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 Yoga Team for a yoga weekend retreat at the beautiful Chateau Frandeux in the Ardennes. You will return recharged and rebalanced on all levels!
Hatha Yoga - cleansing of the body and energy systems
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 - cleansing of the mental system
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 - cleansing of the emotional and energy systems
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) - cleansing of the energy system
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) - cleansing of the intellectual system
“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of theory”, but we must practice with proper understanding and purpose. During the talks 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.
18:00 Arrival and check-in
20:00 Introduction and satsang (mantra chanting and meditation)
06:00 Meditation, chanting, talk
08:00 Hatha yoga
11:00 Karma yoga and free time
13.30 Afternoon snack
16:00 Yin yoga
19:30 Meditation, chanting, talk
06:00 Meditation, chanting, talk
08:00 Hatha yoga
11:00 Karma Yoga
12:00 Meditation, chanting, closure
15:00 Clean up & bye bye
Château Frandeux (http://www.chateaufrandeux.be/)
The domain Frandeux is situated on the outskirts of the Belgian Ardennes, in the region “Les Famennes” and belongs to the province of Namur. The area is also called “the Valley Country”, a land with castles and a rich and varied heritage. The village of Frandeux is formed by some 40 houses and is situated in the valley of the Vachau, about 6 km from Rochefort.
There are single, double and triple rooms with en-suite or shared shower, so prices are according to type of accommodation. Kids are welcome to join, they can sleep on extra comfortable stretchers in the parents bedroom.
All organisers are certified Sampoorna Yoga teachers (US Yoga Alliance 500hrs) and direct students of Shri Yogi Hari:
decided to lower the volume and slow down the tempo after 25 years as a professional musician (Erwin Vann). He has been practicing Tai Chi, Aïkido, Yoga and Chi Kung for many years. Already in his teens – while practicing the saxophone – he learned yogic breathing techniques. Eknath started practicing yoga in 1994 and followed workshops and retreats with several teachers, until finally taking the Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training with Yogi Hari in 2008–2009. In May 2010, Eknath co-founded the Sampoorna Yoga Studio in Brussels. Father of two, Eknath is also a Certified YogaKids Teacher.
first discovered yoga in 2001 during a burn-out after many years of corporate career. She personally experienced the amazing healing and transformation that yoga can bring on all levels, and wanted to share what she had learned. Hanna followed the Sampoorna yoga teacher training with Yogi Hari in 2008. Together with Eknath, Hanna is a co-founder of the Sampoorna Yoga Studio in Brussels. She also continues to work as a consultant and trainer, sometimes introducing yoga tools in business challenges.
got her first yoga experience at the age of 15, learning breathing and relaxation techniques that enabled her to play the violin without pain and stress. Practicing and teaching yoga is her passion and life path. Saraswati took the 200h and 300h advanced Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training Course in 2015, 2017 and 2018 with Shri Yogi Hari. She is a mother of 3 children and founder of The Yoga Bar. Since 2015, Saraswati has been a fulltime yoga teacher. Together with Eknath, she also offers a 200h Certified Yoga Teacher Training Course in Dutch.
As a professional musician, Ramdas discovered yoga through music without even knowing it, just by being touched by the soothing presence of his then music teacher. Day by day, Ramdas discovered another possible world: peaceful, sincere, full of life, colors and love. He decided to go deeper and to take part in the Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training (200h) with Shri Yogi Hari during the summer of 2013. More involved in his practice than ever, he’s very much looking forward to share this growing yoga passion with everyone who crosses his path.
To attend the retreat we kindly recommend that you either have been fully vaccinated, or you have 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.
Language: The retreat is given in easy English, but we also understand and speak Dutch, French, Finnish and Italian.
After registration a few weeks before the start, you will get further practical information about how to get there, carpoolingpossibilities, what to bring etc…. Please feel free to contact us in case of any doubts or questions:
Phone: +32 (0)496/127 266 (Hanna)