Chiara Capello

Yoga teacher and Visual Artist in Brussels

Next Sampoorna yoga retreat

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Om dear yogis,

I would like to let you know that the next Sampoorna Yoga weekend will be in Chateau Frandeux (Ardennes) from 29 to 31 March 2019. The Early Bird price is valid until 31 December.

At the retreat, you can enjoy an immersion into the fullness of Sampoorna yoga, meditation, chanting, yoga lectures and healthy food.

We will practice:

Hatha Yoga – cleansing of body and energy system:

Twice-a-day hatha yoga practice with breathing exercises, yoga postures and deep relaxation. Suitable for all levels – beginners will receive special attention and advanced students will get the challenges they need to develop further. Special focus of the Hatha Yoga sessions will be cleansing.

Meditation – cleansing of the mental system: 

Guided and silent meditation. We will use the precious hours of the early morning to move towards the state of highest concentration and creativity by turning the mind inwards.

Mantra Chanting – cleansing of emotional and energy system:

Repetitive singing of mantras, vibrational manifestations of aspects of the Divine – a very effective and beautiful method to concentrate the mind and to purify the heart. You don’t need to be a good singer to experience the power of chanting!

Nada Yoga (Yoga of sound) – cleansing of the energy system:

Rhythm and melody is common to everything in nature, and we will explore sound vibrations by both listening to and producing sound. You will experience the healthful effects of sound on all levels – physical, mental and spiritual.

Jnana Yoga (Yoga philosophy) – cleansing of the intellectual system:

“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of theory”, but we must practice with proper understanding and purpose. During the lectures and discussions we will explore the yogic scriptures and concepts.

Enjoy personal treatments, sauna or take a forest bath

In your free time, we offer personal treatments like Reiki (I will be doing it!), Shiatsu, sound bath, oil massage and . On Saturday afternoon you can enjoy the grand sauna and cool down in the adjacent lake or have a great walk in the surrounding forest and meadows

Schedule

Friday

18:00 Arrival and check-in
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Introduction and satsang (mantra chanting and meditation)

Saturday

05:30 Wake up (optional Pranayama)
06:00 Meditation, chanting, lecture
08:00 Hatha yoga: pranayama, asana, relaxation
10:00 Brunch
11:00 Karma yoga and free time
13.30 Afternoon snack
14:00 Lecture, nada yoga
16:00 Hatha yoga: pranayama, asana, relaxation
18:00 Dinner
19:30 Meditation, chanting, lecture

Sunday

05:30 Wake up (optional pranayama)
06:00 Meditation, chanting, lecture
08:00 Hatha yoga: pranayama, asana, relaxation
10:00 Brunch
11:00 Karma yoga
12:00 Chanting, closure
14:30 Lunch
16:00 Departure

Meals

Healthy vegetarian meals, served buffet-style.
The yogic vegetarian food includes simple and deliciously prepared fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, tofu and some dairy.

Every meal is prepared  with care and with fresh and organic vegetables by Hanna and Gauri (together with karma yogis!).

Accommodation

Château Frandeux  (http://www.chateaufrandeux.be/)

The domain Frandeux is situated on the outskirts of the Belgian Ardennes, in the region “Les Famennes” and belongs to the province of Namur. The area is also called “the Valley Country”, a land with castles and a rich and varied heritage. The village of Frandeux is formed by some 40 houses and is situated in the valley of the Vachau, about 6 km from Rochefort.

There are single, double and triple rooms with and without shower, so prices are according type of accommodation. Kids are welcome to join, they can sleep on extra comfortable strechers in the parents sleepingroom.

To register go to:

sign-up – inschrijven

Here some pictures I took during a past retreat at Frandeux in March last year:

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Author: Chiara Capello

Chiara is a Certified Sampoorna Yoga and Meditation Teacher (RYT 500), Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT 95), Yin Yoga Instructor (130 hours) and Reiki practitioner. She comes from Italy, but now she lives in Belgium. Living in an international environment, she speaks Italian, English, French and German. Chiara’s yoga and meditation path started in 2003, in Brussels, during a stressful period at work. She soon experienced the fullness of the practice and the transformation in the body and mind through the system developed by Shri Yogi Hari, called “Sampoorna Yoga”: the Yoga of Fullness. The enthusiasm for yoga and meditation changed the course of her life and career. After experiencing different Yoga styles and meditation techniques, in 2012 and 2013 she took the Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training Course with Shri Yogi Hari. The same year (2012), Chiara left her job as a lawyer and now dedicates her time fully to sharing yoga and meditation with children, families and adults. She loves teaching and practising meditation and yoga. It helps her remain strong, grounded and happy and enables her to deal with the ups and downs of life. A daily meditation practice is an essential part of her life. ----- Chiara é un’insegnante certificata in Sampoorna yoga e meditazione (500 ore), yoga per bambini (95 ore) e Yin Yoga (130 ore), oltre che praticante di Reiki. E’ italiana di origine, ma ora vive in Belgio. Siccome vive in un ambiente internazionale, parla Italiano, Inglese, Francese e Tedesco. Il suo cammino di yoga e meditazione comincia nel 2003 a Bruxelles, durante un periodo stressante al lavoro. In quel frangente, Chiara fu conquistata dall’impatto della pratica sul proprio corpo e mente, grazie al sistema sviluppato da Shri Yogi Hari, chiamato Sampoorna Yoga: lo yoga della pienezza. L’entusiasmo per lo yoga e la meditazione cambio’ cosi’ il corso della sua vita e carriera. Dopo aver sperimentato diversi stili di yoga e meditazione, nel 2012 e 2013 decide di diventare insegnante di Sampoorna Yoga con Shri Yogi Hari. Nello stesso anno ( 2012) , Chiara lascia il suo lavoro di giurista ed ora dedica tutto il suo tempo per diffondere lo yoga e la meditazione tra i bambini, le famiglie e gli adulti che cercano la calma interiore, in un mondo pieno di stimoli continui. Ama insegnare e praticare lo yoga e la meditazione. Questo la aiuta a rimanere forte e felice, in modo da affrontare con facilità e leggerezza gli alti e bassi della vita. La meditazione quotidiana é ormai divenuta una parte essenziale e irrinunciabile della sua vita.

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