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 most grateful to the Sivananda Centre, and especially its director, Omkara, for the warm welcome Yasodhara Yoga has also found there. 

The centre has grown with the addition of a large new yoga room. Meanwhile many consistent students and teachers there have continued to flourish and grow in self understanding.




Workshops in Hungarian and English


Relaxation, Meditation and Light with Swami Sukhananda – Friday Evening 15 March 2024

End your week by stretching, relaxing, reflection and meditation. In this spacious evening session you are invited to slow down and unwind, let go of the week and prepare to enter the weekend grounded and refreshed.

When: 18.00 – 21.00 Friday Evening 15 March 2024




The Divine Light Invocation – a standing meditation from Swami Sivananda Radha – brought to you by Swami Sukhananda – Saturday 16 March 2024

Brought from India to the west by Swami Sivananda Radha, Divine Light Invocation is a powerful meditation and very precise technique for breath work, mantra, concentration, healing and sharing with others. Through practice and relflection you can open to a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around youIn this workshop you will explore relaxation, visualization and meditation on Light.

(Swami Radha’s story of how she learned this practice is told in this book available at our centre “RÁDHÁ, EGY ASSZONY ÚTKERESÉSÉNEK NAPLÓJA” )

When: Saturday, 10-12.30 and 13.30 – 15.00, 16 March 2024



Hatha Yoga; The Hidden Language – Finding the Light in your asana practice – with Swami Sukhananda – Sunday 17 March 2024

Our bodies are a storehouse of our life, thoughts, memories, emotions, experiences. The traditional, ancient yoga asanas also hold stories full of symbolic meaning. When we enter these sacred poses in a quiet, reflective way we can allow our physical responses, emotions, and insights to arise, bringing insights and awareness.

In this workshop, you will be guided through the Hidden Language process which incorporates asanas, meditation, breath work, relaxation, writing and sharing your discoveries informally with others.

(Learn how to deepen your practice with Swami Radha’s book  “Hatha jóga a rejtett nyelv’ available at our centre)

When: 10-12.30 and 13.30 – 15.00, Sunday 17 March 2024



Copies of Swami Radha’s Rádhá – Egy asszony útkeresésének naplója and Hatha jóga, a rejtett nyelv. – Szimbólumok, titkok és metaforák can be purchased both on line and at the Sivananda Centre.









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.




Frances Becker 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 and  first visited Budapest in October of 1990.

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



Recent workshops 

The Yoga of Healing -– October 2020  

2020 Vision: Can you soar like an Eagle? 

What is it that heals? Is healing a power of the mind?  Or the heart?  Or is healing by Divine Grace? There is no simple or direct answer. 

My Body as a Temple 

Nourishing sessions of self-inquiry where each individuals’ uniqueness is respected – a safe place for exploration and for translating your own insights into practical clear directions.


Cultivating Compassion – August 2020 

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? How can you deepen your understanding so that kindness and concern can grow?


How does your mind create your world? A Kundalini Yoga Workshop – Wednesday and Finding Balance in Times of Uncertainty –  March 2019






Such a lovely atmosphere on the two days you were with us and such deep work. Julia


A Weekend of Yoga at the Sivananda Centre

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







Cultivating Compassion and The Two Selves in Yoga







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


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.





2016 Workshops with Swami Sukhananda