Hridaya Yoga Newsletter

July 2018

Open to the Door to Solitude

Often, the spiritual path starts in solitude and ends in Oneness.

To taste the sweetness of solitude you need a heart open to mystery. Perfect solitude dissolves any idea of “other” and can be only revealed in non-duality. Loneliness is the pain of missing another, solitude is a love story with God. What initially seemed just an inward withdrawal is shown to be an annihilation of any separation between the inner and outer domains.

Meditation retreats are a form of solitude—we seclude ourselves when we feel an intense longing for the Heart.

Solitude is not passive. To follow it, we feel the necessity for discipline, sobriety, and authentic dedication.

Solitude is a conscious abandonment into the unlimited unknown “land” of our inner universe. In the beginning, solitude can feel frightening because we leave what is known and open to the sacred infinity that dwells within us. But, eventually, any sense of separation dissolves into Oneness, which is the very coronation of solitude.

We can open the door to solitude at any moment. There are no limits, rules, or forms that tell us we are allowed to begin this intimate journey. All that is required is the courage to fall in love with Who We Really Are.


50% Summer Discount

Summer is a beautiful time in Mazunte, and to encourage you to visit we are offering a special discount: Come for a yoga module or silent meditation retreat between now and the end of August and receive 50% off all course fees. Simply enter the discount code Summer2018 when registering and you’ll be on your way to enjoying a holiday in the Heart. Join us and give yourself the gift of opening to the truth of the non-dual teachings while immersed in a vibrant community featuring extracurricular activities like ecstatic dance, devotional singing, Spanish-language exchanges, tree planting, and transfiguration rituals.

Hridaya France Is Open!

After many challenging moments, construction delays, and technical difficulties, our long-dreamed-of center in France is finally open and Sahaja is guiding our first group of students through a 10-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat there right now. Our new European home was founded on a deep trust in and surrender to the Heart, and with the vision of making meditation retreats, yoga courses, and workshops accessible to all. We can’t wait for you to visit! Come practice in our peaceful halls, enjoy healthy vegetarian meals, wander in the majestic forest, meditate, and connect with your True Nature. See you soon in Longeval!

Embody Your Divine Feminine

Are you are a woman yearning to embrace your innate feminine power? Then don’t miss Antoaneta’s Embody Your Divine Feminine workshop from September 7-9. This 3-day tantric workshop is an invitation for you to cultivate creative energy, love, and sacredness while releasing suffering and trauma. Join us and reveal the true jewel that you are.

49-Day Retreat Video

If you’ve been to a sharing session after the annual 49-Day Pratyabhijna Retreat, you have felt its power. This March, another group emerged from solitude transformed, and the community sat in wonder as participants spoke from their hearts about the experience. We are delighted to give you a glimpse of their sharing in this heartfelt and touching video.

Feel the Joy of Service

An aspect of our community that never goes unnoticed is the glowing group of people who lovingly take care of all aspects of our operations—our dear Karma Yogis. Whether practicing selfless service in a paid position or as part of our Karma Yoga Program, they offer inspiration for transcending personal limitations and acting with awareness. If you feel called to serve in Mexico, there are positions available on the marketing, registration, accommodation, and kitchen teams. If you are excited to support our new home in France, read more on our website and apply here.

International Events

Longing to connect with the teachings but unable to visit us in Mexico or France? Luckily, our wonderful Hridaya teachers are enthusiastically sharing around the world and warmly invite you into their communities. You can attend retreats in Guatemala, Peru, and New Zealand, go deeper in your meditation practice by joining multi-week programs in Australia and New Zealand, or experience the bliss of group practice at ongoing drop-in classes in Mexico, Romania, Peru, and Austria. Check out our International Events page and book your place now. Meet you on the mat!