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8 Days Yoga & Meditation or Yoga & Mantra on Boat in the Netherlands

  • Andere Boeg, Wageningen, Netherlands

Aboard the Yoga Boat for Yoga and Meditation in the Netherlands

Celebrate the summer in style on board Andere Boeg near the gorgeous Dutch riverside. 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. July 9 and August 18 are yoga and diverse meditation weeks; August 4 and 11 are yoga and mantra meditation weeks.

Highlights

  • Yoga classes
  • Mantra chanting sessions
  • Diverse meditation sessions
  • Quality support during your stay on the ship
  • 7 nights accommodation onboard
  • Organic vegetarian meals
  • Coffee, tea and snacks
  • 8 days with instruction
  • Dutch, English
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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.

Hatha yoga

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.

Meditations

During the Yoga and Meditation weeks (July 9, August 18) 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. - During the yoga and mantra singing weeks (Aug. 4 and 11), we will practice mantras in the mornings. Mantras are words or sentences. By repeating these phrases, you will soon get into a very nice, relaxing meditative state-of-mind. You will notice that your heart opens itself and life-energy starts flowing again or more vividly. Together we make sounds; we chant, sing and say the mantras or sometimes we let it flow silently. Each mantra has its own meaning, for example power, compassion or peace. By repeating the mantra, you will be filled with its energy.-

Daily schedule:

  • 8:30 – 9:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Morning meditations (diverse meditation forms or mantra meditations, depending on the week)
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
  • 16:00 – 17:30 Hatha Yoga
  • 18:00 – 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 – 19:30 Karma yoga (or at other time of the day)
  • 20:00 - Relax Yoga

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.

Itinerary information

The program might slightly change, depending on the group.

Course information

Everybody contributes to the yoga and meditation week. Therefore, some household-tasks are part of the program.

What to bring

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.

Travel assistance

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.

From July 9 till 16 we are moored in the harbor of Nijmegen, 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 is the eldest city in the Netherlands, has a lot of nice little shops and and a variety of old and modern architecture.

In August, Wageningen is our place. In the harbor, you can see the loading and unloading of the ships. From the ship, you are in one minute at 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.

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.

  • Kayak rent
  • Massage
  • Relax by the ship
  • Small library of books
  • Swimming
  • Walking

Massages are available on board. Please contact Andere Boeg for more information.

  • 7 nights accommodation onboard
  • All vegetarian and organic meals
  • Continuous quality support throughout your stay
  • Diverse meditation sessions
  • Yoga classes
  • Bed linen
  • Drinks
  • Kayak rent
  • Massages
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.

Verified BookMeditationRetreats.com reviews

  • L
    Review by Laura Macdonald from United Kingdom

    Yoga boat

    CONS Cons: Socializing after sessions was more difficult not speaking Dutch. But was fine to spend more time alone. Would possibly have enjoyed yoga in the morning and meditation later as a better balance.

    PROS Pros: Very relaxed time. Structured and well organized. Professionally run. Enjoyed being outdoors as much as possible. Time went quickly.

    2017-Aug-19 17:03:27

  • P
    Review by Petie De Waele from Netherlands

    Professioneel en warm bad

    PROS Pros: Alles

    2017-Aug-19 06:10:34

  • J
    Review by Jolene Dunne from Ireland

    Peace and relaxation aboard the beautiful Andere Boeg

    CONS Cons: Nothing, a very pleasant week

    PROS Pros: Marloes is very warm and welcoming. She is a very competent teacher who understands the various needs and limitations of the participants. Many of our group remarked on her kind and gentle approach to teaching. She was also very receptive to what we as a group wanted to do during the sessions and how we were feeling at the time. The ship itself is beautiful and finished to a very high standard. I loved reading about all the work that went into building it and imagining the love and dedication they must have had to complete such a project. I am vegan, and Marloes made a special effort to cater for my diet even though it was not advertised. Bikes are available to borrow from the ship so it's easy to explore the surroundings!

    2017-Aug-19 03:18:41

  • C
    Review by Carly Hill from Netherlands

    Tot rust komen in een prettige omgeving

    PROS Pros: Het retreat werd heel persoonlijk naar mijn wensen aangepast, het was erg flexibel. Ook ben ik erg blij met de goede omgang met mijn moeilijke dieet. Ook heb ik veel leuke nieuwe dingen geleerd!

    2017-Jul-17 11:25:51

  • P
    Review by Petra Van't Hul from Netherlands

    Zo fijn deze retraite!!!

    PROS Pros: Marloes is een heel fijne vrouw en super goede docente!! Ziet goed wat er nodig is en is duidelijk erg ervaren. Prachtige en sfeervolle boot, heel fijn om me een aantal dagen te kunnen onderdompelen in yoga, meditatie, rust en heerlijk en gezond te eten. Ik kan het iedereen aanraden!!

