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
TICKET 1* DEPOSIT - 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 singleroom please email us for more information ) Please bring the rest of the amount in cash or make bank wire transfer to the IBAN number below.
TICKET 2* DEPOSIT - SOCIAL PRICE: UNEMPLOYED, STUDENTS ETC.
Without accomodation. 3 meals a day for 6 days, and workshops, final night party: €200. Please bring the rest of the amount in cash or make bank wire transfer to the IBAN number below.
TICKET 3* DEPOSIT - VOLUNTEER
Students/unemployed get reduction by volunteering as: €200 (limited spots available) Please 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 and party only: €40
TICKET 5 - EARLY PHOENIX - FULL TICKET - SAVE THE 20% DEPOSIT WITH THE EARLY PHOENIX DISCOUNT CODE
TICKET 6 - EARLY PHOENIX - FULL SOCIAL TICKET - SAVE THE 20% DEPOSIT WITH THE EARLY PHOENIX DISCOUNT CODE
Please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate but can't afford the fee!
*Kids under 12 years old 50% off; Under 5 years old free.
The Vlierhof Phoenix Retreat 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
Tuesday December 27th, 2016
Physiological Cleanse workshops:
Healing Temple Reiki, Shiatsu, and Message sessions
Reiki 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 chair-massages of 30 minutes. The Shiatsu I, Sara, give 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 more to yourself, you are welcome for a nice Shiatsu treatment.
Morning yoga with Caroline Ligtenberg
A 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-massages, energy exercises, breathing exercises and partner exercises.
Osho's Dynamic Meditation
The dynamic meditation is designed for modern western human beings. It is a meditation with 5 stages.
The first stage (10min) is chaotic fast and deep breathing. The chaotic breathing does not give the body mind a chance to remain in control of supressed feelings and emotions.
The second stage (10 min) is catharsis - Let go! and express everything that surfaces from the chaotic breathing. This will, when the previous stage is done totally, almost 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 fith stage (15 min) is celebrating meditatively into a morning dance to joyful music.
Detoxing with Raw Food and Medicinal Herbs - Leticia
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.
Wednesday December 28, 2016
Capoeira - Vinicius
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 towards the slave owners. A very acrobatic, social, and rythmical physical activity. Vinicius is from Brazil.
Sweatlodge - Vimal
The sweat lodge is a ceremony through which one can connect to oneself and the community from a deeper, vulnerable place. It is also a way, on a physiological level, to cleanse the body from toxins.
The sweat lodge is divided into four rounds representing the four 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. For example:
- The fire represents life.
- The line from the fire to the lodge is the umbilical chord
- The lodge is the mothers womb.
Thursday December 29 , 2016
AUM meditation - 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. It is one of the basic and most powerful techniques used at the Humaniversity.
How Did The AUM Meditation Begin?
Veeresh, the founder of the Humaniversity, has taken his lifetime of experience in working with people and distilled it into this unique meditation experience. Veeresh created the AUM Meditation in 1989 as a gift to Osho. Since then he has trained and certified hundreds of AUM Meditation Leaders who guide this process all over the world.
Intentional New-Moon Labyrinth Meditation - Frederique
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Transformational Breathwork - Arati
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Systemic Constellation or Voice Liberation
Systemic constellations is a method to gain insight into ones family patterns by placing representatives for family member around a certain issue on a stage. These representatives will tune into the respective family member and will channel the feelings and thoughts of this member in relation to the whole system. The facilitator will rearrange to constellation to allow the love to flow between the family members.
Friday December 30th, 2016
Day of Silence activities and workshops:
Contemplative Walk - Leticia
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 holds our walking. We witness how our mind participates in the process. We practice resting in awareness.
Rock Balancing - Leticia
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 habitual responses and we get a chance to release them.
Saturday December 31, 2016
Tantra Massage Workshop - Theun
After a day of silence we will be reloading our inner strength! By 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 you're inner selves (like practicing Hara) and guide you towards meditation. From there, giving 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 Years Eve Party
New Years Dinner - 18:00
Yummy vegetarian 3 course New Year's Menu
Argentinian Tango taught and guided by Boudewijn Magnus and Sara Knap. Leticia who grew up in Buenos Aires will also teach a move or two!
Open stage - 20:00-21:30
No need for stage fear - This open stage will be introduced by Erik. The stage is open. Perform or share anything you want: A poem, a song, a sketch, Satire, live drawing. Not limits...
DJ Aloes - 22:00-Late
Sunday January 1st, 2017
Day of Creative Expression workshops:
Council of All Beings - Leticia
In this communal practice, we will take a break from our human identity by deeply listening 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.