Heart Of Living Yoga


to Jun 3

Heart of Living Yoga Temple at Colourfest

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For the second year running, Heart Of Living Yoga Foundation will have its own Temple space at Colourfest - all day every day of the Festival - offering a daily programme of morning and evening Meditations, heart-centred Hatha Yoga classes, heart-opening Meditations, mini-Workshops, tea and chats with Padma, heart-led Kirtans and Satsangs with Swami Asokanandaji from Yogaville and with Rev. Padma Devi Sumananda. 

Not forgetting the very popular Shopping Meditation in the charity's shop next to the Temple! All funds go to support the charity's work in Sri Lanka, Brazil India and the UK.

So if you'd like a more peaceful mind, an easeful heart and a happier life - come and visit us at Heart Of Living Yoga Temple this weekend. You are warmly welcomed! 

♥ One Love ♥ One Heart ♥ All One ♥


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to Feb 24

India Pilgrimage

Sacred Pilgrimage to Mother India 2018 - the North & the South
27 January – 24 February

Rev. Padma will be staying in India next year for 3 months and we will visit her there during our Pilgrimage. This trip is being organised by a group of her devoted students and teachers.
For more details of cost and how to book, please contact Lavanya Matos by email at yoga@loveflowsfromtheheart.com

South India
27/1/18 => Flight from London to Chennai;

28/1/18 => Arrival and transfer (private bus) to Hotel (Clarion Hotel or similar, Chennai – 2nights);

29/1/18 => In Chennai visit to the Ramakrishna Ashram and the Ashtalakshmi Temple by the sea. 
- The Ashtalakshmi Temple is a famous Hindu temple to the Goddess Lakshmi, the aspect of Divine Mother that is abundance, grace, beauty and love. 
- Shirdi Sai Baba temple in Mylapore, Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar temple, Saint Thomas Basilica, Vivekananda House
- Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Mylapore, Chennai is a temple of Shiva. The form of Shiva's consort Parvati worshipped at this temple is called Karpagambal is from Tamil.
- Shirdi Sai Baba Temple is a Hindu dedicated to the Indian saint Sai Baba of Shirdi. 
- Saint Thomas Basilica is a Roman Catholic minor basilica, built in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers, over the tomb of Saint Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus
- Vivekananda House (also known as the Ice House) is a historical place being maintained by Ramakrishna Mission. You can still feel the presence of Saint Ramakrishna and The Mother here in this ashram and we will have the opportunity to meditate. Swami Vivekananda stayed in this building for a couple of days after his famous Chicago visit. The first Ramakrishna Mission in Chennai was started in this building.

30/1/18 => Travel to Tiruvannamalai (our own AC private minibus) and staying at the Aakash Inn or similar (3 nights)
On our way, travelling by the coast we will stop at Pondicherry (approx. 3 h) and visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram and walk along the promenade by the sea side. We will have the opportunity to visit Auroville, the City of Dawn created in 1968 by its founder, The Mother. The purpose of Auroville is to realise the human unity.

- Tiruvannamalai is the nearest place to the sacred mountain Mount Arunachala, a place of great pilgrimage in India and the home of Sri Ramana Maharshi, the famous saint, mystic and teacher of Jnana Yoga. During our stay we will have the opportunity to visit his ashram, walk up Arunachala to his meditation caves (Virupaksha cave) and also to circumambulate the entire mountain at dawn.

2/2/18 => Travel to Palani (driving in our own AC private minibus, approx. 6 h) and staying at the Ganpat Grand Hotel or similar (2 nights).
Visit the famous hilltop temple at Palani dedicated to Lord Muruga & special visit with Prof Haresh Pandya

4/2/18 => Travel to Coimbatore (driving in our own AC private minibus, approx. 2.30 h) and staying at the Treebo Corner Stay Hotel or similar (5 nights)
During our stay in Coimbatore we will be visiting the family home of Sri Swami Satchidananda and the L.O.T.U.S. Temple nearby, the Integral Yoga Institute in Coimbatore, Swami Satchidananda’s international school (Jyoti Niketan) in the Nilgiri foothills, driving to the hill station at Ooty. We will also be visiting Perur temple and the Perur Ashram run by Swami Marudhachalam Adigalar under his Guru Santalinga Ramaswamy Adigalar.

