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Countryside Meditation Weekend


  • Droste's Twente Bentheimerstraat 15 De Lutte, Overste, 7587 ND Netherlands (map)
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An opportunity to deeply (re)connect with yourself through a nourishing weekend of meditation, delicious food made with love, time outside in the countryside and relaxation around a cozy fireplace!

Take this weekend to completely unplug and just be with yourself—to allow yourself to simply be as you are, however you are.  Kimberly creates an open, loving and safe space to explore and (re)discover your most authentic being.

The weekend will consist of sessions of meditation practice, including the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and learn from each other. We will also bring the mindfulness, awareness and spaciousness of meditation into whatever we are doing. There also will be plenty of space to have some alone time, take a walk in the forest, or get a massage. 

The mornings will be in silence but there will also be times to just relax and enjoy being together.   

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Location

The retreat will take place in a beautiful old farmhouse in an historic part of East Holland. Surrounded by woods and meadows, the venue is located in a protected area of nature. This special and unspoilt environment is the ideal setting for a weekend retreat, a place where the mind naturally settles and where you can relax and enjoy the peaceful and natural surroundings.

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The farmhouse has been newly renovated in a contemporary style and has the perfect combination of lovely group spaces and private rooms.  

The meditation sessions will take place upstairs in the loft, a unique space with wooden beams, lovely natural light and views out into the fields. Downstairs, there is also a cosy living room with fireplace and a lovely group dining area.

In total, the farmhouse has space for between 10-15 participants. There are 10 bedrooms (5 single rooms & 5 double rooms suitable for couples).  All rooms even have their own private shower. Toilets are shared.

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Food

We will be nourished with fresh and home-cooked vegetarian meals made with love by Davide, who is a great Italian cook. He will use the best and highest quality ingredients (organic wherever possible). Davide is also a long-term meditation practitioner and scholar of Buddhist philosophy, so you can also ask him questions! He will be a great presence in helping to hold the space of retreat.

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What Previous Participants Have Said:

“Thank you Kimberly and Davide for creating such a welcoming, open, relaxing environment. I felt totally cared for with Kimberly’s experienced and calm approach and Davide’s truly wonderful cooking. The accommodation and location was fantastic. The perfect antidote to an overcharged, urban, frequent traveller lifestyle!” —Laura, Den Hague

 

"I felt so taken care of: a beautiful warm place to stay, great food and really nice people. Great teacher. Wonderful experience." —Nastasja, Culemborg

 

“I really enjoyed Kimberly’s method of teaching. Very honest, beautiful, understanding, loving, open and completely non-judgemental.” —Brina, Amsterdam

 

“Wonderful. A great break away from the city. Calming and peaceful. Thanks Kimberly and Davide!” —Laura, Amsterdam

 

“Can only praise the absolute pleasure of such a retreat. Learnt a lot. Was taken further, on many levels, in a very positive non-demanding manner. All my senses were aroused. An overall pleasure!” —Christine, Amsterdam

 

Provisional Daily Schedule

Friday

  • from 3pm                 arrival at the farm (time to relax, walk, settle in)
  • 7 – 8 pm                   dinner
  • 8 – 9 pm                   opening session (setting intentions & meditation)
  • 9 pm                         relax by an outdoor fire
  • 10pm                         bedtime

 
Saturday

silence until lunch

  • 8 – 10am                     loft space open for individual yoga practice; time to rest, walk in nature
  • 8 – 9:30am                 breakfast in silence
  • 10 – 11 am                   group meditation session 
  • 11 – 11.30am                tea/integration break
  • 11.30am – 12.30pm     group meditation session
  • 1 – 2pm                       lunch
  • 2 – 3pm                      free time
  • 3 – 4pm                      group meditation session
  • 4 - 4:30pm                 tea/integration break
  • 5 - 6pm                      group meditation session
  • 7 – 8pm                      dinner
  • 8 – 10pm                     relax by an outdoor fire
  • 10 pm                          bedtime

 

Sunday

silence until lunch

  • 8 – 10am                     loft space open for individual yoga practice; time to rest, walk in nature
  • 8 – 9:30am                 breakfast in silence
  • 10 – 11 am                   group meditation session 
  • 11 – 11.30am                tea/integration break
  • 11.30am – 12.30pm     group meditation session
  • 1 – 2pm                       lunch
  • 2 – 3pm                      free time
  • 3 – 4pm                      concluding session

 

Price:

  • Single room, private shower: 495 euro (10 rooms available)
  • Double room for couples (double bed), private shower: 890 euro for 2 people (5 rooms available)

For those who would find it helpful, payment can be in 2 or 3 instalments.

 

What is included:

  • full retreat programme 
  • two nights accommodation
  • full board (6 meals: breakfast x 2, lunch x 2, dinner x 2) as well as coffee, tea, snacks
  • use of meditation cushion and mat 
  • sheets (made bed) & towels
  • all other taxes/fees: cleaning fee, 21% VAT, tourist tax, 'nature' tax

What is not included:

  • Transportation to the farmhouse. The closest train station is Oldenzaal which is 2km away. From there, you can take a taxi. If people are coming from Amsterdam, we can also connect people who would like to share a rental car.

 

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions at all. You can email Kimberly here or register below.