Mindfulness 'Stress Reduction' Weekend in a Tibetan Monastery, Huy (Belgium)

The yoga & Mindfulness weekend retreats are held in the Tibetan Monastery Yeunten Ling in Huy, in the beautiful green surroundings of the Belgian Ardennes. A beautiful monastery, adapted to today's requirements.
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About the retreat
What is the programme?
Where is the retreat?
Who leads the retreat?
What do you get?
What does it cost?
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There is a lot of stress in Western society. Doing more with fewer people seems to be a normal new norm. Profit maximization remains number 1 instead of profit optimization in combination with attention to human well-being. Through social media, the world and beyond has become open and transparent and we are overwhelmed with an enormous amount of information and communication. We want a good balance between our private and business activities but we are not successful.

Where are you in the graph of work quantity and work pressure?

Yoga and Mindfulness Weekend Retreat Workload

To be able to relax and learn on a deeper layer, this weekend has been specially composed with the following components ( see program )

The starting point of the retreat is stillness, depth relaxation, energy building, insight knowledge and wisdom. In addition to individual inner vision, there is also room for sharing and connecting with each other if you wish. During the yoga & amp; mindfulness weekend different yoga techniques and mindfulness meditations are combined with each other, to bring depth to yourself and to experience how both reinforce each other in operation. You will become acquainted with a mix of hatha yoga, Tibetan yoga, Chi Kong, mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises and rituals. The weekend is for both beginners and advanced.

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Yoga ensures a healthy and relaxed body and thus paves the way for a deeper inner vision and feeling. We examine and experience our three bodies: the physical body (attitudes), the energetic / emotional body (feeling) and the mental body (thinking). With power, inspiration and connection as a starting point, you learn to recognize and understand your automatic thinking and behavior patterns through yoga and mindfulness exercises. This way you learn to function more effectively, both at home and at work.

Throughout the weekend you can enjoy a nice collection of yoga books and magazines, nature walks, get to know inspiring people and you can use the environment for your tranquility. In between, delicious vegetarian meals are prepared.

The Yoga and Mindfulness weekend retreat is given by Hans Kloosterman.

“ Hans gives safety and confidence. He connects Buddhist values ​​with the lives that most of us deal with every day: a life full of crowds, traffic jams and hassle. And that is precisely what makes his retreat particularly valuable. He is sober and what he says has been lived through. I would like to come back to Hans later on retreat. &”.

- Jacqueline Welie

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14.00-15.00 Reception and distribution of rooms
15.00-17.30 Introduction and Tour of the monastery and the monastery gardens
19.00 Entrance silence - Soup meal, in the dining room
20.30 Mindfulness depth relaxation + Healing music
21.30 Tea
22.00 Good night
Saturday - Silent day
7.00 Yin Yoga
8.30 Breakfast, in the dining room
09.30 Walk through the woods
10.50 Coffee & amp; tea break, in the dining room
11.00-12.00 Mindfulness - stress education
12.00 Hot meal (vegetarian) in the dining room, free time.
13.00-13.30 Karma yoga
13.30-16.00 Free time
16.00-17.30 Satsang: questions from studends to teacher, mantra singing, yin yoga.
17.30 Snack
18.00-19.00 Ritual of the institute, solving obstacles / compassion
19.00 Soup meal in the dining room
20.30-21.30 Prayer to increase trust, hope, acceptance, letting go, etc.
21.30 Tea
22.00 Good night
Sunday - Silent day
7.00 Yin Yoga
8.30 Breakfast, in the dining room
09.30-10.30 Walk through the woods
11.00-12.00 Teaching a.h.v. topic: are you on your path of life?
12.00-12.30 Warm Vegetarian Lunch - After lunch the silence is lifted.
12.30-14.30 Room cleaning + Free time
14.30-15.30 Share and connect + Healing Singing Bowl Concert
15.30-16.00 Tea and good journey
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The teacher

Hans Kloosterman is a Tibetan Buddhist and studies at the Tibetan Kagyu Vashrayana Institute in Huy, Belgium, which has a small monastery community with a few llamas, monks and nuns. He lived for six years as a training monk and has been studying Buddhism since 2005. From 2000 to 2005 he followed the 3-year hatha training and 2-year meditation training at Osmose in The Hague. He teaches classical hatha yoga, Chi Kong and stillness, analytical and non-dual meditation, namely shamatha, vipassana and samadhi.

In mindfulness training he teaches people to be fully present in everything they do and to become aware on three levels: physical, emotional and mental. The 8 week mindfulness training 1.0 for beginners becomes data according to MBSR training by Jon Kabat Zinn. Hans himself has written a follow-up: Mindfulness 2.0, where Vipassana meditation and the development of the 10 virtues, including compassion, are central.
He organizes yoga & mindfulness workshops, training and travel at home and abroad.

