Your First Stay
Yasodhara Ashram has been welcoming people of all ages and backgrounds, from around the world, for the last fifty years.
As a guest, you may access the Ashram’s many spiritual resources, including the meditation rooms, our extensive library and the surrounding natural beauty of lake, mountains and forest. We welcome all visitors to our Gift Store and the Temple of Light.
Most first-time guests begin with a course or retreat. Some decide to stay on after the course, to build spiritual awareness and absorb the peace and natural beauty of the Ashram.
Our courses and retreats range from two to ten days, and there are many options for extended stays and Karma Yoga.
We ask that all guests stay on-site during their visit to absorb the benefits of their time here without distractions.
The Ashram is on Pacific Daylight Time in summer and Mountain Standard Time in winter. This means we are on the same time as Vancouver (PDT) from March through November, and the same time as Calgary (MST) from November through March.
Plan time before or after your stay to visit the surrounding area. Some local attractions include Ainsworth Hot Springs, the Crawford Bay artisan community, the city of Nelson, Kootenay Glacier Park and the Valhalla mountain range.