    2017-Aug-18 20:03:46

  • C
    Review by Caroline Goffin from Belgium

    2017-Aug-14 10:51:26

  • A
    Review by Anonymous

    Mijn fijne beleving op de yoga-boot!

    PROS Pros: De mooie plekjes waar de yoga-lessen werden gegeven. En er is een fijne yoga ruimte. Het dagelijkse yoga-programma is behalve ontspannend ook uitdagend en gevarieerd. En naast het programma kun je de prachtige omgeving verkennen omdat er fietsen aanwezig zijn, echt top. De sfeer onderling was ook super gezellig. En ik heb heerlijk geslapen omdat de faciliteiten heel goed zijn.

    2017-Aug-14 08:42:12

  • R
    Review by Raymond Hegeman from Netherlands

    aangenaam les van een vrouw die weet waar ze het over heeft

    CONS Cons: -

    PROS Pros: goede atmosfeer; goed les; goede dagindeling; goede accommodatie; goed eten; leuke groep mensen

    2017-Aug-08 07:47:46

  • L
    Review by Anonymous

    Retreat with everything

    CONS Cons: Nothing I didn't like!

    PROS Pros: Yoga and meditation sessions were thoughtful and relaxing. Boat was located in a nice area by the river and beautiful landscape which could be reached by bike. Vegetarian dinner was very tasty. Hosts were very genuine and friendly.

    2017-Aug-07 19:52:57

  • C
    Review by Clarisse Van Amerongen from Netherlands

    Volledig tot rust komen, ontspanning, warmte en humor

    CONS Cons: niets was niet leuk

    PROS Pros: De goede faciliteiten (heerlijk ruim schip), niets moet, wat volledig gevoel tot ontspannenheid geeft

    2017-Aug-07 05:43:43

  • D
    Review by Doris Latumahina from Netherlands

    Een geweldige retrait

    CONS Cons: Niets wat ik niet leuk vond.

    PROS Pros: Retraite op een boot is een unieke ervaring. De rust in de prachtige enorme yogaruimte. Je waant je op een eiland. Alles loslaten en nergens druk om maken, heerlijk. De yoga en meditatie van Marlous waren ontzettend fijn. Ze hield rekening met iedereen. Na zo'n weekend kan je alles weer aan.

    2017-Jul-04 17:38:50

  • A
    Review by Adele Beerling from Germany

    Perfectly relaxing yoga weekend

    CONS Cons: -

    PROS Pros: Well balanced programme, accommodating different levels, solid programme

    2017-Jul-03 21:12:47

  • H
    Review by Helen Freney from Netherlands

    2017-Jun-06 10:09:09

  • Y
    Review by Yulia Omelchuk from United Kingdom

    Perfect weekend getaway

    PROS Pros: Yoga on the boat is in itself great experience. Yoga room was very nice, we also managed to do yoga on the river shore, which tripled the effect of relaxation. Marloes and Thijs are very pleasant people, i enjoyed talking to them a lot. The food was delicious as well. Overall, very positive experience

    2017-Jun-05 08:50:15

  • I
    Review by Anonymous

    2017-Jun-05 07:19:02

  • E
    Review by Anonymous

    Andere Boeg is a very welcoming and beautiful place with professional yoga lessons and meditations

    CONS Cons: Nothing negative in this weekend for me, I will come back and tell friends about this. I enjoyed every minute.

    PROS Pros: The surrounding area is really nice. We did a lot of outside yoga; at the banks of the river, in the water meadows and in a splendid botanical garden on top of a hill. Marloes is a great yoga & meditation teacher; she explains clearly, corrects my poses if necessary and adapts to every level. The ship is really big and it is lovely. Cozy cabins and a yoga studio which is peaceful and quiet. The food was very healthy and divers.

    2017-May-20 13:34:58

  • Z
    Review by Zireen Chaudhry from United Kingdom

    Yogaboat

    PROS Pros: The whole experience was very pleasant from initially booking the trip. Marloes approach was in a very relaxed and non judgemental way. There was no pressure to push myself or my body or even my mind which I really appreciated as was looking for some downtime for myself. The boat was beautiful as was the cat and the yoga space within the boat was very special too. The food prepared was very healthy, colourful and tasteful too which Marloes partner helped with. Marloes and her partner were able to create a balanced and comfortable environment together which was very nice to be around. I hope to return one day!

