Heidi Kalyani

Public Profile

I am a seeker of the more beautiful world my heart knows is possible, as well as an artist, musician, yogi, meditator, facilitator and guide.

I’m passionate about creating spaces and practices where we can hear our own hearts. Where we can be present for ourselves and others with openness, curiosity, flexibility and warmth. Where we are welcome just as we are — with all of our imperfections, challenges, old stories AND radiant joys and passions. And where we can nourish courage, compassion, connection and intention so we can take action to create the lives we want to live.

My journey on this path started when I was nine in the backseat of long moon-lit car rides, and on a wooden swing hanging from a backyard tree. My heart was longing for connection, beauty, tenderness and compassion. I wanted to be less affected by societal, cultural and familial conditioning, and the limits of other people’s comfort zones. I knew that as Pema Chödrön says, “Each day, we’re given many opportunities to open up or shut down,” and I wanted to immerse myself in tools and practices that would help me live with my *heart wide open*!

Over the years I have continued my studies and daily practice of mindfulness and wholehearted living, developed practices for holding space (for myself, others and the world around me), and guided multiple forms of solo and collective meditation experiences (sacred sound journeys, yoga nidra, kirtan, mantra, sitting meditation, creative writing, dance, drumming, gamelan, and contemplative sonic immersions). Currently, I specialize in sharing the practices of holding space, yoga nidra meditation and sacred sound journeys through my business *heart wide open*.

I live in a small house with lots of sunlight in rural Nova Scotia, Canada.