Day of Nourishment - Cultivating Joy
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The Library 

Av. de Brouqueville 40

Woluwé St. Lambert

Metro Montgoméry


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Day of Nourishment: Cultivating Joy

For people who already practice meditation or yoga and for everyone looking for some peace and calm. Ideal as a refresher or deepening day of a mindfulness or positive neuroplasticity course. 

Sunday 12 November, from 10.00 to 16.30 CET; registration closes on 11 November  at 17.00 CET (scroll down to register)

With senior mindfulness  and positive neuroplasticity teacher Beate Trück

Early bird rate 119€ till 1 November

About this retreat day

About this retreat day

Many people think that their happiness depends on external factors such as money, professional success, love or even the weather. But what if you could learn to be happy, independently of what life throws at you? Would it not be wonderful to know how to restore your happiness when something unwanted happens and to enjoy the good things more fully? 

Since our brain has the tendency to focus on negative thoughts it is important to learn how to shift towards more positivity. In this one-day retreat we focus on meditations that help us cultivate joy and gratitude. It might sound strange to cultivate joy in the midst of a huge political crisis but in times of these it is even more important to know what your resources are , to cultivate new ones and learn how to take them in. 

Using the science of positive neuroplasticity

We will use practices that can help you to bring more joy, peace and fulfilment into your life by using the method of positive neuroplasticity developed by neuroscientist Dr. Rick Hanson to transform ordinary day-to-day experiences into inner strengths, such as resilience, self-confidence, compassion, joy and a feeling of being loved. The mindful internalisation of such psychological resources can help us deal with feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, addiction, loss and shame, and support our wellbeing, emotional healing and resilience.

What will this day of joy bring to me?

A day of mindfulness allows you to take a deeper dive, so you can refresh and deepen your practice. This can help you reconnect with meditation and boost your motivation to continue with it on a daily basis. You can also feel the benefit of meditating in a group.

We will practice a mix of different forms of meditation, mindful walking and stretching, to bring your mind to rest and to tune into what really matters to you. The focus will be on positive neuroplasticity meditations boosting gratitude, joy and contentment

The day will mostly take place in silence, with English instructions given by the teacher. We also encourage you to refrain from using your phone.

What will this day of joy bring to me?

For whom?

Ideally, you already have some experience with mindfulness and/or yoga. You are also welcome if you are completely new to mindfulness or yoga. In this case please specify it upon registration so that we can prepare ourselves accordingly or have a chat.

What you will walk away with from this day of joy

What you will walk away with from this day of joy

  • A renewed ability to connect to your own sources of deep joy and calm
  • A feeling of being less stressed and more in line with your purpose in life
  • The ability to tap into your own resources of wellbeing
  • New tools to focus more on the bright side of life
  • New ideas and inspiration on how to deepen your mindfulness or spiritual practice
  • A renewed or deepened meditation habit

The Programme

09.30 Arrivals and registration
10.00 Introduction, mindful yoga and opening meditation
11.30 Tea break
11.45 Mindful walking, sitting meditation and talk on taking in the good
13.00 Mindful lunch in silence (please bring your own lunch)
13.45 Outdoor session with stretching and standing meditation using all senses to take in nature's beauty (if weather allows for it)
14.15 Gratitude meditation
14.45 Tea break
15.00 Loving kindness meditation
15.30 Gentle practices to end the silence and closing session on finding beauty in the midst of difficulty
16.30 Departures

The Programme

The Teacher

Beate Trück is an experienced mindfulness teacher, teacher trainer, supervisor and also co-founder of Brussels Mindfulness. She has been trained and certified as a MBSR-teacher by Arbor-Seminare in Germany, and has given many workshops, courses and retreats to an international audience over the past decade. She has also been trained and certified on positive neuropsychology by Rick Hanson. More information on positive neuropsychology can be found here.

The Teacher
The location

The location

The day will take place at The Libray, a beautiful and spacious Maison de maître in Scandinavian style close Montgomery . It also has a lovely garden where we will do some outdoor practices if the weather allows it

Tea, water, coffee, fruit and snacks are available throughout the day. Please bring your own lunch as well as a yoga mat and blanket and a water bottle.


Fee for retreat is € 139 (incl. VAT), early bird rate 119€  until 1 November 2023

Tea breaks with some snacks are included in the fee, but please bring your own lunch.

What to bring

  • your own lunch (micro wave and dishes are available in the location). 
  • yoga mat and meditation cushion
  • water bottle (can be refilled)
  • warm socks 
  • blanket

Registrations will close on Saturday 30 July at 17.00 CET, but we recommend registering immediately to make sure to reserve your spot.

Digital detox and silence

Throughout the day we will be practising digital detox to give our mind some rest. Please put your phone in flight mode or do not bring it at all so you are not tempted to check your messages. Please inform your relatives that you won't be reachable during this day (except in case of emergency).

For most of the day we will be in silence to deepen a feeling of rest and peace while being connected with the group. The silence will help you to deepen your practice and to nourish yourself from within.

Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions. For administrative and practical questions, please contact For questions about our courses and events, have a look at our FAQ.

If you want to discuss something directly with the teacher, you can contact Beate Trück via

Many thanks for your registration. We look forward to meeting you in the course.

Registration for the Day of Nourishment

Please fill out the form below in order to register for the Day of Nourishment. This information is important for the teacher to understand your motivation to participate.

All information you provide will be treated confidentially and will never be shared with third parties. 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. Please check our privacy policy here.

Please check our terms & conditions about cancellations and refunds.

Important information on your mental well-being and silent retreats

While meditation retreats can be very nourishing; they do require sustained meditation practice throughout your time there. This also demands some stability of psychological health and can be triggering for some people.

Have you experienced significant trauma or psychiatric illness, or are your currently struggling with your mental health such as with anxiety, depression, or burnout? If so, a retreat might not be the best option for you. The teacher might not be able to give you the kind of individual psychological care and support you need right now.

If you are currently under the care of a mental health professional, please discuss your attendance with them. You should be in a relatively stable period of mental well-being and have adequate psychological resilience.

Please fill in the questions in the registration form as open and honestly as possible, this will give us an idea of your current situation. The teacher of the event may reach out to you for more information

If you are unsure, or have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly at

"I appreciated the introduction and explanation, also the sharing and group experience."

"It was great to take some hours for myself and get in touch and in balance with myself and the world around me. I am more grounded and balanced. Thank you!"

"The atmosphere was very nice and calming and the teacher was excellent."

"It is a very welcome one day break when you can disconnect an entire day. I liked a lot how the day was structured. Thanks for the books reference dealing with acceptance, self-compassion, imperfection - great, inspiring topics."

"The Day of Nourishment was a surprising gift for me, a day of taking care for myself and recharging my batteries. The silence and the meditations helped me get centered in what is essential to me."

Registration Form

What are your reasons to participate in this activity?
Are you, (or have you been previously), experiencing high levels of stress and/or burn out?
Are you, (or have you been previously), struggling with your mental health?
Have you experienced any physical, emotional or psychological trauma?
If yes, do you have professional support (psychologist, ..)?
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