A little about me - Natasha Samson - Jyoti

Natasha Samson

I have a deep love for the science and psychology of Yoga and Ayurveda and a desire to help you feel nourished and assist you on your journey to a happier healthier self. This path has changed my life in a profoundly positive way and I want to share this knowledge and gift with you.

The name Jyoti was given to be through my spiritual teacher and means simply "light". To dispel darkness (ignorance/ ego), to illuminate and share knowledge. I hope to continue to learn and share what I can.



My love for Ayurveda started during my 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga. I furthered my studies and obtained my Ayurveda Health Counselor Diploma at the Mount Madonna Institute College of Ayurveda under prominent Ayurveda physicians; Dr. Vassant Lad, Dr. John Doulliard, Dr. Sarita Shrestha, Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar amoung others. I completed my Ayurveda Massage Treatment Program under the guidance of my dear teacher Dr. Jaisri Lambert. Over the past decade I have been practicing and extensively studying yoga philosophy and psychology through the works of Baba Hari Dass, Patanjali, Eknath Easwaran and Alan Watts.

In 2023, I traveled to India to study and experience Panchakarma, an Ayurveda deep mind, body & soul detox, cleanse and rejuvenation therapy.


  • Ayurveda and Yoga Weekend Retreats, Teacher/ Facilitator (2020 - present)
  • Keynote Speaker and Podcast Guest(2022 - present)
  • Institute of Holistic Nutrition (IHN) Ayurveda Mind/Body Healing AMB 02,  Instructor - Vancouver Campus (2019 - present)
  • Yoga & Wellness Weekend Retreats, Teacher - Salt Spring Center of Yoga (2015 - present)
  • Ayurveda and Yoga Workshops/info sessions, Facilitator/ Educator (2020 - present)
  • 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training (200hr YTT), Faculty/ Teacher (Ayurveda and Yoga) - Salt Spring Center of Yoga (2017 - present)
  • Ayurveda Consultations, Mind/ Body/ Soul Counselling, (2017- present)
  • Public/ Corporate and Private Yoga Classes, Teacher (2013 - present)
  • Annual Community Yoga Retreat (ACYR),  Yoga and Meditation Teacher - Salt Spring Center of Yoga (2015 - present)
  • Ayurveda Body Treatments/ Massage, (2017 - 2020)
  • Dharma Sara Satsang Society (DSSS), Board Member - 8 years (2015 - 2023)
  • Vancouver Satsang, Facilitator - 4 years




Nourish Ayurveda and Yoga