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Heart of Yoga Retreat and Yoga Weekend – Retreat Center Netherlands2024-01-04T10:31:18+01:00
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Heart of Yoga Retreats

‘Yoga is making love with life every day’

The ‘lost teachings’: living life to the full
We take you to the heart of yoga. To the essence: the ‘lost teachings‘ of authentic yoga. Our integrated approach to Yoga and Ayurveda, yogic mindfulness and insights from modern science gives you personal tools that let you experience your balance, connection and well-being.

Your life. Your direction
Immerse yourself in authentic yoga for a few days in our retreat center that breathes and lives yoga. Retreats with depth, inspiration and relaxation, in which you develop or deepen your yoga. Stand fully in life, to go in the direction that you choose.

Your yoga: breath based
A direct experience of life itself: intimacy with life. Beyond beliefs and truths, or the search for a better version of yourself.

Intimately connected to life. As simple as breathing into life itself.

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‘Intimacy with life empowers a single person
to change the world’

Juliette Reniers en Frank Eijkelkamp retreat center The Land of Now in Nederland

Full of passion we guide Heart of Yoga retreats, from our own retreat center The Land of Now, to enable people to experience or improve the quality of their lives and relationships from their own strength.

We are happy to meet you.
Juliette & Frank

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‘Yoga with purity and straight from the heart’

Heart of yoga retreat at unique yoga retreat center The Land of Now in the Netherlands

We offer you what has been lost in Yoga.

Beyond stretching, ‘yoga styles’ or striving.
Beyond tension, stress or trauma.

Towards intimacy with your life, autonomous and free.

Authentic Yoga in which your breath is leading

* You do not need to have any experience to participate in the retreat. Be welcome.

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Your
yoga retreat

  • Yoga twice a day
    with Asana, Pranayama and Meditation.

  • Attention for your Yoga.
    Heart of Yoga and living life to the full

  • Tools for balance, connection and well-being

  • Yoga Psychology & Philosophy

  • Ayurveda for a juicy life

  • Lectures / workshops

  • Free space to fill in yourself. Completely non-binding program

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Unique teachings

  • The lost teachings of Yoga

  • Life without struggle

  • Breath based: breathing as a connecting factor

  • Ayurveda: well-being and optimal balance

Specials

  • Inspiring evening programs including a singing bowl concert

  • Live concert with piano , cello & poetry

  • Tea ceremony

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Your stay
in our
retreat center

  • Stay in a room with private bathroom.

  • Delicious yogi meals that nourish body and mind.
    Organic, sustainable and vegan.

  • Unlimited tea or coffee.
    Fine yogi drinks optional.

  • The Land of Taste delicacy in the afternoon.

  • Enjoy the atmosphere, dive into the outdoor sauna, or relax in the conservatory.

  • A place by yogis for yogis.

  • Room for reflection, contemplation and deepening.

  • Do you want to get out and about?
    Take a nice walk or bike ride *.

* some bicycles are available.

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Extra

  • Optional: Complete your stay with a relaxing massage (limited space).
    Price: €80,-

  • Room for all your questions about Ayurveda, yoga or psychology

  • Of course there is always room for a good conversation, personal guidance or a question about your practice.

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Experience the
heart of yoga

Choose a relaxed daily rhythm with depth and inspiration in which you develop or deepen Your yoga.
Stand fully in life, to go in the direction that you choose.

Price:

including: the complete heart of yoga retreat program, guidance, food & drinks and use of the sauna.

(shared) double room:

€549

single room:

€599

All rooms have a private bathroom.

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‘The lost teachings of Yoga’

Entrance of retreat center and training location in The Netherlands of The Land of Now

Program Heart of Yoga Retreat

A Heart of Yoga retreat is always completely non-binding. It’s your retreat, and you can decide at any time whether you want to participate in something, go for a walk or enjoy time for yourself in a beautiful place. We offer you space and inspiration. And guidance that suits your wishes and needs.