North India
OMMM and for these last two weeks of the Pilgrimage we are blessed to have our beloved teacher Rev. Padma Devi Sumananda with us

9/2/18 => Fly to Dehradun and transfer (private transport) to Rishikesh and stay at the Vasundhara palace Hotel or similar (8 nights) 

- We will visit Kunja Puri Mother temple - this Divine Mother Temple is high in the mountains above Rishikesh and we can see the Himalayas in all their glory. We will share Puja to Mother in the temple and bask in the pure divine energy here.
- Vasistha Guhar Cave where the Sage Vasistha meditated and Sri Gurudev received his enlightenment experience in 1949. It is possible to safely take a bath in the river here and at least to receive Mother Ganga blessing standing in the water. 
- Sivananda Ashram - this is the ashram of Master Sivananda and where Sri Gurudev lived for many years. Many swamis still live here and we may have the blessing of their presence and/or talks.
- Triveni Ghat evening Arathi and at Parmath Niketan Ashram – this is the daily offering of light to Mother Ganga with flower boats and chanting which we will experience at different ashrams.
- Visit Mastram Baba Ashram, Ramana’s Garden orphanage & organic café.

- During our stay here we will have the possibility to serve in the Heart of Living Yoga Ashrama and enjoy Satangs with our beloved teacher Rev. Padma Devi Sumananda.

17/2/18 => Travel to Kankhal (private transport, approx. 1h) for private retreat at
- Anandamayi Ma Ashram (7 nights)
- We will visit Neem Karoli Baba Ashram (Maharaji) the guru of Ram Dass and Krishna Das & Hanuman Temple in the afternoon for special Hanuman Chalesa. 
- We will experience an evening of Arathi in Haridwar. 
- We will have the opportunity to visit the Daksha Mahadev temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is named after King Daksha Prajapati, the father of Sati (wife of Shiva).

We will be blessed with the opportunity for daily meditation and Arathi at Anandamayi Ma Mahasamadhi and Ashram. We will be able to visit Ma’s private Ghat on the Ganga and have yoga classes in her beautiful garden. 

24/2/18 => Travel to Dehradun airport and back home with blissful Heart

Rev. Padma will be staying in India next year for 3 months and we will visit her there during our Pilgrimage. This trip is being organised by a group of her devoted students and teachers.

For more details of cost and how to book, please contact Lavanya Matos by email at yoga@loveflowsfromtheheart.com

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Diving into the Heart of Living Yoga
12:00 PM12:00

Diving into the Heart of Living Yoga

This is a special opportunity to experience a tradition of yoga which is both fresh and new with roots in a rich and ancient lineage. Founded by Rev Padma Devi Sumananda, Heart of Living Yoga offers physical and spiritual practices which help to open the heart and awaken the mind as well as strengthening the body and nourishing the soul.

This day will be of special benefit to anyone who wishes to open their hearts to the transformative power of Yoga.

Intended structure

12:00 Welcome
12:15 Heart Flow Yoga ~ including relaxation and pranayama
1:30pm Shared veggie lunch
2:30 Yoga Nidra
3:00 Discussion and Sharing
4:00 Deepening meditation

4:45 Closing Circle

5:00 Floating home happily

The investment for this workshop is £30, payable on booking. To confirm your place or with any questions about the workshop, contact Vishwam ~ vishwam@flowing-with-life.com or 07759 723 939.

Vishwam Heckert, PhD, is a Heart of Living Yoga teacher, teacher trainer and stress relief specialist based in Matlock, Derbyshire. He teaches yoga and mindfulness across the UK and internationally. Vishwam is delighted and humbled to be sharing the joy of Heart of Living Yoga and his own experience of the peace of the heart. He will be co-leading training in Milton Keynes starting March, 2018 for those who wish to teach yoga or deepen their own practice. Vishwam is loved by all his students.

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Heart of Living Yoga Day Retreat with Rev Padma Devi
10:00 AM10:00

Heart of Living Yoga Day Retreat with Rev Padma Devi

  • Our Lady & St Josephs R C Church, Matlock, Derbyshire (map)
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Join us for this beautiful day to discover a calm mind, open heart and more joyful life. 

