All Yasodhara Yoga Spokane teachers are trained and certified at Yasodhara Ashram in British Columbia, Canada. Most of our teachers offer their work as service – receiving no payment for it, or donating class fees back to our Center.
I was first introduced to Yasodhara Yoga at the Yasodhara Ashram in 2010. Since then I have taken reflection classes in Spokane, and attended the Yoga Development Course and teacher training at the Ashram. I am constantly inspired as I explore the teachings. I am encouraged to listen to my own experience and to find the answers to my questions within myself.
Parvati (Sharon Wobker)
Sharon has been practicing Yasodhara Yoga since 1990 and teaching since completing the Yoga Development Course in 1994. When she’s not teaching you will find her taking a class. “I learn so much through our reflective spiritual approach. Whether it’s practicing asanas, dancing sacred dances, Kundalini and dream study, or mantra and meditation, there is a never-ending source of knowledge to tap into. It’s always new and never boring.”
Janus took her teacher training at Yasodhara Ashram in 2003.“From the first time I visited the Spokane Center in 2001, I felt drawn to live and teach in this spiritual community. Giving back by sharing these teachings with others gives me great joy and keeps me learning and growing.”
Amanda was introduced to Swami Radha’s teachings in 1996 when she discovered Yasodhara Ashram while vacationing with friends in British Columbia. A seed was planted! A few years later, she began attending classes at the Yasodhara Yoga Center in Spokane. In 2016, Amanda completed the Yoga Development Course and received her teacher certification.“Every occasion to teach is an opportunity to learn, to serve, and to grow. In gratitude, I aspire to support others on their own paths of learning as I have been and continue to be supported on mine.”
Lakshmi (Janet Brown) completed her first Yoga Development Course in 1995 and began teaching in 1996. She has since completed the course two more times, experiencing the teachings anew each time. Over the years she has continued to teach with an emphasis on the reflective process of the teachings. “Teaching gives me the opportunity to share in the excitement of this reflective process. Each student becomes my teacher as he or she uncovers hidden strengths and beauty through the practices. Each class becomes an opportunity to both give and receive.”
Swami Yasodananda has been an enthusiastic practitioner of Swami Radha’s teachings since 1978 and took her first teacher training in 1980. Observing the timeless quality of yoga over the years, she practices and teaches with the awareness that there is usually something to learn about the body and the mind. “So often yoga speaks for itself; as a teacher my aim is to provide a framework for others to experience the support and inspiration yoga offers.”
Deborah attended the Yoga Development Course and received her teacher certification in 2003. She has taught yoga since that time and enjoys both teaching and attending classes. “I have grown so much since my early days with our Yoga Center. And the really exciting thing for me is to realize that growth is limitless for myself and all who want to learn more about themselves. That is what motivates me to keep teaching and learning. I have found Swami Radha’s statement to be so true: ‘when we listen to our bodies we receive valuable information about how our minds work. We can then make thoughtful and powerful choices on how we wish to live our lives.’”
Faith Hayflich took her first yoga class in 1970, and danced around with it from time to time, practicing on her own and taking classes in various styles, until she began studying with a teacher trained at Yasodhara Ashram in 1984. She has continued with Yasodhara Yoga ever since and took the Yoga Development Course in 1986 and 2004. She has been teaching in Spokane since 2000. “I love the process of yoga and teaching it. In class, we all transform and lighten.”