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Mar
31
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram
Mar 31 @ 4:30 pm – Apr 27 @ 10:30 am
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.

 

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.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

Apr
8
Wed
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram
Apr 8 @ 4:30 pm – Apr 19 @ 10:30 am
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification @ Yasodhara Ashram | Kootenay Bay | British Columbia | Canada

After completing the Yoga Development Course, the next step in teacher training is the Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification. In this course you will learn how to teach classical asanas and integrate spiritual practices into the classroom. The approach is experiential – learning through teaching in small groups. You are encouraged to teach from a sense of self-acceptance – listening to your own body and offering from your own experience. Prior to certification you are also asked to complete a practicum of leading 6 classes (either at the Ashram or elsewhere) and reporting on what you learned.

Prerequisites:
This training builds on the foundation laid through the 675 hours of practice and instruction of the Yoga Development Course.

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Apr
10
Fri
Easter Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram
Apr 10 @ 4:30 pm – Apr 13 @ 10:30 am
Easter Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

Apr 10 – 13

Celebrate the coming of spring with a weekend of Karma Yoga, workshops and time to reflect on your own. Join us for the Garden Blessing—the opening of the garden for the coming season. As always, enjoy our traditional Easter egg hunt and a hike to Easter Rock.

Cost: $550 (3 nights; $160 extra night) (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.

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Apr
17
Fri
Awakening Wonder @ Yasodhara Ashram
Apr 17 @ 4:30 pm – Apr 20 @ 10:30 am
Awakening Wonder @ Yasodhara Ashram

Apr 17 – 20, 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.

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Apr
24
Fri
Walking Together into a Hopeful Future 2020 – Women Sacred Rising @ Yasodhara Ashram
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 26 @ 8:30 pm

 

Pahan Pte San Win and Wanbdi Wakita, spiritual leaders from Manitoba and Ashram friends, will be our guides for two days of exploration based on their personal learnings about relationships, identity and leadership, and with opportunity for you to explore your own. We will be encouraged to envision a hopeful future, both personal and universal, with reference to the Indigenous Worldview of family, society and circles of support.

Wanbdi is Grandfather in Residence at the University of Manitoba; Pahan is Sundance Leader of the Sundance of Women. They have spent a lifetime exploring sacredness and healing and want to share what they have discovered with you.

Pre-registration required for overnight stays and meals. Drop-in is fine for the workshops and satsangs.:  250-227-9224; Registrations@yasodhara.org

Come for one day, half-days, satsangs or the whole weekend!

Workshops and satsang by contribution. Overnight accommodation (shared) – $125 per person/night incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner. For day guests, meals are available: 12:30 pm Lunch $16; 6 pm Dinner $20

Net proceeds support the Sundance of Women to be held in Manitoba in 2020 (the fourth of four annual Sundances to honour the spirits of missing and murdered women.)

WEEKEND SCHEDULE (2020)

Friday 
7:30-8:30 pm – Satsang: Stepping into Leadership; the agony & ecstasy, a personal journey

Saturday
10 am-12:30 pm – Sacredness Within & Without
3-5:30 pm – Women Sacred Rising/Walking Together into a Hopeful Future

7:30-8:30 pm – Satsang : Wanbdi – The Peace Road & the Warrior Round

Sunday 
10 am-12:30 pm – It Takes a Community; the Sundance Family
3-5:30 pm – Connecting with the Sacred through Nature and Ceremony in the Tipi
7:30-8:30 pm – Satsang: Pahan & Swami Lalitananda: Songs, prayers, a Dedication to all Women

Apr
28
Tue
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram
Apr 28 @ 4:30 pm – May 25 @ 10:30 am
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.

Application required: Processing time is 1-2 weeks

Learn More & Apply for the One-Month Karma Yoga Program

May
1
Fri
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram
May 1 @ 4:30 pm – May 4 @ 10:30 am
Yoga & Healing Retreat @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 1 – 4

Yoga offers many spiritual gifts to access health and wholeness. Yogic practices provide a means of clearing the body and mind, giving you the strength to be who you really are. In the healing process you have the space to reflect on your life. The retreat is for those seeking physical, mental or spiritual healing. Spacious and nurturing, this is a time to go inward, accessing your compassion and inner Light.

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.

Recommended book:
Yoga of Healing


Recommended CD:
Relaxation

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May
8
Fri
Reclaiming the Feminine-Returning to the Heart
May 8 @ 4:30 pm – May 11 @ 10:30 am
Reclaiming the Feminine-Returning to  the Heart

May 8 – 11, Jul 26 – 29

Explore the inner feminine power to create the life you want to live. Open up space in your heart to re-connect with the vision for your life. What is your heart’s desire and how can this knowing carry you through the ups and downs? The heart holds the capacity for compassion and kindness, as well as directness with others and ourselves. We will use various reflective practices of symbolism, mantra, visualization and relaxation to move inward to the heart, the home of the feminine.

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.

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May
14
Thu
10 Day Yoga Journey @ Yasodhara Ashram
May 14 @ 4:30 pm – May 25 @ 10:30 am
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

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May
15
Fri
Stilling the Mind @ Yasodhara Ashram
May 15 @ 4:30 pm – May 18 @ 10:30 am
Stilling the Mind @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 15 – 18, Oct 23 – 26

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: $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.

Recommended books:
Kundalini Yoga for the West
The Yoga of Healing

Register Online