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Mar
30
Sat
Easter Weekend
Mar 30 @ 1:45 am – Apr 2 @ 12:30 am
Easter Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram | Kootenay Bay | British Columbia | Canada

Celebrate the coming of spring. 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.

May
2
Thu
Society Annual General Meeting
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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 be a part of things to come.

By Contribution; deposit $50

May
11
Sat
Tools For Transformation Retreat
May 11 @ 1:45 am – May 15 @ 12:30 am

In this spacious retreat you will learn new ways to support yourself in making changes that reflect your ideals. Each day includes instruction, group work and plenty of personal time for reflection and practice. Instruction focuses on our core practices such as the Divine Light Invocation, Mantra, Relaxation, Dream Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Learn to use tools that will help you make key transformations in your life.

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

May
12
Sun
Sitar Concert – The Mishras
May 12 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Sitar Concert - The Mishras @ Yasodhara Ashram

Sitar Concert Returns to The Temple of Divine Light!

The Mishras: Classical North Indian Ragas and Meditative Music with three generations of master musicians from Benares, an ancient spiritual centre of traditional music and Indian culture.

Tickets available at Nelson & District Credit Union – East Shore Branch and at the Yasodhara Ashram Bookstore, (250) 227-9224.

May
25
Sat
Yoga of Healing Retreat
May 25 @ 1:45 am – May 29 @ 12:30 am

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.

Recommended book: The Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD: Relaxation

May
26
Sun
Dance Show – Anusha Fernando
May 26 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am
Dance Show - Anusha Fernando @ Yasodhara Ashram

Anusha Fernando: A performer, teacher and Artistic Director of Shakti Dance Society, Anusha Fernando brings her understanding of Bharata Natyam Indian Classical dance’s depth of tradition and its potential for new creation to two solo Bharata Natyam performances, “Earth” and “Water”.

Tickets available at Nelson & District Credit Union – East Shore Branch and at the Yasodhara Ashram Bookstore, (250) 227-9224.

Jun
8
Sat
Tools For Transformation Retreat
Jun 8 @ 1:45 am – Jun 12 @ 12:30 am

In this spacious retreat you will learn new ways to support yourself in making changes that reflect your ideals. Each day includes instruction, group work and plenty of personal time for reflection and practice. Instruction focuses on our core practices such as the Divine Light Invocation, Mantra, Relaxation, Dream Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Learn to use tools that will help you make key transformations in your life.

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

 

Jun
22
Sat
Yoga of Light Retreat
Jun 22 @ 1:45 am – Jun 24 @ 12:30 am

What better time to focus on the Light than on the magic of summer solstice?

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.

Explore this powerful practice in-depth, along with relaxation techniques, visualizations and meditations on Light. Learn how the Divine Light practice can be a positive, healing force in your life.

 

Recommended book: The Divine Light Invocation
Recommended CD: Guided Meditation

 

Strawberry Social
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for the 18th Annual Ashram Strawberry Social. There will be lots of strawberries, used book sale, music, and community!

For more information, please contact us.

Jun
28
Fri
Sufi Zikr
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sufi Zikr @ Yasodhara Ashram
A Sufi Zikr at the Ashram!

On Friday, June 28 from 7 – 9 pm, join us and participate in a Zikr offering with Kabir and Mirabai.

Zikr is a Sufi circle dance, a practice of “Divine Remembrance” that employs unified movement, rhythm, sound, breath, music, and sing of sacred phrases. It is a heart-centered moving meditation and all are welcome.

By Contribution

Jul
6
Sat
Divine Feminine Retreat
Jul 6 @ 1:45 am – Jul 8 @ 12:30 am

Who is Divine Mother? Who is She in me? Swami Radha describes Divine Mother as the power that manifests all and that gives birth to sound and speech. Her forms range from gentle compassion to loving ferocity. Her powers include wisdom, strength, harmony and intimate knowledge. In this retreat, you will move closer to this feminine power through movement, drawing, reflection and mantra. Take time to seek Her in the natural beauty around you and to invite Her presence into your own heart. What is Her message for you?

Recommended book: The Divine Light Invocation

 

Jul
15
Mon
Relaxation Retreat
Jul 15 @ 1:45 am – Jul 19 @ 12:30 am

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.

Recommended book: The Yoga of Healing
Recommended CDs: Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Jul
19
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Jul 19 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? Each day you will learn a practice – 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.

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

 

Aug
3
Sat
Tools For Transformation Retreat
Aug 3 @ 1:45 am – Aug 7 @ 12:30 am

In this spacious retreat you will learn new ways to support yourself in making changes that reflect your ideals. Each day includes instruction, group work and plenty of personal time for reflection and practice. Instruction focuses on our core practices such as the Divine Light Invocation, Mantra, Relaxation, Dream Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Learn to use tools that will help you make key transformations in your life.

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

 

Aug
7
Wed
Celebrating 50 Years at Yasodhara!
Aug 7 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm

Join us as we honour Yasodhara Ashram’s 50th year of growing into Light!

We are having a multi-day celebration and everyone is invited. Each day expect something special – from the opening ceremony, to bhajan parties and dance offerings, to our 50th Anniversary gala and devotional puja.

We will also be showcasing the Ashram’s rich history and the exciting innovations of our current team. Learn more about how the Ashram works behind the scenes and get involved in creating a vision for the next 50 years.

Come for part of the celebration or stay for the whole event. Sing, dance and enjoy the Light of this special and enduring spiritual home. Come home!

(Watch for a more detailed celebration schedule to be released in 2013)

 

Aug
24
Sat
Introduction to Indian Classical Music Workshop with Raj and Utpal
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Introduction to Indian Classical Music Workshop with Raj and Utpal @ Yasodhara Ashram

Spend two hours with two talented and experienced musicians and discover the expressiveness of ragas that form the basis of classical Indian music. Ragas evoke moods, feelings and sentiments in ways not experienced with other types of music. Explore why and how the mere acoustical wave patterns of musical notes affect us in such profound manners. Understand how the signatures of ragas etch distinct melodic and spiritual messages in our minds that are neither apparent to our auditory senses nor obvious to our intellect.

Raj and Utpal have been performing together for almost 30 years. Their music has been licensed to several prestigious museums as well as yoga and meditation schools. They have collaborated with several musicians of different genres, and firmly believe that music transcends all boundaries! Their five CDs with 36 compositions are available through iTunes and Amazon and many other online distributors; see indiepool.com.

You might also enjoy this other workshop with Raj and Utpal:
Flute and Tabla

For Tickets:
– Yasodhara Ashram Bookstore (250) 227-9224
– Otter Books in Nelson (250) 352-3434

Flute and Tabla Workshop with Raj and Utpal
Aug 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Flute and Tabla Workshop with Raj and Utpal @ Yasodhara Ashram

This workshop is designed for the beginner to the advanced Flute and/or Tablas student. Join Raj and Utpal to deepen your learning, practice, and learn the techniques and tips of two very experienced and talented musicians. Please bring your Flute and/or Tablas with you.

Raj and Utpal have been performing together for almost 30 years. Their music has been licensed to several prestigious museums as well as yoga and meditation schools. They have collaborated with several musicians of different genres, and firmly believe that music transcends all boundaries! Their five CDs with 36 compositions are available through iTunes and Amazon and many other online distributors; see indiepool.com.

 

You might also enjoy this other workshop with Raj and Utpal:
Introduction to Indian Classical Music

 

For Tickets:
– Yasodhara Ashram Bookstore (250) 227-9224
– Otter Books in Nelson (250) 352-3434

Aug
25
Sun
Indian Classical Music Concert – Raj and Utpal
Aug 25 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Indian Classical Music Concert - Raj and Utpal @ Yasodhara Ashram

Raj and Utpal present a collection of enigmatic ragas and mystical melodies, each one of which creates a particular mood and conveys a unique sentiment. Immerse yourself in the serene and soothing ambience of ragas. Let the melodies resonate with your feelings. Experience how ragas can help you relax, meditate, contemplate, improve your emotional balance, and enjoy life!

Join us for classical Indian ragas with Raj and Utpal. Enjoy an evening of mystical melodies and meditative music.

You might also enjoy these workshops with Raj and Utpal:
Introduction to Indian Classical Music
Flute and Tabla

For Tickets:
– Yasodhara Ashram Bookstore (250) 227-9224
– Otter Books in Nelson (250) 352-3434

Sep
8
Sun
Gurudev Sivananada’s Birthday
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 9 @ 12:30 am

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.

A quiet time to reflect and recognize the preciousness of all we have been given.

Cost: by contribution; deposit $50

Register Online

Sep
21
Sat
Relaxation Retreat
Sep 21 @ 1:45 am – Sep 23 @ 12:30 am

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.

Recommended book: The Yoga of Healing and CDs: “Relaxation” and “The Divine Light Invocation”)

 

Sep
27
Fri
Healing Buddha Initiation with Venerable Losang Samten
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm
Healing Buddha Initiation with Venerable Losang Samten @ Yasodhara Ashram

Buddhist Retreat

With Venerable Losang Samten

An initiation into the healing practice of Medicine Buddha
involving Visualization and Mantra.

