Checking in is between 3 pm and 5pm, check out is at 12 am. It is possible to stay until after lunch, you can choose this as an extra option with your reservation.
Meaning and Practice of Yoga Asanas
The word Yoga literally means “becoming One”.
The idea that you have to do something to get there is just a mental programme running.
Instead of doing something, it is about gradually opening up to the realisation that everything is One and it is expressing itself through you. This realisation requires an ethic, towards yourself and others, since there is no distinction between you, so-called others and all that lives.
In gradually opening up in it is important to listen carefully to life, as it is life itself that guides you. Practicing yoga can bring you the sensitivity and confidence needed for this and thus empower you.
Yoga is a physical way to open to a meditative state. Silence, solitude and space support this, which is why, in addition to yoga Asanas and meditation, being in silence during a retreat is highly recommended.
During a yoga retreat, a maximum of 4 people participate in a yoga class. The groups are deliberately kept small and the explanations of the Asanas minimal to support the contemplative aspect of a retreat. Should you be interested in a more detailed explanation of the Asanas, I am happy to bring the yoga workshop to your attention.
It is possible to participate in the Asharum’s two daily meditations during the retreat, called Asha meditation.
There are two forms of the Asha meditation.
In the first one a regular rhythm is maintained with a rattle and voice, followed by silence. Prior to this meditation, you will be given an introduction and a rattle to join in if you wish. The use of the rattle and voice is a preparation for the state of silence that follows.
In the second form we use a drum to bring you into a meditative state. In this meditation, the drum is also followed by silence. During the drumming you will not participate, only listen.
Quiet down and connect in full attention
Yoga in combination with silence and meditation is a wonderful way to quieten down and connect in full attention. It offers the opportunity to fully relax and experience a beneficial space in body and mind. If you need inner peace to return with more clarity, this yoga retreat is for you.
- 07.30 Yoga class
- 09:15 Breakfast
- 10:00 Asha meditation with rattle
- 14:00 Warm lunch
- 16:00 Yoga class
- 18:00 Asha meditation with drum
- 19:00 Supper
The first yoga class is always the morning after the day of arrival in order for you to arrive in a calm manner.
The programme ends on the last day with the Asha Meditation at 10 am.
The cost of the retreat is €200 for a 3-day retreat and €300 for a 4-day retreat based on full board with three meals, yoga and meditations.
This Yoga retreat will be guided by yoga teacher Katelijn
Katelijn has a background as a yoga teacher in critical alignment yoga. In her lessons she has a personal approach in attunement with where you are at the moment. She challenges you to look beyond your own beliefs and sees the body as a gateway or bridge to a meditative state.
The way in which Katelijn guides you through the exercises is very subtle and with great effect. Her words speak to the imagination and at the same time have a very direct influence and effect on the physical experience.
Machteld, April 2019
The effect of the yoga classes is still present, it’s as if I view the world differently and more positively, I have exactly lost my luggage from the past months.
Evy, March 2022