Be a part of our holistic retreat center community in Kapelle-op-den-Bos, Belgium

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  • Last activity: 23 Jul 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    Welcome here, a sanctuary for connection, growth, and renewal located in the heart of Europe. Our retreat center offers a diverse range of programs, including workshops, seminars, training sessions, and events, all aimed at fostering personal development and well-being.

    Here, we believe in providing a nurturing environment where individuals can explore new opportunities for growth and change. Our tranquil retreat spaces, surrounded by lush gardens, provide the perfect setting for guests to reconnect with themselves and others.

    In addition to hosting external retreats, we offer our own signature program, "Kolibrie," a 5-day retreat focused on mindfulness, yoga, meditation, and holistic wellness practices. Guests are invited to slow down, relax, and embark on a journey of self-discovery.

    As part of our vibrant community, volunteers play an integral role in supporting the daily operations of the center. Our team of volunteers contribute to creating a welcoming and enriching experience for all who visit here.

    Join us on a transformative journey of self-exploration and shared growth here. Whether you're seeking to deepen your practice, connect with like-minded individuals, or simply unwind in a serene environment, you'll find a warm welcome awaiting you here.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our center is an active community of volunteers and staff members hosting a wide variety of international programs, seminars and retreats geared towards personal growth and well-being.

  • Help


    At our retreat center, the support we seek from volunteers varies depending on our activities. Primarily, we cater to small groups attending workshops or embarking on retreats lasting several days. Our diverse team of international volunteers plays a crucial role in assisting with these workshops, seminars, and daily tasks around the center.

    We also host our own rest and restore retreats midweeks. Our volunteers play an active role by sharing yoga, meditation, breathwork, conscious movement, and other healing modalities with our retreat guests.

    Within our tranquil environment, you'll find spaces designated for relaxation, reflection, and personal practice, including areas for yoga, meditation, and leisure activities. During your downtime, we encourage you to remain active, positive, and engaged, whether pursuing personal interests or working on creative projects within the center.

    If you're seeking to immerse yourself in an active community dedicated to personal growth and transformative experiences, we invite you to join us. However, if you're simply in search of accommodation and meals while exploring other cities or countries, we may not be the right fit for you.

    Ideal candidates are health-conscious, non-smoking individuals with a sincere interest in personal growth and a healthy lifestyle. We value team players who are committed to fully integrating with our local volunteers and staff for a minimum of 8 weeks. Proficiency in spoken English is essential.

    As part of our community, volunteers are expected to contribute 5 hours of work per day, with two days off each week. We hold ourselves to high standards and expect the same dedication from our volunteers. Upon arrival, you'll find a home where every detail is cared for with love and attention.

    Sharing meals is a cherished aspect of our community life. Volunteers are expected to join us promptly for all meals, except on their free days when they have the option to skip a meal. Our center maintains a smoke-free environment for the well-being of all.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer our Workaway volunteers both private and shared bedroom accomodation. Volunteers do share a bathroom, community space and restroom area. There is also a laundry facility available. All meals (organic/vegetarian) are included. We also offer free Wi-Fi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Immerse yourself in the natural beauty surrounding our retreat center by starting your day with a tranquil morning jog around the castle grounds or alongside the nearby canal, basking in the breathtaking sunrise. Alternatively, explore the verdant farm fields, stroll to the serene lake, or venture into nearby villages to experience the charm of rural Belgium. For those eager to explore further afield, bicycles are provided for volunteers, and the train station is just a short walk away, offering easy access to day trips to vibrant cities such as Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, or Mechelen.

    As we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive community, we welcome international volunteers to join us for a minimum commitment of 8 weeks. Please note that volunteers must be at least 25 years old to apply. Volunteers have long been an integral part of our holistic community, and we are excited to expand our reach by partnering with the Workaway organization. Through this collaboration, we look forward to creating meaningful connections with individuals from around the world, enriching our community and fostering personal growth on a global scale.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 189557427626

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