From Pain to Peace Workshop - Transmuting Suffering into Awareness

About This Event

A 3-Day workshop about the Art of Transforming Suffering into Awareness

Course Fee: $180 USD (Accommodation and meals extra)

From Pain to Peace is a workshop dedicated to transmuting pain and suffering into awareness and presence. For some, the suffering is very apparent while for most it is hidden in the common human condition of feeling disconnected, a deep dissatisfaction resulting in constantly seeking to change one’s current state with an imagined better situation, a never-ending series of adjustments.

During the workshop, we will learn practical methods to transmute past or current suffering, traumas or difficulties into awareness, as well as transforming the pain that comes with common psychological conditions related to judging, guilt, shame, jealousy, etc. Shifting to awareness from anger, sadness, or intense emotions, can be a powerful transformative spiritual practice when done skillfully.

Buddha taught that suffering is the direct consequence of a lack of understanding. During the workshop, spiritual practices and methods from modern psychology are employed (see Content below) to bring a shift in understanding and a deepening in love.

This workshop will focus on increasing self-love and compassion, the generosity of forgiveness, and the importance of living an authentic life imbued with pure intentions.

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From a vast collection of available material, specific topics relevant to the particular needs of the participants will be selected, for example:

Spiritual foundation principles as the basis of our daily living

Approaches to amplify Awareness during times of difficulties

Development of deep trust and centerdness in the face of adversity

Learning how to Live with an Open Heart

The importance of clarity, discernment and intentions to transformative processes

The freedom found in living authentically instead of fearfully bypassing

Yogic supportive attitudes, such as non-attachment, contentment, non-violence, and truthfulness

Methods of profound relaxation using Hatha Yoga and breathing (pranayama)

Brain neurology and correlations to understanding spiritual approaches to facing powerful emotions, compulsions, addictions, depression

Yogic Chakra psychology approach and corresponding purification practices

Self-Tonglen, a Tibetan method of amplifying self-compassion and love

NLP techniques to shift perception of past events

and more


The workshop will begin in the morning, so we suggest arriving in Mazunte the day before the course starts.

Please arrive to all sessions 5 minutes prior to start time.

DAY 1-2

Morning Sessions: 7:00 am-11:00 am (with breakfast break)

Afternoon Sessions: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm


Morning Sessions: 8:00 am-12:00 am (with breakfast break)

Afternoon Sessions: 4:00 pm-8:00 pm

Module 1 students will be able to join the M1 lectures on Mon and Tue, thus not missing out on those relevant topics.


During the workshop, we invite you to join us for vegan meals served with love in the Hridaya Yoga Dining Room. Breakfast and dinner will be available for all 3 days of the course. Please book meals during checkout.

Materials Needed:

Notebook and pen.

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  • Maheswari Moksha   June 01, 2019

      Hatha Yoga and Self-enquiry together

    Hridaya Yoga Center in Mazunte offers the most beautiful Hatha Yoga classes for those who want to approach Yoga as a Spiritual Path. During the Hridaya Yoga practice you will connect with your most inner being, finding the silence of the Heart while you enquire on the nature of the Self, finding the perfect balance between effort and relaxation. You will learn to identify the different energy centers (chakras) that are activated by each asana, and you will be introduced to various methods of meditation that will deepen your practice in a subtle but profound way.

  • Kevin Sak   May 09, 2019

      Deep experience

    There is so much wisdom, beauty and grace behind the course set up, material and teachers. It creates an amazing atmosphere of love, grace and humility. The teachings of non duality are boundless and can liberate your heart if you are ready to receive. Beautiful karma Yogi's cooking up amazing vegan food. Go to deepen your practice and connection to the heart. Radiate your light for the benefit of all beings.

  • Julia Kratzer   May 09, 2018


    I have just finished a silence retreat and before i done Module 1. So many questions has been answered in my Heart, so much love has been grown in just 34 days being here. I gotta say thank you so much for all this amazing teachings. Everyone out there, from deep in my heart i recommend to come here and feel for you¨self¨what Hridaya has to offer. For everyone who is staying in Europe and looking for an Heartopening, Hridaya will be opening in June, in France. check out the website! lots of love to all Julia K.

  • Gsusa Art   June 21, 2016

      Complete Transformation

    Hridaya is one of those special places that will stay with you for the rest of your journey. It is such a beautiful place with the most pure, gentle creatures you will ever come across. The teachings are filled with such deep love and humility it overtakes you. I fell in love with this place and it was very hard to leave. Sometimes coming home after exciting travels can be tough, but after Hridaya I felt more ready than I ever have in the past to go home. Two months now after arriving home and I still am experiencing Hridaya daily. I continue to meditate and feel the love and compassion all the time that I found at Hridaya even two months later. I recommend this place to everyone, no matter where you are in your path. Come with an open, beginner's mind. Do not accept the teachings, nor reject them, just observe. At the end you can make your own decision. I've gladly welcomed the lovely new additions to my life. Thank you so much Hridaya, I love you all and can't wait to return. <3 Art

  • Jenna   March 30, 2016

      Please read this warning before you visit Hridaya Yoga in Mazunte, Mexico!

    I am disappointed to say that after doing much research and coming to this school with an open heart and the hopes to learn all I could about the yogic lifestyle, I realized that this school only cares about money and not about the safety of its students. The members of the school board provided no assistance for me or held themselves liable after my tent, which was on their campgrounds, was robbed off all my valuables because they have no locked gate or safes for belongings. They never forewarned anyone of the robberies that were occurring biweekly at gunpoint (despite my pleading that they post a warning on their web site) and didn't provide any safety for their students. It has become increasingly obvious to me that the reason this school is so heavily disliked by Mazunte's residents is because they truly only care about making money. As a result of coming here, not only is my whole life in shambles, but I have lost all desire to practice yoga or live meaningfully. Please reconsider before spending your money at this dishonest and greedy facility. If you do decide to visit, PLEASE do not bring any valuables as there is no place to keep them safe. Students have even been robbed while sitting for meditation.

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