Ceremoniele retraite

Ceremonial retreats

You can choose from small-scale group retreats and private retreats, either alone or with a friend, partner, or your own private company. Please have a look at this page for inspiration, and feel free to contact me any time to tune in and talk about the options!

If you wish to book directly, you will find the booking tool at the bottom of the page.

Some retreats are in co-creation, including our new trajectory retreat Unlock your true self, with Nikki (Ik Ben Het Waard), Marielle (MarielleSpronck), and Rosanne (WithinWaters)!

 

A ceremonial retreat at retreat center @Hélène in de Bilt (close to Utrecht, the Netherlands)

A retreat brings you closer to your true self. It will help you to gain new insights, healing, and transformation. You can release old patterns and energies that do not serve you anymore. In this way, you make room for new perspectives and this will allow you to make new choices. During our retreats, we frequently, but not always, use the power of plant medicines. These medicines are used to meet yourself in a journey inwards.  This brings you closer to your true self and will help you to enjoy life more!

All ceremonies are small-scale events and are guided by certified coaches in a safe and homely environment. With loving attention and providing you the space for your transformation process and your BEING!

For whom is a ceremonial retreat?

When you are open to personal and spiritual development you will likely see and grasp new opportunities that appear right in front of you. You might want to take some time off to ‘become silent’, ‘dive within’, or ‘work on yourself. If you are open to increasing your level of consciousness, a retreat @Hélène might be just perfect for you! Our ceremonies offer you reflection and contemplation. They give you insights into where you stand in your life and what the next step on your path might be. Additionally, when hearing the ‘call’ of plant medicines a retreat with magic truffles, cacao bliss or cacao might be exactly what you need. These medicines can be used when experiencing mental, emotional, and physical symptoms or limitations, depression, fears, addiction problems, or posttraumatic stress symptoms.

What does a ceremonial retreat at @Hélène look like? 

When you book a retreat we always first contact you with more information. We will also schedule a phone call to learn to know each other, tune in and see whether the retreat meets your particular needs. Before the start of the retreat using plant medicines, you will need to fill out an intake form. Previous experience with plant medicines is not required, we guide you with love and attention, irrespective of where you are right now! (Contraindications are heart problems and psychic disorders like schizophrenia or borderline -both yourself of a direct relative-, and the minimum age is 21 years).

Our ceremonies are always small scale (max 6 persons) and you will be guided by certified coaches in a safe and homely environment. We run retreats both with plant medicines (Magic truffles, Cacaobliss, cannabis, cacao, rape, moxa, and sananga) and without (amongst others trance journeys using the beat of the drum, the body remembers trauma therapy, energetic healing (Access Bars en Akasha chronicles) and sound baths). In both cases, you will be able to enter deeper states of consciousness.

Ceremonial retreats scheduled

Long weekend: Unravel-your-story, Magic truffles and Cacaobliss
Fr-Su, Nov 11-13
Fr-Su, Dec 2-4

Midweek: Unravel-your-story, magic truffles, cacao, cannabis en Cacaobliss
Mo-Fr, Oct 17-21

Trajectory:  Unlock your true self (4x Fr-Su, for women)
Oct 28-30, Jan 6-8, Mar 3-5, Apr 28-30

Please notice: registration for ceremonies without plant medicine or with only cacao is possible till 24h before the start of the event. For all other retreats, registration closes 4 days before the start due to the time needed for mental and physical preparation.

Long weekend: Unravel-your- story with Magic truffle and Cacaobliss ceremonies

Fr, Sept 2, 11.00h – Su, Sept 4 16.00h: registration till Mo, Aug 29 

Fr, Nov 11, 11.00h – Su, Nov 13, 16.00h: registration till Mo, Nov 7

Fr, Dec 2, 11.00h – Su, Dec 4 16.00h: registration till Mo, Nov 28 

We start and end this retreat with our new workshop and game Unravel-your-story. You gain insight into the stories you tell yourself and how they affected your life. With the new perspective and the tools, you learn you can make new choices in life based on how you want to shape your reality. This workshop will be given by Hélène.

