Bron voor Rust&Geluk offers peace and happiness through holidays with yoga, meditation, horse therapy, surfing and by handling the philosophy of Louise Hay.
Yoga Retreats (2)
Claudia has been giving meditations and horse therapy for about 10 years. Claudia is very active in doing yoga for 15 years. Since they live in Portugal, Claudia is training as a yoga teacher and teaches yoga classes to beginners. She has run her own bakery-tea room in Amsterdam for 25 years. In addition to running Lanskroon, she and her partner Jim Kellerman founded a foundation some years ago: De Bron voor Rust & Geluk. She gives workshops, presentations, and lectures, for inspiration, to live with surrender and to learn about healthiness, meaning, making decisions, and being courageous.
Jim has been giving meditations and different kinds of therapy. He likes surfing for about 20 years. Jim worked as an social worker for about 25 years directly with people with all kinds of social and mental problems. He also has spent the last 8 years doing the finances of Claudia's bakery-tearoom in Amsterdam. In addition to running Lanskroon, he and his partner Claudia Dunselman founded a foundation some years ago: De Bron voor Rust & Geluk. With this foundation, they want to call attention to a different way of living and working.
Gudrun has lived with her husband and 2 children in Portugal for 20 years. They set up a horseriding school. Gudrun was born on a farm in Germany and she followed her dream to live in the sunnyside of Europe with her family and horses. Gudrun teaches classical dressage, jumping, or outrides for beginners and advanced riders.
from France, August 2021
"What an incredible experience!"
This trip was amazing!
I did not know what to expect before going there but I got so much more!
Claudia and Jim are marvellous hosts. They know how to make you feel just like home.
Claudia is an amazing yoga teacher. I loved the classes so much. They were at the same time fun and I gained a lot of wisdom yoga 🧘♀️
She really wants you to have the best stay.
She is also a very good cook ;)
The horse riding instructor is so patient and kind. She makes you feel at ease on the horses.
The horses are beautiful! 🐴
Claudia also helped me to feel better on the horse by using yoga.
I will treasure the memory of these dans and hope to go back in a near futur.
Thank you so much!
I would highly recommend you I go there and enjoy the nature, staying in a tipi, doing yoga, horse riding and much more.
from Germany, May 2021
"Amazing place to recharge"
I could not feel more welcomed in Aljezur than at Claudia & Jims place. Their knowledge and experience will guide you through whatever you are searching for. I also really liked the nice amd warm accommodation in the countryside but it’s also very near of the city center and the beach. Also I appreciated the time I spent with nature and the horses themselves very much. I am very happy I came to that place and found these beautiful souls in Aljezur !
from Germany, September 2021
"Way over the top!"
I loved every minute of my stay in Portugal with Claudia and Jim.
I think that everybody takes what they want /need out of the experience, but if you’re looking for a real reset, peace and quiet and just take a look at where you’re at and where you want to go, then it’s an amazing place to start.
The place is amazing, the food, the views, the guests with whom I shared my time and of course the hosts, who take care of everyone’s needs and wishes, and not forgetting to ask the right questions that led to amazing talks and insights.
I’d really like to go back and enjoy what Claudia and Jim have built with so much work and love.
Thank you soooo much!
from Sweden, September 2021
Authentic people providing a beautiful space to enjoy, relax and dig deeper. I’m so happy I found this place and had the opportunity to go. My warmest recommendations for anyone who’s looking to reconnect with yourself as well as with others.
from Portugal, August 2021
"Absolutely amazing experience - highly highly recommended "
Thank you ever so much Claudia and Jim for the wonderful rest and the serenity I found in your incredible home and surroundings.
I was lucky enough to stay in one of the tipis and absolutely loved the peace, tranquillity and serene nature of the overall experience. The environment was so calming, relaxing and gave me a chance to completely reset.
The tipi itself was incredible: spacious, cosy, comfortable and such a unique experience. Also the food I had was consistently constantly incredible (thank you!) - healthy, plentiful and absolutely delicious.
