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3 Day Inner Alchemy: Life Changing Yoga, Meditation and Conscious Nutrition Retreat in Abdij Belgie

Old Abbey, Abdijdreef 22, 3070 Kortenberg, Brussel, Belgium

Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Belgium

In a beautiful, natural place, you get in this retreat the peace, space, and nutrition to reconnect with your true self. With this unique and intensive program, you make contact with yourself at a deep level and free yourself from obstructive patterns and beliefs.

Do you experience continuous stress? Do you have physical complaints that don't go away? Do you suffer from fear or emotional pain? Are you going beyond your limits? Are you highly sensitive? Is your life dominated by others? Would you like to learn to live from your heart? Then Denicious invites you to their intensive transformation retreat and to let go of your old patterns!

Meet the instructors

Denise & Swami Antar
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  • Individual i-Rest consult
  • Daily Restorative yoga and yoga Nidra classes
  • Daily guided meditations, breathwork, and mindfulness practices
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals every day (Vegan meals available)
  • Evening celebrations: purifying ceremony, concert, fire ceremony
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Dutch
Group size: Maximum of 14 participants
Airport transfer available:
Brussels Airport (US$30 per person)
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  • Bar
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Tour assistance

The old abbey has character and a soul. The Benedictine single rooms are in the same style as it used to be when the nuns were there. Simple and comfortable accommodation that brings silence and calmness with a large window with a view of the garden or park. In combination with the surrounding nature is assuring that you will have a pleasant and relaxed stay.

Inner Alchemy uses the chapel as a meditation room and in good weather, you will also meditate or give yoga classes outside in the garden or park. The beautiful light stained glass room with a gothic arch construction ceiling serves as the yoga studio.

Comfortable rooms in the abbey

The standard rooms are single rooms, comfortable but sober as is usual in monastic life. Don't expect great luxury. You will only find a bed, sink, table, and chair, but all rooms are bright, serene, and have a large window and a view of the garden or park. The bathrooms are in the hallway and shared (with separate door and lock) and are cleaned regularly. There are no private bathrooms in the abbey, and double rooms are also available on request. Because of the RIVM measures only for family members or couples. Shared rooms are available only for couples or families during COVID-rules.


Do you experience continuous stress? Do you have physical complaints that don't go away? Do you suffer from fear or emotional pain? Are you going beyond your limits? Are you highly sensitive? Is your life dominated by others? Would you like to learn to live from your heart? Then we invite you to our intensive transformation retreat and to let go of your old patterns!.

Through Restorative yoga, breathwork, mindfulness, meditation, and individual iRest consult you make contact with your strength, love, and life energy. You go deep, very deep so that you become aware of and can transform your tension, emotions, and thoughts. You are going to clean up old programs that are still active in your system and in your life.

After this retreat

  • You are full of insights and ideas
  • You have come to your senses
  • You have experienced magical moments
  • You have lost a lot of old thoughts, feelings, blockages, pain, and fears
  • You know how to express yourself as your most authentic self. You have come into contact with your core: with who you really are
  • You will experience deep relaxation and healing
  • You have knowledge about yourself and the answers you have been looking for

What can you expect?

Through the combination of yoga, meditation, conscious nutrition (vegetarian), and individual guidance, this retreat is a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual detox. In this retreat, you go much deeper than you can imagine. A transformation retreat is often experienced as life-changing!

The retreats are given in small groups (maximum 14 people), so there is plenty of room for personal guidance. Together with Inner Alchemy' inspired guidance and the bed of a group you make a profound inner journey. Inner Alchemy help you solve old pieces through transformative coaching techniques. You get clear what lives in you, what wants to be seen and heard. You meet yourself and bend old beliefs into strength.

You are completely free to spend your own time in this retreat. Their intention is to help you with your personal development at your own pace and to enjoy the place where you are. They want you to enjoy yourself in a way that suits you to feel optimal mentally and physically fit and to experience inner harmony with yourself. You will understand that we do recommend that you largely follow the program to get the maximum benefit.

Of course, during the retreat, there is also plenty of room for fun, humor, craziness, and playfulness.

In short

  • In-depth meditations
  • Transformation processes
  • Group processes
  • Individual session
  • Learn a lot about yourself and personal & spiritual development
  • Relax and unwind
  • Connection and fun
  • Tasty (vegetarian) food and drinks

For whom?

