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Join our 2022 Yoga Development Course
What we have heard again and again from our YDC participants is that it has been the greatest gift that they have given themselves. We love to listen to people’s accounts of what the three-month intensive journey has brought them. … Read more » Read more »

Read our 2020 Annual Review: Year of Resilience.
2020 was a year like no other for the whole world, including Yasodhara Ashram. Being a small and nimble organization, we were able to ride the waves of uncertainty —observing, listening and adapting as best we could. Read more… Read more »

“Whole” by Melanie Erin
Melanie is a songwriter and singer from Toronto who is influenced by the present moment. She takes inspiration from her day or an interaction and symbolically works with what her muse brings to her through dreams, thought and feelings. She … Read more » Read more »

Paintings By Myca Palmer
“I started painting about 3 years ago, drawn to it by a deep yearning to explore myself more deeply. Self put down thoughts such as ‘I can’t draw’ ‘I’m useless’, ‘I’m past it’ became… ‘who says so’? This opened a … Read more » Read more »

The Lost Things by Daniel Crough
Daniel Crough is a writer, a storyteller, a technology leader, a yogi and a humble traveller on the spiritual path. When he’s not building websites or strategizing for businesses of all sizes, you can find him in nature or writing in his home by... Read more »

Drawing from Swami Matananda
Two of my favorite things came together in a new and organic way, which is what I think creativity often is for me. I drew the image of Swami Sukhananda’s hands a long time ago. We have been on this … Read more » Read more »

Map of Every Series – Paintings by Garry Sly
I started painting when I was 24 years old. I had never been involved with art before but suddenly I began painting. I took a painting course at the Ottawa School of Art and soon after transferred to the University … Read more » Read more »

Poetry by Julie MacAdam
Wonderful life By Julie MacAdam I wonder if the wind feels resistance when it blows, If raindrops are afraid to merge with the flows of rivers and seas no longer being just their own. I wonder if the sun realizes … Read more » Read more »

Currents by Jess Schroeter
“I have been writing songs since I was 13, and although inspiration and creative output come and go in waves, the current never stopped... Since coming to the Ashram, other means of expression have been prevalent, and there’s been (and continues to be) much... Read more »

Bridging Heaven and Earth with Swami Samayananda
In this satsang, Swami Samayanda explores how in times of hopelessness we can find that transition from darkness to light when we understand how to live in two worlds – the earthly and the spiritual. Read more »

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