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Yoga and Meditation Retreat
-Back to the source-

April 4-10, 2023
In Akasha retreat center, Belgim
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Introduction

 

Do you feel the longing to dive deeper into your yoga and meditation practice and connect with your true nature? Then this retreat may be in resonance.

 

Every day we connect with another element and we recognize that the same beauty and qualities of nature, are reflected within ourselves! Yes, we all have the potential to live in harmony with nature, in peace beyond joy and pain. It is ultimately not something that we have to create, it is simply reconnecting with That what we are eternally. 

 

What is this retreat about?

  • Deepen your yoga practice 

  • Upon completion, you will receive as a certified Yoga Teacher, a 40-hours, continuing education certificate

  • Learn from very experienced yoga teachers

  • Reconnect with the source (article available on blog)

  • Learn and practice more advanced pranayama (breathing techniques) 

  • Experience stillness, depth, and transformation through meditation and authentic Hatha yoga

  • Yoga philosophy 

  • Celebrate life through dance and opening up to bliss and beauty in an incredible retreat center

  • Experience divine love through Bhakti yoga

  • Connect deeply and authentically to the elements within and all around (earth, water, fire, air, space)

Testimonial (from previous course) 

 

 

Barbara, Nov 2022

 

What is YACEP certification?

Amaratva yoga is a certified yoga school with Yoga Alliance, offering Yoga Teacher trainings and continuing education programs for yoga teachers. Once you have completed your Yoga Teacher training, you may want to dive deeper, without necessarily do again an entire Yoga Teacher Training from the beginning. The program in this retreat is especially tailored to yoga teachers and more experienced yogi(ni)s, so that you can learn more in depth about Asanas, Pranayama, meditation, mantra, and tap in to the deeper layers of your Self. Upon completion, you will receive an official certificate of Yoga Alliance: '40 hours continuing education', which you can add to your curriculum. And more important then the certificate, which can also serve as fire starter or toilet paper, is the great experience you will get out of this retreat!

About Akasha retreat center

  • Enjoy

    • Feeling the sacred echoes of an old nun-monestary

    • A cozy, warm fire place and living room

    • Beautiful accommodation and gardens

    • Enchanting walks in the neighborhood of the castle of Hex and it's many centuries-old trees

    • Incredible and healthy food, 3 meals/day

    • A loving and supportive community

    • An amazing temple/yoga hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More in detail

  • Deepen your yoga practice 

Everything in nature works through cycles. When we tune in to the natural cycles of the day and start our daily yoga practice with, or just before, the first light, we set the tone for living the entire day more in harmony, peace, and openness.

 

The emphasis during the yoga sessions is on breath, awareness and Self-exploration, and alignment of body, mind, and Spirit while being guided by experienced and passionate yoga teachers.


 

  • Learn and practice more advanced pranayama (breathing techniques) 

Pranayama is traditionally considered to be the most powerful practice of Hatha yoga. By slowing down the breath, and shining the light of awareness on it, the mind naturally becomes still, transparent, and ready for meditation. 

Further, we will learn and practice powerful methods of fire breathing, to awaken every cell of the body and fill our system with Life force. As an ancient text on Yoga says: ‘Prana is our best friend. Without it, nothing can be done.’ So, in order to be successful and fulfilled in whatever we want in life, let’s get the prana flowing through our system.


 

  • Experience stillness, depth, and transformation through meditation and authentic Hatha yoga

All branches of yoga, traditionally, are aimed at bringing Unity and Self-realization. Yoga cannot be separated from meditation. During this retreat, there will be several meditation sessions in which you will be guided back to the source within. Especially in this busy time of constant and rapid change, it is essential to reconnect to the anchor and unchanging background of our being. We will explore several meditation techniques and we happily assist you in finding the technique that suits you the best, as everyone is unique.   
 

  • Celebrate life through dance and opening up to bliss and beauty in an incredible retreat center

Are you ready to celebrate life and connect with each other and the Self?
Let’s light the flame in body, heart, and soul. 

Spirituality is not just hard work. In its essence, its flavour is one of bliss and joy. During this retreat, there will be several sessions in which we invite you to find freedom through movement, dance, and music. 

