Sampoorna Yoga Weekend at Chateau Frandeux

Need a break to reconnect with yourself? Want to deepen your practice of yoga? Never done yoga before but curious to start?

Join the Belgian Sampoorna Yoga Team for a yoga weekend at the beautiful Chateau Frandeux in the Belgian Ardennes. Return home recharged and rebalanced on all levels!

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Where

Chateau Frandeux8044349
Rue des Pèlerins 4, Frandeux BE .
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

Levels

When

Nov 30 to
Dec 2
2018
18:00 pmto16:00 pm

Price

360 €

Full Description

What do we do on the retreat?

Hatha Yoga – cleansing of body and energy system:

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 emotional and energy system:

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 lectures 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.

PRACTICAL INFO:

Schedule

Friday
18:00 Arrival and check-in
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Introduction and satsang (mantra chanting and meditation)

Saturday
05:30 Wake up (optional Pranayama-
06:00 Meditation, chanting, lecture
08:00 Hatha yoga: pranayama, asana, relaxation
10:00 Brunch
11:00 Karma yoga and free time
13.30 Afternoon snack
14:00 Lecture, nada yoga
16:00 Hatha yoga: pranayama, asana, relaxation
18:00 Dinner
19:30 Meditation, chanting, lecture

Sunday
05:30 Wake up (optional pranayama)
06:00 Meditation, chanting, lecture
08:00 Hatha yoga: pranayama, asana, relaxation
10:00 Brunch
11:00 Karma yoga
12:00 Chanting, closure
14:30 Lunch
16:00 Departure

Meals
Healthy vegetarian meals, served buffet-style.
The yogic vegetarian food includes simple and deliciously prepared fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, tofu and some dairy.

Every meal is prepared with care and with fresh and organic vegetables by Hanna and Gauri

Accommodation
Château Frandeux ()

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 and without shower, so prices are according type of accommodation. Kids are welcome to join, they can sleep on extra comfortable strechers in the parents sleepingroom.

Organisation and teachers
All organisers are certified Sampoorna Yoga teachers (US Yoga Alliance 500hrs) and direct students of Shri Yogi Hari:

Vyasa (Germany)
has been practicing meditation and Yoga since 2000. After meeting Shri Yogi Hari in 2003, Vyasa left his home town and his engineering job in Germany to study yoga intensively in the traditional way, living in close contact with the Guru. He spent two years at Yogi Hari’s ashram in Florida, studying all paths of yoga, including nada yoga (voice, harmonium and tabla). He assisted teaching many teacher trainings. Currently, Vyasa lives with his wife Gauri and their children in Bruges and works as engineer, shiatsu therapist and yoga teacher.

Gauri (Belgium)
practices yoga since 2001. What started as a weekly yoga class because of lower back pain emerged quickly as a thorough voyage to her inner self. In 2004 and 2005 she did the yoga training courses at Yogi Hari’s Ashram in Florida where she met also her husband Vyasa. Today she combines raising 3 kids with working as a school- and yoga teacher. She joyfully and consciously accepts the challenge to apply yogic principles in her daily live.

Eknath (Belgium)
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.

Hanna (Finland)
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.

Price and registration

Single room with shared shower 360€
Double room 325€

All-inclusive (accommodation, vegetarian meals/snacks/tea/water, tuition). Reservation confirmed by deposit of 100€. Full price to be paid at least 2 weeks before start of the retreat.
Early bird discount (25euro) valid only with full payment.

Cancellation terms
Up to 30 days before retreat starts: 30€ admin fee;
30 – 15 days before retreat starts: 100€ cancellation fee;
less than 15 days before retreat starts: No refund possible.
Further information
Language: The retreat is given in easy accessible English, but we also understand and speak Dutch, French, German, 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:

Web:
Email: info[at]
Phone: +32 (0)496/127 266 (Hanna),
+32 (0)499/198921 (Gauri)