Aug
18
Tue
(Cancelled) One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram
Aug 18 @ 4:30 pm – Sep 14 @ 10:30 am
(Cancelled) One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

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. The OM Program can be a steppingstone to longer-term residential stays ranging from three months to two years or longer through our Pathways Program.

 

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 donations. Donations 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.


Sep
8
Tue
(Cancelled) Gurudev Sivananda’s Birthday @ Yasodhara Ashram
Sep 8 all-day
(Cancelled) Gurudev Sivananda’s Birthday @ Yasodhara Ashram

This is a special day to honour the lineage of spiritual teachers who inspire and support us at Yasodhara Ashram – Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, Swami Radha and Swami Radhananda.

Cost: $160/night; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

Sep
11
Fri
(Cancelled) Awakening Wonder @ Yasodhara Ashram
Sep 11 @ 4:30 pm – Sep 14 @ 10:30 am
(Cancelled) Awakening Wonder @ Yasodhara Ashram

Sept 11 – 14

Enrich your experience of the world around you and open your heart to wonder. What would it mean to remove filters that keep you from seeing, tasting, hearing, touching, smelling what is? Explore how your sense perceptions interact with your mind’s interpretation. By building awareness of mind and senses, you can start to choose your way of being moment-by-moment, awakening to your own potential.

Cost: $550; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Package includes dinner on day of arrival, shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, workshops and evening satsangs. Optional hatha class and breakfast are included on day of departure.


Sep
12
Sat
(Cancelled) Taste of the Ashram – Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
(Cancelled) Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

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: $45/ adults, $20/ ages 6-17. Free for children 5 and under.


Overnight option also available

(Cancelled) Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – Sep 13 @ 9:00 am
(Cancelled) Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

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:
$135/adult night,
$30/ ages 6 – 17 (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..

Sep
15
Tue
(Cancelled) One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram
Sep 15 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 12 @ 10:30 am
(Cancelled) One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram

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. The OM Program can be a steppingstone to longer-term residential stays ranging from three months to two years or longer through our Pathways Program.

 

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 donations. Donations 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.


Sep
18
Fri
(Cancelled) Equinox Retreat: Finding Balance @ Yasodhara Ashram
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 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: $550; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Package includes dinner on day of arrival, shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, workshops and evening satsangs. Optional hatha class and breakfast are included on day of departure.

See typical retreat schedule.


Sep
25
Fri
(Cancelled) Ecological Grief: A Pathway to Resilience, Self and Earth Care @ Yasodhara Ashram
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 world?

This workshop provides a roadmap to metabolize pain into courage, compassion and creativity—qualities that allow us to respond with wisdom and integrity. Combining Yasodhara’s timeless yogic practices with Joanne Macy’s Work that Reconnects (deep ecology and engaged Buddhism), we will reflect and cultivate the mind, body and heart.

Designed to inspire and energize those who care about ecological and social justice, the
workshop offers a supportive structure for fostering resilience and directing the power of our human imagination into action in service of life.

Join Robin Macdonald, a Communal Grief Care Facilitator and Yasodhara Yoga Ottawa teacher, and Paris Marshall Smith, currently working with Kootenay communities to support low carbon resilient living, for this first-time offering at the Ashram.

Cost: $550; deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Package includes dinner on day of arrival, shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, workshops and evening satsangs. Optional hatha class and breakfast are included on day of departure.


Sep
26
Sat
(Cancelled) Taste of the Ashram – Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
(Cancelled) Taste of the Ashram - Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram

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: $45/ adults, $20/ ages 6-17. Free for children 5 and under.


Overnight option also available

(Cancelled) Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – Sep 27 @ 9:00 am
(Cancelled) Taste of the Ashram - Overnight Stay @ Yasodhara Ashram

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:
$135/adult night,
$30/ ages 6 – 17 (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..