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Inner alchemy Retreat is a partnership of Denise Harskamp holistic therapist and international qualified classical YogaMaster Antar Khirad. They cooperate with local qualified professionals (masseurs, artists and therapists).



Antar Khirad
Yoga Master / founder Inner Alchemy retreats

Antar Khirad – hatha mindful yoga, meditation & ayurvedic massage

Swami Antar Khirad (‘Inner wisdom’) is a Yoga & Meditation master and ayurvedic massage therapist.  Antar had his main yoga education at the Shivananda Ashram in Rishikesh and Shivananda Ashram in Kerala. Though the journey goes further back then that, starting at very young age with playfulness, wilderness and a deep search of the truth, along with fellow travelers.

Born in the northern part of India in a Shatriya family, he was raised with ‘Sanatan Dharma’ (Eternal Religion).Through the journey of life he has been with different mystics and masters, and lived in several communes and ashrams. “Religion is not where you are born in, it’s what is born out of you.”

Having this insight, Khirad keeps moving on his path.  He has been teaching yoga and meditation from a young age in India. Since 2000 he is living in Holland and he has been sharing internationally his life time experience of ayurveda, yoga and meditation. In his classes you will get an understanding about awareness through physical exercise and breathing techniques (pranayama) to maintain your emotions such as anger, depression, fatigue, insomnia and overweight, all the common problems of our society. Leading many groups and workshops, and giving trainings and individual sessions internationally. 

At present he is running his meditation & retreatcenter near Rishikesh, India called ‘Rishis International’ and sharing his love and energies as a contemporary teacher of Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation also in Europe along with many co-teachers and therapists the wisdom of many different spiritual practices such as yoga,  tantra, vedanta and sufism. More info: www.rishisinternational.com

Denise Harskamp 
Holistic therapist/ Founder Inner Alchemy retreats

Denise Harskamp is a qualified Holistic Therapist, IRest Yoga nidra teacher & Manager of retreats. She combines her HSP, life wisdom and empathy to support individuals in connecting deeply to their heart and explore their feelings, emotions, thoughts or beliefs to facilitate transformation.

Born in the Netherlands since childhood she has had several spiritual experiences but it was until 2004 that she became seriously interested in the healing arts and started trainings in Barbara Brennan energy healing besides her work as a Management Consultant. After graduating at the University of Amsterdam in 1996 for over 20 years she created all kind of communication campaigns, exhibitions & events for corporations, musea & theatres. On the background of this career she followed her passion for gastronomy & healthy food and professionalised herself also as a private dining chef and culinary writer including 2 published books (titles ‘Altijd Feest (Terra Lannoo 2008) ’ & ‘Geheim van de chefs’ (A.W. Bruna, 2009).

In 2014-2016 she lived in the Caribbean and travelled extensively with partner and her sons through the Amazon & South of America where she explored her interests in shamans, permaculture and medicinal plants. She finally made a switch in her career and completed the 3 year professional course in Cellular Energetic Healing (Barbara Brennan method) in Findhorn, Scotland and completed that with a degree in ‘General Medicine’. Recently she got her degree as a certified ‘IRest yoga nidra teacher.

At present she is working as a holistic therapist /transformation coach & manager of the Inner Alchemy retreats from her holistic therapy practice called ‘Denicious’ based in Utrecht, Netherlands. More info: www.denicious.nl