Fri 6 Oct - Sun 8 Oct 2017

Tasting Bliss | A yogi weekend in Drenthe

With Antar Khirad & Hilary Anne Brown

Bliss: verb, meaning: reach a state of perfect happiness, oblivious of everything else.

Take a break from your daily routine.

Dive into a weekend of yoga, breath, walks in the woods, contemplation, dance, sanga (good company), homemade food, and massage.

Give yourself this special gift to reset your compass.  What could be better?

We will be staying in a beautiful retreat center in Drenthe with a small group of people. 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 evening we will explore our bodies and breath through yoga. Each day we will integrate time for nature, meditation, learning some massage, eating together, chanting, quiet moments, taking a sauna and dharma talks.

Join us in our journey as we share with you our favorite things.

Delight your senses
Go for joy
Experience presence
Feed your body and soul

Join Hilary & Antar
Hilary is the founder and creative inspiration of Yoga Moves and one of her favourite things to do is to teach on retreat, because it allows everyone to be themselves without trying to get somewhere. She is passionate and full of life and wisdom you can digest.

Antar is from India and lives in the Netherlands and brings a rich knowledge of yoga from his long personal journey both in the east and west. His talents are wide and deep, and he is very accessible and full of love.

You will enjoy and get to know these teachers through their deep experience and friendship and will have a chance to deepen your practice in many ways.

Dates:    Friday 6 October – Sunday 8 October 2017

Times:   If possible arrive at 15.00 on Friday until 16.00 Sunday

Price:   Regular Price: €419 | Early bird: €369 (by 6 September)
Price for accommodations (double occupancy) for 2 night, 3 days of teachings by 2 experienced teachers, homemade vegetarian meals prepared with love. Does not include your bed sheets or towels .

Location:  Meeuwenveen in Drenthe (

Register: Sign up online – once we have your registration we will send you a welcome letter with a few more details.

synonyms of bliss: joy, pleasure, delight, happiness, gladness, ecstasy, elation, rapture, euphoria, heaven, paradise


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About the teachers

Antar Khirad

Antar is a yoga teacher and ayurvedic massage therapist. He was born in India and has been living in Holland since 2000. Ever since he has been sharing internationally his life time experience of ayurveda, yoga and meditation.
In his classes you will get an understanding about awareness through physical exercise and breathing techniques (pranayama) to maintain your emotions such as anger, depression, fatigue, insomnia and overweight, all the common problems of our society.
Antar had his main yoga education at the Shivananda Ashram in Rishikesh and Shivananda Ashram in Kerala. He has been teaching yoga and meditation from a young age in India and is currently running his meditation center near Rishikesh, India.
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Hilary Anne Brown

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 Retreats

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