Winter 2019

Kundalini: Divine Mother, the Power Within

Thursdays, January 17 to February 14, 6:30 – 8 pm

Divine Mother is the power of wisdom, strength, harmony and perfection within each of us. Join this class session as we find out how to manifest these four powers in our lives.
Location: Yasodhara Yoga Ottawa, 65 Ruskin Street.
Cost: $16/class. Student & Income based discounts available.
Questions: 613-728-1609






Past classes

Fall 2018

Dream on…

Thursday November 1, 6:30 – 8 pm

Join us with a dream to work on to gain insight into your inner self.

Cost: $16
Where: 65 Ruskin Street
Email: to register and if you have questions.

Pathway to the Heart

Thursdays November 8 to 29, 6:30 – 8 pm

You can dedicate everything you do to the Most High, and bring the greatest quality possible into your life.

This path takes will, conviction and dedication. In this 4 week session, we will be using yogic practices to help you find the pathway to your heart.

Cost: $16/class. $64 for 4 class session
Where: 65 Ruskin Street
Email: to register and if you have questions.

Past classes

Kundalini – Transformation

Thursdays September 27 to October 18, 6:30-8 pm

Gain insight into how to transform your life with a variety of yogic practices that will help you uncover your innate wisdom. 

Cost $16/class

Student & Income based discounts available






Spring 2018

Kundalini – Dreams: The Language of the Unconscious

Thursdays, May 3 to 31, 6:30 – 8 pm

Come and try out simple yet profound yogic practices to explore the messages of your unconscious emerging from your dreams and learn to apply the messages to your life. Bring a dream if you have one and a journal.

Cost $16/class

Student & Income based discounts available


Winter and Spring 2018

Kundalini – Finding Balance

Thursdays, March 1 to April 19, 6:30 – 8 pm

Looking at the issues of the chakras of the Kundalini system and using the imagery of the God and Goddess in each chakra, we will explore how to refine our feminine and masculine aspects, finding balance.








Kundalini – Carried by Our Promises

Thursdays, January 18 to February 22, 6:30 – 8 pm

What promises have I made? What underlies them? How are they reflected in how am I living my life? What needs updating? Join us in exploring these questions using Swami Radhananda’s text Carried by a Promise as a source of inspiration.







Fall 2017

Kundalini – Creativity – Becoming Master of our Destivy

Thursdays, November 2 to 30 from 6:30 to 8 pm

In a collective sense the world as it is today is the creation of the combined efforts of many minds.…the creativity of minds is a continuing force. We are much more master of

our destiny than we may recognize. (Kundalini Yoga for the West, Swami Radha, p 281)



Kundalini – Awe, Focus, Concentration

Thursdays, September 28, October 5 and October 12 from 6:30 to 8 pm

Life is a miracle but we often lose our focus. As days shorten into fall, we can ask, “How do I maintain my connection to the Light?” “How do I connect to a sense of wonder?”

Please bring a journal.

Cost: $16/ class or $48 for 3 classes/ Income adjustments available
Where: 65 Ruskin Street
Email to register and if you have questions.

Spring 2017

Kundalini – Free Yourself!

Thursdays, June 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 6:30 to 8 pm

Using the Kundalini system, you will have an opportunity to let go of issues that are holding you back. This will be a great way to prepare for the Rose Ceremony.  The first class we will work with dreams so bring along a recent dream if you can.

Please bring a journal.

Cost: $16/ class or $64 for 4 classes/ Income adjustments available

Where: 65 Ruskin Street

Email if you have any questions.


Kundalini – Awareness and Commitment

Thursdays, May 4 to 25, 6:30 – 8 pm

Join us as we continue exploring passages from the epic tale, the Bhagavad Gita, to bring awareness to everyday living. What do I need to let go of? What do I want to commit to? What is left undone?


Student & Income based discounts available

Location: 65 Ruskin Street, Ottawa (613-728-1609)


Kundalini – Getting off the Merry-Go-Round

Thursdays, April 6 – 27, 6:30 – 8 pm

Using passages from the epic tale, the Bhagavad Gita, we will explore how to bring awareness to everyday living. What do I need to let go of? What do I want to commit to? What is left undone? 

Cost $16/class; $64 for 4 week course

Student & Income based discounts available

Location: 65 Ruskin Street, Ottawa (613-728-1609)


Winter 2017

Kundalini ~ Become a Spiritual Warrior

Thursdays, March 2 – 30, 6:30 to 8 pm


Explore how to become a spiritual warrior, claim your birthright, enter the action in the battleground of your heart. Using excerpts from the major Sanskrit epic, The Mahabarata (which contains the Bhagavad Gita), we will explore how its wisdom applies in the battle of daily life.

