Open House 2019!

Come by Joyspace for a by-donation day of chanting, dancing, relaxing Hatha, and a community potluck.  This is a perfect way to sample some of our offerings and get a taste for who we are.

Satsang 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Uplifting songs, ritual and chanting. This spiritual tradition emphasizes the devotional and nurturing qualities of the Divine Feminine.

Sacred Dance 3:15 – 4:15 pm

Often set to prayers or mantras, sacred dance is a devotional offering. You’ll learn a dance you can bring with you when you go.

Hatha Yoga 4:30 – 5:30 pm

This a gentle and meditative style of Hatha that respects the body as spiritual tool.  There is strong focus on the element of relaxation and listening to your body with attentive caring.

Potluck 5:30 pm

These vegetarian and vegan meals often accompany our gatherings. Feel free to bring something to share or simply enjoy in the bountiful offerings.

Date: Sunday January 27th
Cost: By Donation
Location:# 222-336 East 1st Ave (buzzer #027)

For more information: Email or call Joy at (604) 700-7933



Join us on our 2017 spring tour!

Breath: A Doorway to Potential

Breath is the key to quiet the mind, create space and allow clarity to emerge. Between the ingoing and outgoing breath, there is a centre of stillness, a place of deep mystery and potential. Awaken your intuition and discover what emerges. Find ways to make this internal balance present in your life.

Date: Friday, May 26, 7-9 pm
Cost: $30
Location: Oliver Woods Community Centre, 6000 Oliver Road, Nanaimo
Bring a journal and pen

Hosted by
To register: Email Shanti at or call (250) 390-7686


Conscious Living in Times of Change

Date: Saturday, May 27, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $125 or $200 for both weekend workshops (sliding scale available)
Bring a journal, pen, yoga mat (if you wish) and lunch; wear comfortable clothes

We live in a world of fast-paced, continual change – processing endless input and meeting demands for flexibility and quick decisions. As life speeds up, we can lose perspective and a deep sense of meaning. Yogic practices are designed to bring us back to our ‘grounding’ and connection to purpose. Join us for breath, relaxation, visualisation and reflection – a time of affirming what gives your life meaning.


Finding the Still Point

Date: Sunday, May 28, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $125 or $200 for both weekend workshops (sliding scale available)
Bring a journal, pen, yoga mat (if you wish) and lunch; wear comfortable clothes
Strengthen your ability to pause, be still and acknowledge your potential in the midst of daily demands. Gain tools that will help you find balance and well-being in all that you do. Use simple yogic practices including Hatha Yoga to go within, nurture yourself and connect with your inner strength and wisdom.

Workshops located at:
Yoga Weyr
 1990 Frey Rd, Nanaimo (beautifully located near the Nanaimo River)
For directions:

Hosted by
Yasodhara Yoga Vancouver Island
For information and to register:
Patricia at or 250.298.8478



Swami Matananda is a long-time teacher and resident of Yasodhara Ashram. Her light-hearted nurturing approach supports people in accessing their inner well of wisdom and their true potential.