“Trust in the infinite power of the Heart” – Sahajananda
Hridaya translates to Spiritual Heart representing our ultimate nature.
All practices are through the perspective of Hridaya integrating non-duality and self enquiry, developing inner union. The practice of Hridaya Yoga allows us to live in the very “core” of existence, to feel the heartbeat of every moment of life, to know intuitively the eternal dimension of every moment. Hridaya Yoga is a form of deep meditation and self revelation discovered by ancient spiritual masters, and brought to us again by Sahajananda (Claudiu Trandafir). Based on traditional spiritual principles and visions from classical Yoga – Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Advaita Vedanta, Tantra, Kashmiri Shaivism and Atma Vichara. Further aligned with teachings from Sufism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Taoism, Hridaya is non dogmatic.
I have been to many of Niamh’s classes, Yin, Flow etc. and always come out feeling amazing and wondering “was that really a whole hour?!” She has that sort of aura that only the very best yoga teachers have where you feel that you’ve had a bit of a spiritual journey during each class and thank yourself for turning up. Thoroughly recommended. Melissa Goddard
This deep seated practise through the way of the heart gives time for the energetic structure to adjust, realign and harmonise, thus revealing deep calmness for transformative healing and inner union.
Yin yoga complimentary to the active (yang) practices being its opposite. An earthbound practice demands we surrender to gravity. We let our muscles to ‘fall away’. This sensation of falling is a letting go of tensions, stories, pains and so on. Not trying to push, pull or stretch to get somewhere, but to delve deep in your feeling and fall into the radiance of being. Each posture experienced for 3-5 mins giving time to observe what is arising and passing. In this way we detach – through the practice itself – finding acceptance in the moment, bringing deeper states of relaxation.
Hridaya Hatha & Flow
Dynamic movement combined with static postures to release tensions of the physical, mental emotional body. Enhancing inner peace for outer beauty this yoga practise creates a free flow of energies for equilibrium and harmony in body and mind. As each posture unfolds to create the next; we release and strengthen through a calm yet deep flow. We open the hips, spine and shoulders through standing, twists and seated postures stimulating heart, lymph and spinal fluid, refreshing both body and mind. We increase strength and will power. This makes for an invigorating yet relaxing yoga practice. You will leave feeling refreshed with the eyes glowing.
Hridaya Hatha Yoga
Beginning with a warming sequence to open the body, tissues and muscles, we shift energy and arouse a positive mood. Asana (posture) is applied to the whole body in traditional sequence. Holding postures for some time becoming challenging, strengthening the mind, increasing will power, not to mention re-shaping the whole body beautiful. We complete with a guided mediation, experiencing the potentiality of the unlimited Self.
All practises complete with guided mediations and relaxation, to experience the radiant space of the heart, the unlimited Self for more vivid healing of peace, love, kindness and health