heart of yoga teacher training Mark Whitwell

Abiding in the heart of Yoga

Teacher training
with Mark Whitwell (& friends)

A gathering in the heart of yoga
Deeply relax and feel the intrinsic beauty of your own nature, as nature. Join Mark in an intimate programme where we abide in the heart of yoga. Absorb and embody the teachings in your own daily embrace of life: Yoga.  

This programme is intended for those who have studied with Mark or with us* before and who are already are (a bit) familiar with the breath principles shared from Krishnamacharya. Are you interested but do you have doubts if this training fits you? Contact us.

* or with a teacher familiar with the principles / or familiar with literature, some online classes and seriously interested.

Abide in the Heart
Life is a unity. All appearances are within this unity. Your yoga is simply your participation in this unity where you can enjoy your peace in the vast interrelatedness with everything. As a healing power of intimate connection nurturing intimacy.

Intimacy in all of life. In your personal life, your relationships and in your community.

divider retreat

‘Participation in the union of opposites
reveals the source of all opposites,
the Hridaya Heart’

May 20 May 25

Mark Whitwell Rosalind Atkinson Juliette Reniers Frank Eijkelkamp Heart of Yoga Retreat center

We will meet you in our Heart of Yoga retreat center The Land of Now in The Netherlands.
A place that lives and breathes yoga and abides in the heart of life.

We are happy to meet you.
Mark & Rosalind, Juliette & Frank

‘Yoga is direct embrace of what is.’

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Your yoga

  • Daily sessions:
    Asana, Pranayama, Meditation & Life

  • Upasana:
    Sitting together to discuss yoga in daily life and practical applications

  • Intimacy with life

  • Abide in the heart of yoga

  • Principles from
    T. Krishnamacharya

  • Mantra: an expression of life

  • Union of opposites

  • Personal daily practice

Teachings from the Heart

  • The lost teachings of the Tantras

  • Direct participation in nurturing source

  • The healing power of intimate connection

Specials

  • Inspiring evening programs 

  • Live lie down concert with piano, cello & poetry

  • or spontaneous gathering, according to mood of the group

Your stay
in our
retreat center

  • Stay in a (simple) room with private bathroom.

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

  • Unlimited tea or coffee.
    Specialty 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. From the heart.

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

* there are some bicycles are available.

‘Yoga with purity and straight from the heart.’

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Programme
‘Abiding in the heart of yoga’

As always, this programme is completely non-binding. It’s your programme, 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 adapted to your needs.

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

May 20

16:00You’re welcome
from 16:00
Tea & Snack
is ready for you
18:30Dinerserved
after dinerFirst meeting/session

May 21 – May 24

Before
breakfast
Personal practice
or what is needed
in your room
or in yoga shala
08:00
– 08:30
Breakfastbuffet style
Morning session

13:00Warm lunchserved
Afternoon session
18:30Dinnerserved
EveningSpontaneous
events/programme
on some
nights

May 25

Before
breakfast
Personal practice
or what is needed
in your room
or in yoga shala
08:00

-08:30

Breakfastbuffet style
Morning session

13:00Warm lunchserved
14:00Last (short) session
approx.
15:00
Saying goodbye

Programme and times are subject to change.

‘Intimacy with life.’

Mark Whitwell - Abiding in the heart of Yoga

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 training. 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 programme you will stay at The Land of Now, our own heart of yoga Retreat Center that lives and breathes yoga and abides in the heart of life. 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.

Mark Whitwell - Abiding in the heart of Yoga

Practical information

This programme is intended for those who have studied with Mark or one of his students/friends before and who are already are familiar with the breath principles shared from Krishnamacharya.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to join, but have doubts if this programme is right for you.

Including:

• stay in our retreat center The Land of Now
• organic and vegan meals
• luxurious and durable beds
• full programme
• pick up from bus-stop in Hellum

Arrival: May 20 from 16:00 (please note: earlier is not possible).

Price:

Your stay in our retreat center includes the full programme and food & drinks.*

€ 575,- for a stay in a shared double room with private shower and toilet
€ 675,- for a stay in a single room with private shower and toilet

* The Land of Now has kept the prices as low as possible, only the minimum costs are taken in account. We don’t make a profit.
** Do you have more to spend? Please consider a donation to the Heart of Yoga foundation. Thank you.


Food and drinks:

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.

Use of sauna per time slot: €7.50*
Rent towel:
€2.50
Rental bathrobe: €4.50

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


Many guests of The Land of Now come from far away. Do you have questions about how to get here from abroad?
Contact us, we are happy to help you.

From Amsterdam Airport you can take the train to Groningen. Take bus 178 from Groningen to busstop ‘Veenweg, Hellum‘.
You can plan your train and bustrip by 9292ov.nl
Let us know what time you will be arriving, we will pick you up at the bus stop.

Bremen airport is also a good option. From there you can take the Flixbus to Groningen.

For some people Groningen Airport – Eelde is an option. There are direct flights from London and Copenhagen.

Within Europe you can also take a Flixbus to Groningen.


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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You are welcome!

May 20 May 25

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‘Stop looking. Start living.’