• Meditation, mindfulness, compassion, neuroscience, yoga, massage,

    reiki, organic food, community, free afternoons...

    The retreat consists of...

    • Open Mind sessions - Sharings, reflections and theory will be alternated by sitting and walking meditations, and some silent moments to integrate some insights deeper. ***
    • Daily Yoga sessions - Hatha-Iyengar in the mornings for an active freshness, Nidra or Yin yoga in the afternoons for deep relaxation
    • Optional Reiki massages to release blockages and enter deep relaxation
    • Free afternoons to explore the cute villages and beaches around, or chill in the 75ha garden.
    • Delicious vegetarian food buffets - organic, very tasty and mostly from the own garden! 
    • An amazing community of like-minded people with different backgrounds, dreams and hearts - both total beginners and experienced meditators and yogis, are welcome. In this journey we go beyond the 'knowing'. Life as it is. Simply. Here. 
  •  

    The quality of life is in proportion to the capacity of being present.

    And the quality of our presence depends on the quality of our observation.

     

    Tuning into an open observational space

    that doesn't try to change stories, opinions, judgments, emotions

    but simply - and more profoundly -

    cuts through it.

     

    A kind of awareness that is able to connect

    with the wisdom of the body,

    the clarity of the mind,

    and the compassionate heart.

     

    Observing different components of experience,

    letting the outcome of this investigation be OPEN

    to receive what one needs in this moment in life.

  • What will you learn?

    See if you can read this with an open mind though as this list could be longer or shorter depending on what you bump into.... this retreat is foremost an experience ....

    1

    Mind

    • developing open mind qualities like focus, open concentration, compassionate attention, choiceless attention, curiosity, creativity and a beginner's mind
    • unraveling the mind-body mechanisms and patterns 
    • letting go of thinking patterns and story lines 
    • developing cognitive flexibility to see new possibilities
    • learning the art of being present
    2

    Body

    • restoring balance in the body as a gateway for an open mind
    • observing the influence of mental and emotional states on the physical body
    • walking meditation, alignment-based Iyengar and Hatha yoga (morning) and yin/nidra yoga (afternoon), meditative dancing (optional)
    3

    Emotion

    • observing the true nature of emotions: non-self, impermanent, feedback loop
    • tapping into different layers of open attention relating to letting go, acceptance, compassion, and empathy
    • learning the role of subconscious mind and old emotions in developing in open mind
    • open mind practices in dealing with stress and emotions
    4

    Brain

    • learning to tap into the adaptive brain network and implications for the open mind state
    • tapping into the parasympathetic nervous system
    • storing positive experiences in memory to create new neural traces
    5

    Heart

    • tapping into the open brain waves of gratitude, shared joy, equanimity, and loving kindness
    • learning to soothe the heart rythm pattern for an open mind to flourish
    • activating the soothing system for the release of oxytocin
    6

    Behaviour

    • replacing old, habitual, automatic ways with new flexible and intentional ways of behaving
    • learning the subconscious mechanisms that drive your actions
    • taking actions in creating the life you want 
  • Who

    Géraldine Gobert

    Mindfulness - Meditation - Self-compassion - Coaching - Neuroscience

    Hello! I'm Geraldine and I started A Lotus Seed with the believe that each of us is its own best teacher, but can use guidance in making the mind fit for its purpose. I believe in tackling the root cause instead of symptoms, and in learning to observe deeply enough to investigate inner and outer experiences. I believe in the plasticity of the brain, and the importance of connecting body with brain.

     

    The first retreat I did 12 years ago changed my life. It gave me the tools for an immense freedom in thoughts and actions. Not being a slave anymore of what I think, and intentionally choose to what I want to give attention and in which way.

     

    I have facilitated trainings and retreats for at least +1000 people, including companies like Louis Vuitton, Liberale Mutualiteit, Colruyt, Rogers Corporation, Odissee University of Brussels, CM, Provincie West-Vlaanderen, Thomas More, OCMW Brugge, Manager Magazine

    (in cooperation with I AM)

     

    Education

    I followed a 3 year teacher-trainer course in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction from the Institute of Mindfulness.

