Kirtan is an ancient Indian yogic tradition of singing from the heart!
Experience the soothing and rejuvenating benefits of singing together with this beautiful and meditative yogic practice. ❤️
This fall (if COVID restrictions continue to allow) we will meet in my private studio, just outside Wolfville.
Weekly practice sessions include a short warm up to prepare the body and mind, and lots of call-and-answer style singing and chanting! A perfect compliment to your yoga asana practice!
"The heart is the hub of all sacred places. Go there and roam."
― Bhagawan Nityananda
$70 for six weeks (begins Sept 23rd, please pre-register) www.heartwideopen.ca/singing-with-heart/
No previous experience with singing or chanting is needed. Lyric sheets are provided. Please bring a water bottle and a cushion to sit on. Chairs are provided. Facilitated by Heidi Kalyani.
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344 Main Street, Wolfville, NS, B4P 1C4 Map
Feel deeply rested, connected and restored!
Join me for a special iRest yoga nidra guided meditation session on the theme of transitions in honour of the fall equinox.
This 1.5 hour session includes gentle and nourishing opportunities for reflection and journalling as well as a delicious and restorative guided yoga nidra practice.
iRest offers a simple yet powerful journey where you lay comfortably in savasana (with the warmth and support of blankets and pillows around you) and follow the invitations of the guide.
No matter what is going on in your life, this practice can nourish and support you in profound and life-changing ways.
🍁 a yoga mat
🍁 a pillow and blanket
🍁 a journal and pen
🍁 anything else that will help you snuggle in for a deep and nourishing rest!
Friday September 24th, 7:30-9pm
YogaLife Studio, Wolfville
Limited registration available. Book early to secure your place.
Led by Heidi Kalyani
Heidi is a seeker of the more beautiful world her heart knows is possible, as well as an artist, musician, yogi, meditator, facilitator and guide. She is the founder of *heart wide open*, a mindfulness and inner transformation studio offering journeys, courses, card decks and a membership. She lives in a small house with lots of sunlight near Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
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Feel deeply rested and more able to manage stress, anxiety and life's other challenges. 💛
iREST® YOGA NIDRA MEDITATION | 8-week course
iRest is a guided meditation practice that teaches tools to deal with difficult situations (such as COVID!) skillfully, and to develop a deep and secure sense of ease and well-being no matter what is happening in life.
Beginning Monday September 27th, I will be offering an 8-week introduction to this powerful practice and sharing how it can be used to manage stress and anxiety.
The course includes a step-by-step exploration of the elements that make the iRest style of yoga nidra so powerful, lots of personal attention to help you customize the practice to suit your own current needs, as well as a full yoga nidra guided meditation in each session.
No experience with meditation needed. iRest is a simple guided process where you sit or lay comfortably and follow the invitations and directions of the facilitator.
Based on the ancient teachings of yoga, iRest is a simple, accessible, trauma-sensitive form of meditation designed for modern life. It provides you with tools to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve your interpersonal relationships, and nourish qualities such as joy, peacefulness, empathy, forgiveness, patience and loving-kindness toward yourself and others.
No matter what is going on in your life, a regular iRest practice can nourish and support you in profound and life-changing ways.
BENEFITS of iRest:
🌸 reduced depression, fear and anxiety
🌸 greater ability to relax and enjoy life
🌸 reduced insomnia and levels of stress
🌸 improved interpersonal relations
🌸 reduced chronic and acute pain
🌸 increased inner peace and well-being
"Highly recommend it for anyone who wants to find more joy, healing and understanding in life."
— Esta, iRest course participant
“Thanks again for such a lovely iRest course. It was like a lifeboat during these crazy times.”
— Kathleen, iRest course participant
Mondays 7:30-9pm Atlantic Time (8 weeks)
Beginning on Monday September 27th
ONLINE via Zoom
Led by Nova Scotia based Heidi Kalyani
Learn more about Heidi and the practice of iRest Yoga Nidra:
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“When I am silent, I fall into that place where everything is music.” — Rumi
Experience the nourishing, connecting and transformative power of sound… and the blissful silence that complements it!
This heart-opening weekend will feature kirtan (call and response singing), a sound journey with guided meditation and singing bowls, japa mala mantra chanting, and a selection of deep listening practices.
There will also be solo time for journaling, walking the beautiful trails, practicing yoga asana, or breathing in the silence!
Nurture your heart, your voice and your nervous system while you cultivate deeper connections with yourself, others and the world around you. ❤️
This three day (two night) retreat will be held at La Solitude de Pré-d'en-Haut, on the Petitcodiac River near Memramcook, NB.
We will stay in small individual cabins, cook for ourselves (simple ingredients are included!), and gather in the beautiful Thabor for our group sessions.
The weekend will offer a balance of sound and silence — sound when we are together and silence when we are alone. (I will offer optional journal prompts, and other reflection tools if you wish to use them during the silence!)
All COVID requirements will observed, and full refunds will be issued if we are unable to meet as a result of COVID.
Registration for the weekend (including simple food, accommodation, and the program): $300
To secure your place, a $100 deposit is required.
Register at www.heartwideopen.ca/retreat
NEED MORE INFO?
Send me a message! I’d love to answer any questions you have!
I am a seeker of the more beautiful world my heart knows is possible, as well as an artist, musician, yogi, meditator, facilitator and guide. For more about me, visit www.heartwideopen.ca... See MoreSee Less
This six-week session is a nourishing journey into the heart of connection where you will experience the dynamic, transformative power of being fully seen and heard while deepening your capacity to see and hear others (including family, friends, or the students, staff or clients you work with).
Like a soft familiar blanket, this journey will wrap you in warmth. Like a good meal and a hot bath, it will nourish and rejuvenate you. And like a long talk with a trusted friend, it will reassure, inform and inspire you!
🌼 the sessions will feature my inspiring and engaging *i hold space* card deck (having your own copy of the deck is ideal, but not required)
🌼 each session will be based on one of the six ESSENCES of holding space from the deck (welcoming, presence, attention, openness, boundaries and empathy)
🌼 together we will explore one EMBODIMENT card for each ESSENCE through teaching, reflection, conversation and the beautiful practice of dyads
🌼 we will gather LIVE via interactive (and community-building!) Zoom calls
GIVE AND RECEIVE:
Experience the rejuvenating, clarifying, reassuring benefits of holding space as we practice together in dyads AND feel more equipped, confident and energized to hold space for others with ease and authenticity (even in challenging and uncertain times).
JOIN ME IN CREATING A MORE BEAUTIFUL WORLD:
No matter how you express your passion for creating a more beautiful world (as a friend, partner, parent, coach, counsellor, music/art therapist, yoga or meditation instructor, teacher, healer, facilitator, group leader, mentor, doula, caregiver or change-maker), the practice of holding space is a powerful addition to your make-the-world-a-better-place toolkit, and can bring deeper and more powerful transformation to the people you serve and everyone you connect with.
I would be honoured to share my stories and experiences, my accumulated knowledge and my beautiful new card deck with you on this heart-expanding and life-enhancing journey!
Join this six-week session and feel the nourishing, transformative, empowering gifts of holding space for yourself.
Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9pm (Atlantic time)
Oct 6th - Nov 24th
ONLINE via Zoom
$108 ($90 early bird until Aug 31st)
(includes the resource-rich online card deck COMPANION, $50 value)
Learn more about me and the practice of holding space: www.heartwideopen.ca... See MoreSee Less