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5 Days Heart-opening Silent Meditation Retreat, Beaujolais, France

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9 jours de retraite silencieuse et de yoga dans le Beaujolais, France

October 9-17 | April 8-16 | July 22-30, 2019–2020
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Instructors (10)

Antoaneta Gotea

Arnaud Philibert

Sahajananda

Paulina Gostomski

Aliona Stratula

Xavier Lequarre

Anja

Julio Garreta

Gesine Leicht

Elaj van Remmen

Reviews (60)

Marta Torres Pereira

from Denmark, February 2019

"A devoted community sharing their wisdom from the heart "

A truly heart-opening experience and a great leap on my spiritual path. I am so very grateful and full of joy and wonder.

The Module 1 course is an immersive and comprehensive journey into classical Hatha yoga, for the body, mind and heart. It demands commitment and discipline, for which the rewards are immeasurable. A beautiful and dedicated community volunteer their time and care to provide scrumptious organic veggie meals, a wealth of knowledge and wisdom, and an environment of love and laughter. I hope to find myself back on those lovely grounds, and in the magical forest, very soon.

Anonymous

from Norway, November 2018

"Above and beyond my expectations. Great place!!"

Great experience and I will definetly be back.

Rachel Cassar

from United States, October 2018

This course was remarkable. The teachers are incredibly knowledgeable, and they have built a beautiful community. I was there in the fall, and the weather was brisk at night and in the morning, but the sun shone warmly during the day. The food is amazing, the accommodation is simple and clean (and only improving as they build and expand), and the the property is peaceful and beautiful.

The Hatha yoga is slower than I expected, but it is based in classical teachings rather than merely fitness. After a few days of adjusting to this, I began to love slowing down and being with myself.

Every moment was an opportunity for introspection.

Karin Ziegler

from France, August 2019

"Le réveil de l'amour eternel "

Ravie par l'enseignement complét, soigné, gracieux de l'équipe Hridaya France, une incurssion au plus profond de moi même, par une approche philosophique, physique et spirituelle. Un voyage sans fin ou le corps devient un simple instrument d'un mental dompté par le coeur. Une belle histoire d'amour avec soi même. Et oui, tout ca, si vous n'attendez pas un commentaire pragmatique. Je retournerai pour aller creuser encore plus profondement. Histoire de revoir aussi ces gens magnifiques que j'aime !

Holly Van Klaveren

from Netherlands, August 2019

"It was different than I expected, but I am happy I went!"

I loved the positive and relaxed vibe, it made me feel at home. Everybody was really open, friendly, genuine, and you could feel it was a loving community. They really practise what they preach: living with an open heart.

The lectures were interesting, sometimes funny and inspiring. The teachers were helpful whenever there was a problem. There was always someone walking around, correcting or helping you with the yoga asana's. I was sick one day, and one of the teachers took really good care of me.

The food was great! All vegan :). The environment was beautiful, really nice to take a walk in nature. I liked the extra activities, like devotional singing, sharing circle and ecstatic dance.

Alain Jérôme Roger

from France, July 2019

"Teaching super but a bit to much oriented meditation"

The high quality of teaching and the general mood of the collegues

Anonymous

from Netherlands, September 2019

"Wonderful experience"

Everything comes together in this retreat: the non-dualistic approach to life, meditation, yoga, silence while being with others, focus. The meditations guide you towards the Self (Life, Truth, Creation) in a simple and effective way, the teachings provide great insights and links with traditions of mysticism and transcendency. Important step in my life on the path of finding out about the essence of existence, ego, suffering, love and joy.

Melissa Coton

from France, July 2019

"Beautiful introduction to silence"

The space, the lectures and the food :)

Michael Coulstock

from United Kingdom, April 2019

"Great place to truly detach oneself from everything!"

The programme is very good and the strict rules (no speaking, physical contact or eye contact) really help you detach from everything and you can get a great feeling of peace even on a three day retreat. Both teachers (Arnaud & Antoaneta) were great and very unique in their own ways. Would love to plunge into the 10 day retreat sometime.

