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

  • Andere Boeg, Wageningen, Netherlands

Overview

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

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

  • 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.

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.

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.

Activities
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Swimming
General
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Hammock
  • Multilingual staff
  • River
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library

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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Vegetarian
  • Whole food
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • 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

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    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.

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-May-20 13:34:58

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    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!

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-May-17 22:14:57

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    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

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-May-02 03:56:56

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    Review by Jantine Jonkers from Netherlands
    5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    7.5 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    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

    "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 The Netherlands

    "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 The 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

    "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

    "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

    "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 The Netherlands

    "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 The Netherlands

    "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 The Netherlands

    "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 The Netherlands

    "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 The Netherlands

    "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

Andere Boeg is a special place for individual retreats, meditation and yoga retreat weekends and yoga retreat holidays.

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Departure:
Sunday July 16, 2017
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