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..

Sep
30
Wed
(Cancelled) Breath: Pathway to Peace @ Yasodhara Ashram
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 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: $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.


Oct
5
Mon
(Cancelled) Focus Inward, Focus Forward with Swami Lalitananda @ Yasodhara Ashram
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 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.


Oct
9
Fri
(Cancelled) Thanksgiving Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram
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 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: $550 for 3 nights, $160 for an extra night; 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.


Oct
13
Tue
(Cancelled) One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram
Oct 13 @ 4:30 pm – Nov 9 @ 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.


Oct
15
Thu
(Cancelled) 10 Day Yoga Journey @ Yasodhara Ashram
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
  • 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. See Pathways for Living & Serving in the Ashram Community for more information about longer term stay opportunities.

Go to our 10 Day Yoga Journey page for more details and testimonials..

Cost: $1770; deposit $200 (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.

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power
Kundalini Yoga for the West
Realities of the Dreaming Mind