(*turn smartphone or scroll to the right on smartphone for full program)

Thursday

14:00You’re welcome
from 14:00
Tea and something sweet
is ready for you
15:00Introduction &
acquaintance
16:00Heart of Yoga• Asana (yoga postures)
• Pranayama (breath and energy)
• Meditation
18:30Dinner
20:00Evening
program

Singing bowl concert

Friday and Saturday

07:15Heart of Yoga• Asana (yoga postures)
• Pranayama (breath and energy)
• Meditation
09:15Breakfast
Free spaceE.g .: walking,
reading, sauna,
conversation, writing,
to draw
11:00workshop /
Reading

• Ayurveda
• Yoga Psychology & Philosophy

13:00Warm lunch
Free spaceSpare time
16:00Heart of Yoga• Asana (yoga postures)
• Pranayama (breath and energy)
• Meditation
18:30Dinner
20:00Evening
program
(variation)
a.o.
• Meditation
• Being Exercises
• Lying concert with piano, cello and poetry

Sunday

07:15Heart of Yoga• Asana (yoga postures)
• Pranayama (breath)
• Meditation
09:15Breakfast
Free spaceE.g .: walking,
reading, sauna,
conversation, writing,
to draw
11:00Workshop &
Satsang

Yoga philosophy in practice
Q&A

13:00Warm lunch

14:30Tea
ceremony
Reflection & Connection
around
16:00
Departureand goodbye!

Program and times subject to change.

‘Yoga is direct embrace of what is’

The Land
or Taste

Ethical Food & Drinks

Our food concept The Land of Taste , which we realize together with our enthusiastic team, brings together an inspiring vision of food, taste and ethics.

With the recipes and menus designed by chef Juliette Reniers , we amaze you with taste and we not only provide suitable meals, but also ‘food for the soul’.

We work with fresh and organic quality products. Sustainability and vegetables play the leading role in a refined palette of flavors, where we inspire you with surprising dishes.

Surprising to you. Great for the world.

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plant-based Ayurvedic food concept The Land of Taste in Retreat Center The Land of Now Groningen

You can go to The Land of Now for all your questions about Ayurveda. From nutrition and lifestyle advice to therapy and Ayurvedic medicine.

Our kitchen also offers you inspiration. Our meals offer an inspiring and tasteful experience for all your senses. Organic and sustainable, Ayurvedic principles and plant-based whole foods.

In balance with Ayurveda

Ayurveda , the sister science of Yoga , takes into account the seasons and the time of day. The digestibility and that food should be tasty as well as healthy. A feast for the senses, nourishing for body and soul.

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Sustainable overnight stay
during your yoga retreat

A good night’s sleep is just as important as the activities and guidance during your yoga retreat or yoga weekend. The Land of Now has nice rooms, deliberately kept simple. After an inspiring yoga day you can enjoy a quiet and comfortable night. All rooms have a private bathroom. There is 1 disabled room available.

The rooms are furnished with luxurious box springs and offer you a comfortable night’s sleep. All our box springs, mattresses, duvets and pillows meet the Green Key standard and are produced completely environmentally friendly, CO2 neutral and non-toxic. We would like to offer you a sustainable and comfortable experience on The Land of Now and hope to inspire you.

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• choice of a double or single room

• luxurious and durable beds

• private bathroom

Would you like to see more of our retreat center?

Your stay at our Heart of Yoga Retreat Center

During your Heart of Yoga retreat you will stay at The Land of Now, our own Retreat Center that breathes Yoga naturally. A welcome place where yoga is alive, in the space and silence of the north of the Netherlands. Enjoy the atmosphere, the loving meals from our yogi kitchen, meet beautiful people and immerse yourself in an inspiring experience.

Do you want to see and read more about the center? You can find more information here.

Heart of Yoga Retreat and Yoga Weekend - Retreat Center Netherlands

Heart of Yoga weekend or Yoga retreat and Yoga training at Retreat center The Land of Now in the Netherlands

Who guide
your retreat?

Juliette and Frank, owners of retreat center The Land of Now, have many years of experience in guiding in-depth and inspiring retreats, training, and (therapeutic) 1 on 1 sessions.

In their teachings they take you to the heart of yoga. To the essence: the ‘lost teachings’ of authentic yoga. Supported by the richness of Ayurveda.

‘Intimacy
with life’

Juliette Reniers - retreat center and training lcoation in netherlands The Land of Now

Juliette Reniers

Juliette brings things back to the essence and inspires you to look beyond truths and fixed structures. From an early age she has always had an interest in philosophical and social issues. Adolescence made her a thriving professional artist and designer, giving her opportunities to express those things in life that go beyond words.

In addition to a continuous deepening in philosophy and Western psychology, she studied ancient wisdom cultures, authentic yoga movements, yoga therapy, trauma-sensitive yoga and Ayurvedic medicine (therapy, pharmacology, diagnosis, etc.) in depth. Her teachings offer a clear yoga path in authentic yoga and ayurveda.

