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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

Emaho! Retreats proudly invite you to their second yoga retreat at Radhadesh, in the Ardennes region of Belgium. Located in the Chateau de la 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 sessions in the morning, and meditation, 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

  • Multi-style yoga classes
  • Bhakti Yoga workshop
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Silent walks 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 14 participants
Airport transfer available:
Brussels Airport (US$89 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Brussels South Charleroi Airport (US$78 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Luxembourg Findel Airport (US$89 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
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

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! 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
  • 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 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, 25 March (arrival day)

  • From 15:00 Arrival and check-in
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Jivamukti yoga class at YogaShala
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Welcome dinner at the restaurant
  • Noble Silence overnight until brunch

Day 2 - Thursday, 26 March

  • 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 - 15:30 Free time (snacks at YogaShala)
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Tour Radhadesh with Manu and visit the cow sanctuary
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Bhakti Yoga Workshop with Manu&Sita at YogaShala
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner at the restaurant
  • Noble silence overnight until brunch

Day 3 - Friday, 27 March

  • 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 at YogaShala)
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Yin yoga class at YogaShala
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner at the restaurant
  • 20:15 - 21:15 Kirtan at the castle
  • Noble Silence overnight until brunch

Day 4 - Saturday, 28 March

  • 08:00 - 08:30 Tea and fruit at YogaShala
  • 08:30 - 11:00 Jivamukti yoga 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 (snacks at at YogaShala)
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Partner yoga class at YogaShala with Kirtan by Sita & Manu
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner at the restaurant
  • 20:15 - 21:15 Kirtan at the castle
  • Noble Silence overnight until brunch

Day 5 - Sunday, 29 March (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.

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)

For an additional cost, massages can be booked as well. The masseuse comes from outside the castle to offer personalized treatments.

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 of cow sanctuary
  • 1 Kirtan Q & A
  • 1 Yin and Restorative yoga session
  • 1 Partner yoga session
  • Daily meditation
  • 1 meditation circle, walking meditation with question and answer rounds
  • 1 Bhakti Yoga Workshop

What's not included

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

How to get there

Recommended Airports

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$89 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$78 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$89 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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Arrival: Wednesday September 2, 2020
Departure: Sunday September 6, 2020

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