Our all new Yoga Festivals begin Spring 2018!

Across all cultures and traditions festivals have been a time for people to come together and celebrate. Often based around a belief system, they are also a time of learning and honoring accomplishments.

Festivals at Hridaya celebrate and honor Yogi life. We invite one and all to “test the waters” and investigate Yoga, the Hermitage and our 12 Principles of Yoga teaching series.

For us, Yoga is not a mere discipline, but cause for festivity. Life is our most precious possession. Yoga gives us the means and the method to reach our greatest desire and potential in Life: to experience and emanate fulfillment, benefiting all beings. There is no greater cause for celebration!

Each festival introduces one of the 12 Principles of Yoga as outlined by our Gurus, current holders of the VaShi Yoga lineage, Yoga's oldest unbroken lineage. Whether you have been studying Yoga for years or just exploring, this day will deepen your understanding and enhance your life.

The 12 Principles of Yoga

  1. Tarka “Yogic Rationale and Reasoning”

  2. Yoga Mimamsa “Yogic Philosophy of Life and Living”

  3. Samyama “Pure Yogic Meditation”

  4. Pranayam “Extension and Expansion of the Life Force”

  5. Ulta Sadhana “Yogic Reversal of Negativity”

  6. Asana “Inverting and Back Bending Postures for Reversing Bodily Conditions”

  7. Mitahara “Yogic Food and Nourishment”

  8. Rasayana “Yogic Substances for Health and Longevity”

  9. Tattva Shuddhi “Purifying Matter and the 5 Senses”

  10. Swapna Yoga and Yoga Nidra “The Yogas of Dream and Sleep”

  11. Swara Yoga “Prana, Mind and Reality”

  12. Divya Deha “Divine Life of a Yogi”

As an introduction into a Principle and Yogic living as a whole, the day is full of teachings, clarifying examples, potent exercises, and practical application.

Each festival is held on the Saturday closest to the new moon taking advantage of a time of new beginnings and movement towards the light. Hosted at our secluded Yogic mountain hermitage with shrines, temples and rushing streams, you are surrounded by tranquil emanations. With insightful teachings, inspiring ceremonies, incredible live kirtan (sacred music) featuring Shiva Lila, and delicious vegan fare, among people who have chosen Yoga as a way of life, our festivals are an unforgettable event.

Each Festival stands alone, offering you the opportunity to come at anytime. Or join us monthly for the complete year of Yogi life and celebration, taking full advantage of this exceptional opportunity to deepen your practice and your experience of fulfillment.

Contact us to register or for more information. If you are interested in a more immersive experience, see our Retreats page.

Yoga is our Life. Come celebrate with us! See you soon!

Om Narbhavi Swaha

“Goodness is manifested for all beings.”