She has guided many people through the important questions of life and autonomous critical thinking, guided retreats and trainings for over 15 years, designed gatherings and has a constant curiosity for new and diverse projects that touch the core of her mission: a free and humane society.

Juliette is also the inspired designer of recipes and products and the chef in our food concept the Land of Taste , which we realize together with our enthusiastic team, in which an inspiring vision of food, taste and ethics comes together.

Just as yoga allows you to experience the intimacy of life, music and poetry are yoga for Juliette. The cello touches her deeply and she also enjoys discovering or using various other musical instruments.

The love for life is present in all her teachings, where she lets you experience the essence every time. Beyond an endless pursuit of a particular ideal, but a direct and intimate relationship with life in all its simplicity.

More about Juliette

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Frank Eijkelkamp

Born in a small township where daily life lived in its natural rhythms, Frank grew up in a warm family that was always supportive in his interests and life choices, and they inspired him to contribute to society in pure deeds without so many words.

Having an artist’s soul, he studied classical music and became a pianist. During this time his interest arose to guide people in their personal growth and well-being.

He grew into other professions, such as meeting designer and facilitator, in which he let people and organizations experience the power of connection and wonder. Meetings with a human character and impact, in which his sense of composition and rhythm can be seen in every project.

Yoga crossed his path again and again and touched him intensely when he experienced the authentic yoga, where the breath is leading and yoga is the embrace of life.
The power of music is supportive in this and in the retreats that Frank and Juliette accompany, music is like a connecting thread with essence.

The contact with life is what Frank likes to let you experience. Whether this is in guiding a training or retreat, or in a simple conversation over a cup of tea: the essence of each individual is central.

More about Frank

Participants’ experiences

Our participants come from all over the world.
From (just) young and wise in spirit to more advanced age,
both women and men.

All unique.
Each has its own color and story.

‘What an enormous amount of knowledge, experience and qualities you have in-house. So much inspiration! I can’t wait to take this knowledge and experience home and into my work as a psychologist. Bye!

K.

‘Yoga. I’ve been doing it for years. And only now can I say ‘ I experience Yoga ‘. And my constant ‘I have to’ disappears. The completeness that you offer from your collectiveness has touched me deeply.’

S.

‘Thank you for the good guidance and explanation about how I can apply Ayurveda for me. For all insights and your empowerment to trust and build on my own essence. I stop my eternal search ;-)’

J.

Thank you for your attention, dedication, and helping overcome my fear.

What a wonderful gift! ‘

I.

‘In one word WOW. I’m not quite sure how to begin to describe what I’ve experienced. This is indeed the heart of yoga. I already had a bit of experience with yoga, but looking back, it was more often a kind of physical struggle than yoga.

Your approach is something you just don’t come across (anymore?), and I would grant this experience to everyone. What you offer is truly unique, simple and incredibly powerful. This is the ‘ real deal ‘.’

M.

‘For the 3rd time, but another unique week.

Thanks, and who knows, until next time. ‘

H.

‘What unconditional acceptance can’t unleash…

Thanks for that!’

S.

Thank you very much for your attention to maintaining focus 24 hours a day.

The zest for life radiates enormously! ‘

R.

‘That you can live in a completely different world for 3 days.

In 3 days you can make such a special contact with people you’ve never met before.’

T.

Dear Juliette and Frank,
Thank you… that I could and could be myself , for the peace and security, for new insights, for the silence, for the conversation with you Juliette – it touched me deeply, for the delicious food, for so much love. Thank you for letting me give and, above all, for receiving so much.’

V.

‘It never ceases to amaze me how you created a safe and supported environment in no time at all and tuned flawlessly to everyone’s energy. And then apparently automatically knew exercises that provided the necessary rest, relaxation or a stimulation of body and mind.

The atmosphere of these days, and the warm conversation we had, will always stay with me.’

T.

Practical information

Including:

• 4-day stay in our retreat center The Land of Now
• organic and vegan meals
• luxurious and durable beds
• guidance
• loving attention
• workshops / lectures
• evening programs with live music

Price:

Includes: the complete heart of yoga retreat program, guidance, food & drinks and use of the sauna.


(shared) double room:

€549


single room:

€599

All rooms have a private bathroom.


Optional: Complete your stay with a relaxing massage (limited space).
Price: €80,-


Food and drink:

The meals during this retreat are supportive of the yoga practice and are fresh, organic and vegan Ayurvedic. Prepared with a lot of love and our rich and tasteful kitchen is happy to inspire you. During the day there is plenty of fresh herbal tea or water. And we also like to spoil you with something delicious for in between.


