“I am so grateful for this amazing experience. I am honestly speechless and have no words to express the gratitude I have in my heart for the two of you. This TTC was exactly the next step for my spiritual journey and I can feel a newfound momentum. My life will never be the same, and this is a beautiful thing. Thank you for helping me grow and dive deeper.”
– Ashley from the USA, August 2013

Ashley from the USA, Teacher Training Graduate 2014

Teacher Training Graduates

“Being taught by people who embody their teachings was inspirational! I felt the lecture topics were presented at precisely the right time to address whatever I was feeling physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, throughout the course. I felt very supported, encouraged and challenged enough to create positive changes. The material was presented in a very effective and practical way. The teachers took time to answer all questions in depth to ensure our understanding of such complex concepts, and I loved the interview opportunities, where I could open up about more personal things and receive guidance. Simply being in the presence of Burkhard and Kirsten contributed to my perspective and understanding of Yoga.”
– Stacia from the US, November 2015

Stacia from the USA, Teacher Training Graduate 2015

Clarissa from the US - Teacher Training Graduate

“This course has inspired me more than I could have ever imagined! The training has not only given me the tools to make the transformation from yoga student to yoga teacher, but also the tools to connect with my heart, relax and be present, and it has shown me the joy and passion I have for teaching.”
– Clarissa from the US, November 2015

“The two who train you are Burkhard & Kirsten. They’re a couple, not married, from Germany. Truly fabulous teachers, they remain professional 100% of the time, two very different personalities that complement the training (& each other) beautifully. And they’re both extremely passionate about teaching. The kindness is overwhelming from these two.”
– Pip from the UK, August 2014

“…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, April 2012

Read more about our certified Teacher Trainings here.


Liz from the UK:
“I’ve dropped so many layers of worries and concerns.”

“Burkhard and Kirsten are living examples of what they talk and teach. Their personal commitment and professionalism were there in every moment. Simple and powerful gestures of compassion and kindness were always their natural expression. I feel inspired by their profound and truthful example as persons and teachers.”
– Moises from Switzerland/Spain, November 2015

Moises from Switzerland/Spain - Teacher Training Graduate

Arianne from Canada - Teacher Training Graduate

“For me the course was not only inspiring, but transformative! I first got into yoga for the asana practice, but I soon realized that there was more to it. I have found so much meaning in the teachings of yoga and I am ready to apply them to my life. Moving forward, I know that I can trust in myself and in the universe. For the first time in my life, I feel connected.”
– Arianne from Canada, November 2015

“I came to deepen my own practice, with no intention to teach, but I am leaving with a passion to share this energy and the lessons I have learned here. The support from the teachers and students made me abandon my fears that I held on to and gain the confidence in all areas of my life that I was lacking. I really feel like a new person ready to shine and to share what I have learned!”
– Coral from the US, November 2015

Coral from the US - Teacher Training Graduate

Todd from Australia:
“The teachers really had time for everyone.”

Will from the USA:
“Grateful to have met the teachers.”

Kayla from the USA:
“Realizing how much depth is in this Yoga tradition.”

Jean from Singapore:
“This course has actually been quite transformative.”

Spiritual Heart Meditation Retreat

“Before I took the 3-Day Hridaya Retreat, I didn’t really know how to meditate. During the three 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 – feel free to contact her via suzy AT SuzyHarvey.com

Suzy from London, Meditation Retreat, Thailand 2012

“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.
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

Take a look at the content of our Meditation Retreats on this site.

James from Australia, Retreat Participant. Thailand 2012


Pranayama Intensives

“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 my 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

Gauillaum from France, Pranayama Intensive, Thailand 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

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Meera from Australia, Worskshop in Thailand 2012

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