Namaste 2019 New Year Retreat
With Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj
Namaste 2019 New Year Retreat
Welcome the New year in silence and embrace your natural state of being through Satsang & Sahaja Healing yoga
We would like to invite you to this unique opportunity to celebrate the New year in an unusual and profound way, embracing our full potential. We open our selves to the possibility to live life from our natural, effortless, unbounded, unchanging, eternal place.
This is an invitation to reconnect to the simplicity of being peaceful, happy and free, from Here so near, in the nature of our own mind and body.
Who we are is found in silence and stillness, allowing our self naturally to familiarize itself with and gravitate to the ground of our minds and the natural intelligence of our bodies. It takes some great courage because it seems unknown in the beginning, but truly is the only known reality of existence. This is peace, love, richness and freedom.
Satya and Sahaj provide the perfect environment to allow the sacred within you to unveil, so naturally trust will be born and like a new born let life unfold from here, the only place where you always are.
Arrival day: Sunday 30 December
- 15:00 - 16:00 Welcome and check in
- 16:00 - 18:00 Sahaja Healing yoga and Satsang
- 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
- 20:30 - 21:30 Meditation
Monday 31 December
- 07:00 - 09:00 Meditation and Sahaja Healing yoga
- 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
- 11:00 - 12:30 Satsang
- 13:00 Lunch and rest
- 16:00 - 17:00 Sahaja Healing yoga
- 17:00 - 19:00 Satsang
- 20:00 - 22:00 Special Dinner Celebration
- 22:00 - 23:00 Meditation/Kirtan
- 24:00 bed time after Welcoming New Year Ceremony
Departure day Tuesday 1 January
- 8:00-10:00 Sahaja Healing yoga and Satsang
- 10:30-12:00 New Year brunch
- 12:00 departure
Aan De Hei, De Hoorneboeg, Hilversum.
This new retreat location "Aan De Hei" near Hilversum is part of Buitenplaats De Hoorneboeg, a magnificent property of 13 hectares with its own forest, ancient winding paths and a picturesque hill in the center. The restoration of the two historic farms was completed in the spring of 2018 with the intention of creating an inspiring location to host retreats like yoga, mindfulness, meditation, healthy nutrition and philosophy.
The Buitenplaats offers now a vegetarian farm-to-table restaurant with its own garden (opening mid October), a fine space for training and a place for cultural and social initiatives in a historic villa.
On the property you can go wander through the winding paths or you can take a walk to the heath ("de Hei") or into the woods. You can stop and listen to the woodpeckers and the squirrels, admire the old trees or the openness of the magical hill in the middle of the property. It is a space to relax and just get away from the hectic pace of our daily lives. To connect with yourself, nature and each other.
The two farmhouses are connected to each other through a corridor and are solely used by the group for the yoga retreat. Both houses overlook the vast heath and lie on the edge of woodland. There is a large yoga room, a library with a fireplace stove, a spacious living room also with a fireplace and a spa with sauna and relaxation area overlooking the heath. There is a choice of single and double rooms on the upper floors, all with private bathroom! There is also a treatment room where you can book a massage from one of our expert therapist available on site.
Please visit their website for more information.
How to get there?
The Hoorneboeg is very centrally located in the Netherlands. You can very easily reach the venue by car, using the exit Hilversum on the A27. Your visit starts with a peaceful ride through a kilometer long lane of trees along the heath and woodland which opens onto the 13 hectare estate. There is a dedicated parking lot on the side of the property. The rest of the estate is completely car-free and you can reach the farmhouses by a short walk from your car through the forest.
The area is also well served by public transport, with a bus stop at the beginning of the driveway (bus 58 from Hilversum). From here it is a nice walk along the heath and woods, about 10 minutes to the country estate. From the railway station in Hilversum you can also bike 15 minutes to the Hoorneboeg (you can rent a OV-fiets at the railway station or bring your own on the train) or arrange for a taxi.
About the teachers
Katiza Satya is a yogini in heart and soul. She is an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (ERYT500-RYT 500) and licensed to certify students at the 200 & 500 hour levels. Katiza has in depth knowledge of Vipassana and Mindfulness meditation, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yin and yoga as a way of life.
Her friendly personality, contagious enthusiasm and warm heart inspire her students to getting the best out of themselves.
Since 1983 Katiza Satya has studied with a great number of prominent teachers and masters in Europe, the U.S. and India. She was directly inspired by Tibetan master Namkhai Norbu Rimpoche, Sri Ramana Maharshi, her guru H.W.I. Poonja (Papaji), Dalai Lama, B.K.S. Iyengar, Guruji Pattabi Jois, Vipassana teacher S.N. Goenka, Parahamsa Nithyananda, Richard Freeman, Clive Sheridan, Sarah Powers, Tsultrim Allione, Dona Holleman and Orit Sen Gupta.
Katiza Satya leads retreats, workshops, immersions trainings and courses throughout Europe, Asia and South America. She is partner, senior teacher and spiritual adviser at Delight Yoga.
Kevin Sahaj is a dedicated yoga practitioner who has been studying and practicing yoga for 30 years. His approach to teaching is eclectic and draws from many different methods and teachings to help students align their lives towards awakening. His focus is to offer the right method for the individual according to their needs and aspirations.
He is the life partner of Katiza Satya and together they are leading the Delight Yoga Teacher training and offering guidance in the spiritual direction of the school.
At a young age Kevin Sahaj was a martial artist. He then had a spontaneous awakening experience from which an urgency to search for the truth was born. His first meditation teacher was SN Goenka in the Vipassana Buddhist tradition. From this ground he studied Mahayana Buddhism with Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Nepal, Vipassana meditation in Thailand with Ajahn Buddhadasa, Zen Buddhism with Japanese zen master Hogen, in the Hatha yoga tradition. Over a period of 8 years he studied with K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. Other significant yoga teachers that he has learned directly from were: TKV Desikachar, Mark Whitwell, Shandor Remete, Dena Kingsburg, Graham Northfield and many other dedicated yogis and healers.
- €450 in twin room
- €550 in single room
- All rooms have private bathroom.