2-night Spring Weekend Retreat

24-05-2019 till 26-05-2019
Follow-up

Het Verblijf
Rosweg 54
1750 Sint-Martens-Lennik

Carpooling will be organised shortly before the retreat.

2-night Spring Weekend Retreat

Friday evening 24 May to Sunday 26 May 2019.  

At the beautiful farm "Het Verblijf" in the Flemish Pajottenland close to Brussels.

Only a few spots left!

Please note that we can put you on the waiting list for a residential place (at Het Verblijf) or you can book your accommodation in one of the b&b's close to Het Verblijf: http://bedandbreakfastbrussel.com/ or https://www.dewindheer.be/

 

Car-pooling will be organized until one week before the start of the retreat (Friday 17 May 2019)

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.

With Beate Trück (mindfulness teacher) and Katrien Maes (Ayurvedic 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. 

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.

Note: This retreat qualifies as a two night silent retreat for the teacher training.

There will be the possibility for a massage treatment at reasonable additional cost. 

Car pooling will be organised shortly before the event.

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 like-minded 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 "Het Verblijf", 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 24 May

18.00 -19.00  Arrivals - check-in

19.00 - 21.00 Introductions, opening meditation and relaxation

 


Saturday 25 May

8.00 - 9.00    Mindful yoga & meditation

9.00 - 10.00  Breakfast

10.00-11.30  Teaching, walking and sitting meditation

11.30-12.30  Individual time or walking

12.30 -13.30  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 - 19.00 Dinner

19.30 - 21.00 Meditation, group discussion & relaxation


Sunday 26 May

8.00 - 9.00   Mindful yoga & meditation

9.00 - 10.00 Breakfast

10.00-11.30 Teaching, walking and sitting meditation

11.30-12.30 Individual time or walking

12.30 -13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30  Walking or resting time

14.30-16.00  Sitting meditation, closing discussion

16.00-16.30 Tea-time and departure

 

Please note that on Sunday 26 May it is Elections Day. You can apply for a proxy vote at your commune so you do not have to be there in person.

 

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 teacher

Beate Trück

Beate Trück is founder and teacher at Brussels Mindfulness. She is an experienced mindfulness teacher, trained for MBSR and Positive Neuroplasticity 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 Katrien Maes

Katrien Maes, ayurvedic therapist, will offer Ayurvedic therapeutic massages (body and head) 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.

 

Rates

All rooms are taken. There is a non-residential option for 300€ (including meals). 

Pease contact us by mail (info@brusselsmindfulness.be) if you want to register.

Please check our terms & conditions.

 

Attention: Please be aware that there are elections for the Belgian and for the European Parliament on Sunday 26 May 2019. If you want to vote, then please take into account that you might need to arrange voting via mail or "par procuration". More can be found here: https://elections.fgov.be/

 

Questions? 

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 us:

Beate Trück - beate.trueck@brusselsmindfulness.be.

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