Spring Retreat Make friends with yourself

The tibetan buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön said:

„In times like these, people who are ready to wake up and make friends with themselves will be of great benefit for our society…because they follow their heart and help others.“

Can you imagine a world in which you look at yourself with the eyes of your best friend and you celebrate yourself the way you are, without judgement? How does it feel in your body to look at yourself with this loving gaze? My invitation is to come on a journey with me, to discover your essence that is inherently whole and good. When we discover this wholeness in ourselves, we can relate in a different way to others and the world around us.

We will use yoga, meditation, transformative movement, rituals and energetic work to deepen our awareness and find our very unique expression, our YES to life.

My intention for this retreat is to guide you into a deeper place, where you feel like you belong, you feel connected and alive. In order to remember that, we sometimes need to step out of our daily routines of better, faster and more, and retreat into more natural surroundings, setting intentions to release what doesn’t serve our development and dive into a new field of possibilities in a group container for growth and transformation. Our base in this work will be: “What is, can be and what can be may change.”

In yogic philosophy we speak about five layers of the body: Annamaya Kosha, the physical body, Pranamaya Kosha, the energetical body, Manomaya Kosha, the mental body, Vijnanamaya Kosha, the intellectual body and Anandamaya Kosha, the spiritual body. In order to change our Being in the world we need to activate all bodies.

My classes are inspired by tantric philosophy, the alignment principles of Anusara Yoga, Yoga Therapy and various somatic methods such as somatic movement, Body-Mind Centering and Contact Improvisation.

If you want to read more about why I love hosting retreats and why tantric philosophy is my guiding star, read here.

Here you find more about my love story with Yoga and Meditation

What is Transformative Movement?

In my Transformative Movement Workshops we dive into research about our body awareness by refining our senses, our relationship to our body, the space and the world around us.

To bring more consciousness to our body we work with various methods such as Somatic Movement, Contact Improvisation, Body-Mind Centering and Social Presencing Theater. It is a journey into authentic contact with ourselves and others finding pleasure and aliveness with all that’s alive in us at this moment.

What is Social Presencing Theater?

Social presencing theater was developed by choreographer, performer and educator Arawana Hayashi and scholar Otto Scharmer (theory U). “Theater” here stands for being seen in your authentic way. Presencing for the merging of presence and sensing. Social for the social field, that we are always in.

Begin to stop thinking, planning and manipulating and instead trusting our body-knowing and a sense of open space. Breaking with habitual opinions, judgements and fears to attend to the emerging future. Deepening our embodied and spatial knowing by bringing awareness to the social field and its hidden patterns. Come and explore the magic of social presencing theater!

You can find more info here

What is collective ecstacy?

I believe that our nervous systems are connected and that ecstacy is not deeply engrained in our collective nervous system but rather it is guilt, shame and the fear to be too much, to powerful, to loud, you name it, that lives in our cellular memory.

On my path I luckily discovered that this can change. I can feel these layers of the old paradigm slowly shedding and the new story, that includes ecstacy as part of daily being, emerging. That does not mean that we run around smiling all day, but rather that our nervous systems are capable to be present with the intensity of life in all its facets. It also means to realize that fear also stands for the courage and trust to show up, sadness for the depth of our love, care and anger for our passion for justice, and emptiness for the emergence of something new.

This retreat is for you if you:

• are longing for peace of mind, clarity and connection of heart and soul

• are willing to come home to yourself and to feel alive in your body

• are looking for new tools to support your path of self-love

• are curious to try something new and open up to your body wisdom and the beauty of community and collective healing


Friday 10.05.24

16:00 arrival, orientation, settling into your space

17:00 opening circle, somatic movement

18:30 home-made dinner

20:00 singing circle, grounding bodywork

Saturday 11.05.24

7:30 meditation

8:00 standing with the earth

8:30 yoga & somatic movement session: presencing

11:00 healthy brunch

12:00 free time, relax, walk in nature, journalling

16:00 yoga & movement session: connecting with myself and the world

18:00 homemade dinner

20:00 singing circle, energetic bodywork

Sunday 12.05.24

7:30 meditation

8:30 transformative movement and yoga session: celebration

11:00 healthy homemade brunch

12:30 closing ritual

14:00 goodbyes


for 4 movement sessions, organization and facilitation

220 €

to reserve your spot write to: info@ingabeeck.com

If the contribution is a challenge for you, contact me and we’ll find a way.

Accommodation and nourishing food – different options

Please book that directly with Karin (owner of the place): hof-jakob@web.de

180 € in a tent

195 € in yurt/campervan (Hof Jakob)

215 – 260 € in a room


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