It was a truly nourishing experience on so many levels and since returning my meditation practice and overall sense of self has been taken to a whole new level. I really hadn’t thought it was possible to know more or feel more, but the Douro week proved me so wrong. To spend a week with like-minded people, in a beautiful location, to share delicious food, to laugh and cry, to engage in soulful practice and learn from an inspiring teacher is a delight. I think the experience itself showed me what real love feels like. Thank you Hema!
Leader in FinTech, retreat and program attendee
Hema’s workshops are so incredibly profound that the effects carry forward in the weeks and months afterward if you follow her instruction. She has an amazing ability to see straight to the heart of each situation and that clarity helps you move forward from old patterns that are holding you back. For me, I look forward to her next workshop before the first one is even finished. I can’t wait for the next set of revelations she is going to impart. She is a unique being we are blessed to know in this lifetime. Second to none.
Animal Communicator, multiple program attendee
I’ve been to Hema’s retreat in India, three weekend retreats in Ireland and I use her as a mentor. As is the case for many others, I have found her advice and insights to be life changing. Her retreats are wonderful - always in beautiful settings with a well curated mix of yoga, meditation, talks from Hema and very special Ayurvedic treatments. In my personal sessions with her, I value the way she uses a mix of psychic ability, therapy and hypnotherapy to wonderful effect. She homes in on patterns holding me back and offers direct insight in how to move on from them. She is a beautiful, authentic, caring and talented speaker, teacher and mentor and I have no hesitation in recommending her.
Former Director at Amazon UK, Kerala retreat and multiple Ireland program attendee
Prior to the retreat I had been under a lot of stress, but within two days I felt a huge lift in my spirits and felt pure joy and love during and after the kundalini and meditation. The energy of India and ‘Hema’ creates a beautiful space to open yourself up, to let go, work through issues and develop clarity. Hema’s awareness and wisdom is very deep, she shares and explains in a way that it is easy to understand and so you can use this new knowledge in your everyday life. Every experience opens something new and hugely inspirational.
Creative Director at Jane Taylor London, multiple retreat attendee
My sessions with Hema have been an eye opener, but most of all a heart opener. After my first session, I knew I was about to embark on a true journey of emotional, spiritual and personal growth. The thought of it was challenging at first, but I knew I was ready to engage with life on another level. Change requires courage. Along the journey, I started to understand that courage wasn’t that frightening after all…it was just a ride made of love and compassion, for others but also for myself. Hema embraced my fears, anger and upsets with kindness, until I, myself, began not to push back any longer. I learned to swim in oceans of emotional storms, and I learned to float in the midst of peaceful lakes. Throughout the years, I’ve learned to trust myself and to trust my gut feelings again. Empowered and re-energized, each session with Hema made me step out of reactive cycles and melodramatic cyclones. I’m now running, jogging and walking peacefully on a path of purpose. My sessions with Hema have put me in touch with my higher purpose. Our encounters never cease to bring more and more clarity to how I see life, our conversations shine light on all aspects of my life. Her wisdom has empowered me in so many ways...I feel blessed to have met such a wonderful being, and to be still, continuously, supported by her heart and her wisdom.
Performer and Public Speaker, multiple program attendee
I accompanied my friend to Hema’s retreat in India – she has known, and has benefited from, Hema’s wisdom for years. I was looking forward to the Kundalini yoga and massage! I didn’t even realise there was a theme until after I had booked. Needless to say Hema’s teachings were the highlight and I have continued to see Hema on my return. Hema doesn’t try to change who you are, her aim is to make you understand why you have done certain things in your life, and to help you break the pattern and realise your dreams and potential. You might think you know yourself, but you soon realise that despite only just meeting, Hema knows you better. There may be tears along the way, but Hema has the kindest heart and her focus is always to make the world a better, brighter place for you.
Senior Events Professional and multiple program attendee
“A True Retreat”. Words won’t be able to do it a justice, but I will try my best. I signed up for a week long “Through the Fire” meditation retreat with Hema, as recommended by my good friend. I was hoping to improve my yoga and meditation skills. However I left the retreat with so so much more. It was an amazing trip from start to finish. From the moment I walked in the door I literally felt all my worries float away. I knew then I was going to enjoy my stay but it was so much more than I could have imagine. Everyone was just so welcoming and I felt like I knew them all for years. I felt so relaxed. I have never felt so good – more energy and that great feeling that I can take on anything is back! Everything was just perfect. I learned how to meditate properly and specifically for my own needs. I feel grounded and rejuvenated and have been inspired to continue my practice regularly back home. Not only was the course both fun and challenging but Hema’s direct feedback for improving my skills was invaluable. She has an amazing calm and logical method of teaching that truly connected and inspired me. I cannot speak highly enough of this experience. So regardless if you are new to yoga or are looking to deepen your practice, I highly recommend a retreat with Hema. I am also planning to attend another retreat next year! Thank you very much Hema, for what was a wonderful first yoga retreat for me.
Leader in Tech, retreat attendee
I've been on every single retreat of Hema's except for one in 14 years. The tone this sets for my year is just incredible. Every leader I've worked for during that time has supported me taking the time to go and understand how it's a non-negotiable. They see the incredible shifts that happen afterwards in the business (and my personal shifts are more than I can share in words, deeply healing and inspirational). I've also been so moved by what I see take place for attendees that I now work with Hema full time to bring these profound and joyful experiences to more people. Kerala has become a home away from home for me, it is a heaven on earth. I look forward to welcoming you alongside Hema.
Chief of Staff at Hema Vyas, former leader at Visa Inc and Guardian News & Media