Isha Yoga Advanced Programs include Bhava Spandana Program, Shoonya Intensive, and Samyama, which allow an individual to experience life beyond the limitations of the body and mind.
BSP made me believe that we can really find heaven on earth. I used to look at the things I don't have and forget about the things that life gave me. Now I am grateful for every moment, every person and everything I have in my life. I feel so much love now, sometimes my heart can't take it... Peace and Love.
In so many ways Bhava Spandana was the turning point for my life. It’s quite unbelievable the kind of energy situation, peace, stillness, vibrance and joy I felt within myself. I never knew something so huge existed within me, how it could remain hidden for so long. For the first time I bowed down to another human being with all my heart – and that changed the quality of my life in a huge way.
I must say it's been the most exhilarating experience. I look back over the years at the life I have lived, and I realize that I have been so blind, so unaware. Life was nothing, life was a shoonya (emptiness) – and now Shoonya for me, will be life
In the Shoonya meditation, you just go so deep within yourself – you would never realize this could happen to you. You are silent, doing absolutely nothing, yet when you come out you feel so in charge of yourself. It is an unimaginable energy. I have been an asthma patient all my life. But the kriyas are just amazing with my regular colds, coughs and sinusitis
I am a Roman Catholic and very religious. Just two days before the program, my husband told me, “Metilda, I have a very special gift for this years’ wedding anniversary.” He told me about the program, but I did not want to come because my children are quite young and I did not want to leave them alone. But then I did not want to be away from my husband on our anniversary, so I left the children with my mother and came anyway. Now, after this program, I feel Victor has given me so many wedding gifts over the years, but this is one of the best!
It's really hard to put into words. It was the most beautiful and the most agonizing experience in my life! And I'd do it again in a second. I can't describe what overcame me and my mind keeps telling me that I imagined it, but then I realized that there's no way that my body and mind would actually do that. I wrote a poem about my experience. It's called Dragon of Divine:
Oh, fiery dragon with flames inside
Torch my soul, scorch my breath
Burn my body, ash my mind, destroy with delight
What agony! What ecstasy!
For you Sadhguru breathe of divine dragon
This has been the most significant thing that I've done – ever! This has been an incredible opportunity, an opportunity you can only dream about
All these days, I only read about peace or saw people talking about peace. But I actually felt peace only here. I experienced love blossoming inside me. During this program, I was able to experience total awareness
I went into the Bhava Spandana Program with no idea of what lay ahead and no expectations of the things I’d take away, but the depth and scale of the weekend I had will remain with me forever. To transcend my normal life, see this world with different eyes and be released from so many of my past anxieties was an unimaginable experience.
Learning the Guru Pooja has been an awakening experience for me. Never before have I felt so peaceful singing anything. It is truly an immense blessing to have had the opportunity to learn it.
"It’s really hard to put into words, it’s truly an amazing experience. Sadhguru said that we have the opportunity to touch the source of creation and I don’t really have better words for it than that."
“Samyama for me made me look much deeper in so many aspects. Every breath I inhale and exhale is just a love affair between this being and the whole existence. It is a wonderful experience to know you’re a part of everything. This opportunity should be created for every possible human being in the earth.”
When I do the Guru Pooja, something within me becomes very fluid and pleasant.And this quality lingers within me throughout the day.Be it my yoga practices or any activity that I do, everything becomes so sweet,deep and nourishing for my growth as a human being.