Friday, September 27th – Sunday, September 29th
Green Tara, Dorgee Namjong, Palden Lhamo & Medicine Buddha

 

 

For more information about the retreat and general information on Venerable Losang Samten and his work, please contact us.

www.losangsamten.com
e. info@dharmac.com
t. (877) 342-7622

Oct
3
Thu
Local Community Class – Dream Yoga
Oct 3 @ 2:45 am – 4:15 am

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga session, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Oct
5
Sat
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Oct 5 @ 1:45 am – Oct 7 @ 12:30 am

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? Each day you will learn a practice – 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.

 

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

Oct
9
Wed
Local Community Class – Dream Yoga
Oct 9 @ 2:45 am – 4:15 am

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga session, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Oct
12
Sat
Thanksgiving Weekend
Oct 12 @ 1:45 am – Oct 15 @ 12:30 am

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.

 

Oct
16
Wed
Local Community Class – Dream Yoga
Oct 16 @ 2:45 am – 4:15 am

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga session, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Oct
21
Mon
Bhajan Blast Live Stream
Oct 21 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

This year to help celebrate our 50th Anniversary we have introduced a monthly Bhajan Blast. By live-streaming this musical event presented by our own “Elastic Band” and resident dancers, we invite you right into the Radha Room to join us.

Bhajans are devotional songs expressing love for the Divine. The Sanskrit word, bhajan, derives from bhakti, meaning the path of the heart. And a “blast” is a fun, enthusiastic gathering as well as a powerful electronic communication! We also offer a sacred dance, keeping alive the tradition so cherished by Swami Radha.

Please join us on Sunday, October 20th, from 7 – 8 pm Pacific for Bhajan Blast 10.

October’s dance will be Tirisiran Giriyan – a Song of Lord Siva, choreographed by Meera Grimes.

Let’s connect, wherever you are!

Oct
23
Wed
Local Community Class – Dream Yoga
Oct 23 @ 2:45 am – 4:15 am

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga session, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Oct
25
Fri
Yoga of Healing Retreat
Oct 25 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm

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: $780; deposit $100

Recommended book: The Yoga of Healing
Recommended CD: Relaxation

Register Online

Oct
30
Wed
Local Community Class – Dream Yoga
Oct 30 @ 2:45 am – 4:15 am

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga session, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Nov
6
Wed
Local Community Class – Dream Yoga
Nov 6 @ 2:45 am – 4:15 am

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga session, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Nov
13
Wed
Local Community Class – Dream Yoga
Nov 13 @ 2:45 am – 4:15 am

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga session, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Nov
17
Sun
Bhajan Blast Live Stream
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This year to help celebrate our 50th Anniversary we have introduced a monthly Bhajan Blast. By live-streaming this musical event presented by our own “Elastic Band” and resident dancers, we invite you right into the Radha Room to join us.

Bhajans are devotional songs expressing love for the Divine. The Sanskrit word, bhajan, derives from bhakti, meaning the path of the heart. And a “blast” is a fun, enthusiastic gathering as well as a powerful electronic communication! We also offer a sacred dance, keeping alive the tradition so cherished by Swami Radha.

Please join us on Sunday, November 17th, from 7 – 8 pm Pacific for Bhajan Blast 11.

Let’s connect, wherever you are!

Nov
20
Wed
Local Community Class – Dream Yoga
Nov 20 @ 2:45 am – 4:15 am

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga session, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Nov
27
Wed
Local Community Class – Dream Yoga
Nov 27 @ 2:45 am – 4:15 am

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga session, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Dec
7
Sat
Relaxation Retreat
Dec 7 @ 2:45 am – Dec 11 @ 1:30 am

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: $780; deposit $100

Recommended book: The Yoga of Healing
Recommended CDs: Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Dec
16
Mon
Bhajan Blast Live Stream
Dec 16 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

This year to help celebrate our 50th Anniversary we have introduced a monthly Bhajan Blast. By live-streaming this musical event presented by our own “Elastic Band” and resident dancers, we invite you right into the Radha Room to join us.

Bhajans are devotional songs expressing love for the Divine. The Sanskrit word, bhajan, derives from bhakti, meaning the path of the heart. And a “blast” is a fun, enthusiastic gathering as well as a powerful electronic communication! We also offer a sacred dance, keeping alive the tradition so cherished by Swami Radha.

Please join us for the last Bhajan Blast of 2013 on Sunday, December 15th, from 7 – 8 pm Pacific for Bhajan Blast 12.

Let’s connect, wherever you are!

Dec
21
Sat
Festival of Light
Dec 21 2013 @ 7:45 pm – Jan 1 2014 @ 6:30 pm

Step out from the pressure of the holidays and honour the Light in the tranquil and beautiful setting of Yasodhara Ashram. Join us at any point from the Winter Solstice to the New Year, as we celebrate the gifts of the year and enjoy the peace of the season. Take yoga classes and workshops, join others in Karma Yoga, sing, dance and reflect. A precious time of devotion and renewal.

Cost: $100/day; deposit $50

 

Feb
8
Sat
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Feb 8 @ 1:45 am – Feb 10 @ 12:30 am
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

February 7-9, May 30-June 1, July 16-20, October 3-5

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? 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:
February 7-9: $395; deposit $100
May 30-June 1; $395, deposit $100
July 16–20: $790; deposit $100
October 3-5: $395; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

 

Mar
7
Fri
Climate Change & The West Kootenays – What can we expect?
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Yasodhara Ashram and Community Connections invite you to the next talk in the Resiliency series: Rural Alternatives on the Eastshore.

Join us for an evening of learning and discussion as conservation ecologist, Gregory Utzig, highlights the impact of climate change on the West Kootenays and its ecological and forest ecosystems. How will climate change impact the West Kootenays?  What do we need to know – what are the challenges and potential solutions?

Discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation.

All are welcome and attendance is free.

NOTE – EVENT RUNS FROM 7 – 9 PM MOUNTAIN TIME

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Mar
16
Sun
Bhajan Blast
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us this Sunday, March 16th
7 – 8:30 pm Pacific (New Length – 1.5 hours)

For the first Bhajan Blast of 2014!

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We’ll be honouring Swami Radha’s birthday (March 20th) with special Prasad, bhajans and dance.

You may want to organize a special Prasad for your gathering as well!

 

On Sunday night, just go to: yasodhara.org/bhajan-blast

You’ll be able download lyrics and chat with us.

Just type in your name on the bottom right where it says “Enter Name Here” and start sharing in the text box below.

Join us wherever you are!

 

Previous Bhajan Blasts are available for viewing 24/7 at: yasodhara.org/bhajan-blast/bhajan-blast-archive

 

Mar
22
Sat
Relaxation Retreat (Spring Equinox)
Mar 22 @ 1:45 am – Mar 24 @ 12:30 am
Relaxation Retreat (Spring Equinox) @ Yasodhara Ashram

December 6-10 (2013), March 21-23, July 6-8, September 19-21

As winter turns to spring, find balance and renewal within yourself.

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.

CYCLE OF LIGHT SERIES:
Scheduled during the equinoxes and solstices, Cycle of Light Retreats focus on renewal and relaxation through times of change. Honour the seasonal cycles of light by nourishing your own inner Light.

Cost:
December 6-10, 2013: $780; deposit $100
March 21-23: $395; deposit $100
July 6-8: $395; deposit $100
September 19-21: $395; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Apr
3
Thu
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Apr 3 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.


Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Apr
10
Thu
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Apr 10 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.


Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Apr
17
Thu
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Apr 17 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.


Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Apr
18
Fri
Easter Weekend
Apr 18 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 21 @ 5:30 pm
Easter Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

April 18-21

Celebrate the coming of spring in this weekend of Karma Yoga, special activities and quiet reflection time. Join us for the Garden Blessing – the opening of the garden for the coming season – and enjoy our traditional Easter egg hunt and hike to Easter Rock.

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

Apr
24
Thu
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Apr 24 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.


Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

May
1
Thu
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
May 1 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.


Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Societies Annual General Meeting
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Societies Annual General Meeting @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 1

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 be a part of things to come.

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

May
8
Thu
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
May 8 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.


Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

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

May 9-11, December 5-7

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: $395; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CDs:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

May
15
Thu
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
May 15 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.


Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

May
17
Sat
Sufi Zikr
May 17 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Sufi Zikr @ Yasodhara Ashram
A Sufi Zikr at the Ashram!

On Friday, May 16th from 7 – 9 pm, join us and participate in a Zikr offering with Kabir and Mirabai.

Zikr is a Sufi circle dance, a practice of “Divine Remembrance” that employs unified movement, rhythm, sound, breath, music, and sing of sacred phrases. It is a heart-centered moving meditation and all are welcome.

By Contribution

May
22
Thu
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
May 22 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.


Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

May
24
Sat
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend
May 24 @ 1:45 am – May 26 @ 12:30 am
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 23-25, October 17-19

Leave your cellphone, smartphone, laptop and tablet at home. Quiet the digital distractions and go inward during this two-day retreat. Gain perspective on your relationship to technology. Ask, how does communication work unmediated by computers? Who am I without the constant stream of Internet information? Using meditation, mind-watch and Mantra, this retreat gives you a chance to observe yourself unplugged.

*All participants will be asked to sign a contract to ‘not plug in.’ You can drop off any digital distractors at the office.

