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3 Days Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Retreats in Belgium

  • Villa Varia, Weligerveld 2, 3212 Pellenberg, Belgium

Belgium Yoga Retreat and Kundalini Meditation Workshop

Come and join Japjeet Rajbir Kaur Khalsa in this yoga retreat weekend getaway set in the village of Pellenberg in Belgium. Balance, harmony, and ease are the keywords for this weekend. This workshop is suitable for total beginners, as well as people with experience in either Kundalini yoga or meditation, and is open to both men and women of all ages and backgrounds. Take this much-deserved opportunity to nurture yourself through precious moments of reflection and contemplation.

Highlights

  • Daily Kundalini yoga and Yoga Nidra sessions
  • Breath walks, meditation, and mantra chanting
  • Re-balancing work to be deeply at ease in the rhythm of life
  • Information on natural health care practices and cleaning products
  • Time out in nature for reflection and contemplation
  • Daily healthy vegan and vegetarian meals
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • Dutch, English
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During this retreat, you will be accommodated at Villa Varia in either a shared yurt, yoga room, or double room. This villa is situated in a beautiful natural reserve close to the Pellenberg Hospital, but is at the same time easily accessible from Leuven and Tienen. The energetic place which has come to exist here is described by others as a home, an oasis, and a place to find peace.

This place has come into existence very organically both through the cooperation with Japjeet, who runs a three-day retreat every four to six weeks, and through the Kundalini yoga level one training ran by Hari Krishan Singh.

You can choose between accommodation in yurt or yoga room, case in which you have to bring your own towels, bedding, and mattress, or accommodation in shared room, case in which the towels, bedding, and mattress are included.

In this retreat, you will be working on bringing balance and harmony between different sets of polarities namely inside and outside, self and other, microcosm and macrocosm, individual consciousness and universal consciousness, body, mind, and soul, sun and moon, yin and yang, day and night, male and female energy, rejuvenation and relaxation, exercise and rest, doing and being, giving and receiving, and pursuing and allowing to be.

All these points will be explored and targeted so that you can find balance in the rhythm of life and be deeply at ease. The tools you will be using for this re-balancing work are Kundalini yoga and meditation, mantra chanting, Yoga Nidra, breath walks, time spent outside in nature, reflection, contemplation, and organic food and recipes from the yogic and Ayurvedic tradition. The program will be held daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Japjeet will also share knowledge on how nature can nurture you and how you can nurture nature in return, and on how this can be done in a respectful interplay from which both you and mother earth may benefit. She will provide you information on natural health care and share recipes for making your own cleaning and body-care products. This way, you can reduce toxic effects on your and your family’s systems while reducing your environmental impact.

  • Japjeet Rajbir Kaur Khalsa

    Japjeet Rajbir Kaur is a full-time KRI and IKYTA-certified Kundalini Yoga (KY) teacher. She is also an intern teacher trainer of the KRI Aquarian Trainer Academy. She has been teaching KY since 2008, both in Belgium and in the UK (where she resides). Over the past years she has specialised in, amongst others, KY for stress-management, burnout, depression and anxiety; addiction recovery; pre- and postnatal yoga; and men’s, women's and relationships teachings. Japjeet is also a nutrition & health coach, life & yoga coach, and aroma & massage therapist.

This retreat will take place in Pellenberg, Belgium. Pellenberg is a small town located in the western-most part of the municipality of Lubbeek, in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant.

Nearby places

  • Brussels, 40 kilometers - 1 hour by train
  • Leuven railway station, 8 kilometers
  • London - 3 hours by train
General
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • River nearby
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio

All three daily meals are included in this retreat. Each day, you will be served vegan, vegetarian, organic, and gluten-free meals made with fresh ingredients. You will also be served tea and snacks such as fruit, nuts, and homemade cakes. Prabhu Anand Kaur, the host of Villa Varia, is a professional cook. If there are any allergies or food intolerance, you can let her know well in advance. Bringing or preparing your own food in the villa is not allowed.

Explore Leuven

Leuven is one of Belgium's finest medieval cities and the oldest university town in Europe, with its university library serving as a landmark in the city. You can visit the world-renowned Grand Béguinage, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the M Leuven, a renowned inner-city museum.

Visit the Castle de Maurissens

The eclectic Castle de Maurissens is named after its noble patron dating back from 1916. Since 1949, the castle lies within the park property of the Catholic University of Leuven.