Please bring a journal and wear comfortable clothing.

Cost: $16/ class or $80 for 5 week session. Income adjustments available.

Please feel free to join the class at any time throughout the 4 week session.





Fall 2016

Kundalini ~ Find the Gift in Challenges

Wednesdays November 2 to November 30, 6:30 to 8 pmsnail

What happens to your mind when challenges arise? Learn how it can be directed to support you on your journey to liberation. In this workshop we will unfold the messages of daily life, look at challenges and find ways to open to compassion.

Cost: $80 for 5 classes or $16/class (sliding scale available)

Location: 65 Ruskin Street



October 20 and November 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

A Supportive Structure to deepen your focus, access your muse, and generate material.  Includes a gentle and meditative style of hatha yoga incorporating writing, breathing exercises and relaxation, timed writing periods in the form of your choice, and walking meditation.

This is also a fundraiser for the new Temple at Yasodhara Ashram.  For more information about this event, please click on:



Location: Cascades Club,100 Chemin de la Rivière, Chelsea, QC J9B 2M6


COST:  $30-$79


CONTACT: Robin Macdonald, 613.797.3933



Spring 2016

Kundalini ~ Incorporate and Embrace

Wednesdays April 6 to June 8 from 6:30 – 8:00 pmspring 2011 091

What makes you flinch? Learn to incorporate and embrace the flinch using Swami Radha’s teachings to develop strategies.

Cost: $144 for 10 classes or $16/class. (Sliding scale available.)

1 free try-out class for new people.

To register email Advance registration appreciated.

location: 65 Ruskin Street



Winter 2016

Kundalini ~ Know Your Core Beliefs


Wednesdays, January 13 to March 23, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:00pmyy-calgary-home
Do you know who you are? What is your place in the universe? Do you know what you a
re doing and why you
are doing it? By tapping into the core beliefs that you hold about yourself you can learn to understand what motivates your actions and opinions .
Using the tools and practices of the Kundalini System you will dive deeply into what you believe to be true about yourself. You can keep what is authentic and let go of what is no longer valid. Join us on Wednesday evenings to explore this. Bring your journal.
Cost:$16/class or $176 for the 11 week session. Income adjustments are possible.
Location: 65 Ruskin Street


Monthly Saturday Workshops at Surround Circle Yoga

YYO will offer Saturday afternoon workshops from 1-4 pm on February 20, March 19, April 16 and May 21. The themes will be announced later but mark the dates on your calendar now! These workshops will replace the Thursday evening Hidden Language classes.

Cost: $60. Income adjustments are possible.Visit this site for directions to Surround Circle Yoga.


Fall 2015

Kundalini – Finding Meaning and Purpose in Your Life


Wednesdays from September 16 to November 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm join us to explore the hidden gems in the Kundalini Cakras. Each cakra has its own meaning and embedded in the universal meaning is the personal meaning for you, your life and your life’s purpose. Implicit in Yasodhara Yoga’s approach is that each of us has our own inner knowing. The class provides the support and structure for the unfoldment of your potential. Please bring a journal.


You can come to individual classes but if you want to go deeper try coming to the whole session or as many classes as possible.

$16/class; $165 for 11 weeks


Hidden Language Hatha Yogaclasses

Thursday evenings from September 17 to December 17, 5:30 to 7pm Yasodhara Yoga Ottawa is offering Hidden Language Hatha at Surround Circle Yoga in Old Ottawa South on the second floor of Southminster United Church.

Street Address: 15 Aylmer Avenue (NW corner of Aylmer Ave. & Bank St.)
Entrance: Enter on Galt Street (west side of the building ~ 2nd floor)
Parking: 3 hour parking on Aylmer Avenue & Galt Street
Public Transit: OC Transit stops in front of Southminster & across the street in front of OOS Library

Developed by Swami Radha, Hidden Language Hatha Yoga is a gentle and meditative style of Hatha that respects the body as a spiritual tool. By working with metaphor, symbolism, imagery and visualization, the ‘hidden’ messages of each asana are revealed.

Hidden Language starts with the personal – your observations, your mind, your body, your relationship to the world. And it expands to the universal, to the mythologies of our cultures, to the subtle force sustaining all life. Hidden Language offers a chance to go deep into the body and the mystical potential of each asana. You are given responsibility for your own body and your own insights. The atmosphere of a class is quiet and self-directed.

Please bring a mat, a journal and wear comfortable clothing.

$16/class; $224 for 14 week session