These are just some of the stories our friends have shared with us.  Do you have a story about Bhakti House, Amrit Yoga or one of our teachers to share?  Click this link and share with us.

New Skills

I wanted to thank you for sharing your talent with Yoga.  It was my first experience with yoga and I was blindsided.  My body finally connected with my spirit for the first time since my brother passed.  You gave me a new skill that I had been looking for & immediately recognized as being true.  Your study & talent blessed my life.

Thank you!

Shayla Merrill
Springville, Utah

Brain Retraining

I met Ramdas 5 years ago after a traumatic event left me reeling with severe PTSD.  He has created a space of safety and compassion and community, where I have been able to further my healing beyond what I could do in therapy alone.  His patience has been unparalleled while I struggled through reactivity, rejection, and retraining my brain to be centered again and free from the self judgements and downward spirals of PTSD.  The friendships that have been forged through the years of practicing together has also been invaluable to my well being.

Pleasant Grove, Utah


When I started practicing yoga, I had already lived with severe depression and suicide attempts for 23 years.  Those first 7 years of practice helped me manage thoughts about suicide.  At the same time, the depression actually became much more intense.  I started practicing Amrit Yoga in March of 2009.  I had 3 months before I began my teacher training and I wanted to understand the practice.  Those 3 months did more for me than the previous 7 years combined.  They stopped the depression I had lived with for 30 years.  My wife said this about my practice, “I am so glad you have this yoga.  Without it, this would have destroyed you and you would have destroyed our family.”

Ramdas Ormond
Pleasant Grove, Utah

Less Alone

Knowing there are people out there who have used these tools to combat depression and anxiety make me feel slightly less alone in a world where the mantra is continually pretending all is well.

E. Goodson