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7 days Silence - Yoga - Detox Retreat

At a Glance

22-01-2018 / 28-01-2018
From € 960 to € 1.440

  • 6 nights accommodation in Shared, Single, Double, Premium Rooms or Hermitages
  • Full board - vegetarian meals
  • Fruits, Teas and filtered water
  • Free use of Body Care Center facilities: sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, indoor heated swimming pool
  • All workshops and sessions as written in the program

Not included:
  • Flights to/from Malpensa International Airport
  • Transfers to/from Mandali Retreat Centre
  • Massage and Therapies at the Body Care Center

Your Teachers

Alison Melvin
In an age of speed, I can think of nothing more exhilarating than going slow.
In an age of distraction, nothing feels more luxurious than paying attention.
And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still."
- Pico Iyer

Alison is an experienced and passionate teacher who combines her love of mindful yoga with meditation. She is inspired by Yin qualities such as gentleness, slowing down and doing less, all of which are too often lacking in our busy, fast-paced lives. Her focus is about re-teaching the body how to relax and to release deep-seated tensions, softening physically and emotionally and paying attention to the ordinary moments on the yoga mat and in our everyday life. She teaches a gentle and strong yoga practice that is suitable and do-able for everyone and every body, both beginners and experienced yogis.

Alison firmly believes that the goal of yoga is more about paying attention and less about simply doing poses. Less about what the poses look like from the outside and more about what is happening on the inside and the way mindful movement and breath awareness train the heart and mind to find more ease and stillness. Training ourselves through our yoga practice in doing less and being more. Fearing less and loving more.

Alison teaches a variety of different styles of yoga - Hatha, Yin, Gentle and Restorative yoga, in which she shares personal inspiration, readings and poems with movement and breath awareness. During the silent retreat she will lead students in a slow Hatha flow in the morning to wake up the body and to invigorate the energy system and Yin or Restorative and Yoga Nidra in the afternoon to release tension and to allow for deep rest and relaxation.

What it is

Tijn Touber and Juno Burger will accompany you on your journey into a week of healing, clarifying and illuminating silence. For seven days, you don’t have to do anything other than be yourself. You do not have to talk, act funny, earn respect or be successful. The less you do, the more you are. In the silence, you will come home in the eye of the storm, the quiet space behind your busy mind and limiting conditioning. You will contact your original blueprint, know who you are, what to do and gain access to the healing and inspiring field that connects us all. During this retreat, the participants will not speak.
After the official introduction on the day of arrival, the silence will be started, after which the participants will not speak for the rest of the program. Every morning we will start with traditional Hatha yoga as a preparation for meditation. Each day we will make a silent walk in the beautiful surroundings of Mandali. Throughout the day there is Me-Time, a time to lumber and make yourself admissible for inspiration and clarity.

In the daily inspiration class, Tijn and Juno will share insights and techniques that you can use to calm your mind, feel grounded and let your energy flow more freely. Also, you will be handed tools that you can use to deal with what presents, being in silence. In addition to the guided mediations and instructions during the yoga 
classes, this is the only moment where the facilitators will speak, the participants are completely silent throughout the week.

Later in the afternoon there will be a yin-yoga class in preparation for the last meditation of the day. 

After dinner, there is time for you to relax, enjoy the many Body Care Centre facilities or find a deep sleep.
During the retreat, you can receive a personal energetic clearing from Juno, helping you to release old tension which also supports you in the detox process, both physically, emotionally and mentally (included in the price). 
During the retreat, you will be served living, medicinal foods that will cheer your system and allow your body to relax, rest and detox. During the retreat, you will not eat meat, fish, dairy, bread and sugar or drink coffee. As much as is seasonably possible all products are of biological grade.


Suggested Program

Retreat Program

Monday 22 January

15:00-16:30 Introduction
17:00-18:00 Yoga
18:00-19:00 Meditation
19:00-20:00 Dinner

From Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 January

07:30-08:30 Hatha Yoga
08:30-09:00 Meditation
09:15-10:00 Breakfast
10:15-11.45 Silent walk
11:45-12:15 Me-Time
12:15-12.45 Meditation
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Siesta
15:30-16:30 Inspiration class
16:30-17:30 Me-Time
17:30-18:30 Yin Yoga
18:30-19:00 Meditation
19:00-20:00 Dinner

Sunday 28 January

07:30-08:30 Hatha Yoga
08:30-09:00 Meditation
09:15-10:00 Breakfast
10:00-12:00 Closing and Sharing

We believe it is essential to take time for
yourself in a Sacred place