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Jul
23
Tue

One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake

Jul 23 2019 @ 6:45 pm — Jul 23 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

Jul
26
Fri

Stilling the Mind Retreat

Jul 26 2019 @ 6:45 pm — Jul 28 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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Jul
27
Sat

Taste of the Ashram – Day Program

Jul 27 2019 @ 10:00 am — Jul 27 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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Jul
27
Sat

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay

Jul 27 2019 @ 10:00 am — Jul 28 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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Jul
29
Mon

Straight Walk: Steps to Awareness

Jul 29 2019 @ 6:45 pm — Jul 31 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Transition, Personal Development, Finding Meaning & Purpose, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery, Spring Discount

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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Aug
2
Fri

Return to Centre

Aug 02 2019 @ 6:45 pm — Aug 04 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Local

Aug 2 – 4

Return to Centre

Celebrating 50 years of the Yoga Development Course

Return to your heart centre! Return to your spiritual centre! Gather together with Yoga Development Course alumni to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this transformative three-month program. Since the first YDC in 1969, 640 people have dived deep through the immersion in Swami Radha’s teachings of Light, reflection, choice and awareness.

The weekend will include a welcoming reception, workshops, morning Hidden Language Hatha Yoga classes and evening satsangs in the new Temple of Light. And of course, celebratory meals and treats! Take time to reflect in the natural surroundings and prayer rooms. Catch up with friends. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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


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Aug
5
Mon

Kundalini & Dream Yoga Teacher Certification

Aug 05 2019 @ 6:45 pm — Aug 19 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Personal Development, Finding Meaning & Purpose, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery

This intensive two-week teacher certification program is based on a foundation of self-inquiry and experiential learning/teaching. Using the questions and practices in Kundalini Yoga for the West, you will study the potential of each level of consciousness, then teach in small groups with your colleagues. To access guidance from the unconscious mind, you will explore the symbolism of your own dreams and learn to help others in their personal interpretations, using Swami Radha’s dream yoga method (as elucidated in Realities of the Dreaming Mind).

This certification program can help you gain confidence in teaching the spiritual dimensions of yoga by focusing on Light, building on your personal experience and learning to create a framework adaptable to your students’ needs.

Prerequisites: Completion of the Yoga Development Course and the YDC book reflections.

Renewal: Every three years.

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Aug
5
Mon

Shakti Camp for Teen Girls

Aug 05 2019 @ 6:45 pm — Aug 09 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Personal Development, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery

August 5 – 9

If you are a young woman aged 13-17, Shakti Camp is designed for you. This week-long Ashram adventure includes activities such as dance, arts, hiking and swimming as well as yoga classes, journaling and group discussions. With other young women, explore the issues that matter most to you: what stresses you out at home or school? What does friendship mean to you? Grow in confidence as you look at your body image, personal power and self-expression.

You also have a chance to experience life in a spiritual community with powerful female role models. Join us for daily Hatha Yoga classes, Karma Yoga (service) and nightly satsang. Make friends, have fun and learn about yourself in this supportive and nurturing community.

For teen girls ages 13 to 17.

Cost: $325 (or pay what you can); deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.. Local Eastshore teens free.

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Aug
9
Fri

Yoga & Nature Retreat

Aug 09 2019 @ 6:45 pm — Aug 11 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Rest & Renewal, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery, Nature
triangle pose with mountain on rocks

August 9 – 11
Stay overnight after the program ends and have breakfast the next day at no extra cost.

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.

Watch this short video for a taste of the Yoga & Nature Retreat.

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 books:
Hatha Yoga, the Hidden Language & The Inner Life of Asanas

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Aug
10
Sat

Taste of the Ashram – Day Program

Aug 10 2019 @ 10:00 am — Aug 10 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

Register Online

Aug
10
Sat

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay

Aug 10 2019 @ 10:00 am — Aug 11 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

Aug
12
Mon

Insight Through Asanas

Aug 12 2019 @ 6:45 pm — Aug 15 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Topics: Spirituality, Personal Development, Finding Meaning & Purpose, Yogic Tools, Self-Discovery

Aug 12 – 15

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

Many people experience the physical benefits of yoga. But beyond the physical, there are psychological and mystical aspects to be discovered. This Hidden Language approach integrates reflection with the poses to promotes harmony between body, mind and spirit. As you question, listen and use imagery to move into the asanas, you open to insights that can be instrumental in your daily life. Through dialogue between body and mind, you gently reveal yourself to yourself in transformative ways. Take this next step with yoga!

Cost: $660; 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:
Hatha Yoga: The Hidden Language
The Inner Life of Asanas

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