The Art of Awareness

A 5-Day Workshop with Sahajananda

July 11-15, 2019

Presented in English

Uncovering Your True Nature

Diving into the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra

This practical workshop covers a multitude of practical methods for uncovering your True Nature. We invite you to dive into an exploration of contemplative attitudes from the non-dual tantric tradition. The methods involved flow naturally from the very intuition of the Spiritual Heart.

Sahajananda will present an intriguing array of practices and explain how they can be applied, demonstrating the potential for life to blend joyful mystical celebration and silent Self-Enquiry.

This workshop develops a more elaborate understanding of what the spiritual path is and how it can be walked in all situations encountered in everyday life. It is a natural companion to the Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat as it involves bringing daily life into spirituality.

The most fascinating aspect of this workshop is its commentary on aphorisms from the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra. The Vijnana Bhairava is a remarkable tantric text that explores how everything, from the sacred to the profane, can be utilized in the revelation of the Consciousness of Oneness. The text’s single topic is reclaiming this primordial unity. These ancient, highly esteemed teachings can be applied to reveal your True Nature and aid your blossoming in Freedom and Love.

This workshop is presented in English.

A booklet containing a complete translation of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra will be provided.

“Between energy and the holder of energy there is no differentiation at all to be found.”

–Swami Lakshmanjoo


On a background of awareness, spontaneity, and joy, during this workshop you will experience many practices, including:

  • The visualization and arousal of kundalini shakti
  • Micro-practices (moments of intense awareness and energy)
  • 5 kinds of breath awareness and their relation to the void
  • Sufi whirling
  • The celebration of the abundance of energy and also the lack of energy

The workshop will also include:

  • Commentaries on aphorisms from the Vijnanabhairava Tantra
  • Explanations of the three fundamental paths in Kashmir Shaivism
  • Examples of the techniques as depicted in film
  • Falling in Love with pure Light and with Darkness
  • The Yoga of Sleep
  • Coming to the very origin of a desire
  • Discovering the center between two thoughts, perceptions, etc.

This workshop is an approved continuing education training for Yoga Alliance teachers.



Saturday – Wednesday

7:00-8:00 Meditation (optional)
8:15-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-12:30 Teachings and practice
12:30-13:15 Lunch
13:15-14:30 Break
14:30-16:30 Teachings and practice
16:30-17:00 Break
17:00-19:00 Teachings and practice
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-22:00 Free time
22:00 Mauna (noble silence)

Pricing and Registration

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Dates Programs Teachers Register
July 10 - 16, 2020 The Art of Awareness Sahajananda

This workshop is presented in English. 

Please read the Payment and Refund Guidelines before booking.

Please note that the dates listed above are for accommodation. The course begins the morning after the date of arrival and ends the afternoon before departure. If you would like to extend your stay to include the final night of the workshop, please email us at Check-in is available at 14:00 on the date of arrival.

Hridaya Yoga France is a non-profit organization and we believe everyone should have the opportunity to practice, which is why we keep our prices low. If the prices 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.


This workshop will be held at Domaine de Longeval, a beautiful property nestled in the Beaujolais countryside.

This workshop is open to all.