Uttama devi dasi was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1973, along with her husband Partha dasa. They have three children and six grandchildren. She has performed a variety of services through the years—pujari work, head Deity seamstress, teaching, and management. She has taken relationship education training from Prepare and Enrich Canada©, Dasi Ziyad Family Institute, Compassion Power©, and Gottman Level One Clinical Couples training. She really enjoys working with youth, teaching them the Bhagavad-gita and relationship skills. Her present passion is traveling with her husband and facilitating grihastha workshops. (Give them a call!) At present they live in their forest home in Saranagati Village in British Columbia, Canada, where they do premarital education for devotees via Internet conferencing, while eating home grown veggies.