Yasodhara Ashram Yoga Retreat & Study Centre

Yasodhara Ashram is a yoga retreat and study centre founded by Swami Sivananda Radha in 1963, in Kootenay Bay, British Columbia, Canada.

Today, 51 years after it was established, Yasodhara Ashram is an enduring and vibrant spiritual community. Set in the beautiful mountains of southeastern British Columbia, the Yasodhara Ashram Yoga Retreat & Study Centre invites people of all ages and backgrounds to pursue their self-development and discover the promise of yoga.

The centre offers a wide range of yoga programs year round – from a three-month intensive, to private retreats, teacher certifications and introductions to yoga. Popular Service and Study programs are for those interested in learning about Karma Yoga, or the yoga of selfless service, the main spiritual practice at the centre.

Yasodhara Ashram is also a residential community, with a small number of full-time residents, swamis and brahmacharis who consider themselves stewards of Swami Radha’s teachings and the caretakers of this sacred space. They are joined in efforts by many long and short term Karma Yogis, as well as teachers in training, course participants, guest teachers and retreat guests. Over 1000 people pass through the Ashram in a year. The number of people living, working and studying at Yasodhara at any given time ranges from 50-120 people.

Yasodhara Ashram is deeply committed to participating in sustainable environmental practices. From the Ashram’s perspective, environmental action is an important part of social responsibility and ecological integrity, a practice of the basic yogic principle of ahimsa.

Yasodhara Ashram is the hub of a network of urban teaching centres known as Yasodhara Yoga Centres, and the home of Timeless Books.

Yasodhara Ashram is a Canadian charity and a registered educational institution.


Yasodhara Ashram Yoga Retreat & Study Centre
Kootnay Bay, British Columbia, Canada
phone: 250-227-9224 & 1-800-661-8711