Visit the Saint Peter's Church of Leuven

The Saint Peter's Church of Leuven is situated on the city's Grote Markt, or main market square, right across the ornate town hall. It was built mainly in the 15th century in Brabantine Gothic style. The church has a cruciform floor plan and a 93-meter long low bell tower that has never been completed.

  • 3 daily vegan and vegetarian meals
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Breath walks and mantra chanting
  • Daily Kundalini yoga and Yoga Nidra classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Recipes for natural body-care and homemade cleaning products
  • Talk regarding natural health care practices
  • Tea, snack, and homemade cakes
  • Any additional activities or trips
  • International airfare cost
  • Ground transportation costs
  • Towels, bedding, and mattress if staying in yurt or yoga room

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Brussels Airport (BRU).

Arrival by train

Villa Varia is eight kilometers away from the Leuven railway station. From the airport, there is a direct train to Leuven station which only takes around 15 minutes.

You can also take a 24-minute train ride from the Brussels Midi train station to Leuven station, while the Brussels North station is only a 15-minute train ride away.

Arrival by bus

You can take the De Lijn bus 3 from Leuven station to the Pellenberg Hospital, which is within walking distance to the venue.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

Verified BookDetoxRetreats.com reviews

  • Review by Hege Haugvik

    "The retreat was a great boost and just what I needed in order to meet autumn with lots of energy! The place itself is beautifully situated in a calm area where you can go for nice walks during breaks. The classes where very well organised by Japjeet - probably one of the best yoga teachers I have ever encountered (and I've had a few!), as well as were challenging and informative. I have learned a lot, met really nice people, and eaten lots of delicious vegan food thanks to the great cooking by Ingrid and Mathilda. This retreat exceeded my expectations and I would recommend to anybody looking for some time out from life's daily routine and stress."

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  • Review by Karine Van Greevenbroek from Netherlands

    "I went on this retreat in August 2016. The location had a pleasant ambiance because of the beautiful garden and surroundings. I learned a lot about Kundalini yoga and the Kundalini lifestyle. The program is focused on transformation and you could really see this happening in the group. The food was delicious! Accommodation was basic."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Kaatje Molenberghs

    "I am so grateful for meeting Japjeet. She has so much knowledge and passion, and is very inspiring. The three days were emotionally draining for me but still, at the end, I felt so much joy and peace in my heart. The food was the best. I hope to do another retreat soon."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "I really enjoyed the massage yesterday and felt more relaxed than I have in a very long time. I saw my mom and sister in the afternoon and they commented that I seemed different, and that even my posture was different. I felt so much softer in my shoulders, and a sense of calm and clarity so thank you very much for giving me that experience."

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  • Review by Libby Ferguson

    "It has been just a few weeks since I participated in the Excel and Celebrate retreat with Japjeet, Ingrid and 13 inspiring women from many different backgrounds and at different stages in their life experience. I am already noticing the differences in my life and feeling the benefits of this multi-faceted experience. I feel truly honored to have been able to participate in this life-changing course. Japjeet is a passionate, knowledgeable and 'human' teacher. She does not teach from a parapet, but is able to identify with and make time for every single woman in the room. The course was truly geared towards real-life situations allowing us to learn for ourselves simple ways to improve our current lives and relationships, based on the incredible Kundalini Yoga teachings. Japjeet is able to create an incredible atmosphere of love and trust, allowing women from many different walks of life to inspire and support one another on this journey of self-discovery. This is not your average yoga retreat - it brings up things, awakens new opportunities and ways of seeing - all in a totally supportive environment. Ingrid, our wonderful host has created a haven of love, peace and tranquility that is evident in the delicious food that she makes and the beautiful space that she has created. I have come home with a more open-hearted and joyful approach to life. Current challenges that I was experiencing in my relationship and my work feel much lighter. Stress and unease, that had become such a normal part of my life have reduced, and I have thus created more space for joy. I feel healthier, more energetic and inspired to create the life that I want for myself and my partner. This retreat is a true gift for any woman wanting to improve her life, health and relationships."

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  • Review by a traveler from Belgium

    "What a week. So powerful, transforming, a real eye opener. Kundalini yoga already changed a great deal of my life but this women's' retreat was the cherry on the cake. Not that I’m ready, not that I arrived but it pushed me forward on this long road of finding peace with myself, with the world. I am a control freak but this retreat taught me so much about the importance of self care, about the differences between men and women and that we forgot and lost a great deal of our cultural ancient wisdom. Thank you, I am grateful. This week brought me closer to myself."

