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Yin Yoga Retreat  

 01-06 October 2023

A Small Group Retreat


Balance Your Heart, Body & Mind 

This unique retreat gives you the opportunity to balance your heart, body and mind in a safe and peaceful environment. The retreat will be fully guided by Skadi van Paasschen in a small group (max. 20 people). This ensures that there is plenty of space for personal attention and self reflection. The retreat is located in the stunning mountains of Lago d'Orta in Italy, with nutritious food and beautiful architecture and design.  At the end of the retreat you will get a better awareness of your emotions and the values that truly matters to you.

What is the retreat about?

During the retreat you will balance your heart, body and mind. When these three aspects work harmoniously together, you `will be able to take care better of yourself.  It will strengthen you physical, emotional and spiritual. This ensures that you will make wiser decisions in daily life. 

This retreat is particularly beneficial for


  • People who wants to take a step back from their daily hectic lives.

  • Yoga practitioners and teachers who like to deepen their yoga practice.

  • People who like to restore or strengthen their body energy

What do we do during the retreat?

Yin Yoga

By staying 5 minutes in postures you will work deep in your muscles tissue. This ensures that you get rid of accumulated toxins, emotional patterns, and thoughts. This gives you deep relaxation and will balance you physically and emotionally.

Being Surrounded By Water

The retreat is surrounded by lakes. Water represents JOY according to Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine teaches that one of the functions of water within the body is to move emotions and metabolic waste. When the body needs more liquid to flush out toxins, it will draw water from the bones, muscles and the brain. 85% of our brain tissue is water. So drinking and swimming in clean natural water supports your physical and emotional process during the retreat.

Walking meditation

By going outside and walk consciously you will get in touch of the negative ionic charge found in nature. Not only this will shift your negative emotions, it will make you see things more clearly. So, enjoying the breathtaking surroundings of the retreat will support your inner process and gives you a great sense of relief.


During the retreat you eat inspired, medicinal food that will make your system sing, relax and detox. You do not eat meat, dairy, bread and sugar and do not drink coffee. All products are of biological quality. Detoxing is not the same as fasting. The meals are buffet style and there is plenty of food, if you need a lot or extra energy.

Sleeping more than 8 hours

Treat yourself during the whole stay as a patient. When complex emotions starts to build momentum, it can feel like a snowball of yuck getting stronger and stronger. If this is the case, and you just can’t see even a glimmer of light, the next best step is to go sleeping. This is important because every time we sleep you give the emotional body a big reset. So, enough sleep during the retreat is crucial. 

The Program


During the program, each day will consist of yin yoga class withe a little yang, deep relaxation practice, silence walk and meditation sessions.

The program will begin upon the date of arrival with an introduction to the retreat.



Day of arrival:

15:00 Arrival and check in at Mandali retreat center

16:00 Introduction to the retreat and Yin Yoga 

19:00 Dinner. Free time to walk around, get to know each other.

And if you have special requests or if you have injuries, this is the time to tell Skadi
20:00 Meditation.

Regular day schedule:

07:00 – 09:00  Meditation, Yin-yang yoga and pranayama

09:00 – 09:30 Breakfast

10:00 – 11:30 Silence walk and meditation

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 17:30 Free time

17:00 – 19:00 Yin Yoga / deep relaxation

19:00 – 20:00 Dinner 

20:00 – 20:45 Meditation

Day of departure 

07:00 – 09:00 Meditation and Yin Yoga

09:00 – 09:30 Breakfast​

09:45 – 10:00 Check out of room

The current availability for 1 person are the following:

  • Single Garden —>

  • Single Lake —> 


  • 5 nights in October accommodation in Shared, Single, Double and Premium Rooms

  • Full board - 3 vegetarian meals a day

  • Fruits, Teas and filtered water

  • Free use of Body Care Center facilities: sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, indoor heated swimming pool

  • All workshops and sessions as written in the program

You can take a look at our rooms on our website:


For registration or more information visit


You can attend our retreats only if you come with a valid Digital Covid Certificate, which can be obtained with a rapid test (to be renewed every 48 hours), a full vaccination or a proof of recovery from Covid in the previous six months.

Terms of Payment and Cancellation Policy

Payment is required in full at the time of booking, via bank transfer, in Euro currency.

If a cancellation is received in writing more than 60 days before the day of arrival, no cancellation fee is charged and a full refund is given.

If the booking is cancelled between 30 and 60 days in advance, you will be refunded 50% of your payment.

Cancellation within 30 days prior to departure will NOT be refunded.

We remind you that any changes to reservations must be made in writing at


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