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Tue, Dec 27, 2016, 11:00 PM – Sun, Jan 1, 2017, 4:00 PM CET
Vlierhof Phoenix Retreat 27 Dec. – 1 Jan. 2017
Are you looking for an alternative way to go inwards, release, transform, and celebrate the last week of the year? Then come join us at Vlierhof for the Phoenix Retreat! From December 27th, 2016 to January 1st., 2017 we will be offering a program of diverse activities so you can clear out anything that needs to be let go of and embrace the new year regenerated and empowered. We will guid and support you through the phoenix process. It will be a week of detoxing, emotional release and celebrating together. Activities and workshops include: Yoga, Contemplative walking, Capoeira, Sauna, Sweat Lodge, Herbalism, Breathing work, Voice liberation, Family Constellations, Osho meditations, Circling, Sharing, Massage, Reiki, Rock balancing, Trance Dance, and a labyrint walk. Wewill consciously celebrate New Year’s Eve with Ecstatic Dance, live music, an open stage and a New Year’s Eve ceremony. We will also be offering accommodation in our seminar house with limited beds, detoxing and nourishing meals and juices. Save these dates!
Workshop descriptions below the ticket info
You reserve your preferred accommodation by transferring the 20% deposit of your ticket price either through Eventbrite or by making a bankwire transaction AND by filling out the form below the ticket info.
TICKET 1* – NORMAL PRICE
Accommodation, 3 meals a day, all workshops (see program), New Year’s Eve party: from €300 (dormitory price; to upgrade to a cozy double or single room please email us for more information). Please transfer the 20% deposit and bring the rest of the amount in cash or make bank wire transfer to the IBAN number below.
TICKET 2* – LOCALS – WITHOUT ACCOMMODATION
3 meals a day for 6 days, and workshops, final night party: €200. Please transfer the 20% deposit and bring the rest of the amount in cash or make bank wire transfer to the IBAN number below.
TICKET 3* – SOCIAL PRICE: UNEMPLOYED, STUDENTS ETC. + VOLUNTEERING
Students/unemployed get reduction by volunteering: €200 (limited spots available). Please transfer the 20% deposit and bring the rest of the amount in cash or make bank wire transfer to the IBAN number below.
TICKET 4 – CONSCIOUS NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY – FULL TICKET
Final night dinner, tango, open stage and party only: €40
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com if you would like to participate but can’t afford the fee!
*Kids under 12 years old 50% off; under 5 years old free.
Sign up and reserve your spot via Eventbrite
And please, complete the sign up process by filling out this form:
The Vlierhof Phoenix Team
Bank-wire transfer details:
Bank: Rabo Bank
Account name: Vlierhof
Description: Phoenix Rising + Last, First Name + Ticket number
IBAN Number: NL92.RABO.0187.4057.94
Reiki with Leticia Solari and Waltraud Drenk
Reiki sessions of 30 minutes duration will be offered by appointment at the healing temple. Reiki is a Japanese technique that promotes self healing. The Reiki master functions as a channel to the life force energy that permeates the universe, conducting it through their heart and laying it on the person with their hands. This life force helps the individual reduce their emotional, mental and physical stress, unblocks any stuckness, and nurtures the natural healing abilities of the body.
Shiatsu with Sara Knap
Sara will be offering Shiatsu chair-massages of 30 minutes. The Shiatsu Sara gives is a massage based on Japanese massage tradition, Chinese medicine and Western psychology. It works with Qi (Chi), life energy, and looks at the human being as a whole. If you have a physical discomfort, an emotional disbalance, or just want to relax and connect with yourself, you are welcome for a nice Shiatsu treatment.
Morning Yoga with Caroline Ligtenberg
This playful yoga session helps you to wake up and release the old year. Caroline teaches Do-In yoga. A Taoïstic style of yoga based on the meridians and the five elements. Besides yoga stretches and power exercises, the lessons include self-massage, energy exercises, breathing exercises and partner exercises.
Qigong with Erik Huele
Quigong involves slow movements from the Chinese Tao tradition while gently breathing, making your energy flow and balance. You become more rooted and centered, connecting body, mind and heart in a conscious way. Your own inner smile emerges as a mild, loving bath for all your cells, creating an inner good weather. It brings your spirit deeper into your body, acknowledging your force within as softness. Qigong connects the wisdom of your body and your soul.
Footmassage Healing Piano Concert with Erik Huele
Subtle voice and piano sounds can bring you into a peaceful, open and receptive atmosphere. Touching and being touched will invite your energy to circulate, creating a deeper relaxation. We can lay down while listening. You can listen to Erik’s work here: www.erikplayssatie.com
Soul Singing with Erik Huele
Soul Singing is about singing from your heart, discovering your voice and your inner music. We will explore together intuitive singing and voice liberation. We will engage in playful dancing, moving, body percussion and sound improvisation, circle singing of mantras & world music songs. No singing experience required, just your enthusiasm will do. “If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing” – Proverb from Zimbabwe
Osho’s Dynamic Meditation with Vimal Krups
The dynamic meditation is designed for modern western human beings. It is a meditation with 5 stages.
The first stage (10min) involves chaotic, fast and deep breathing. The chaotic breathing does not give the body mind a chance to remain in control of suppressed feelings and emotions.
The second stage (10 min) is catharsis – Let go! and express everything that surfaces from the chaotic breathing. If you surrendered to the deep breathing process the catharsis will happen automatically.