 

  • Experience divine love through Bhakti yoga

Bhakti yoga is the yoga of devotion and pure Love. Only when love flows, can we experience unity. In Bhakti yoga, this love is directed towards the source, in whatever way you may see it or name it. The source is not just outside, it is the very essence of our being. 

We will connect to the healing vibrations of singing mantras and come together in a circle to chant kirtan and devotional songs. For people that may wonder about it; yoga is not a religion☺

 

  • Connect deeply and authentically to the elements within and all around (earth, water, fire, air, space)

Every day will be dedicated to one element. We will experience its quality through the yoga sessions, and there will every day be time to find a spot in nature, in silence and solitude, in which you feel the resonance and connection with that specific element. During this time you are invited to meditate and write in your journal.

 

Another beautiful way to honor the mystery and energy of the elements is by making a mandala (sacred form/altar). We will bring together offerings from nature (wood, seeds, flowers, grass, stones,...) and weave them together with prayer or mindful action, into a vibrant and beautiful form.

Teachers

This retreat will be taught by experienced, and dedicated yoga/meditation teachers. For more information, click on the picture below.

 

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Find your magic spot in the beautiful gardens of Akasha to connect to the elements, rest, rejuvenate or pitch up your tent if you would camp. Or connect to the ancient wisdom of old oak trees...

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Floris Adriaenssens

Tara Esther Kleij

Paulina Gostomski

Akasha is a sanctuary for healing, being your Self and a place to dive deep inside. Akasha hosts and organizes regular Yoga, meditation, soundhealing and Ayurveda retreats. It is run by a thriving community that is working together through the spirit of service, love, and Self-Awareness.

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Since over 100-years, the beautiful building of Akasha has been a place to connect to the Divine. It is the perfect space to meditate and practice yoga! It's 

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I started my yoga practice in Belgium in 2008. Through continuous practice, I discovered the deep transformation and purification on all levels that it has brought and continues to bring.

Yoga and meditation have been my guiding light since I lost my mother at the age of 8 living in the spiritual ashram called  “Auroville” in India.

Now I teach a soft feminine Shakti Yoga style and I am running my own retreats since 2006.

My curiosity towards yoga started as a physical exercise around 2003.

However, everything shifted when I did my first 10-Day silent retreat in 2011. Since then yoga, in all its facets, is at the very core of my life and all else revolves around it.

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DAY 1  04/11

DAY 1

14.00-16.00: Arrival
17.00: Opening ceremony
18.30: Dinner
20.00 - 21.00: Yin Yoga

DAY 2-6 

7.00- 7.55: Mantra and meditation
8.00-9h45: Hatha Yoga (including pranayama)
10.00: Breakfast
12.00-13.15: a lecture on Yoga philosophy
13.30: Lunch and resting time
16-17: Elemental meditation and journaling in silence
17.00-18.15: Workshop 
18.30: Dinner

20.30-21.30: Evening activity (Yoga Nidra/meditation/Bhajans/sharing circle)

DAY 7  10/11

7.00- 7.55 mantra and meditation
8.00-9h45: Hatha Yoga (including pranayama)
10.00: Breakfast
12.00: Check-out

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Included

  • 3 delicious, vegan meals a day

  • Tea and fruit at any time

  • 6 nights of accommodation

  • 7 days of course

  • Transformational classes/retreat

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The Cuisine…

All meals are included and prepared with great care.

We serve healthy, delicious, nutritious, and well-balanced, vegan and ORGANIC meals.

Let food be your medicine!

We are happy to accommodate the needs of guests with allergies to particular foods
and often prepare gluten and dairy-free meals – all served with love!

We can see this retreat as a wonderfully gentle way to cleanse the mind, body, and spirit, your body will be renewed in several ways.

Please write to us if you have any special needs.
 

  • Dates: April 4 - 10, 2023

  • Prices (all included):

    • Camping: €750 

    • Shared room: €900

    • Private room/shared bathroom: €1150​​

    • Private room/private bathroom: €1250

    • Booking process and cancelation policy: Pay a € 360 deposit now to secure your place. In the case that travel restrictions are re-imposed due to Covid or that the event must be canceled, your deposit is refundable. 

  • Contact us if you have any further questions: amaratva.yogaschool@gmail.com

Practical information

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