Yasodhara Ashram

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Yasodhara Ashram

Study Yoga at Yasodhara Ashram

Yasodhara Ashram is a yoga retreat and study centre set in the beautiful mountains of  Kootenay Bay, British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1963 by Swami Sivananda Radha, Yasodhara Ashram is an enduring and vibrant spiritual community. We invite people of all ages and backgrounds to pursue their self-development and discover the promise of yoga.

We offer a wide range of yoga programs year round – from weekend classes to private retreats to a three-month intensive yoga study course. By combining yoga practices with personal development techniques, our courses give students techniques and practices to support emotional, psychological and spiritual development. 

All courses include a daily early morning Hatha or Hidden Language Yoga class, morning and afternoon workshops, group work and time for personal reflection. Course participants are also invited to participate in Karma Yoga with our community and to attend satsang each evening.

You can also join us for a variety of guided or self-designed retreats, the perfect opportunity to learn more about yoga and about yourself. 

10 Days of Yoga: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Renewal

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. You will leave with tools to create more meaning, joy and relaxation in your life. The 10 Days of Yoga is offered every spring, summer and fall.  Check our program calendar for upcoming dates.

The Yoga Development Course: A Transformative Learning Experience

The Yoga Development Course (YDC) is an intensive three-month program designed to expand awareness through personal and spiritual development. The YDC offers powerful tools for transforming and enhancing life. Built on a series of integrated workshops that weave experiential learning with various practices of yoga, the YDC offers the potential for greater self-understanding, healing and spiritual nourishment.  The course is valuable not only to yoga students and teachers but to all those who wish to make lasting changes and to live a richer, more meaningful life. The YDC is a three-month, seven day a week, full time, residential intensive, totaling 675 hours of class time. Offered each year from January to April.  Check our program calendar for upcoming dates.

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