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Our workshops vary in length from two-hour classes to weekend retreats and are a wonderful introduction to Yasodhara Yoga. Workshops offer an opportunity to step out of your busy life and find renewal and relaxation.

Join us at the ashram this summer for their workshops. www.yasodhara.org

 

 

Current Workshops

YASODHARA ASHRAM OUTREACH with Swami Samayananda

Join Swami Samayananda for workshops that will quiet the mind, bring perspective and reveal your potential. Take one or all three. Workshops will incorporate yogic practices: breath, relaxation, visualization, mantra, reflection and drawing.

 

The Yoga of Healing: Uniting mind, body and spirit
Friday, May 18 7:00-9:00 pm

Location: Rosedale Community Centre, 901 11 Avenue NW
Cost: $45 (sliding scale available)/ Attend all three events for $210
Registration: Please contact Yasodhara Yoga Calgary at 403 284-0012 or calgary@yasodharayoga.org.
Bring a journal and pen.

The journey of Yoga is a healing journey. What needs to be healed? What makes your life worth living? Take time to go inward and nurture yourself mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, in a compassionate space.

 

Holding the Earth
Saturday, May 19 9:30am – 3:30pm

Location: Rosedale Community Centre, 901 11 Avenue NW
Cost: $150  (sliding scale available)/ Attend all three events for $210
Registration: Please contact Yasodhara Yoga Calgary at 403 284-0012 or calgary@yasodharayoga.org.
Bring a yoga mat, journal, pen, blanket & lunch

Find and nurture the sacred within through devotional practice, caring for yourself and listening to the wisdom and cycles of our Mother, the Earth. Become grounded in yourself through self-exploration and dialogue with others. Where are we in the world cycle? How can you make a difference? What is happening in your personal world?

 

Breath: a pathway to peace
Sunday, May 20 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Location: Rosedale Community Centre, 901 11 Avenue NW
Cost: $55 (sliding scale available)/Attend all three events for $210
Registration: Please contact Yasodhara Yoga Calgary at 403 284-0012 or calgary@yasodharayoga.org.
Bring a yoga mat, journal, pen, & blanket

“Breath is always available; it’s the rhythm of life”- Swami Radhananda, Living the Practice.

Learn to find the still place within, even in the busyness of your life, using the yogic tools of breath, meditation, relaxation and reflection.

 

Swami Samayananda is a long-time yoga teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. She offers reflective workshops that will renew and reconnect you to your true potential.

 

 

 

 

— Payment Options: We accept cash and cheques. Please mail cheques to 1, 1122 – 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0R6.

 

 

Past Workshops

Connect with your Creative Power
Sunday  March 25
1:00 – 3:30pm 
Enhance your creative potential and connect with the power and flow of Shakti, the Divine Feminine. In this workshop we will use the yogic practices and experiment with collage, paint, poetry and dance a forms of self- inquiry and heart felt expression. You will come away inspired and renewed.
Please bring a yoga mat, blanket and journal.
Location:  Rosedale Community Hall     901 – 11 Ave NW     East of SAIT
Teachers:  Alexandra Hindson and Nicole St. Arnaud
Cost:  $45  assistance with cost is available

 

 

Vision Questions
Sunday, January 7, 2018  9:30 – 12pm

Teachers:  Utpala Pittman
Location: Rosedale Community Hall, 901 11 Avenue NW
Cost: $40 (sliding scale available)
Registration: Please contact Yasodhara Yoga Calgary at
403 284-0012 or calgary@yasodharayoga.org.

Take this time to relax, review your goals and develop your vision for the new year.
We will use yoga poses, meditative practices and reflection to explore how you see yourself, your future and the ‘bigger picture’.  Please bring a journal, a blanket and a yoga mat if you have one.

 

A Time for Holiday Care
December 26 – 31 7:00-8:00 am

Teacher: Wendy Blackmore and Francine Fleming
Location: Bow Valley Lawn Bowling Club – 1738 Bowness Rd N.W
Cost: $10 a class
Registration: Please contact Yasodhara Yoga Calgary at 403 284-0012 or calgary@yasodharayoga.org.

In the quiet darkness of the early morning come for simple yoga stretches followed by periods of chanting, silence and guided meditation, and leave at dawn with a renewed and relaxed perspective. Join us for one or all 6 days of this early morning class. Bring your yoga mat and a blanket.

 

The Body as a Sacred Tool
Sunday, November 26  

Teachers:  Lynn Fairey and Alexandra Hindson
Location: Rosedale Community Hall, 901 11 Avenue NW
Cost: $14 a class or $25 for both
Registration: Please contact Yasodhara Yoga Calgary at
403 284-0012 or calgary@yasodharayoga.org.

 

1- 2:30pm:  A Review of 2017 so Far

Use the body and several asanas to explore what this year has been about for you. What have you learned? What are the obstacles?  What are the victories? Do you have anything left to do? Bring a Yoga mat and a journal.

