In a world that seems louder, busier and more demanding by the minute, silence is the new gold; scarce, valuable and ultimately unaffordable. Only silence brings you back to where you long for the most: the original ground of existence of your soul. Do you remember the time that your life was carefree? That you look at the sky and you realize how beautiful life is? A time when you do not have to do anything to be happy and to feel alive? Silence brings you there. In silence you remember once again that everything you have been striving for has always been present. All love, joy, beauty, happiness, freedom, strength and wisdom have never left you. They have always been there, have travelled with you constantly, directly behind your busy thoughts. Return to this place of silence and give your original qualities and powers oxygen and space to roam again.
Tijn and Juno have been organizing silent retreats for decades and have become very experienced in creating a safe and healing environment. Silence brings you back to your original source and safe haven. But the beauty of silence is also that it allows your shadow aspects to become conscious. You carry them for the most part with you unconsciously, however they slow you down. They create noise, emotions, fear and unrest.
The retreats of Juno and Tijn are gentle and relaxed and thereby facilitate deep transformation. You do not have to sit in painful positions for hours, you do not have to do anything during the deliberately planned me-time. Over the years, they discovered that consciously being in silence together creates a basis for a transformative experience. You can be completely yourself in the company of others who are too. Social masks fall away and hearts truly open.
The only three people talking are Juno, Tijn and Daphne during the guided meditations and yoga classes. In the daily inspiration class, Juno and Tijn share stories, techniques, methods and experiences that help you remember your true self. Due to the international nature of this retreat, the language spoken by your silent guides, is English. The participants do not speak the entire week. Many people who have attended our retreats speak of 'before' and 'after' the retreat, it is a life-changing experience.
Tijn, Juno and Daphne also share ways to keep the silence alive when the retreat has finished. More and more people are discovering today that only a few minutes of regular meditation makes a meaningful difference in work, relationships, health and happiness. We all know the feeling of flow: life is then effortless and magical. Silence brings you back to that place of flow.
During a trip to India, Tijn met an old yogi and asked him what the essence of silence was. The man replied: 'Get out of the way'. When you are no longer in the way of life, you experience your life as effortlessly.
Every morning you start with an Ashtanga yoga class and meditation. After breakfast you make a silent walk if you feel like it after which you will have a conscious, silent Me-Time in which you make yourself receptive to be inspired and use the tools provided during the teachings. Before lunch there is again a joint meditation and after lunch a nice long siesta.
Every afternoon during the inspirational class, Tijn or Juno share insights and techniques that you can use during the retreat to calm down your mind, be grounded and let your energy flow freely. You will also be provided with tools that you can use to deal with what presents in your consciousness. In addition to the guided meditations and guidance during the yoga classes, this is the only moment when the guides speak, the participants are silent all week. You end each day with a Yin Yoga class and meditation.
During the retreat you can receive a personal energy clearing from Juno which helps you to release old charge, but which also supports you in the detox process, both physically, emotionally and mentally.
After breakfast on the day of departure, we break the silence after which there is room to give words to your experiences.
Meditation and Yoga In this retreat you practice yoga under the guidance of Daphne Luttger as a traditional preparation for meditation. In the morning we do a dynamic Ashtanga practice, in the afternoon Yin yoga. Both yoga and meditation do not contain a performance or competition element, making the lessons suitable for all levels.
Detox & Nutrition 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 or extra energy.
Day of arrival 16: 00-17: 00 Introduction 17: 30-19: 00 Yin Yoga 19: 00-19: 30 Meditation 19: 30-20: 30 Dinner