    Besides that I also followed teacher trainer courses in self-compassion, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, positive psychology, life coaching, trauma therapy coaching, yoga (200 hrs ytt), reiki and energetic healing.

     

    Some of my guides on the path were Dr. David Dewulf, Dr.Mark Williams - designer of the MBCT program - University of Oxford (UK), Christina Feldman & John Peacock - Insight Meditation Society (US), Dr. Chris Germer - Harvard Medical School (US), Dr. Kristin Neff - Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (US), as well as monks in various monasteries across Europe and Asia. In Belgium I worked for the Institute of Mindfulness; coordinating projects, and scientific research about mindfulness.

     

    Before that, I lived in Portugal for several years. Studied economics and innovation. Facilitated business and start-up events and supported community development for MakeSense.org in Gent and Brussels. I also lived in Sao Tomé (West coast of Africa), where I helped developing a microfinance program to support entrepreneurs.

    Anna Andrusiewicz

    Hatha - Iyengar - Yin - Nidra - yoga

    Yoga is given by Anna. She is a certified Yoga teacher and teaches slow flow Hatha classes with a strong foundation in classic, alignment-based Iyengar yoga. In the afternoon she also gives wonderful relaxing Yin yoga and Nidra yoga sessions. Her style is powerfull, as well as gentle, and always compassionate and authentic.

     

    Anna's journey on the yoga mat has brought her closer to herself and opened her heart to her inner truth. Her insights are profound and she loves to share them with others. Besides that, she's a gentle and loving human being, nature and peace lover, and a great inspiration!

     

    She's originally from Poland, but has been traveling, working and meditating all over the world - especially in Portugal where we have met!

    Geraldine de la Vigne

    Massage & Reiki therapist

    Geraldine has been working as a holistic massage therapist for the past 5 years in Brussels and on different retreats around the world. She followed a 3 year intensive body-mind therapist education at Atmaram school in Brussels, she is a certified Reiki Usui practitioner and has a certification in Equine therapy from Louvain-La-Neuve.

     

    But more than that, she has an inspiring personality embedding an exceptional kindness and compassion. During her treatments she can provide you with a deep relaxation state and dissolve deep physical or emotional blockages that may be there.

     

    She has a special connection with Portugal too and goes surfing and traveling there whenever she can.

  • What others said about the retreat

    Camille Ghekiere - Rewilding Heart Retreat - April 2018

    This retreat made connect with my body again, my breath, but also with my insecurities and pains. Géraldine helped me plant a seed to deal differently with them, to speak another language with myself. To stop to seek control and instead give myself the tolerance, trust and love I would give to a loved one. The location is gorgeous, but the most outstanding aspect of this retreat is the integrity, knowledgeability and care of the trainer.

    Claudia - New Years Retreat - December 2017

    It was a very special week for me. A week that concluded a very special year. More and more I realize the difference between a good spiritual guide/leader and a natural spiritual leader. The natural spiritual leader incorporates the words, the thoughts, and extrapolates it into a body of experience that comes from the heart to reach all hearts, from the body to reach all bodies, from the mind to reach all minds. You are, Geraldine, a natural spiritual leader. And I feel blessed to have had the beautiful opportunity of knowing you, seeing you, and feeling you. As Pema Chadron says: "Nothing ever leaves you untill it teaches you what you need to know". This week with you and the group have helped me immensely to tune my "bodies" and my heart, and to open up to learning more. You contributed a great deal to my path towards liberation and breaking chains. Thank you.

