Hridaya Yoga Retreat:

Module 3

Refining the Practice

Expanding the Capacity to Witness
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Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 3 offers graduates of Module 2 tools to deepen the awareness of the subtle bodies, quiet the mind, and expand the capacity to witness sensations, emotions, and thoughts. The teachings are mainly based on traditional Hatha Yoga texts such as the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Gheranda Samhita, and the Shiva Samhita.

Module 3 includes 10 days of instruction. Each day includes a 4-hour Hatha Yoga class that includes a lecture. A weekly discussion group and the practice of group tapas round out the program.

In addition to the introduction of new asanas and pranayama techniques, a highlight of Module 3 is the thorough exploration of the bandhas, special yogic “locks” that redirect the flow of subtle energy. Furthermore, the practice of agnisara dhauti, a very powerful technique that purifies the body and subtle structures and induces the awareness of the subconscious mind, kindles a profound appreciation for the transformative nature of yoga.

Perhaps most importantly, Module 3 allows students the opportunity to immerse themselves in practice while supported by a vibrant, Heart-centered community.

“Module 3—Wow! The techniques just get more powerful. I felt the purification at many levels. I finished feeling renewed and excited to go even deeper!”

-Ellen

Content

Module 3 is a comprehensive program that offers 10 days of instruction in fundamental yoga and meditation techniques. Group discussions, personal support from teachers, and the opportunity to immerse yourself in a yogic community all assist you in going deeper in your practice.

A typical day includes:

  • 1 hour of meditation (optional)
  • A 4-hour theory and practice session (lecture, asanas, pranayama, mental concentration, and meditation)
  • Time for personal practice and Karma Yoga

You’ll experience:

  • Deep Hatha Yoga sessions that feature a comprehensive explanation of additional asanas, pranayamas, and mental concentration techniques
  • A variety of methods to amplify mental power and induce clarity, including trataka, ocular convergence, and mudras
  • An explanation of the 5 States of Mind according to Classical Yoga
  • A thorough introduction to the role and significance of the bandhas, including mula bandha and jalandhara bandha
  • Agnisara dhauti, a very powerful practice that supports purification and the awareness of the subconscious mind

Schedule

7:00-8:00 Meditation
8:15-12:15 Hatha Yoga and teachings
12:30-13:15 Lunch
13:15-15:00 Break
15:00-19:00 Personal practice or Karma Yoga
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-22:00 Free time or optional activities
22:00 Mauna (noble silence)

Pricing and Registration

Click Pricing and Registration for a list of prices and types of accommodation available for the dates you are interested in.
Dates Course Pricing and Registration
October 31 - November 11, 2019 Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 3
March 22 - April 5, 2020 Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 3
August 9 - 20, 2020 Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 3

*If you would like to come to Longeval for the Module 3 course offered in August 2019 and bring your child or children, Hridaya Yoga France is offering a childcare service to take care of your loved one(s) while you attend the module. Please inquire directly with the Welcome Desk if you would like to arrange for this either by email info@hridaya-yoga.fr or by phone/WhatsApp at +33 621 27 37 69.

Please Note:

  • For the 2019 dates, this module will definitely take place in August and will take place in October only with a minimum of 3 participants. You may register via the Pricing and Registration link above, but please do not make travel arrangements for October until we have contacted you to confirm that it will go ahead. We will confirm no later than 2 weeks before the start of the course.
  • This course is presented in English.
  • Please read the Payment and Refund Guidelines before booking.
  • The dates listed above are for accommodation. The course begins the morning after the date of arrival and ends the afternoon before departure. 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.

Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 3 will be held at Domaine de Longeval, a beautiful property in the Beaujolais countryside.

Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 3 is open to all graduates of Module 2.

  • To graduate from Module 3, you must complete 8 of the 10 days of the course.
  • Graduating from Module 3 will enable you to continue with the higher modules.
  • Once you have completed Module 3, 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).