Some words from our graduates

“I am so grateful for this amazing experience. I am honestly speechless and have no words to express the gratitude I have in my heart for the two of you. This TTC was exactly the next step for my spiritual journey and I can feel a newfound momentum. My life will never be the same, and this is a beautiful thing. Thank you for helping me grow and dive deeper.”

 Ashley from the USA 


“This course has inspired me more than I could have ever imagined! The training has not only given me the tools to make the transformation from yoga student to yoga teacher, but also the tools to connect with my heart, relax and be present, and it has shown me the joy and passion I have for teaching.”


Clarissa from the US 


“Burkhard and Kirsten are living examples of what they talk and teach. Their personal commitment and professionalism were there in every moment. Simple and powerful gestures of compassion and kindness were always their natural expression. I feel inspired by their profound and truthful example as persons and teachers.”

Moises from Switzerland/Spain 


“For me the course was not only inspiring, but transformative! I first got into yoga for the asana practice, but I soon realized that there was more to it. I have found so much meaning in the teachings of yoga and I am ready to apply them to my life. Moving forward, I know that I can trust in myself and in the universe. For the first time in my life, I feel connected.”

 Arianne from Canada 


“Before I took the 3-Day Hridaya Retreat, I didn’t really know how to meditate miestenapteekki.com. During the three days, I felt so peaceful, and at one with nature, with myself. It was 3 intense days building up “meditation muscles” somehow!
That was 4 months ago. Now, meditation is a part of my life. Now I know what to do. And I feel so grounded and ready for the day after it. I’ve meditated for about 30 minutes a day since. It wouldn’t be this way without those profound 3 days to guide me in. Who would have thought that 3 days could impact someone so strongly?


Suzy from the UK  


“I came to deepen my own practice, with no intention to teach, but I am leaving with a passion to share this energy and the lessons I have learned here. The support from the teachers and students made me abandon my fears that I held on to and gain the confidence in all areas of my life that I was lacking. I really feel like a new person ready to shine and to share what I have learned!”


Coral from the US 

Todd from Australia:
“The teachers really had time for everyone.”

Kayla from the USA:
“Realizing how much depth is in this Yoga tradition.”

Will from the USA:
“Grateful to have met the teachers.”

Jean from Singapore:
“This course has actually been quite transformative.”


“I was lucky enough to attend Burkhard and Kirsten’s Hridaya Retreat. It was such a beautiful, humbling experience, and for me, the perfect introduction to Spiritual Heart meditation. The workshop structure was a really well-balanced mix of meditation, Hatha Yoga and short lectures which all seemed to flow naturally from one another. The talks were really well-prepared and covered many aspects of spirituality which I was questioning and gave me much to reflect on.
On a personal note, I found both Burkhard and Kirsten to be truly inspirational facilitators, both of whom have an obvious gift for teaching and genuine passion for sharing a style of meditation in which they are both beautiful examples of its benefits in daily life.”

 James from Australia 


“Being part of the Pranayama Workshops has been a true blessing. I feel so grateful for having been led to your authentic teachings from the Heart. Your beautiful energy full of wisdom, profound experience and integrity makes me realize how important it is to receive teachings in the most conductive environment much of which is created by the gifted transmitters.
Apart from the wonderful teachings that you shared with gift, joy and admirable humbleness, I feel how deeply your careful observations and pertinent perceptions have affected not only my Pranayama practice, but my entire Sadhana to new levels of profoundness.The workshops have been an inspiring, blissful and lovely experience which I can feel will stay with me.”


Guillaume from France


“What a blessing it was to participate in the recent Pranayama Workshop with two wonderful teachers so clearly committed to their paths. They transmit the joy of practice in an informative, inspiring way. The workshop itself was broken up into segments which eased us through asana practice, discourses and theory, pranayama practice and meditation. I appreciated the clear teachings, the depth of theory, the course papers and the direction towards further teachings and support materials. Together, Kirsten and Burkhard create a harmonious, reflective space conducive to intensive yet relaxed pranayama practice. They have changed my practice and given me a new outlook on this yogic practice. Namaste.”

Meera from Australia