Ava Irani found the Buddhist teachings at the age of 22 and later developed a deep relationship with the Hridaya teachings. After completing the Hridaya Teacher Training Course in 2013, she settled in Fremantle, Australia. In 2015, she and fellow Hridaya teacher Lani Noble founded Spanda School. They have been sharing the non-dual teachings ever since.
What ongoing courses and activities do you offer?
Spanda School offers Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Cacao Yoga as well as workshops on breathwork, the art of dying, and the chakra system. We also branch out to provide pain management groups and Heart-centered kindergarten programs in the local community. We also offer cornerstone silent retreat programs of 1, 4, and 7 days in the coastal town of Margaret River.
What stands out the most about your branch?
We strive to be more than a “yoga studio” and present ourselves as a center for consciousness and a community of opportunity.
There is an emphasis on the esotericism and metaphysics of alchemy, yoga, Sufism, Advaita, Tantra, and Buddhism while incorporating modern, functional styles of movement, meditation, and yoga as well as traditional healing modalities with a modern and scientific twist.
The priority is the liberation of human consciousness from the finite, back to its infinite nature, and the outcome is joy, health, and wealth.
The ripples of this incredible inquiry and community space not only heal and invigorate its members, but as the transformation and blossoming happen on a personal level, the human collective is influenced.
What does the future hold for Spanda School?
We are developing “The Little School of Yoga,” a Heart-centred program for children that we consider very important to our future as a center as well as the future of our community. There will also be another 7-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat and many 4-day retreats coming in 2018.