“I was lucky enough to attend Burkhard and Kirsten’s Hridaya Retreat in May 2012. It was such a beautiful, humbling experience, and, for me, the perfect introduction to Spiritual Heart meditation. The workshop structure was a really well-balanced mix of meditation, Hatha Yoga and short lectures which all seemed to flow naturally from one another. The talks were really well-prepared and covered many aspects of spirituality which I was questioning and gave me much to reflect on in the evenings of the retreat.
On a personal note, I found both Burkhard and Kirsten to be truly inspirational facilitators, both of whom have an obvious gift for teaching and genuine passion for sharing a style of meditation in which they are both beautiful examples of its benefits in daily life.”
James from Australia, May 2012
“… a point of light at the end of the way, gently I go inside, I feel I can trust again, everything in silence, my heart is smiling again, I am at home… Without words, only with your own experience you will know, Hridaya Retreat. Since then every time I ask to my heart who I am, he answers me with a sweet smile :)”
Ana from Spain, April 2012
“Before I took the 3-Day Hridaya Retreat, I didn’t really know how to meditate. I’d got pretty good at sitting still physically, but my mind was not still at all. From the outside, it might have looked like I was meditating, but I wasn’t.
During the 3 days, I felt so peaceful, and at one with nature, with myself. It was 3 intense days building up “meditation muscles” somehow!
That was 4 months ago. Now, meditation is a part of my life. Now I know what to do. And I feel so grounded and ready for the day after it. I’ve meditated for about 30 minutes a day since. It wouldn’t be this way without those profound 3 days to guide me in. Who would have thought that 3 days could impact someone so strongly?
Suzy from the UK, April 2012 – please feel free to contact her personally: suzy AT suzyharvey.com !
“…The best part is that now that I’m teaching I can see how well this Yoga Teacher Training prepared me.” David from the USA, Akasha TTC April 2012
“Being part of the Pranayama workshops has been a true blessing. I feel so grateful for having been led to your authentic teachings from the Heart. Your beautiful energy full of wisdom, profound experience and integrity makes me realize how important it is to receive teachings in the most conductive environment much of which is created by the gifted transmitters.
Apart from the wonderful teachings that you shared with gift, joy and admirable humbleness, I feel how deeply your careful observations and pertinent perceptions have affected not only my Pranayama practice, but entire Sadhana to new levels of profoundness.The workshops have been an inspiring, blissful and lovely experience which I can feel will stay with me.”
Guillaume from France, May 2012
“What a blessing it was to participate in the recent Pranayama Workshop with two wonderful teachers so clearly committed to their paths. They transmit the joy of practice in an informative, inspiring way. The workshop itself was broken up into segments which eased us through asana practice, discourses and theory, pranayama practice and meditation. I appreciated the clear teachings, the depth of theory, the course papers and the direction towards further teachings and support materials. Together, Kirsten and Burkhard create a harmonious, reflective space conducive to intensive yet relaxed pranayama practice. They have changed my practice and given me a new outlook on this yogic practice. Namaste…”
Meera from Australia, May 2012
“A woman that has a true inspiration in her knowledge and teachings.” Carla from Switzerland, June 2012
“Her Energy and beauty are encapsulating; you can´t help be in awe of her calmness and love.” Jaqlyn from the USA, July 2012
“Kirsten comes directly from the heart, which is soothing, patient & understanding.” Zoran from Cananda, June 2012
“Extremely open hearted, welcoming and maternal. Made me very comfortable to open up personally” Allana from the UK, July 2012
“Kirsten has a lot of harmonizing energy and her yoga classes are great.” Javana from Sri Lanka, June 2012
“Enthusiasm, softness, humor, kindness, knowledge.” Phillip from Germany, July 2012
“The depth of practice is brilliant. He really holds the space well, and opens from the heart consistently.” Zoran from Cananda, June 2012
“A strong combination of devotion, presence, love and intelligence.” Anonymous student, June 2012
“Burkhard brought so much light & love into the yoga hall. I couldn’t help but smile around him.” Andrew, June 2012
“Loving. Kindness that is transmitted from this smile of a being. Thank you.” Carla from Switzerland, June 2012
“Brilliant. Combining humor and joy to bring a fantastic experience to your Yoga” Jaqlyn from USA, June 2012
“Calm, centered and passionate; connects well to students through clear piercing eyes.” Andrea from USA, July 2012