Yoga and Meditation

Discovery Weekend (in French)

Spend a Weekend in the Heart

Experience the Bliss of Authentic Yoga

The Yoga and Meditation Discovery Weekend offers an insightful glimpse into traditional yoga and meditation from the Hridaya Yoga perspective. This program is offered in French only.

Perfect for beginners and advanced practitioners alike, this course provides a firm foundation for yogic practice. It is an intensive, fascinating journey covering the essential aspects of meditation and yoga.

During the Discovery Weekend, you will learn about the importance of living with an Open Heart as a way to open yourself to your Real Nature. The teachings will give you a taste of what the non-dual perspective represents. You will also experience being in a charming community that honors purity of intention, integrity, and Love.

The Yoga and Meditation Discovery Weekend is an immersive course in Hridaya Hatha Yoga and Meditation. 

Hridaya Hatha Yoga is unique as it is a contemplative, non-dual approach that offers a direct experience of subtle energies, chakras, and polarity. It explains how each asana (posture) activates a corresponding chakra and demonstrates how to open and access universal energies. Therefore, it affirms the two pillars of Hatha Yoga: consciousness and energy.

Hridaya Meditation is based on Self-Enquiry, an essential method of constantly pointing to the real essence of your being. It allows you to stabilize in the witnessing attitude and contemplate sensations, emotions, and thoughts from a space of equanimity and detachment.


“Beginners to advanced, this course is for an open and thirsty heart.”


Every Yoga and Meditation Discovery Weekend features:

  • Hridaya Meditation sessions
  • Hridaya Hatha Yoga classes led by experienced teachers
  • Inspiring lectures on key elements of meditation and yoga practice
  • A guided Yoga Nidra meditation (allowing you to experience the yoga of conscious sleep)

You’ll learn about:

  • Fundamental topics in yoga, including chakras, polarity, Yoga Nidra, and purification practices
  • Hridaya Meditation and Self-Enquiry
  • The practice of Hatha Yoga


Day 1: Friday

18:00-19:00 Introductory talk
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:15-22:00 Bhajans (devotional singing, optional)

Day 2: Saturday

7:00-8:00 Meditation (optional)
8:15-9:00 Breakfast
9:15-9:30 Château Tour
9:30-12:30 Practice
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:30 Break
15:30-19:00 Practice
19:00-20:00 Dinner

Day 3: Sunday

7:00-8:00 Meditation
8:15-9:00 Breakfast
9:30-12:30 Practice
12:30-14:00 Lunch + Break
14:00-17:00 Practice
17:00-17:30 Sharing
17:30-19:00 Departure

Pricing and Registration

Click “Prix et inscriptions” for pricing information and to reserve a spot in this course. Note that this program is only offered in French.
Dates Programme Enseignant Prix et inscriptions
July 17 - 19, 2020 Weekend découverte du Yoga et Méditation Xavier Lequarré
August 7 - 9, 2020 Weekend découverte du Yoga et Méditation Estelle
October 16 - 18, 2020 Weekend découverte du Yoga et Méditation Arnaud Philibert
November 6 - 8, 2020 Weekend découverte du Yoga et Méditation Arnaud Philibert
December 11 - 13, 2020 Weekend découverte du Yoga et Méditation Arnaud Philibert

Please read the Payment, Refund & Amendment Guidelines before booking.

Check-in is available from 14:00 on arrival day.

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 Yoga and Meditation Discovery Weekend is held at Domaine de Longeval, a beautiful property nestled in the Beaujolais countryside. The château has been recently renovated, offering the necessary comfort to allow you to go deeper into yourself while being supported by our lovely Hridaya Community.

The Yoga and Meditation Discovery Weekend is open to everyone and will enable both beginners and advanced practitioners to dive deep into the practice.