    Anouk Thill from Luxembourg - Rewilding Heart Retreat - April 2018

    Joining a retreat of meditation and yoga was for me a first experience.
    I expected that week to get to know myself, but also to avoid a physical and psychic reaction of overwork. During my 20 years of professional independence, I put myself fully at the service of my clients and I put my couple, my friends and myself after them.
    Through meditations I discovered features of my personality that I was not aware of. Géraldine knows very well how to guide through meditations. Her tips made me dive deep inside me. The theoretical part before or after each session helped me to understand my reactions and emotions. Yoga, more energizing in the morning and calmer in the evening, supported me in my request. It's been two weeks since I came back and, against all odds, I still enjoy this positive energy, and most importantly, I learned to respect myself and listen to myself. I can better balance my private and my professional lives.
    This retreat has completely changed my life, my perception of what is really important. I cannot thank enough Geraldine and Anna for allowing me to become aware of what really matters to me in my life.

    I was also lucky to find myself in a group of wonderful people. A big thank you also to all the participants for their kindness, their tolerances and their love.

    A big thank you also to the whole team of the retreat center who, with their smile, their kindness, their wonderful vegetarian cooking makes you feel like being at home. This place is a magical place, away from everything, in the heart of nature ... a real haven of peace and serenity.

    Jessy Zander - Radiant Heart Retreat - October 2017

    MAGIC!!! Although I already did a lot of workshops/courses but the content of this course was new to me and very appealing & inspiring. Geraldine adapted the content and the pace to the group, which was amazing. Beautiful booklet, which makes it easier to treat some themes again later on or at home. The location was absolutely magic. The food was nourishing for body & soul. With so many, so different people Geraldine and the team managed extremely well to have a loving & caring group dynamic. It was heartwarming to connect deeper and I felt really safe. The possibility of having a massage was a gift from heaven! What Geraldine dlV does with her hands is really magical.... I very much enjoyed the yoga classes by Ana, especially the yin yoga. The location were the yoga took place was really amazing, and I enjoyed the energy of sunrise/sunset even more! As I told you before we left, my 3 personal intentions for this retreat at the beginning of the week all came true: connect with others, self care, more clarity about my life goals. I even got a bonus: since I long time I was able to really FEEL again and not to be scared when I feel an emotion coming up... this made me stop smoking finally (I liked to literally burn my emotions before because I was so scared to be overwhelmed). Conclusion: I left Portugal with a radiant heart full of love, compassion, hope and inspiration, for which I am so grateful and A Lotus Seed deserves all the credits for this, THANKS!

    Lore Verdin - Rewilding Heart Retreat - April 2018

    I attended the April retreat in Portugal, and it was just everything I had hoped it would be. I had a truly nourishing week full of compassion and selfcompassion, in an amazingly beatiful nature location, filled with silence, nature sounds and beautiful views. An amazing team cooked delicious and healthy food for us, Geraldine guided us into meditations that helped me break down important barriers towards myself. All of this in a very natural fluent way. I experienced a lot of freedom to follow my own rhythm, to be silent when wanted, to engage in group activities when wanted. It was actually pure joy to me, even though sometimes I was processing deep grief. The pictures and movies on the website give a true representation of the retreat as it is. I would say, if it appeals to you, take your chance, it is really worth it!

    Melanie Golay Sunier from Switzerland - New Year's Retreat 2017

    An amazing week, that will remain forever in my soul, spirit & heart. Extraordinary organization and content, from practice to theory, meditation, yoga, delightful food in a beautiful place. I have learned so much about myself as an individual, whilst being part of a fantastic diverse group of people coming from all part of Europe. Thank you so much A Lotus Seed, and thank you Geraldine for being such a kind, loving, knowledgeable and compassionate person. I would definitely recommend anyone still hesitating in joining one of your retreat to go for it!​

    Fabian-Carlos Guhl from Germany - New Year's Retreat - Dec 2017

    This retreat was life changing for me. I met beautiful souls and minds including mine :) Geraldine and the entire team were doing an exceptional job at making us feel comfortable. Food was amazing healthy. I can recommend this experience to everyone who is seeking a deeper connection.​

