Bliss: verb, meaning: reach a state of perfect happiness, oblivious of everything else.
Dive into a weekend of yoga, breath, walks in the woods, contemplation, sanga (good company), homemade food, and rest.
Give yourself this special gift to reset your compass. What could be better?
During the yoga sessions, we will explore the dynamic of working within a stabilizing yoga practice (alignment focused) contrasted with a more relaxed, freestyle movement approach (masculine/feminine). In the end, we all want balance. So, we try to work towards an approach that is both stabilizing and free. The breath will always be primary when you work with Hilary!
Enjoy a weekend of deepening your yoga & breathing practice, enjoying the natural beauty of North Hollands’ forests, meet new people who also love yoga and nature, plus be guided into your own relaxed mind and body; create some space for your own spacious possibilities to emerge.
Starting late afternoon on Friday, join us for a special contemplative walk in the woods to help clear your head and a restorative practice before dinner. Each morning and afternoon we will explore our bodies and breath through yoga. Each day we will integrate time for nature, meditation, eating together, quiet moments and dharma talks or story telling.
Hilary is the founder and creative inspiration of Yoga Moves and one of her favorite things to do is to teach on retreat, because it allows everyone to be themselves without trying to get somewhere.
“Thank you so much for the weekend. It was exactly what I needed.The combination of being together, having fun, intensive yoga, yoga with attention, being outside, laughing together, reflection, thinking and feeling,inspirational exercises and stories. A real energizer for body and mind.I walked around with a smile all week; the theme of bliss/joy worked out…!”
– Kathy: Grateful participant 2017
Dates | 3 weekends to choose from in 2018 & 2019
October 26-28 2018
April 12-14 2019
October 25-27 2019
Times Friday evening (arrive 16.00) through Sunday afternoon (16.30)
Price €389 | €359 (YM Infinity members or Early Bird before 1 Sept)
Price includes accommodation (double occupancy) for 2 nights (so bring a friend!), homemade vegetarian meals prepared with love.
Does not include your bed sheets or towels 🙂
Location Meeuwenveen in Drenthe (meeuwenveen.nl)
Register Sign up online – once we have your registration we will send you a welcome letter with a few more details.
Approx Program Outline
16.00 Welcome, Walking and breathing
18.30 Light dinner
20.00 Chill out yoga & breathing
Saturday & Sunday:
7.00 Morning walk and breath wake up (optional)
8.00 Tea & light snack then yoga practice
10.30 Full Delicious Brunch
11.30 Free time: walking, resting
13.00 Guided walk or group workshop (light snack afterwards)
14.00 Sunday- Last session or 16.00 Saturday – afternoon yoga
16.30 Sunday – End
19.00 Saturday – Dinner
20.00 Saturday – Surprise program
Hilary Anne Brown is the founder of Yoga Moves, which she opened in Utrecht in the summer of 2001. A native Californian, Hilary has studied and practiced many forms of yoga, healing arts, massage & bodywork and dance since the early 1980s. She has yoga teaching certificates in Iyengar, Vinyasa yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa (Prana) Flow, and is recognized as an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) since 2006. She has studied with numerous known and unknown yogis to whom she is ever grateful.
Hilary teaches a lyrical form of vinyasa yoga, a fluid but precise, dynamic yet relaxed method that incorporates the breath as a focus of moving meditation. She teaches with sensitivity and strength, letting you discover what yoga can bring to your life in a real and tangible ways. Breath is always a theme in her work, but equally understanding and feeling what you are doing. Alignment is a key ingredient and joy a natural outcome of her teaching. Sometimes you will laugh, cry or dance in her classes! Hilary is a committed yogi that helps her students take a step closer to themselves.
“.. it is rare to find a Vinyasa teacher with solid experience and true wisdom, who can introduce new technical material, while at the same time guide her students to surrender into the depth of breath and the pleasure of flow.” Gayle Olson, Exotic Yoga RetreatsSee profile ›