Media Contact

Please direct all media inquiries to:

Gauri Taylor-Topp, Media Relations

phone: (250)-227-9224
toll-free: 1-800-661-8711
fax: (250)-227-9494

email: gauri@yasodhara.org


Media Backgrounder

Media Backgrounder – Yasodhara Ashram and the new Temple of Light (PDF)

 

Press Releases

 

High-Resolution Images

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Annual Reports

 

Media Coverage Highlights
  • The Best Yoga Retreats of 2022 – Verywell Fit – 2022
  • 2022 The Ultimate B.C. Staycation Guide: Yasodhara Ashram in the Kootenays – Vancouver Magazine – 2022
  • 2019 International Awards Program for Religious Art & Architecture – Faith & Form – The Interfaith Journal on Religion, Art & Architecture. – 2019
  • Unseen Forces: Temple of Light, Kootenay Bay, British Columbia. – Canadian Architect – June 1, 2020
  • Updated list of cancellations in the Nelson region. – Nelson Star – March 16, 2020
  • Yasodhara Ashram Offers ‘Exotic’ Creston Valley Experience – Creston Valley Advance – January 28, 2020
  • Find Inner Enlightenment at Yasodhara Ashram – Vancouver Sun – December 14, 2019
  • Find Inner Enlightenment at Yasodhara Ashram – The Province – December 10, 2019
  • Escape the holiday madness for soothing spa pampering – These three beautiful wellness getaways offer comfort for body and soul – West Coast Homes and Design – November 23, 2019
  • Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Awards in Architecture – Innovation Award for Patkau Architects for the Temple of Light – November 7, 2019
  • Wellness in the Rockies: Transitional travel experiences on the rise – Active Life, November 6, 2019
  • Namaste! Yoga Retreat in British Columbia’s Kootenay Lake Region – Go World Travel Magazine, November 1, 2019
  • Nourishing mind, body and spirit (Yasodhara Yoga studio prepares to celebrate 30 years in Spokane Sept 28) – Spokesman Review September 2019
  • Support Youth At Climate Strike – Nelson Star, Sept. 18, 2019
  • Joined in Light – Glass Canada, June 2019
  • Finding the Light – Nuvo Magazine, Spring 2019
  • Awards of Merit in Architecture / Buildings Under 1000 Square Metres – Azure, June 6, 2019
  • Sustainability In Todays World (PDF) – Kindered Spirit (UK), May/June 2019 Issue 164
  • 5 Awesome Things to do in Vancouver This Week (May 20-26) – Vancouver Magazine, May 21, 2019
  • Catch a Rare, Revealing Talk with Architect John Patkau This May – Western Living, May 16, 2019
  • Ohm for a Holiday: Experiencing an Architectural Marvel Alongside Some Inner Peace – Western Living Magazine, May 9, 2019
  • Tapestry – A Prayer To The Earth – Nelson Star, March 28, 2019
  • Ashram Temple Wins Design Award – Creston Valley Advance, March 26, 2019
  • Excellence in Structural and Architectual Wood Design Recognized at 2019 Wood Design Awards in BC – CISION, March 5, 2019
  • Zen Out at These 10 Spiritual Retreats in BC – Daily Hive, February 6, 2019
  • Feeling the Energy at the Yasodhara Ashram – Canadian World Traveller, Winter 2018-19
  • Temple of Light by Patkau Architects – Architectural Record, January 3, 2019
  • The 10 Best Canadian Architecture Projects of 2018 – Azure Magazine, December 22, 2018
  • I Attended a Retreat at Yasodhara Ashram in BC, This Is What It Was Like! – Seattle Yoga News, November 18, 2018
  • 9 very B.C. ways to stay warm as the temperature drops – Georgia Straight, November 5, 2018
  • This is the Life – The big sales pitch – Creston Valley Advance, August 11, 2018
  • Temple of Light rises again after devastating fire – Journal of Commerce, July 26, 2018
  • Patkau’s Temple of Light reopens four years after fire – Canadian Architect, July 9, 2018
  • Spearhead Inc. enables beautiful architecture – Kootenay Business, July 6, 2018
  • New Temple of Light opening celebrated – Nelson Star, July 5, 2018
  • This is the life – The light shines in – Creston Valley Advance, June 28, 2018
  • New temple opens at Yasodhara Ashram – Creston Valley Advance, June 28, 2018
  • Grand opening for new Temple of Light – Nelson Star, June 16, 2018
  • New Temple of Light opening celebrated – Trail Times, July 6, 2018
  • Ripple Effect: a Kootenay outdoor-indoor sonic experience at Yasodhara Ashram – Nelson Star, May 31, 2018
  • 7 Gastronomic Experiences in B.C. Worth Travelling For – Western Living Magazine, May 8, 2018
  • Temple of Light Completed Video with Swami Lalitananda – Kootenay Business TV, Dec. 2017
  • After being destroyed in a fire, Canadian-firm Patkau Architects rebuilds the Temple of Light – Archinet, July 6, 2017
  • A Day of Karma Yoga: Visiting Kootenay Bay’s Yasodhara Ashram – Kootenay Rockies Blog, June 30, 2017
  • ‘A lotus opening’: B.C. ashram welcomes new temple after devastating fire – CBC, June 24, 2017
  • Yasodhara Ashram ecstatic about rebuilt temple – Nelson Star, June 7, 2017
  • Patkau Architects design yoga retreat in Kootenay Bay – Canadian Architect, June 2015