Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreats

Mental Health Disclaimer

Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreats are primarily addressed to spiritual aspirants looking for inner harmony, peace, love, Self-knowledge, and openness of the Heart in a supportive yet intensive environment focused on Self-Inquiry. Our retreats are most beneficial for those currently in a stable emotional and psychological state who want to learn to meditate, know themselves at a more profound level, or deepen their meditation practice and Self-awareness. The spiritual attitudes recommended in the yogic tradition emphasize witnessing and detaching from all psycho-mental challenges. However, they are not meant to diagnose, treat, or manage any mental health conditions.

Mental Health Awareness

We encourage those currently experiencing or who have a history of severe mental health conditions to honestly evaluate their current mental and emotional well-being before joining our retreats. Our programs are intense and introspective, which may not be suitable for everyone at all times.

Hridaya Retreat Leaders and Coordinators are trained to guide participants’ meditation and spiritual practice. Nevertheless, their support does not extend to individual mental health care; they are not mental health professionals. Our staff is not equipped to provide emergency psychological services or support for acute mental health conditions.

Please note that Hridaya Retreats are not intended to be a substitute for professional mental health treatment. Therefore, Hridaya and its facilitators cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects, including the worsening of pre-existing mental health conditions, experienced during or after participation in our retreats.

If you are currently experiencing a serious mental health condition, we recommend seeking professional support and delaying retreat participation until you feel more stable and supported in your mental health journey.

If you have concerns about your readiness for a Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat due to past or current mental health issues, we strongly encourage you to reach out to us in France or Mexico before registering. This will allow us to discuss whether this is the right time for you to participate or if it would be better for you to wait.

Attestation

By registering for a Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat, I attest that I have read and understood the above information. I acknowledge that retreats are not a replacement for professional mental health care and are meant for individuals in a stable emotional and psychological state. I understand that this program is not a substitute for therapy. I confirm that I do not have any severe mental health conditions or emotional challenges that may be exacerbated or adversely affected by this type of transformational environment. I understand that I am responsible for my well-being and self-care during the retreat. I agree to contact the Hridaya team in France or Mexico if I have any concerns or need further clarification.