2-nights Winter Weekend Retreat

2-02-2018 till 4-02-2018
Follow-up

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

2-nights Winter Weekend Retreat
Friday 2 February to Sunday 4 February 2018.
Start on Friday at 19.00.
End on Sunday at 17.00.
At the beautiful farm "The Abode" in the Flemish Pajottenland close to Brussels.
Carpooling will be organised shortly before the event.


Coming home to being

For people who already practice mindfulness or yoga.
With Beate Trück (mindfulness trainer) & Katrien Maes (massage therapist).

We spend most of our days busily doing things, and this is very helpful for achieving our goals. However, it is not helpful to spend all your time in this doing mode, because it can be exhausting. It is important to learn to switch between doing/thinking/problem solving..., and being/sensing. This being mode is where we restore our strength, nourish ourselves, find space to see what really matters, and rest.

In this retreat we will be shifting to the being mode by practising mindfulness in its different forms: sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, mindful listening and speaking,...

By meditating in a group, you can deepen or install your mindfulness practice and benefit from its healing and nourishing effects. This can be a boost to motivate you to practise at home and integrate it into your daily life so that you can tap into your own resources of calmness and healing at any time.

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. There will be times during the day where you will be in silence and other times where you can choose to talk or to remain silent.

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 with whom you can share experiences.
  • Exclusive use of the whole location.
  • Beautiful rooms with private bathrooms.
  • Periods of silence to encourage reflection and relaxation.
  • The possibility for an Ayurvedic massage for inner healing and relaxation.
  • Opportunities 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.
  • Having practical tools how to establish a daily mindfulness practice when you go back home.
  • Gaining 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 2 February

19.00 - Arrivals - check-in

20.00 - Introduction, opening meditation and relaxation

 

Saturday 3 February

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 4 February

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.


Rates

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

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.

Registrations will close on Wednesday 31 January 2018.

Please check our terms & conditions about cancellations and refunds.


Registration for the Winter Retreat 2018

Please fill out the form below in order to register for the winter retreat from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 February 2018, in a shared twin room.

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

The information you provide will be treated confidentially.

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.


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:

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

Registration Form



E-mail

Date of birth

What are your reasons to participate in this activity?

What is your experience with mindfulness?

Do you or did you have burn-out, depression, ...?

If yes, do you have professional support (psychologist, ..)?

Do you have any food allergies?

Questions or remarks

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