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Mindfulness Retreat

November 15 @ 18:00 - November 17 @ 15:00

The mind can be out of control, often thinking about different problems, desires, too much stuck in the past and worrying about the future. That can eventually lead us to stress, anxiety and other help problems.

This retreat provides you with tools on how to engage the mind in beneficial activities, acquire the life skills to use mindful actions. With sessions on meditation, yoga, nature, mindfulness and other psychological techniques, you will experience stress reduction, emotional well-being, better health and vitality.

Powerful new insights to take back into your daily life.


Friday, November 15

18:00 Greeting & Meeting

18:30 – 19:30 Dinner

19:30 – 20:30 Introduction to the retreat, tour


Saturday, November 16

07:00 – 7:30 Meditation and breathing exercises (Ieva)

07:30 – 8:30 Energise with hatha yoga (Edvin)

09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

11:00 – 13:00 Mindfulness based self-regulation (Ieva)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:30 – 15:30 Hiking in the forest: relax in nature

16:00 – 17:00 The mind: our friend or enemy (Syamananda)

17:30 – 18:30 Elevate your mind with sound meditation (Edvin)

18:30 – 19:30 Dinner

20:15 Optional meditation music – kirtan


Sunday, November 17

07:00 – 7:30 Meditation, breathing exercises (Ieva)

07:30 – 8:30 Yoga asanas with relaxation (Edvin)

09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

11:00 – 13:00  Cope with negative thinking – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Birgit)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 Finalising the retreat

Optional: Sightseeing in Durbuy or SPA in Barvaux



Ieva Kurmyte – retreat host, health and social psychologist, yoga instructor. Graduated from Bachelor’s Degree of Biology and Psychology, Master’s Degree of Health and Social Psychology.

Edvins Zdanovics
– yoga instructor, healthy lifestyle practitioner. He is a Yoga Alliance qualified and experienced yoga practitioner in traditional Ashtanga and Hatha yoga, meditation.

Birgit Veskioja-Vrolijk – psychologist with a Master’s degree specializing in counseling psychology. In her sessions she is using cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. www.internationalpsy.nl

Syamananda – guest speaker, president of Radhadesh temple, Irish monk practicing Bhakti yoga for 25 years. He regularly presents lectures about Bhakti philosophy and meditation.


ADDITIONAL THERAPIES (not included in the total price)

Psychology consultations with Ieva Zdanovica
Essential oils workshop with Maja Vrieling
Oil massage for ladies with Gandharvika
Relaxation oil massage for ladies with Kancana Vali
Sports, Shiatsu, chair massage, sound workshop with Jan Morks

Kayaking at Adventure Valley Durbuy and sightseeing Durbuy.

Retreat is happening in Belgium Ardennes, nearby magnificent city of Durbuy.

The activities are and other facilities, such as accommodation, meals are located in a beautiful Chateau de Petite Somme, Radhadesh.
The spacious estate spreads over 40 acres including a special forest path with meditative verses. It is surrounded by a peaceful and beautiful nature.


Per person, including accommodation, food and activities.

€ 200 shared room (three persons)
€ 220 shared room (two persons)
€ 250 single room

If you don’t need accommodation or would like to attend part of the retreat, please contact us for adjustments.


Petite Somme 5, Septon – Durbuy, 6940, Belgium

REGISTRATION  is required
Places are limited, to guarantee your place, an initial payment of €80 is required.
In case of cancellation at least 2 weeks in advance of the retreat, money is returned.
To register please press on “Register” on top of this page or  e-mail: eva.zdanovca@gmail.com


November 15 @ 18:00
November 17 @ 15:00