Day visitors are welcome at Yasodhara Ashram year-round. Drop in for a self-guided visit or attend our special program, Taste of the Ashram for a half day or overnight experience of Yasodhara Ashram.

Drop-In

Passing through Kootenay Bay? Interested in seeing one of the longest running spiritual communities in North America? Want to have a delicious lunch overlooking Kootenay Lake?

Day visitors are welcome year-round! Take a self-guided tour. Shop in our beautiful Gift Store. Enjoy a nutritious lunch, served daily at 12:30 pm. Please call ahead to let us know you are coming – (250) 227-9224!

Register at Mandala House, where we are happy to answer any of your questions and give you a site map. Open every day from 9 am to 5:30 pm.

Our Gift Store features spiritual books, jewelry, cards, shawls, journals and more! Open daily.

Directions: Minutes from Kootenay Bay ferry & Crawford Bay. Turn from Highway 3A onto Riondel Road. We are 3 kms away on Walker’s Landing Road.

You are invited to be part of the Ashram for this program that gives a taste of this special community.

Taste of the Ashram ­– Day Program

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. Children who can participate and be attentive in the class are welcome.


12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch. (please bring indoor shoes for the dining room)


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.

2019 Dates: Dec 7*

2020 Dates: Feb 8; Mar 7; Apr 4; May 9; Jun 13, 27; Jul 11, 25; Aug 8, 15, 22, 29; Sep 12, 26; Oct 24; Dec 5

Cost
 2019: $35/ adults, $15/ages 6-18. Free for children 5 and under
Cost 2020: $45/ adults, $20/ages 6-17. Free for children 5 and under

Registration: Please register online.

 

Taste of the Ashram – Overnight Stay

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.

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. Children who can participate and be attentive in the class are welcome.

12:30 – Enjoy a nutritious and locally-harvested lunch. (please bring indoor shoes for the dining room)

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 (indoor shoes required)

7:30 – 8:30 pm Satsang. A spiritual service that includes ritual and mantra/meditation.

8:00 am – Breakfast

2019 Dates:  Dec 7 – 8*

2020 Dates: Feb 8 – 9; Mar 7 – 8; Apr 4 – 5; May 9 – 10; Jun 13 – 14, 27 – 28; Jul 11 – 12, 25 – 26; Aug 8 – 9, 15 – 16, 22 – 23; 29 – 30; Sep 12 – 13, 26 – 27; Oct 24 – 25; Dec 5 – 6

Cost: $115/ adults
 (shared accommodation). $25/ ages 6 – 18 (with accompanying adult).
  Free for children 5 and under. Private rooms may be available for $50 extra. $25 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy).  Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

New! Bring a friend and both you and your friend will receive a 15% discount.

Registration: Please register online.

*For travelers coming from within BC who are on Pacific Standard Time, including the Nelson area, please note that the Ashram is on Mountain Standard Time from November 4, 2018 – March 10, 2019. Mountain Standard Time (Alberta time) is one hour ahead of Pacific Time (BC time). From March 11, 2019 until November 3, 2019 the Ashram is on Pacific Standard Time.

“We had a great time, definitely a memorable day. Stunningly beautiful property, temple and gardens.”  Courtney, Calgary
“A relaxing, nourishing gentle experience. I’m so glad I took time out to come and enjoy the peace and rejuvenation of the Asham.” Lorraine, Creston
Upcoming Events
Feb
8
Sat
10:00 am Taste of the Ashram – Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
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 … Read more »
10:00 am Taste of the Ashram – Overnight ... @ Yasodhara Ashram
Taste of the Ashram – Overnight ... @ Yasodhara Ashram
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – Feb 9 @ 9:00 am
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 … Read more »
Mar
7
Sat
10:00 am Taste of the Ashram – Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
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 … Read more »
10:00 am Taste of the Ashram – Overnight ... @ Yasodhara Ashram
Taste of the Ashram – Overnight ... @ Yasodhara Ashram
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – Mar 8 @ 9:00 am
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 … Read more »
Apr
4
Sat
10:00 am Taste of the Ashram – Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
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 … Read more »
10:00 am Taste of the Ashram – Overnight ... @ Yasodhara Ashram
Taste of the Ashram – Overnight ... @ Yasodhara Ashram
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – Apr 5 @ 9:00 am
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 … Read more »
May
9
Sat
10:00 am Taste of the Ashram – Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
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 … Read more »
10:00 am Taste of the Ashram – Overnight ... @ Yasodhara Ashram
Taste of the Ashram – Overnight ... @ Yasodhara Ashram
May 9 @ 10:00 am – May 10 @ 9:00 am
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 … Read more »
Jun
13
Sat
10:00 am Taste of the Ashram – Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
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 … Read more »
10:00 am Taste of the Ashram – Overnight ... @ Yasodhara Ashram
Taste of the Ashram – Overnight ... @ Yasodhara Ashram
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – Jun 14 @ 9:00 am
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 … Read more »
Jun
27
Sat
10:00 am Taste of the Ashram – Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram
Taste of the Ashram – Day Program @ Yasodhara Ashram
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
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 … Read more »
10:00 am Taste of the Ashram – Overnight ... @ Yasodhara Ashram
Taste of the Ashram – Overnight ... @ Yasodhara Ashram
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – Jun 28 @ 9:00 am
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 … Read more »