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

Swami Radha’s Message of Light
In 1969 Swami Radha introduced the first Yoga Teacher’s Course (now called the Yoga Development Course or YDC) with these words of inspiration: Just for a moment, think of the Light. See in the centre of our circle like a … Read more » Read more »

Supporting Young Adults
Thank you to everyone who voted for the Ashram’s Young Adult Program in the Aviva Community Fund contest. Although not a financial winner, we made it to number 15 out of 188 entries Canada-wide with 12,000 votes. This translates into … Read more » Read more »

Staying Relevant in Today’s World: the Yoga Development Course
How does a three-month yoga course first offered 50 years ago stay relevant despite world changes in this half-century? In the late 1960s, Swami Radha would say that sometimes “the word yoga would draw blank stares.” Now it is unusual … Read more » Read more »

Young Adult Program – Leland & Faaria
Young Adult Program participants Leland & Faaria share their experience of the program. Read more »

Studying Myself in the Young Adult Program
Young Adult Program participant Maura shares what she learned during her time at the Ashram and what she will be taking with her when she leaves. Read more »

Reflections of the 10 Days of Yoga
Participants in the 10 Days of Yoga, held in August 2018, reflect on their experience. Read more »

Help Us Win $100,000 for our Young Adult Program!
We have been selected to participate in a contest created by the Aviva Community Fund and are eligible to win $100,000 for our Young Adult Program and we need your help to win! Read more »

Twenty Years Later
Trine Mikkelsen (left) and Julia Hambleton first came to the Ashram when they were in their twenties. Back at the Ashram this summer, they reflect about the impact that time had on their lives. Read more »

The Heartbeat of the Columbia River
Joanne Taylor is a PhD Candidate, researcher and instructor in Community, Culture and Global Studies at UBC Okanagan. In July she came to the Ashram on a Professional Renewal Retreat to support her writing and discovered that the Ashram symbolizes the very heart of her research. Read more »

Authentic Learning for Youth
Justin Wesenberg arrived at the Ashram this spring to participate in a three-month Learning Residency to gain new skills in gardening. He found the learning environment to be “really authentic” and recommends it for young people. Read more »