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...