Swami Lalitananda has been a student of Swami Radha since 1979 and served as her personal assistant and editor for eight years. She became a swami in 1996, and is the former president of the Friends of Radha Foundation, an associated charity that oversees Yasodhara Yoga initiatives outside of the Ashram.
In 2014 Swami Lalitananda was appointed by Swami Radhananda and elected by the Society as the president of Yasodhara Ashram. She is committed to leading the Ashram into a vibrant and evolving future. Her leadership style is practical, approachable and intuitive.
Swami Lalitananda brings an innovative spirit to yoga practice – she founded “Radha” a yoga studio, eatery and gallery in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver and was a columnist for the award-wining magazine, Ascent. She is also the author of two books, including The Inner Life of Asanas.