Priscilla Lavoie

from Spain, March 2019

"An eye opening experience not to miss"

My time at Longeval was difficult and emotional but extremely rewarding and eye opening. I did the 3-day silent meditation retreat in March 2019.

I would recommend this to anyone trying to answer big questions in their life, and anyone who has been going through life at a ridiculous pace. The retreat is a good opportunity to slow down and reflect.

Throughout the 3 days you will learn about meditation techniques and practice them extensively (not easy, especially the long periods of sitting). You will also have lectures on various topics regarding spirituality. You are not allowed to speak at all, nor have eye contact with anyone. There are no mirrors and no makeup or flashy clothes are permitted. The idea is to internalize yourself as much as possible.

Overall this experience was much better than I expected and I highly recommend it to anyone considering taking the leap. The staff are all lovely people who make the world a better place <3. Thank you Longeval for ev

Mauricio De Jong Oliveira

from United Kingdom, February 2019

"A special experience which I will cherrish forever!"

The space, not only physical, but also spiritual created at Chateau Langeval was second to none.

I really enjoyed Alison Bond's sessions, her personable manner, with real life examples and great way to deliver all messages was so captivating, I felt her kindness and passion. I appreciate how hard it must be to give a lecture for that long and keep the energy and focus going.

The food was so delicious, there was not one meal that I didn't like - I am sure it was because of all the love that was sprinkled over it all the time! :)

I was in a dorm with four other guys and have rented bed linen, I thought the quality of the matresses and bed linnen was great, I felt zosy when I went to bed.

Maria Varzakova

from Spain, January 2019

"A very profound spiritual experience "

Everything was lovely! The course leaders were very knowledgeable and attentive, Karmi yogis took great care of us (the food was so healthy and tasty) and other fellow guests were very friendly and warm.

Thank you Hridaya for coming to Europe! <3

Anonymous

from United Arab Emirates, January 2019

"new years silent retreat "

teachers, program, staff, food (though it could have been more salted)

Victor Mattsson

from Sweden, November 2018

"An insightful journey for the understanding of "I""

The retreat is located in a beautiful area of France in a castle which has more the style and atmosphere of a peaceful monastery than a medievel castle.

The staff and teachers have a very good sense of service and really try to provide everything for you that you need practically, as well as developing a feeling of "homeness".

The retreats content and scehdule is based around peacefulness and meditation (with a hint of low paced yoga) in order to understand the question "who am I?". This may see hard to grasp at first, but there is nothing else to say than that the retreat brings you own a spritual journey. The journey takes place through meditation, philosophical and spiritual lessons and discourses, yoga, own time for practice and developing meditation and yoga, and last but not least the importance of rest and tranquility for the body and mind.

Jenny Lister

from United Kingdom, September 2018

"Life transforming! "

First time doing a silent retreat and was slightly nervous that I would find it difficult and that it just wouldn’t be for me... but my predictions couldn’t have been further from the reality! Much more than simply relaxing and learning new meditation and yoga skills- it gave me the opportunity and direction to take a look at my mind set and how it has been affecting my adult life. Absolutely one of the best things I have ever done and will be returning as soon as I can. What wonderful people in such a beautiful environment. Namaste Hridaya! X

Anonymous

from Switzerland, August 2019

Le cadre est magnifique! L'enseignante était très sympa!

Anonymous

from United Kingdom, August 2019

"Calming & spiritual, good for the soul"

The place is amazing, calm, green and silent. The food is all vegetarian or vegan and really really good.

The contents of the course are very interesting and the meditation practice helps to calm the spirit and nourrish the soul.

Anonymous

from France, July 2019

"Un temps fort de retour sur soi"

Le bon équilibre entre théorie et pratique, ainsi que la cohérence globale de l'activité et de l'accueil / hébergement.

