Note: All on-site programming is cancelled due to COVID Precautions. See Two Month Karma Yoga Program as an on-site option, and Online Offerings for virtual connection with the teachings. Yoga Development Course 2021 will be our first on-site program offered.

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Sep
25
Fri
(Cancelled) Ecological Grief: A Pathway to Resilience, Self and Earth Care
Sep 25 @ 4:30 pm – Sep 28 @ 10:30 am
(Cancelled) Ecological Grief: A Pathway to Resilience, Self and Earth Care @ Yasodhara Ashram

Sept 25 – 28

How can we face the climate emergencies and resulting suffering on Earth with clear eyes and an open heart? How can we strengthen resilience as we deepen our capacity to act for a just and sustainable world?

This workshop provides a roadmap to metabolize pain into courage, compassion and creativity—qualities that allow us to respond with wisdom and integrity. Combining Yasodhara’s timeless yogic practices with Joanne Macy’s Work that Reconnects (deep ecology and engaged Buddhism), we will reflect and cultivate the mind, body and heart.

Designed to inspire and energize those who care about ecological and social justice, the
workshop offers a supportive structure for fostering resilience and directing the power of our human imagination into action in service of life.

Join Robin Macdonald, a Communal Grief Care Facilitator and Yasodhara Yoga Ottawa teacher, and Paris Marshall Smith, currently working with Kootenay communities to support low carbon resilient living, for this first-time offering at the 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.


Sep
30
Wed
(Cancelled) Breath: Pathway to Peace
Sep 30 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 3 @ 10:30 am
(Cancelled) Breath: Pathway to Peace @ Yasodhara Ashram

Sept 30 – Oct 3

Breath is the key to quiet the mind, create space and allow clarity to emerge. Between the ingoing and outgoing breath, there is a centre of peace, a place of deep mystery and potential. Awaken your intuition and discover what emerges. Through learning a variety of breathing practices, you can find ways to build and strengthen a path of peace in your life.

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


Oct
5
Mon
(Cancelled) Focus Inward, Focus Forward with Swami Lalitananda
Oct 5 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 10 @ 10:30 am
(Cancelled) Focus Inward, Focus Forward with Swami Lalitananda @ Yasodhara Ashram

Oct 5 – 10

Join Ashram president, Swami Lalitananda, for four days of joyful introspection that can help you prepare for your next steps. Meet with others to expand awareness through spiritual practice, reflection, dialogue and action.

Cost: $1100; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Package includes dinner on day of arrival, shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, workshops and evening satsangs. Optional hatha class and breakfast are included on day of departure.


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

October 9 – 12

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

Cost: $550 for 3 nights, $160 for an extra night; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Package includes dinner on day of arrival, shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, workshops and evening satsangs. Optional hatha class and breakfast are included on day of departure.


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

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

Reflect Reconnect Renew

  • Heal your mind and body
  • Develop an authentic yoga practice
  • Access your inner wisdom
  • Navigate life transitions
  • Discover tools to create more meaning, joy & relaxation

Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be — ten days reprieve from stress in a safe and nurturing place of reflection.

For students of all levels, this course offers practices that support your personal and spiritual development. Instruction is given in a variety of traditional yoga and meditation practices such as mantra and visualization combined with in-depth self-development courses such as Life Seals, Dream Yoga and the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga.

Following the 10 Day Yoga Journey, we offer a free extended-stay program for up to seven days to support you in putting your learnings into action. The program is focused on Karma Yoga and experiencing life in our Ashram community. This includes participation in daily hatha, reflection time and evening satsangs. See Pathways for Living & Serving in the Ashram Community for more information about longer term stay opportunities.

Go to our 10 Day Yoga Journey page for more details and testimonials..

Cost: $1770; deposit $200 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Package includes dinner on day of arrival, shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, workshops and evening satsangs. Optional hatha class and breakfast are included on day of departure.

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power
Kundalini Yoga for the West
Realities of the Dreaming Mind

Oct
16
Fri
(Cancelled) Exploring Dream Messages
Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 19 @ 10:30 am
(Cancelled) Exploring Dream Messages @ Yasodhara Ashram

Oct 16 – 19

Dreams are a gateway to intuition—sometimes inspiring, always mysterious and often confusing. They carry messages waiting to be opened and understood. What is my next step? What can I learn from a difficult situation? What gives my life meaning? Learn a time-tested method to invite your dream symbols to speak, offering guidance and clear steps to action.

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

Recommended book:
Realities of the Dreaming Mind

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

Oct 23 – 26

What is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? Each day you will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. The natural beauty and silence of the Ashram support your search for this silence and beauty within.

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

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

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

December 18 – 21

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

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

Recommended book:
The Divine Light Invocation

Recommended CD:
The Divine Light Invocation CD

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

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

Cost: $550/3 nights, $160/extra night; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Package includes dinner on day of arrival, shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, workshops and evening satsangs. Optional hatha class and breakfast are included on day of departure.


Jan
3
Sun
Yoga Development Course
Jan 3 @ 4:30 pm – Apr 18 @ 10:30 am
Yoga Development Course @ Yasodhara Ashram

The Yoga Development Course (YDC) offers yoga in the deepest sense of the word, a path leading to liberation.

2021 will be a special year for the Yoga Development Course. To ensure your safety, we are limiting the intake for the course to comply with BC coronavirus requirements. Each person will prepare for the course by participating in a two-week guided private retreat with reading materials. This will also act as a quarantine period, prior to the launch of the classes and workshops from January 18. The YDC includes morning Hatha Yoga classes, daily workshops and evening satsangs in the Temple of Light.

Come and expand your understanding. Heal. The program, set in the Ashram’s pristine forest and lake during the quiet winter, offers a balance of self-inquiry and group work in community, a process that leads to new discoveries and purposeful change.
 
 
2021: January 3 – April 19 in two parts:
– Jan. 3 – 17- private guided retreat (quarantine) followed by
– Jan. 18 – April 19 YDC

The fee for the course, which includes accommodation and meals, retreat and course time:
2021:

– Private room sharing a bathroom with 1 person – $9550
– Private room with ensuite – $11,500
– Partners sharing an ensuite – $8050 per person

Following the YDC, we offer an extended-stay program for up to five months at no charge to support you in putting your YDC learnings into action. The program is focused on Karma Yoga and active engagement in the Ashram community – another wonderful opportunity to live and grow in spiritual community. This includes participation in daily hatha, reflection time, evening satsangs and weekly classes with your peers.

The YDC is the prerequisite for our Teacher Certification programs.

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