Even though this is one small temple in the Kootenays, we see it is a symbol for hope and peace in the world. The original Temple was a physical representation of the Ashram’s vision to be a place open to people from all spiritual traditions. The next iteration of this Temple is to confirm that yes, we honour that vision.

– Swami Lalitananda, President Yasodhara Ashram Society

Yasodhara Ashram is a yoga retreat and study centre founded by Swami Sivananda Radha in Kootenay Bay, British Columbia, Canada. We are a vibrant community of Light that supports the potential of transformation in each person.  We believe that from self-knowledge arises the courage to face personal and global challenges.

The yoga on offer – Yasodhara Yoga – is a holistic set of teachings that integrate yogic practices with personal development techniques. With an emphasis on reflection and spiritual awareness, Yasodhara Yoga is a path to inner wisdom.

Living with awareness in both the inner and outer worlds, Yasodhara Ashram is deeply committed to the principles of sustainability and resilience. These principles guide our efforts to reduce our environmental impact and embrace change, so that the Ashram continues to be a natural and spiritual resource well into the future.