2-night Spring Weekend Retreat

20-04-2018 till 22-04-2018

The Abode Rosweg 54
1750 Sint-Martens-Lennik
Carpooling will be organised shortly before the retreat.

2-night Spring Weekend Retreat

Friday 20 April to Sunday 22 April 2018. 

At the beautiful farm "The Abode" in the Flemish Pajottenland close to Brussels.
Carpooling will be organised shortly before the event.

Silent retreat "spring renewal"

A retreat weekend that you offer to yourself to reflect on your life, the past year, and what new things you may want to incorporate into your life moving forward. We will use the renewal season of spring to regroup and reprioritize, and even reinvent ourselves, and the lives we find ourselves living.

For people who already practice mindfulness or yoga. This retreat qualifies for the first year of the teacher training starting in November 2018 (more information here). 
With Beate Trück (mindfulness trainer) & Katrien Maes (massage therapist).

Join us for a deeply restorative and renewing weekend in the beautiful Flemish Pajottenland. Together we will take time to slow down, unplug, and relax and to reinvent ourselves. Take a break from the stress of technology, work, and politics. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of this unique and beautiful space. Enjoy yoga, guided mindfulness meditation and mindful walking. Delicious organic vegetarian meals will be served for your nourishment. At an extra cost, ayurvedic massage sessions are also available.

Simultaneously with the outer ritual of spring cleaning we will be doing an internal spring cleaning together. We will think about what we can do to renew ourselves and to better balance our lives. What better time than spring to re-group and re-prioritize, and even re-invent ourselves, and the lives we find ourselves living.

Here are some of the things we will be focussing on:

Clearing out mental and emotional clutter.

When we think of renewal we often think of rebirth; something old dies and something new is born. Why not use this season of renewal as a reminder to get rid of things that are weighing you down and sapping your energy? This could mean:

  • Allowing yourself to let go of the past to make room for new things to come into your life.
  • Stopping some unhelpful habits in your life and replacing them by more useful ones.

Starting something new.

  • Focus on spring as a time of new beginnings and resolve to do something you’ve always wanted to do but never felt you had the time.
  • Also, maybe it’s time to begin taking care of yourself? This could be the moment to invite mindfulness into your life (again). A daily practice affords you a “time-out” from your everyday routine. This is a gift to yourself; a promise to honor who you are. This retreat will help you set the first steps in this direction.

What does a retreat look like?

Being away from day-to-day demands and all the external chatter means time to reflect, to reconnect with your true self and with nature. When the part of you that wants to be in control and that is afraid of change is dominant, you are cut off from your deeper wisdom and intuition. But if you rest and create space to tap into your creative energy, you can get in touch with what truly matters and what kind of life you would really like to lead.

During the retreat, there will be free time to enjoy walks through the surrounding fields, or simply relax in or around the charming farm.

You will be enjoying the company of like-minded international people. Two trainers will be taking care of your wellbeing - one mindfulness trainer and one Ayurveda therapist, so that you can benefit from the perfect combination of mental and physical wellness.

People have reported that long after the retreat they could still feel the benefits of it, and that this nourishing feeling goes on for quite a while.

The retreat will be given with English instructions. This will be a silent retreat.

Ideally, you already have some experience with mindfulness and/or yoga. If you are completely new to mindfulness or yoga, get in touch with us at info@brusselsmindfulness.be and we will contact you to discuss this further.

You will be enjoying

  • Different forms of meditation and yoga.
  • Exercises for deep relaxation.
  • Delicious, healthy vegetarian food prepared with love by the hosts of the farm, Inge and Hugo.
  • A relaxing atmosphere in the beautiful garden and rooms of the farm.
  • Free time to enjoy walks or simply relaxing in the beautiful surroundings.
  • A group of likeminded people.
  • Exclusive use of the whole location.
  • Beautiful rooms with private bathrooms.
  • Outer silence to encourage reflection and relaxation.
  • The possibility for an Ayurvedic massage for inner healing and relaxation.
  • Possibility for individual talks with the trainer.    


Some benefits of a mindfulness retreat

  • Tapping into your inner resources, contributes to feeling more rested, relaxed and calm.
  • Learning how to gain greater physical and psychological wellbeing.
  • Powerful new insights to take back into your daily life.
  • Practical tools how to establish a daily mindfulness practice when you go back home.
  • A new sense of inner freedom and the ability to see more clearly what really matters to you.
  • Having an idea of how to stop some unhelpful habits in your life and how to replace them by more useful ones.
  • The ability to respond more skilfully to life's challenges when they arise.
  • Finding a way to peace and wholeness in this busy stressful world we live in.

The venue

The retreat will take place in "The Abode", a former farm in the peaceful Flemish Pajottenland with sheep and cows around.

The location is a haven of peace and calm. The hosts, Inge and Hugo are yogis and prepare the food with lots of love and care. The food is very tasty, organic and homemade. Tea, coffee, fruit and snacks are available throughout the retreat.

The rooms are spacious, eco-friendly, and very comfortable with private bathrooms.

The beautiful location with its cosy living room, library, the courtyard and the meditation hall are for exclusive use for the participants of the retreat.

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

The programme

Friday 20 April

19.00 - Arrivals - check-in

20.00 - Introduction, opening meditation and relaxation

Saturday 21 April

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

13.30-14.15 - Sitting Meditation

14.15-16.00 - Guided mindful walk to the beautiful castle of Gaasbeek

16.00-16.30 - Teatime

16.30-17.30 - Walking and Sitting meditation

18.00 - Dinner

19.30-21.00 - Meditation, group discussion & relaxation

Sunday 22 April

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 discussion

16.30-17.00 - Tea-time and departure


This is an indicative programme, the actual timing might change (except starting and end times). The final programme will be displayed at the location.

The trainer

Beate Trück is managing partner and trainer at the Brussels Mindfulness Institute. She is an experienced mindfulness trainer, trained for MBSR at Arbor-Seminare in Germany, and has given many retreats to an international audience over the past years. Participants like her warm and inclusive style and some of them come back to her retreats regularly.

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.


Early bird rate for the retreat of 2 nights with meals and accommodation in a shared twin room: € 395

Register now and pay only a deposit of € 150. Balance due beginning of April 2018.

We encourage you to register as soon as possible to secure your place and to enable us to decide in time whether there are enough participants to organise the retreat.

The early bird rate is available until Sunday 8 April 2018. Full rate afterwards € 445.

Registrations will close on Monday 16 April 2018.

Please check our terms & conditions.

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