Cost: $395; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.
May 23-25
October 17-19

May
31
Sat
Stilling the Mind Retreat
May 31 @ 1:45 am – Jun 2 @ 12:30 am
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

February 7-9, May 30-June 1, July 16-20, October 3-5

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? 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:
February 7-9: $395; deposit $100
May 30-June 1; $395, deposit $100
July 16–20: $790; deposit $100
October 3-5: $395; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

The Mishras – Sitar Concert
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Mishras - Sitar Concert @ Yasodhara Ashram

Sitar Concert Returns to The Temple of Divine Light!

The Mishras: Classical North Indian Ragas and Meditative Music with three generations of master musicians from Benares, an ancient spiritual centre of traditional music and Indian culture.

Tickets available at Nelson & District Credit Union – East Shore Branch; Otter Books, Nelson and at the Yasodhara Ashram Bookstore, (250) 227-9224.

Jun
7
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Jun 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

We invite neighbours and visitors to register for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: The first Saturday of each month – June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 7
July 5
August 2
Sept 6

All are invited to our evening satsang (devotional service) held at the Temple of Light between 8-9pm. Call ahead if you would like to reserve overnight accommodation.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in this special program.

Jun
20
Fri
Renewing in the Light Retreat (Summer Solstice)
Jun 20 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm
Renewing in the Light Retreat (Summer Solstice) @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 20-22, December 19-21

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.

CYCLE OF LIGHT SERIES:
Scheduled during the equinoxes and solstices, Cycle of Light Retreats focus on renewal and relaxation through times of change. Honour the seasonal cycles of light by nourishing your own inner Light.

Cost: $395; 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:
Guided Meditation

Jun
28
Sat
Tools for Transformation Retreat
Jun 28 @ 1:45 am – Jul 2 @ 12:30 am
Tools for Transformation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 27-July 1, July 30-August 3, October 24-28

In this spacious retreat you will learn new ways to support yourself in making changes that reflect your ideals. Each day includes instruction, group work and plenty of personal time for reflection and practice. Instruction focuses on our core practices such as the Divine Light Invocation, Mantra, Relaxation, Dream Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Learn to use tools that will help you make key transformations in your life.

Cost: $790; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

Strawberry Social
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Strawberry Social @ Yasodhara Ashram

Please join us as we celebrate the 19th Annual gathering of friends and neighbours!

Join us for strawberry shortcake, used book sale, live music, kid zone, and community!

All are welcome. No need to RSVP.

You may have heard that we had a fire in the Temple. The fire was contained to the Temple building itself and no one was hurt. All of the other buildings and land are untouched. Even the garden around the Temple remains beautiful and pristine.

We want you to know that the Ashram is safe, open and welcoming. Our programs, retreats and courses will continue as usual, and so will the Strawberry Social!

At 2:30pm, we will also offer a special thank you to our volunteer firefighters and emergency services for their outstanding efforts during our recent Temple fire.

Thank you to all of our friends and neighbours for your kindness and generosity. Let’s come together to recognize and celebrate our strength in community.

For more information, please contact us.

Jul
4
Fri
Divine Feminine Retreat
Jul 4 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm
Divine Feminine Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 4-6

Who is Divine Mother? Who is She in me? Swami Radha describes Divine Mother as the power that manifests all and that gives birth to sound and speech. Her forms range from gentle compassion to loving ferocity. Her powers include wisdom, strength, harmony and intimate knowledge. In this retreat, you will move closer to this feminine power through movement, drawing, reflection and mantra. Take time to seek Her in the natural beauty around you and to invite Her presence into your own heart. What is Her message for you?

Cost: $395; 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

Jul
5
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

We invite neighbours and visitors to register for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: The first Saturday of each month – June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 7
July 5
August 2
Sept 6

All are invited to our evening satsang (devotional service) held at the Temple of Light between 8-9pm. Call ahead if you would like to reserve overnight accommodation.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in this special program.

Jul
7
Mon
Relaxation Retreat
Jul 7 @ 1:45 am – Jul 9 @ 12:30 am
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

December 6-10 (2013), March 21-23, July 6-8, September 19-21

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:
December 6-10, 2013: $780; deposit $100
March 21-23: $395; deposit $100
July 6-8: $395; deposit $100
September 19-21: $395; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Jul
10
Thu
Family Week
Jul 10 @ 1:45 am – Jul 14 @ 12:30 am
Family Week @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 9 – 13

Families of all ages, shapes and sizes are invited to attend our popular Family Week! 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, meet the chickens and help with harvesting. Spend family time together in yoga, work, play and retreat.

Cost:
Per Adult — $450
Child 0-5 no charge
Child 6-12 — $50
Teen 13-17 — $170
(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.


We also offer a sliding scale. We want this to be an open invitation to all interested families to participate. And if you can contribute more, your generosity will benefit another family. Thank you!

Shakti Camp for Teen Girls
Jul 10 @ 1:45 am – Jul 14 @ 12:30 am
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 9 – 13

If you are a young woman aged 13-18, 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 (selfless service) and nightly satsang. Make friends, have fun and learn about yourself in this supportive and nurturing community.

This program runs concurrently with Family Week.

For teen girls ages 13 -18.

Cost: $175; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Jul
17
Thu
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Jul 17 @ 1:45 am – Jul 21 @ 12:30 am
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

February 7-9, May 30-June 1, July 16-20, October 3-5

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? 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:
February 7-9: $395; deposit $100
May 30-June 1; $395, deposit $100
July 16–20: $790; deposit $100
October 3-5: $395; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

Jul
30
Wed
Tools for Transformation Retreat
Jul 30 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm
Tools for Transformation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 27-July 1, July 30-August 3, October 24-28

In this spacious retreat you will learn new ways to support yourself in making changes that reflect your ideals. Each day includes instruction, group work and plenty of personal time for reflection and practice. Instruction focuses on our core practices such as the Divine Light Invocation, Mantra, Relaxation, Dream Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Learn to use tools that will help you make key transformations in your life.

Cost: $790; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

Aug
2
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

We invite neighbours and visitors to register for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: The first Saturday of each month – June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: $25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 7
July 5
August 2
Sept 6

All are invited to our evening satsang (devotional service) held at the Temple of Light between 8-9pm. Call ahead if you would like to reserve overnight accommodation.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in this special program.

Aug
9
Sat
Celebration & Puja
Aug 9 @ 1:45 am – Aug 11 @ 12:30 am
Celebration & Puja @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 8 – 10

In the height of summer we gather together to celebrate the Ashram, the teachings and our lineage. Join us as we express our gratitude through music, dance and art; devotion, discussion and retreat. Includes a special puja (ceremony) to honour our lineage of teachers.

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

Aug
20
Wed
Women and Spiritual Life Retreat
Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 24 @ 6:45 pm
Women and Spiritual Life Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 20 – 24

Who are you beyond your role as daughter, partner, mother, sister? How are you realizing your potential as a woman? What does yoga offer you? Come together with other women, in a powerful and intimate gathering, to consider these questions, investigate your life and support each other. This is a safe and sacred space, a time for personal nourishment.

Cost: $790; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended books:
Carried by a Promise
Radha: Diary of a Woman’s Search
The Divine Light Invocation

Sep
6
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

We invite neighbours and visitors to register for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: The first Saturday of each month – June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 7
July 5
August 2
Sept 6

All are invited to our evening satsang (devotional service) held at the Temple of Light between 8-9pm. Call ahead if you would like to reserve overnight accommodation.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in this special program.

Sep
7
Sun
Gurudev Sivananda’s Birthday
Sep 7 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.
A quiet time to reflect and recognize the preciousness of all we have been given.

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

Sep
19
Fri
Relaxation Retreat (Fall Equinox)
Sep 19 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat (Fall Equinox) @ Yasodhara Ashram

December 6-10 (2013), March 21-23, July 6-8, September 19-21

Pause, rest and find balance as daylight shortens and we shift into fall.

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.

CYCLE OF LIGHT SERIES:
Scheduled during the equinoxes and solstices, Cycle of Light Retreats focus on renewal and relaxation through times of change. Honour the seasonal cycles of light by nourishing your own inner Light.

Cost:
December 6-10, 2013: $780; deposit $100
March 21-23: $395; deposit $100
July 6-8: $395; deposit $100
September 19-21: $395; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Oct
1
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Oct
3
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Oct 3 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

February 7-9, May 30-June 1, July 16-20, October 3-5

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? 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:
February 7-9: $395; deposit $100
May 30-June 1; $395, deposit $100
July 16–20: $790; deposit $100
October 3-5: $395; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

Oct
7
Tue
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Oct
11
Sat
Thanksgiving Weekend
Oct 11 @ 1:45 am – Oct 14 @ 12:30 am
Thanksgiving Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

October 10–13

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

Oct
14
Tue
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Oct
18
Sat
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend
Oct 18 @ 1:45 am – Oct 20 @ 12:30 am
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 23-25, October 17-19

Leave your cellphone, smartphone, laptop and tablet at home. Quiet the digital distractions and go inward during this two-day retreat. Gain perspective on your relationship to technology. Ask, how does communication work unmediated by computers? Who am I without the constant stream of Internet information? Using meditation, mind-watch and Mantra, this retreat gives you a chance to observe yourself unplugged.

*All participants will be asked to sign a contract to ‘not plug in.’ You can drop off any digital distractors at the office.

