49-Day Pratyabhijna Retreat

An Individual Meditation Retreat in Solitude

A Long-Term Retreat with the Personal Guidance of Sahajananda

Do you have a profound spiritual aspiration? Are you yearning to do a long-term retreat? The Pratyabhijna Retreat is your invitation to take your meditation practice to a deeper level by spending 49 days in solitude.

You’ll begin in a group 10-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat led by our founder Sahajananda at our center in Mexico. You'll then move to a private room in a retreat center in the mountains about 3.5 hours away and spend 39 days dedicated to personal practice.

To make it easy for you to surrender to solitude, we take care of everything. We’ll transport you to and from the mountains, deliver lovingly prepared vegan meals to your door twice daily, and have a dedicated staff member available to help you with whatever needs arise.

What’s more, Sahajananda will continue to provide personal support, guiding you through the retreat by answering your written questions. He will help you overcome any obstacles that arise in meditation and break through your subconscious limitations and self-created boundaries. 

Whether you are a seasoned Hridaya practitioner or an adept of other traditions, if you have strong determination and an attitude of surrender to the Spiritual Heart, this long-term retreat is for you.

The retreat was pure grace. After taking more than twenty 10-day retreats, I felt that it was my first real retreat, as though I had tasted an appetizer twenty times and finally received the main course.
This intensive 49-day retreat has proven to be the most profound and highly transformative spiritual journey that I have consciously partaken in, in this lifetime. The preparatory teachings in the holistic Hridaya approach to spiritual development built a solid stage for countless revelations to dance in bliss and stillness. I believe anyone who feels a yearning to deepen their practice, should afford themselves the gift of this retreat. A continuity of practice over this seven-week duration has blossomed a depth and clarity unparalleled, its echoes seamlessly woven and integrated into fresh attitudes for experiencing life.
During the 49-day retreat I had time to find myself…Disconnected from technology and major distractions, there was nothing to stop me from delving into the question ‘Who am I?’ I now have a clear understanding of myself and my connection with the universe. I am approaching life with a sense of tranquility that has eluded me in the past. Thank you. I want to do it again!
There are no words to describe the 49 days, though gratitude comes close. Overwhelming gratitude for this opportunity to be silent, alone and in perfect peace…in perfect availability to the Heart. This retreat has had profound effects on all aspects of my life, and I sincerely wish that many more people will have this beautiful and rare opportunity to go deeply into the Self in such a supported and harmonious way.

You’ll Experience:

  • A 10-day group retreat
  • 39 days in solitude at a beautiful retreat center in the mountains
  • Individual support from Sahajananda
  • The subtle support of other participants in the retreat
  • The opportunity to take your meditation practice to a more profound level

During the Period of Solitude, the Recommended Practice Includes:

  • 8 hours of Hridaya Meditation
  • 1-2 hours of relaxed Hatha Yoga
  • 1 hour of pranayama

Application and Pricing

The program price for the 49-Day Retreat includes a course fee as well as accommodation and food for the 39 days at the retreat center in the mountains. It does not include food or accommodation during the first 10 days of the retreat, but these are available at the Hridaya Yoga Center. For 2022, the program price is $1,785 USD (regular) and $1,620 (low-income).

Apply Now

We offer the 49-Day Pratyabhijna Retreat once each year at our center in Mexico (usually late January to mid-March). If a retreat is upcoming, it will be listed below. If no date is listed, please check back later in the year—applications usually open in September.


Dates Retreat Apply Now


Please Note:

  • The dates listed above are from the first day of the retreat through the closing sharing on Day 50. There will be a mandatory orientation session held on the Wednesday before the retreat.
  • Completion of at least one 10-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat is a prerequisite for this long-term retreat.
  • We strongly recommend scheduling a minimum of one additional week preceding and following the retreat to settle in and reintegrate.
  • 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 our low-income discount.


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