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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.

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May
4
Fri
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.

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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

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May
25
Fri
Life Seals: Mapping Personal Symbolism (Spring Discount – 15%)
May 25 @ 6:45 pm – May 27 @ 5:30 pm
Life Seals: Mapping Personal Symbolism (Spring Discount – 15%) @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 25 – 27

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

Cost: $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

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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

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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

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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
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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Straight Walk: A Path of Perception (Spring Discount – 15%)
Jun 29 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm
Straight Walk: A Path of Perception (Spring Discount – 15%) @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 29 – July 1

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

Cost: $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

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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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Jun
21
Fri
Solstice Retreat: Renewing in the Light
Jun 21 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 23 @ 5:30 pm
Solstice Retreat: Renewing in the Light @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 21 – 23
Stay overnight after the program ends and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

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

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

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation CD

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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.

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Jul
29
Mon
Straight Walk: Steps to Awareness
Jul 29 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 31 @ 5:30 pm
Straight Walk: Steps to Awareness @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 29 – 31

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

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

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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

May 29 – June 1

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

Cost: $550; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Package includes dinner on day of arrival, shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, workshops and evening satsangs. Optional hatha class and breakfast are included on day of departure.

 

 

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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

June 19 – 22

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

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

Cost: $550, deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Package includes dinner on day of arrival, shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, workshops and evening satsangs. Optional hatha class and breakfast are included on day of departure.

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation CD

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

Aug 7 – 10

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

Cost: $550; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Package includes dinner on day of arrival, shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, workshops and evening satsangs. Optional hatha class and breakfast are included on day of departure.

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

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

Aug 21 – 27

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

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

More details to come.

Cost: $TBD; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Package includes dinner on day of arrival, shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, workshops and evening satsangs. Optional hatha class and breakfast are included on day of departure.

Registration opening soon.