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Kalyan Yoga: Module 1

Discover Authentic Yoga

Kalyan Yoga: Module 1

Join us for this 12 week yoga course, with long, meditative Hridaya hatha Yoga classes, inspiring lectures and like minded people, in the heart of Totnes. Our Module 1 yoga course offers you all of this and more.

10 January – 1 April, 2023

Tuesday Evenings & Saturday Mornings*

Move Forward Wellness Studio, Totnes

12-Week Course £360

Fully Booked

*See full schedule & course content below

Unfolding over 12 weeks, Module 1 is an artful blend of practice, theory, and philosophy that gives you a holistic experience of authentic yoga. It’s an invitation to meet yourself on a new level, explore your inner depths, and contemplate life’s most fundamental questions.

This is a great opportunity for rejuvenation and Self-discovery — The timeless wisdom of these teachings can support you in feeling open-hearted, centered, and joyful and can allow grace to flow more easily into your life.

Module 1 is the first stage of the Kalyan Yoga modules, a comprehensive system that takes you from yogic fundamentals to advanced esoteric practices. The variety of techniques and approaches presented can inspire you to find your own path to Truth.

Please let us know, prior to class commencing, if you are pregnant or post-natal or if you have an injury. This way we can tailor the class, so it is safest for your body – there are lots of easy ways to add variations and make the whole class accessible to everyone.

Hridaya Hatha Yoga

Hridaya hatha yoga is a form of classical hatha yoga practiced in a contemplative style. We often describe it as ‘meditation in motion’.

The practice is mostly performed with the eyes closed and we generally hold the āsanas for longer than other styles. This helps us to interiorise and connect with the more subtle aspects of our being.

The practice is slow and gentle and at the same time, deeply energising. We practice with a non-pushing attitude, striking a balance between effort and relaxation.

The Kalyan Yoga modules are inspired by the teachings of Sahajananda and Hridaya Yoga.

Level: Hridaya Hatha Yoga is for everyone! People of all ages, body shapes, sizes and ability are welcome. No prior experience necessary, you will be fully guided throughout the session.

If you are new to yoga, then check out some of our handy tips and hints.

Tara Yoga

“…it was such a beautiful space and so very inspiring. I can feel the ripple effect reflected in my meditation practice, which has definitely deepened over the last few days, while incorporating the techniques we learnt. I’m reaching levels of stillness which I haven’t experienced in years. I’m also really enjoying asking the question ‘who am I’ in my daily yoga practice, and exploring how much deeper I can go with it. It’s so lovely to find such accessible techniques…”


You’ll Learn:

  • The symbolic meaning and proper performance of more than 15 yoga techniques (asanaspranayama).
  • How to cultivate contentment, deeply relax, and open your heart.
  • Ramana Maharshi’s Self-Inquiry method (asking the question “Who am I?”) and the infinite power of the Spiritual Heart.
  • How to meditate in an asana and rest in the Present Moment.
  • Powerful practices for raising your energy, concentrating your mind, and centering in the Heart.
  • Subtle anatomy (chakras, universal energy, etc.) and how to perceive it.
  • About the branches of yoga, including Raja Yoga (Royal or Classical Yoga), Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of devotion), Jnana Yoga (Yoga of direct knowledge or wisdom), Tantra Yoga (Yoga of integrating consciousness and energy) and Karma Yoga (Yoga of conscious action).


18:15 – 18:30Intro. to yoga technique
18:30 – 20:00Hridaya hatha yoga practice
8:00 – 8:15Intro. to yoga technique
8:15 – 9:45Hridaya hatha yoga practice
9:45 – 10:15Meditation
10:15 – 11:00Lecture on yogic philosophy
Yoga Purification by fire

“Fuse the powers of the sacred heart with the energies of the body, and you can transform everything.”

-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


    WYoga TechniqueYoga Philosophy
    1Padahastasana: Standing Forward Bend & Warm-up ExercisesWhat is Yoga and Hridaya Yoga: Yoga of the Spiritual Heart
    2Surya Namaskara: Sun Saltutaions Hridaya Hatha Yoga
    3Talasana: Tree Pose & Shavasana: Corpse PoseThe Chakras
    4Complete Yogic Breathing & Sama-Vritti: Square PranayamaThe Polarity of Energy
    5Halasana: Plow Pose & Trikonasana: Triangle PoseThe Eight limbs of Yoga
    6Naukasana: Boat PoseYamas
    7Garudasana: Eagle Pose & Ardha Chandrasana: Half-moon PoseNiyamas
    8Sarvangasana: Shoulder StandAsana and Pranayama
    9Ardha Matsyendrasana: Spinal Twist Pose & Uddiyana Bandha: Abdominal SuctionPratyahara and Dharana
    10Shirshasana: HeadstandDhyana and Samadhi
    11Setu Bandhasana: Contracted Bridge Pose & Katichakrasana: Standing Spinal TwistBhakti Yoga and Jnana Yoga
    12Vajrasana: Thunderbolt PoseKarma Yoga and Tantra Yoga
    Yoga Gong

    “Through his calm and loving presence, Adam creates a space where one really feels at home and his classes mirror the depth he has reached in his own practice. Such a gift to be able to go on this journey inside with him. Sabina emanates so much love and motherly care in her classes and through this really makes it easy for her students to go deeper and fully let go, meeting the present moment in a loving embrace.”

    -Eva RM

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