Senior Teachers

 

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Sahajananda

Sahajananda, the main founder of Hridaya Yoga, is a meditation and hatha yoga teacher with over 35 years of experience. His message conveys the non-dual tantric teachings. An engineer in electronics by education, Sahajananda started…

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Antoaneta Gotea

Antoaneta Maria Gotea was born in July 1972, in Bucharest, Romania. The memories from her early age about her father practicing complicated physical exercises (known in yoga as uddiyana bandha) and unusual breathing (pranayama) synergistically connected with her mother’s…

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Arnaud Philibert

Arnaud Philibert is a senior yoga and meditation teacher. As a child, he was passionate about history and spirituality. That led him to walk the Camino of Santiago in Spain and to explore ancient and…

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Claudiu Vaduva

Since 2005, Claud has dedicated his life entirely to spiritual matters. This came as a culmination of many intersecting circumstances and tributary interests that he had cultivated since childhood. In 2007, he met Sahajananada, and…

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Liviu Gheorghe

Liviu Gheorghe graduated from the Bucharest Polytechnic Institute, Department of Computers, in 1986. His first spiritual experiences related to the expansion of consciousness were at the age of 16 when he was studying Christian doctrine…

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Sebastian Teodor

Sebastian Teodor found the attraction to spirituality in middle school. In high school, expressing his desire to learn yoga, he studied any book in the field which appeared in Romania and at 16, he started to…

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Simona Trandafir

Simona Trandafir has been a spiritual teacher since 1985. During this time she has inspired and coordinated large groups of yogis. She is an experienced yoga teacher, as acknowledged by Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500). Even…

Hridaya Teachers

 

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Adrian Guillot

The thirst for Truth has been driving Adrian’s life since a very young age. After university, he began a relentless pursuit to understand reality through science, Buddhism, and a variety of mystical spiritual traditions. His…

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Aimee Norton-Taylor

Aimee first came to Hridaya to discover how to live from the Heart and if it was really possible to have a quiet and peaceful state of mind. Hridaya’s 10-day silent meditation retreat and Module…

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Alison Bond

When Alison first came to yoga for its health benefits in 2010, she had no idea that the profound spiritual path unfolding before her would become a deep calling. Upon finding Hridaya Yoga in 2012,…

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Bérengère

When she was 20 years old, Bérengère discovered and became passionate about Hatha Yoga. During extensive travels, she later found Vipassana meditation and deepened her quest with the practice of selfless service in various Vipassana…

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Blanca Amezcua

Blanca first discovered the Hridaya teachings in 2015, when she participated in a meditation retreat with Sahajananda. Ever since, she has been through a profound process of transformation that has awakened her longing for Truth…

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David Coleman

David’s spiritual journey began at a young age, with a deep intuition and longing for a connection to Truth. It was only when he came to Mazunte and first experienced the Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat…

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Déborah Blin

Déborah discovered yoga in 2014 while living in San Francisco and working at a little theatre company. She started her practice exploring different schools from Vinyasa to Iyengar, and then Integral Yoga, slowly opening the…

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Enrique Fedez

Enrique is an international meditation and yoga teacher, member of the Hridaya Yoga community, and founder of Casa Hridaya in Mexico City. He shares the teachings he has received from his teachers and his different…

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Estelle

Estelle found her way into spirituality through movement and dance. In dancing, she reached meditative states, but only years later recognized them as such. In 2015 she traveled to Guatemala, where she came into contact…

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Gesine Leicht

Gesine found in the teachings of Hridaya a well of personal transformation and a fountain of freedom. Being a practitioner of Hridaya Meditation and Yoga since 2012, a deep love and appreciation developed for the…

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Hadi Beyrouti

Hadi was born in Lebanon and grew up in Germany. He arrived at Hridaya Mexico in 2017 and has been living and teaching there since. Touched by the Heart, and inspired by Claud and Sahajananda,…

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Heather McFarland

Heather’s life-long fascination with the mystery of existence and innate dissatisfaction with conventional life led her to seek truth from a young age. She traveled widely, eventually encountering Hridaya Yoga. She fell in love with…

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Iris

My name is Iris. Everything I did in my life was to bring me closer to the truth, to love, to the perception of oneness. I am practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Sound Healing, Pre-and Perinatal-Birth…

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Jessica Bornhäuser

“Deepening on the path of Love and the Heart, waking up to presence, serving for the benefit of all”– Jessica describes her inspiration to serve at Hridaya. With a background in psychology and an education…

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Jürgen Reder

Jürgen felt a yearning early on in life for spiritual teachings and a pull for the East, which first started when he was 17 with reading Herman Hesse’s novel Siddhartha, prompting a journey to Asia.…

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Kyle Brooks

Kyle’s spiritual seeking and aspiration to find a deeper Truth began when he was just a 15-year-old boy studying Buddhism in England. After traveling to Peru in 2013 to work with plant medicines, he met…

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Luna Cabasés Corral

Originally from Spain, Luna has been sharing the Hridaya teachings informally since she first discovered them in 2012. A profound fascination with the non-dual teachings and a burning longing to directly experience their truth led her…

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Paulina Gostomski

Paulina’s curiosity towards yoga started as a physical exercise around 2003. However, everything shifted when she did her first 10-day silent retreat in 2011. Since then yoga, in all its facets, is at the very…

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Phoebe Rose Douglas

It was only a matter of time before the Hridaya teachings beckoned Phoebe, a passionate lover of life, from Australia. She joined us in Mexico in 2014 and returned in 2015, when a 3-Day Hridaya…

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Tasha Friedman

Tasha has been part of the Hridaya family since 2015, when she participated in her first retreat in Mazunte and fell in love with the path of the Heart. Born in Massachusetts, she was living…

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Valentina Cannavò

At a young age, Valentina was fortunate enough to travel. It was during these travels that she first encountered meditation at a Vipassana retreat. She immediately felt an urge to explore this deeper dimension of…

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Xavier Lequarré

Originally from Belgium, Xavier is a seasoned traveler who is passionate about exploring other cultures, lifestyles, and traditions. In 2006, he became almost blind, which was a turning point in his life, forcing him to…

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Ximena Pérez Grovas Álvarez

From the first moment the teachings of the Heart touched Ximena’s life, she knew there was no way back. Born and raised in Mexico City, Ximena first came to Hridaya in 2016, where she found…