Fall 2019

Reclaiming the Feminine, Returning to the Heart

with Swami Samayananda

October 4 – 6, 2019

Join us for a weekend retreat in the quiet landscape of the Gatineaus, exploring the inner feminine power to create the life you want to live. Open up space in your heart to re-connect with the vision for your life. What is your heart’s desire and how can this knowing carry you through the ups and downs? The heart holds the capacity for compassion and kindness, as well as directness with others and ourselves. We will use various reflective practices of symbolism, mantra, visualization and relaxation to move inward to the heart, the home of the feminine.

Friday, October 4, arrival before 5 p.m. to Sunday, October 6, departure before 3 p.m.

Gaia Wellness Retreat, 209 Chemin Usher, Alcove, QC

Gaia Wellness Retreat is located in the beautiful Gatineau Hills, and 45 minutes from Ottawa. You will enjoy walking trails and a Zen garden, canoeing or kayaking on their semi-private lake and quiet spaces for reflection and relaxation.

Meals provided are vegetarian, fresh whole foods locally sourced when possible. Vegan, raw vegan, gluten free or nut free diets are accommodated. Please let us know in advance of any allergies.

 

 

Cost: $470

Fee includes shared accommodations (3-4 people/room) for 2 nights, meals, workshops and use of Gaia amenities i.e. sauna, kayaks, canoes, and access to the forest trails.

To Register

email: erna.h@yasodharayoga.org

Visit our website: yasodharayoga/ottawa

Payment is due upon registration.

Camping is also available for a reduced cost of $420

For more information or if financial assistance is needed

Swami Samayananda has been a trainer and educator for over 38 years in educational institutions, businesses, private consulting agencies and Yasodhara Ashram. She travels throughout North America offering Swami Radha’s teachings, helping bridge yogic practices to the challenges and changes in our world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yasodhara Ashram is open year-round in the beautiful mountains of southeastern BC. We invite you to come for a course, retreat or Karma Yoga and to visit the new Temple of Light – a sacred space for peace, hope and unity, open to all.

 

Since 1963. We are a Canadian charity and an active learning centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Join Swami Samayananda for her Ottawa workshops, September 20-22, 2019

Swami Samayananda has been a trainer and educator for over 38 years in educational institutions, businesses, private consulting agencies and Yasodhara Ashram. She travels throughout North America offering Swami Radha’s teachings, helping bridge yogic practices to the challenges and changes in our world.

 

 

 


Finding Peace in Shifting Times

 

Friday, September 20, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Coming Back to Centre

What pulls me off centre and how do I find my way back? What does it feel like to be ‘centred’ in my body and my mind? Deepen your experience with practices such as breath, visualization and mantra.

Please bring a journal & pen.

$50


Saturday, September 21, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Looking Within Looking Without: Finding Peace in Shifting Times

How do I find an inner place that is secure no matter what is shifting in my world? What remains steady no matter what is changing? Use yogic tools of reflection, mantra, relaxation and visualization to clarify your pathway to peace.

Please bring a journal & pen.

$100

 


Sunday, September 22, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Who am I now? Updating My Self-Image

As my life circumstances change, am I updating my self-image? Or am I holding onto an old picture of myself that is outdated? Clarify who you are now using a variety of yogic tools.

Please bring a journal & pen.

$100

 


Or take all 3 workshops for $210

Location: Surround Circle Yoga

15 Aylmer Ave. Ottawa


Register for one or all workshops

By email: erna.h@yasodhara.org

Visit our website: Yasodharaayoga/ottawa

For more information about the weekend and about financial accommodations call:

613-451-5433

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Past Events

Winter 2019

Relax to Expand into Your Creativity

Workshop at Surround Circle Yoga

Saturday April 13, 1 – 4 pm

In this workshop we will use relaxing yogic practices and reflections to help you connect with your creativity.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal.

 

Cost: $60/Student & Income based discounts available

Surround Circle Yoga: 15 Alymer Ave. at Bank St., use Galt Street entrance.

Register at: erna.h@yasodharayoga.org

Call: 613-451-5433

 

 

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Embodying Your Power!

Workshop at Surround Circle Yoga

Saturday March 16, 1 – 4 pm

In this workshop you will explore powers that are available to you from within and how to bring them forward in your life.  This is an opportunity to see your life in a new perspective and to open to the richness of your own potential.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal.

Cost: $60/Student & Income based discounts available

Surround Circle Yoga: 15 Alymer Ave. at Bank St., use Galt Street entrance.

Register at: ottawa@yasodharayoga.org. Call: 613-728-1609

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Living from the Heart: From Ideals to Action

Workshop at Surround Circle Yoga

Saturday February 16, 1 -4 pm

 

In this workshop we will be using Swami Radha’s teaching to explore putting our ideals into action in daily life.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal.

Cost $60

Student & Income based discounts available.

Cost: $60/Student & Income based discounts available

Surround Circle Yoga: 15 Alymer Ave. at Bank St., use Galt Street entrance.

Register at: ottawa@yasodharayoga.org. Call: 613-728-1609

 

 

 


Magicians of possibility: Connect with Your Potential, Identify Next Steps

Saturday January 12, 1 – 4 pm

We are a magical combination of human and spiritual beings.  This workshop offers a safe space to explore your path, patterns and the stories that shape you.  As the new year begins, it will be a time to take stock of where you are now and what is needed to move towards your potential.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal.

Cost: $60/Student & Income based discounts available

Surround Circle Yoga: 15 Alymer Ave. at Bank St., use Galt Street entrance.

Register at: ottawa@yasodharayoga.org. Call: 613-728-1609


Past events

Fall 2018

Workshop at Surround Circle Yoga

Exploring Compassion through Dance

Saturday November 17, 1 – 4 pm

In this sacred dance workshop, we will explore Siva as the Lord of the Dance and the Lord of Compassion and access our personal experience of compassion.

No previous dance experience required.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal.

Cost: $60/Student & Income based discounts available

Surround Circle Yoga: 15 Alymer Ave. at Bank St., use Galt Street entrance.

Register at: erna.h@yasodharayoga.org. Call: 613-451-5433

 


Foundations: Hidden Language Hatha, Mantra and Light

Saturday October 20, 1 – 4 pm

Strengthen the foundation of your being through exploring the symbolism of Hatha poses, chanting Mantra and filling the body with Light.

Bring a journal and wear comfortable clothing.

Cost: $60/Student & Income based discounts available

Surround Circle Yoga: 15 Alymer Ave. at Bank St., use Galt Street entrance

Register at: erna.h@yasodharayoga.org. Call: 613-451-5433