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Jan
8
Fri
The Yoga Development Course
Jan 8 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm
The Yoga Development Course @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Yoga Development Course (YDC) is an intensive three-month program designed to expand awareness through personal and spiritual development. Built on a series of integrated workshops that weave experiential learning with various practices of yoga, the YDC offers powerful tools for transforming and enhancing life. The course is valuable not only to yoga students and teachers but to all those who wish to make lasting changes and to live a richer, more meaningful life.

The YDC is the prerequisite for our Teacher Certification programs.

Read more…

Jul
15
Fri
Bharata Natyam Dance Workshop with Anusha
Jul 15 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm
Bharata Natyam Dance Workshop with Anusha @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 15 – 17

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

 

Join guest teacher Anusha Fernando, the Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Shakti Dance, for a weekend of Bharata Natyam Indian Classical dance.

 

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.

 

Some dance experience is required.

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A two-hour dance class (no dance experience required) is also being offered.

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

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.

Aug
22
Mon
Care for Caregivers
Aug 22 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm
Care for Caregivers @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 22 – 24

Whether you are in a professional or personal care-giving position, give yourself time to renew and refresh. Nourish and revitalize yourself in the life-affirming beauty of nature and through yogic practices such as Hatha, relaxation, breath awareness, mantra and Light. Reconnect to that centre of knowing, your inner strength and heart’s desire, by listening within. Can you fill yourself so fully that you are replenished enough to give back freely from that greater source?

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 CDs:
Relaxation

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Aug
26
Fri
Transitions
Aug 26 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm
Transitions @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 26 – 28

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

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

Cost: $465; $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

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Women Holding the Earth
Aug 26 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 30 @ 5:30 pm
Women Holding the Earth @ Yasodhara Ashram

August 26 – 30

Through dance, yoga and time in nature connect with your body on the sacred ground of the Ashram. Become grounded in yourself through self-exploration and dialogue with other women. Where are we in the world cycle? How can you make a difference? What is happening in your personal world? Find and nurture the sacred within through devotional practice, caring for yourself and listening to the wisdom and cycles of our Mother, the Earth.

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

Recommended book:
Carried by a Promise
Radha: Diary of a Woman’s Search

The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Jan
9
Mon
The Yoga Development Course
Jan 9 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm
The Yoga Development Course @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Yoga Development Course (YDC) is an intensive three-month program designed to expand awareness through personal and spiritual development. Built on a series of integrated workshops that weave experiential learning with various practices of yoga, the YDC offers powerful tools for transforming and enhancing life. The course is valuable not only to yoga students and teachers but to all those who wish to make lasting changes and to live a richer, more meaningful life.

The YDC is the prerequisite for our Teacher Certification programs.

Read more…

May
5
Fri
Conscious Living in Times of Change
May 5 @ 6:45 pm – May 7 @ 5:30 pm
Conscious Living in Times of Change @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 5 – 7, Oct 20 – 22

We live in a world of fast-paced, continual change – processing endless input and meeting demands for flexibility and quick decisions. As life speeds up, we can lose perspective and a deep sense of meaning. Yogic practices are designed to bring us back to our ‘grounding,’ to stillness and to connection to purpose. Join us for a breath, relaxation, visualisation and reflection – a time of returning to centre.

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

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May
19
Fri
Women Holding the Earth
May 19 @ 6:45 pm – May 23 @ 5:30 pm
Women Holding the Earth @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 19 – 23, July 23 – 27

Through dance, yoga and time in nature connect with your body on the sacred ground of the Ashram. Become grounded in yourself through self-exploration and dialogue with other women. Where are we in the world cycle? How can you make a difference? What is happening in your personal world? Find and nurture the sacred within through devotional practice, caring for yourself and listening to the wisdom and cycles of our Mother, the Earth.

Cost: $860; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Carried by a Promise
Radha: Diary of a Woman’s Search

The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

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
9
Fri
Transitions: Embracing Change
Jun 9 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 11 @ 5:30 pm
Transitions: Embracing Change @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 9 – 11, Aug 11 – 13

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

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

Cost: $475; $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

Register Online

Jul
23
Sun
Women Holding the Earth
Jul 23 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm
Women Holding the Earth @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 19 – 23, July 23 – 27

Through dance, yoga and time in nature connect with your body on the sacred ground of the Ashram. Become grounded in yourself through self-exploration and dialogue with other women. Where are we in the world cycle? How can you make a difference? What is happening in your personal world? Find and nurture the sacred within through devotional practice, caring for yourself and listening to the wisdom and cycles of our Mother, the Earth.

Cost: $860; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Recommended book:
Carried by a Promise
Radha: Diary of a Woman’s Search

The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Aug
11
Fri
Transitions: Embracing Change
Aug 11 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 13 @ 5:30 pm
Transitions: Embracing Change @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 9 – 11, Aug 11 – 13

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

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

Cost: $475; $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

Register Online

Oct
20
Fri
Conscious Living in Times of Change
Oct 20 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm
Conscious Living in Times of Change @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 5 – 7, Oct 20 – 22

We live in a world of fast-paced, continual change – processing endless input and meeting demands for flexibility and quick decisions. As life speeds up, we can lose perspective and a deep sense of meaning. Yogic practices are designed to bring us back to our ‘grounding,’ to stillness and to connection to purpose. Join us for a breath, relaxation, visualisation and reflection – a time of returning to centre.

