Compassionate Challenge
I am deeply grateful that Swami Radha is my guru. Although she is no longer physically here, her presence is still alive—in the vivid memories of those who knew her, and in the living legacy of the Ashram and her teachings. Read more »

Questioning Mind
by Swami Lalitananda. The mind has always intrigued me. Swami Radha’s question, “What is this thing called mind that can keep us prisoner and yet experience such luminosity?” succinctly expresses the mind’s polar diversities. Since we live with our mind at all times, who... Read more »

Reflections from the Path: Beginnings
By Swami Lalitananda. When some of us arrive at Yasodhara Ashram, we recognize a path. This happened to me more than half a lifetime ago now. The yoga seed was already in me. Read more »

Reflections from the Path

Swami Lalitananda is the president of Yasodhara Ashram. A swami since 1996 and a long-time student of yoga, she is an intuitive and approachable leader.

Swami Lalitananda brings an innovative spirit to yoga practice. She founded “Radha”—a yoga studio, eatery and gallery in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver—and she was a columnist for the award-wining yoga magazine, Ascent. She is also the author of two books, including The Inner Life of Asanas.

Her blog explores the unique perspective of a life committed to the yogic path. From reflecting on daily life at an ashram to the transformational potential of yoga, her writings address the individual and global impact of spiritual practice.