Spring Yoga & Wellness Retreat May 2018

In May 2017 we hosted our first Yoga and Wellness Retreat at Indrani Lodge. READ ABOUT LAST YEAR’S RETREAT HERE.

The retreat was a great success and at the request of many of the participants we are running it again in the Spring!

There are endless amounts of yoga retreats to choose from – yoga vacation retreats, yoga retreats with a single teacher and little variation in teaching and style and yoga retreats that leave you feeling great but with few tools to ‘take home’ with you and integrate into your daily life. Our retreat aims to provide the best of all worlds by introducing you to a broader concept of Yoga and personal well-being management and provide you with a large toolbox to teach you how to integrate these tools into your own life. In a supportive atmosphere and beautiful location we will create a space where it will be easy to assimilate what you will be taught. Our retreat will combine intellectual and physical challenge, relaxation, body therapies, delicious food and ample free time to explore the surroundings and choose the activities that best suit your needs and interests.

WHAT: A broad and comprehensive programme of asana, meditation and other healing practices to rejuvenate your mind and body and equip you to independently manage your own well-being in contemporary life after you leave.

WHERE: Indrani Lodge, Belgium, 25 km from Brussels (www.indranilodge.com)

WHEN: Arrive Saturday the 12th May and depart Saturday the 19th of May 2018

WHO: Open to anybody, anywhere, irrespective of age and experience.

HOW: Either join us for full board and accommodation or come in as a day visitor

For bookings and enquiries, please contact us on indranilodge@gmail.com


A VARIETY OF INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCED TEACHERS

We have chosen a group of passionate and experienced yoga teachers and massage and body work therapists from a range of different traditions who will work together to help make you autonomous in maintaining and implementing the tools of yoga that best work for you in your life after the retreat.

• Yoga styles include classic Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Satyananda, Yin Yoga and Synergy Yoga
• Meditation practices cover Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Tantra, Classic Pranayama and Yoga Nidra

Body work experience includes Thai and Traditional Body Massage, Reflexology and Sports Therapy

A WIDE SPECTRUM OF PRACTICES

We will present a wide range of practices that extend beyond only physical postures and challenge the body, the mind, the emotions and the intellect. Examples of some of these practices include:

• Yoga Asana
• ChiGong
• Meditation
• Pranayama (Breathing)
• Yoga Nidra
• Healing and Re-Education
• Personal Planning
• Conscious Eating

CONDUCIVE TO WELL-BEING

Our exceptional location creates the perfect atmosphere in which to learn and assimilate what the programme offers. Delicious, wholesome food catering for both ovo-lacto vegetarians and non-vegetarians, a heated indoor pool and sauna, an abundance of nature and walks in the area and world class massage and body therapists will all contribute to your well-being.

PROGRAMME

Included in the price of our programme is 5 hours of yoga a day, a total of 33 hours for the whole retreat. Optional afternoon activities such massages and drinks other than tea and coffee will be charged separately. Guests should plan to arrive on the afternoon of Saturday the 13th May to check in and meet for an introduction and dinner at 7pm. Departure is on Saturday the 20th May after lunch.


DAILY PLANNING

A typical day at the retreat will look as follows:

OUR TEACHERS

 

Will Lindeque, Cape Town, South Africa
A senior teacher at a number of yoga studios in his native Cape Town, Will specialises in flowing vinyasa yoga that incorporates traditional asana and breathing techniques with dynamic movement. As a patient and compassionate teacher, Will inspires a more holistic and personal connection to your yoga practice.

Philippe Brawermann, Brussels, Belgium
With decades of yoga experience covering a large spectrum of modalities, Philippe has explored, experienced, studied and taught around the world. Philippe brings a deep and broad knowledge to these ancient practices and integrates these into our modern context and lifestyle. Apart from the unexpected you can expect to learn and utilise powerful tools and practices in meditation, pranayama and yoga nidra.

Hakim la Rocca, Cape Town, South Africa
With over 7 years of experience in holistic massage, Thai massage and sports massage, Hakim is a dedicated and qualified massage therapist. With experience as a masseur for international rugby teams, the Cape Argus Cycle Tour, the ABSA Cape Epic Mountain Bike race in South Africa and the Cirque du Soleil, Hakim is passionate about the human body and movement.

Vanessa Jaich, Brighton, UK
As a holistic natural chef and yoga teacher. Vanessa is dedicated to helping people use food as medicine combined with integrating yoga techniques for gut health and stress management. She has taught yoga and managed her own yoga studio for many years, specialising in yin yoga. Vanessa now incorporates all her knowledge to improve overall wellbeing using the body and mind as a whole. She is currently studying Naturopathy at College of Naturopathic Medicine in London.

OTHER TEACHERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

COST AND ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
• All options include 3 yoga classes and 3 meals per day.
• Weekly and daily participants receive discounts on optional activities and massage.
• Off-site accommodation options all include transfers to and from the lodge.
• Optional workshops and massage, as well as travel costs to and from the retreat are NOT included in the price.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA

Loupoigne is close to a number of historical and cultural sites that might tempt you in your time off. Here are a few:

The Abbey at Villers-la-Ville
The site of Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo and the museum
For art lovers, the Folon Foundation is a must-visit
Tintin is celebrated at the Herge Museum
We can also organise horseriding and other activities if you would like!

 

For bookings and enquiries, please contact us on indranilodge@gmail.com