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

Register Online

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

The Yoga Development Course (YDC) is an intensive three-month program designed to expand awareness through personal and spiritual development. Built on a series of integrated workshops that weave experiential learning with various practices of yoga, the YDC offers powerful tools for transforming and enhancing life. The course is valuable not only to yoga students and teachers but to all those who wish to make lasting changes and to live a richer, more meaningful life.

The YDC is the prerequisite for our Teacher Certification programs.

Read more…

Jun
8
Fri
Transitions: Embracing Change (Spring Discount – 15%)
Jun 8 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 10 @ 5:30 pm
Transitions: Embracing Change (Spring Discount – 15%) @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 8 – 10, Aug 10 – 12, Oct 19 – 21

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

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

Cost: $490; $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

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

Aug
10
Fri
Transitions: Embracing Change
Aug 10 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 12 @ 5:30 pm
Transitions: Embracing Change @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 8 – 10, Aug 10 – 12, Oct 19 – 21

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

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

Cost: $490; $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

Register Online

Aug
17
Fri
A Weekend of Devotional Dance
Aug 17 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm
A Weekend of Devotional Dance @ Yasodhara Ashram

Aug 17-19

Experience the joy of devotion through the graceful and powerful movements of sacred dance. Explore how devotion can be directed through the rhythms and gestures of Indian dance and how to bring this joy into your life while asking—what are you devoted to? What do you want to cultivate within yourself?

The Ashram is delighted to welcome back Anusha Fernando, artistic director of Vancouver’s Shakti Dance along with Ashram dance teacher, Swami Yasodananda, for this inspiring weekend of devotional dance and reflection. Anusha has studied Bharata Natyam dance for over 25 years and received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and the B.C. Arts Council. She will be offering a Saturday evening performance called “Devotions – a Repertoire of Bharata Natyam dance ” which will illuminate Bharata Natyam’s rich range of expression. Anusha will give an introductory Bharata Natyam dance class during the retreat, as well as classes for those who have experience with the Bharata Natyam tradition. Swami Yasodananda, will offer reflection classes, exploring how devotion can be directed through the rhythms and gestures of Indian dance.

Those new to the dance are welcome.

Cost: $490; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Anusha will also offer a 2-hour introductory workshop on this ancient classical dance of India on Sunday, August 19th, 10-noon. Cost: $50.00. Email info@yasodhara.org for more information and to register.

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Oct
19
Fri
Transitions: Embracing Change
Oct 19 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm
Transitions: Embracing Change @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 8 – 10, Aug 10 – 12, Oct 19 – 21

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

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

Cost: $490; $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

Register Online

Jan
9
Wed
Yoga Development Course 2019: Celebrating 50 Years of Learning
Jan 9 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm
Yoga Development Course 2019: Celebrating 50 Years of Learning @ Yasodhara Ashram

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

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

During the YDC, spiritual practices such as mantra, dream yoga and Light meditations help you access hidden levels of mind. And three months of reflection supports a process of clarification. Who are you now and how do you want to live your life? Which old patterns are limiting? Where have you created a helpful foundation?

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the YDC. Swami Radha’s original vision is vibrantly alive at the core of this program while Swami Radhananda’s experiential learning approach updates the teaching process.

The YDC is the prerequisite for our Teacher Certification programs.

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

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Jun
7
Fri
Transitions: Embracing Change
Jun 7 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 9 @ 5:30 pm
Transitions: Embracing Change @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 7 – 9, Aug 23 – 25

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

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

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

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online

Jul
12
Fri
Yoga is Dance, Dance is Yoga
Jul 12 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 14 @ 5:30 pm
Yoga is Dance, Dance is Yoga @ Yasodhara Ashram
Experience the Transformative Power of Sacred Dance

Jul 12 – 14

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

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

Anusha Fernando, the artistic director of Shakti Dance in Vancouver, will be returning to the Ashram, along with members of her company, to be part of this special weekend devoted to sacred dance.  Swami Yasodananda from Spokane Yasodhara Yoga Center will be joining Anusha in offering dance sessions through the weekend.

While at the Ashram, Anusha will offer an evening of Bharata Natyam dance called “Refuge—Finding our True Home”. The pieces are an expression of two central themes in Bharata Natyam’s repertoire: our longing to become intimate with our true nature and the importance of appreciating the ground on which we stand. The performance will be Sunday evening in the Ashram’s beautiful Temple of Light.

No dance experience necessary.
Fee includes Bharata Natyam performance in the Temple of Light with Anusha Fernando

Cost: $350; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang. After the program ends, stay overnight and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

Register Online

Aug
23
Fri
Transitions: Embracing Change
Aug 23 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 25 @ 5:30 pm
Transitions: Embracing Change @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 7 – 9, Aug 23 – 25

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

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

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

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Register Online