“Journey to Yourself” - not just a trip to Egypt
- A DESERT & SEA NATURE THERAPY RETREAT: March 2023
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[a video I made for the retreat in 2021 which is still relevant :) ]
a journey that can be different for everyone.
a journey that focuses on creating space for
connecting with your body
silencing your mind
meeting your soul
not another retreat with a time table.
we want to slow down.
we want to take the time that is needed.
we want to connect with the natural space around us.
We want to connect with the natural space around us.
daily sessions to dive deeper into your topics:
that will appear along the way
that might already be present in your life right now
we’ll open a space
for what wants to be seen
what wants to be looked at
what wants to be let go off
call this journey a time-out,
call it self experience and self-reflection,
call it therapy,
call it a healing journey,
call it the beginning or the continuation of a spiritual journey.
you decide what it is for you.
the landscape of the desert & the sea are supporting us
they open up a great space of experience.
they function as a mirror for anything that’s there.
through the outer nature we are connecting with our inner nature.
our journey starts in the DESERT
An arabic proverb says:
He who goes into the desert
will not remain the same
who he was before.
quiet. wide horizons. clarity of the stars.
the gaze becomes soft.
the gaze goes inwards.
moving towards the essential.
letting go the rest.
what remains gains in significance and power.
and it continues at the SEA
the sea as the source of all life on earth.
qualities of a great mother.
being carried and birthed.
being devoured and rebirthed.
the longing for faraway places.
the yearning for home.
the eternal restlessness corresponding to the constant movement of the sea.
experiencing the versatile nature of the sea.
getting in contact with the richness of our feelings.
getting in contact with ourself.
the pillars of the retreat
connecting with your outer & inner nature
going on a journey to ourselves
tapping into this deeper knowing & wisdom within
acknowledging what’s there
music & movement
touching & being touched by music.
moving through the rhythms.
freeing our body. freeing our heart.
being in community
being integrated into the whole.
cooking together as an essential part.
as a deeply rooted practice of togetherness.
cooking and eating together as the most elementary form of sharing.
everything takes as much time as it needs.
letting ourselves be guided by the natural flow.
being open to what is crossing our path.
plenty of time for the process to unfold.
enough time for yourself.
the rough map of our journey
1 night in a hotel at the sea
2 nights in the desert
4 nights in a private villa directly at the water
Day 1 - arriving
getting together the first time in a circle & dinner
first night in a hotel to settle in
Day 2 - on the way to the desert / the journey unfolds
breakfast at hotel
session to dive deeper
lunch in downtown
preparing for our trip to the desert
arriving and preparing our first meal together over the fire
first evening and night in the desert under the stars
Day 3 - moving towards the essential
self prepared breakfast over the fire
dance & movement practice in the desert
lunch over the fire
session to dive deeper
second night under the stars