    2017-May-17 22:14:57

  • T
    Review by Tyannick Ouk from Germany

    Awesome retreat with a unique experience

    CONS Cons: Would have been nice to be able to do yoga outside but weather was not so great

    PROS Pros: Visiting the surrounding area. Hiking our way to the park. Proximity to the town center

    2017-May-02 03:56:56

  • J
    Review by Jantine Jonkers from Netherlands

    Organizer response: Jantine booked a private cabin for a weekend, for € 447,-. After this review, I changed the price for a weekend with a stay in a private cabin to € 350,-. The mooring place is a city harbor, which Jantine thought not very inspiring. There are splendid views in the neighborhood of the ship though, in one minute walk you are in the water-side meadows, but unfortunately Jantine could not enjoy this because she could not walk easily.

    2017-Apr-18 17:41:35

  • Review by Laura
    10 out of 10

    "I had a wonderful time with Andere Boeg. I arrived at Andere Boeg after a very stressful period and I needed to take a rest. Marloes and all the staff were very kind and caring. The boat is beautiful and there is a big room for yoga and the other activities. The food is organic and delicious, the place is very quite and relaxing; during the day we had meditation and yoga sessions, and in my free time I walked along the river, in the woods and explored the countryside. This simple life helped me to find my serenity again. Everything was really of high quality. Thank you Andere Boeg for everything! Greetings from Italy"

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  • Review by Mandy Burgers from Netherlands
    9 out of 10

    "Ik heb onwijs genoten van het yogaweekend bij Marloes en Teus op het schip! De sfeer was heel veilig en ontspannen en de yoga- en meditatielessen inspirerend en toegankelijk voor alle niveaus. Marloes is een super ervaren en deskundige docent met oog voor iedereens beperkingen en uitdagingen. Daarnaast zorgde Teus voor fantastische maaltijden. Dit alles met een open geest, een goede portie humor en de wijsheid en warmte van kat Tijger. Het weekend heeft me een hoop rust gegeven en handvatten voor het dagelijkse leven. Daarnaast ook hele leuke, warme en lieve mensen leren kennen. Ik kom zeker nog een keer terug!"

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  • Review by Jedidja from Netherlands

    "Marloes en Teunis zijn echt super leuk! Ik heb genoten van ieder moment op jullie boot! Niks was te veel of te weinig. De sfeer was warm en huiselijk en de groep was daarbij ook een hele fijne bijdrage. Het eten was erg lekker, de meditaties professioneel en verrassend. Het geluk was dat we een stukje gingen varen, wat echt een cadeautje opzich was. Alles bij elkaar maakte het voor mij een perfect weekendje met ontspannende yoga! Bedankt!"

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Testimonials

  • Review by Alin
    10 out of 10

    "First of all, Marloes and Teus are wonderful people, they really know how to welcome the guests and make them feel relaxed and yet focused on those small things that matter."

    "Me and my girlfriend, we enjoyed a calm weekend, we had experienced a new(new for us) type of meditation: sound meditation."

    "Also we have improved our flexibility and the ability to maintain the focus longer and concentrate more on the ‘now’. For example, on our way back to Brussels, by car, we didn’t feel the need to listen to music while driving, we just wanted to ‘be’ and drive, with no hurry :)"

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  • Review by Sarah and Pamela

    "If you are looking for a weekend to unwind with a combination of yoga, meditation and drinking tea on a beautiful boat, I very much recommend joining Marloes! Besides yoga sessions that are tailored to individual levels and needs as well as different forms of meditation, there is time to connect with fellow yogis, enjoy the surrounding area and spent time looking out over the water. Very relaxing!"

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  • Review by Kim
    10 out of 10

    "What a lovely weekend! During the yoga practice, Marloes had a lot of attention for everyone’s constraints, due to which I could also practice the poses in my own way. The meditations were very well guided and therefore really nice. Also meals and snacks were lovely and well taken care of."

    "The ship is impressive, beautiful and clean and Teus and Marloes create a warm atmosphere, which makes you feel at home. By this combination, I have had a lovely weekend, with great teachings that I could take home :)."

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  • Review by Emmy Hagenaars from Netherlands

    "I really loved this Yoga relax weekend at Andere Boeg. My body is not 100% fit and Marloes adapted perfectly to that by giving me adjusted poses. I have experience with a large number of yoga teachers, and Marloes is one of the very few who is capable to exactly see what your body can do. She notices whether you do a pose well or not (and so, if you do not injure yourself), and if you do not, she explains what goes wrong and what you should be different or what alternative pose you can do. I also liked to see what amazing things others can do with their body (like Crow and Scorpio) and that still, Marloes could challenge them also with advanced poses. Now after the yoga weekend I have practiced for a few weeks at home and I notice my body becomes more fit and I can even do some poses that I could not do yet at the weekend, I am so happy with that. "

    "The food is delicious, Teus is a very creative cook. The accommodation is great and the view from the yoga room over the water surface is really special. The only negative point I can think of is that the cabins are a bit small, but of course that is part of the beauty of a ship. I gave this weekend to myself as a present. This yoga weekend was the first weekend I was away from home after the birth of my youngest son (almost 3 years) and I have slept wonderfully, 2 nights 10 hours straight; that was also a great contribution to the relaxation :). I think the schedule of the weekend is an excellent mix of activity and rest. Highly recommended; I will definitely be back!"

