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 in 1993, 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.




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


Julia Lock is a continuing presence in Budapest. First introduced to Yasodhara Yoga by Frances, she has been hosting workshops and classes for many years. She continues to support the work through her hospitality and warm welcome.





Workshops with Swami Sukhananda

Swami Sukhananda returns to Budapest for her fourth annual visit in March 2019. She is looking forward to meeting Yoga students at the Sivananda Centre and in Julia Lock’s group.

She will be offering a range of different Yoga workshops suitable for all ages and levels of experience.



How does your mind create your world? A Kundalini Yoga Workshop – Wednesday 6 March 2019

By understanding and observing the mind we can begin to change how we relate to our inner and outer worlds and align ourselves with our true ideals, values and purpose. Take this day to explore your mind through reflection practices from Kundalini Yoga for the West. These practices will provide insight into how your mind creates your world.

For more details: email Swami Sukhananda


Finding Balance in Times of Uncertainty – Thursday 7 March 2019

Balancing daily demands can be a challenge. How can you stay centred and calm? How can I still my mind and bring more relaxation into my day? What are the keys to inner clarity and strength? Learn some practical yogic techniques to help find balance – breath, visualization, reflection and relaxation.

For more details: email Swami Sukhananda


A weekend of Yoga at the Sivananda Centre

The Tree of Life, A Hatha Yoga Hidden Language Workshop – Friday 8 March 2019

Swami Sukhananda will guide you through a self-nurturing series of Hatha Yoga asanas, with visualizations and reflection can help you uncover the mysteries of this great cosmos tree of creation and the creatures it shelters and nourishes.Step beyond your regular practice of Hatha Yoga, Listen within to deepen your understanding of the true power and potential of each pose.

Details in Hungarian and Contact: https://www.sivananda.hu/cikk/szvami-szukhananda-3-napos-workshopja



Cultivating Compassion – Saturday 9 March 2019

Being compassionate towards ourselves, those around us and the world, requires the willingness and courage to be kind-hearted. How do you live an ideal of compassion in a world that seems to express so much of the opposite? How can you deepen your understanding so that kindness and concern can grow? Using practices of visualization, meditation and Light, experience the gift of an open heart.

Details in Hungarian and Contact: https://www.sivananda.hu/cikk/szvami-szukhananda-3-napos-workshopja


The Two Selves in Yoga – Sunday 10 March 2019

We bring balance into our bodies by stretching to the right and to the left in Hatha Yoga asanas. In Kundalini Yoga we speak of Siva and Sakti – the two underlying energies that pervade the universe – heart and mind, intuitive and rational, soul and body. In this workshop you will explore the opposites within yourself through asanas, mantra, reflection and meditation. Discover how increasing awareness of the interplay of these polarities can allow you to refine your choices and movements through practical application in your daily life.

‘Life is flow, is motion, is the interaction of purusa and prakriti.’ Swami Radha, from Kundalini Yoga for the West

Details in Hungarian and Contact: https://www.sivananda.hu/cikk/szvami-szukhananda-3-napos-workshopja


Earlier workshops in Budapest

2018 Workshops with Swami Sukhananda

Kundalini Yoga – Relaxation and the Play of Siva and Shakti Energy

Through relaxation, access the refreshing fountains of Kundalini Energy that are yours to discover. Understand more about the interplay of Siva and Shakti and their union that is the goal of all Yoga practice.

Kundaliní Jóga – Relaxáció, valamint Siva és a Sakti Energia összjátéka






Accessing Shakti Power – the Devi of Speech

Kundaliní Jóga – Hozzáférés a Sakti Erőhöz, a beszéd Istennőjéhez

 „Soha nem tudtak még olyan zenei hangszert létrehozni, amely ha megszólal, nagyobb erővel bírna, mint az emberi hang. Azzal, ahogyan a hangodat és a lélegzetedet használod, kiejtheted valakinek a nevét – egyetlen szót -, és annyiféle érzelmet fejezhetsz ki, ahány billentyű van a zongorán.” – Részlet Szvámí Rádhá „Itt az idő szentté válni!” c. könyvéből.







Using the Kundalini System to Create your own World

We can use our practices, an understanding of the Kundalini System, and self- exploration to set and achieve personal goals and ideals.
Kundaliní Jóga – Teremtsd meg a Világodat a Kundaliní Rendszer segítségével!






Transitions: Embracing Change

How yoga can support you in times of change and transition? Exploring past experiences of transition to identify what choices to make now.








2017 Workshops with Swami Sukhananda







2017 Students reflecting during Frances’s visit







2016 Workshops with Swami Sukhananda








2014 Workshops with Frances Becker