Cost: $395; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.
May 23-25
October 17-19

Oct
21
Tue
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Oct
24
Fri
Tools for Transformation Retreat
Oct 24 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm
Tools for Transformation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 27-July 1, July 30-August 3, October 24-28

In this spacious retreat you will learn new ways to support yourself in making changes that reflect your ideals. Each day includes instruction, group work and plenty of personal time for reflection and practice. Instruction focuses on our core practices such as the Divine Light Invocation, Mantra, Relaxation, Dream Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Learn to use tools that will help you make key transformations in your life.

Cost: $790; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

Oct
28
Tue
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Nov
4
Tue
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Nov
11
Tue
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Nov
18
Tue
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Nov
25
Tue
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

If taking both $115

Dec
19
Fri
Renewing in the Light Retreat (Winter Solstice)
Dec 19 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm
Renewing in the Light Retreat (Winter Solstice) @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 20-22, December 19-21

Bring Light into deepest darkness and prepare for awareness to expand.

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.

CYCLE OF LIGHT SERIES:
Scheduled during the equinoxes and solstices, Cycle of Light Retreats focus on renewal and relaxation through times of change. Honour the seasonal cycles of light by nourishing your own inner Light.

Cost: $395; 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:
Guided Meditation

Dec
30
Tue
New Year’s at the Ashram
Dec 30 2014 @ 6:45 pm – Jan 1 2015 @ 5:30 pm

Step out from the pressure of the holidays and honour the Light in the tranquil and beautiful setting of Yasodhara Ashram. Join us New Year’s, as we celebrate the gifts of the year and enjoy the peace of the season. Take yoga classes and workshops, join others in Karma Yoga, sing, dance and reflect. A precious time of devotion and renewal.

Cost: $100/day; deposit $50

Jan
14
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Jan
21
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Jan
28
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Feb
4
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Feb
11
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Feb
18
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Feb
25
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Mar
4
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Mar
11
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Mar
20
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Mar 20 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 22 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

March 20-22, May 15-17, July 15-17, December 4-6

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: $450; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Apr
1
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Local Community Classes - Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Apr
3
Fri
Easter Weekend
Apr 3 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm
Easter Weekend  @ Yasodhara Ashram

April 3-6

Celebrate the coming of spring in this weekend of Karma Yoga, special activities and quiet reflection time. Join us for the Garden Blessing – the opening of the garden for the coming season – and enjoy our traditional Easter egg hunt and hike to Easter Rock.

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

Register Online

Apr
8
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Local Community Classes - Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Apr
15
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Local Community Classes - Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Apr
22
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Local Community Classes - Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

Apr
29
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Local Community Classes - Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

May
1
Fri
Societies Annual General Meeting
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Societies Annual General Meeting @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 1

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 be a part of things to come.

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

Register Online

Stilling the Mind Retreat
May 1 @ 6:45 pm – May 3 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 1-3, July 2-6, September 18-20

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? 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:
May 1-3: $450; deposit $100
July 2-6: $840; deposit $100

September 18-20; $450; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

Register Online

May
6
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Local Community Classes - Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

May
13
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Local Community Classes - Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

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

March 20-22, May 15-17, July 15-17, December 4-6

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: $450; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

May
20
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Local Community Classes - Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

May
22
Fri
Yoga & Healing Retreat
May 22 @ 6:45 pm – May 26 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 22-26, October 23-27

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: $840; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CDs:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

May
27
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Local Community Classes - Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in HLHY
$8/class or $64 for the whole session

Dream Yoga
$64 for the whole session

May
29
Fri
Tools for Transformation Retreat
May 29 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm
Tools for Transformation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 29-June 2, September 20-24

In this spacious retreat you will learn new ways to support yourself in making changes that reflect your ideals. Each day includes instruction, group work and plenty of personal time for reflection and practice. Instruction focuses on our core practices such as the Divine Light Invocation, Mantra, Relaxation, Dream Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Learn to use tools that will help you make key transformations in your life.

Cost: $840; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

Jun
6
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Jun 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: Every second Saturday, June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 6
June 20
July 4
July 18
August 1
August 22
September 5

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Introducing the New Temple of Light
Jun 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Introducing the New Temple of Light @ Yasodhara Ashram
One year later… To Remember, Honour and Celebrate!

On the one-year anniversary of the fire at the Temple of Light, we invite you to join us for a special gathering dedicated to the Temple.

We will remember our beloved Temple, honour the firefighters and ambulance society for their efforts, and celebrate new beginnings.

Join us for a presentation of the design concept for the new Temple of Light, a preview of art donated by local artisans and craftspeople for an online auction this summer to raise funds for the new Temple as well as tea, snacks and an informal community gathering.

Thank you for your support. We look forward to working together to make the new Temple a reality!

Jun
12
Fri
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend
Jun 12 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 12-14, August 11-13

Leave your cellphone, smartphone, laptop and tablet at home. Quiet the digital distractions and go inward during this two-day retreat. Gain perspective on your relationship to technology. Ask, how does communication work unmediated by computers? Who am I without the constant stream of Internet information? Using meditation, mind-watch and Mantra, this retreat gives you a chance to observe yourself unplugged.

*All participants will be asked to sign a contract to ‘not plug in.’ You can drop off any digital distractors at the office.

Cost: $450; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

June 19-21, December 18-20

What better time to saturate yourself with Light than during the magic of summer solstice?

In this retreat, we honour the seasonal cycles of light by nourishing your own inner Light. 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: $450, 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:
Guided Meditation

Jun
20
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: Every second Saturday, June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 6
June 20
July 4
July 18
August 1
August 22
September 5

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Jun
27
Sat
Strawberry Social
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Strawberry Social @ Yasodhara Ashram

Please join us as we celebrate the 20th Annual gathering of friends and neighbours!

Join us for strawberry shortcake, used book sale, live music, kid zone, and community!

All are welcome. No need to RSVP.

For more information, please contact us.

Jul
2
Thu
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Jul 2 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 1-3, July 2-6, September 18-20

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? 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:
May 1-3: $450; deposit $100
July 2-6: $840; deposit $100
September 18-20; $450; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

Register Online

Jul
4
Sat
Bharata Natyam Dance Class with Anusha
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bharata Natyam Dance Class with Anusha @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 4

Bharata Natyam Indian Classical dance is one of the most ancient forms of sacred dance and a highly evolved mind-body practice. The practice provides tools to explore the themes such as the experience of connection to the Divine and the potential for liberation. This cherished dance form of India is characterized by humility, discipline, grace and rigorous technique.

Join guest teacher Anusha Fernando, the Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Shakti Dance, , for this two hour introduction to the practice.

No dance experience is required.

A weekend workshop is also being offered (dance experience required).

Cost: $50; $25 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Please contact us to reserve a place in this special class.

Taste of the Ashram
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: Every second Saturday, June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 6
June 20
July 4
July 18
August 1
August 22
September 5

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Indian Classical Dance Performance
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Indian Classical Dance Performance @ Yasodhara Ashram

A performer, teacher and Artistic Director of Shakti Dance Society, Anusha Fernando brings her understanding of Bharata Natyam Indian Classical dance’s depth of tradition and its potential for new creation to Yasodhara Ashram.

Anusha will offer two solo Bharata Natyam performances about the longing for Shiva and the joy of dancing. An Ashram sacred dance offering and bhajans will round out the evening.

Jul
8
Wed
Family Week
Jul 8 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm
Family Week @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 8 – 12, 2015

Family Week 2015 is full. Please call 1-800-661-8711 if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

Families of all ages, shapes and sizes are invited to attend our popular Family Week! 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, meet the chickens and help with harvesting. Spend family time together in yoga, work, play and retreat.

Cost:
Per Adult — $495
Child 0-5 no charge
Child 6-12 — $50
Teen 13-17 — $170
(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.


We also offer a sliding scale. We want this to be an open invitation to all interested families to participate. And if you can contribute more, your generosity will benefit another family. Thank you!

Jul
15
Wed
Relaxation Retreat
Jul 15 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

March 20-22, May 15-17, July 15-17, December 4-6

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: $450; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Jul
18
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: Every second Saturday, June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 6
June 20
July 4
July 18
August 1
August 22
September 5

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Jul
24
Fri
Divine Feminine Retreat
Jul 24 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm
Divine Feminine Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 24-26

Who is Divine Mother? Who is She in me? Swami Radha describes Divine Mother as the power that manifests all and that gives birth to sound and speech. Her forms range from gentle compassion to loving ferocity. Her powers include wisdom, strength, harmony and intimate knowledge. In this retreat, you will move closer to this feminine power through movement, drawing, reflection and mantra. Take time to seek Her in the natural beauty around you and to invite Her presence into your own heart. What is Her message for you?

Cost: $450; 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

Jul
26
Sun
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls
Jul 26 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 26 – 30, 2015

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 (selfless service) and nightly satsang. Make friends, have fun and learn about yourself in this supportive and nurturing community.

For teen girls ages 13 -17.

Cost: $325; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Register Online

Aug
1
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: Every second Saturday, June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 6
June 20
July 4
July 18
August 1
August 22
September 5

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Aug
7
Fri
Celebrate the Inner Temple
Aug 7 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 9 @ 5:30 pm
Celebrate the Inner Temple @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 7 – 9

In the height of summer we gather together to celebrate the Ashram, the teachings and our lineage. Join us as we express our gratitude through music, dance and art, devotion, discussion and retreat. This year’s focus is building the inner Temple or Cathedral of Consciousness.

