This Yoga life is crazy and wonderful. I am a Yoga teacher with seemingly unlimited magnificent visions and ambitious dreams. I used to own and run a Yoga Studio in Massachusetts, called Frog Lotus Yoga. Although I left the studio six years ago, it still running successfully after twelve years, which makes me really happy, since it was a dream that flourished.
After giving up the studio, I started roving madly around the planet, a true Yoga gypsy, leading Yoga Teacher Training Programs in all the most desirable locations; Thailand; Bali; Costa Rica; Mexico; India; Guatemala; Italy; Portugal and Spain. Yes, I have been blessed to be able to spend time in beautiful retreat centres all over the planet! I have long been into Abraham Hicks, The Secret, Tony Robbins and the potential of seriously manifesting my dreams. One unanticipated side effect is that I got to know how Yoga retreat centres tick, and what makes them good, or not.
The day came when I started dreaming of the possibility of perfection. I got it into my head that I am here to create the perfect Yoga Haven. It’s my calling (my Svadharma!) My trainings had grown to fifty participants and a wonderful team of anatomy teachers and assistants, and I no longer could find a suitable and sizeable location in Europe. So I decided to create it myself, with a little help from my friends.
Fast forward three years, and I find myself running a breath-taking Yoga Retreat in Southern Spain and holding most of my Yoga Teachers Trainings here. It’s a Yoga heaven on earth and I am ongoingly busy perfecting the vision. Because there is continually more to create and manifest, I have always envisioned a magnificent Yoga Space, a geodesic dome designed to look like a Tibetan stupa, a spiritual meeting place devoted to the practice of yoga, meditation, dance, and a place where all our welcome. An immense Yoga Temple.
This is a very important element of my Yoga Paradise.
For the sake of karma yoga and contributing back to this generous life, an aspect of my dream is to enable underprivileged young adults to come here for free, to our retreat centre, to learn about yoga, meditation, healthy eating and to share the deep peace and contentment that emanates from this place. I recently met a lovely lady, who came on a retreat here, who works with youths at risk in the UK, and we are now working together to make these retreats happen. Everyone should have the chance to experience this yoga love! We will be holding our first free retreat in December.
The other part of the dream of course is to have this incredible space for my trainings, for concerts, for dance, for yoga festivals, to share with other yoga teachers and groups and for things I haven’t even imagined yet.
We are calling this space, the Be One Om Yoga Dome! We plan for it to exist in real-time, in all its glory, by the end of August!
In order to finance the building of this wonderful Geodisic Dome we have set up an Indigogo crowd-funding Project, which goes live on June first.
We have just initiated a 50-Day sponsored Yoga Challenge where Yogis from all over the world can join us to raise funds for our fantastic project. There are fabulous perks for raising funds or donating to our project, including my new 6 DVD box-set of intermediate Vinyasa Flow Yoga, and stays at Suryalila, our magnificent Retreat Centre in Southern Spain.
You can sign up for our 50-Day sponsored Challenge on our FB page: http://www.facebook.com/SuryalilaOmDome
Or email us at: OmDomeYogaProject@gmail.com
And when we go live on June first if you are so inclined you can donate here:
Vidya Heisel has been studying, teaching and practicing yoga for forty years now and is the Founder of Frog Lotus Yoga International and of Suryalila Retreat Centre.