I was fortunate enough to be the only guest for the majority of my retreat and loved it so much that I chose to stay an extra night as I was enjoying the rest and rejuvenating qualities of the environment. Claudia thank you for the wonderful yoga session that we had and the powerful card reading afterwards, that meant so much to me.
I would recommend this so highly and it was the break and opportunity to find peace and solace that I have not found anywhere else I have ever stayed. Thank you again and I will be back soon!
from France, August 2021
"Amazing and refreshing place!"
Claudia, Gudrun and Jim are very welcoming, genuine and kind hearted! I enjoyed every minute of my stay: whether it was the yoga and meditation sessions, the surf, the horse riding, the nice walks and the great encounters, it was more than I could imagine for my first solo retreat!😍Plus, the place is really nice and relaxing and the tipis are comfortable. I highly recommend the experience!!
Thank you again Claudia & Jim for everything 🥰
from Portugal, July 2021
"Wonderful stay with very warm hearted people"
I was staying for 3 days at this lovely place and I absolutely loved it!!!
Staying in the tipis in the middle of the nature was so relaxing. Claudia and Jim are so warm hearted people and are truly interested to organize the stay that it fits you best. There is a very nice family atmosphere also with the othee guests.
Thank you again for everything- i will defenetly come back!!
from Portugal, July 2021
"Thank you Claudia and Jim! The world is much better with you"
I was looking for a place to stay while doing some of my favourite activities, catch up on my horseriding, yoga classes, walking… I googled my vacations and google showed me the way to Claudia and Jim….the most welcoming and generous persons on Earth. They had me in their own place like I was one of their best friends and made everything they could to make me feel at home and comfortable. I can only say: thank you Claudia and Jim! (A special thank you to Claudia who was always with me in every activity and made sure I had everything I lwas expecting).The world is better with you! For sure!
from Germany, July 2021
"Best place to learn, recover, breathe, live "
Claudia and Jim are incredibly open, warm-hearted and kind human beings.
I felt at home from the first moment, they were always listening and ready to help me with anything I needed. Not a typical retreat house but a home away from home by the ocean.
Beautiful house and surroundings, incredible nature, happy dogs. If you are looking to learn new skills like surfing, riding and Yoga or just a place to be in nature, meditate and contemplate this is the place to go to.
Thank you for everything.
from Germany, June 2019
"Perfect for recharging some positive energie"
I really enjoyed my stay at Claudia's and Jim's accommandation, it was just like visiting some good friends. They did their best to make my stay as pleasent as possible.
Especially the nature and the beaches close to the accommandation are very beautiful.
I'm looking forward to going back one day!
from Netherlands, July 2021
Beter dan de hosts Claudia en Jim kan je het niet treffen ze verwelkomen je met open armen en kijken echt waar je behoefte aan hebt. Daarnaast was de omgeving geweldig.
from Switzerland, July 2021
"Magische Momente in der wohlduftenden Natur"
Die Gastgeber Claudia und Jim sind fantastische , liebenswürdige und liebevolle Menschen, die auch den extra Meter machen, um dir das zu geben, was du gerade brauchst. Dies sowohl im praktischen Sinne, wie zum Beispiel kleine Fahrdienste, Kurzwanderungen durch die magische Natur, Frühstückspicknick am Zelt, Essenswünsche, als auch - wenn gewünscht- im Sinne der persönlichen Entwicklung, wie zum Beispiel mit Gesprächen und Büchern.
Schön sind auch die Begegnungsmöglichkeiten mit gleichgesinnten Gästen, weshalb sich diese Ferien ideal für Alleinreisende eignet.
Besonders für Tierfreunde zu empfehlen: Drei Hunde und Katze begrüssen dich jeden Tag voll Begeisterung. Die Pferde nehmen dich geduldig mit auf Ausritten in der wohlduftenden, schönen Natur.
Nach diesen Kurzferien bin ich erfüllt und erholt nach Hause gegangen.
from Portugal, July 2019
Anfitriões muito atenciosos e pessoas com um bom coração. Todas experiências superaram as expectativas. Mais a beleza e calma que a Natureza ofereceu. Obrigada Jim e Claudia.