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5 Day Jivamukti & Yin Yoga Retreat in a Forest in Septon-Durbuy, the Ardennes

Château de Petite Somme, Petite Somme 5, 6940 Septon-Durbuy, Belgium

Belgium Yoga Retreat

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

Emaho! Yoga invites you to a 5-day yoga retreat at Radhadesh, in the Ardennes region of Belgium. Located in the Chateau de Petite Somme, surrounded by unspoiled flora and fauna and long stretches of forest and countryside, this is a wondrous place to accomplish one’s spiritual practice (Sadhana). Join them for mindful walks in the forest, intensive Jivamukti Yoga and meditation sessions in the morning and calming Yin & Restorative yoga in the evening. There will also be Kirtan (sacred chanting) every evening, as is customary in the castle.

Meet the instructors

Jennifer & Benjamin
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Highlights

  • Bhakti Yoga workshop
  • Multi-style yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Silent walk in the forest with the group
  • Tour Radhadesh and visit the Cow Sanctuary
  • Pranayama and meditation walks
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Brunch, dinner, snacks

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Italian
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer available:
Brussels Airport (US$94 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Brussels South Charleroi Airport (US$82 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Luxembourg Findel Airport (US$94 per person)
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Accommodation

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

Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

The Radhadesh Guesthouse or Retreat Centre is located right next to the castle and is attached to the on-site Indian restaurant "Govinda's". The guesthouse offers bright and sparkling clean rooms with comfortable single beds and private bathrooms. Double rooms with single occupancy (limited availability) may be available for this retreat. Please send an inquiry to Emaho! Yoga Retreats for more information.

Program

Delicious, plant-based and healthy food will be provided by the on-site Indian restaurant Govinda's. Emaho means miraculous or wonderful in Tibetan. Emaho! Yoga Retreats are grounded in the principle that the ordinariness of everyday life is extraordinary and that through the practices and foundations offered at their retreats, students can become more in tune with the timeless wisdom and goodness that is waiting to be uncovered and recovered within all.

Yoga with two experienced teachers

  • Dynamic Jivamukti yoga sessions
  • Calming Yin and Restorative yoga sessions with live music
  • Sound bath & Yoga Nidra
  • Cacao ceremony
  • Mantra chanting in the castle every evening
  • Activities are optional, rest is welcome

Healthy food

  • Plant-based, detox
  • Tea, water, and snacks between meals
  • Delicious and nutritious brunch every day after yoga
  • Indian-inspired ayurvedic food for dinner

Location

  • 11th-century castle and beautiful yoga room
  • Calm and verdant surroundings in the Ardennes forest
  • Beautiful walking trails and a lovely cow sanctuary to visit

Day 1 - Wednesday (arrival day)

  • From 15:00 Arrival and check-in
  • 16:00 - 19:00 Introduction and YinYang yoga class at YogaShala
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Welcome dinner at the restaurant
  • Noble Silence overnight until brunch

Day 2 - Thursday

  • 08:00 - 08:30 Tea and fruit at YogaShala
  • 08:30 - 11:00 Jivamukti yoga workshop class at YogaShala
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Brunch at the restaurant
  • 12:00 - 14:30 Free time (snacks at YogaShala)
  • 14:30 - 15:30 Tour of Radhadesh with Manu
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Visit and brush the Cows with Manu
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Yin and Restorative yoga at YogaShala
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner at the restaurant
  • Noble silence overnight until brunch

Day 3 - Friday

  • 08:00 - 08:30 Tea and fruit at YogaShala
  • 08:30 - 11:00 Jivamukti yoga workshop class at YogaShala
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Brunch at the restaurant
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Free time
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Silent walk in the forest
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Free time (snacks at YogaShala)
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Bhakti Yoga Workshop and Q&A with Manu at YogaShala
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner at the restaurant
  • 20:15 - 21:15 Optional Kirtan at the castle
  • Noble Silence overnight until brunch

Day 4 - Saturday

  • 08:00 - 08:30 Tea and fruit at YogaShala
  • 08:30 - 11:00 Jivamukti yoga Workshop class at YogaShala
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Brunch at the restaurant
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Free time
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Meditation circle and walking meditation outdoors
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Free time (fasting from brunch until Cacao tasting)
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Cacao ceremony, Yin &Restorative yoga and Soundbath at YogaShala
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner at the restaurant
  • 20:15 - 21:45 Movie night with popcorn at YogaShala
  • or
  • 20:15 - 21:15 Kirtan at the castle
  • Noble Silence overnight until brunch

Day 5 - Sunday (departure day)

  • 08:00 - 08:30 Tea and fruit at YogaShala
  • 08:30 - 11:00 Jivamukti yoga workshop class at YogaShala
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Farewell brunch at the restaurant

Attendance is encouraged but not mandatory.

Aromatherapy:

  • DoTerra essential oil aromatherapy session available at the extra expense (given by Jennifer, 45 minutes/40 EUR for 1 person, 70 EUR for 2 persons) - LIMITED AVAILABILITY, please book before the retreat starts - possible only Sunday 13:00-17:00

Massages:

  • Massage therapies are available at an extra expense (given by residential massage therapists, price on demand):
  • Ayurvedic Hot Oil Massage
  • Ayurvedic Marma Massage
  • Men's Sports Massage
  • Swedish Classic Deep Tissue

Included excursions

  • Visit and brush the cows at the cow sanctuary
  • Silent walk in the forest
  • Meditation circle and walking meditation outdoors

Instructors

Jennifer Schmidt

Benjamin Beirs

Retreat location

In the heart of the Belgian Ardennes, near Durbuy, lies the fairytale castle of Petite Somme. The Château has a long history and now houses the spiritual community, Radhadesh Ardennes. The new residents have thoroughly restored the castle and transformed it into a true spiritual oasis where you can explore the colourful culture of the Indian tradition.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

  • Fresh fruit and herbal tea before the morning yoga session
  • Brunch after morning yoga session at Govinda's (on-site restaurant)
  • Snacks and water throughout afternoon available at Yoga shala
  • Dinner after evening yoga session at Govinda's (on-site restaurant)

Please take notice all food and drinks offered at our retreats are plant-based.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Whole food
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)

AROMATHERAPY:

DoTerra essential oil aromatherapy session available at the extra expense (given by Jennifer, 45 minutes/40 EUR for 1 person, 70 EUR for 2 persons) - LIMITED AVAILABILITY, please book before the retreat starts - possible only Sunday 13:00-17:00

MASSAGES:

Massage therapies are available at an extra expense (given by residential massage therapists, price on demand):

  • Ayurvedic Hot Oil Massage
  • Ayurvedic Marma Massage
  • Men's Sports Massage
  • Swedish Classic Deep Tissue

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Fruit and tea for breakfast before yoga, brunch, and dinner
  • 5 Jivamukti yoga sessions (90 minutes each)
  • 4 Kirtans every evening in the castle
  • 1 tour through Radhadesh
  • 1 visit to a cow sanctuary
  • 1 Kirtan Q & A
  • 2 Yin and Restorative yoga session
  • Daily meditation
  • 1 meditation circle, walking meditation with question and answer rounds
  • 1 Bhakti Yoga Workshop
  • 1 Cacao ceremony with Soundbath

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Transport from and to the airport/train station (Emaho are happy to put you in contact with the drivers from the retreat centre)
  • Massages
  • Aromatherapy session

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL) or Brussels (BRU) where you can be picked up by a shuttle arranged for an additional cost.

Airport: Brussels Airport Airport transfer available: Brussels Airport (US$94 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$82 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Luxembourg Findel Airport Airport transfer available: Luxembourg Findel Airport (US$94 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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