Canceled: Summer solstice - Bringing light to all beings through yoga
Jun
25
10:00 am10:00

Canceled: Summer solstice - Bringing light to all beings through yoga

Solstice is known to be the sacred time when the hemispheres are facing the Sun closer once again. At that day we experience the longest day of the year, representing the greatest exposure to light which means a good momentum to meditate on new projects.

We invite you to come together with us to go deep on the process of expanding your own light and your life through Yoga. 

Hanuman Jayanti: "The Divine Potential of Human Beings"
Apr
9
9:00 am09:00

Hanuman Jayanti: "The Divine Potential of Human Beings"

  • Hridaya Hermitage

The purpose of Yoga is to enhance and expand the inherent life potential we possess, bringing a harmonious existence into our lives and surrounding environment. 
We welcome you to a day dedicated to joyous, life affirming teachings with the intention of bringing happiness and fulfillment to the world. Bring a friend or invite someone new to come along!

General information

Each festival at Hridaya Hermitage is a rare opportunity and offering to the public to step out of daily life and travel back in time to a pure Yoga Hermitage reminiscent of ancient India.
Hridaya (spiritual heart) hermitage (reclusive place of practice) is home of practicing Yogis and Gurus Sri Bhagavan VaShi Baba where the ancient teachings of VaShi Yoga thrive.
Aside from the public presentations that are held once a month, Bhagavan and his wife Sri Mirabai concentrate there efforts for the benefit of all beings on intense spiritual Sadhana (practice) and in depth teachings and guidance for the disciples of Hridaya.
The highlight of each event offered is an afternoon discourse and empowerment given by Sri Bhagavan. Full of powerful insight, colorful analogies and irrefutable logic, this discourse on the intention of Yoga lays out the missing ingredients in our modern view, shedding vast light on the meaning of life and the direction we should be looking to. 
Other highlights of the day include
~ 2 hour VaShi yoga intensive designed to inspire novice and advanced yoga practitioners alike. Focusing on practical application in this workshop, 2 residing master practitioners guide individuals to the essential points of yoga and it's life enhancing effect. 
~amazing vegetarian cuisine (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
~social chat time for reflection and socializing
~guided tour of the ashram grounds
~5,000 year old traditional Yogi fire ceremony (ending invocations) weather permitting
Please save the date 3'~
This event is put on by the residents of the hermitage as an offering to invite any people of any faith or belief to participate. The festivals are donation based reflecting the value of time and energy put into each event, 
however no one is turned away due to lack of funds. We hope to share this universal message with all :)
Suggested donation $72
please rsvp for this event by sending us a Facebook message, or calling 207-542-6606

 

Vernal Equinox: "Equalibrium of Life Through Yoga"
Mar
19
9:00 am09:00

Vernal Equinox: "Equalibrium of Life Through Yoga"

  • Hridaya Hermitage

The purpose of Yoga is to enhance and expand the inherent life potential we possess, bringing a harmonious existence into our lives and surrounding environment. 
Join us on this Vernal Equinox and celebrate the coming of light and the power of this balancing time . We welcome you to a day dedicated to joyous, life affirming teachings with the intention of bringing happiness and fulfillment to the world. Bring a friend or invite someone new to come along!

General information

Each festival at Hridaya Hermitage is a rare opportunity and offering to the public to step out of daily life and travel back in time to a pure Yoga Hermitage reminiscent of ancient India.
Hridaya (spiritual heart) hermitage (reclusive place of practice) is home of practicing Yogis and Gurus Sri Bhagavan VaShi Baba where the ancient teachings of VaShi Yoga thrive.
Aside from the public presentations that are held once a month, Bhagavan and his wife Sri Mirabai concentrate there efforts for the benefit of all beings on intense spiritual Sadhana (practice) and in depth teachings and guidance for the disciples of Hridaya.
The highlight of each event offered is an afternoon discourse and empowerment given by Sri Bhagavan. Full of powerful insight, colorful analogies and irrefutable logic, this discourse on the intention of Yoga lays out the missing ingredients in our modern view, shedding vast light on the meaning of life and the direction we should be looking to. 
Other highlights of the day include
~ 2 hour VaShi yoga intensive designed to inspire novice and advanced yoga practitioners alike. Focusing on practical application in this workshop, 2 residing master practitioners guide individuals to the essential points of yoga and it's life enhancing effect. 
~amazing vegetarian cuisine (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
~social chat time for reflection and socializing
~guided tour of the ashram grounds
~5,000 year old traditional Yogi fire ceremony (ending invocations) weather permitting
Please save the date 3'~
This event is put on by the residents of the hermitage as an offering to invite any people of any faith or belief to participate. The festivals are donation based reflecting the value of time and energy put into each event, 
however no one is turned away due to lack of funds. We hope to share this universal message with all :)
Suggested donation $72
please rsvp for this event by sending us a Facebook message, or calling 207-542-6606

