Next Yoga Retreat:
November 19-21, 2021
Want to deepen your practice of yoga? Never done yoga before but curious to start? Need a break to reconnect with yourself?
Join the Belgian Sampoorna team for a yoga weekend retreat at the beautiful Chateau Frandeux in the Ardennes. You will return recharged and rebalanced on all levels!
To attend the retreat we require that you either have been fully vaccinated, or you present a negative test taken max. 48 hours before the start of the retreat. We accept PCR tests as well as rapid tests taken in a pharmacy, or self-tests.
We would like to emphasise that it is everyone’s responsibility to create a safe retreat. Please do not come if you are not well; contact us to discuss options of refund or re-booking for a later retreat.
In addition, we will do our best to ensure maximum hygiene in the kitchen and in the yoga rooms. Everyone will use their own yoga equipment. If necessary, we will modify the retreat program at the Chateau to reduce situations of risk, e.g. utilizing big room for all group sessions, no chanting, … Should we be obliged to cancel the retreat, all payments will be refunded.
What do we do on a retreat?
Hatha Yoga – harmonizing of physical body
Twice-a-day hatha yoga practice with breathing exercises, yoga postures and deep relaxation. Suitable for all levels – beginners will receive special attention and advanced students will get the challenges they need to develop further. Special focus of the Hatha Yoga sessions will be cleansing.
Meditation – harmonizing of the mind
Guided and silent meditation. We will use the precious hours of the early morning to move towards the state of highest concentration and creativity by turning the mind inwards.
Mantra Chanting – harmonizing of the emotions
Repetitive singing of mantras, vibrational manifestations of aspects of the Divine – a very effective and beautiful method to concentrate the mind and to purify the heart. You don’t need to be a good singer to experience the power of chanting!
Nada Yoga (Yoga of sound) – harmonizing of the life energy
Rhythm and melody is common to everything in nature, and we will explore sound vibrations by both listening to and producing sound. You will experience the healthful effects of sound on all levels – physical, mental and spiritual.
Jnana Yoga (Yoga philosophy) – harmonizing of the intellect
“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of theory”, but we must practice with proper understanding and purpose. During the lectures and discussions we will explore the yogic scriptures and concepts.
Enjoy personal treatments, sauna or take a forest bath
In your free time, we offer personal treatments like Shiatsu, sound bath, oil massage and Reiki. On Saturday afternoon you can enjoy the grand sauna and cool down in the adjacent lake or have a great walk in the surrounding forest and meadows.