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3 Day Autumn 'Gratitude' and Open Heart Weekend Yoga Retreat Durbuy

Radhadesh Retreat Center, Château de Petite Somme, Petite Somme 5, 6940 Septon-Durbuy, Belgium

Varied styles Yoga Retreat in the Belgian Ardennes

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Belgium.

Awaken your spirit at Radhadesh and align your body and mind after an interesting year! It has been an interesting time this year, to say the least, for many. A lot of people have been a little stagnant waiting for their chance to bounce back into action. Some have taken time to nourish themselves, start a hobby, or do some creative internal work that the may have planned to do but never had the time. Either way, now is your chance to re-stimulate your mind, body, and senses with an uplifting weekend of yoga, movement, creativity, expression, gardening, walking, and tasty hot nourishing meals! It will be a nourishing and enlivening experience for all your senses. In this retreat, you will particularly focus on nourishing and rejuvenating your bodies and minds ready to gradually enter the winter season for hibernating your thoughts and plans for 2021. These retreats are particularly special because they genuinely want to offer you an unforgettable and empowering experience. They aim to offer an authentic and traditional yoga experience through meaningful and spiritual sessions that open your heart and mind. They hope to help you explore on your own journey and grow beyond your current challenges, a well to take the time to enter the present moments. They keep retreats to a general maximum of 12.

Meet the instructors

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sita, Paulo Padma, Aniyora, & 1 More…
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Highlights

  • Enjoy gentle and rigorous styles of yoga
  • Experience deep meditation and mantra chanting
  • Learn about Ayurveda, how to use spices, and the theory of yoga of the heart
  • Stay onsite a fairytale castle and breath deep fresh air while connecting with nature
  • Explorative creative session, sound bath, and movement healing through dance
  • Have some time to reflect and make lovely new friends
  • Delicious vegetarian multi-continental cuisine
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer available:
Brussels Airport (US$95 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Brussels South Charleroi Airport (US$95 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:30
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Conference room
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding
  • Wireless internet

The retreat center is situated on the Radhadesh property in the scenic beauty of the Belgian Ardennes. It offers comfortable accommodation, a fully equipped, and multipurpose yoga hall and friendly service, at an affordable price for their many members. The facility is an excellent base for spiritual retreats, yoga weekends, seminars, and gatherings. The simple rooms are perfect for relaxation and reflection. There are no usual distractions of television, bright lights, or noises.

  • Free Wi-Fi

There is free Wi-Fi access in the reception area.

  • Free parking

Next to the retreat center, they have a parking lot equipped with lights at night.

  • Bedroom comforts

All private rooms are equipped with fresh bedding and clean towels. For guests staying in dormitories, they are required to bring their own bedding.

  • Washer and dryer

For a reasonable price, it is also possible for you to make use of a public washing machine and dryer.

  • Check-in and check-out

Check-in is from 3:30 p.m. onwards. If you arrive after reception closing time, your key will be put on the reception desk with your name. The check-out time is by the latest 11 a.m.

The retreat centre is located in the midst of the spiritual and serene Radhadesh community. In order to maintain cleanliness and practice ahimsa (non-violence), you are asked to abstain from intoxicating products and non-vegetarian products during your stay. Thank you for your cooperation.

Program

Radhadesh is a spiritual and picturesque location in the heart of the Ardennes. It is a perfect place to relax, let go, and get in touch with yourself and nature. Radhadesh has an on-site bakery, boutique, and restaurant, as well as an art gallery, temple, and many gardening and walking facilities, as well as a cow stable.

Explore within and get your body and energies flowing, revitalize your senses, and connect deeper. Experience gentle and vigorous styles of yoga, deep relaxation, inspiring meditation, mantra chanting, and walks.

