heart wide open

*heart wide open* is a community project based in Wolfville Nova Scotia (and initiated by Heidi Kalyani) that explores ways of bringing both heartfulness and mindfulness into our everyday lives!

heartfulness – listening to and honouring our inner voice
mindfulness – being fully in the present moment with openness and curiosity

The intention of *heart wide open* is to cultivate, share and practice tools that help us create and live the lives we want!

At the core of all *heart wide open* practices is:

  • Living Mindfully (being present)
  • Expanding and Connecting (making room for and engaging with what is)
  • Taking Heartful Action (doing what matters)

Through our programs, we offer experiential practice of a variety of transformative tools such as mindfulness, community music-making, guided conversation, sitting in silence, and taking intentional action.

Join us once a week, once a month or for an occasional program!

There are lots of ways of connecting with *heart wide open*:
– join one of our weekly practices
– attend one of our monthly or occasional events
follow our blog to have inspiring articles and quotes delivered to your inbox
– subscribe to our podcast to feed and fuel your journey (coming soon!)
hire us to bring one of our programs to your group, organization or business

We look forward to meeting you at one of our events in the Wolfville Nova Scotia area, or connecting with you via this website, our Facebook page, or our Instagram account.

To stay connected, please join the email list.


Mindfulness gives you the inner space and quietness that allow you to look deeply, to find out who you are and what you want to do with your life.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

“When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it’s bottomless, that it doesn’t have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space.” — Pema Chödrön

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.” — Rumi