Maha Shivaratri "Night of Shiva~The Auspiciousness of Life"
Feb
26
9:00 am09:00

Maha Shivaratri "Night of Shiva~The Auspiciousness of Life"

  • Hridaya Hermitage

Each festival at Hridaya hermitage is a rare opportunity and offering to the public to step out of daily life and travel back in time to a pure Yoga Hermitage reminiscent of ancient India.
Hridaya (spiritual heart) hermitage (reclusive place of practice) is home of practicing Yogis and Gurus Sri Bhagavan VaShi Baba where the ancient teachings of VaShi Yoga thrive.
Aside from the public presentations that are held once a month, Bhagavan and his wife Sri Mirabai concentrate there efforts for the benefit of all beings on intense spiritual Sadhana (practice) and in depth teachings and guidance for the disciples of Hridaya.
The highlight of each event offered is an afternoon discourse and empowerment given by Sri Bhagavan. Full of powerful insight, colorful analogies and irrefutable logic, this discourse on the intention of Yoga lays out the missing ingredients in our modern view, shedding vast light on the meaning of life and the direction we should be looking to. 
Other highlights of the day include
~ 2 hour VaShi yoga intensive designed to inspire novice and advanced yoga practitioners alike. Focusing on practical application in this workshop, 2 residing master practitioners guide individuals to the essential points of yoga and it's life enhancing effect. 
~amazing vegetarian cuisine (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
~social chat time for reflection and socializing
~guided tour of the ashram grounds
~5,000 year old traditional Yogi fire ceremony (ending invocations)
Please save the date 3'~
This event is put on by the residents of the hermitage as an offering to invite any people of any faith or belief to participate. The festivals are donation based reflecting the value of time and energy put into each event,
however no one is turned away due to lack of funds. We hope to share this universal message with all :)
Suggested donation $72
please rsvp for this event by sending us a Facebook message, or calling 207-542-6606

Vasant Pachami "Yoga~The Wisdom of Life"
Jan
29
9:00 am09:00

Vasant Pachami "Yoga~The Wisdom of Life"

  • Hridaya Hermitage

Welcome to another festival at Hridaya Hermitage inspired by the magic of Yoga! Vasant Pachami is dedicated to the goddess Saraswati, the goddess of Knowledge. 
This Vasant Pachami delve into the depths of Yogic Knowledge, and bring forth the clear, innate power of life that exists inside you. 
Each festival at Hridaya hermitage is a rare opportunity and offering to the public to step out of daily life and travel back in time to a pure Yoga Hermitage reminiscent of ancient India.
Hridaya (spiritual heart) hermitage (reclusive place of practice) is home of practicing Yogis and Gurus Sri Bhagavan VaShi Baba where the ancient teachings of VaShi Yoga thrive.
Aside from the public presentations that are held once a month, Bhagavan and his wife Sri Mirabai concentrate there efforts for the benefit of all beings on intense spiritual Sadhana (practice) and in depth teachings and guidance for the disciples of Hridaya.
The highlight of each event offered is an afternoon discourse and empowerment given by Sri Bhagavan. Full of powerful insight, colorful analogies and irrefutable logic, this discourse on the intention of Yoga lays out the missing ingredients in our modern view, shedding vast light on the meaning of life and the direction we should be looking to. 
Other highlights of the day include
~ 2 hour VaShi yoga intensive designed to inspire novice and advanced yoga practitioners alike. Focusing on practical application in this workshop, 2 residing master practitioners guide individuals to the essential points of yoga and it's life enhancing effect. 
~amazing vegetarian cuisine (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
~social chat time for reflection and socializing
~guided tour of the ashram grounds
~5,000 year old traditional Yogi fire ceremony (ending invocations)
Please save the date 3'~
This event is put on by the residents of the hermitage as an offering to invite any people of any faith or belief to participate. The festivals are donation based reflecting the value of time and energy put into each event,
however no one is turned away due to lack of funds. We hope to share this universal message with all :)
Suggested donation $72
please rsvp for this event by sending us a Facebook message, or calling 207-542-6606

