Skadi van Paasschen

Yin Yoga Inner Quietness Retreat

10 - 17 October 2021

What it is

Balance Your Heart, Body & Mind. 

This unique retreat gives you the opportunity to balance your heart, body, and mind in a safe and peaceful environment. The retreat will be fully guided by Skadi van Paasschen in a small group (max. 14 people). This ensures that there is plenty of space for personal attention and self-reflection. The retreat is located in the stunning mountains of Lago d'Orta in Italy, with nutritious food and beautiful architecture and design. At the end of the retreat, you will get a better awareness of your emotions and the values that truly matter to you.

What is the retreat about?

During the retreat, you will balance your heart, body, and mind. When these three aspects work harmoniously together, you `will be able to take care better of yourself. It will strengthen you physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This ensures that you will make wiser decisions in daily life.

This retreat is particularly beneficial for:

People who want to take a step back from their daily hectic lives.
Yoga practitioners and teachers who like to deepen their yoga practice.
People who like to restore or strengthen their body energy

What do we do during the retreat?

Yin Yoga

By staying 5 minutes in postures you will work deep in your muscles tissue. This ensures that you get rid of accumulated toxins, emotional patterns, and thoughts. This gives you deep relaxation and will balance you physically and emotionally.

Being Surrounded By Water

The retreat is surrounded by lakes. Water represents JOY according to Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine teaches that one of the functions of water within the body is to move emotions and metabolic waste. When the body needs more liquid to flush out toxins, it will draw water from the bones, muscles, and brain. 85% of our brain tissue is water. So drinking and swimming in clean natural water supports your physical and emotional process during the retreat.

Walking meditation

By going outside and walk consciously you will get in touch with the negative ionic charge found in nature. Not only this will shift your negative emotions, but it will also make you see things more clearly. So, enjoying the breathtaking surroundings of the retreat will support your inner process and gives you a great sense of relief.


During the retreat, you eat inspired, medicinal food that will make your system sing, relax and detox. You do not eat meat, dairy, bread, and sugar and do not drink coffee. All products are of biological quality. Detoxing is not the same as fasting. The meals are buffet style and there is plenty of food if you need a lot of extra energy.

Sleeping more than 8 hours

Treat yourself during the whole stay as a patient. When complex emotions start to build momentum, it can feel like a snowball of yuck getting stronger and stronger. If this is the case, and you just can’t see even a glimmer of light, the next best step is to go sleeping. This is important because every time we sleep you give the emotional body a big reset. So, enough sleep during the retreat is crucial.

Suggested Program

Retreat Daily Schedule

Day of arrival
14:00 Arrival and Check-in
16:00 Introduction to the retreat and Yin Yoga
19:00 Dinner. Free time to walk around, get to know each other.
And if you have special requests or if you have injuries, this is the time to tell Skadi
20:00 Meditation.

Regular day schedule
06:30 – 08:30 Meditation, Yin-yang yoga and pranayama
08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast
10:00 – 11:30 silence walk
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 17:00 Free time
17:00 – 18:30 Yin Yoga / Yoga Nidra
After this till breakfast - Silence / Quietness
19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
20:00 – 20:45 Meditation

Day of departure
06:30 – 08:30 Meditation and Yin Yoga
08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast
09:00 – 10:00 Check out of room