Discover the fascinating life of Swami Sivananda Radha (1911-1995), a Western woman who travelled to India in the 1950s, became a swami and went on to establish Yasodhara Ashram, the first ashram in Canada, which endures to this day.

Radha’s Story follows the journey of this remarkable woman – from her privileged childhood in Berlin and her career as a glamorous concert dancer, to her wartime experiences of love, loss and tragedy and her post-war immigration to Montreal. Her deep desire for meaning eventually leads to her initiation in 1956 by her guru, Swami Sivananda Saraswati of Rishikesh, and onto the spiritual path that would transform her life.

Watch her story below or read the book Radha: Diary of a Woman’s Search.

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