Yoga and Meditation Discovery Weekend

Spend a Weekend in the Heart

Get a Taste of Hridaya Yoga

For a first taste of the Hridaya Yoga teachings, look no further than this meditation and yoga weekend retreat. Ideal for beginners and advanced practitioners alike, this program provides a firm foundation for your practice. It is an immersive, fascinating journey covering the essential aspects of meditation and yoga.

During the weekend, you’ll experience Hridaya Hatha Yoga. Our contemplative approach not only stretches your body and relaxes your mind but leads you to an understanding of subtle energies.

We explain how each posture activates a corresponding chakra (energy center) and teach you how to open to universal energies and to connect with the core of your being, the Heart

You’ll also learn Hridaya Meditation. This method is based on Self-Inquiry, the practice of asking “Who am I?” and being attentive to what arises. This question points you to your essence and allows you to contemplate sensations, emotions, and thoughts from a space of equanimity and detachment. In that space, you’ll find freedom.

As you’ll want to infuse your life with this wisdom, we’ll share tips for living with an Open Heart, a way to stay connected to your innermost Self. Rounding out your meditation and yoga weekend retreat experience, you’ll get to enjoy being in a welcoming spiritual community that models purity of intention, integrity, and Love.

We offer meditation and yoga weekend retreats in French at our center in France and Spanish at our center in Mexico.

The general atmosphere was very welcoming, without judgment. It is clearly a discovery to be made!
The whole weekend was for me a magnificent discovery, a real bubble of oxygen in a tormented life. Very beautiful sessions, a beautiful sharing, a peace and serenity found. My stay was very enriching. I discovered another way of life in accordance with our nature. Perfect for reconnecting with yourself!
Even a single weekend could change your life!
The meditative practice of asanas really touched me. It seemed to me to be what I was looking for. The seated meditation that follows is made more sensitive and alive. The Friday night singing allowed me to enter the weekend with more joy and energy. It was a great start. The center, the practices, and the setting allowed me to find a really deep inner silence.
Being led by high quality teachers allowed me to feel at ease. Deep calm, but also joy, reigns at Hridaya. It feels great!
All the practices were inspiring and I still feel a great inner calm even after several days. Our teacher was extraordinarily generous, gentle, and kind.
It’s a place to recharge your batteries... I highly recommend this place and will stay here again.
A good balance between practical and theoretical lessons. What the teachers shared was absolutely remarkable. I am very impressed with their knowledge, both technical and theoretical, as well as their ability to transmit. What happiness! Thank you so much. The setting is superb, the group dynamics excellent. I was spoiled...
The teachers were soft, attentive, caring, and ready to share their experience. They created a bond between people and did not ‘frustrate’ beginners.
The place is cool and the people who bring it to life breathe good humor and tranquility!

You’ll Learn:

  • Fundamental topics in yoga, including chakras, polarity, purification practices, and relaxation
  • An introduction to different approaches to meditation
  • The practice of contemplative Hatha Yoga



Each Yoga and Meditation Discovery Weekend Features:

  • Hridaya Meditation sessions
  • Hridaya Hatha Yoga classes led by experienced teachers

  • Inspiring lectures on key elements of meditation and yoga
  • The opportunity to ask questions and get support for your practice


In French
Day 1: Friday
18:00-18:30 Tour of Château
18:30-19:15 Dinner
19:15-20:15 Orientation Session
Day 2: Saturday
7:00-8:00 Meditation (optional)
8:00-8:45 Breakfast
9:00-13:00 Teachings and Practice
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Break
15:30-18:30 Teachings and Practice
18:30-19:30 Dinner
20:45-23:00 Bhajans (devotional singing, optional)
Day 3: Sunday
7:00-8:00 Meditation
8:00-8:45 Breakfast
9:00-13:00 Teachings and Practice
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Break
15:00-17:00 Teachings and Practice
17:00-17:30 Sharing
17:30-19:00 Departure
In Spanish
Day 1: Friday
5:00-7:00 pm Introductory Talk
Day 2: Saturday
7:00-8:00 am Meditation
8:15-11:00 am Lecture and Hatha Yoga practice
11:00 am-3:00 pm Break
3:00-5:00 pm Lecture and Hatha Yoga practice
5:15-7:00 pm Lecture and meditation practice
8:30-10:00 pm Bhajans (devotional singing, optional)
Day 3: Sunday
7:00-8:00 am Meditation
8:15-11:00 am Lecture and Hatha Yoga practice
11:00 am-3:00 pm Break
3:00-5:00 pm Lecture and Hatha Yoga practice
5:15-7:00 pm Final Sharing

Schedule subject to change.

Pricing and Registration

The Yoga and Meditation Discovery Weekend is offered in French at Château de Longeval, our castle nestled in the beautiful Beaujolais countryside.


Click “Tarifs et inscription” for pricing information and to reserve a spot in this course.

May 19 – 21, 2023Week-end découverte du Yoga et de la méditationEstelle Vincent and Mehdi DumondelTarifs et inscription
June 30 – July 2, 2023Week-end découverte du Yoga et de la méditationLouis Pasquer and Vanessa NagerskiTarifs et inscription
September 22 -24, 2023Week-end découverte du Yoga et de la méditationXavier LequarréTarifs et inscription
November 3 – 5, 2023Week-end découverte du Yoga et de la méditationTarifs et inscription


Please Note:

  • Check-in is available from 14:00 on arrival day.
  • Please read our Payment, Refund, and Amendment Guidelines before booking.
  • Hridaya Yoga is a non-profit organization. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to practice, which is why we keep our prices low. If the rates still exceed your budget, you are welcome to apply for a scholarship. We will happily consider your request and try to find a way to support you.


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