To gain insights from your subconsciousness, we make two inner journeys with plant medicine. During our first ceremonies we make use of the characteristics of Magic truffles (Psilocybin), the second night we use Cacaobliss in ceremonial settings (raw cacao, herbs, truffles, and caapi). These medicines are used to meet your inner self, look at your fears and desires, and find your inner truth and wisdom. During these inner journeys, you learn about your inner self, which can give you answers to live questions. Your new insights help you to enjoy life more! This retreat is for people who are open to personal and spiritual development and are being guided and supported by Erwin en Hélène.

To strengthen the integration it is wise to give yourself some space and time in the days following the retreat. As an additional option, we offer you the possibility to extend your stay by 1 night (extra costs including meals: 55 euro).

445 EURO pp

Incl VAT; entrepreneurs who pay and deduct VAT pay this amount without VAT.

  • Workshop Unravel-your-story
  • Magic truffle ceremony
  • Cacaobliss ceremony
  • Fire ceremony
  • Body Remembrance Trauma Therapy
  • Meditation and yoga
  • Organic meals
  • Two nights in a 2-person bedroom
  • Sauna and jacuzzi
  • Option: additional night and meals (55 euro extra)

Midweek: Unravel-yourr-story with Magic truffel, Cacaobliss, cacao and cannabis ceremonies

Mo, Oct 17 11.00h – Fr, Oct 21 14.00h  (registration till Fr, Oct 14)

We start this retreat with our new workshop Unravel-your-story. You gain insight into the stories you tell yourself and how they affected your life. With the new perspective and the tools, you learn you can make new choices in life based on how you want to shape your reality. This workshop will be given by Hélène.

To gain insights from your subconsciousness, we make two inner journeys with plant medicine. During our first ceremonies we make use of the characteristics of Magic truffles (Psilocybin), the second night we use Cacaobliss in ceremonial settings (raw cacao, herbs, truffles, and caapi). These medicines are used to meet your inner self, look at your fears and desires, and find your inner truth and wisdom. During these inner journeys, you learn about your inner self, which can give you answers to live questions. Your new insights help you to enjoy life more! This retreat is for people who are open to personal and spiritual development and are being guided and supported by Erwin en Hélène.

In addition, sessions of body remember trauma therapy, a trance journey on the beat of the drum, individual healing sessions, and twice-a-day fire ceremonies are scheduled.

To strengthen the integration it is wise to give yourself some space and time in the days following the retreat. As an additional option, we offer you the possibility to extend your stay by 1 night (extra costs including meals: 55 euro).

745 EURO pp (payment arrangement possible)

Incl VAT; entrepreneurs who pay and deduct VAT pay this amount without VAT.

  • Workshop Unravel-your-story
  • Magic truffle ceremony
  • Cacaobliss ceremony
  • Fire ceremony
  • Body Remembrance Trauma Therapy
  • Meditation and yoga
  • Organic meals
  • Four nights in a 2-person room
  • Sauna and jacuzzi
  • Option: additional night incl meals (55 euro)

Trajectory Unlock Your True Self

Fr, Oct 28, 11.00h – Su, Oct 30, 16.00h  Unlock your awareness
Fr, Jan 6, 11.00h – Su, Jan 8,  16.00h  Unlock your flow of love
Fr, Mar 3,  11.00h – Su, Mar 5, 16.00h  Unlock your body, sensuality, and sexuality
Fr, Apr 28, 11.00h – Su, Apr 30, 16.00h Unlock your divine feminine

Unlock Your True Self helps women who feel there is more to their life than how they live now. To be able to live their true selves and feel happy and free by bringing awareness to what is holding them back AND freeing themselves from it!

This is a program for a maximum of 6 women and can only be booked as a series of 4 retreats and 7 online events. It is given in both Dutch and English and is a collaboration between Nikki from Ik ben het waard and Hélène from From Thinking To Being

What does this trajectory bring you?

  • A life with less weight on your shoulders.
  • A clear view of how are living your life.
  • Insights about your next step on your personal path.
  • A fresh look onto the world inside and outside yourself.
  • Tools to manifest the life you desire in a way that fits you best.
  • A reality that matches your personal frequency.
  • A free life, full of opportunities and love.

Set up of the trajectory

  • Online meeting to get to know each other
  • 4 retreat weekends with several themes
  • 3 online individual healings
  • 3 online group events

You work on your awareness and the healing of old patterns and programs. In the workshops and teachings, you gain insights into the themes. In addition, each weekend has a special event in its theme, which also matches one of the four elements (resp light, fire, earth, water).

