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4 Days Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Retreat Netherlands

  • Fontana Resort Bad Nieuweschans, Weg naar de bron 3-9, 9693 GA Bad Nieuweschans, Oldambt, Groningen, Netherlands

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Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Netherlands Retreat

  • 4 days with instruction
  • Mindfulness meditation is a special technique in which you will learn a basic posture of letting go, patience, acceptation, and mildness. This presents a paradox: something changes without the goal that something needs to be changed. A part of the physical and mental pain which you experience exists due to the thoughts you have about it. In this course, you will learn to be in the present and to accept thoughts and feelings without judgments. Yoga exercises support this process. Learn how to combine yoga and mindfulness meditation, and you can continue this meditation form at home.


    • Body scan relaxation
    • Morning Hatha yoga sessions
    • Unlimited access to the wellness center
    • Mindfulness meditation practices
    • 3 nights’ accommodation
    • Daily meals


      • Instruction languages: English
      • Spoken languages: Dutch, English
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    Fontana Resort Bad Nieuweschans has a hospitable 4-star hotel in which you can feel right at home. The hotel has 67 non-smoking rooms which are comfortably and attractively furnished with a balcony and a terrace.

    Room amenities

    • Balcony
    • En-suite bathroom
    • Low dryer
    • Safe deposit box
    • Telephone
    • Television
    • Terrace

    Resort facilities

    • Bathrobe park
    • Bitter Ernst salon
    • Cinema
    • Fitness center
    • Lounge
    • Medical center (physiotherapy consultations and rheumatism treatments)
    • Spa and wellness center (the thermal bath, steam water spa, sauna, relaxation room, swimming pool, Turkish bath, lavender room, and massage and body treatments)
    • Waters of the World restaurant

    Yoga and mindfulness

    Through yoga classes, you will connect yoga with mindfulness meditation exercises. Mindfulness meditation will allow you to focus your attention on one thing and make all other thoughts, such as work and other matters, get sidetracked. Your attention is fully focused on the movement. As a result, you can relax.

    The exercises are slow and typically performed in silence. Your attention is fully focused on the exercise. Sometimes, the exercises are combined with the body scan (a relaxation from head to toe) or a guided fantasy. The most important thing is to always relax and focus your attention. All muscles will be affected so you will experience your body relaxed after an hour. For your mind, you will have a sense of calm and peace. It makes you experience the day, leave everything that has happened behind, and go to a deep relaxing sleep at night.


    During this retreat, you will get to know the different sides of mindfulness meditation which will be preceded by Hatha yoga exercises. You will also have some sessions of body relaxation or body scan, guided fantasy, and mindfulness meditation. After class, you can share your experiences with other students in a safe and pleasant atmosphere.

    First day

    • 12:00-13:00 Check-in
    • 13:00-14:00 Introduction (an overview and explanation of the program will be given) and lunch
    • 14 00-16:30 Fontana Resort tour, DVD screening about mindfulness, meditation practice, and coffee / tea break
    • 18:00-20:00 Dinner
    • 20:00-23:00 Time to use the spa and wellness center

    Second day

    • 08:00-08:30 Hatha yoga practice
    • 08:30-09:30 Breakfast
    • 09:30-11:30 Body scan, sitting meditation practice, and coffee / tea break
    • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
    • 14:00-17:00 Time to use the spa and wellness center
    • 17:00-18:00 Meditation practice
    • 18:00-20:00 Dinner
    • 20:00-23:00 Tiime to use the spa and wellness center

    Third day

    • 08:00-08:30 Hatha yoga practice
    • 08:30-09:30 Breakfast
    • 09:30-11:30 Meditation practice and coffee / tea break
    • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
    • 13:30-18:00 Time to use the spa and wellness center
    • 17:00-18:00 Meditation practice
    • 18:00-20:00 Dinner
    • 20:00-23:00 Time to use the spa and wellness center

    Fourth day

    • 08:00-08:30 Hatha yoga and meditation
    • 08:30-09:30 Breakfast and check out
    • 09:30-10:45 Meditation and evaluation
    • 10:45 Time to use the spa and wellness center
    • Philip van der Linde

      Philip is a yoga and mindfulness meditation teacher since 1988. He has a great deal of experience in teaching Hatha yoga, yoga therapy, and meditation classes in the Netherlands. He received a diploma in yoga teacher training in Scheveningen, a diploma in meditation teacher training at Osmosis, and has joined an 8-week mindfulness training (MBSR).

    You will be staying at Fontana Resort Bad Nieuweschans in Netherlands. Its wellness center is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate yourself. Fontana Resort Bad Nieuweschans provides a pleasant atmosphere where you can learn a new basic attitude in life, gain many experiences, get inspired, move, and gain insight into yourself. Wellness, meditation, and yoga are a perfect combination to be practiced at this resort.

    Waters of the World restaurant serves an extensive breakfast buffet in the morning which uses regional products. Lunch and dinner are also served in the restaurant (clothing required). Coffee and tea break will also be provided.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

    • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
    (If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
    • Enjoy massages and spa treatments
    • Exercise in the fitness room
    • Pamper yourself in the lounge, cinema, and salon
    • Relax at the wellness center
    • Relax, exercise, walk, and watch the birds in the Bathrobe park
    • Savor the food at Waters of the World restaurant
    • Swim at the resort’s swimming pool
    • 3 nights’ accommodation
    • Body scan sessions
    • Daily meals
    • Daily morning Hatha yoga sessions
    • Mindfulness meditation practices
    • Tourist tax
    • Unlimited access to the wellness facilities (thermal bath, relaxation area, and all sauna facilities) and reading materials
    • Body treatments
    • Massages
    • Therapies
    For information about the booking conditions, please send Meditatie en Inzicht an inquiry.

    Landsmeer, Netherlands

    Meditatie en Inzicht is a mindfulness center offering mindfulness meditation classes and workshops in the Netherlands with the focus on helping people enjoy life and gain inner peace and balance.

    Speaks English

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