Yasodhara Ashram has a long-standing connection with Budapest thanks to the initiative of Frances Becker who first moved to the city to teach yoga during its time of great transition in1993, and remained there, living and teaching for fifteen years.

Frances and other Yasodhara Yoga teachers continue to visit the city and offer classes, workshops and satsangs whenever these can be arranged.

We are also particularly grateful to the hospitality of the Sivananda Centre, and especially its director, Omkara, for the warm welcome Yasodhara Yoga has found there in recent years. Copies of Swami Radha’s Rádhá – Egy asszony útkeresésének naplója can be purchased both on line and at the Sivananda Centre.

The Centre also offers the Divine Light Invocation as part of its programme of classes, workshops and satsangs.



Frances has been a Yoga practitioner since 1979. Her introduction to Swami Radha’s teachings came in 1985 with a Sacred Dance Workshop at Yasodhara Ashram and she took  the Yoga Development Course (YDC) in 1988. She has been teaching and studying Yoga ever since, both in the USA and Europe.

Frances first visited Budapest in October of 1990 where she participated in a Yoga class in O Buda then spent a week being taken into the group and forging a deep connection with its members. Her strong feelings of being at home in Budapest, and of being with its people, led her to return as a resident to bring Swami Radha’s Teachings to the city.

She returns regularly to Yasodhara Ashram to keep her Yoga knowledge current, and she works with other Yasodhara Yoga teachers in Spokane, Washington State, and in Europe with a continuing focus on reflection and on offering classes and workshops in Hatha Yoga, the Hidden Language; Dream Yoga; Kundalini Yoga and Sacred Indian Prayer Dance wherever she travels. She also leads Satangs and Rose Ceremonies.

“I offer these Teachings because I know their preciousness. Swami Radha has given their transforming possibilities to the world.’ Frances Becker


Earlier workshops in Budapest

2017 Workshops with Swami Sukhananda







2017 Students reflecting during Frances’s visit







2016 Workshops with Swami Sukhananda








2014 Workshops with Frances Becker