Big plans: Retreat Centre DevaDeva
From this summer DevaDeva will continue as retreat centre DevaDeva in the beautiful Drenthe. Here you can read all about the place, the plans and the latest news.
The next step
Since the beginning of the year we have done a lot of work behind the scenes to start anew with DevaDeva. As most of you know, it has always been our dream to have our own retreat centre. A place where we can offer in-depth yoga and meditation programs.
Pieter undertook his personal retreat in 2018, now it feels like the right time to take the next step and recreate DevaDeva into a format that is best suited to give a large group of Dutch and international yoga practitioners a place where they can find inspiration, knowledge and a dedicated space to practice.
What does DevaDeva stand for:
DevaDeva is dedicated to sharing and practicing effective yoga and meditation techniques. Yoga is proven to work. When insight into the underlying principles is combined with powerful working techniques, you have the key to an authentic and sparkling life in your hands.
What does the DevaDeva retreat centre have to offer?
- Effective yoga and meditation techniques.
- Deeper understanding of the yoga philosophy and the principles on which yoga techniques are based.
- A spiritual practice that is well suited to be integrated into a modern and dynamic life.
- The space to develop your own yoga and meditation practice.
- Inspiration, knowledge and experience in the practice and integration of yoga and meditation in daily life.
- A place where you can go with your spiritual questions
- Simplicity in the physical environment so that all attention can be focused on the inner processes.
- Small groups so that there is time and space for individual guidance.
- A place where you are welcome for continuing studies or doing your own practice.
- Healthy and nutritious vegetarian meals.
We have found a beautiful spot at the Oranjekanaal 61, in Orvelte in the province of Drenthe. This former farm has been used as a bed and breakfast for the past twenty years and is very suitable for what we have in mind. Over the years, the building has been radically rebuilt and fully equipped to accommodate guests. The farmhouse is in excellent condition and will soon be ready for use. Here and there, the centre needs to be refurbished to give it a fresh look again.
In the front part of the farm we will have our own living space. The rear part will be used as a retreat centre where a total of twelve people can comfortably stay, in single and double rooms. Next to the bedrooms, the common area and the professional kitchen, there is a nice space for yoga and meditation.
Retreats and activities
Our wish is to welcome an ever-growing group of yoga enthusiasts to the DevaDeva retreat centre to experience the transformative power of yoga and meditation. In addition, we will offer deepening programs for enthusiastic practitioners who want to take their practice a step further. Also, for teachers who want to take their own practice and teaching to a higher level, we will offer tailor made programs.
Other ways to help
Some of you have already contributed to the centre by giving a loan, but there are many other ways you can help. At the moment, your enthusiasm is the most inspiring help for us. Once we are one step further in the process, we can indicate more concretely in what ways you can help.
If you are an expert at something, and you think you can make a valuable contribution to the realization of Retreat Centre DevaDeva, please let us know!
If you would like to help us or would like some more information, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Pieter: 0617738119 or Kelly: 0642748515.
We’d love to hear from you!
With inspired greetings,
Pieter & Kelly