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

Aug
11
Tue
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend
Aug 11 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 13 @ 5:30 pm
Unplug Retreat: A tech-free weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 12-14, August 11-13

Leave your cellphone, smartphone, laptop and tablet at home. Quiet the digital distractions and go inward during this two-day retreat. Gain perspective on your relationship to technology. Ask, how does communication work unmediated by computers? Who am I without the constant stream of Internet information? Using meditation, mind-watch and Mantra, this retreat gives you a chance to observe yourself unplugged.

*All participants will be asked to sign a contract to ‘not plug in.’ You can drop off any digital distractors at the office.

Cost: $450; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Aug
21
Fri
Women and Spiritual Life Retreat
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 25 @ 6:45 pm
Women and Spiritual Life Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 21 – 25

Who are you beyond your role as daughter, partner, mother, sister? How are you realizing your potential as a woman? What does yoga offer you? Come together with other women, in a powerful and intimate gathering, to consider these questions, investigate your life and support each other. This is a safe and sacred space, a time for personal nourishment.

Cost: $840; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended books:
Carried by a Promise
Radha: Diary of a Woman’s Search
The Divine Light Invocation

Aug
22
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: Every second Saturday, June through September

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under
June 6
June 20
July 4
July 18
August 1
August 22
September 5
October 3
November 7
December 5

 

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Sep
5
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: June 6, June 20, July 4, July 18, August 1, August 22, September 5, October 3, November 7,
December 5.

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Sep
6
Sun
Celebrating Our Lineage
Sep 6 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm
Celebrating Our Lineage @ Yasodhara Ashram

2015 is the 20th anniversary of Swami Radha’s passing into Light. We invite you to come and celebrate the many ways you have been touched by Swami Radha and her work to establish the Ashram and the teachings of our lineage.

Traditionally on September 8th we celebrate our lineage by honouring Gurudev Sivananda’s Birthday. This year we will also celebrate Swami Radha’s continuing presence and influence in our lives.

September 7 & 8 will be a time of gathering together to remember the gifts we have received and to express our gratitude. September 7 will be the main celebration day because of Labour Day Weekend.

Come and sing and dance with joy. Join in with your whole heart to create this time of appreciation for what we’ve received. Consider staying for an extended weekend (Sept 4 -8). Make your stay a memorable one!

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

Sep
18
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Sep 18 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 1-3, July 2-6, September 18-20

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? 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:
May 1-3: $450; deposit $100
July 2-6: $840; deposit $100
September 18-20; $450; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

Register Online

Sep
20
Sun
Tools for Transformation Retreat
Sep 20 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm
Tools for Transformation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 29-June 2, September 20-24

In this spacious retreat you will learn new ways to support yourself in making changes that reflect your ideals. Each day includes instruction, group work and plenty of personal time for reflection and practice. Instruction focuses on our core practices such as the Divine Light Invocation, Mantra, Relaxation, Dream Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Learn to use tools that will help you make key transformations in your life.

Cost: $840; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

Oct
3
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: June 6, June 20, July 4, July 18, August 1, August 22, September 5, October 3, November 7,
December 5.

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Oct
7
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Oct
9
Fri
Thanksgiving Weekend
Oct 9 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm
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: $100 per day; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Register Online

Oct
14
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Oct
21
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Oct
23
Fri
Yoga & Healing Retreat
Oct 23 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 22-26, October 23-27

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: $840; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CDs:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Oct
28
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Nov
4
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Nov
7
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: June 6, June 20, July 4, July 18, August 1, August 22, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5.

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Nov
11
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Nov
18
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Nov
25
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Dec
2
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Dec
4
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Dec 4 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

March 20-22, May 15-17, July 15-17, December 4-6

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: $450; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Dec
5
Sat
Taste of the Ashram
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for a short day program that gives a taste of this special community. Join us for a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Dates: June 6, June 20, July 4, July 18, August 1, August 22, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5.

Please note that the Ashram will be on Mountain Standard Time from November 1, 2015 – March 13, 2016. Read more.

Schedule:
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the bookstore where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy an organic and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Cost: 
$25/ adults, 
$10/ ages 6 – 18,
 free for children 5 and under

NEW! The Extended Taste of the Ashram program adds Karma Yoga, dinner, evening satsang (devotional service), overnight accommodation and breakfast to our regular Taste of the Ashram program. Find out more.

Registration
Please contact us to reserve a place in the Taste of the Ashram program, or register online for the Extended Taste of the Ashram (overnight) program.

Dec
9
Wed
Local Community Classes – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream Yoga
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Ashram offers the following weekly classes to our local communities:

  • Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class (drop-in), Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Dream Yoga, Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Cost:

Drop-in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga
$8/class or $72 for the 10-week session

Dream Yoga
$72 for the 10-week session

$125 if taking both Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and Dream Yoga.

Dec
18
Fri
Renewing in the Light Retreat (Winter Solstice)
Dec 18 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm
Renewing in the Light Retreat (Winter Solstice) @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 19-21, December 18-20

Bring Light into deepest darkness and prepare for awareness to expand.

In this retreat, we honour the seasonal cycles of light by nourishing your own inner Light. 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: $450; 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:
Guided Meditation

Register Online

Dec
30
Wed
New Year’s at the Ashram
Dec 30 2015 @ 6:45 pm – Jan 1 2016 @ 5:30 pm
New Year’s at the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

Step out from the pressure of the holidays and honour the Light in the tranquil and beautiful setting of Yasodhara Ashram. Join us New Year’s, as we celebrate the gifts of the year and enjoy the peace of the season. Take yoga classes and workshops, join others in Karma Yoga, sing, dance and reflect. A precious time of devotion and renewal.

Cost: $100/day; deposit $50

Register Online

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

March 18 – 20, September 23 – 25

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: $465; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Register Online

Mar
25
Fri
Easter Weekend
Mar 25 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm
Easter Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

March 25 – 27

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

Register Online

Apr
29
Fri
Zikr Moving Meditation
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zikr Moving Meditation @ Yasodhara Ashram

In partnership with Kabir and Mirabai.

Experience this beautiful Sufi practice blending movement with rhythm, sound, breath and singing of sacred phrases – and support the building of the new Temple of Light at Yasodhara Ashram

There is also the option to come early for a special Indian buffet dinner (6 pm – $18) as well as a dinner-and-overnight-stay package ($80). Call or email to register.

May
6
Fri
Societies Annual General Meeting
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Societies Annual General Meeting @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 6

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 in this special year of the Temple Rising!

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

Register Online

Stilling the Mind Retreat
May 6 @ 6:45 pm – May 8 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 6 – 8, July 31 – August 4, October 14 – 18

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:
May 6 – 8: $465; deposit $100
July 31 – August 4: $855; deposit $100

October 14 – 18; $855; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

Register Online

May
13
Fri
Relax, Renew & Reflect: a 5- Day Retreat
May 13 @ 6:45 pm – May 18 @ 5:30 pm
Relax, Renew & Reflect: a 5- Day Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 13 – 18, July 15 – 20

Give yourself the gift of five days to renew, reflect and reconnect to yourself, five days in an environment dedicated to spiritual well being. Absorb the beauty of nature and remember what gives your life meaning and joy. This retreat offers a blend of gentle Hatha Yoga, relaxation and spiritual practice. A breather…. When the body and the mind relax, what can happen?

Cost: $970; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

Register Online

May
14
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 6, March 5, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 2, July 16, July 30, Aug 13, Aug 27, Sept 3, Sept 17, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3

Cost: $25/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

May
20
Fri
Yoga & Healing Retreat
May 20 @ 6:45 pm – May 22 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 20 – 22, July 29 – 31

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: $465; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CD:
Relaxation

Register Online

May
27
Fri
Cultivating Compassion Retreat
May 27 @ 6:45 pm – May 29 @ 5:30 pm
Cultivating Compassion Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 27 – 29, July 22 – 24, September 2 – 4

Being compassionate towards ourselves, those around us and the world requires the willingness and courage to be kind-hearted. How do you live an ideal of compassion in a world that seems to express so much of the opposite? How can you deepen your understanding so kindness and concern can grow? Using practices of visualization, meditation and breath, experience the gift of an open heart.

Cost: $465; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Divine Light Invocation


Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Jun
10
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Jun 10 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 10 – 12, July 1 – 3, August 12 – 14, December 2 – 4

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: $465; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Jun
17
Fri
Summer Solstice: Renewing in the Light Retreat
Jun 17 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm
Summer Solstice: Renewing in the Light Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 17-19

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: $465, 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

Jun
25
Sat
Strawberry Social
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Strawberry Social @ Yasodhara Ashram

Please join us as we celebrate the 21st Annual gathering of friends and neighbours!

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

All are welcome. No need to RSVP.

For more information, please contact us.

Jul
1
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Jul 1 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 10 – 12, July 1 – 3, August 12 – 14, December 2 – 4

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: $465; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Jul
6
Wed
Family Week
Jul 6 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm
Family Week @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 6 – 10

Families of all ages, shapes and sizes are invited to attend our popular Family Week! 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, meet the chickens and help with harvesting. Spend family time together in yoga, work, play and retreat.

Family Week begins with an Introductory Evening Welcome on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 (after dinner).

Cost:
Per Adult — $550; deposit $100
Child 0-5 – no charge
Child 6-12 — $50
(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.


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!

