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