Softening the Heart

Claverack, NY, USA

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Marije Paternotte
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3 reviews
Apr 6 - 8, 2018
Group size: 10 - 30
Softening the Heart
Claverack, NY, USA

Marije Paternotte
  • Email address verified
3 reviews

$580
Apr 6 - 8, 2018
Group size: 10 - 30

About this trip

This weekend retreat offers a break from fast-paced daily life and an opportunity to reconnect with your own heart. 


About this retreat

Do you feel overwhelmed and depleted by trying to keep up with the demands of modern life? Do you feel disconnected and forget to attend to yourself and those around you with genuine interest and concern? Do you need to boost your immunity and overall health? Do you need a break from social media, or simply want to spend a quiet weekend in nature? Join this silent weekend retreat to reestablish a connection with your authentic self, to deeply rest, and to recharge your body and soul. As a path of growth and genuine happiness you will awaken to a heartfelt concern for yourself and others.


During this retreat Marije Paternotte will offer:


- an exploration of movement (Yang) and stillness (Yin), as well as breathing practices, to 

elicit a wholesome expression of Chi in the body, fostering vitality and overall well-being;

- exercises to develop self-observation without judgment and foster compassion, through writing, conscious communication, and Mindfulness meditation.


What’s included

  • Accommodation
    All meals
  • Transportation
    Travel insurance

Available Packages

Single room
Available until Apr 05, 2018only 1 left
$580
Double room
Available until Apr 05, 20184 left

The room has 2 single beds.

$475
Quad room
Sold Out

This room has 4 single beds.

$340

Itinerary

Friday
Arrival day

from 3 pm: check-in

6:00 pm: dinner

7:30 - 9:00 pm: Welcome session, Yin yoga and meditation 

Silence begins


Your Organizer


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Marije Paternotte
3 reviews
Marije E. Paternotte (E-RYT 500) was born and raised in Amsterdam where she studied law and worked as a corporate lawyer. After joining a yoga retreat in Bali life led her to the United States where she took her first yoga teacher training. She currently lives in a small beach town in New Jersey with her husband, and teaches yoga locally as well as workshops, retreats and teacher trainings around the world. Marije is also a guest teacher at the renowned Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Massachusetts.

Reviews

The yin yoga teacher training with Marije was an outstanding experience as it was both a very personal as well as insightful journey. Marije is very knowledgable and I truly enjoyed all the science-backed background information she offered as well as her skillful teaching which allowed us to teach with confidence by the end of this training.
A quiet, introspective weekend in a beautiful locale. Program was well organized and I came away with a better understanding of myself through meditation techniques and gentle movement. Accommodations were modern, clean, and spartan. Food was delicious. I would highly recommend this retreat weekend.
Marije is a very gifted teacher and this retreat was a profound experience in a short amount of time. Her scaffolding of silent meditations, yin yoga and walking meditations, along with a few "exercises" to increase our capacities to listen authentically to others, culminated in a gratitude exercise that was intense, personal, and deeply moving. Can not say enough positive things about having a chance to experience Marije as a teacher of yin, of meditation, and of becoming still and connecting both within and to others. Won Dharma is a sweet place, austere and modern, supporting contemplation. The food was simple but well prepared and the atmosphere supported us.
By Eden Graber for Softening the Heart on Apr 17, 2018

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