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
May
29
Fri
4:30 pm (Cancelled) Life Seals with Swam...
(Cancelled) Life Seals with Swam...
May 29 @ 4:30 pm – Jun 1 @ 10:30 am
(Cancelled) Life Seals with Swami Samayananda @ Yasodhara Ashram
May 29 – June 1 In Life Seals you create a symbolic life map that surfaces hidden patterns and clarifies direction. Through drawing and reflection, you gain access to a deeper understanding of yourself. Discover how different aspects such as … Read more »
Jun
5
Fri
4:30 pm (Cancelled) Transitions: Embraci...
(Cancelled) Transitions: Embraci...
Jun 5 @ 4:30 pm – Jun 8 @ 10:30 am
(Cancelled) Transitions: Embracing Change @ Yasodhara Ashram
June 5 – 8, Aug 14 – 17 Experience how yoga can support you in times of ending and beginning, change and transition. Explore your past experiences of transition and identify what choices you want to make now. What is … Read more »
Jun
6
Sat
4:30 pm (Cancelled) Centred At The Edge
(Cancelled) Centred At The Edge
Jun 6 @ 4:30 pm – Jun 13 @ 10:30 am
(Cancelled) Centred At The Edge @ Yasodhara Ashram
June 6 – 13 It’s in that convergence of spiritual people becoming active and active people becoming spiritual that the hope of humanity now rests. – Van Jones This special collaboration between the Yasodhara Ashram and System Change Educators, Centred … Read more »
Jun
12
Fri
4:30 pm (Cancelled) Breath: Pathway to P...
(Cancelled) Breath: Pathway to P...
Jun 12 @ 4:30 pm – Jun 15 @ 10:30 am
(Cancelled) Breath: Pathway to Peace @ Yasodhara Ashram
June 12 – 15, Sept 25 – 28 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 … Read more »
Jun
19
Fri
4:30 pm (Cancelled) Solstice Retreat: Re...
(Cancelled) Solstice Retreat: Re...
Jun 19 @ 4:30 pm – Jun 22 @ 10:30 am
(Cancelled) Solstice Retreat: Renewing in the Light @ Yasodhara Ashram
June 19 – 22 What better time to saturate yourself with Light than during the magic of summer solstice? In this retreat we explore the practice of the Divine Light Invocation, along with relaxation techniques, visualizations and meditations on Light. … Read more »
Jun
26
Fri
4:30 pm (Cancelled) Relaxation Retreat
(Cancelled) Relaxation Retreat
Jun 26 @ 4:30 pm – Jun 29 @ 10:30 am
(Cancelled) Relaxation Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram
June 26 – 29, Aug 28 – 31 Experience the quiet and tranquility of Yasodhara Ashram. In this retreat, you will focus on going inward, stilling the mind and body, connecting to your inner source of peace, harmony and joy. … Read more »
Jun
30
Tue
4:30 pm (Cancelled) Annual Family Retreat
(Cancelled) Annual Family Retreat
Jun 30 @ 4:30 pm – Jul 4 @ 10:30 am
(Cancelled) Annual Family Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram
June 30 – July 4 Annual Family Retreat is now full. Contact Registrations if you wish to be placed on the waiting list. Families of all ages, shapes and sizes are invited to attend our popular Annual Family Retreat! Join … Read more »