Retreat

Midsummer Meditation Weekend

With Kimberly Poppe

Midsummer Meditation Weekend

with Kimberly Poppe

An opportunity to deeply (re)connect with yourself through a nourishing weekend of meditation, delicious food made with love, time outside in the countryside and relaxation around a cozy fireplace!


Take this weekend to completely unplug and just be with yourself—to allow yourself to simply be as you are, however you are.  Kimberly creates an open, loving and safe space to explore and (re)discover your most authentic being.


The weekend will consist of sessions of meditation practice, including the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and learn from each other. We will also bring the mindfulness, awareness and spaciousness of meditation into whatever we are doing. There also will be plenty of space to have some alone time, take a walk in the forest. 


The mornings will be in silence but there will also be times to just relax and enjoy being together.   


Location

The retreat will take place in a beautiful old farmhouse in an historic part of East Holland. Surrounded by woods and meadows, the venue is located in a protected area of nature. This special and unspoilt environment is the ideal setting for a weekend retreat, a place where the mind naturally settles and where you can relax and enjoy the peaceful and natural surroundings.


The farmhouse has been newly renovated in a contemporary style and has the perfect combination of lovely group spaces and private rooms.  


The meditation sessions will take place upstairs in the loft, a unique space with wooden beams, lovely natural light and views out into the fields. Downstairs, there is also a cosy living room with fireplace and a lovely group dining area.


In total, the farmhouse has space for between 10-15 participants. There are 10 bedrooms (5 single rooms & 5 double rooms suitable for couples).  All rooms even have their own private shower. Toilets are shared.


Food

We will be nourished with fresh and home-cooked vegetarian meals made with love by Davide, who is a great Italian cook. He will use the best and highest quality ingredients (organic wherever possible). Davide is also a long-term meditation practitioner and scholar of Buddhist philosophy, so you can also ask him questions! He will be a great presence in helping to hold the space of retreat.


What Previous Participants Have Said:

“Thank you Kimberly and Davide for creating such a welcoming, open, relaxing environment. I felt totally cared for with Kimberly’s experienced and calm approach and Davide’s truly wonderful cooking. The accommodation and location was fantastic. The perfect antidote to an overcharged, urban, frequent traveller lifestyle!” —Laura, Den Hague

"I felt so taken care of: a beautiful warm place to stay, great food and really nice people. Great teacher. Wonderful experience." —Nastasja, Culemborg

Provisional Daily Schedule

Friday

  • From 3pm - arrival at the farm (time to relax, walk)
  • 7 – 8 pm - dinner
  • 8 – 9 pm - opening session (setting intentions & meditation)
  • 9 pm - settle in, relax by the fireplace
  • 10pm - bedtime

 
Saturday

Silence until lunch

  • 8 – 10am - loft space open for individual yoga practice; time to rest, walk in nature
  • 8 – 9:30am - breakfast in silence
  • 10 – 11 am - group meditation session 
  • 11 – 11.30am - tea/integration break
  • 11.30am – 12.30pm - group meditation session
  • 1 – 2pm - lunch
  • 2 – 3pm - free time
  • 3 – 4pm - group meditation session
  • 4 - 4:30pm - tea/integration break
  • 5 - 6pm - group meditation session
  • 7 – 8pm - dinner
  • 8 – 10pm - relax by the fireplace
  • 10 pm - bedtime
     

Sunday

Silence until lunch

  • 8 – 10am - loft space open for individual yoga practice; time to rest, walk in nature
  • 8 – 9:30am - breakfast in silence
  • 10 – 11 am - group meditation session 
  • 11 – 11.30am - tea/integration break
  • 11.30am – 12.30pm - group meditation session
  • 1 – 2pm - lunch
  • 2 – 3pm - free time
  • 3 – 4pm - concluding session

Location

Bentheimerstraat 15
7587 ND De Lutte 
The Netherlands

Price

  • Single room, private shower: 495 euro (10 rooms available)
  • Double room for couples (double bed), private shower: 890 euro for 2 people (5 rooms available)
  • For those who would find it helpful, payment can be in 2 or 3 instalments.

What is included

  • full retreat programme 
  • two nights accommodation
  • full board (6 meals: breakfast x 2, lunch x 2, dinner x 2) as well as coffee, tea, snacks
  • use of meditation cushion and mat 
  • sheets (made bed) & towels
  • all other taxes/fees: cleaning fee, 21% VAT, tourist tax, 'nature' tax

What is not included

  • Transportation to the farmhouse. The closest train station is Oldenzaal which is 2km away. From there, you can take a taxi. If people are coming from Amsterdam, we can also connect people who would like to share a rental car.

Booking

You can book your spot by selecting your room-type and follow the booking process below:

 

 

Date / Time

Location

Teacher

Price

29 Jun 2018, 15:00 - 22:00

De Lutte

Kimberly Poppe

30 Jun 2018, 08:00 - 22:00

De Lutte

Kimberly Poppe

01 Jul 2018, 08:00 - 16:00

De Lutte

Kimberly Poppe

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