Retreats for Sound Healing, Yoga & Meditation

RETREATS

 BELGIUM & SWITZERLAND 

Awaken to Spring Retreat
Belgium Countryside
2 - 6 March 2022

Retreat Highlights

Enjoy five days of countryside retreat to welcome the coming spring and discover a unique blend of body, mind and sound practices. Each day will offer two sessions of meditation practice with Lama Brian, and a morning flow and evening yin yoga with Shannon. Your days will will be infused with the soundscapes of alchemy crystal singing bowls, which introduce a whole new healing modality within yoga, meditation and sound bath exploration. Throughout the retreat, you will get just the right balance of personal practice, stillness and movement, sophisticated and practical teachings, and time to relax alone or with other practitioners. All levels of experience are welcome.

Why this retreat?

Three practices uniting body, mind and spirit create the foundations for a renewed life. We have developed yoga, meditation and alchemy crystal sound healing to help you energise and reinspire, shake off old habits and revision life. The foundational view is that we are already perfect, pure and full of rich potential. Through knowing how to practice we can manifest all our inherent best qualities in all directions of our lives. The results are both immediate and long term. We discover joy in this very moment, and how it is the best way to travel our life path. Join like-minded people and share an unforgettable experience with Lama Brian Hilliard and Shannon van Staden.

The Place

The retreat will take place at a beautiful guest house near Gaasbeek, in the rolling countryside of Pajottenland, very close to Brussels. It is a peaceful land with beautiful walks through woods and fields. In addition to exquisite nature outside, the retreat centre offers a beautiful practice space inside. The old farmhouse has a lovely courtyard with a contemplative pond. A 30 minute walk brings you to a beautiful chateau for group practice sessions in exquisite gardens.

Food & Accommodations

We work closely with our private cook to provide really tasty vegetarian meals. Inge will help get your day going with a healthy snack, tea and coffee. After morning meditation and morning flow we enjoy a generous vegetarian brunch. After evening meditation, yin yoga and sound healing, we will enjoy a delicious 3 course vegetarian dinner. There is no alcohol on retreat.

The accommodation is in simple, comfortable sharing rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. There are limited single rooms.

Daily Schedule

7:00 – 07:30 Wake up, morning snack, tea and coffee

7:30 – 08:45 Gentle morning flow yoga

9:00 – 11:00 Morning meditation – instruction, talk, sitting and walking practice

11:00 – 12:30 Brunch

12:30 – 17:00 Free time for journaling, reading, walking or massages

17:00 – 18:00 Sitting and walking meditation

18:00 – 19:30 Yin yoga and crystal bowl sound healing

19:30 – 21:00 Dinner

21:00 Rest well

Retreat Highlights

  • A custom blend of yin yoga, meditation and sound bath healing
  • Fabulous vegetarian cooking by our private cook
  • Lots of personal time for walks, reading, meeting new friends
  • Personal exchange with Lama Brian and Shannon
  • Group discussions focused on deepening your understanding
  • Flow Yoga for energising
  • Instructions which span all levels of experience
  • Visioning for enhanced lifestyle and new directions

What’s Included

  • All teachings by Lama Brian and Shannon
  • Accommodations
  • All meals
  • Personal meeting with Lama Brian or Shannon
  • Free reign of the property, meditation space, study hall, gardens and woods

Some of the Retreat Benefits

  • Glimpse after glimpse of life unfettered by habitual mind
  • Healing on the spot bathed in rich alchemy crystal soundscapes
  • Renewed inspiration to leap into your life
  • Discovering how nowness can become your personal protector
  • Connecting with a vital community that meets everyday of the week
  • Learning how to unlearn and increase the joy and love you were born with

Getting There

The retreat centre is very close to Brussels – just a metro 5 ride to Erasme, and a 10 minute drive from the station. We can arrange pick ups to the centre from the Erasme metro stop. If you have a car please let us know and we could put you in touch with one another closer to the time to self organise ride sharing.

Arrival Day: Retreat starts 17:00 on 2 March
Departure Day: Retreat ends after brunch at 12:00 on 6 March

Price

Single Accommodation: €940 (incl. VAT) – only 3 rooms available
Double and triple sharing per person: €830 (incl. VAT) – 4 rooms available

BOOK AND PAY €500 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT 

Spaces limited to 13 participants. Please register early to ensure your spot.

Book the Awaken to Spring Retreat

Book and pay €500 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot.

Summer Mind, Body & Sound Retreat
Ticino, Switzerland
21 - 27 August 2022

The hills are alive with alchemy crystal sound

Lama Brian Hilliard and Shannon van Staden will gently guide you at this mountain retreat in beautiful Malcantone, Ticino. Arise to gentle flow morning yoga followed by sonic meditation practice. Enjoy a delicious vegetarian brunch before resting, a mountain hike, or treating yourself to a massage. Afternoon tea is followed by meditation and relaxing yin yoga. Then you will end the day with the healing soundscapes of Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls®. Get just the right balance of personal practice, stillness and movement, sophisticated and practical teachings, and plenty of space for me time. All levels of experience are welcome.

Why this retreat?

Three practices uniting body, mind and spirit create the foundations for a renewed life. We have developed yoga, meditation and alchemy crystal sound healing to help you energise and reinspire, shake off old habits and revision life. The foundational view is that we are already perfect, pure and full of rich potential. Through knowing how to practice we can manifest all our inherent best qualities in all directions of our lives. The results are both immediate and long term. We discover joy in this very moment, and how it is the best way to travel our life path. Join like-minded people and share an unforgettable experience with Lama Brian Hilliard and Shannon van Staden.

Schedule

Arrival Day – 21 August 2022
14:00-16:30 Check in
16:30 Greetings and welcome drink
17:30 Opening Circle
18:30 Dinner

Daily Schedule
7:00 Gentle Flow Yoga
8:30 Guided Sonic Meditation
10:00 Brunch
11:30 Free time
16:00-18:00 Meditation, Yin & Sound Healing
18:30 Dinner

Departure Day – 27 August 2022
7:00 Gentle Flow Yoga & Meditation
9:00 Room check-out
9:30 Breakfast
10:30 Closing Circle
11:30 Safe Travels

What’s Included

  • Simple and tastefully appointed rooms
  • Yoga mats, props and cushions
  • Lots of niches in and around the hotel for reading, discussions and quiet time
  • Hearty vegetarian brunch with home-made breads, jams and tasty treats
  • Herbal and black teas, capuccino/espresso throughout the day
  • Fresh fruit throughout the day
  • Homemade cakes for afternoon tea
  • Ticino Ticket for free public transport, and discounts on mountain cable car and boats on the lake
  • Parking close to hotel

Registration

1) First book your room with Casa Santo Stefano.
info@casa-santo-stefano.ch
Tel: +41 (0)91 609 19 35
www.casa-santo-stefano.ch

Rooms and price per person per night
Large suite with private bath CHF 100
Double room with private bath (separate beds) CHF 85
Single room with private bath CHF 95
Double room/single use, common bath CHF 115
Double room with private bath (Category A) CHF 135
Double room with private bath (Category B) CHF 125

Guest tax
per person/day CHF 4

Dinners
3 Vegetarian dinners at the hotel CHF 105
3 Dinners at local restaurants CHF 105

Please ask the hotel if you have any questions about transport, accommodation, food, activities and massage.

2) Then book your spot with Shannon.
info@crystalsingingbowlseurope.com
Tel:+32 (0)474 61 8889

Teaching Fee
595€

Your spot is reserved upon receipt of teaching fee.