Monday 28 to Tuesday 29 December 2020.
Start on Monday at 10.00, end on Tuesday at 17.00.
At "Het Verblijf" in Flemish Pajottenland with mindfulness and compassion teacher Steve Savels
Residential retreat for everyone who wants to replenish their energy levels 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 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 we would like to see changed, replaced by new activities, or added to our life. What are the priorities you would like to set for the coming year? How can you support your healing and growing? How can you find more time for yourself 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, the 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 to 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 retreat will take place at "Het Verblijf", 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 gentle hosts, Inge and Hugo, who are passionate yoga teachers themselves, have restored the farm in a very authentic way and to be 100% energy neutral.
They provide delicious organic food which is always very much appreciated by our participants. Tea, coffee and snacks are available throughout the retreat.
Around the farm there are many beautiful walks though the fields. There will 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.
Monday 27 December
09.30 - 10.00 - Arrivals
10.00 - 11.00 - Opening session
11.00 - 11.30 - Tea time
11.30 - 12.30 - Walking and sitting meditation
12.30 - 13.30 - Lunch
13.30 - 14.15 - Sitting Meditation
14.15 - 16.00 - Guided mindful walk
16.00 - 16.30 - Tea time
16.30 - 17.30 - Walking and sitting meditation
18.00 - 19.30 - Dinner
19.30 - 21.00 - Meditation, group discussion & relaxation
Tuesday 28 December
07.30 - Wake up
08.00 - 09.00 - Mindful yoga & meditation
09.00 - 10.00 - Breakfast
10.00 - 11.15 - Walking and sitting meditation
11.15 - 12.30 - Individual time or walking
12.30 - 13.30 - 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 a registered psychologist, life coach and mindfulness and compassion teacher who has many courses and retreats to an international audience 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 slot.
Rate for the 2-day retreat, including meals and accommodation in a shared twin room with private bathroom:
- 'Early bird rate' until 29 November 2020: € 320 (incl. VAT)
- Full price as of 30 November 2020: € 350 (incl. VAT)
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.
Please fill out the form below in order to register for the Winter Retreat on Monday 27 to Tuesday 28 December 2020.
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Watch our teacher Jake Dartington as he explains the different meditation postures.
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