Become your own “inner gardener”
Enjoy a long, relaxing weekend in October (23-25), in the beautiful and leafy region of Durbuy, with yoga, delicious organic food and encounters with nature. Explore the principles of (your) nature, together with a small group*. Two and a half days await you, set in an old farmhouse with a permaculture project and a wild garden..
Abundance often features in fairy tales or myths. Just think of the land where milk and honey flow, or the classical cornucopia. But abundance is also one of the principles of nature. Take our bodies, for example: we use barely a fraction of our organs, such as lungs or brain; we have an abundance of capacity. In yoga lore too, the energy of life – prana – is everywhere in abundance.
Limits are also part of every good fairy tale, when the hero or heroine has to overcome limits in order to reach the land of plenty. When we are tired after a long day’s work, we experience the limits of our body and mind very clearly. Nature also sets limits: plants need enough water, soil and sun if they are to thrive. Every gardener knows that.
Together, we will explore the seemingly contradictory concepts of abundance and limits, through the philosophy and practice of yoga. Yoga often works in a paradoxical way: it is not about limits nor about abundance – it’s about both! We will also seek insights from gardening and permaculture, which draw a similar conclusion: only when you take heed of the limits can you achieve abundance.
We invite you to become your own “inner gardener” and explore the principles of abundance and limits with us – and with just the right mix of yoga practice, excursions into nature, delicious, home-made, organic food and time for yourself.
Your host Nina is a yoga teacher and certified yoga therapist. Nina is a graduate of the Gaia Education programme (Ecological and Social Design), and holds a certificate in “Ecosystem services and biodiversity” of Bournemouth University (UK). Nina will explore with you the connections between yoga and nature/permaculture. She will also share her personal hit-list of exercises that you can integrate into daily life, helping you to get to know your own limits, and tapping into your abundant potential. Next to yoga, Nina works also with practices from mindfulness, massage (do-in) and healing touch (jin shin jyutsu).
We will also get out into the fresh air to explore limits and abundance in our permaculture garden and in a guided nature walk. Tasting organic and local food is part of the experience. Here, Alastair, who is a gardener, a beekeeper and an enthusiastic cook, will be your guide.
Friday, 23 Oct. 2020, 12.30 pm to Sunday, 25 Oct. 6.30 pm.
If you’d like to stay only two days (Sat-Sunday), this is also possible. Let us know.
seminar & food: 250 euros (2½ days, 23-25 Oct); 200 euros (2 days: 24-25 Oct.) incl. VAT
food: including breakfasts, lunches, coffee/tea breaks – organic, homemade & vegetarian food. We can cater for allergies and food intolerances – please let us know what your preferences and needs are.
Not included in the price: accommodation, dinner and excursions in Durbuy region (Friday and Saturday evening)
Staying here: a few rooms are available at the seminar centre, at prices from 80 euros (room with double bed) to 50 euros (single room) – all rooms have shared bathrooms. There are also other nice rooms and B&B options nearby. We’d be happy to help you with the booking.
Provisional programme each day (starting with lunch on Friday):
breakfast: 8:30- 9:30 am
nature encounter (guided walk or permaculture gardening): 09:45 am – 11.15 pm
morning yoga & nature philosophy talk, followed by a yoga session: 11:30 am -12:45 pm
lunch: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
afternoon: free time to explore the hiking and biking trails around us! Or just read, write and relax ….
4:30 pm: tea or coffee
evening yoga & nature philosophy talk, followed by a yoga session: 5.0o – 6:15 pm
dinner: 7:00 – 9:30 pm (Friday & Saturday): excursions to the region – we will show you our favourite restaurants with local food (price not included in the seminar price)
Jardin Prangeleu, Grand Bru 10, 6941 Villers-Sainte-Gertrude, Belgium
How to get there:
We are south of Liège, close to the Ourthe river.
train: station Bomal: 45 minutes by train from Liège, 2 hours by train from Brussels
car: 1,5 hours from Brussels, 30 mins from Liège
GPS: 50.361969, 5.601422
Nina Klein: yoga teacher, certified in yoga therapy and ecology
Alastair Penny: passionate about permaculture, bees and good food.
Interested? Please contact Nina:
email: nina (at) ninaanaisklein.de or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel.: 0032 (0)86 34 4892
* we guarantee you to comply with the safety measures regarding COVID-19. The size of the group will be restricted to 4, max. 5 participants, depending on the current regulations of the Belgian government. Our newly renovated yoga room has big windows and allows for safety distances. All rooms used will be disinfected regularly. As far as possible, we will use the garden for yoga sessions.