The Kamala Center was founded in 1995 by Liviu Gheorghe and Simona Trandafir. Lectures on spirituality, natural therapies, parapsychology seminars, the first exhibition of yoga and astrology in Romania, the first herbal stores in Brasov, and assistance and advice in the these domains were organized by the Kamala Center from the very beginning. There was constant activity to promote and support the practice of yoga and spirituality.
In 1995, the Kamala Publishing House was also born, and many valuable books about spirituality, natural therapy and personal development were printed. After almost 20 years, we continue to practice and communicate with all who are interested in spirituality and transformation and who, in turn, seek to discover the wonder and sacredness of being.
In 2007, Kamala became Kamala Yoga and Meditation Center and its co-founders are Liviu Gheorghe, Simona Trandafir, Sahajananda, Sebastian Teodor, and Veronica Cernat. After the Romanian Revolution of 1989, we met and we all became friends. Even then, we had the same beliefs and spiritual aspirations. We thought deeply and wanted to show others that it is possible to live life in a wonderful way, enjoying all that it provides. We knew we could be more, that we could improve and transform body, mind, and spirit to gain a feeling of daily miracles. We realized that without God, nothing is possible. We knew that yoga practice profoundly and authentic transforms people and this was an essential prerequisite to unite our aspirations, to fulfill our dreams, and to help others discover the beauty and the wonder of their existence.
Hridaya Yoga has been the fundamental practice at the Kamala Center since 2007. In 2007, we organized the first-ever Hridaya Meditation Retreat with Sahajananda. Since then, we have held twice-yearly 10-day Hridaya Meditation Retreats with Sahajananda and other retreats during the year with the other teachers from Kamala.
Currently, the Kamala Center offers the following activities:
- Hridaya Yoga classes and lectures for beginners and advanced yogis
- Classes for initiations in parapsychology
- Classes of meditation practice
- Lectures about spiritual themes
- Training and advice on harmonizing male and female energies
- Advice on these areas: spirituality, natural therapies, astrology, yoga, and parapsychology
- Publishing books in these same areas
- Yoga classes for seniors
- Yoga and meditation for feminine harmony
- Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreats
- HTTC 200 – Hridaya Meditation and Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course in Romanian
At the Kamala Yoga and Meditation Center, the activities are made in the spirit of Hridaya Yoga. By this, we aspire to live in the heart, the Supreme Reality, in God (but God felt beyond all religious concepts and definitions). In this way, we achieve oneness with all Life. Our vision is based on the philosophy of Advaita, the essential unity of all existence. We start from the premise that everything in the universe is an embodiment of the Supreme. Consciousness is revealed in each of us as Atman, the Spiritual Heart, the source of freedom, spontaneity, and our deepest happiness. Hridaya Yoga is our fundamental practice and it is based on traditional principles and spiritual visions. The methods used are mainly: Hridaya meditation, concentration techniques, calming the mind, and hatha yoga.
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