Yasodhara Ashram @yasodharaashram

Yoga retreat & study centre since 1963. We invite people of all ages and backgrounds to pursue their self-development & discover the promise of yoga.

Yasodhara Ashram photos and videos

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Out of the darkness, there is always light. #divinelight #compassion #fearless #spiritualpath #spiritual warrior #kootenaylake #loveyourself

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Getting some great drone footage of the Ashram today for our upcoming promo video. @amyallcock @danielseguin #yasodharaashram #templeoflight #kootenaylife #nelsonkootenaylake #explorekootenaylake #destinationbc #hellobc #beautifulbritishcolumbia

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A wonderful collaboration with @kootzcollective this October!!!Posted @withrepost@kootzcollective LADIES! Do you have a business you want to take to new heights? We want to help you take those next steps with a new workshop, Vision Boards for Women in Business + Class With Yasodhara Ashram. It includes creative hands on vision board instruction followed by a divine relaxation exercise to settle and focus your mind, care of one of the Ashrams esteemed instructors @yasodharaashram on beautiful Kootenay Lake. Full event details, including time and tickets available through the link in our bio. . . 📷 @tarahillstudios 📷 location @yasodharaashram #kootzcollective #kootzworkshop #kootenaybabe #womeninbusiness #yasodharaashram #kootenays #kootenaylake #visionboard #visionboardworkshop #buildingbusiness #smallbusiness #create #inspire #support #community #kootenayculture #kootenaylife #babessupportbabes #yoga #yogaretreat #relaxation #naturenurtures

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The wonderful young women of our Shakti Camp happening this week. Learning about themselves, and each other and great skills like preserving tomatoes! #youth #youngwomenempowerment #shakticamp #yasodharaashram #youthcamp

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When there is clarity of mind, selfishness disappears. There is another part of us that can arise in that clear space...we connect with some inner wisdom and can let go of resistance, which opens us to possibility. Swami Radhananda #possibility #calm #clearmind #heartopening #hathayoga #relax #reflect

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Posted @withrepost@patkauarchitects The Temple of Light has won an @azuremagazine AZ People's Choice Award. Link in bio. Many thanks to everyone who voted! . The temple is built of eight doubly-curved petals of wood and gypsum. The geometry of the petals is shaped from many related factors—from spiritual ideals to site conditions, from natural light to the intrinsic bending properties of plywood. . The complex, curvilinear geometry of this project was achieved with relatively modest means and conventional building materials by fabricating its sweeping petal-like forms utilizing principally straight engineered timber elements. These straight members were arranged along continuously sweeping rule lines that reside on the dome's fluid surfaces. The petals were fabricated at @spearhead ca just across Kootenay Lake before being craned into place on site and finished. . For more on the innovative geometric and fabrication aspects of the project, check out our book Material Operations! . . . #patkauarchitects #materialoperations @yasodharaashram #yasodharaashram #templeoflight #temple #light #architecture #naturallight #landscape #form #prefabrication #ruledsurface #doublecurvature #wood #timber #houseofworship #meditation #yoga #yogi #ashram #yogapractice #kootenaybay #kootenays #britishcolumbia #beautifulbc #explorebc #explorecanada #canada

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Our wonderful garden manager, Alia. The way the garden is flourishing indicates how it is responding to her light and love. • @alia jo This is my home right now ☀️☀️☀️ my workplace my empire my paradise. I truly wouldn’t change a thing #kootenays #bcfarming #happysummer @yasodharaashram

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July 2019

The waters that sustain us. Our sacred Kootenay Lake. #kootenays #cvklroute #nelsonkootenaylaketourism #hellobc #kootenaylake #destinationbc #britishcolumbia

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July 2019

Did you ever look at your body as if it were a garden? If you would walk through this unusual garden, you would discover something most beautiful and interesting. A good gardener watches the plants’ growth quite regularly and with good intention, yet never interferes, instead trying to support when and where necessary. -Swami Radha #sunflowers #innergrowth #naturelessons #spiritualawakening

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July 2019

The cherry harvest has begun! Our wonderful karma yogis are now freeing the trees from their fruit. #cherries #harvest #karmayoga #orchards #foodsustainability

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July 2019

Yoga brings us to wholeness. The benefit of coming into health and wholeness through self-awareness is that we stop being just a body - needy, grasping, selfish - and become a living being in the process of gaining wisdom and compassion. -Swami Radhananda #hathayoga #yogainspiration #wisdom #compassion #mindfulness #awareness

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July 2019

The exquisite care being taken with the landscaping around the Temple. Each plant and shrub planted with intention and care. #temple #landscaping #intention #growth

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June 2019

Wisdom comes from sitting still and listening, not from rushing to get ahead. A still heart receives love and information more readily than one that is harried. #compassion #grace #love #stillness #spiritualawakening