Sauna:

At The Land of Now you will find an intimate outdoor sauna where you can relax during your stay.
Do you want to use this?

A large towel is mandatory for hygiene reasons.
A sauna towel or bathrobe can optionally be rented.

Rent towel: €2.50
Rental bathrobe: €4.50

*We compensate the CO2 use of our sauna through Trees for All .


Questions or more information?

Ask us anything you want to ask! Feel free to contact us:
info@thelandofnow.com

Find all our contact details here.

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Schildmeer Nature Groningen training location and retreat center for yoga weekend and yoga retreat

Retreat in nature

Our retreat center is located in the middle of the peace and vastness of the authentic Groningen landscape near the city of Groningen. Here you can still hear the grass grow and contemplate beautiful starry skies.

In our park-like landscaped garden you can wander, relax or dive into the outdoor sauna. Here on ‘het Veen’, as the Veenweg residents put it, you regularly see special scenes. Turkeys on a trip, a hare that comes to neighborhoods or a deer that passes by in the early morning. From the location you can walk with vast horizons and the wind in your hair. A short distance away is the beautiful Schildmeer and the Roegwoldt.

Respect for nature is self-evident for us and we allow ourselves to be inspired by new possibilities every time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need experience?2023-11-25T19:26:56+01:00

You are very welcome. Whether you already have experience or no experience at all.
Our own programs and education focus on your yoga and we take you through the ‘lost teachings’.
Both people without experience and professionals can contact us. At this moment our Heart of Yoga retreats are in Dutch only. 1 on 1 and therapy is available in English as well as lectures.

Are you unsure whether a The Land of Now program suits you? Please email, app or call us.

Email: info@thelandofnow.com

Whatsapp: 06 -216 216 77

Do you have questions about (English spoken) programs organized by other facilitators?
The contact details of organizers of external retreats or training can be found in the agenda.

9 reasons to go on a retreat2022-06-17T14:31:39+02:00

9 Reasons to follow a retreat

• 1 •
You have need for relaxation and to recharge in a beautiful place where there is room to be yourself.

• 2 •
You want to know more about how to be physically and mentally in balance .

• 3 •
You are curious about, for example, yoga , mindfulness , ayurveda or a certain form of training and what this can mean for you.

Or you would like to deepen and develop this further.

• 4 •
You are looking for inspiration and tools to live life to the full , both on a personal and professional level.

• 5 •
You would like to gain knowledge about a certain subject and delve into it.

• 6 •
You enjoy a nice weekend in a beautiful place, delicious and healthy food, space for yourself and / or fun with nice people.

• 7 •
You want to take a break from the ongoing hectic pace of everyday life and catch your breath .

• 8 •
You need insight into yourself or want to feel more in touch with what is important to you in your personal or professional life.

• 9 •
It appeals to you to do something special for yourself. To do something you (perhaps) haven’t done before.

Why should I go on a retreat?2022-06-12T14:53:48+02:00

A retreat can be used to gain clarity and depth about a certain theme and to explore new paths with the insights gained.

For both personal and professional purposes, a retreat can be a suitable form of research and deepening. With space for relaxation, time for yourself and to be in touch with what you want and who you are. And above all: to enjoy life to the fullest. During the retreat and afterwards.

Read more

What is a retreat?2022-04-13T12:28:07+02:00

A retreat, also known as a retreat, is an age-old form to withdraw from the hectic pace of everyday life and to take space for essence. To take care of who you are and what you want in life.

A retreat today can be a welcome respite to look for that essence. Contemporary retreats are person-oriented and appropriate to the ideas of our time. The present time is a fast time in which we as human beings ask a lot of ourselves. Although this time gives us as an individual a sea of possibilities and freedom, it can sometimes be overwhelming to set the right course on that sea: your own unique course. A retreat offers that space and time. Time for the essence of life. Your life.

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What kind of retreats do you offer yourself?2023-03-09T20:12:52+01:00

What kind of retreats do you offer yourself?

Juliette and Frank , owners of retreat center The Land of Now, have years of experience in guiding in-depth and inspiring retreats, training, and (therapeutic) 1 on 1 sessions.

In a Heart of Yoga retreat we take you to the essence of yoga: the heart of yoga. The ‘ lost teachings ‘ of authentic yoga.

Our integrated approach to Yoga and Ayurveda, yogic mindfulness and insights from modern science gives you personal tools that let you experience your balance, connection and well-being.

