Program Search

Sep
20
Fri

Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance

Sep 20 2019 @ 6:45 pm — Sep 22 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Rest & Renewal, Burnout / Stress Relief, Healing, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery
sunset over mountains with water kootenay lake

Mar 22 – 24, Sept 20 – 22

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

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: $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.

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Sep
27
Fri

Coming Home: Nourishing the Spirit

Sep 27 2019 @ 6:45 pm — Sep 29 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Rest & Renewal, Burnout / Stress Relief, Healing, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery

May 31 – June 2, Sept 27 – 29

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

Who are you? In this retreat, you are encouraged to return to essence, the feeling of home within, a welcoming place of warmth and potential. Quieting the body and mind like the tortoise, you can draw inward to be restored. Using a variety of the Ashram’s core spiritual practices including the Divine Light Invocation, visualization, and effective self-inquiry techniques, you can deepen your connection – physically, mentally and spiritually. The Temple of Light, the prayer rooms and the abundance of beauty in nature will support your journey.

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.

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Sep
28
Sat

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay

Sep 28 2019 @ 10:00 am — Sep 29 2019 @ 9:00 am
Topics: Local

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds and new Temple of Light. Plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service) and enjoy dinner and evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates: Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Schedule:

10:00 – 11:00 am – Registration. Please come early to register at the Gift Store.

11:15 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.

12:30 pm – 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, including the spectacular new Temple of Light.

3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service

6:00 – Dinner

7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual and mantra/meditation.

8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$115/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18 (with accompanying adult).
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang..

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Sep
28
Sat

Taste of the Ashram – Day Program

Sep 28 2019 @ 10:00 am — Sep 28 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Topics: Local

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and a guided tour of the gardens & new Temple of Light.

Schedule

10:00 – 11:00 am – Registration.  Please come early to register at the Gift Store.

11:15 – 12:15 pm – Hatha Yoga class. 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, including the spectacular new Temple of Light.

Dates: Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under.


Overnight option also available

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Oct
4
Fri

Dream Yoga: Opening to Intuition

Oct 04 2019 @ 6:45 pm — Oct 06 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Personal Development, Finding Meaning & Purpose, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery

Oct 4 – 6

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

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: $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:
Realities of the Dreaming Mind

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Oct
10
Thu

10 Day Yoga Journey

Oct 10 2019 @ 6:45 pm — Oct 20 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Transition, Healing, Personal Development, Finding Meaning & Purpose, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery

 Previously known as 10 Days of Yoga – May 16 – 26, July 11 – 21, Aug 15 – 25, Oct 10 – 20

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

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.

Here’s what past participants of the 10 Day Yoga Journey have to say about their experience.

Cost: $1650; deposit $200 (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 books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power
Kundalini Yoga for the West
Realities of the Dreaming Mind

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Oct
11
Fri

Thanksgiving Weekend

Oct 11 2019 @ 6:45 pm — Oct 14 2019 @ 5:30 pm

October 11 – 14

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: $110 per day; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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Oct
12
Sat

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay

Oct 12 2019 @ 10:00 am — Oct 13 2019 @ 9:00 am
Topics: Local

Join us for this program which includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds and new Temple of Light. Plus participate in Karma Yoga (selfless service) and enjoy dinner and evening satsang (devotional service). Includes overnight accommodation and Sunday breakfast.

Dates: Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Schedule:

10:00 – 11:00 am – Registration. Please come early to register at the Gift Store.

11:15 – 12:15 – Hatha Yoga class. We supply yoga mats and blankets. Children and adults are welcome. The class is open to all levels.

12:30 pm – 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, including the spectacular new Temple of Light.

3:00 – 5:00 – Karma Yoga, hands-on work as selfless service

6:00 – Dinner

7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual and mantra/meditation.

8:00 am – Breakfast

Cost:
$115/ adults (shared accommodation),
$25/ ages 6 – 18 (with accompanying adult).
Free for children 5 and under.
Private rooms may be available for $45 extra. $25 deposit  (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Register Online

Oct
12
Sat

Taste of the Ashram – Day Program

Oct 12 2019 @ 10:00 am — Oct 12 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Topics: Local

Join us for this day program which includes a yoga class, lunch and a guided tour of the gardens & new Temple of Light.

Schedule

10:00 – 11:00 am – Registration.  Please come early to register at the Gift Store.

11:15 – 12:15 pm – Hatha Yoga class. 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, including the spectacular new Temple of Light.

Dates: Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Cost: $35/ adults, $10/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under.


Overnight option also available

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Oct
15
Tue

One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake

Oct 15 2019 @ 6:45 pm — Oct 15 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Personal Development, Karma Yoga & Service Learning, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery

Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way!

The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service while introducing participants to the main Yasodhara Yoga practices such as Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness

Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages—from youth to elders and everyone in between—work together. The Young Adult Program (18-30 years) is now an integral part of the One-Month Program.

The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.

 

Investment: No Fee. Although there is no fee, you will be investing your time and energy, and your intentions, in the community. This program is funded by contributions. Contributions are welcome any time, to keep the opportunity available for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Shared accommodation, meals and workshops included.

Dates: Click here for a list of all program intake dates.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Oct
18
Fri

Breath: Pathway to Peace

Oct 18 2019 @ 6:45 pm — Oct 20 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Rest & Renewal, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery

May 3 – 5, Oct 18 – 20

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

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: $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.

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Oct
25
Fri

Stilling the Mind Retreat

Oct 25 2019 @ 6:45 pm — Oct 27 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Rest & Renewal, Burnout / Stress Relief, Healing, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery
peacefulness namaste

July 26 – 28, Oct 25 – 27

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

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

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