Autumnal Equinox~Yoga:A World in Balance
Sep
25
9:00 am09:00

Autumnal Equinox~Yoga:A World in Balance

A festival at Hridaya is a rare offering to the public to step out of daily life and travel back in time to a pure Yoga Hermitage reminiscent of ancient India.
Hridaya (spiritual heart) Hermitage (reclusive place of practice) is home of practicing Yogis and Gurus Sri Bhagavan VaShi Baba and Sri Mirabai Ishwari where the ancient teachings of VaShi Yoga thrive.
Aside from the public presentations that are held once a month, Bhagavan and his wife Sri Mirabai concentrate there efforts for the benefit of all beings on intense spiritual Sadhana (practice) and guidance for the disciples of Hridaya.
The highlight of each event is an empowerment given by Sri Bhagavan on the true nature of a human being. Full of powerful insight, colorful analogies and irrefutable logic, this discourse lays out the missing ingredients in our modern view, shedding vast light on the meaning of life. 
Other highlights of the day include
~ 2 hour VaShi yoga intensive designed to inspire novice and advanced yoga practitioners alike. 
Focusing on practical application in this workshop, 2 residing master practitioners guide individuals to the essential points of yoga and it's life enhancing effect. 
~amazing vegetarian cuisine (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
~social chat time for reflection and socializing
~guided tour of the ashram grounds
~5,000 year old Yagya (traditional Yogi fire ceremony)
Please save the date 3'~
This event is put on by the residents of the Hermitage as an offering to invite any people of any faith or belief to participate. The festivals are donation based reflecting the value of time and energy put into each event, however no one is turned away due to lack of funds. We hope to share this universal message with all :)
Suggested donation $72
please rsvp for this event by sending us a Facebook message, or calling 207-542-6606

Hridaya Hermitage at the Common Ground Fair
Sep
23
11:00 am11:00

Hridaya Hermitage at the Common Ground Fair

  • Common Ground Fair

Shiva Lila has been invited to play on the Sunflower Stage at the Common Ground Fair! We are very excited! Our Young Yogis will be acompanying us with a very dynamic and inspired Yoga Demonstration. We hope to see you there!

Shiva Lila~Devotional Chanting from the Yogis of Hridaya
Sep
17
7:00 pm19:00

Shiva Lila~Devotional Chanting from the Yogis of Hridaya

  • Kusum Institute

Music is a language we can all understand~Bhajan is the music of fulfillment. Call and response Sanskrit chants combined with dynamic, energizing hand percussion envelope and tantalize the senses with a taste of the pure fulfillment that is our true identity! 

Bhagavan Das, Gopala and Uma have been living and practicing Yoga together for almost 2 decades and they celebrate their love of life through sound! 

Join us for a night of music and upliftment you will never forget!

The proceeds of the event support Hridaya Hermitage, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing Life through Yoga and emanation. %100 of your donation goes to the cost of the performance and there! 

Suggested donation $15-20
Also puchase Shiva Lila's first album! Newly released!
www.hridayahermitage.com

Hridaya at Greenfest in Portland, ME
Sep
10
9:00 am09:00

Hridaya at Greenfest in Portland, ME

  • 1 Monument Way Portland, ME, 04101 United States

Hridaya Hermitage will have a booth at the Portland Green Fest. 
This is a great opportunity to meet members of Hridaya Hermitage, learn more about us, get information, questions answered and more!! It is an all around spectacular event celebrating natural living!