Register Online

Jul
13
Wed
Finding Balance Retreat
Jul 13 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm
Finding Balance Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 13 – 17

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: $855; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation
Recommended CDs:
Guided Meditation and The Divine Light Invocation CD

Register Online

Yoga & Nature Retreat
Jul 13 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 15 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Nature Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 13 – 15, August 19 – 21

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.

Cost: $465; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

Register Online

Jul
15
Fri
Relax, Renew & Reflect: a 5- Day Retreat
Jul 15 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm
Relax, Renew & Reflect: a 5- Day Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 13 – 18, July 15 – 20

Give yourself the gift of five days to renew, reflect and reconnect to yourself, five days in an environment dedicated to spiritual well being. Absorb the beauty of nature and remember what gives your life meaning and joy. This retreat offers a blend of gentle Hatha Yoga, relaxation and spiritual practice. A breather…. When the body and the mind relax, what can happen?

Cost: $970; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power

Register Online

Jul
16
Sat
Bharata Natyam Dance Class with Anusha
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bharata Natyam Dance Class with Anusha @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 16, 10am – 12pm

Dance is part of the synthesis of yoga because it helps to develop one’s body, mind, heart and spirit.” Swami Radha

 

Bharata Natyam Indian Classical dance is one of the most ancient forms of sacred dance and a highly evolved mind-body practice. The practice provides tools to explore the themes such as the experience of connection to the Divine and the potential for liberation. This cherished dance form of India is characterized by humility, discipline, grace and rigorous technique.

Join guest teacher Anusha Fernando, the Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Shakti Dance, for this two hour introduction to Bharata Natyam Indian Classical dance.

No dance experience is required.

A weekend workshop is also being offered (dance experience required).

Cost: $50; $25 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Please contact us to reserve a place in this special class.

Classical Indian Dance Performance
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Classical Indian Dance Performance @ Yasodhara Ashram

Experience a beautiful form of Indian Classical dance offered by Anusha Fernando, Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Shakti Dance. This classical dance is one of the most ancient forms of sacred dance, exploring themes of Divine connection and the potential for liberation.

Anusha will offer Bharata Natyam performances expressing the fusion of Tandava (forceful energy) and Lasya (graceful energy) — illuminating the blended nature of energy contained in the body and mind. An Ashram sacred dance offering and bhajans will round out the evening.

$20 Adults; $15 Seniors & Children. Tickets available at the door

Jul
22
Fri
Cultivating Compassion Retreat
Jul 22 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 24 @ 5:30 pm
Cultivating Compassion Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 27 – 29, July 22 – 24, September 2 – 4

Being compassionate towards ourselves, those around us and the world requires the willingness and courage to be kind-hearted. How do you live an ideal of compassion in a world that seems to express so much of the opposite? How can you deepen your understanding so kindness and concern can grow? Using practices of visualization, meditation and breath, experience the gift of an open heart.

Cost: $465; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Divine Light Invocation


Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Jul
29
Fri
Yoga & Healing Retreat
Jul 29 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 31 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 20 – 22, July 29 – 31

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: $465; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CD:
Relaxation

Register Online

Jul
31
Sun
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Jul 31 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 4 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 6 – 8, July 31 – August 4, October 14 – 18

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:
May 6 – 8: $465; deposit $100
July 31 – August 4: $855; deposit $100

October 14 – 18; $855; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

Register Online

Aug
5
Fri
Temple Celebration
Aug 5 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm
Temple Celebration @ Yasodhara Ashram

The new Temple of Light is moving toward construction and we invite you to celebrate with us! Let’s honour this luminous space that will manifest at the Ashram. The Temple is dedicated not only to the Light in all traditions but to the Light within our own hearts. How do we bring forward a brilliant vision of peace, harmony and resilience in ourselves and our world? Join us in celebrating the unifying and life-giving force that the Temple symbolizes. Take this time for reflection, retreat and celebration!

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

Register Online

Aug
7
Sun
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls
Aug 7 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 7 – 11

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

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

For teen girls ages 13 to 17.

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

Register Online

Aug
12
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Aug 12 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 10 – 12, July 1 – 3, August 12 – 14, December 2 – 4

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: $465; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Aug
13
Sat
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of our environmental initiatives and gardens.

Schedule
11-12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. Please come early to register at the gift shop where you will be directed to the classroom. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.
12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch.
1:15-2:30 – Take a guided tour of our grounds, abundant gardens, environmentally designed buildings and devotional spaces.

Dates
Feb 6, March 5, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 2, July 16, July 30, Aug 13, Aug 27, Sept 3, Sept 17, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3

Cost: $25/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under


Overnight option also available

Register Online

Aug
19
Fri
Yoga & Nature Retreat
Aug 19 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Nature Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 13 – 15, August 19 – 21

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.

Cost: $465; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

Register Online

Sep
2
Fri
Cultivating Compassion Retreat
Sep 2 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm
Cultivating Compassion Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 27 – 29, July 22 – 24, September 2 – 4

Being compassionate towards ourselves, those around us and the world requires the willingness and courage to be kind-hearted. How do you live an ideal of compassion in a world that seems to express so much of the opposite? How can you deepen your understanding so kindness and concern can grow? Using practices of visualization, meditation and breath, experience the gift of an open heart.

Cost: $465; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Divine Light Invocation


Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Sep
8
Thu
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: $100; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Register Online

Sep
23
Fri
Fall Equinox: Finding Balance
Sep 23 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm
Fall Equinox: Finding Balance @ Yasodhara Ashram

March 18 – 20, September 23 – 25

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: $465; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Register Online

Oct
1
Sat
Indian Classical Music Concert
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Indian Classical Music Concert @ Yasodhara Ashram

Immerse yourself in the soothing and melodic sounds of tabla and sitar, offered by Calgary-based Utpal and Swapan – and support the building of the new Temple of Light at Yasodhara Ashram. This is Utpal’s first return concert since 2013.

Come for Indian buffet dinner
(6 pm – $18); please call or email to book.

Oct
2
Sun
Indian Classical Music Workshops
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Indian Classical Music Workshops

Utpal and Swapan will offer two participatory workshops

10 am – 12 noon – An introduction to singing ragas
2 – 4 pm – Playing short compositions with rhythmic cycles

Bring your instruments and notebook.
Call or email to register
Last-minute drop-in is okay too!

Oct
7
Fri
Thanksgiving Weekend
Oct 7 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm
Thanksgiving Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

October 7 – 10

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

Register Online

Oct
14
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Oct 14 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 6 – 8, July 31 – August 4, October 14 – 18

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:
May 6 – 8: $465; deposit $100
July 31 – August 4: $855; deposit $100

October 14 – 18; $855; deposit $100
(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

Register Online

Oct
22
Sat
Evening Prayer Vigil at Yasodhara Ashram
Oct 22 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us for an evening prayer vigil in support of the environment. You are welcome to arrive early for a community tour at 4:30, which will be focused on environmental resilience and what the Ashram has been learning over fifty years of practice and change. Learn about how the community achieved carbon neutrality, our current renewable initiatives and vision for the future.
Join us for a silent dinner for $15. Please call in advance to register for dinner or a ride from the ferry. 250.227.9224

People of all faiths are welcome.

Schedule:
2:50        Ferry leaves Balfour. Take this ferry for tour
3:25        Pick-up from ferry if you walk on – call in advance to register for a ride
4:30        Ashram tour and time to enjoy the grounds
4:30        Ferry leaves Balfour. Take this ferry for dinner
6:00         Dinner —call in advance to register
6:10         Ferry leaves Balfour. Take this ferry for vigil
7:15         Vigil
8:20        Drop-off at ferry

 

Learn more about our environmental initiatives and our daily evening gathering.

Dec
2
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Dec 2 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 10 – 12, July 1 – 3, August 12 – 14, December 2 – 4

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: $465; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Dec
16
Fri
Winter Solstice: Light is Returning
Dec 16 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm
Winter Solstice: Light is Returning @ Yasodhara Ashram

December 16 – 18

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: $465, 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

Dec
30
Fri
New Year’s at the Ashram
Dec 30 2016 @ 6:45 pm – Jan 1 2017 @ 5:30 pm
New Year’s 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 2017.

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

Register Online

Mar
17
Fri
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance
Mar 17 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 19 @ 5:30 pm
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance @ Yasodhara Ashram

March 17 – 19, September 22 – 24

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: $475; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Register Online

Apr
14
Fri
Easter Weekend
Apr 14 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 17 @ 5:30 pm
Easter Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

April 14 -17

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

Register Online

Apr
21
Fri
Love & Healing, A Weekend of Reconciliation with Indigenous Elders
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 23 @ 8:30 pm

April 21 – 23

Join Pahan Pte San Win and Wanbdi Wakita of BearPaw Teaching & Healing (Manitoba) on their return visit to the Ashram. Come for one day, satsangs or the whole weekend! Wanbdi is a Dakota Spiritual Leader and Sundance Chief; Pahan is Lakota, Cree and Metis and her name means Grey Swan Buffalo Woman. They have spent a lifetime exploring and want to share what they have discovered with you.

 

Weekend schedule:

Friday

7:30-8:30 pm Satsang on Sundance of Women (see below) ; Pahan Pte San Win

Saturday

10 am–12:30 pm – Activities and reflection on theme of Love

3 – 5:30 pm – Activities and reflection on theme of Healing

7:30-8:30 pm Satsang: The Life of Holy Man; Wanbdi Wakita

Sunday

10 am-12:30 pm and 3-5:30 pm – Connecting with the Sacred through nature, creativity and ceremony

7:30-8:30 pm Satsang: Songs, prayers, a dedication to Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

Workshops and satsang by donation.