2:30 – 3:30pm: Yoga is Dance, Dance is Yoga

When the body is an instrument of devotional expression, it is at its most beautiful. The art of sacred dance combines movement, mudra, prayer and reflection. Sacred dance provides a  way to explore the body as a spiritual tool. (No dance experience needed) Bring a journal.

 

Returning to Harmony
Friday, September 22 7:00-9:00 pm

Location: Rosedale Community Centre, 901 11 Avenue NW
Cost: $45 (sliding scale available)/ Attend all three events for $210
Registration: Please contact Yasodhara Yoga Calgary at 403 284-0012 or calgary@yasodharayoga.org.
Bring a journal and pen.

What does it mean to be in harmony with yourself? What draws you away? And what is required to live this harmony with your family, friends, co-workers? Discover yogic practices that will tune you into a new rhythm of life.

 

Awakening Wonder: Refining Sense Perceptions
Saturday, September 23 9:30am – 3:30pm

Location: Rosedale Community Centre, 901 11 Avenue NW
Cost: $150  (sliding scale available)/ Attend all three events for $210
Registration: Please contact Yasodhara Yoga Calgary at 403 284-0012 or calgary@yasodharayoga.org.
Bring a journal, pen & lunch

Our senses are our windows into the world. Through them and the mind’s interpretation, we can choose our way of being in the world moment by moment. What would it mean to remove filters that keep you from seeing, tasting, hearing, touching, smelling what is? What would it take for you to refine your senses? Use this day-long exploration to enrich your life.

 

Following the Heart’s Desire
Sunday, September 24 9:30am – 12pm

Location: Rosedale Community Centre, 901 11 Avenue NW
Cost: $55 (sliding scale available)/Attend all three events for $210
Registration: Please contact Yasodhara Yoga Calgary at 403 284-0012 or calgary@yasodharayoga.org.
Bring a journal & pen

The heart is our sacred home. Wisdom, intuition and inspiration are nurtured there. Can you listen deeply to the messages of your heart? What do you need to hear? And what would it mean to allow your heart’s desire to be central in your life – to be the tone and intention of your days?

 

ASHRAM OUTREACH with Swami Jyotihananda

Sunday May 14   9:30 – 12:00     WHO AM I?

Balancing activities, relationships and a rich inner life can be a challenge. In this workshop you will be led in reflections and practices on questions such as: Who are you underneath the shifting personalities and roles? With what do you want to identify? How can you identify with your inner Light and potential? Take this time to clarify what is most important in your life.

Cost: $55  or $210 for all weekend by May 5    Sliding scale available

 

Saturday May 13   9:30 – 3:30     STRAIGHT WALK TO CHOICE

The Straight Walk® practice is an invaluable tool that helps you clarify your thinking and discover next steps. Facing the facts in your life opens up the potential for change. Based upon an ancient Buddhist practice of self-awareness, the Straight Walk® includes several walking meditations practiced with observation and concentration. Steps are taken, literally and symbolically, to understand your perception and gain a new perspective of your issues and choices in your life.

Cost: $150  or $210 for all weekend by May 5   Sliding scale available

 

Friday May 12   7:00 – 9:00 pm      REFRESH AND RENEW INTO SPRING 

What do you want to plant in the garden of your mind? Step away from the demands of daily life into a time of renewal. Use the tools of yoga to nourish yourself. Take the time to plant seeds of awareness within to strengthen your connection to joy and meaning.

Cost: $45 or $210 for all weekend by May 5    Sliding scale available

 

Registration: Please contact Yasodhara Yoga Calgary at 403 284-0012 or calgary@yasodharayoga.org. Please make cheques payable to Yasodhara Ashram Society.

Location: Rosedale Community Hall, 901 11 Avenue NW

 

 

Swami Jyotihananda (Susan Oughtred), a long-time yoga teacher in Calgary and resident of the Ashram for many years, brings a love of the teachings of Swami Radha. She has a deep trust in how the teachings of yoga can radically change people and help them to evolve.

 

 

 

 

THE WISHING TREE
Sunday, Apr 23   9:30-12:00 pm

Teachers:  Alexandra Hindson and Utpala Pittman
Location: Rosedale Community Hall, 901 11 Avenue NW
Cost: $40 (sliding scale available)
Registration: Please contact Yasodhara Yoga Calgary at 403 284-0012 or calgary@yasodharayoga.org.

For many centuries and in different cultures, the tree has been a symbol for the mysteries and secrets of life. In the Kundalini System of yoga the Wishing Tree is associated with approaching the Divine within, with gratitude, awe and wonder.Why is the tree such a powerful symbol? How can it lead to greater awareness? Come join us as we explore and find our own unique answers.

This workshop includes yoga postures, reflection and guided meditations. Please bring your journal and yoga mat.

Payment Options: We accept cash, cheques and e-transfers.
Please mail cheques to 1, 1122 – 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0R6.

