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North West

Ouranos Club

Meditative Archery & Yoga Retreat

29 July - 1 October 2022

Intuitive archery offers us ONE way to put reflective thinking on the back burner, something that keeps us so busy in everyday life. The focus on the outside is the goal, many find it easier to relax mentally in activity and contemplation than, for example, in classic meditation.

Through inner stillness we realize that we are not servants of our thoughts. Our heart gets more space. The subconscious sends us messages. Again and again in silence during drawing and releasing, our intuitive abilities are encouraged. In meditation we turn off the rational mind for a while. Mental relaxation, opening, self-reflection become possible.

Feel the presence just before letting go the arrow, relaxing the fingers.

This 6 day retreat offers Meditation, Archery and Yoga on the beautiful beach resort of Arillas.

Accommodation is offered at Ouranos Club.


07:15 - 08:30 Early Morning Ashtanga Yoga

09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

10:30 - 11:30 Intuitive Archery

11:45 - 12:30 Budokhon Yoga

12:30 Mid-day Rest

17:00 - 18:00 Meditation & Yoga

18:15 - 19:00 Meditative Archery in Stillness 19:30 Dinner

Fell the moment while holding the asana, in archery just before releasing the string. Let go of what limits your life. Be in the now, relax mentally in concentration.

The Facilitators:

Klemens Schmelter

Chairman of the Robin Hood eV Seminar leader (educational/therapeutic archery)

Intuitive archery combined with meditation

Since over 20 years Klemens Schmelter still has practice leading seminars and integrating archery and bow making in schools and clinics.

"After experience in pedagogy during my studies in Paderborn, observations in training units in intuitive archery with children and adults since 2002. The training took place with Sensei Armin Meier-Kühn, master of Shotokan and Western Kyudo."

Klemens Schmelter is the owner of the Bogenzeit (arrow/bow, yoga, dance medicine) and 1st chairman of the TBSV Paderborn and Robin Hood e.V., further education in therapeutic archery enriches his seminars. Since 2010 he use to empower the archery in therapy/education (goal: health insurance approval like in Yoga on prevention).

Sandra deMoura

Certified Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher (India), Co-Developer of Hiroko Therapy

Dynamic Ashtanga Yoga

Sophia Cara Hahn

Budokon yoga teacher and expert in resilience and mindfulness

Calm yin yoga in preparation for archery

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