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The Joy of Simply Being Present: Meditation Weekend

  • Retraitecentrum de Schouw, Zeeland, The Netherlands Noordgouwe Zeeland The Netherlands (map)

Join us for this nourishing meditation retreat where we will discover how to bring the presence of meditation into all aspects of our daily life. By exploring using our senses (physical sensations, sounds, sights, tastes and smells) as a support for meditation, it is possible to transform what normally distracts us and usually brings us out of the present moment and out of ourselves, into a tool to actually help us be more present and joyful in every moment of our lives.

During this weekend retreat, we will explore the practice of meditation in an interactive and experiential way, inside as well as outside in the beautiful natural environment in Zeeland. The focus will be on self-discovery through meditation itself, along with plenty of time for questions and clarification.

Along with the sessions exploring meditation, there will be ample free time for wellness (sauna, hot tub, swimming pool, massage) or to take a walk on the beach. A true gift for yourself! For those who would like, it is also possible to join a wake up yoga class in the morning and a wind down yoga class in the evening.


Proposed Programme:

Day 1

17.00 Arrive  

18.00 Welcome, Orientation & Introductions

19.00 Dinner

20.00 Opening Session: Exploring Meditation

21.00 Free time, sauna, chill out



Day 2

silence until lunch

08.00 Wake up Yoga (optional)

09.00 Breakfast

10.00 Exploring Meditation Session

11.00 Tea Break

11.30 Exploring Meditation Session

12.30 Lunch

13.00 Free time, relax by the pool, go for a beach walk

16.00 Walking Meditation (outside)

17.00 Tea Break

18.00 Exploring Meditation: Q&A/Sharing Session

19.00 Dinner

20.00 Evening Yoga (optional)

21.30 Free time, chilling, sauna


Day 3

08.00 Wake up Yoga (optional)

09.00 Breakfast

10.00 Exploring Meditation Session

11.00 Tea Break

11.30 Concluding Session & How to Establish a Meditation Habit at Home

13.00 Lunch

13.30 Free time to enjoy the area, the pool, before you depart


For more information & to register:  FIT body & mind

Earlier Event: July 7
A Day of Self-Compassion
Later Event: September 13
Mandali Meditation Experience