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Celebrate the summer or winter (the ship is comfortably warm in winter!) in style on board ... Choose from a wide variety of activities: hatha yoga, relax yoga, pranayama, diverse active and less active meditations or enjoy mantra chanting during the yoga and mantra weeks. The perfect week to deeply relax, de-stress and reconnect with your life energy again.
You will stay at a beautiful coaster which is rebuilt to be a yogaboat and is named Andere Boeg. The boat is rebuilt totally sustainable and is the most sustainable passengers ship in Europe. This ship is 55 meter long and more than 7 meter width and has lovely light, silent yoga studio and 11 comfortable cabins with top-quality mattresses.
This ship also has a beautifully designed bar, a modern kitchen, nicely decorated living room, comfortable bathrooms and two spacious decks. While you feel the gentle energy of the water under you, at the same time you can feel the stability and firm energy of the ship itself. Practicing headstands, trees or any other balancing poses will not be more difficult than on the shore!
This retreat holiday Yoga and Meditation is a lovely relaxed week in which you can let go of all tension. Enjoy the endless moment in the present and recharge yourself with life-loving spirit. You are being offered a nice varied program with space, inner peace and relaxation. Please note that the boat will stay ashore during the retreat and this is not a sailing retreat.
Each afternoon, you can join a hatha yoga lesson. The lessons are challenging and well doable for as well beginners as more advanced yogi’s. Tune into the possibilities of your body, so you get the most benefit out of it. Next to yoga poses, we also do breathing exercises, yoga meditations and of course relaxation.
The hatha yoga philosophy is not focused on a deep contact with your body, but we do focus on the awareness in your body. We consider your body a wise adviser and leading for how you can practice the yoga poses best. None of the meditations will carry you away from the contact with your body or with the earth because we believe that especially the path downwards to the earth is important, becoming more and more present in your own body. Every night, we will do a relax yoga session, so that your sleep will be extra rejuvenating.
During the retreat you will do diverse meditations of yoga and other experience oriented traditions like sufi or gnostic paths. Silence and sound meditations, movement, standing, sitting or laying down meditations. Visualizations or focusing on what you perceive in your body;. All meditations have their own effect, yet all lead to ‘coming home’, living mindful and give you peace of mind. You have the option to do them all or just join the meditations that are most appealing to you, the choice is yours.
Next to the activities, there is sufficient time to have a nice swim or float on an air mattress beside the ship, walk along the shore, play guitar on deck at night and much more … On board the ship Andere Boeg it is easy to be at one with all elements, and deeply relax. Let your creativity and life-loving spirit flow from this peace. If you prefer to relax on deck in the sun rather than joining all of the activities, no problem; the activities are of an excellent standard, but they are not compulsory (except for the karma-yoga). Therefore, couples could also join this holiday even if only one of you would like to participate in the group activities. To guarantee the peace aboard, the minimum age is 18.
The program might slightly change, depending on the group.
Everybody contributes to the yoga and meditation week. Therefore, some household-tasks are part of the program.
Please bring your own bed linen with you (fitted sheet, duvet cover and pillowcase) or if needed, you can rent it for 12.50 EUR.
The retreat will be held on a ship and the boarding place will be easily approachable by car and public transport. You will get the latest information and a travelling plan one week in advance. For more information, you may ask your questions directly to Andere Boeg who will be happy to assist you.
We can be moored in Wageningen, Gorinchem, Arnhem or Nijmegen, all have their own special beauty and atmosphere. We can let you know as of 1 month in advance where we will be moored for your weekend.
Nijmegen is the eldest city of the Netherlands. From here, you can walk to the quiet banks at the other side of the river Waal, to lay down at the beach in Lent or make a walk in the nature of Lent, along the banks of the river. You can also nicely stroll at the promenade of Nijmegen with its cozy terraces and beautiful views. Nijmegen has a lot of nice little shops and and a variety of old and modern architecture. Wageningen is a cosy student city with beautiful nature. In the harbor, you can see the loading and unloading of the ships. From the ship, you are at walking distance from the wetlands, a nice area of nature along the river Rhine. A little further, there is a beautiful botanical garden and if you want to walk a little longer, you can walk into the forest. Lots of nature to inspire you … and if you walk from the ship to the other side, you can enjoy the little city of Wageningen. With a few minutes you are in the heart of the city with its big church and surrounding square with terraces.
Gorinchem is an old fortress town. You can enjoy a walk on the old walls that used to protect the city and also in Gorinchem there are wetlands and of course beautiful views on the river. We are moored in a canal in Gorinchem, on walking distance of the city with its big church, city hall and terraces.
Arnhem is situated along the river Rhine. In the city itself you will find impressive trees, delightful parks and magnificent country estates. There are also beautiful green avenues in and around the city centre.
All your meals are part of your package. Your meals will be vibrant and lovingly prepared with organic vegetarian products which will be provided each full day.
Massages are available on board. Please contact Andere Boeg for more information.
In all places we are moored it is possible and easy to get there by public transport. By public transport, it will be around 1,5 hours from Amsterdam, but the trip will be definitely worth it. If you come by car, in Wageningen, Nijmegen and Gorinchem we have free parking places next to/ near the ship.
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