Hatha Yoga Blue Cruise Retreat
Nature, Body and Soul Week of Inspiration
6 nights - 7 days
Nature, Body and Soul week of inspiration: Hatha Yoga, Qi Gong and Mindfulness.
Experience how mindfulness, yoga and qi gong can totally change your way of living. By attending this retreat and dedicating a week to your mind and body, you can add more relaxation in your body, feel mentally connected to your inner self and make life choices that completely suit you.
Besides this you can enjoy all the beauty that the Turkish Riviera has to offer. We cruise along beautiful islands, hidden coves, beautiful white sand beaches and old fishing villages. In this oasis of peace and natural beauty you are just completely away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In addition to the daily programme, you can swim, snorkel or relax with or without a book lying on the deck.
· Hatha yoga, breathing exercises and meditation
· Vegetarian breakfast
· Free time
· Vegetarian lunch
· Free time
· Shibashi Qi Gong
· Vegetarian Dinner
· Two Mindfulness workshops
We will start every morning with yoga, breathing exercises and meditation.
The MarjaaNi’s yoga classes are based on the traditional Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga consists mainly of non-moving exercises with great attention to breathing.
The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit and means ‘union’ or ‘bringing together’. Yoga originated in India more than 4,000 years ago. It was a way to achieve a deeper state of meditation.
The core of yoga nowadays is that the unity of body and spirit is found in a combination of breathing, physical exercise and concentration. The exercises (Asanas) give strength and energy and provide an overall pleasant feeling of relaxation. Pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation will be part of the lessons.
Qi Gong will be practiced every evening. Qi Gong is a traditional Chinese technique to heal the mind and body. On the retreat we will practice Shibashi, a Qi Gong form, consisting of 18 movements. Through the slow, relaxed and conscious movements you gain the ability to internal harmony and balance. Your body is soft and thoroughly practiced, your emotions are calmed down and your mind is brought back in a peaceful state of wholeness.
During the two Mindfulness workshops you will learn to shift attention to the ‘here and now’ and leave other things to what they are. This way you can achieve some form of relaxation or discharge; in the head and in the rest of your body.
A Reiki treatment (healing work based on life force energy) is optional and costs 25 euro.
Prices and Availability
April 23 to 30 - /2016
850.- EURO (shared cabin)
1'200.- EURO (single occupancy)
Includes: Three vegetarian meals per day, yoga, meditation, qi gong, two mindfulness workshops, tea and coffee, snorkelling equipment and towels and linens.
Experiences from past participants:
“Thanks for the nice week with many (new) insights”
“Thanks for your intense interference and the starters for change”
“It gave me inner peace on one side and on the other hand new energy”
“For me it was all inspiring and very well matched”
“I got the insight that I have to go my own way”
MArjaaNi is the business name of Marjan Niemeijer (1963). She graduated as a developmental psychologist at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands).
She has, among other things, given training and courses in the field of communications, safety and quality. In addition, she has worked as an accompanist, both within the intellectual disabled care and within the mental health care.
In 2011, however, her life changed completely. At that time during her holidays on the Greek island of Samos , she suddenly knew: "I do not want to go on a holiday here anymore, I just want to BE here". From that moment on she has devoted her life searching for a way to live and work on Samos.
She was introduced to coaching by email and was seized by the Mindful Analysis method. She is currently working online according to this methodology. It provides services to both personal and work-related issues. In addition, she has found her passion in yoga, qi gong and mindfulness. Marjan loves to share the happiness, confidence and health that brought yoga, qi gong and mindfulness to her.
She is a certified qi gong and hatha yoga instructor and expert in the field of high-sensitivity and burnout.
In addition she has her diploma Reiki, level 1.
From May 2013 she lives and works on Samos.