About This Center

Hridaya Yoga France’s home is a lovingly restored castle nestled in the beautiful Beaujolais countryside. It sits on 7 hectares in the heart of Longeval Forest, affording stunning views of the Azergues Valley and access to numerous hiking trails. Our sunlit yoga and meditation halls and simple, comfortable accommodations create an atmosphere of serenity and stillness in which to go inside yourself and experience the depths of yoga. Each month, we offer our renowned Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreats, featuring an artful integration of yoga and meditation that provides both beginners and advanced practitioners a direct perception of the truth of the non-dual vision. Our ongoing Hatha Yoga Retreats present a systematic and authentic approach to the yogic teachings, sharing the wisdom that yoga is much more than just physical postures. Perhaps best of all, when joining us you will get the chance to see how the teachings are integrated off the mat by experiencing day-to-day life in a vibrant community of people dedicated to living with an open heart. We warmly invite you to join us in Longeval, and on the path of the Spiritual Heart.


  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy Free


By Air

From Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport: Get on a fast train (TGV) to Lyon Part-Dieu station (2 hours). To reach Domaine de Longeval, see the directions from Lyon Part-Dieu below.

From Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport: This international airport is located 74 km southwest of Longeval. It offers direct connections to all major European hubs, plus North America and North Africa.

The cheapest option to reach us from this airport is to get the Lyon ExpressTram. It will take you to Lyon Part-Dieu station in 30 minutes. From there, you can catch a train/bus combination to Domaine de Longeval (see below).

You can buy a ticket directly on the tram (€10). They leave every 15 minutes from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm and every 30 minutes from 4:30 am to 12:00 pm.

If you want to take a taxi directly to Domaine de Longeval from Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, it will cost €100-150.

By Bus

Big bus companies (Euroline, Megabus, etc.) link Lyon to Paris and other major European cities (Torino, Barcelona, Geneva, Zurich, Frankfurt, etc.).

Buses usually arrive at Lyon Perrache or Lyon Part-Dieu train stations. From these stations, you can get a combination of train and bus to get to Domaine de Longeval (see below).

By Train

Depending on your starting point, there are a variety of ways to get to Domaine de Longeval by rail. It is most common to pass through Lyon.

Lyon has two train stations, Lyon Part-Dieu and Lyon Perrache. Both of them have connections to Chambost-Allières, a village near Longeval.

In Lyon, buy a train/bus ticket to Chambost-Allières (approximately €12) and get on a train.

Change from the train to a bus in either Lozanne or Chamelet. The bus will be waiting for you at the train station and is included in your ticket.

The bus will drop you in the village of Chambost-Allières, about 3 km away from Domaine de Longeval.

You can walk from Chambost-Allières to Longeval in about 35 minutes via local roads. However, if you decide to do this please be sure you have a good sense of direction.

By Car

Motorway links provide access to all major European cities. Use the journey planner on Red Planet Travel for maps and directions.

On Google Maps, put “Chateau de Longeval, Saint-Just d’Avray” in the search box and follow the directions.

Warning: Although our property is located in Saint-Just d’Avray, the village itself is more than 4 km away. If you reach the village you have gone too far!

  Write a review - tell others about your experience.

  • Andrea L. Sousa   August 21, 2019

      Module 1 Week 1

    Incredible and transformational experience - can't wait to go back!!!

  • Sarah White   October 13, 2018

      Authentic, loving and safe

    Hridaya France is the perfect environment away from distractions to connect and go inwards within a supportive, knowledgeable, sincere and caring group of students, karma Yogi's and teachers, whom all uniquely make this place so special. The teachings offer a holistic approach with asana, kriya techniques, philosophy and meditation whilst the retreat majestically functions with each person playing their role but with the common aspiration to truly living yoga in daily life. As a student you gain a comprehensive understandings to what yoga/ Mediation is and as a karma yogi you get to work on yourself through offering selfless service and support to the students and community as a whole. The programme is full for modules one and two and strong emphasis on creating silence is provided to aid the students who come for the silent retreats. Bonfires, bajans, ecstatic dancing are also possibilities outside of "silent retreat" time. Its a beautiful castle renovated with much hard work and love which is evident and beautiful organic food made with ample of LOVE.

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Rest and inner calm. Karen

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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