Life Changing Magic

What Students Are Saying

Magic, Healing & Heartfelt Inspiration

The teachers! They have the biggest hearts and I was continuously so impressed with their knowledge and ability to make the learning process so fun and creative. I loved dancing and laughing with them and the other students. We all experienced this training in different ways but it was truly magical and held in Pranamar which was a tropical jungle location, making studying by the beach or by the pool much smoother than imagining I’d taken a course in the city.

My body was completely transformed in the space of 3 weeks, thanks to the discipline of daily routine and eating such nourishing meals. Show More

I feel like I am able to hold space and have a new sense of confidence in front of others. The teachers have uncovered my voice and I’m no longer mouthing morning chants at my local studio, but embracing my singing voice!

Kadri has such a magnetic aura. A truly inspiring teacher, he was able to hold space for everyone and make us feel so safe and loved. He made me feel empowered and I’m thankful for the real life stories he shared with us all.

Nancy… a goddess yogini, a teacher who I aspire to be. Such a loving soul and a big heart, makes everyone feel special. I would look forward to her classes every morning because the sequencing would be different and felt challenging but I love getting a sweat on and strengthening my body during practice.

Laurie… The dancing queen! Such an infectious smile and always felt fully supported by her presence.

– Hana Tagashira


I'm filled with inspiration and a great sense of release....The magic and healing you poured over and in me was greatly appreciated and still felt. It is rare to be met exactly where one is at. I see in you a beautiful being with an amazing heart that is not afraid to give. Thank you for your generosity.

– Tanja


Aside from the breathtaking scenery and environment around us, the teachers' so openly sharing their knowledge, personal experiences, and vulnerabilities really made this a standout program and experience. They were incredibly impactful and inspiring. Their openness and availability for each and every student gave us all a sense of being heard, seen, and honored. The tone they set made this program into what it was.  Show More

I began really loving myself for maybe the first time ever in my life.

Yoga - Invigorating, methodical, detailed, well-paced, inspiring. We never had two yoga class that looked or felt even remotely the same. Best yoga classes I have ever taken.

Meditation - Calm, concise, consistent, enlightening, accessible. Best meditation practice I have been led through. Was so clear and made so accessible that allowed students to really understand the guided meditations and adopt them independently from a leader.

Oh one other thing, I liked how teachers cussed (ha!) and were so open with us about their process still being in development. Basically, what I'm getting at is that they acted in a REAL way with us, as equals, rather than using their knowledge of the yoga/meditation/spirituality/philosophy/etc as grounds to act  above us or better than us. I can't stress enough how much this let us "in" as students in a way that empowered us to think of ourselves as teachers as well.

One. Hundred. Percent. Greater understanding (me) = full on love for myself. YOU GUYS GOT ME HERE! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. Can never say it enough, but I am so eternally grateful. Thank you Luminous Heart Team and so much love!!!


– Christian Paxton

You have no idea how much you have changed my life in just these few days I've known you! You helped me find a fire inside me I never knew I had! Thank you for being you, I'm so grateful to have crossed paths with you!!

Go Inside & Be Present With Heart


I think I don't have a highlight. I honestly loved the whole emotional and physical roller coaster during the YTT. It felt like living in a magical space where I could simply just be myself. Okay probably the manifestation workshop was one of my highlights because it really helps me to be super clear about what I want, to be positive and to be more patient and I could not believe it but it absolutely works!!!

My first handstand thank you Kadri!!!! I try not to get super addicted to it but it is just so much fun and it really helps me to switch off my thoughts and to be present. I also feel that I am now more focused on what I want to do and not to do.

And of course I'm super happy that I improved my asanas and my pranayama techniques! Can't wait to start the 300hr YTT with you guys!

– Hanna Klug


Kadri and Nancy both do a great job of meeting each student where they are on their path and tailoring their teaching to bring each student to their greatest potential. I felt like I got lots of personal  Show More

love and care and knowledge passed on to me from Nancy and Kadri during my YTT, even though we were a large group of 21 women!

Pranamar is such a beautiful and tranquil space that encourages deep introspection and personal growth. The food was healthy and delicious, showcasing fresh local ingredients. The beach is magical and the spa services rock! I felt so pampered during my stay. It was all the best aspects of staying at a resort without the crowds or overt commercialization that usually go hand in hand.

My asana practice and body awareness has grown by leaps and bounds since my training. I feel more confident in my pranayama, mantra and meditation practices which help me in every aspect of my life both on and off my mat. The lessons I learned from Nancy and Kadri are useful to me every day.

I feel like I came to the teacher training at Pranamar in the early steps on my path as a yogini, and I am overwhelmed with gratitude that I had Nancy and Kadri to guide me in those formative days.

Luminous Heart is the perfect name for a teacher training led by Nancy and Kadri. Those two words describe how I felt during my time at Pranamar. I never wanted to leave that little slice of heaven in the jungle of Costa Rica.



For me, the retreat allowed me to go inside myself in a way that i never have before and my inner energetic body, my physical body, and my heart have changed forever in the most beautiful way. I feel like I have  Show More

taken a necessary step in my souls evolutionary process.  I was able to live the experience so present in my heart in every moment. It really was a life changing experience-- huge shift happening.  The day after the retreat I felt every part of the experience moving into my body, my bones, my spirit. Never felt anything as intense as this!! Pure beauty.  The day after that, when I left I felt super raw and vulnerable.  A layer has been dissolved. It's fucking wonderful.  It was absolutely necessary for me to stay the extra days that I did to let everything settle in.  I will never plan to leave an event like that the next day.  I think it would've been an energetic disaster.  As it was I almost got into a fist fight with TSA. Anyway, I am home now and still riding this most epic wave of joy.  Deepest bow of love for both of you most beautiful humans.  I feel honored to know you and call you my teachers and my friends.

– Kathleen

I was the one crying on your knee in the rainbow dome. This message has been a long time coming. That day Has changed my life in a self transformational amazing way and I want to  Show More

thank you for the part you played in this. Your openness and vulnerability allowed me to crack open and release a wall that I had around me. I believed this wall was protecting me from hurt but it was really blocking the love coming both in and out. Since that day my eyes have been opened to some amazing understanding and I have done work to keep open but so many good things have happened. Whenever I see your posts or face in a picture it makes my heart smile with gratitude and love. I want you know the incredible impact you had and still have on my life. You have magic in you smile, of that I am sure. Thank you and I hope you are surround by all the wonderful things.

– Tori

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