We will be giving Workshops on Yoga, Health and more. Gopala, a skiiled practitioner of Yogic Medecine will be there all day to answer questions and make appointments for our new NatureCure office in Waterville. 

To support our school and non-profit run programs we will be selling Yogi Art from our Students, Henna Tattoos, hand made Jewelry, and the students of Hridaya Gurukul School will be doing 2 Yoga Demonstrations (ages 8-19)-to name a few things.

For more info about Hridaya Hermitage: Check us out of Facebook, Youtube or www.hridayahermitage.comwww.naturecurenow.com 

Contact: (207)542-6606, (207)265-6441

Raksha Bandan
Aug
21
9:00 am09:00

Raksha Bandan

In the ancient tradition of VaShi Yoga, Raksha Bandhan honors the deep bond that exists between humanity and all other beings.
This bond is an innate feeling that humans have, knowing that it is us who make the choices for all of life. Simply put, if we can learn how to enhance and extend life for ourselves and all beings we can all thrive and experience fulfillment.
This message is the true and original purpose of Yoga. 
This event is dedicated to that. 

Event highlights:

Guru blessing ceremony
Guru spiritual teachings (upadesh)
Amazing food
Inspiring yoga teachings
Ending ceremony (yagya) fire ceremony
There are kid activities all day (see schedule below) so this is a perfect family event!

Details and general information

Life is the most precious possession we have. For this reason Yogis dedicate their lives to embodying and emanating the true and ultimate purpose of this precious gift of Life. To break it down simply, essentially, they acknowledge three irrefutable components that defined life for all beings. 1) We are all consciousnes 2) We all breath and experience energy, and 3) We all experience some form of embodyment. 
If you are alive, these fundamental qualities are at the foundation of your life. Yogis found that by placing intense focused attention on these comoponents, life grew and expanded, in turn emanating this life enhancement to all beings! More attention on Life = More Life = The Nectar of Immortality! Wow!
Join us for an insightful, expansive, and inspirational experience of a lifetime..

Each festival at Hridaya Hermitage is a rare opportunity and offering to the public to step out of daily life and travel back in time to a pure Yoga Hermitage reminiscent of ancient India.
Hridaya (spiritual heart) hermitage (reclusive place of practice) is home of practicing Yogis and Gurus Sri Bhagavan VaShi Baba where the ancient teachings of VaShi Yoga thrive.
Aside from the public presentations that are held once a month, Bhagavan and his wife Sri Mirabai concentrate there efforts for the benefit of all beings on intense spiritual Sadhana (practice) and in depth teachings and guidance for the disciples of Hridaya.
The highlight of each event offered is an afternoon discourse and empowerment given by Sri Bhagavan. Full of powerful insight, colorful analogies and irrefutable logic, this discourse on the intention of Yoga lays out the missing ingredients in our modern view, shedding vast light on the meaning of life and the direction we should be looking to. 
Other highlights of the day include
~ 2 hour VaShi yoga intensive designed to inspire novice and advanced yoga practitioners alike. Focusing on practical application in this workshop, 2 residing master practitioners guide individuals to the essential points of yoga and it's life enhancing effect. 
~amazing vegetarian cuisine (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
~social chat time for reflection and socializing
~guided tour of the ashram grounds
~Meditation teachings
Please save the date 3'~
This event is put on by the residents of the hermitage as an offering to invite any people of any faith or belief to participate. The festivals are donation based reflecting the value of time and energy put into each event, 
however no one is turned away due to lack of funds. We hope to share this universal message with all :)
Suggested donation $72 / Children $27
please rsvp for this event by sending us a Facebook message, or calling 207-542-6606

Wood Seva "Selfless Service" Day
Aug
6
Aug 7

Wood Seva "Selfless Service" Day

Wood Weekend Sat. and Sun. August 6th and 7th at Hridaya Hermitage! Hridaya is a Yogic Community that is off the grid and uses wood for heat and cooking. We cut, split, haul and stack 20 cord of wood a year. We are inviting you to join us in this fun project. With 26 members we are a large group. Wood is a fun way to come together in a more casual setting with the Yogis of Hridaya and experience the inner workings of a well established communal way of life. It is a great day with stream dips, great company and conversation, ending in a nice Sauna! Communities coming together to accomplish large tasks used to be a way of life, bringing humanity closer by experiencing our inter-dependency. We have lost this in our modern lives and what a great loss it is! This is also a perfect work exchange opportunity for people looking to partake in Hridaya Hermitage's other offerings! See you there! Wonderful vegetarian food, overnight accommodations, an incredible atmosphere deep in the woods, with bubbling streams all around and much more are all part of the package!