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  • Review by Rachel

    "What an intense Kundalini yoga weekend! I'm grateful for all the classes, training, and amazing KY-moments and people from the previous years that formed the preparation for this rebirthing weekend and enabled the positive intention I came with and the results I got from it. I'm extremely grateful to Japjeet Kaur who facilitated the deeply transformative process during the whole weekend and to the other students who embarked on the journey with me. Pure bliss. Incredible!"

    "Japjeet it was really so special, I feel reborn! I'm amazed at the power of Kundalini yoga (this yoga is even more powerful and beautiful than I had ever realized; even though I started years ago with Kundalini yoga, this weekend was incredibly special!) and I deeply admire the way you guide people through this process, as it was quite a big group (which made it even more beautiful and powerful!) and a very intense and deep process! I deeply bow before you, Sat Nam, thank you and much love, and I'll definitely be back soon again! I wholeheartedly recommend this experience to everyone!"

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  • Review by Sat Dharam

    "Last lesson was so nice again, thank you. I am so glad that you are giving classes in Coventry and you bring motivation and I am doing meditation and yoga at home as well."

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  • Review by Michiel

    "Sat Nam Japjeet and Prabhu Anand, what an incredibly amazing job you do together, the pure love and discipline and the truth of it are still buzzing in me on this day after the retreat. I'll probably write about this experience, there have been shifts and transformations that I hadn't expected, so beautiful! Much love."

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  • Review by Rianne

    "Dear Japjeet, I have truly enjoyed this weekend. It was blissful and what a lovely sangat again. You really make sure that everyone can feel safe and relaxed in the group! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

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  • Review by Bettina

    "Thank you Japjeet for the intense weekend! Arms and legs are stiff, but a wonderful feeling resides inside! Thank you for holding the space and facilitating the process. By bringing both humor and discipline to the weekend, you have allowed us to grow and evolve more than we could ever have imagined! I am also filled with deep respect for these teachings. Such wisdom! I feel so grateful for having been a part of this! Again, thank you for your work this weekend. I really feel that things have changed on a deep level and in a profound way, although I can't put my finger on it yet."

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  • Review by Leah

    "Another great day doing what I love and nicely finished off with a beautiful session of Kundalini yoga. Just what I needed yet again! A celestial communication meditation focusing on opening the heart space and being centered in the neutral mind. Thank you Japjeet Kaur Khalsa, my amazing teacher, who gives so much at every class. I am truly grateful. Wahe Guru."

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  • Review by Ian

    "Thanks for this evening! We both really enjoyed it. Although we were feeling tired and aching, it was relaxed and happy!"

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  • Review by Nina

    "It was good of you to let me drop in blind! It was still very stiff but a lovely morning and the students were so welcoming. Thank you Japjeet! You are inspiring as ever. Wahe Guru!"

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  • Review by Lindsay

    "These classes are the best combination of physical exercise and spiritual teachings I have ever come across."

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  • Review by Hari Sadhana

    "I enjoyed yesterday's workshop tremendously."

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  • Review by Laura

    "Thanks for a really wonderful workshop day. Wish you lived closer so I could go to your regular lessons."

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  • Review by Sue

    "Just a quick email to say how much Hilary and I enjoyed yesterday. You are a wonderful teacher. We both learned a lot and got so much from it. My intention is to do the left nostril breathing while I am on my travels to calm me down before my training and presenting sessions over the next two weeks. I can highly recommend the burnout and depression workshop. I was on yesterday's workshop and it was brilliant. Japjeet is a fantastic teacher, whatever your level of experience. A very generous and knowledgeable teacher who puts everything into everyday language. Fantastic experience!"

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  • Review by Shalini

    "I really enjoyed yesterday's session (in fact I love them all but yesterday's was especially good!). I just wanted to let you know as well how much I have been enjoying the classes. I feel a much calmer and happier person since attending and I use the skills you have taught us everyday! I wish I could introduce everyone to this experience!"

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  • Review by Mirka

    "What is happiness? Attending Japjeet Kaur's Kundalini yoga classes!"

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  • Review by Manveer

    "I'd like to thank you for my first Kundalini yoga experience today, Japjeet. I feel fantastic! Here's to many more KY uplifting experiences! God bless."