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  • Review by Pamela Kovacs

    "I really enjoyed this great weekend retreat and I've already told others about it. Marloes excellently adjusted the yoga classes to the level and abilities of the different participants. I loved the balance between yoga and meditation. It is clear Marloes has put a lot of thought into the weekends and it shows - very nice, relaxing, and lovely! "

    "Moreover, the accommodation is lovely and the food is delicious. I definitely recommend Andere Boeg to you - - I hope you are able to go!"

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  • Review by Aurelia
    10 out of 10

    "Wow... what an excellent weekend. I have not felt so deeply relaxed in years ... Really special, what Marloes can do in one weekend. She gets a straight A from me!"

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  • Review by Hester

    "A while ago I did this weekend. It was a lovely relaxing weekend. Nicely adjusted yoga, deep relaxation in the meditations and I went home completely relaxed, recharged and full of inspiration. The boat is a fantastic place, the surroundings are gorgeous to hike and Marloes is a warm woman and a skilled teacher. Teus is a great cook and Tijgertje is a real Zen-cat."

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  • Review by Jacq from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "Deze week heeft mij meer gebracht dan ik ooit had kunnen hopen. Ik ben een redelijk aards type. Mijn voornaamste reden was oud en nieuw doorkomen (voor het eerst alleen) en wat ontspanning met meditaties en yoga. Maar het werd veel veer dan dat. Ik heb, dankzij deze week en de ontzettend fijne begeleiding, echt een volgende stap gezet in het loslaten en mijn reis naar zelfontdekking. En ook heel belangrijk, ik heb geen moment het idee gehad dat ik me verantwoordelijk zou moeten voelen voor het groepsproces. Dat zegt veel over jullie kwaliteiten. Ik heb me veilig gevoeld, kwetsbaar maar ook moedig. Dank jullie daarvoor!"

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  • Review by Peter from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "Als wijsheid en emoties onbetaald zijn dan zou de retraite onbetaalbaar moeten zijn en dat ook nog eens met klasse restaurant eten en warme professionele begeleiding en indrukwekkend gevarieerd programma op een luxe boot en heerlijk in de natuur. Een aanrader voor iedereen."

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  • Review by Lisette from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "Ik kijk met bijzonder warme gevoelens terug naar de oud- en nieuw retraite. Het volledig jezelf mogen zijn en je kwetsbaar mogen opstellen is bijzonder fijn. De boot en de lieve eigenaren Marloes en Teus zorgen voor een gevoel van een warm bad. Het is goed om in onze hectische wereld de ruimte te nemen om even weer terug te keren naar jezelf en je hart te voelen. Mijn hart is nog niet geheel geopend maar mijn proces daar naartoe is in gang gezet en dat voelt bijzonder goed. Steeds vaker mag ik voelen dat wat mijn hart mij zegt goed is. Je leest of hoort ‘m vaker, maar het is echt zo, ’volg je hart want dat klopt’. Dank je wel voor deze mooie ervaringen! Ik ben ook dankbaar voor de mooie contacten die ik er aan over heb gehouden. Ik kom graag nog een keertje terug!"

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  • Review by Angela from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "Andere boeg is een Heerlijke rustige plek waar ik met deze retraite letterlijk van oud naar nieuw ben gegaan. Door jullie mooie werkwijzen de boeg methode heb ik mijn innerlijke strijd van 33 jaar los gelaten en mezelf compleet terug gevonden. Jullie plek is geweldig en jullie zijn aanwezig als 2 warme en liefdevolle mensen. Alles wat ik nodig heb was aanwezig om volledig in vertrouwen te kunnen zijn! Ik ben enorm dankbaar dat ik jullie en jullie mooi plek heb ontdekt mede dankzij jullie zijn meerdere wensen nu uitgekomen. Onwijs bedankt voor deze transformerende retraite ik voel me een nieuw mens. En blijf zeker terug komen."

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  • Review by Sobai from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "De dagen met Oud en Nieuw vlogen voorbij, de inzichten, de stilte, de meditatie waren geweldig, en de begeleiding helemaal super. Loslaten en het nieuwe verwelkomen dat is wat het was, en dat was mooier als ik mezelf van te voren had ingebeeld. het eten was geweldig en de veiligheid binnen de groep was prachtig om te ervaren. Teus en Marloes twee toppers en de Boot is van alle gemakken voorzien, het slapen in een vier persoonshout was prima, hele leuke lieve waardevolle contacten overgehouden aan deze dagen."

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Wageningen, Netherlands

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