La théorie permet de comprendre la cohérence et le but global du yoga et de la méditation. Elle me semble très accessible à qui n'aurait aucune notion et était extrêmement intéressante pour moi qui ai quelques notions de base. On comprend l’intérêt et les étapes du cheminement proposé. Notre professeur a su présenter cela de façon claire en proposant des clés pour transposer à notre culture occidentale certains concepts issus d'un savoir millénaire élaboré en asie. L'alternance théorie / pratique est très équilibrée ; elle permet de ressentir de l'intérieur qu'il s'agit d'une pratique théorisée mais une pratique avant tout. Le lieu est magnifique ; une belle bâtisse historique au milieu de la nature ; la nourriture végétarienne et bio excellente ; l’hébergement simple mais confortable. Un endroit où l'on ressent une grande sérénité et beaucoup de bienveillance de tous. Bref, une pause spirituelle qui m'a donné envie l'aller plus loin.

Anonymous

from France, July 2019

"Un séjour inspirant pour mettre en place une pratique"

J'ai beaucoup apprécié l'équilibre entre les parties théoriques et pratiques. Les explications étaient claires et non ésotériques. Des allers-retours entre occident et orient permettaient également de montrer l'universalité de ces connaissances. Chacun a la liberté d'appliquer la pratique à ce qui lui convient. Arnaud a la capacité à mettre de l'humour dans les explications ce qui évite l'ennui. Esther pour le cour de yoga a une voix extrêmement agréable, explique bien les mouvements et améliore nos positions avec une extrême douceur. L'immersion au sein d'une communauté pratiquant quotidiennement le yoga et la méditation aide énormément à s'immerger le temps d'un week end et à envisager une pratique régulière. La nourriture végétarienne était délicieuse.

Catherine Paugam

from France, July 2019

"Lieu de rêve au milieu des arbres et du silence"

Un lieu magnifique pour un début de quête spirituelle sur un week end. Les professeurs Arnaud et Estelle sont vraiment très compétents et doux.

Envie d’aller plus loin maintenant dans la recherche de who am I . Merci

Sandrine Savoy

from Switzerland, June 2019

"Recommande ce lieux"

Très sérieux , très bien organisé , très agréable et surtout un lieu d'authenticité et de conscience

Milena Carruzzo

from Switzerland, June 2019

"Great experience and great teacher!"

I learned so much about yoga and how I can integrate it in my daily life not only through asanas but especially with more mindfulness in everything I do. I enjoyed a lot listening to Xavier who is really passionate and make yoga available and interesting to everybody. The location in the middle of the nature is perfect for a retreat. I would definitely recommend it. Go there with no expectations and an open mind and you will guaranteed get so much out of it.

Anonymous

from France, June 2019

"Un week end complet et intense !"

- Le lieu, la vie dans la communauté

- La pédagogie et l investissement personnel du professeur

- La meditation en pleine nature

- l initiation à la philosophie du yoga

- la déroulement de la pratique du yoga, ( ex échauffement dynamique, tenue des pauses)

Virginie Soulet

from France, June 2019

"Une découverte du yoga enrichissante un prof très pédagogue "

L enseignement du prof dans un lieu proche de la nature

Anonymous

from France, May 2019

"Cadre très agréable mais déçue par l’activité "

Le cadre est très agréable, le château parfaitement bien rénové, les salles de pratique avec beaucoup de charme et des espaces verts autour

Isabelle Bonnard

from Switzerland, May 2019

"Excellent"

Une belle expérience conforme à mes attentes. Je recommande ce weekend découverte.

Xavier, notre professeur passionné, est une inspiration.

Les repas sont excellents. Je ne suis pas végétarienne. J'ai adoré cette coupure et découverte.

Jacques Degoutte

from France, May 2019

"Compétence Organisation Spiritualité "

Tout

Violaine Blouard

from France, May 2019

"Amoureux du yoga, FUYEZ!!!"