Tentative schedule (to be confirmed)

Day 1

  • 17:00 Intro meet and greet
  • 17:30 Meditation into the weekend
  • 18:00 Relax yoga
  • 19:00 Warming dinner
  • 20:15 Mantra chanting in the hall and yoga Nidra for deep sleep

Day 2

  • 08:00 Wake up yoga and pranayama
  • 09:30 Awakening breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Personal time
  • 11:30 Tour of the castle and forest walk
  • 13:00 Nourishing lunch
  • 14:00 - 17:00 Afternoon: optional massage / therapies and forest walk
  • 17:00 Sound bath, creative session, or dance
  • 18:00 Yoga
  • 19:00 Nourishing dinner
  • 20:15 Mantra chanting in the temple room

Day 3

  • 20:30 Rejuvenating yoga
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Grounding gardening (optional)
  • 12:00 Bhakti yoga
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 Ayurveda spice class
  • 15:00 Farewells

Instructors

sita Bell-Magnin

Paulo Padma Santos

Aniyora Vegter

Annlydie Groenen

Retreat location

In the middle of the Belgian Ardennes lies the 12th-century castle "Château de Petite Somme". Radhadesh is a rare combination of European medieval decor and ancient Eastern traditions/cultures. Therefore, it promises to offer a unique experience to its visitors. “An oasis of peace and serenity, located in the midst of a luscious forest in Belgium, away from the hustle of everyday city life.”

What can you do at Radhadesh?

Radhadesh is a beautiful community and spirituality located on the hills in the Ardennes of Belgium. The 12th-century medieval castle and the Indian influences bring about a unique experience. They offer daily tours in three languages, French, Dutch, and English.

Aside from the castle, they also accommodate the only pure vegetarian and vegan restaurant in the area. Serving you many delicious first-class meals daily and also snacks made to perfection. The Museum of Sacred Arts delivers a view into the windows of Eastern art. In the gift shop, you can find many trinkets, clothes, kitchenware, and toys.

Last but certainly not least, Radhadesh is host to the wonderful artisanal bakery from the local residents. They have a variety of delectable sweets and savories to suit every taste bud.

Unique features

Activities

  • Spa

General

  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

The restaurant onsite is a beautiful glass building with a variety of delicious meals. Breakfast is hosted as a buffet with options of bread, cereals, yogurt, fruit, tea, and coffee, homemade jams, and sometimes, a smoothie.

The lunch meal is always Thali - an Indian plate with a variety of preparations including rice, soup, poppadom, vegetable fritter, chutney, mixed vegetable stew with spices, and salad.

For dinner, usually something light, tasty, and nourishing is offered like lasagna, quinoa, and vegetables, polenta, quiche, etc. They also offer fresh juice during the retreat full of vitamins, to kick your health into shape!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Excursions are not included but you may take time to visit the little town of Durbuy if you'd like or any other interesting points of attraction nearby.

There are onsite massage and counseling therapies available for you to have in your private rooms.

  • Ayurvedic hot oil massage for women - 50 EUR
  • Ayurvedic Marma massage - 50 EUR
  • Essential oil aromatherapy treatment - 50 EUR
  • Sports massage for men - 50 EUR
  • Life coaching - 40 EUR

Spa treatments

If you would like to arrange a therapeutic session in your free time, please let them know in an email and they can book one for you. Here are a list of practitioners:

  • Gandarvika - Ayurvedic Hot oils with Pressure Abhyanga Massage for women: 50 EUR
  • Ieva - Personal Coaching Emotional/ Physical: 40 EUR
  • Gaura - Classic Swedish deep tissue 1 hour: 50 EUR
  • Gaura - Indian Head and Shoulders Massage 40 minutes: 30 EUR
  • Gaura - 2 hours Full body massage: 70 EUR
  • Padma- Ayurveda Marma strong Massage: 60 EUR
  • Lilarani - Womens massage 50 EUR
  • Vishaka/Mangala - Aromatherapy with Doterra essential oils (You can also have an essential oil presentation for free).

What's included

  • 4 hours of physical yoga
  • 2 hours of mantra chanting
  • 3 hours of meditation
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 1 fresh juice
  • Use of hiking facilities
  • A tour of the castle

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Transport assistance (Available at extra cost)
  • Drinks and dessert from the restaurant after breakfast
  • Spa or additional massage/therapies

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL) or Brussels Airport (BRU). Transfers are not included in the package but are available at additional costs.

Arrival by train

The nearest train Station is Barvaux or Marloie. You can research travel information online or send an inquiry. The nearest big cities are Namur or Liege. Radhadesh can help to arrange your transport with advice and taxis within Belgium.

Airport: Brussels Airport Airport transfer available: Brussels Airport (US$95 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Brussels South Charleroi Airport Airport transfer available: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (US$95 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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