Patricia Benjamins and Wim Molinello had a good thing going: fine work, a nice house and financial security. The complete package, until in 2003, they had, in their own words, 'a moment of reflection'. 'We asked each other: is this what we want? Are we realizing our full potential? Then we formulated our vision clearly. We transformed the key words 'work, individuality, career and money' into 'engagement, ecological, spiritual and creative'.
The couple decided to swap their busy life in the Netherlands for a more relaxed life in France, with genuine attention for each other and for nature. Under the name Sadhaka they began giving yoga courses. That caught on, partly thanks to the combination with art: students are given the opportunity to develop creatively. In 2012, Patricia and Wim in Orsènnes bought an old water mill. It was renovated with the help of volunteers. Now is ‘Le Moulin d’Orsènnes’ has been given a second lease of life as a centre for creative and spiritual holidays.
The name 'Sadhaka' comes from the Sanskrit and means ‘spiritual seeker’, a person who wants to develop spiritually and detach themselves from earthly things. At Sadhaka the name also stands for:
At Sadhaka, awareness, self-development and personal growth are central. Visitors to Sadhaka quickly realize they are part of a greater whole. That solidarity, with plenty of space for individual wishes and needs, is typical of Sadhaka.
Sadhaka offers the visitor a varied holiday. The selection includes yoga, mindfulness and tantra, but also painting, sculpting and djembe. Le Moulin is situated in a quiet, green area in central France. A must for anyone who wants to get away from it all in a pleasant setting. For me it was a great success.
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