“As you go into higher levels of meditation, you come to a state of Spanda – intense, unmanifest energy – before you literally recreate yourself.”
The architecturally distinctive Spanda Hall and garden, a meditation hall and program facility is the venue for residential Isha Yoga programs and celebrations. The dominating feature of this space is the exquisite wall mural painting, depicting the life of the first yogi, Shiva. Measuring 140 ft x 12 ft, this masterpiece of art is the largest of its kind in the world. The style of painting, a dying art from the temple town of Guruvayur in the state of Kerala, uses only vegetable dyes and earth extracts.
“The word ‘Spanda’ means primal or primordial. The nature of the hall is such that we essentially made it for programs like Bhava Spandana. It is like a melting pot. Bhava Spandana programs happen extremely easily in the Spanda Hall because of the nature of that consecration. It is built in a certain alignment with the Dhyanalinga and Linga Bhairavi, which has a certain kind of impact and alignment.”
“Each program has been different and wonderful in its own way. This specific program has taught me a lot about doing something for others. I see the volunteers and we’ve had no problem what so ever. If we even had the slightest hesitation, you just had to approach them and tell them and they would get a solution for you just like that. Simple things like people coming to make your room when you were away on a program or in the Spanda Hall. To even doing the flower arrangement different everyday. We had a small bowl in our room with different flower arrangement every day. That shows the specification that a volunteer does. The food, the care, everything was so well arranged. It was all spick and span and I know for a fact that Sadhguru is behind all these things and he’s the one who’s the mastermind behind laying out the program for everyone.”