Online

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)

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.

Apr
28
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Apr 28 @ 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

May
1
Fri
Yoga & Healing Retreat
May 1 @ 6:45 pm – May 4 @ 5:30 pm
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

Register Online

May
15
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
May 15 @ 6:45 pm – May 18 @ 5:30 pm
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

Register Online

May
22
Fri
Coming Home, a retreat for the LGBTQ2S+ community
May 22 @ 6:45 pm – May 25 @ 5:30 pm
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.

Register Online

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.

Register Online

May
26
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
May 26 @ 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

Jun
12
Fri
Breath: Pathway to Peace
Jun 12 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 15 @ 5:30 pm
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.

Register Online

Jun
19
Fri
Solstice Retreat: Renewing in the Light
Jun 19 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm
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

Register Online

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

2:30 pm and 3:30 pm – Slava Doval and Youth Dance Performances (15-20 minutes)

All are welcome. No need to RSVP.

For more information, please contact us.

Jun
23
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Jun 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 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

Jun
26
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Jun 26 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm
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 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 4 @ 5:30 pm
Annual Family Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 30 – July 4

The Annual Family Retreat is full. Please call Registrations to be placed on the waiting list. 1 (800) 661-8711

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.

Register Online

Jul
10
Fri
Searching for Silence
Jul 10 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm
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

Register Online

Jul
17
Fri
Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification
Jul 17 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 1 @ 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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Jul
21
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Jul 21 @ 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

Jul
22
Wed
Coming Home: Nourishing the Spirit with Gordon Matchett
Jul 22 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm
Coming Home: Nourishing the Spirit with Gordon Matchett @ 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.

Register Online

Aug
3
Mon
Hidden Language Teacher Certification with Swami Matananda
Aug 3 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm
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 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 8 @ 5:30 pm
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
18
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Aug 18 @ 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

Aug
21
Fri
The Healing Power of Nature
Aug 21 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm
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 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 31 @ 5:30 pm
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
11
Fri
Awakening Wonder
Sep 11 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm
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
15
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Sep 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 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

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 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm
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 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm
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
13
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Oct 13 @ 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

Oct
23
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Oct 23 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm
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

Register Online

Nov
10
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Nov 10 @ 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

Jan
8
Fri
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.

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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