Immerse yourself in authentic yoga for a few days in our retreat center that breathes and lives yoga. Retreats with depth, inspiration and relaxation.

In our agenda you will find the current data and information.

Can I also organize a retreat at The Land of Now?2022-04-13T12:29:09+02:00

Yes, you can. The Land of Now is a retreat location where you can organize and guide your retreat. During your stay, The Land of Now will be your home for a few days and we provide an inspiring experience, together with our enthusiastic team.

Whether you are organizing your first retreat or are already experienced, we like to think along with you so that it is exactly as you envision.

I’m looking for a yoga holiday and I see you only offer retreats2022-04-13T12:29:33+02:00

A yoga retreat (also called yoga retreat), or yoga weekend, is sometimes used as a name for a yoga vacation . Depending on which program you choose, you can pick something that suits your needs. Do you want something that is aimed at mainly relaxation, or do you prefer to find some depth? Or maybe something that offers both?
In our calendar you can find current dates. There are organizers who focus on a form of holiday. Our own programs focus on the breadth and depth of yoga, ayurveda and personal development.

You are very welcome in a Heart of Yoga retreat , (with Juliette & Frank), we take you to the heart of yoga and you learn the principles to really make yoga Your yoga, there is room for personal questions and we offer inspiration from Ayurveda for a long, healthy and happy life.

You can’t make a choice? Then you can always contact us. We’d be happy to help you find something that suits your needs.

Do I need experience?2023-11-25T19:26:56+01:00

You are very welcome. Whether you already have experience or no experience at all.
Our own programs and education focus on your yoga and we take you through the ‘lost teachings’.
Both people without experience and professionals can contact us. At this moment our Heart of Yoga retreats are in Dutch only. 1 on 1 and therapy is available in English as well as lectures.

Are you unsure whether a The Land of Now program suits you? Please email, app or call us.

Email: info@thelandofnow.com

Whatsapp: 06 -216 216 77

Do you have questions about (English spoken) programs organized by other facilitators?
The contact details of organizers of external retreats or training can be found in the agenda.

What is a heart of yoga retreat?2023-02-17T10:13:11+01:00

All year round
Heart of Yoga Retreats

The lost teachings of Yoga

Juliette & Frank (owners of The Land of Now), take you to the heart of yoga.
The ‘ lost teachings ‘ of authentic yoga. Our integrated approach to Yoga and Ayurveda, yogic mindfulness and insights from modern science gives you personal tools that let you experience your balance, connection and well-being.

Intimately connected to life. As simple as breathing in life itself.

Including:
singing bowl concert
live lie down concert with piano, cello and poetry

What form of yoga do you offer yourself?2023-11-26T12:40:38+01:00

With Heart of Yoga we take you to the heart of yoga.
To the essence.

We offer you what has been lost in Yoga.
Beyond stretching, “yoga styles,” or striving. Towards intimacy with your life, autonomous and free.
Authentic Yoga in which your breath is leading.

With Heart of Yoga we offer you the ‘lost teachings’ of yoga. Authentic and breath-based yoga education to enable people to use their own strength to improve the quality of their lives and relationships and to realize social changes.

Our integrated approach to Yoga and Ayurveda, yogic mindfulness and insights from modern science gives you personal tools that let you experience your balance, connection and well-being. Supported by a clear and non-obsessive yoga practice, appropriate to the person, age and situation.

The lost teachings of authentic yoga offer an extremely simple and direct practice that embodies the ideals spoken of in the ancient texts as your direct participation in the essence of life:

Yoga is relationship. An intimate relationship with your essence. With your loved ones. With the world.
With life in all its aspects.

Intimately connected to life. As simple as breathing in life itself.


• Education in the tradition of Krishnamacharya
• Breath based: the breath as a connecting factor

 

What is Yoga Therapy?2022-12-07T14:23:30+01:00

Yoga therapy integrates yoga principles, mindfulness and Ayurvedic knowledge with modern science and psychology. The therapy supports you to experience your optimal balance physically, mentally and emotionally and to reduce any complaints, or how you can deal with them.

By working with both mind and body, yoga therapy improves mental health and physical well-being. Yoga therapy supports you to realize changes in your life, health and relationships from your own strength.
Yoga therapy is tailored to your unique situation, request for help or need.
Our teaching standards2023-11-26T18:07:03+01:00

You can read our Teaching Standards here:

‘Stop looking. Start living’

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