    Sylvie Rockel from Brussels - Heart Radiant Retreat - October 2017

    Having avoided being confronted with myself and my feelings for most of my life this week was exactly what I needed and maybe subconsciously looked for: A week of bliss yet intensive work on myself. The retreat was excellent in every way from beginning till end: the organization, the duration, the remote location in a stunning environment, the delicious and nutritious food, the daily meditation and reflection sessions with Geraldine, the daily yoga sessions with Anna’s soothing voice, the option to get a Reiki massage as well as the love and care from all the people at the retreat center and in the group. I came with the idea to take a week off for some relaxation, slowing down and disconnecting from my daily life, including the Internet. I returned more connected to myself and with the realization that I can create my own “safe haven”. I had hoped to find answers to questions I never really dared to ask and left with insights about myself that go beyond these questions. I learned to accept myself the way I am and that this is not the same as not trying to improve and grow every day. Thank you for everyone, who helped, guided or just surrounded me during this journey! It would have not been possible without you.

    Anne Bakker from Holland - Mindfulness Retreat - April 2016

    "I learned that mindfulness is not something dreamy, but hands-on, intense and impactful. I learned to embrace both my focus and my distractions, to accept what the moment brings without judgment. I found new directions in life but more importantly I rediscovered myself in so many ways. I see myself with much more focus now than I have ever done before. That is the biggest gift I received”

    Ineke from Belgium - Mindfulness Retreat - April 2016

    The meditation week has started a whole process inside me. My awareness increased. I'm noticing more my emotions and thoughts. I learned giving space to emotions and experienced the usefulness of it. I learned to find peace!

    Fleur Naudts - Manager Volvo - Mindfulness Retreat - October 2016

    .... Fleur joined again in the Radian Heart Retreat - October 2017

    I had the feeling no words could describe how I had experienced my first mindfulness retreat. After the retreat I actually physically felt my heart had grown and I'm accepting my thoughts and feelings with more openness and gentleness. I'm very grateful for this experience!! 

    An Heyerick - Researcher - Mindfulness retreat - October 2016

    .... An joined again in the Radiant Heart Retreat - October 2017

    I had the most wonderful week in Portugal. I came with a troubled mind and left a happier person with a lot of clear insights and tools, not only to deal with difficult feelings, but also to better appreciate the beautiful moments. This week opened up my mind and my heart. I have met some beautiful people and the combination of morning yoga, mindfulness sessions and time to relax and let everything sink in is really nice. Also the beautiful location and the tasty food make this week absolutely recommendable.

    Katia G.- Entrepreneur & CEO - Mindfulness Retreat - April 2016 - October 2016

    .... Katia joined again in the retreats of 2017 in Portugal and France

    On my first retreat, I enjoyed the space of breathing, the strength of feeling & acceptance, the freedom of being, the joy of silence, the beauty of nature, the experience of self-compassion… I feel very grateful for it. Thank you for making me discover the mindfull path of meditation and teach me that above the mountain there is a sky that represents gentleness & kindness!

  • Practicals & Applying for the retreat

    Program, price, transport, reservation...

     

    Program

    Group sessions, and an exploring afternoon ! 

    We start the day with an energizing alignment-based Hatha-Iyengar yoga to stretch our body and wake up. After a healthy breakfast, the morning open mind session forms the core of the program in which we'll meditate, reflect and learn about the broader context of brain, body and mind.

     

    In the afternoon, there is enough free time to explore the region, go to the beach, make some beautiful walks, read a book, dive into the bio-pool, take a massage, ....

     

    In the evening there is restorative/ ying yoga to relieve deep tension from the muscles and enter a deep relaxation. Sometimes there will also be the possibility of practicing super relaxing Nidra yoga.

     

    After dinner, we do a smaller open mind meditative practice to relax and reflect about the day. 

     

    The program formally ends on Friday late evening the 11th of October but you'll be able to have a nice breakfast and yoga session on the 12th before leaving to the airport.

    Your investment

    Request your room type here...

    €850 pp for a shared room (3 persons, 4 persons, 6 persons*

     

    €950 pp for a twin room (2 persons)**

     

    €1250 pp for a suite room (double bed & in-room bathroom) - only one left!

     

    Prices include 21% VAT

     

    Your place will only be secured after payment. Make sure to reserve your place before booking your flight! Rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

     

    * Persons living in Portugal receive a 10% discount for a shared room occuppation.

