Retreat

The Heart Retreat

With Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

The Heart Retreat

with Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

A very unique opportunity for dedicated yoga practitioners looking for further guidance and inspiration in their practice: a 10-days retreat guided by Satya and Sahaj in the spiritual community Radhadesh Ardennes. 

 

Yoga -as taught in the past- was always taught one-on-one. The teacher would assess the needs, aspirations and constitution of the student and give him/her the personal practice that would connect them to their innermost truth. This innermost truth of the individual is unique to that person and each persons yoga practice will ultimately be an individual practice guided closely by authentic teachers and teachings.

The Heart retreat will offer you the opportunity to deepen into the yoga that is most suited to your individual needs, and will give you the foundational ground, connection and steadiness to become a living yogi or yogini.

A yoga retreat is a rare opportunity to discover what it is to live a yogic life of awakening. It is a time we remove ourselves from our ordinary life and create a new possibility of coming out of our conditioned mind, our emotions and our body. From early in the morning until evening we will be immersed in the sacred path of yoga in all its forms. It is an intensive process that will change the way you see your life.

We call this retreat “The Heart” because that is the physical location of our energy and our true Self. It is through the heart that we fully open ourselves to develop pure devotion and longing for liberation.

 

Program outline

During this retreat Satya and Sahaj will drawn from several wisdom traditions to offer you 10 days of practices ranging from asana, pranayama, meditation, healing, Taoist chi-kung, shamanic healing, Buddhism, to chanting, rituals and philosophy. 

We will begin exploring and realigning the physical body with the breath, experiencing the connection between the body and mind. We will then be ready to introduce the more subtle body/energy practices.

The philosophical ground of practice will be based on the Bhagavad Gita, the teaching of which are fully alive in the Radhadesh community.

We will be using more advanced yoga practices that help us to de-code, uncover and in a way break down the walls of what is keeping us from being aware of our true wisdom nature. This practice will affect the nervous system, and this will change the patterns of the energy flow in the body.

We will learn how the energy in the body works, and how the energy body and mind are intimately connected. The subtle body is composed of energy pathways called nadis and areas of focused life energy called chakras. When these channels are clear, our awareness is clear like the sky.

Through the deep immersion in the teachings of these very gifted and experienced teachers, in this very special place in the midst of the Belgian Ardennes, you will come out as a different person, with a clearer understanding of yourself, your practice and your dharma - this retreat will literally open your heart and blow your mind away.

 

Accommodation

In the heart of the Belgian Ardennes, near Durbuy, lies the fairytale castle of Petite Somme. The castle has a long history which now houses the spiritual community, Radhadesh Ardennes. The new residents have thoroughly restored  the castle and transformed it into a true spiritual oasis where you can explore the colorful culture of the Indian traditions. The castle is now one of the main attractions of the Ardennes.

Radhadesh has beautiful deities (Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha) that stand on an Indian style marble altar built in 1986. Traditional ceremonies are carried out at the temple several times a day, during some ceremonies there is also musical accompaniment.

The castle also offers a vegetarian restaurant and cafeteria, a guest house to comfortably stay at, a Museum of Sacred Art, an Indian store, a nice trail on the wooded estate, a traditional bakery and a playground for children.

The Guest house offers comfortable accommodation, with a choice of different rooms (single or shared), all with private bathroom. There is a dedicated yoga room for the practice, you will need to bring your own yoga mat and meditation pillow.

3 pure vegetarian indian style meals will be served each day, made freshly and with love in the Radhadesh kitchen.

For more information about Radhadesh, please visit: http://www.radhadesh.com/en/

 

Practical information

The Heart retreat starts on Friday 25 November and finishes on Sunday 4 December 2016.

Plan to arrive on 25th November around 12:00-14.00, so to be ready at 15:00 to start the retreat.
Room check-in starts from: 12:00
The retreat will end on Sunday 4th December in the morning after practice around 9:30 am. Breakfast will then be served and you'll have time afterwards to pack and empty your rooms. All rooms have to be emptied by 11:30 am. You can of course stay longer on the day at Radhadesh if you wish.

Cost of this retreat is €1675 per person on basis of a shared room. This includes 21% VAT (BTW), food, accommodation and use of all facilities at Radhadesh, all yoga tuitions and the Heart course manual. 

Not included in the fees are books, yoga mat and props (bring your own), travel to- and from the retreat centre, travel insurance.

 

Requirements

You need to have an established yoga self-practice (4+ days per week) for a minimum of 2 years to join this retreat. You should also be familiar with the Astanga Vinyasa Yoga method and with meditation techniques.

Please read the following books prior to the retreat:

1) Bhagavad Gita - here the list of the recommended versions:  

- The Living Gita by Swami Satchidananda; or

- The Bhagavad Gita by Swami Nikhilananda/ Ramakrishna; or

- The Bhagavad Gita translation/commentary by S. Radhakrishnan, Harper Collins translation; or

- Eknath Easwaran Commentary 

2) Breathing Book by Donna Farhi 

3) Awakening the Sacred Body by Tenzin Wangyal Rinponche 

 

More information and booking

Please contact Sophie via academy@delightyoga.nl with your questions about this retreat or for booking details.

Date / Time

Location

Teacher

Price

25 Nov 2016, 09:00 - 18:00

Weteringschans

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

26 Nov 2016, 09:00 - 18:00

Weteringschans

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

27 Nov 2016, 09:00 - 18:00

Weteringschans

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

28 Nov 2016, 09:00 - 18:00

Weteringschans

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

29 Nov 2016, 09:00 - 18:00

Weteringschans

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

30 Nov 2016, 09:00 - 18:00

Weteringschans

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

01 Dec 2016, 09:00 - 18:00

Weteringschans

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

02 Dec 2016, 09:00 - 18:00

Weteringschans

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

03 Dec 2016, 09:00 - 18:00

Weteringschans

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

04 Dec 2016, 09:00 - 18:00

Weteringschans

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

More information and booking

Sophie academy@delightyoga.nl