2-night Heartfulness and Well-being Weekend Retreat

22-11-2019 till 24-11-2019

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

2-night Heartfulness and Well-being Weekend Retreat

From Friday 22 to Sunday 24 November 2019. 

One last place available!

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

Autumn well-being retreat: Connecting to the warmth of kindness and compassion in your life

Residential silent retreat for everyone who wishes to have more kindness and compassion in their life and to increase their wellbeing. Ideal for people who have done a mindfulness or a follow-up Mindfulness & Heartfulness course and want to refresh or deepen the meditations. And for everyone who would like to take a rest and connect to your own warm heart and inner peace.

Please note that this silent retreat qualifies for the admission to the teacher training programme.
With Steve Savels (mindfulness & heartfulness teacher) and Katrien Maes (Ayurvedic therapist)


Since you were a child you may have learned that in order to be successful in life, you need to be hard on yourself. We are taught that being self-critical is the best way to improve ourselves. And this attitude may have indeed brought you some success.

But, at the same time, we often also develop an inner harshness towards ourselves. Our inner critic becomes so strong over time that our achievements never seem to be good enough, something always pushes us forward to the next goal. This can be exhausting. And it blocks us from enjoying our life.

The inner critic may even turn into an inner bully, repeating the message over and over again that you are not good enough, that there is something wrong with you. Which can have a paralysing effect, keeping you from actually doing the things you would most like to do.

The practice of heartfulness - in addition to mindfulness - helps to develop an inner kindness to counterbalance the inner harshness.

One of the biggest misunderstandings is that this would make you soft or passive. The contrary proves to be true: kindness and compassion often provide a much more fertile ground that can allow you to be more active and do the things that truly matter to you.

In this retreat we will explore some specific heartfulness meditations, together with other mindfulness practices. We will tap into our own sources of inner healing and our inherent abillity for mindfulness so tat we can feel resourced afterwards.

Instructions will be given in English.


What to expect

  • Mindfulness & heartfulness meditations.
  • Mindful yoga.
  • Teachings on how to cultivate kindness and compassion in your life.
  • Practical exercises and sharing in small groups.
  • A beautiful location in the countryside where you can unwind.
  • Tasty organic vegetarian food.
  • The power of a group of like-minded people willing to learn and practice together.
  • A resourcing guided walk in the beautiful countryside.

Scientificilaly proven benefits of self-compassion

  • Reduced feeling of anxiety, stress and rumination
  • Increased sense of self-worth and confidence
  • Greater sense of wellbeing and calm
  • Increased happiness
  • Increased feeling of social connection
  • Improved emotional resilience and decrease of risk for burnout
  • An improved ability for positive aging


What you walk away with

  • A set of mindfulness & heartfulness meditations for more kindness and compassion in your life.
  • A renewed ability to connect to your own sources of deep joy, love and calm.
  • An ability to grow resources within yourself helping you to become more resilient.
  • New ideas and inspiration on how to deepen your mindfulness and compassion practice.

The teacher

Steve Savels is an experienced mindfulness teacher who has led many retreats and days of mindfulness. People appreciate his gentle and calm style with lots of humour. He is a also certified teacher of the Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living (MBCL) programme.

Extra: massages available


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.

The programme


19.00 - Arrivals - check-in

20.00 - Introduction, opening meditation and relaxation



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

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 & relaxatio




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

This is an indicative agenda and is subject to change. All teaching parts involve meditative and other exercises, in small or bigger groups.



One last place available!

For the 3-day-retreat with meals and accommodation in a shared twin room: €420

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.

Please check our terms & conditions

This retreat will offer vegetarian meals. Please note that we cannot cater for any other diet or allergies except of lactose and gluten free meals. Should you follow another diet or have any other allergy or intolerance please bring your own food. In such cases, no partial refund can be granted.

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 Autumn Retreat from 22 to 24 November 2019.

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

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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.


Feedback from participants of former retreats


"I loved everythign about the retreat. I felt very good and safe. The organisation was perfect and the location was wonderful."

"I liked the loving kindness in the guidance and the humour, the humility. In doing everything mindfully, the teacher was a good example."

"The location, schedule and teachers created the optimal environment for me to get my mind set to meditation. A wonderful and intense experience which may have lasted longer....!"



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:

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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