Hridaya Yoga Retreat:

Module 1 Intensive

Part 2



Much More Than Just Physical Postures

When Yoga Becomes Meditation

The Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 1 Intensive (Part 2) is the continuation of a holistic course that creates the conditions for the revelation of your Real Nature, the Spiritual Heart.

It is a life-changing journey in which important yogic topics are introduced in both a practical and theoretical way.

The practice of Hatha Yoga provides an intimate inner knowledge of the physical body, bio-energies, and chakras (energy centers), as well as of our Ultimate Nature. A contemplative attitude and an awareness of the Spiritual Heart is an important part of the practice.

Module 1 is a 20-day course that is offered in two parts in Longeval. Experiencing the course in this way gives more flexibility and allows more time to integrate the teachings.

Part 2 will take place over the course of two weeks and allows plenty of time to rest and enjoy the beautiful surroundings!

During these two weeks, the focus will be on deepening your spiritual transformation and allowing grace to flow more easily into your daily life.

Our teachers will also guide you through a purification process via the practice of different asanas (postures) and kriyas (purification techniques).

The Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 1 Intensive is a highly beneficial and transformative program that can bring about amazing results at the physical, psychological, and mental levels.

Some of the benefits of this inner journey are:

  • Learning how to open to the limitless and universal nature of energy.
  • Opening your heart deeply.
  • Regenerating at the psycho-mental level.
  • Creating the conditions for deep relaxation and “transfiguration” of the body.

“The course is comprehensive and provides an excellent introduction for practitioners new to yoga, as well as for more advanced practitioners to go deeper in yogic practice, theory, philosophy, and lifestyle.”


The complete Module 1 Intensive is a four-week course:

Part 1

Week 1 – Introduction and Subtle Structures
Week 2 – Purification

Part 2

Week 3 – Spiritual Transformation and Grace
Week 4 – Integration In Daily Life

Content of Part 2 (10 days of practice)

 A typical day of practice includes:

  • 1 hour of meditation (optional)
  • 4 hours of Hatha Yoga practice (asana and pranayama)
  • A 2-hour lecture

You’ll learn about:

  • Dietary recommendations for yogis
  • How to cultivate contentment in life
  • Yoga Nidra–lucid dreaming and the yoga of sleep in the Tibetan tradition
  • Powerful yogic practices for the sublimation of energy
  • Bhakti Yoga–the yoga of devotion
  • The concepts of karma and Karma Yoga–the yoga of action done with awareness, detachment, and love

See the content of the Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 1 Intensive (Part 1).


8:15-10:00Breakfast and break
10:00-12:30Hatha Yoga
13:15-15:00Karma Yoga or free time
15:00-17:00Hatha Yoga
20:00-22:00Free time or optional activities
22:00Mauna (noble silence)


Click Pricing and Registration for a list of prices and types of accommodation available for the dates you are interested in.
DatesPricing and Registration
October 27 - November 8, 2018
December 1 - 13, 2018
January 19 - 31, 2019
February 23 - March 7, 2019
March 30 - April 11, 2019
May 4 - 16, 2019

Note that this course 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 evening before departure. Check-in is available from 14:00 on arrival day. Please plan to allow enough time to get settled in your accommodations before the Orientation Session that will be held at 18:00.

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.

The Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 1 Intensive (Part 2) will be held at Domaine de Longeval, a beautiful property nestled in the Beaujolais countryside

The Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 1 Intensive (Part 2) is open to everyone who has attended at least 80% of the classes from Part 1 or has completed the Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 1 Intensive in Mazunte, Mexico.

  • To receive a certificate for Module 1, you need to attend at least 80% of the classes from both Part 1 and Part 2.
  • Graduating from Module 1 (Part 1 and 2) will enable you to continue with the higher modules.
  • Once you have completed Module 1, you can repeat it by donation at any time here in France or at the Hridaya Yoga Center in Mazunte, Mexico (the course is the same in both locations).