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


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 »

Bridging Through Song
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 »

Father-Son Connections in the Yoga Development Course
Robert Fincati and Christopher Starr have a unique father-son bond from shared experiences of the Ashram and the three-month Yoga Development Course (YDC). Six-year-old Christopher lived here while Robert took his YDC in 1996. They spoke together while Robert visited Christopher mid-way through his... Read more »

Planned Giving: A Natural Step
Terry Taylor-Topp has been coming to the Ashram for over 20 years. She talks about her decision to plan her financial future by putting the Ashram in her will. Read more »

Sustaining the Ashram: Treasure Life Flour Mills in Creston
Our new Farmer Profiles Series features the local farmers who feed us and who share our passion for sustainable agriculture. Read more »