Le lieu et la nourriture

Frederic Heu-roger

from France, May 2019

"Xavier n'est pas noté dans la liste il est excellent "

le mode intensif du week end

les points abordés

l’accueil sincère et la générosité du guide Xavier

Cyrielle Bourgeois

from France, April 2019

"Sejour intérieur intense pour revenir à soi"

Tout. Pour commencer ma prof qui s'appelle Annia est formidable, apaisante, elle a une voix adaptée la méditation guidée. Elle souriante encourageante, douce. Parfaite pour enseigné les retraites de méditation.

La nourriture est excellente et pourtant je ne suis pas végétarienne je me suis régalée sauf le matin car je n'aime pas trop l'avoine.

Le château est très beau et adapté aux retraités silence. Le jardin et les alentours sont splendides. Tout était fantastique pour ma part. La méditation et le yoga ont été intense et révélateurs pour moi.

Ambre Pozzi

from France, April 2019

-Le professeur (son nom ne figure pas dans la liste, c'est ANIA)

-Le silence

-Les repas excellents

cecile villa

from France, April 2019

"Une bulle de bonheur ! "

Accueil chaleureux et bienveillant.

Cadre magnifique, reposant, en pleine nature.

La nourriture est bonne, diversifiée et vegan.

Le programme de ce WE découverte est équilibré entre yoga , méditation et enseignements.

L'implication et les enseignements de Ajan sont remarquables, très enrichissants. C'est une belle personne très inspirante.

Namasté avec le coeur

Anonymous

from France, March 2019

"Parenthèse dorée, magique et spirituelle "

Enseignement de qualité, hébergement neuf, propre, accueil chaleureux, cadre reposant calme et silencieux. Les chants pour la première soirée très bonne idée pour entrer dans l’ambiance ....petit groupe de 15 personnes, agréable pour avoir k’esoace Et le relis de tous s’écouter

Anonymous

from Belgium, February 2019

"Superbe découverte et expérience!"

L'ambiance générale était très accueillante, bienveillante et sans jugement. Le cadre était très beau en pleine nature et le programme très intense.

Les sessions enchaînent la théorie, le Yoga, la concentration et la méditation ce qui permet de suivre un fil rouge et de se sentir complètement détendu au bout de la journée. Les repas qui suivent en sont d'autant meilleurs!

Jean-michel Plat

from United States, February 2019

"Bénéfique"

Accueil avec les chants dévotionels le soir.

Anonymous

from France, January 2019

"très bien, A refaire !"

l'accueil et la simplicité des personnes et du lieu. La nourriture est une expérience très intéressante et elle est bonne et diversifiée.

L'enseignement et l'implication personnelle du professeur est remarquable et très enrichissant.

Le programme est équilibré entre yoga /méditation et échanges.

Delphine Suty

from France, November 2018

"Sacrée expérience... Expérience sacrée!"

Un lieu unique, une voie/x unique - celle du coeur, pour se retrouver. Assurément une belle étape sur mon chemin de vie. Merci à tou-te-s pour votre présence bienveillante et les enseignements précieux.

David Giordano

from United States, October 2018

"Fantastique!!! Merci Arnaud pour cette excellente expérience"

At a certain moment I felt like I needed to escape from my daily life. I couldn't hold the rhythm of life, my head wasn't working and I was searching for something but I didn't really knew what I was searching or running for.

Now I know, and I want to thank Hridaya and for sure Arnaud for this wonderful experience. I found where I wanted to go to, and now I know I just have it inside of me.

After the retreat of 3 days I felt again so much love, joy, and everything was so much more intense. For sure I recommend this silent retreat to everyone and for sure I will do this again at least once a year. Feeling the love inside is so beautiful. You feel so much better and because of this the outer world is also so much more beautiful.

Lots of love,

Lisa from Belgium (not from US as mentioned in my comment line)

Kay Lagache

from France, September 2018

"Usinre de méditation "

Rien