Ashram Life

CYTT Alumna Heather Roop Starring in Action Movie “AWOL-72”

Local Atlanta Actor, Producer, and Kashi Atlanta Yoga Teacher Training Graduate, Heather Roop, will premiere her movie "AWOL-72" in Atlanta on Friday, September 25. AWOL-72 was filmed in Los Angeles and stars Luke Goss, RZA and Bokeem Woodbine in addition to Heather Roop. It is ...

Jail Yoga Program Expansion Part 1 – The 11 Karmic Spaces

I've been teaching yoga at the Dekalb County Jail since its inception in January 2008. I can't believe it's been 7 years! The yoga program is part of STOP – Substance Abuse Treatment Offenders  Program - a jail-based 90-day mandated program. In collaboration with the DeKalb ...

Kashi Ashram Garden – Spring 2015, By Bhadra Kali

For many years, the month of April promised a visit to Kashi Atlanta, by our Guru, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati. Preparations for Her Gardens began in October and continued up to the day of Her arrival. [caption id="attachment_2275" align="alignright" width="225"] Tulips at Kashi Atl...

Our Floor Renovation December 2014

A Whole New Foundation! If you’ve visited the ashram in the new year, you might have noticed that we’ve got a whole new foundation:  we ripped up and removed the old, oatmeal-colored carpet and installed gleaming, new hardwood floors! You can imagine this was a massive c...

Don’t Quit before the Miracle

The recovery slogan “don’t quit before the miracle” also applies to my yoga path. I’m finding the longer I keep coming back to my yoga mat, to my spiritual community and to my heart, the easier and deeper my life gets. If I had given up on my yoga practice the first time ...

Becoming a Resident

I began attending yoga classes and the Spiritual Growth and Meditation class taught by Swami Jaya Devi in early 2005. After a few months I learned Kashi Atlanta had residents. My curious mind was off and running. What did that mean? Where did they live? What did they do? Who were...

Halloween 2014 Photo Gallery

Halloween on Josephine Street is a great place to see so many kids and adults in costumes.  This year we saw Harry Potter and Lord you know who, Bert and Ernie, many different princesses, witches, a doll, teenage turtles, a horse and his cow-girl, Superman, a pumpkin, a Devil la...

Chili Cook-Off 2014

It’s always so much fun coming together, as a community, around food. Especially on a beautiful, sunny fall day. Our 4th Great Vegetarian Chili & Cornbread Cook-Off presented the offerings of nearly 20 cooks. Each meal was lovingly prepared and served on October 18, 2014. T...

The Yoga of Food

My dharma is related to food:  The dharma (my life role) of what I do is related to food.  I have always known that I would be cooking and I always knew that I loved God and in some way shape or form I was going to be connected on a deeper level to a spiritual organization. I h...