In addition to the yoga classes twice daily, and silent meditation and chanting in the morning and evening, the Yoga Camp offers many special programs, courses and other events.
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga with Dr. Laurier-Pierre Desjardins December 7th
Laurier-Pierre Desjardins, D.O., is a professor of osteopathy and an experienced Kriya yogi. He is a popular international teacher of the functional anatomy of Hatha Yoga and the biomechanics of asana (yoga posture) and pranayama (breathing techniques). He is the author (2012) of the book, Principles of Yoga Therapy (in French and English).
Christmas at the Yoga Camp Dec 22nd-Jan 1st
Sadhana Week – January 5th to 12th
During this week the Ashram is closed for guests from sunday afternoon after checkout time (15:00). No classes or meals are offered and the accommodations are not available for guests. Ashram reopens the following monday 13th and will continue with the regular schedule.
Snow Shoeing – January 17th-19th
Discover the Laurentian beauty snow shoeing on the various trails around the Ashram. Please bring your own if you have them . All levels are welcome.
Meditation weekend with Chandrika- January 24th-26th
The meditation weekend offers an introduction to and theory of the different methods of meditation (japa, lakhita, tratak, silent walk). The theory will be given on friday night during satsang and on saturday afternoon at two lectures (12:00 and 14:00). Students will have the opportunity to discuss in detail the different methods and at the end of the workshop will be better equipped to appreciate the philosophy of meditation.
Healthy Pie Baking with Uma- February 7th-9th
Learn how to cook up sweet and savory pies to enjoy with your family and friends.
Full moon Snow Shoeing with Kevin O’Rourke – February 14th to 16th
Discover the Laurentian beauty snow shoeing on the various trails around the Ashram. This weekend is lead by an experienced guide, Kevin O’Rourke. He will lead a walk for beginners at 11:30am, teaching you the basics of snowshoeing, followed by a more advanced walk at 13:00. The second walk will involve more hill climbing, and there will be snow shoeing in the night, to enjoy the light of the full moon! Snowshoes are provided at no extra cost. Please bring your own if you have them . All levels are welcome.
Sivaratri February 18th
Sivaratri – The Night of Lord Siva. Pujas (devotional ceremonies) are conducted throughout the night offering worship to Lord Siva. Continuous kirtan (chanting) is held throughout the night. This is the day that Siva was married to his consort Parvati. The celebration begins at 20:00pm and finishes at 06:00am, after which we enjoy the prasad of the nights offerings.
Introduction to Vedic Astrology with Tejas March 7th-9th
Learn the basic aspects needed to read your natal (birth) chart.
Vegetarian Cooking Workshop – March 14th – 16th
Neeti is an experienced cook with specialty in Indian cuisine. You will learn the art of properly using spices to create delicious indian vegetarian meals. Leaving you with tools and recipes to bring home to your family and friends. No experience necessary.
Juice Fasting and Detox weekend with Suzanne – March 21st-23rd
Spring equinox juice and detox weekend is a very good and yogic way of starting the coming season. Juices and vegetable broth are specially made to provide the body the necessary nutrients and help the internal cleanse of the digestive system. Please note that during the weekend food will be served regularly at the Ashram, it is not mandatory to be part of the program. Cost: $50 (plus accommodation)
Pregnancy Yoga with Joana March 28th-30th
Learn guidelines on physically and mentally preparing for childbirth or how to adapt yoga practice during pregnancy. This workshop is suitable for pregnant women and yoga teachers, or other practitioners working with pregnant women.