2-day Winter Retreat

27-12-2018 till 28-12-2018

The Abode
Rosweg 54
1750 Sint-Martens-Lennik

Carpooling will be organised shortly before the retreat.

2-day Winter Retreat

Thursday 27 to Friday 28 December 2018.
Start on Thursday at 10.00.
End on Friday at 17.00.

Car-sharing will be organized until a week before the retreat (Thursday 20 December 2018). 

Finding Stillness

At "The Abode" in Flemish Pajottenland

Residential retreat for everyone who wants to replenish and have time for stillness and contemplation at the end of the year. 

With Steve Savels (mindfulness trainer) and Katrien Maes (ayurvedic therapist)

The end of the year is generally filled with lots of get-togethers with family and friends. Quite often we are exhausted after the Christmas period and do not find the time to pause and reflect on the past year. In the past years, this end of the year mini-retreat has been very popular as it allows to find some time for yourself and for stillness.

We will be using the silence to recharge ourselves from the busy period before and to deepen the mindfulness practices. Together we will step out of the busy 'doing mode' and switch to being and sensing. We will reflect on what has been helpful and good in the past year and what needs to be changed, replaced by new activities, or added to our life. What are the priorities I would like to set for the coming year? How can I support my healing and growing? How can I find more time for myself again?

While most of the retreat is in silence there will be some sharing moments to use the wisdom of the group and to encourage each other.

There will also be time for yourself to journal, walk in the beautiful surroundings or simply rest.

You will be nourished by the power of group meditations, the silence, beautiful nature and the delicious food prepared with love by our hosts, Inge and Hugo. 


Some benefits of a mindfulness retreat

  • Feeling more rested, relaxed and calm.
  • Gaining greater physical and psychological wellbeing.
  • Having the opportunity to deepen your mindfulness practice.
  • Finding a new sense of inner freedom.
  • Being able to see more clearly what really matters to you.
  • Reconnecting with your body and its deep wisdom

You will be enjoying

  • Mindfulness meditations.
  • Mindful Yoga.
  • A beautiful location in the countryside where you can unwind. 
  • The possibility for an ayurvedic massage for inner healing and relaxation.
  • Tasty organic vegetarian food.

The Venue

The retreat will take place in "The Abode", a 200-year old farm in Sint Martens Lennik, just 20 minutes from Brussels.

The place is a haven of peace, with sheep and fields around it. The hosts, Inge and Hugo, who are passionate yoga teachers themselves, have restored the farm in a very authentic way and 100% energy neutral.

Around the farm there are many beautiful walks though the fields.

Tea, coffee and snacks are available throughout the retreat.

There will also be free time where you can either walk alone or rest in the spacious grange, the cozy living room or on the terrace next to the pond.


Thursday 27 December

9.30 - 10.00 - Arrivals

10.00 -11.00 - Opening session

11.00 - 11.30 - Teatime

11.30 - 12.30 - Walking and sitting meditation

12.30 - Lunch

13.30 -14.15 - Sitting Meditation

14.15 -16.00 - Guided mindful walk

16.00 - 16.30 - Teatime

16.30 - 17.30 - Walking and sitting meditation

18.00 - Dinner

19.30 - 21.00 - Meditation, group discussion & relaxation


Friday 28 December

7.30 - Wake up

8.00 - 9.00 - Mindful yoga & meditation

9.00 - Breakfast

10.00-11.15 - Walking and sitting meditation

11.15-12.30 - Individual time or walking

12.30 - Lunch

13.30-14.30 - Walking meditation

14.30-16.30 - Sitting meditation, closing session

16.30-17.00 - Tea-time and departure


This is an indicative programme, subject to change (except starting and ending time).


Steve Savels is co-founder and trainer at Brussels Mindfulness. He is an experienced trainer who has led several retreats and days of mindfulness. People appreciate his gentle and calm style with lots of humour.

Extra: massages available

Katrien Maes, ayurvedic therapist, will offer full-body massages during this retreat at a reasonable additional cost. These massages offer a wonderful opportunity to deepen your relaxation and get more in touch with your body. 

Once you have registered, in the weeks before the retreat, you will receive more information about how to book a specific slot.


Rate for the retreat of 2 days with meals and accommodation in a shared twin room with private bathroom: € 330.

We encourage you to register as soon as possible to secure your place.

Registrations will close on Saturday 22 December 2018.

Please check our terms and conditions.

P.S.: If you wish you might be able to come a day earlier or maybe stay a night longer at the location. In this case, please contact the owners of the place directly. You can reach them via the contact details on their website (here is the link).


Please fill out the form below in order to register for the 2-day retreat on 27 and 28 December 2018.

Your answers to these questions are important for the trainer to be able to admit you to the retreat.

The information you provide will be treated confidentially and will never be shared with third parties.

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We will get in touch with you if we have any questions, so please provide the phone number on which we can most easily reach you.


Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you would have any questions.

For administrative and practical questions, please contact info@brusselsmindfulness.be.

If you want to discuss something directly with the trainer, here's how you can contact him:

Steve Savels - steve.savels@brusselsmindfulness.be - +32 473 93 29 14

Many thanks for your registration and we are looking forward to meeting you in the retreat.   

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