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  • Review by J'anna

    "Thank you, Japjeet! I have really benefited from today's class. Since I've been coming starting January 2013, I've been transforming. I love the transformation of my mind, my whole body, and soul. I am healing from the old to a new me. I have realized it might take me some time for further practice and I am willing to learn. Until now, nothing would cure or heal my spine and back, but these classes have and KY is strengthening every bone and muscle. Thank you for your teachings. Satnam."

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  • Review by Leah

    "Kundalini yoga is fantastic, it is completely holistic, and Shuniya Kundalini yoga's teacher Japjeet Kaur Khalsa is very authentic, she lives and breathes yoga. I have been doing yoga for years and I am so glad I have recently found this practice, I know it is really working to help balance the body system and strengthen the mind and spirit, if you like a challenge give it a go."

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  • Review by Mukti

    "Brilliant class today, Japjeet. I loved every minute of it. I will definitely become a regular. This is exactly what I needed to push me to the next level of my journey."

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  • Review by Parvinder

    "Thank you again for a truly amazing experience in Granada. The time we spent at the retreat will be cherished forever! You really are a loving and gifted individual, blessed on this earth to touch as many souls as you can. I wish you love and light in all that you do and can't wait for the Yoga lessons to start! (already doing the frogs... Ouch! The kids love the animal exercises!)"

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  • Review by Ruji

    "Still dealing with the feelings of the retreat and passing on the feelings to others. We just cannot wait for the next time."

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  • Review by Lajpreet

    ""This 'Excel & Celebrate' programme has opened up a new world for me! It has given deeper meaning to my 'womanhood'. For the first time in my life I was told that a woman has eleven moon points and that the energy changes from moon point to moon point every two and a half days, in a fixed pattern that repeats itself every month. I learned that we can make our own personal graph which can help us so much, for example in planning our daily life (when to make important decisions and when not to, e.g. not when the moon energy is in a point that renders us insecure). I learned that this moon cycle is also the reason why men find us women so hard to fathom - because it makes us so complex. At least once a week I flip through the manual and every time I again feel the energy that we created as a group! I can only recommend to every woman out there to participate in this 'Excel & Celebrate' programme. Japjeet is an incredible teacher, I am grateful that she crossed my path!""

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  • Review by Sabine

    "I got to know Kundalini Yoga and Japjeet Kaur two years ago, during an 'Excel & Celebrate' weekend workshop. What I loved most about the workshop were the empathy within the group; the respect for each other, for oneself, and for All that Is; the power, connection and love; and the teachings behind this program. Meanwhile I've started taking Kundalini yoga classes twice a week and I feel the changes in my body - emotionally I'm a lot more balanced than I was two years ago. Japjeet Kaur is a patient and very stimulating teacher, who truly lives what she teaches. I can only recommend this workshop to anybody!"

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  • Review by Ingrid

    "Kundalini Yoga, through its versatility, has brought more structure and more depth to my life. I've been practicing Kundalini Yoga for a year now. At first I attended weekly classes, but slowly it became part of my daily life, through an intense but very harmonious process. To me Japjeet Kaur is a very inspiring woman, she has that female power, that Shakti, that our times so desperately need. Both the regular classes and Japjeet's women workshop 'Excel & Celebrate' are like an oasis where in deep honesty and vulnerability you can come closer to your essence and your womanhood, where you can share this process with other women, and where you can experience the sense of recognition and mutual support. I can only say: give yourself this gift."

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  • Review by Prabhujeet

    "After having practiced Hatha Yoga for three years, I encountered Kundalini Yoga. What an immense difference! The difference doesn't just lie in the yoga form as such - which is much more dynamic - but mostly in its effects. I can see why Kundalini Yoga is called the mother form of yoga. Yoga, for me, is a way of release, it's where I can get rid of stress, where I can accept the past and be in the here and now. Where I can take some time out for myself. And believe me, that feels so good! I also attended Japjeet Kaur's women's program 'Excel & Celebrate.' I'm a rather introvert person, but I'm glad I decided to join that workshop. I learned so much about myself there, understood so much more about myself afterwards. I was surrounded by such kind, warm, loving people. We did some beautiful 'processes'. There were tears of sadness and support, but also of love, happiness and joy. I also discovered that sometimes there is so much pain and suffering 'hidden' where on the outside you would just see a strong, cheerful person. I'm not alone! The inspiring words from this program 'I Am a Woman, I Am Divine' and 'Bountiful, Blissful and Beautiful', are still with me."

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