A Sacred Atmosphere
In 1989, Bhagavan Vashi Baba established Hridaya Hermitage with the intention to create a traditional Yogic hermitage dedicated to the authentic teachings and lineage of Yoga. As a disciplined Yogic practitioner, he acknowledged the ancient precepts of Yoga that instructed aspiring practitioners to manifest an external environment that meets specific prerequisites to cultivate an internal spiritual transformation. Hridaya Hermitage was inspired by this traditional concept and through Bhagavan’s compassion and devotion to the path of Yoga he has offered this sanctuary to serious aspirants of Yoga. Through the years, people came and went, and then in early 2000 an influx of dedicated disciples moved to the Hermitage to practice Vashi Yoga under the guidance of Bhagavan .
Since then the Yogis of Hridaya have focused their attention on expanding the original intention of our founder to create the most conducive environment for the practice of Yoga. Situated on 70 acres of pristine hardwood forests, Hridaya Hermitage offers a unique experience reminiscent of the spiritual purity and beauty of ancient India. Surrounded by the majestic New Vineyard Mountains and bordered by rushing mountain streams, our secluded foot paths wind through the Hermitage's many temples and shrines.