Overnight accommodation – $70 per person

12:30 pm Lunch $13; 6 pm Dinner $18

Please pre-register: 250-227-9224; Registrations@yasodhara.org

 

Sponsored By:

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Vision of a Sundance of Women

All workshop and satsang donations will support a Vision that was revealed to Pahan for a Sundance of Women.

Women will dance for four days fasting from food and water to bring about a great outpouring of the healing medicine of Love. The Spirits of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be honoured. Family members are invited to join us along with all who want to unite for the purpose of healing and harmony.

Location: Sundance grounds, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, Manitoba.
Date: August 2 – 6, 2017 (2017 – 2020 – 4 days for 4 years)
For more information: sundance@wanbdiska.ca

 

 

May
5
Fri
Societies Annual General Meeting
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Societies Annual General Meeting @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 5

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 in this special year of the Temple Rising!

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
12
Fri
Yoga & Healing Retreat
May 12 @ 6:45 pm – May 14 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 12 – 14, Sept 8- 10

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: $475; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CD:
Relaxation

Register Online

May
27
Sat
Blue House Choir Concert
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Concert at the Ashram, with special local guests.

 

Bessie Wapp – theatre artist, musician, educator and Cultural Ambassador of Nelson (2015) – they spread joy, raise awareness and inspire peace. And we have the bonus of seeing our local talents Ellie Reynolds & Deberah Shears!
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Saturday, May 27 – 2-4 pm
$15 in advance or at the door (sliding scale available)
Call 250-227-9224 or email info@yasodhara.org to purchase your ticket.

Jun
5
Mon
Decelerator
Jun 5 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 10 @ 3:45 pm
Decelerator @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 5 – 10

Decelerator is a 5-day retreat that offers you the pause needed to gain a new viewpoint on your life – personally and at work. Participants will explore their personal and spiritual landscape using a blend of yogic practices and sessions inspired by design thinking, appreciative inquiry and open systems theory.

Cost: Private Room: $1390, Shared Room: $1125; $150 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Register Online

Jun
16
Fri
Solstice Retreat: Renewing in the Light
Jun 16 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm
Solstice Retreat: Renewing in the Light @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 16-18

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: $475, 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

Jun
24
Sat
Strawberry Social
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us as we celebrate the 22nd Annual gathering of friends and neighbours!

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

All are welcome. No need to RSVP.

For more information, please contact us.

Funding for the Strawberry Social provided by Columbia Basin Trust. 

Jun
27
Tue
Relaxation Retreat
Jun 27 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 27 -29, Sept 1 – 3, Dec 1 – 3

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: $475; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Jul
4
Tue
Annual Family Retreat
Jul 4 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 8 @ 5:30 pm
Annual Family Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 4 – 8

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, July 4, 2017 (after dinner).

Our 2017 Annual Family Retreat is full. Please call 1-800-661-8711 or email info@yasodhara.org to be added to our wait list.

Cost:
Per Adult — $550; deposit $100
Child 0-6— no charge
Child 6-13— $50
Teen 14-17— $ 170
(See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.


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!

Jul
14
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Jul 14 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 14 – 16, Aug 18 – 20, Oct 27 – 29

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: $475; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

Register Online

Jul
21
Fri
Breath: The Invisible Work
Jul 21 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm
Breath: The Invisible Work @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 21 – 23, Sept 29 – Oct 1

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 stillness, a place of deep mystery and potential. Awaken your intuition and discover what emerges. Find ways to make this internal balance present in your life.

Cost: $475; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Register Online

Jul
28
Fri
Yoga & Nature Retreat
Jul 28 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Nature Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 28 – 30, August 25 – 27

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.

Cost: $475; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

Register Online

Jul
31
Mon
Temple Celebration
Jul 31 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm
Temple Celebration @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 31 – Aug 7

The celebration week includes “Embracing the Sacred” and “Celebrating the Temple of Light,” described below. 

Embracing the Sacred
July 31 – Aug 4
Take time to pause and internalize what the Temple of Light means to you. Where is this place of hope, unity and peace in yourself? What is your doorway in? Come together to reflect with others who share values of peace and inclusivity and who stand together for a better world. This program blends special events, spacious retreat with practice time and joyful preparations that will lead into the Temple Celebration. Each day follows the path of the Kundalini system—from building a firm foundation to opening to the Light of the heart. Come for one day or all four!

Registration in Embracing the Sacred includes a globally inspired dance performance – DanceFusion: Slava Doval and Olivia Castiglione with local youth dancers – Tuesday, August 1, 7 pm.

Cost: $215/day; $830 for all 4 days; $100/deposit. Sliding scale available.

 

Celebrating the Temple of Light
Aug 4 – 7
Join us for this momentous event! Experience the rich resonance of the emerging new Temple and carry its vibration with you when you leave. The celebration will include a Temple dedication as well as special guests and workshops. We will enjoy delicious food and engage in diverse perspectives through art, dance, song and ceremony. Let’s come together to honour Swami Radha’s vision of a sacred space open to all, a space where we rise above differences and find our unity in the Light.

Registration in Celebrating the Temple of Light includes Indian Classical Dance: Krishan Plays with Anusha Fernando – Saturday, August 5, 7:30 pm and Introductory Indian Classical Dance Class on Sunday, August 6, 10am-12pm (optional).

Cost: $625; $100/deposit. Sliding scale available.

Cost if attending both: $1300; $100 deposit. Sliding scale available. (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Register Online

Aug
1
Tue
DanceFusion: Slava Doval and Olivia Castiglione with local youth dancers
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
DanceFusion: Slava Doval and Olivia Castiglione with local youth dancers

DanceFusion: Slava Doval and Olivia Castiglione with local youth dancers will lead off the Temple of Light Celebrations (in Mandala House) with contemporary choreographies that touch on friendship, freedom, love, prayer and the humanness that connects us all. Colourful costumes, athletic grace and passion blend together to create a touching performance that will appeal to an audience of all ages. Be prepared to be moved, to cry or smile with this show. Offerings by some of the Ashram’s creative residents will lead into DanceFusion’s set.

Slava Doval was born in Slovakia and grew up in Crawford Bay and Riondel. She credits dancing in the Ashram’s sacred dance tradition as a formative experience in understanding that dance can be an art that speaks to the spirit in a way that words often fail.

Cost: $15 Adults; $10 Seniors; Youth 17 and under free.

Tickets: Available in advance (info@yasodhara.org or 250-227-9224) or at the door

Children quietly seated are welcome.

This event is part of our Temple Celebrations.

Aug
5
Sat
Indian Classical Dance: Krishna Plays
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm
Indian Classical Dance: Krishna Plays

Anusha Fernando, the Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Shakti Dance, will offer an excerpt of her inspiring and delightful solo production, Krishna Plays – our first performance in the new Temple!  Anusha’s production is choreographed to the poetry of the saint poet Surdas and expresses the colourful and playful exploits of Krishna.

Anusha’s work highlights the depth of Bharata Natyam’s traditional repertoire, as well as its interdisciplinary potential. By fusing words, music and movement, Anusha illuminates Indian dance as an expressive tool with universal application.

Cost: $20 Adults; $15 Seniors; Youth 17 and under free.
Children quietly seated are welcome.

Tickets in advance (info@yasodhara.org or 250-227-9224) or at the door.

On Sunday, August 6 from 10 am to noon, Anusha will also offer an introductory dance workshop on the Bharata Natyam style of Indian classical dance.

This event is part of our Temple Celebrations.

Aug
6
Sun
Introductory Indian Classical Dance Class
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Introductory Indian Classical Dance Class

Introductory Indian Classical Dance Class – with Anusha Fernando of Vancouver’s Shakti Dance

Participants will explore Bharata Natyam style of Indian Classical dance as both a meditative and expressive tool and enjoy its rhythmic and gesture language. This workshop is open to everyone, whether new or experienced with the dance.

Cost: $50; $25 deposit (included in day or weekend registration)
To Register: registration@yasodhara.org or 250-227-9224

Anusha will offer Indian Classical Dance: Krishna Plays – Saturday, August 5, 7:30 pm.

This event is part of our Temple Celebrations.

Aug
13
Sun
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls
Aug 13 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm
Shakti Camp for Teen Girls @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 13 – 17

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

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

For teen girls ages 13 to 17.

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

Register Online

Aug
18
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Aug 18 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 14 – 16, Aug 18 – 20, Oct 27 – 29

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: $475; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

Register Online

Aug
25
Fri
Yoga & Nature Retreat
Aug 25 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Nature Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 28 – 30, August 25 – 27

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.

Cost: $475; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

Register Online

Sep
1
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Sep 1 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 3 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 27 -29, Sept 1 – 3, Dec 1 – 3

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: $475; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Sep
8
Fri
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: $100/day; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Register Online

Yoga & Healing Retreat
Sep 8 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 10 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 12 – 14, Sept 8- 10

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: $475; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CD:
Relaxation

Register Online

Sep
22
Fri
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance
Sep 22 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance @ Yasodhara Ashram

March 17 – 19, September 22 – 24

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: $475; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Register Online

Sep
29
Fri
Breath: The Invisible Work
Sep 29 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm
Breath: The Invisible Work @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 21 – 23, Sept 29 – Oct 1

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 stillness, a place of deep mystery and potential. Awaken your intuition and discover what emerges. Find ways to make this internal balance present in your life.

