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  • Where are you now?
    The defining factor is not where you are physically — age, stage of life, geography. The question is: What are your core values? Are you merely a reflection of the world around you or do you have the courage and self-honesty to explore the world and find out for yourself what you deeply believe?
  • Where are you going?
    People imagine the goal of life is a physical destination filled with material things. In fact, the goal of life is who you will become through the things you do. What kind of a person do you want to be? Before you can define your destination you have to know deeply within yourself who you are.
  • How are you going to get there?
    The quest begins with a grand vision. But between here and the fulfilment of that vision there are many long days and nights. Look to the far horizon, then look down at your feet. One step at a time, that is how a successful life is made. Will power and perseverance, and practical idealism. These are the keys.

In this workshop we will explore:

  • how to use personal challenges to attain personal growth thru yogic principles.
  • how to lift your consciousness through practical proven techniques that will help you live more fearlessly in a world that is programmed to induce stress and anxiety.
  • how to help find that inner connection which will not only can guide you through times of uncertainly but help expand your awareness to find greater unity and harmony beyond what appearances lead you to believe.


An international speaker and author, Asha Nayaswami is a master teacher, considered by many to be one of the most nuanced and clear teachers of Yoga in the world today She has an unique ability to integrate spiritual teaching into daily, ordinary life, making spirituality practical and relatable.

Asha is a lifelong disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. She studied and worked closely with his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda for 45 years. She is a founding member of the spiritual community started by Swami Kriyananda in 1969 called Ananda Village, based on Yogananda’s dream of intentional spiritual communities for “simple living and high thinking.” She has served as one of the spiritual directors of another Ananda community, Ananda Palo Alto since 1987 and is also author of several books, Lightbearer, Swami Kriyananda As We Have Known Him, Loved and Protected: Stories of Miracles and Answered Prayers, and Ask Asha.

Asha means “hope” in Sanskrit. Her teachings are non-sectarian — sharing the truths that underlie the great religions. She draws freely from both the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita in her teaching.

Asha’s video talks on YouTube and audio recordings are a spiritual lifeline for people of all faiths around the world. Thousands of students have been immeasurably helped by her unusual insight and clarity. 

Asha is an amazing speaker. She has an incredible ability to explain the teachings so clearly that it’s really a joy to listen to her. I absolutely love to listen to her Sunday services.

—Gregor Leban, professor, Slovenia