Surrounded by majestic mountains, soothed by the stunning lake and nourished by the forests and gardens, Yasodhara Ashram is the perfect place to retreat.

“The time I spent at the Ashram has deepened my connection to my higher Self and awakened a compassion for others. I have come away with many insights and clearer vision for the direction I am heading in my life. The beach, the mossy green forest, the consistent light and playful wildlife has inspired me greatly. The wisdom and grace of the devotees and teachers was a great thing to immerse in for a weekend.”

JF, Stilling the Mind Retreat



Retreats

On retreat you will find space for reflection, relaxation and spiritual renewal. Enjoy a quiet oasis of inspiration, far from the busyness of daily life.

Choose the retreat that is just right for you. Our Guided Retreats offer both space and structure. Personal Retreats let you design your time in a way that suits your needs. And if you are an artist, professional or student our new Renewal Retreats may be what you are looking for. Group or Work Retreats give you access to the Ashram’s facilities while creating your own program.

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All retreats balance personal time with community activities. Daily yoga classes and short workshops are included in your stay. Karma Yoga will also be a part of your day. Meditation rooms are available for practices. Comfortable accommodations and wholesome meals are provided.

A typical day on retreat »

Learn more about the yoga classes and workshops offered during your retreat at Yasodhara.

Please note that while we will make your stay as comfortable as possible, Yasodhara Ashram is not a hotel or spa. Be aware that you are living in a spiritual community. Our retreats are meant for spiritual renewal.

Courses

Yasodhara yoga courses have been designed to emphasize the yogic tradition of self-discovery through reflection on the spiritual in everyday life.

Swami Radha believed that yoga is a path of liberation open to everyone. Her teachings, which are the basis of all of our courses, support students in building a foundation of character, courage and awareness – the inner work necessary on the path of yoga.

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Ranging from two days to our popular three-month Yoga Development Course, our courses give students techniques and practices to support emotional, psychological and spiritual development. By combining yoga practices with personal development techniques Yasodhara offers a unique set of teachings tailored to the Western student of yoga.

All courses include a daily early morning Hatha or Hidden Language Yoga class, morning and afternoon workshops, group work and time for personal reflection. Course participants are also invited to participate in Karma Yoga with our community and to attend satsang each evening.

A typical day on course »

Learn more about the yoga classes and workshops offered during your retreat at Yasodhara »

What Program participants are saying:

“My life is changed. I now have tools that I can apply to my life for a spiritual purpose. The experiential process worked well for me. I’ve been inspired by what the Ashram represents to the world.”JL, 10 Days of Yoga

Featured Programs

  • Stilling the Mind
    Learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential.
  • Relaxation Retreat
    Focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy and emerge renewed and full of Light.
  • 10 Day Yoga Journey
    This course is a great introduction to our practices. Give yourself ten days to expand your understanding of who you are and who you want to be.

 

Upcoming Programs
Sep
18
Fri
4:30 pm (Cancelled) Equinox Retreat: Fin...
(Cancelled) Equinox Retreat: Fin...
Sep 18 @ 4:30 pm – Sep 21 @ 10:30 am
(Cancelled) Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance @ Yasodhara Ashram
Mar 20 – 23, Sept 18 – 21 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 … Read more »
Sep
25
Fri
4:30 pm (Cancelled) Ecological Grief: A ...
(Cancelled) Ecological Grief: A ...
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 … Read more »
Sep
30
Wed
4:30 pm (Cancelled) Breath: Pathway to P...
(Cancelled) Breath: Pathway to P...
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 … Read more »
Oct
5
Mon
4:30 pm (Cancelled) Focus Inward, Focus ...
(Cancelled) Focus Inward, Focus ...
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 … Read more »
Oct
9
Fri
4:30 pm (Cancelled) Thanksgiving Weekend
(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 … Read more »
Oct
15
Thu
4:30 pm (Cancelled) 10 Day Yoga Journey
(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 … Read more »
Oct
16
Fri
4:30 pm (Cancelled) Exploring Dream Mess...
(Cancelled) Exploring Dream Mess...
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 … Read more »