Karma Yoga

Testimonials from participants in our Karma Yoga programs.

Finding Synchronicity in the Feminine
Our One-Month Karma Yoga Program created a synchronistic bond for two young women who arrived with interests in the Divine Feminine and the Sivananda tradition. Read more »

Coming Back
Rachel Johnston participated in the early days of the Youth Program (now the Young Adult Program), and recently returned to the Ashram with her two children. Read more »

Bridging to the Future
Kimberly Groome first came to the Ashram in 2016 for a weekend course and knew that she wanted to return. She’s been back in the Young Adult Program since January 2017 and has plans to take the 2018 Yoga Development Course. An integral member... Read more »

Supporting the Work in New Ways
Graphs and charts line the walls of the Karma Yoga office giving a tangible picture of who will be at the Ashram and what the work will be in the coming months. Kim Olson and Andrej Galic are the new Karma Yoga coordinators, revitalizing... 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 »

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 »

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Nourishing a Child’s Curiosity
Ryan Koelwyn has been connected to Yasodhara Ashram since she was five years old. During the two years her father lived here, she would regularly stay for weekends and extended visits. Now living in Calgary and working on her PhD in education, Ryan talks... Read more »

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Softening and Expanding During Times of Transition
Bhakti Quinn, who previously worked as the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets Executive Director, speaks about her recent move back to the Ashram. Read more »