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REALITIES OF THE DREAMING MIND
Sunday, Mar 19   9:30-12:00 pm

Teachers:  Nadia Riterman and Wendy Blackmore
Location: Rosedale Community Hall, 901 11 Avenue NW
Cost: $40 (sliding scale available)
Registration: Please contact Yasodhara Yoga Calgary at 403 284-0012 or calgary@yasodharayoga.org.

Are you curious about your dreams? Are there recurring images? Write down a dream and come explore its symbolic meaning. You will discover a deeper understanding of who you are and your life’s circumstances.

By combining yoga techniques and practices you will learn how to interpret the messages from the unconscious mind to create the changes you want in your waking life. This  method is a journey of self-discovery, a joyful process that gives you the courage to find the answers within, building self-confidence.

 

LET GO.  LISTEN WELL.
Sunday, Jan 29  9:30-12:00 pm

Teachers:  Alexandra Hindson and Wendy Blackmore
Location: Rosedale Community Hall, 901 11 Avenue NW
Cost: $40 (sliding scale available)
Registration: Please contact Yasodhara Yoga Calgary at 403 284-0012 or calgary@yasodharayoga.org.

This workshop focuses on listening to the body’s wisdom, relaxation and listening to our inner guide. We will reflect on the exercises for the 5th Chakra, the Gateway to Liberation. Asking what would you like to be liberated from?

Please bring a mat, journal and blanket.

VICTORIES, CHALLENGES, TARGETS.
Friday, Dec 30  9:30-12:00 pm

Teachers:  Utpala Pittman and Francine Fleming
Location: Rosedale Community Hall, 901 11 Avenue NW
Cost: $40 (sliding scale available)
Registration: Please contact Yasodhara Yoga Calgary at 403 284-0012 or calgary@yasodharayoga.org.

Take this opportunity to relax and to reflect on the year that has been and the new year to come. What are your personal victories this year? What are your goals for 2017?   What tools will you use to face the challenges? We will explore all of this and more  using yoga poses, reflection, and guided meditations that include breath and Light.

 

HOLIDAY CARE: FIRST SELF THEN OTHERS
Sunday, Dec 4  9:30-12:00 pm

Teachers:  Lynn Fairey and Marlene Roza
Location: Rosedale Community Hall, 901 11 Avenue NW
Cost: $40 (sliding scale available)
Registration: Please contact Yasodhara Yoga Calgary at
403 284-0012 or calgary@yasodharayoga.org.

We will do the yoga of reflection, breath, Hatha Yoga and Light.  These practices of awareness can help prepare us to enter the holiday season and find restfulness and joy.  From this place then we can give to others.

Bring a journal, mat and blanket.

Yasodhara Ashram is coming to Calgary! Ashram teacher Swami Samayananda will be facilitating workshops in Calgary. Join us from wherever you are and consider inviting a friend to experience the rich & inspiring teachings of the Ashram close to home.

 

FINDING WISDOM IN INSECURITY
Friday, Oct 28 7:00-9:00 pm

Location: Rosedale Community Centre, 901 11 Avenue NW
Cost: $45 (sliding scale available)
Registration: Please contact Yasodhara Yoga Calgary at 403 284-0012 or calgary@yasodharayoga.org.
Bring a journal and pen.

Do times of insecurity carry you into worry or can you approach the unknown as an opportunity? In this workshop you will use breath and visualization to connect to your inner strength, and reflection to clarify where you stand. What do you rely on to take your next step when the way is not clear? What is the source of your inner security? How do you build courage to simply step forward?

 

EXPANDING AWARENESS, OPENING TO PEACE
Saturday, Oct 29 9:30am – 3:30pm

Location: Rosedale Community Centre, 901 11 Avenue NW
Cost: $150  (sliding scale available)
Registration: Please contact Yasodhara Yoga Calgary at 403 284-0012 or calgary@yasodharayoga.org.
Bring a journal, pen & lunch

Learn yogic practices that help you step back, gain perspective and acknowledge your potential. Expanded awareness can lead to greater peace of body, mind and heart. What possibilities open for you? Explore options to help you exercise the power of choice and more fully live your ideals.

 

RELAXING IN THE LIGHT
Sunday, Oct 30 9:30am – 12pm

Location: Rosedale Community Centre, 901 11 Avenue NW
Cost: $55 (sliding scale available)
Registration: Please contact Yasodhara Yoga Calgary at 403 284-0012 or calgary@yasodharayoga.org.
Bring a journal & pen

Take time away from daily demands to relax and renew yourself. Allow your body to rest and give your mind an opportunity to elevate. Learn practices focused on Light, the most subtle image of the Divine, and connect with your own joy and inner harmony. Then carry that Light and inspiration into your life.

 

— Payment Options: We accept cash, cheques and e-transfers.

Please mail cheques to 1, 1122 – 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0R6.