Belgium & Switzerland
Spring Awakening Retreat
2 - 6 March 2022
Enjoy five days of countryside retreat to welcome the coming spring and discover a unique blend of body, mind and sound practices. Each day will offer two sessions of meditation practice with Lama Brian, and a morning flow and evening yin yoga with Shannon. Your days will will be infused with the soundscapes of alchemy crystal singing bowls, which introduce a whole new healing modality within yoga, meditation and sound bath exploration. Throughout the retreat, you will get just the right balance of personal practice, stillness and movement, sophisticated and practical teachings, and time to relax alone or with other practitioners. All levels of experience are welcome.
Why this retreat?
Three practices uniting body, mind and spirit create the foundations for a renewed life. We have developed yoga, meditation and alchemy crystal sound healing to help you energise and reinspire, shake off old habits and revision life. The foundational view is that we are already perfect, pure and full of rich potential. Through knowing how to practice we can manifest all our inherent best qualities in all directions of our lives. The results are both immediate and long term. We discover joy in this very moment, and how it is the best way to travel our life path. Join like-minded people and share an unforgettable experience with Lama Brian Hilliard and Shannon van Staden.
The retreat will take place at a beautiful guest house near Gaasbeek, in the rolling countryside of Pajottenland, very close to Brussels. It is a peaceful land with beautiful walks through woods and fields. In addition to exquisite nature outside, the retreat centre offers a beautiful practice space inside. The old farmhouse has a lovely courtyard with a contemplative pond. A 30 minute walk brings you to a beautiful chateau for group practice sessions in exquisite gardens.
Food & Accommodations
We work closely with our private cook to provide really tasty vegetarian meals. Inge will help get your day going with a healthy snack, tea and coffee. After morning meditation and morning flow we enjoy a generous vegetarian brunch. After evening meditation, yin yoga and sound healing, we will enjoy a delicious 3 course vegetarian dinner. There is no alcohol on retreat.
7:00 - 07:30 Wake up, morning snack, tea and coffee
7:30 – 08:45 Gentle morning flow yoga
9:00 – 11:00 Morning meditation - instruction, talk, sitting and walking practice
11:00 – 12:30 Brunch
12:30 – 17:00 Free time for journaling, reading, walking or massages
17:00 – 18:00 Sitting and walking meditation
18:00 – 19:30 Yin yoga and crystal bowl sound healing
19:30 – 21:00 Dinner
21:00 Rest well
A custom blend of yin yoga, meditation and sound bath healing
Fabulous vegetarian cooking by our private cook
Lots of personal time for walks, reading, meeting new friends
Personal exchange with Lama Brian and Shannon
Group discussions focused on deepening your understanding
Flow Yoga for energising
Instructions which span all levels of experience
Visioning for enhanced lifestyle and new directions
All teachings by Lama Brian and Shannon
Personal meeting with Lama Brian or Shannon
Free reign of the property, meditation space, study hall, gardens and woods
Some of the retreat benefits
Glimpse after glimpse of life unfettered by habitual mind
Healing on the spot bathed in rich alchemy crystal soundscapes
Renewed inspiration to leap into your life
Discovering how nowness can become your personal protector
Connecting with a vital community that meets everyday of the week
Learning how to unlearn and increase the joy and love you were born with
The retreat centre is very close to Brussels - just a metro 5 ride to Erasme, and a 10 minute drive from the station. We can arrange pick ups to the centre from the Erasme metro stop. If you have a car please let us know and we could put you in touch with one another closer to the time to self organise ride sharing.
Single Accommodation: €940 (incl. VAT) - only 3 rooms available
Double and triple sharing per person: €830 (incl. VAT) - 4 rooms available
Spaces limited to 13 participants, please register early to ensure your spot.