The Inner Alchemy retreat is intended for:

Anyone who is open to this path of meditation and self-realization

Anyone who would like to change the inner struggle with limited thoughts, beliefs, or emotions

Anyone who really wants to live from the heart

Anyone who is happy with yoga, it is accessible for all levels (beginners or advanced)

Anyone who wants to experience deep inner peace and relaxation

Inner alchemy: Restorative yoga, mindfulness, and individual consult

The inner alchemy is a unique life-transforming program of Restorative yoga, breathwork, mindfulness, meditation, and individual IRest* consults. This program helps you:

to become aware of where you hold tension in your physical body;

to release physical tensions and emotions that you keep stored in your body;

to explore and transform-limited thoughts and beliefs;

to create deep relaxation to support your healing; 

to express yourself as your most authentic self.

I-Rest is a modern-day adaptation of the ancient meditative practice of yoga Nidra and clinical psychology. In a one-on-one session, the client is guided in a meditative and deep relaxing state from where a self-inquiry starts. Research shows that I-Rest effectively reduces PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.

Daily program

  • 07:30 - 08:00 Morning meditation class
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Herbal tea and light healthy breakfast
  • 09:30 - 11:00 Restorative yoga class with mindfulness and breath practices
  • 11.00 - 12.00 time for individual consultations (included but optional)
  • 12.00 - 13:30 lunch
  • 13.30 - 16.00 Group session and/or time for individual consultations (included but optional)
  • 16:00 - 16:30 tea and Ayurvedic bites
  • 13.30 - 16.00 Relaxing time for individual consultations (included but optional)
  • 19:00 - 20.30 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Relaxing yoga Nidra meditation class
  • 21:00 - 22:00 Evening celebrations: fire ceremony

Individual consultations

To support the healing of a client, an individual consult of I-Rest can be combined with energy healing. This consult is given by Denise Harskamp, a qualified holistic therapist. I-Rest is a modern-day adaptation of the ancient meditative practice of yoga Nidra.

In a one-on-one session, the client is guided in a meditative and deep relaxing state from where a self-inquiry starts of possible thoughts, beliefs, emotions, or images that are present in the moment. By welcoming all that is present in a state of awareness without judgment, the client is able to go beyond self-limiting beliefs or conditioning and transformation is possible. I-Rest connects to your unshakable and unchangeable essential being.

Personal approach

For the retreats, Inner Alchemy works with small groups of maximum 14 participants, allowing their teachers and therapists to give tremendous personal attention to each and every student and to offer a program that fits our participant's personal needs.

Free to attend-retreat

Please note that all the classes are optional during your retreat. Their intention is to let you develop at your own pace and to let you enjoy your stay. They want you to enjoy your retreat as much as possible, to become healthy in mind and body, and to learn how to feel at one with yourself.


Denise Harskamp

Swami Antar Khirad


The retreat takes place in an ancient Benedictine abbey (since 1085) close to Brussel and surrounded by an amazing park with ruins, art pieces, and old high trees next to water. You can do beautiful hikes from there into the forest and this beautiful nature calms you immediately down. The building itself has a long history and is definitely one of the scarce buildings with a soul. Started as a pilgrimage, it became a Benedictine abbey and somewhere in between it even became a castle and finally became in use as an abbey again.


There is free parking close to the abbey. Preferable you park on the parking of Sporthal/CC Colomba (Wijngaardstraat 1). Follow the signs CC Colomba or Sporthal. You get to access to the park via the curve in Wijngaardstraat. From there it's only a couple of minutes to walk along a path (with lights in the dark).



  • Bar
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio


  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Tour assistance


Food is an art to prepare and to receive. At the retreat, the food is based on vegetarian or vegan ingredients and is prepared with love and care and with high hygienic standards. Food is an essential part of life, so Inner Alchemy likes to offer a balanced menu, with dishes that give nourishment to your body and that are easy to digest, in order to keep you calm and help you to go deeper in meditation.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 daily Hatha yoga and / or yoga Nidra, mindfulness and meditation classes
  • 1 individual I-Rest consultations
  • Daily evening celebrations including a bonfire and fire ceremony
  • Nature walk
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals daily: breakfast, warm lunch, and light dinner (vegan options available)

What's not included

  • Transport and / or shuttle services
  • Medical and travel insurances

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Brussels Airport (BRU). Inner Alchemy can assist with arranging shuttle taxi services from the train station or airport to the location. You will be picked up by a driver at the agreed point and dropped off at the location, making your retreat fully hassle-free. You will pay for the taxi driver yourself.

Arrival by train

The old abbey is easily reachable by public transport. There is a train station Kortenberg on 1.2 km distance of the old abbey.

Arrival by bus

If you take the bus, you ask for the stop 'Kortenberg-Rijkswacht'.

Airport: Brussels Airport Airport transfer available: Brussels Airport (US$30 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Friday July 2, 2021
Departure: Sunday July 4, 2021

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 49 EUR per person. To benefit, book or reserve before:

  • December 1, 2020 for January 2021 date

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