This is a very special opportunity to work with Rev. Padma Devi Sumananda who will be sharing from her 48 years of yoga practice. Padma is an interfaith minister, spiritual teacher and founder of Heart of Living Yoga, a beautiful tradition of heart-centred yoga practice both on and off the mat. She travels around the world, sharing wisdom and helping people to experience profound peace and joy. We are very lucky to have Padma returning to Matlock this year.

This day will be of special benefit to anyone who wishes to open their hearts to the transformative power of Yoga.

10am Welcome
10:30 Hatha Yoga including relaxation and pranayama
1pm Shared veggie lunch
2pm Yoga Nidra
2:30 Discussion and Sharing
3:30 Deepening meditation
4pm Close

£45 per place & will go towards the Heart of Living Yoga Foundation which serves the poorest children in Sri Lanka, India and the UK as well as offering yoga teacher training and support. Please contact Vishwam ( vishwam@flowing-with-life.com) to find out more & to book your place. Places are limited - don't miss out!

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to Aug 17

Opening to Grace Retreat with Padma Devi

By popular request, we have booked the same wonderful venue as last summer -
Oldford Farm Cottages, Frome, near Bath, England BA11 2NF.

Also by popular request, we will be offering more spaciousness and silence on the retreat this year and fewer events. New for this year there will be the opportunity to be in silence, every day, and we are dedicating Tuesday and Wednesday as the opportunity to have a mini silent retreat during the retreat as a whole.

But we will also have some wonderful amazing friends coming to share their gifts with us - the beautiful Anne Malone will be sharing the song of her heart and beautiful sound baths with us; the amazing Jo Clarkson & Katie Speed will be offering Kirtan and Satsang with the Angels; and the deep friend of all our hearts who has been to every one of these retreats, Tim Chalice, will be coming to sing with us again. Thank you!

We have booked the Farmhouse, Parlour, Dairy and Barn which gives us a lot of flexible accommodation. You can look on their website (http://executiveholidays.co.uk/our-cottages/) to see which room you might like. 

We’ll also have a beautiful big marquee again for our hatha yoga, meditation, kirtan and Satsang space.

This year you can book for a full week, the weekend, or just the five weekdays and BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN!
Below is the info you will need to make sure of your place.

As you probably know, everyone also pays for food, in cash whilst on the retreat with a suggested food donation of £10 per day, or £5 per meal for day visitors. And we all shop and cook and eat together as one beautiful family.

These are the prices for Accommodation for the whole week’s retreat, per person.

£230 Triple Room
£240 Twin Room or Double Room.
£480 Single Room

Prices for Part retreat;
£175 Fri 5pm-Sun 9.30pm
£185 Mon 10am-Fri 11.30am
£35 If you wish to join us for the day -Day Visitor

All options need to be booked in advance including day Visitors.

You can either secure your place with a £50 non refundable deposit and the full balance will then be payable by the 15th June 2017 - or you can pay in full. When you transfer the money, please always quote reference GRACE 17 as this helps us know that you have paid.

We can welcome 3 dogs and the cost is £25 per dog, which we have to pay to the farm owners. We ask that you are always with your dog and vacuum the marquee daily. This year there will be a dog free area in the marquee and ask owners to please honour this area.

Please email Sridevi our Bookings Angel to book your place on

We will then confirm your room and give you all the info you need. Please email us first and then we will tell you how to pay.

All beds will be allocated in email date order, so do email straight away to avoid disappointment.
IMPORTANT -Please note our account number has changed from last year, so please make sure you email first to get that info!

We are very much looking forward to spending another grace-filled week together - meditating, cooking and living together as one lovely family, practising ashram living. 

As ever, any surplus funds will be donated to our wonderful charity Heart Of Living Yoga Foundation, which now has 3 super and much-needed new projects in Sri Lanka we are fund raising for. You can find more details of that by visiting our Facebook page "Heart Of Living Yoga Foundation"

I am looking forward to being together with you all again and Opening to Grace ♥ You are all amazing! ♥
Om and Love Padma

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7:00 PM19:00

Satsang at Padma's

A special time to come together in Oneness sharing meditation, chanting, spiritual discussion, mantra and prayer. On this special evening, some people will receive their spiritual names, followed by arathi, holy ash and delicious prasad! Hope to see you there. It's been a while! ♥ Hearts Love Padma ♥

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