In the summer of 2011, a friend invited Lisa to a Rose Ceremony at the Radha Yoga & Eatery on Main St in Vancouver, BC. Little did she know her body, mind and heart would readily respond to the Teachings of Swami Radha, and she soon found herself attending weekly Satsangs, classes, and giving through Karma Yoga. The experience of connecting deeply with one lineage is of immense value to her and continues to be her source for growth and renewal. In 2018 she took the YDC course at the Yasodhara Ashram and the subsequent Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in 2019.
After ten years of being a regular student of many varieties of yoga, Liz came upon the Yasodhara community, shortly after which she completed the three-month Yoga Development Course (2017) at an ashram tucked into the Kootenay mountains. It was there that philosophy and devotion began to integrate with the physical practice.
For Liz, yoga is a path of awareness and the goal is ultimately health: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual.
Eva came to the Ashram for the first time in 2011 with the intention to explore the meaning of work as selfless service. The experience of Karma Yoga proved life-altering, and in 2012 she participated in the Yoga Development Course and Hatha Teacher Training. Eva is now studying at Langara College and is honored to offer Yasodhara Hatha Yoga classes as part of her continuing commitment to devotional and self-study practices.
Joy fell in love with yoga as a tool for transformation at Yasodhara Ashram. Certified as a Yasodhara Yoga teacher in 2007, Joy offers gentle and relaxing Hatha Yoga and Hidden Language Hatha Yoga classes in Vancouver and around the world. She recently returned from a pilgrimage to Asia where she studied classical Indian vocals and dance in Varanasi, meditated in the Himalayas, taught yoga to children at a Vipassana Meditation Centre and English to Chinese monks in Nepal, and reconnected with her roots in China. As an educator, Joy is passionate about lifelong learning and making pathways to learning accessible to all. She is grateful for the opportunity to share the healing power of Yoga. “May all living beings be happy and peaceful.”
Rubina has been engaged in a spiritual search for most of her life. She was guided to Yasodhara Ashram in 2001 and has stayed connected with the teachings through the Ashram, the Yasodhara Yoga centre in Vancouver as well as through self-study. She completed the Yoga Development Course and Hatha Teacher Training in 2013. Rubina feels blessed to have the mentorship and guidance from the Yasodhara community to compliment her own faith practice as an Ismaili Muslim. The practices of Hatha Yoga, mantra, service and self-reflection help to support her on the path of discovery and empowerment.