Shiva Lila Bhajan~Live Music from the Yogis of Hridaya
Jul
23
7:00 pm19:00

Shiva Lila Bhajan~Live Music from the Yogis of Hridaya

  • The Ranch

We are very musch looking forward to this event! Ashok Nalamalapu was the first ever host of Shiva Lila! We have been performing for 5 years, have released our first album and want to celebrate where it all began! KiJai!

Music is a language we can all understand~Bhajan is the music of fulfillment. Call and response Sanskrit chants combined with dynamic, energizing hand percussion envelope and tantalize the senses with a taste of the pure fulfillment that is our true identity! 

Bhagavan Das, Gopala and Uma have been living and practicing Yoga together for almost 2 decades and they celebrate their love of life through sound! 

Join us for a night of music and upliftment you will never forget!

The proceeds of the event support Hridaya Hermitage, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing Life through Yoga and emanation. %100 of your donation goes to the cost of the performance and there! 

Suggested donation $15-20
Also puchase Shiva Lila's first album! Newly released!
www.hridayahermitage.com

Guru Poornima~
Jul
17
9:00 am09:00

Guru Poornima~

  • Hridaya Hermitage

Guru Poornima celebrates and honors the Yogic principle of the Guru. During this auspicious time, Yogis and aspirants of truth celebrate this occasion by sharing this knowledge with humanity and deepening their spiritual practice and commitments. 

We welcome all Yogis, aspirants, and curious individuals to join us for this enlightening day of Yogic Sadhana.
Join us for the day, or even a few hours to bask in the essential nature of Yoga. 
Highlights include.....

~ 2 hour yoga intensives
~ teachings on yogic lifestyle principles including nutrition, diet, philosophy and application
~ guided VaShi meditation
~ sacred pilgrimage and walking meditation
~ amazing vegetarian meals
~ social time and sacred music and more!!!! 

This event is put on by the Disciples of Sri Bhagavan VaShi Baba. Please inquire for reservations for day events, overnight accommodations, or general questions through messenger, or calling 207-542-6606. 
Suggested donation for events as follows....
 ~ $75

Please inquire for costs of overnight accommodations thankyou we surely hope to see you there !!!
Namaskar 3'~

Navatri Festival
Oct
18
10:00 am10:00

Navatri Festival

  • Hridaya Hermitage

Come and join us in celebrating the amazing potential of Yoga while learning how the practice of yoga can lead us to union with our true potential.

Raksha Bhandan Festival
Aug
30
10:00 am10:00

Raksha Bhandan Festival

  • Hridaya Hermitage

This day we invite you to join us in a genuinely inspiring environment for seeing this potential, learning about the ultimate values of Yoga, and understanding how they can bring us to this true and natural purpose. 

MahaShivaratri Yoga Festival
Feb
15
10:30 am10:30

MahaShivaratri Yoga Festival

  • Hridaya Hermitage

Deeply rooted in Yogic tradition Shiva has always been the iconic symbol of Spiritual fervor and intensity for Yogis. The auspiciousness of this time identifies the power of Shiva that exists inherently within, removing fear and doubt that hinder progress on the path of Yoga while shedding light and clarity on the ultimate purpose of Life.

Vasant Pachami Festival: Yoga the Wisdom of Life
Jan
25
9:30 am09:30

Vasant Pachami Festival: Yoga the Wisdom of Life

  • Hridaya Hermitage

Welcome to another festival at Hridaya Hermitage inspired by the magic of Yoga!

