Unwind for two weeks in a natural environment. Find yourself through meditative walks in nature and get practical tips on how to strengthen your relationships.
By Richard Slager and Pinky More.
At Centre Lothlorien, we teach Indian Classic Yoga, Yoga as it is taught in India. Here, Yoga is ‘A Way of Life’. By coming to peace and balance, you are better able to cope with the stimuli and distractions of everyday life. This 14-day retreat will give you the building blocks you need for this, namely rest and relaxation, a proper daily rhythm, exercise and healthy food.
– Stay on a beautiful French estate in the middle of nature.
– Yoga Asanas 5 days a week in the early morning.
– One week morning programme of walks and meditative exercises in the natural surroundings.
– One week morning programme on working on yourself to improve your relationships.
– All afternoons free to spend.
– The opportunity to take part in healthy vegetarian meals
In the first week, you will use Indian meditation techniques to achieve relaxation and find your deepest self again. Although we all engage with awareness and personal development in some way, we often don’t dwell on it long enough to really change anything in our lives. The surroundings of Centre Lothlorien are a true walking paradise. With lots of woods, vast fields, lakes, streams and valleys and above all no people to be seen, it is easy to really come back to yourself.
The second week focuses on strengthening interpersonal relationships in your home or family. According to Yoga, you cannot change another person, at least not directly. You can however, change how you perceive things, what effect situations have on you and how you react to others. By finding peace and calm within, you can have a positive effect on the behavior of others and ultimately improve your relationships.
Attention is paid to your personal situation or issues.
Activities take place Monday to Friday in the morning from 09:30 to 12:30. You can also participate in Yoga classes in the morning from 07:30 to 08:30.
Activities are taught in English.
About the organisers
The retreat is organised by Pinky More and Richard Slager.
Pinky was born in Mumbai, India. Here she completed the most advanced programme for yoga teachers at ‘The Yoga Institute’. After a few years of working and travelling around the world, she settled in the Netherlands to introduce Indian Classic Yoga, the traditional style of yoga. In Kerala, India, Pinky studied Ayurveda and started giving Ayurvedic massages. Since 2012, Pinky has been organising Yoga retreats at Centre Lothlorien. In 2019, she established the affiliation between ‘The Yoga Institute’ and Centre Lothlorien. Currently, besides leading her own Yoga Teacher Training Courses, she teaches in several countries in Europe and participates in yoga programmes in Dubai, Ghana and India.
Together with Pinky More, Richard is responsible for running the Yoga retreats and Yoga teacher training courses at Centre Lothlorien, The Yoga Institute France.
Sinds 2002, Richard spends a lot of time at Centre Lothlorien and knows all the special places in the area.
In Kerala, India, Richard studied the basics of Ayurveda and Herbology. Richard completed Yoga Teacher Training at The Yoga Institute in Mumbai. Now Richard teaches the Yoga Teacher Training Course at Centre Lothlorien, organises courses on the philosophy of Yoga and Ayurveda and conducts practical workshops on balanced eating, practical use of local herbs and preparation of oils and other herbal preparations.