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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (1972) is a qualified complementary therapist. She combines her profession as an energy healer, iRest yoga teacher, and culinary chef. She has a background as a creative consultant in international corporate and cultural organizations. In 2014-2016 she lived in Curacao and traveled extensively with partners and kids through the South of America and explored her interests in shamans, medicinal plants, and healing arts. She knows the island Curacao as a local and loves to share the hidden treasures of Curacao with you!
Antar Khirad (‘Inner wisdom’) got his Sanyas in 1996 at the community of ‘Osho’, an enlightened contemporary Master in Pune. Though the journey goes further back then that, starting at a very young age with playfulness, wilderness, and a deep search of the truth, along with fellow travelers. Born in the northern part of India in a Kshatriya family, he was raised with ‘Sanatan Dharma’ (Eternal Religion). Through the journey of life, he has been with different mystics and masters and lived in several communes and ashrams. “Religion is not where you are born in, it’s what is born out of you".
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).
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.
Transfer available for additional US$30 per person
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.
The old abbey is easily reachable by public transport. There is a train station Kortenberg on 1.2 km distance of the old abbey.
If you take the bus, you ask for the stop 'Kortenberg-Rijkswacht'.
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