Neel, Lotje and Geertje &

Family Week (Retreat in Dutch)

28 April - 4 May 2024


At a glance

Date: 28-04-2024 / 04-05-2024
Category: Meditation, Yoga and Movement,


  • 6 nights at this beautiful location
  • All meals mentioned in the program; hence including breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Daily tea time with cookies and fruit as snacks
  • Drinking water, tea, juices and Italian coffee in the morning
  • All yoga classes and activities
  • Loving attention and guidance by Yoga Leentje and Mandali team

Not included:

  • Travel to Mandali
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Transfers
  • The possibility to book massages and other treatments
  • Possible other activities or excursions undertaken by yourself

  • During this May vacation Mandali, together with Yoga Leentje, will welcome families again. A unique opportunity at this amazing location in Italy. We will be offering a well-balanced program emphasizing connection and quality time together. Allow yourself to experience yoga in the broadest sense, led by a passionate team; a mix of yoga for adults, yoga for children, bonding parent-child yoga classes, massages, creativity, music, plenty of space for rest, restoration, nature, delicious food and a beautiful Spa.

    An unforgettable experience at this enchanting location.

    Join us!

    This week has been specially developed for families, whether you come together with one child or want to be there with a larger family composition or want to experience this week together with a friend and child. We have created a program where you can connect in different ways; with yourself, each other and nature. This week is suitable for everyone from 6 years of age. All sessions and activities are tailored to the participating families.

    If you are curious to read more about a Yoga Leentje family yoga holiday, read the article written by Wouter de Jong and Elise Schaap in the Yoga Magazine and another one by photographer and journalist Tessa Joll in Yoga Internationaal about last year's family week at Mandali.

    Prices vary per room type and family composition. Prices include all meals according to the program, all classes, workshops and loving guidance. The prices below are for you as a parent with child, to together experience a fully catered week. Mandali can provide advice on which room might be most suitable for your family composition and needs.

              Normal               Premium
    2 p    € 1.900                € 2.100
    3 p    € 2.550                € 2.750
    4 p    € 3.200                € 3.400
    5 p    € 3.850                € 4.050


    About the team

    This week is organized by Mandali in collaboration with Yoga Leentje. The Yoga Leentje team is highly experienced and aims to inspire children, teenagers as well as adults to reconnect with their true selves and to live their lives as they are. The level of attention and love provided by the team during the sessions and their support throughout the week is palpable. All sessions are specially tailored to this specific week and location.

    This week, the Yoga Leentje team consists of Neel, Lotje and Geertje.

    Neel van Leeuwen
    Yoga Leentje was founded in 2009 by Neel van Leeuwen with the desire to bring children and families into contact with themselves, each other and nature.

    Lotje Dekker
    Lotje is owner of Lot of Life and lives together with her family in amazing Italy. Lotje and Neel have been working together for years. With them, you are always in good hands.

    Geertje van der Waal
    The family yoga weeks are extra special because of the collaboration between Neel and Geertje, whom are sisters. Geertje's presence is appreciated by all and during the week, providing general assistance throughout. She provides the children with loving attention and creativity with them while the adults enjoy their yoga classes.


    Come and experience the varied program we have on offer in which connection and real attention are key. On the day of arrival, you will receive a detailed schedule. Find below an impression of what the week together will look like. This is an example and will be further elaborated and tweaked to meet the needs of the participating families and the ages of the children.

    Day of arrival
    From 15:00 check-in
    17:00 - 18:15 introduction and time to get to know one another
    18:30 dinner

    Example of full day program
    08:30 - 09:30 breakfast
    11:00 - 12:30 yoga / inspiration / activity
    13:00 - 14:00 lunch
    16:30 - 18:00 yoga / inspiration / activity
    18:30 dinner

    Day of departure
    08:30 - 09:30 breakfast
    10:00 check-out rooms

    Some days there will also be optional activities in the evening. The other evenings are free for you to choose what suits you and your family best. Then there is space to play outside, swim, dance, draw, do more arts and crafts, to have an evening walk, to tell stories or simply just stargaze. At Mandali there are plenty of spaces to come together both during the day and in the evenings while at the same time providing space for privacy. There are so many beautiful places to discover at this location.

    Changes in the program are subject to change.

    Click here to have a look at the 2023 schedule.

    The quieter you become,
    the more you can hear.

    Ram Dass