Whether working from home or in an office, you meet challenges - balancing work and life, working with your boss or colleagues, and adapting and adjusting to the constraints of the pandemic and the uncertainties of reopening. The tasks you are asked to do may also raise integrity questions for you. Where is your life or career taking you anyway? What is the right direction?

Working with a group of motivated professionals, Swami Sukhananda will guide you through practices. Discussions will help you to identify practical approaches to meet your own unique circumstances. This highly expert approach is supported by a deep understanding of human consciousness, the body-mind connection, and the ancient wisdom of the yoga sutras. It will give you skills and practical techniques to support a positive approach toward achieving your goals.

What you will learn

  • How to find inner peace in a busy world
  • A range of meditations, mindfulness, stretch, breath, and centering practices
  • How to address very real challenges - competing aims, needs and ideals
  • Mastery over personal choices – in attitude, speech and actions
  • More skillful approaches to refining your ideals and living your life with integrity

Course Details

DatesSaturdays from 10am to 1pm PST from September 11th to November 13th, 2021.


Duration: 10 weeks of study 

Time: Weekly 2 hour sessions


  • What's included:
  • - Group discussions and practices in weekly live sessions
    - Occasional one-on-ones with your instructor
    - Assignments to follow, with flexibility to fit your lifestyle
  • - Additional independent self-access materials 
  • - Optional: 8 further monthly discussion sessions (1 hour 15 minutes) based on reflection

Swami Sukhananda


Unwind at the end of your week in a calm space, via Zoom

12 participants

 The regular price for this course is $1800 CAD (or 3 installments of $600 CAD). Or If you are financially able, you may want to consider the Pay it Forward price of $2300 CAD, which supports our bursary program.  A donation receipt for tax purposes for $500 CAD is available for the Pay it Forward price.  Or you may inquire about the availability of a bursary of up to $800.


Eligibility: Professionals in any sector who are committed to their growth and development, including those considering continuing professional development funding from their organisation. You will begin with a conversation with the instructor to explore your goals and expectations.

Course Outline

Session 1 – Peace of mind

Session 2 – Kindness (including care for your own personal boundaries and down-time)

Session 3 – Truth

Session 4 – Self image, self-respect and self care

Session 5 – Knowledge, self-awareness and  choice

Session 6 – Generosity and Gratitude (including fair trade, charitable donations, etc)

Session 7 – Contentment and happiness

Session 8 – Energy conservation

Session 9 – Letting go

Session 10 – Bringing it together - your personal peace plan


  • Greater freedom that comes with self-mastery
  • Skillful application of your personal goals and ideals
  • Meditation and stretch techniques
  • A more positive approach to life
  • Greater peace of mind

INSTRUCTor: Swami Sukhananda

Swami Sukhananda (Dr Jayne Boys) was formerly an adviser to governments on sustainability, environmental and organizational issues. She first met Swami Radha in 1988 and was deeply moved by her experience. Sukhananda now lives and teaches yoga at Yasodhara Ashram and in Europe. She is a historian whose articles about Swami Radha’s work have appeared in British and North American yoga magazines. While enjoying the beauty of the Ashram, she is inspired by witnessing the progress participants make during their online sessions. “The transformative effects of the meditation practices and the reflective and discussion processes have adapted so effectively online. It is wonderful to have this opportunity to support professionals navigating the challenges of their daily lives.”


If you are interested in applying to this program, please contact Swami Sukhananda to arrange for a conversation to explore expectations and establish a shared understanding of your goals.


"I am amazed with the approach that you used that opened quite a new perspective to me."bla

Braga, Portugal, November 2020

"The course was everything I had hoped for and more."

BC, Canada, October 2020

"It gives you questions to think about, to bring into my week. So, in my work, in my family, I have a chance to look at things from a different perspective."

 Leeds, England, October 2020