Dear Friends of the Heart,
In light of the current situation regarding the coronavirus, which is presently unfolding in Europe and France, we have had to take the difficult decision to temporarily close our Hridaya Yoga France Center to the public, from now until the end of April. It is with much disappointment that we will not be able host our March Retreat, nor the Yoga Modules and workshops planned for April. We will review and update this decision in the coming weeks, based on how the situation evolves.
We continue to accept registrations for programs starting from the end of April, but we do not recommend that you book flights and travel until a later date when we will have more information.
As a spiritual community, we have a social responsibility to protect the well-being, safety and happiness of our visitors and residents. We also feel it is necessary to follow the recommendations currently proposed by the French government, namely to avoid unnecessary trips and large gatherings that bring together diverse populations.
Continuing the practice:
For us, these circumstances are an opportunity to pause and reflect. Although under the current conditions we cannot welcome you to practice here with us, we hope that you will also be able to use this situation as an opportunity to take some time, to slow down and simplify your life, to rest, spend time in nature, take care of yourself and your loved ones, and of course to practice and meditate! These times awaken in us the need and perhaps an intensified desire to contemplate on our essential nature, as well as on our values and way of life … How in these circumstances can we best contribute to our community around us ? And how, faced with this, shall we consciously apply and cultivate tolerance, discernment and compassion, rather than fears and discrimination?
In order to stay connected with you, and to support and nurture our collective practice, we are currently exploring online ways to continue sharing our teachings. More information on these online sharings will be announced soon.
We send our love and prayers to those around the world who are facing pain and hardship right now and uphold an ever-present sense of trust that the eventual outcome will very soon allow us to again welcome you to Hridaya Yoga France.
We are very grateful for your continued support, as we approach each moment together as a community and as always… with an open Heart full of Compassion, Trust and Love.
Hridaya Yoga France