Vasant Pachami is also dedicated to the goddess Saraswati, the goddess of Knowledge. 
This Vasant Pachami delve into the depths of Yogic Knowledge, and bring forth the clear, innate power of life that exists inside you.

Navaratri: A Hridaya Hermitage Open House and Yoga Celebration
Sep
28
9:30 am09:30

Navaratri: A Hridaya Hermitage Open House and Yoga Celebration

Navaratri: A Hridaya Hermitage Open House and Yoga Celebration

Navaratri is a Festival celebrating the power of the feminine creative principal that is inherent in all life . In the history of Yoga the same power is honored and intimately experienced through the practice of Yoga and the expansion of ones own breath. More breath equals more life, equals the celebration of Navaratri!

Shiva Lila @ The Ranch Falmouth, Maine
Jul
26
7:00 pm19:00

Shiva Lila @ The Ranch Falmouth, Maine

  • The Ranch

Come and join us for an evening of ecstatic chanting and drumming with the kirtan sensation Shiva Lila! If you've never seen Shiva Lila before this is a wonderful time to get out and get initiated into the world of kirtan!  For more details and sign up contact contact Sadhana Meditation Center @ www.sadhaname.com !  Suggested Donation $15

Shiva Lila @ Flourish Belfast, Maine
Jul
25
7:30 pm19:30

Shiva Lila @ Flourish Belfast, Maine

  • Flourish Healing Sanctuary

Come and join us for an evening of ecstatic chanting and drumming with the kirtan sensation Shiva Lila! If you've never seen Shiva Lila before this is a wonderful time to get out and get initiated into the world of kirtan!  For more details and sign up contact contact Flourish Healing Arts Sanctuaru @ www.flourish101.com !  Suggested Donation $15

Guru Poornima Festival
Jul
13
10:30 am10:30

Guru Poornima Festival

  • Hridaya Hermitage

A Celebration of Guru Poornama.
Guru Poornama is a tradidional holy day celebrated during the full moon time of july honoring the birth and meaning of the Guru.In the light of this auspicious occasion, this July 13th, our SatGuru Sri Bhagavan Vashi Baba will be offering a special public Upadesh…... For directions click here.

Wood Splitting Seva Extravaganza Part 2
May
31
9:00 am09:00

Wood Splitting Seva Extravaganza Part 2

If you came to our first event, you already know there is more to do. Thats why they say your wood will warm you twice: Once in the summer and once in the winter. 


Hridaya Hermitage invites all of our friends and new friends to be, in joining us for a day of spiritual camaraderie while cutting, splitting, and stacking our (hopefully less than) 30 cord of tree length firewood.

Vat Savatri Festival
May
25
10:30 am10:30

Vat Savatri Festival

  • Hridaya Hermitage Industry, Maine 04938

Teachings will emphasize the outer forms of physical practice and essential insight into the basis of advanced inner practice. Beginning this month at our Savatri Festival the disciples of Hridaya Hermitage will be introducing a new festival program that includes two intimate teachings on the physical and meditative process of Vashi Yoga.  

Shiva Lila Kirtan @ Jai Yoga
May
23
7:30 pm19:30

Shiva Lila Kirtan @ Jai Yoga

Come and join us for an evening of ecstatic chanting and drumming with the kirtan sensation Shiva Lila! If you've never seen Shiva Lila before this is a wonderful time to get out and get initiated into the world of kirtan!  For more details and sign up contact contact Jai Yoga!  Suggested Donation $15

Wood Splitting Seva Extravaganza Part 1
May
10
9:00 am09:00

Wood Splitting Seva Extravaganza Part 1

Now that winter is coming to an end its time to get ready for next winter! 
Hridaya Hermitage invites all of our friends and new friends to be, in joining us for a day of spiritual camaraderie while cutting, splitting, and stacking our 30 cord of tree length firewood.

Shiva Lila Kirtan@ Bhakti In Motion
May
3
7:30 pm19:30

Shiva Lila Kirtan@ Bhakti In Motion

  • Bhakti In Motion

Our second night during our mini Portland tour is sure to be a blowout, devotional, inspirational event! Invite your friends and bring your family for a night of chanting and drumming like only Shiva Lila can deliver.