Cost: $475; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Register Online

Oct
6
Fri
Thanksgiving Weekend
Oct 6 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm
Thanksgiving Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

October 6 – 9

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

Register Online

Oct
27
Fri
Stilling the Mind Retreat
Oct 27 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm
Stilling the Mind Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 14 – 16, Aug 18 – 20, Oct 27 – 29

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: $475; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

Register Online

Nov
30
Thu
Free Community Tea
Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We invite you to come as our guest for a Community Tea.

This is the day that the Ashram traditionally honours the life of its founder, Swami Radha. Join us for tea and cookies, a visit with friends, and a tour of our new Temple of Light

Date: Thursday, November 30th, 3 pm MST, 2pm PST (Nelson Time)

Our new “Temple of Light” video will be shown during the tea, followed by a Temple tour, approx. 4 pm.

For anyone wishing to support the East Shore Christmas Hamper, there will be a drop-off place at the Ashram.

For information about this event at the Ashram:
Call 250-227-9224 or info@yasodhara.org

Dec
1
Fri
Relaxation Retreat
Dec 1 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 3 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

2017: Dec 1 – 3
2018: June 29 – July 1, Aug 31 – Sept 2

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: $475; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Dec
15
Fri
Solstice Retreat: Light is Returning
Dec 15 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm
Solstice Retreat: Light is Returning @ Yasodhara Ashram

December 15 – 17

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: $475, 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

Dec
30
Sat
New Year at the Ashram
Dec 30 2017 @ 6:45 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 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 2018. We will see midnight in the new Temple of Light!

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

Register Online

Mar
16
Fri
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance
Mar 16 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 18 @ 5:30 pm
Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance @ Yasodhara Ashram

Mar 16 – 18, Sept 21 – 23

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: $490; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Register Online

Mar
30
Fri
Easter Weekend
Mar 30 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm
Easter Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

Mar 30 – Apr 2

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

Register Online

Apr
20
Fri
Walking Together into a Hopeful Future – Reconciliation with Indigenous People
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 22 @ 8:30 pm

April 20 – 22

Pahan Pte San Win and Wanbdi Wakita, indigenous teachers and healers from Manitoba and Ashram friends, will be our guides for two days focused on Indigenous wisdom, reconciliation and the lost sisters. Wanbdi is a Dakota Spiritual Leader and Sundance Chief; Pahan is Lakota, Cree and Metis and her name means Grey Swan Buffalo Woman. They have spent a lifetime exploring and want to share what they have discovered with you.

Indigenous teachings provide a roadmap that lead us towards a life on Mother Earth that is both harmonious and sustainable. It requires a return to balance within – heart, mind, body and Spirit – and without.

Explore the concept of reconciliation as a practice that requires decision-making, intention, a shift in perspective and a commitment that is accompanied by action. Create personal action plans that identify steps that you will take to begin the practice of reconciliation as a way of life

Explore the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and how it is fueled by racism and marginalization. Identify examples of Acts of Love (including the Walking with our Sisters Exhibit and the Sundance of Women) that are healing the wrongs. Answer the question, “How do I become an ally?”

Weekend schedule

Friday 
7:30-8:30 pm – Satsang: Pahan Pte San Win “The Healing Medicine of Love”

Saturday
10 am-12:30 pm – Activities and reflection on “Returning to the Peace Road”
3-5:30 pm – Activities and reflection on “Reconciliation: Love in Action”
7:30-8:30 pm – Satsang: Wanbdi Wakita “Taku Wakan – Something Sacred”

Sunday 
10 am-12:30 pm Activities and reflection on “the Lost Sisters” & What is an Ally?
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 Indigenous Women

Please pre-register: 250-227-9224; Registrations@yasodhara.org

Cost: Workshops and satsang by donation. Overnight accommodation (shared) – $100 per person/night incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner. For day guests, meals are available: 12:30 pm Lunch $13; 6 pm Dinner $18. Please pre-register.

Net proceeds support Pahan’s Sundance of Women to be held in Manitoba in 2018 (the second of four annual Sundances honouring the Spirits of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls).

Apr
27
Fri
Awakening Wonder (Spring Discount – 15%)
Apr 27 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm
Awakening Wonder (Spring Discount – 15%) @ Yasodhara Ashram

April 27 – 29, July 23 – 25

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: $490; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Register Online

May
4
Fri
Societies Annual General Meeting
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Societies Annual General Meeting @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 4

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 in this special year of the Temple Rising!

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

Register Online

Breath: The Invisible Work (Spring Discount – 15%)
May 4 @ 6:45 pm – May 6 @ 5:30 pm
Breath: The Invisible Work (Spring Discount – 15%) @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 4 – 6, Sept 28 – 30

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 stillness, a place of deep mystery and potential. Awaken your intuition and discover what emerges. Find ways to make this internal balance present in your life.

Cost: $490; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Register Online

May
11
Fri
Yoga & Healing Retreat (Spring Discount – 15%)
May 11 @ 6:45 pm – May 13 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Healing Retreat (Spring Discount – 15%) @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 11 – 13, Sept 14 – 16

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: $490; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CD:
Relaxation

Register Online

Jun
1
Fri
Yoga & Nature Retreat (Spring Discount – 15%)
Jun 1 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 3 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga & Nature Retreat (Spring Discount – 15%) @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 1 – 3, July 27 – 29, Aug 24 – 26

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.

Cost: $490; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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

Register Online

Jun
19
Tue
Decelerator
Jun 19 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm
Decelerator @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 19 – 24

Decelerator is a 5-day workshop that offers you the pause needed to gain a new viewpoint on your life – personally and at work. Participants will explore their personal and spiritual landscape using a blend of yogic practices and sessions inspired by leadership frameworks.

An of Era of Acceleration
People are under tremendous pressures today, perhaps greater than at any other time in history. Whatever the lifestyle, one seems to move too fast to digest the experiences that take place each day. The pressure felt is not exclusively because of work, but also due to the enormous amount of material that has to be assimilated to survive in a highly competitive environment.

The natural life rhythm simply cannot absorb the constant impact of living in a hyper-connected, media rich, turbulent environment.

Quite simply, people are destabilized and fatigued.

As catalysts engaged in creating a better world, we need energy to persevere. The true source of power and renewal is often buried to such a degree that support is needed to reclaim it. Once reclaimed we can realign with our intentions with new awareness and new strategies.

For more information, visit: www.decelerator.ca

Cost: Private Room: $1390, Shared Room: $1125; $150 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

There is a modest sliding scale available. For more information, email prior to registering: hello@decelerator.ca

Register Online

Jun
22
Fri
Solstice Retreat: Renewing in the Light (Spring Discount – 15%)
Jun 22 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 24 @ 5:30 pm
Solstice Retreat: Renewing in the Light (Spring Discount – 15%) @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 22 – 24

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: $490, 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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Jun
23
Sat
Grand Opening of the Temple of Light & Strawberry Social
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grand Opening of the Temple of Light & Strawberry Social @ Yasodhara Ashram

Welcome one and all to our 23rd annual Strawberry Social, this year featuring the public opening of the Temple of Light.

Let’s celebrate the completion of this sacred space, which will serve the Ashram, the local community and pilgrims from around the world.

Schedule:

1 pm – Strawberry Social Starts
2:30 – 3:30 pm Ceremonies at the Temple (ribbon cutting, brief comments, Slava Doval dance performance)
3:30 – 5:00 time in Temple, socializing

Come, enjoy Creston strawberries and visit one of the new wonders of the Kootenays!

All are welcome. No need to RSVP.

For more information, please contact us.

Jun
29
Fri
Relaxation Retreat (Spring Discount – 15%)
Jun 29 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm
Relaxation Retreat (Spring Discount - 15%) @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 29 – July 1, Aug 31 – Sept 2

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: $490; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing

Recommended CD:
Relaxation and The Divine Light Invocation

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Jul
3
Tue
Annual Family Retreat
Jul 3 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 7 @ 5:30 pm
Annual Family Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 3 – 7

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, July 3, 2018 (after dinner).

Cost:
Per Adult — $550; deposit $100
Child 0-6— no charge
Child 6-13— $50
Teen 14-17— $ 170

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.

Our Annual Family Retreat for 2018 is full. Please contact us to have your name added to the wait list.

Jul
16
Mon
Shining Brightly: Retreat with Swami Lalitananda
Jul 16 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm
Shining Brightly: Retreat with Swami Lalitananda @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 16 – 20

How can you cultivate an understanding heart, a compassionate spirit, a luminous mind? In this four-day retreat, allow your questions to surface. Enter a space of curiosity, reflection and creativity as you explore your inner world. Supported by the beauty of the Ashram landscape and by the vibrant atmosphere of the new Temple, discover what needs to be revealed so you can shine more brightly.

Led by Swami Lalitananda, senior teacher and president of Yasodhara Ashram, you are invited to expand your awareness, let go of old burdens and lighten up! Discover the benefits of proven yogic practices and the limitless quality of sacred space. Open to all — whether new or experienced in Yasodhara teachings.

Cost: $950; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.