     

    ** If you would like to join with a friend and share a room together, there is a 10% discount for one person.

     

    *** If you don't have the financial means but would like to participate, let me know what you would like to bring as a skill in return. We are especially looking for web and social media gurus!

     

    ** Payments can be made by installments. Cancellation policy:

    • more than 90 days - 100 % refunded
    • more than 60 days - 80% 
    • 60 days -   70% 
    • 40 days - 50% 
    • 20 days -  30% 
    • 10 days  - 10% 
    • 7 days - no refund

    Included

    A week to rejoice your energy and clear your head!

    • 7 nights stay in a jewel of nature, peace and silence
    • 3 healthy (vegetarian) meals a day with organic ingredients
    • Integrated course with 6 open mind sessions combining meditations, sharings and reflections (3h/each), 7 hatha yoga sessions (1h/each), 5 yin or nidra yoga sessions (1.5h/each)
    • Course material
    •  Excluded: transport to and from the retreat center with shared rented cars, other kind of drinks, group activities during the afternoon, massage, ...

    Transport

    We'll meet you at the airport

    There is the possibility of sharing a rental car with fellow participants from Lisbon airport (or Faro airport if some come from Faro). This way you'll also have a car to explore the beautiful environment in the afternoons! Rental costs can amount around 55-65 euros pp for a whole week. You can also rent your own car or come by public transport.

     

    Fly to Lisbon or Faro from all major cities in Europe.

    Estimated cost: €40-150 with low-cost (Ryanair, easyjet, vueling....) or €120-250 with any other major airline.

     

    Apply for your place here...

    *** Please specify your motivation for joining ***

    There are limited places available!

    As we want this retreat to be qualitative and valuable for each participant, we ask you to apply for this retreat, and answer some questions.

     

    The answers will be kept private and allow us to better understand your situation and the reason you are joining.

     

    Thank you for your participation ♡

     

  • Apply for the retreat

    The retreat is on application basis only! Please state your reason/motivation for joining the retreat

    (It doesn't have to be long just to the point :)).

  • Watch

    Memories of past mindfulness and heartfulness retreats in Portugal ♡

    See more videos of the retreat here ....

  • Let's start this path together!

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    & inform you about upcoming events.

     

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Gegevens inzien, aanpassen of verwijderen 
Je hebt het recht om je persoonsgegevens in te zien, te corrigeren of te verwijderen. Daarnaast heb je het recht om je eventuele toestemming voor de gegevensverwerking in te trekken of bezwaar te maken tegen de verwerking van jouw persoonsgegevens door A Lotus Seed en heb je het recht op gegevensoverdraagbaarheid. Dat betekent dat je bij ons een verzoek kan indienen om de persoonsgegevens die wij van jou beschikken in een computerbestand naar jou of een ander, door jou genoemde organisatie, te sturen. 

Je kunt een verzoek tot inzage, correctie, verwijdering, gegevensoverdraging van je persoonsgegevens of verzoek tot intrekking van je toestemming of bezwaar op de verwerking van jouw persoonsgegevens sturen naar info@alotusseed.org.

Om er zeker van te zijn dat het verzoek tot inzage door jou is gedaan, vragen wij jou een kopie van je identiteitsbewijs met het verzoek mee te sturen. Maak in deze kopie je pasfoto, paspoortnummer en rijksregisternummer zwart. Dit ter bescherming van je privacy. We reageren zo snel mogelijk, maar binnen vier weken, op jouw verzoek .

Hoe wij persoonsgegevens beveiligen
A Lotus Seed neemt de bescherming van jouw gegevens serieus en neemt passende maatregelen om misbruik, verlies, onbevoegde toegang, ongewenste openbaarmaking en ongeoorloofde wijziging tegen te gaan. Als jij het idee hebt dat jouw gegevens toch niet goed beveiligd zijn of er aanwijzingen zijn van misbruik, neem dan contact op via info@alotusseed.org

Bedankt voor het vertrouwen, 
A Lotus Seed.