Inspiring stories of renewal, healing and transformation from Yasodhara Ashram guests.

Asking the Juicy Questions of Life
Professional Retreat guest, Brenna Atnikov, describes her journey from professional burnout to discovering a more life-sustaining approach to her life and work. Read more »

Creating a Sacred Kitchen
Anne Calder is a Learning Resident in the kitchen and became inspired to write a series of articles that combines information about the Ashram approach to food with tips for readers. Here is her experience of sacredness in the daily ritual of meal preparation. Read more »

Karma Yoga Centre joins Village Green
The Ashram’s historic Main House is transforming into our first-ever Karma Yoga Centre. The centre provides space for offices, work planning and reflection, plus a social area for phone calls, art and relaxing together. Read more »

The Power of Commitment
Francesca Cogorno first came to the Ashram in 2010 and recently moved to Nelson after a five-year residency here. A fully trained Yasodhara teacher, she was involved in many aspects of day-to-day life at the Ashram. She explains how the practice of Sacred Dance... Read more »

Art and the Power of Intention
The power of intention led a mother-son team to Yasodhara Ashram for a month-long stay that fulfilled them and inspired our community. Rose De Oliviera and Eric Kohlfurst share how Eric’s artwork was a key element to their Ashram experience. … Read more » Read more »

Hunting for Treasure: Crawford Bay School Children Tour the Ashram
Over 30 children from the Crawford Bay School in grades kindergarten to six came to the Ashram for two separate tours in recent weeks. Max Wong, Kayla MacDougall and Ashley Laframboise helped organize the tours. Ashley shares her experience of leading them each through... Read more »

Perspectives from Love & Healing, A Weekend of Reconciliation with Indigenous Elders
Perspectives from Love & Healing, A Weekend of Reconciliation with Indigenous Elders Read more »

Exchanging Between Cultures
About 30 students from the Nelson Waldorf School and Kugluktuk High School (KHS) in Nunavut came to the Ashram for a day-trip in April as part of a school exchange program. Read more »

Raine Hamilton – Musician
Classically trained musician, songwriter and performer Raine Hamilton first heard about the Ashram’s Artist and Professional Retreats from her mother, Raine explains how her experience became a touchstone for herself. Read more »

Creating Sacred Space
Maiya Irvine spent seven months at the Ashram as a Hospitality Learning Resident. Freshly graduated from high school, she came to the Ashram from across the country to learn about herself through living in a spiritual community. She reflects on her … Read more » Read more »