During the first weekend with the theme ‘Unlock your awareness’ you will make a journey into yourself and reveal hidden knowledge with plant medicines (the combination of cacao and magic truffles, or only non-psychedelic cacao). The second weekend ‘Unlock your flow of love’ offers you a sweat lodge ceremony. the third weekend ‘Unlock your body, sensuality and sexuality’ will learn you theoretically and physically about your body, communication of your wishes and desires, and yogi release techniques in collaboration with Marielle. During the last weekend ‘Unlock your Divine feminine’ you will receive a water massage and you will be carried and supported in the water temple of Rosanne from Within Waters.

During the whole trajectory, you will get different forms of healing, by which you can release old energies and patterns at a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level. For specifics, see bullet points below the picture.

  • 4 individual calls/healings
  • 3 group calls
  • 4 long weekends, including:
  • workshops/teachings
  • plant medicine ceremony
  • sweat lodge ceremony
  • watertempel ceremony
  • body work
  • energetic healings
  • Body Remembers Trauma Therapy
  • trance journey with drum
  • sound bath
  • divers forms of expression
  • fire ceremonies
  • sauna and jacuzzi
  • organic vegetarian meals
  • 4 times 2 nights in 2-persons room

Curious?
You can indicate your interest via the contact button below. We will get in touch with you to schedule an online meeting. After getting to know each other and tuning in, you can feel whether this trajectory is truly what you need and desire!

The investment in yourself is 3.000 euros (to be paid in 1, 2, or 4 terms).

3.000 euro pp (payment in terms possible)

Incl VAT; entrepreneurs who pay and deduct VAT pay this amount without VAT.

Private ceremony with or without plant medicine (for 1 or 2 persons or with your own group)

Are you looking for insights into life processes and ready for the next step? Do you deserve healing and transformation and do you want to make space for these processes? If yes, then it might be just the right time for you to book a ceremonial retreat with or without plant medicine. at @Hélène. Together we can organize a private ceremony just for you or a ceremony together with a friend or your partner!

Private ceremony from 14.00h – next day 13.00h (325 euro pp, 2e person 50 euro discount)

The basis of this retreat is the Magic truffle or Cacaobliss ceremony. Both plant medicines are used to make an inner journey in a ceremonial setting. According to your personal wishes, this can be combined with a rapé, moxa, and or sananga ceremony. A fire ceremony at sunrise and sunset is included. The next morning you can choose from either a session of body remembers trauma therapy, a trance journey accompanied on the drum, an Access Bars treatment (massage on trigger points on your head) or an Akasha chronicles soul healing.

  • Magic truffle or Cacaobliss ceremony
  • Rapé, moxa, sananga ceremony
  • Fire ceremony
  • Body remembers trauma therapy OR
  • Trance journey OR
  • Access Bars treatment OR
  • Akasha cronicles healing
  • Logding, sauna and jacuzzi
  • Organic meals

325 euro pp (2e person 50 euro discount)

Incl VAT; entrepreneurs who pay and deduct VAT pay this amount without VAT.

Group retreat 

For day retreats (including cacao, BRTT, trance journey, etc)  there is a maximum of 8-10 persons), for retreats with lodging/plant medicines including Magic truffles, cacao bliss or cannabis there is maximum of 6 persons.  The dates and the program will be set up in consultation, based on your group’s needs and wishes. @Hélène offers your group the space to connect and grow together by raising your awareness. Feel free to contact us for more information!

  • Mogelijke programma onderdelen
  • Magic truffle ceremony
  • Cacaobliss ceremony
  • Cacao ceremony
  • Rapé, moxa, sananga ceremony
  • Fire ceremony
  • Personal coachiing
  • Access Bars treatments
  • Body Remembrance Trauma Therapy
  • Meditations and yoga
  • Sauna and jacuzzi
  • Organic meals and lodging

price upon request

Ceremonial retreat testimonials (mostly in Dutch)

Book now a ceremonial retreat

First, select the date and time of your choice. After that, you can fill in your personal information. Once your booking has been processed, I will contact you via mail or phone.

Contact

Steinenburglaan 7

De Bilt

+31 627 532 850