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June 2019

It’s up to us to develop a balanced, healthy diet for the imagination, a taste for quality and compassion, which can then manifest and help create the kind of world we want to live in. -Swami Radha #compassion #balance #manifest #imagination #spiritual seeker #quality

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June 2019

Our garden is in glorious growth. Energized by the sun, replenished with the rains, guided and tended by loving hands. We are in gracious awe of its life force and what it gives us and others. #foodsecurity #organicgardening #cvklroute #sustainability #kootenayfood #gardens #farmtotable #eastshorekootenaylake

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June 2019

How can we understand the inherent power in our own illusions and take responsibility for them? It is the emotions in conjunction with the imagination and mental powers that bring illusion into existence. To conquer the emotional world, which is often quite murky, we have to bring in the Light – the light of understanding, the light of working with our own evolution. But then comes a temptation. From the glimmer of understanding we gain, we become victim to the illusion that we are already enlightened. It is not easy to meet ourselves at the gut level. -Swami Radha

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June 2019

Welcoming group rentals to the Ashram for organizations to come experience their own growth and way of being in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment. We welcome the women of @wildhoodcamp “Wildhood Weekend underway! What a gift to be guiding an incredible group of women home to themselves at @yasodharaashram Photo: The Temple of Light.” #templeoflight #wildhoodcamp #wildwomen #journeyhome #womenrising #divinefeminine #awakenthewildwithin

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June 2019

Spring snowballs - The Ashram is in beautiful bloom right now. #springflowers #beautyinnature #flowers

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June 2019

It would be fine if we could change everyone else to make the world a better place. But this better world starts with each of us. “Daily we must die,” said St. Paul. Daily we must die to the urges that selfishness imposes on us. It is a hard and strenuous fight. Constant awareness sounds simple, but carrying it out is a continuous struggle. In the practice of awareness, the mysteries of the mind are discovered, and so are the subtleties of the ego. -Swami Radha #selflessness #awareness #hathayoga #mysteriesofthemind #cosmicconsciousness

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May 2019

Bees have to move very fast to stay still. #bees #pollination #naturelessons #natureconnection #lovenature

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May 2019

If you really want to realize your potential, you have to determine what you want -the understanding, the discrimination, the connection with the Light, whatever it is. You have to turn to Her, gaze at Her, and make your silent request. Keep that thought alive and then wait, because the promise is that you will receive what you need in proportion to the movement you make toward Her. -Swami Radhananda #growth #light #healing #hathayoga #potential #divinepurpose

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May 2019

Over and over, at each stage of life we try to develop the courage to act on faith, to take the next step without knowing the outcome, without controlling how it should be. The Divine Light will sustain us in our journey. And we must sustain the practice. The more you visualize, invoke, meditate on Divine Light, the more it reveals and deepens our understanding that we do have a spark of Light within. We accept we are human and Divine and we return to our practice to sustain us for the next challenge. -Swami Radhananda

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May 2019

Posted @withrepost@patkauarchitects Join John Patkau, Swami Lalitananda and Anicka Quin for an afternoon lecture which looks at the building of the Temple of Light. Where: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. When: Saturday, May 25th, 3:00-4:30 pm Adults: $15; Students/Seniors: $10 Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/awakening-to-light-with-swami-lalitananda-of-yasodhara-ashram-tickets-59276527690 . . . #architecture #yasodharaashram #templeoflight #patkau #patkauarchitects #architecturelecture #design #meditation #sfu #ubc #wellness #form #kootenaybay #kootenays

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May 2019

Spring sunsets...taking time to witness the beauty around us. #kootenaylake #findingawesome #eastshorekootenaylake #divinemother

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May 2019

Hanging the tomato strings with care today. Readying the greenhouse for the eventual bounty. #organicgardening #tomatoes #greenhouse #springgardening

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May 2019

“Each of us has the chance to develop in the course of a lifetime according to our determination to follow our goals and our vision. But not until the mind’s selfish desires are burned away will we realize the Divine. At that point, the Divine is realized not as supreme being with shape and form, but as vibration, as energy, as power.” - Swami Radha

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May 2019

Bees are happy! #bees #beehives #pollenforbees

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May 2019

“When we begin to study the ground we live on, our own Earth, it’s amazing to see how creative it is. Take the amazing array of life forms that grow here - everything is so astonishingly beautiful and complex.” - Swami Radhananda #earthgarden #organicgardens #divinemother #intention

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April 2019

This weekend we were honoured to have Pahan Pte San Win and Wanbdi Wakita of BearPaw Teaching and Healing who gave their wonderful workshop, Reconciliation with Indigenous Grandparents. Learning to become an ally, cherishing Mother Earth, fostering of women’s power. #reconciliation #firstnationswomen #indigenousally

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