Connecting with nature through Yoga in a unique forest
During this one week yoga retreat we focus on making a personal connection with nature through our yoga practice. Under the guidance of our experienced and inspiring teacher, Anne Verhoijsen we’ll have 5 hours of yoga sessions daily within our forest. This nature rich location offers a wonderful opportunity to retreat from the urbanised world, intensify our practice and give a natural treatment to our body & mind. We’ll provide you with healthy vegetarian & vegan food, made from local and as much as possible organic resources. In addition we’ll visit the Mediterranean Sea, explore the local herbal fields and be immersed in the nature rich environment of the area. As a special excursion we will visit a very unique Indian Ashram near our location where you can experience Indian yogi life.
“Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar
Participants about our course
Having a busy life full of stimuli just like many others, I was eager to find a place of stillness. At Salvaj I found that place. In the middle of the forest I was surrounded by nature which allowed my mind to relax and just be in the moment. Every day we had the honor to be guided through yoga sessions by Anne, our teacher. In this way we could truly experience the healing powers of yoga, learn about our bodies and to let go of any tension. At Salvaj I reconnected with myself and nature which was a true gift to myself. I would like to thank the entire team for this opportunity I will never forget.
~ Romee (The Netherlands)
I have barely had any experience with yoga before this week. Luckily, our yoga trainer Anne told us right away that yoga is not so much for the body as it is for the mind. Also, her way of teaching is very much based on a step-by- step approach aiming at eventually ending up in a technically correct position, rather than going straight for the final result which may look nice but not provide you with the full benefit of geting into the position. This way of doing yoga really gave me a confidence booster,
~ Baukje (The Netherlands)
Where will we be?
We’ll retreat in the forest, remote from the urbanized world. Within the forest there is a wonderful old farm house. The yoga sessions will be taught both indoors and outdoors. Have a look at the pictures and explore our venue.
For your overnight stay you’ll be accommodated at an authentic historical farm. The rooms will be for two and three persons. If you desire to have a private room, please contact us to inquire about the availability and additional costs.
What will it cost?
€650 / £550 all-inclusive (excl travel costs)
“Yoga is my main theme in life and my best life insurance!”
Anne Verhoijsen (1951) has started to practice yoga from the beginning of her thirties and has been practicing in the tradition of Iyengar ever since. Based in Amsterdam as a yoga teacher, she enjoys passing on her passion for yoga to her students in her weekly classes. This Spring of 2017 she will be studying for five weeks with renowned B.K.S. Iyengar teacher Usha Devi in Rishikesh, India . Besides her devotion to yoga practice, she works as a visual artist. (verhoijsen.com)
Thomas Albers (1984) is psychologist and naturalist. Since a few years he lives in nature rich environments in Northern-Italy. In his activities he searches to explore the connection of mankind with the natural world, because he is convinced that this is essential to our well being and the flourishing of our planet. He will take us on a number of hikes through the area where he will share his visions on nature.
Thomas about Anne:
“During a journey in Sri Lanka, I met Anne at a meditation centre high up in the mountains where she offered yoga sessions complementary to the meditation. This combination of being in the mountains and working on our health was perfect. Annes style of teaching and vision on a healthy life was incredibly inspiring and direct. I feel happy now to be organising this retreat together with her on this special location.”
Questions? Mail us at thomas @ salvaj.org