The third stage (10min) is jumping on the spot, hammering the heals on the ground, while shouting the mantra “Hoo!”.
The fourth stage (15min) is when the actual meditation happens. Someone will shout: “STOP!” – Freeze like a statue immediately. Just freeze. This is where the body-mind is surpassed.
The fifth stage (15 min) is celebrating meditatively through a morning dance to joyful music.
Together we will explore the detoxing properties of fruits, vegetables, and medicinal herbs. We will discuss diverse approaches to self-care, fasting and mono-diets, long-term sustainable nutritional programs, recipes, and herbal allies and their most effective applications.
Trance Dance is a unique blend of body movement, healing sounds, dynamic percussive rhythms, transformational breathing techniques and the innovative use of a blindfold or bandana – together stimulating a ‘trance’ state that promotes spiritual awakenings, mental clarity, physical stamina and emotional well-being.
Capoeira with Vinicius Caldas
Capoeira is a dance and martial art developed by the black slaves in San Salvador, Brazil. It was originally a martial art disguised as a dance for the slave owners not to notice. A very acrobatic, social, and rhythmical physical activity. Vinicius is from Brazil.
The sweat lodge is a ceremony through which one can connect to oneself and the community from a deeper, more vulnerable place. On a physiological level it is a way to cleanse the body from toxins. The sweat lodge is divided into four rounds representing the four cardinal directions. Each round focuses the attention of the participants on certain aspects of life. The sweat lodge ceremony is filled with symbols. Each object has a symbolic value:
- The fire represents life.
- The line from the fire to the lodge is the umbilical cord
- The lodge is the mother’s womb.
AUM meditation with Aum Nijmegen
This two-hour meditation guides you in a safe and supportive environment through 14 aspects of the human experience: hatred, forgiveness, love, stamina, life energy, chaos, dance, sadness, laughter, sensuality, chanting, silence, respect and sharing. The AUM is a Social Meditation that combines movement, role playing and vocal expression. By participating in the AUM you can experience a deep sense of aliveness, warmth, relaxation and acquire a taste for life again! AUM stands for awareness, understanding and meditation.
Intentional New-Moon Labyrinth Meditation with Frederique Hagedoorn
The Vlierhof garden labyrinth is a replica of the one at Chartres Cathedral, France. It was created by Frederique more than a decade ago. She has been lovingly maintaining it and consistently guiding people through the process of walking the labyrinth over the years.
Transformational Breathwork with Arati
This morning you will experience how it feels to rise from your ashes using your own breath to go to your deepest desire, as if it has already been realised. The connected breathing method teaches you to use your breathing system optimally. If you do that you will also live your life optimally. This method will help you to recognize and fulfil your true potential, talents, wishes and goals so that you can blossom. This workshop is a short introduction, a taste to experience what transformational breathing can do for you. There will be a short demo with explanation after which the participants will coach each other in pairs, under supervision of Arati.
Voice Liberation with Cecilia Magnus
Lets taste, enjoy and be impressed by the sounds of the wisdom of our body. Voice liberation is a unique way of using the voice by connecting with what is present in the body. Everyone can sing. As soon as we let go of our judgements and expectations, we connect with our own true voice. In this workshop we will sing short improvisations, with and without text, individually, in pairs and as a group. Voice liberation gives you the chance to let some inner parts sound as an expression of what is shown or felt in your body.
Contemplative Walk with Leticia Solari
This mindfulness practice brings attention to the simple act of walking. As we walk, we observe our body, developing awareness of how we place our weight and our feet, our balance, muscles, the textures and motions of our steps. We become conscious of how we relate to the land that supports our walking. We witness how our mind participates in the process. We practice resting in awareness.
Rock Balancing with Leticia Solari
We can practice stillness with the help of stone allies by opening ourselves to listening deeply. By the act of balancing stones, we can develop a relationship with the rocks and the landscape and we can experience becoming one with them, merging and dissolving the illusion of separation. As we face the challenges that come up in the practice, we witness our mind and our body’s habitual responses and we get a chance to release them.
Tantra Massage Workshop with Theun Smulders
After a day of silence we will be reloading our inner strength through the beauty and guidance of physical contact. Moksa massages (Tantric massage and intimacy coaching) will offer you a soft approach, towards the healing abilities of your body, by making use of sexual energy. The workshop will be providing you with teachings on how to make contact with your inner self (like practicing Hara) and guide you towards meditation. During the massage you will be taught how to use the sexual energy from your massage partner to help him/her to get in touch with the self-healing abilities of the body.
Conscious New Year’s Eve Party
18:00 New Year’s Dinner by the Vlierhof Kitchen Team
Yummy 3-course vegetarian New Year’s Menu
19:30 Tango Argentino with Sara Knap and Boudewijn Magnus
Argentinian Tango taught and guided by Boudewijn and Sara.
20:30 Open Stage with Erik Huele
No need for stage fear – This open stage will be introduced by Erik. The stage is open to everyone. Perform or share anything you want: A poem, a song, a sketch, satire, live drawing. There are no limits…
22:00 DJ Aloes
We will indulge in the freedom of expressive movement to the beats of DJ Aloes.
00:00 New Year’s Ritual
Council of All Beings with Leticia Solari
In this communal practice, we will take a break from our human identity by listening deeply to another entity. We will have the opportunity to be chosen by another life form and speak on their behalf, gaining insight into other creatures’ struggles and needs. This contemplative group practice brings awareness of our interdependence with all beings, offering an opportunity to experience our interconnectedness with all life forms.