Hans is the author of the bestseller book ‘ From snob to monk ’. His calling is: “ Discovering your True Self ”. See also www.hanskloosterman.com .

Read more about Hans Kloosterman 

Hjet van der Zee 

Henriette van der Zee

In 2004 I started Asana, a center for yoga and massage, and I gladly admit that I have worked the longest with whom I work. One of the reasons is that I am happy to be responsible for the things I do and the choices I make. I do something good, beautiful then! If I do something wrong, I have done it myself and it is up to me to do something with it. I love that. Being responsible for the things you do and creating opportunities to do something with them to learn from. I would like to pass that on by giving yoga and massage.

I have followed various teacher training courses in the field of yoga.
Started at Saswitha in Bilthoven, the Hatha yoga teacher training (4 years).
Then a Poweryoga teacher training (1 year) at YogaMoves, Utrecht and at
Ron van der Post, the dynamic yoga (3 years) plus the one-year master's degree,
in Groningen and Nijmegen.
My first acquaintance with massages was on the advice of my companion who indicated that that would be something that would suit me. I hadn't come up with that idea myself. At Saswitha I started with a basic course and I never stopped. I mainly give Ayurvedic treatments because it contains everything. Especially because it has a preventive effect. Ayurveda is a health science and not a disease theory. That fits with my attitude to life. I have followed a number of training courses with Vaidya Acharya Naveen Gupta, ayurvedic doctor, and worked with him for a period where he did the diagnoses and I did the execution. In addition to being a full-time yoga teacher, I also give treatments from home and at home.

Ernst van der Zee

Ernst van der Zee

After twenty-five years of designing and leading
My own production company, specializing in Plexiglass machining, it was time to take a different side of myself
give them ample opportunity. My commitment with Henriëtte gave
other subjects and opportunities an opportunity.
Once while studying at the Social Academy in Groningen I was very interested in bodywork. I then started following yoga class and some training in bio energetics.

Only 30 years later did the professional turnaround.
At Saswitha in Bilthoven I did very thorough courses
Ayurvedic massage. It caught me, I turned out to have talent.
In Amersfoort I did weekly emotional training
bodywork. I started training as an energetic therapist
at Mens & Intuition, also in Amersfoort. It was purely energetic
too floaty for me. The physical contact is more my entry into healing.
A wonderful training as a cranio-sacral therapist followed at PCSA in Bussum. Finally, I followed a basic year of Shiatsu and traditional Chinese medicine at Qing Bai. But diseases (and healing) hardly have my interest. Mental awareness and possibility of liberation all the more.

In the meantime, massaging had become my profession. Especially when I started working a few days a week in Fontana Nieuweschans and sauna de Waterlelie in Zevenhuizen, where I have been running the massage department for three years. In addition, I give massages or cranio treatments at our practice at home or on location.

If guests are often impressed by the excellent treatment with really profound effect, I always owe myself to the Ayurvedic massage principles. It is the mother of all massage forms. A number of times I have been able to pass on these techniques and my experience in short courses; very nice!

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What do you get

  • 2 nights
  • 5 yoga classes of 1.5 hours
  • 3 guided mindfulness meditations
  • 3 fully catered vegetarian meals per day & nbsp;
  • 2 weeks in advance you will receive an email with more info / details and a carpool list

Unlimited water, tea, coffee and fruit

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Your contribution

Costs for this fully catered weekend are € 399 per person including single room with shared shower and toilet in the hallway. The Bestseller book "from Snob to Monk" can be bought on site and signed by Hans. Price: 19.95.

In addition, there is also the possibility of a large studio with its own bathroom and toilet, but there is an additional charge per weekend:

Large studio with private bathroom and toilet Surcharge € 60,-- per room
Renting a set of sheets (duvet + pillow are available) Surcharge € 9,-- per person

Earlier experiences of participants

It was a complete and unique experience. Both the location, the activities, the silence and the vegetarian meals fit in the picture. The teachers, Hans and Erna are complementary to each other; Hans, with a touch of humor and Erna with her softness, what they say and do really comes in! I recommend it to everyone.


Signing up

You can sign up for the following dates

Fri 08-11-2019 - Sun 10-11-2019

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Fri 15-05-2020 - Sun 17-05-2020

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Fri 30-10-2020 - Sun 01-11-2020

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My Autobiography

From Snob to Monk

To inspire people to search for their own life path, with that in mind I've written 'From Snob to Monk'. In this book I tell the story about my career, my entrepreneurship in recruitment and selection, my luxury life, my relations and the big turn in my life. A car accident showed me the way to my true lifepath: buddhism and detachment. Apart from being a biography of my search, 'From Snob to Monk' also acts as a guide to bring mindfulness into practice. How do you transform your thought and behavorial patterns and how can buddhist insights and meditations be helpful to accomplish that.

ISBN 978-90-818639-8-8
€ 19,95

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