De-stress retreat 

relax and find inner peace


Increase your well-being on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. Purify from thoughts that cause stress.


Not experiencing stress is a natural state of being. Experience Inner peace from connection with yourself.


Relax and simply come home to yourself. Discover the true essence of who you are and find peace and confidence.

Do you desire this?

Inner peace by slowing down, relaxing and leaving the hectic pace of everyday life behind, allowing you to navigate challenging situations with more serenity.

More self-confidence because you transform the limiting stories in your head so that fewer beliefs hold you back.

Balance in your work and private life and less stress because you set priorities and boundaries better. This gives you more inner stability and resilience.

∴ Greater physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being through the release of negative patterns and the growth of self-love and acceptance.

∴ Discovering your own unique strength that makes you dare to live more authentically. Make choices with clarity and confidence in line with your deepest values ​​and desires.

An open gate with a field behind it, symbolziing the open road after an inner journey with plant medicines

Pure retreats on the agenda 


4 days- long weekend: 745 euros (ex VAT)
5 days – midweek: 895 euros (ex VAT)
combi 9 days, transition day free + 10% discount

Winter : Febr 15 – 18 (ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT) and Febr 19-23 (FULL)
Spring: April 18-21 and April 22-26 (combi possible)
Summer: June 24-28 
Autumn: Sept 23-27
Autumn: Nov 14-17 and Nov 18-22 (combi possible)

“The retreat was an opportunity to reconnect with myself. As consequence, I renew my courage to make an important step on my professional life, as well remember what is important in my life: my family, my friends and, of course, myself.” 

Eduardo Barra Cordeiro

Inner peace is possible

When I was still working as a scientific researcher at the university, I was always running and joining the rat race. Because everyone did, and my mind thought that I should work and live the same. These stories in my head resulted in burnout complaints. If only I had had the courage to listen to my body, feel what I truly desired and acted on it…

I needed my wake-up call to start looking at life – and what matters to me – from a different perspective. That experience opened my eyes to how I could get started to develop more inner peace and confidence in myself and thus in my life.

Since 2021 I have been guiding people during retreats and coaching them to also find inner peace, clear themselves of the stories in their minds, and inspire them to lead a more balanced life.

Do you recognize this?

∴ Deep down you know there is more to life than just hard work, but it turns out to be an impossible task to let go of that control, which causes you to experience stress.

∴ It feels like you’re caught in a vicious circle, falling into the same traps over and over again, because stories in your mind keep you from exploring new paths.

∴ The lack of moments of silence and reflection makes it difficult to organize your thoughts, increasing stress and mental fatigue, and making you feel stuck in an endless rat race.

∴ The lack of time for self-care and personal interests causes you to become emotionally exhausted and lose the joy of life.

The gate to your inner journey with plant medicines. Ceremonial retreats for increasing consciousness.

I invite you

I invite you to experience that you too can learn to bring more inner peace and balance into your life. Even if you have all kinds of stories, beliefs, and thoughts in your head that say this is not possible.

Together we will work on this during your retreat. Through reflection, contemplation, self-care and energetic work you get closer to yourself, step by step. This allows you to change your perspective, recover on a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual level and build your confidence so that you increase your own well-being. I sincerely wish you that!

“”It was fantastic! The most valuable part was the experience itself. Having the space to delve into my own world was truly enriching. Moreover, the balance, the contemplative atmosphere, the sense of purpose, the activities, and the exploration were all significant. In short, very enjoyable and pleasant, and that has everything to do with your style and the atmosphere you created.”

Mariken Straat

Zuiver leven, zonder stress, alle facetten van jou in balans. Middels energetisch coaching From Thinking To Being

Pure retreats

Unwind and immerse yourself during a small-scale homely retreat with a personal approach.

The detailed (non-obligatory) program will include:
* Individual head treatment or energetic coaching session
* Agnihotra fire ceremony
* Cocoa Ceremony
* Yin Yoga
* Meditations
* Body remembers trauma therapy
* Sharings
* Reflection exercises
* Private room accommodation
* Organic vegetarian homemade meals
* Use of wood-fired sauna
* Small group (max 4 people) 
* Personal attention

from 745 euros 


“I am so much lighter than when I walked through your door. Some pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place. I’m not there yet, but the first huge step has been taken. And that feels very good. I felt so welcome and at home in your lovely house. I went in pretty naieve and what I couldn’t have dreamed of happened. Such a beautiful experience, and you, Hélène, were such a great support to me. Because you are so calm and relaxed and so pure and yourself, I can and should just be myself. And that feels damn nice in the busy world we live in.” Leonie

“Hélène works with her intuition and knowledge to clarify and help you gain more insight into yourself. The energetic “massages” she does works extremely well to gain deeper insights, but also to regain movement in other layers of your body. Very fascinating. I went home after the retreat with a completely different and positive feeling.” Diana Belfor. 

“When I arrived at Hélène’s place, my head was full of stories and thoughts that kept haunting me. For example, I couldn’t stop following news about the war. But after only three days of retreat, I felt completely different. My head was calmer and I no longer had the urge to keep consuming informatioin” – anonymous

“Before I came to Hélène’s retreat, my thinking was predominant and took up a lot of space. The attention and guidance I received from Helene allowed me to focus more on other areas of myself. I have (again) discovered that my body is a nice home and that inspiration lives in me again. Thank you Helene for this valuable experience.” – Y.

“I experienced beautiful exercises and treatments. Everything took place in a relaxing and intimate setting. I am extremely grateful for this special experience and can recommend it to anyone who is looking for a deeper connection with themselves”.

“I learned that I had many work/financial beliefs (such as: I’m not good enough) and Hélène lovingly and cleanly guided me through this. Nice to have more insight into this and tools to dive into it further. Any insights are invaluable, thanks!”- Irene

“From the moment I arrived I felt welcome and this feeling continued throughout the long weekend. The guidance was excellent and the meals were truly delicious. I can wholeheartedly recommend this experience to anyone looking for a program that is both soothing and insightful, and where you get to know yourself better and connect with others. Thank you again for this unique experience”. – Natasja”

These were fantastic days for me! I found the program very varied and healing…. I was able to let go of a lot of noise and noticed that I am feelinig much more powerful now.” – anonymous

“Hélène has a special gift to feel when she should be there for you and when a little more distance is appropriate. This gave me a sense of safety and security.” – Bernie

“I feel reborn and more rested than when I arrived! Thank you very much for this valuable experience.” – Lisanne

“With Hélène it always feels like coming home. I received an energetic head treatment in which she guided me on a journey deep within. With more self-confidence I now continue my path, where I strongly indicate my limits and I do not let myself stop by fears. My heart is more open than ever, thanks to Hélène and the home she has to offer.” – Sander

“Since signing up for the retreat, I already felt much closer to myself, as if I had finally come home in a way I had never experienced before. It was a feeling of home without conditions and I really felt part of a greater whole. This allowed me to trust myself and my intuition more.” – Caroline

“After the retreat I have much more energy. And I also notice a better balance in my interaction with others. This way I dare to stay closer to myself and indicate my limits” – Caroline

Frequenty asked questions

Where do I stay?

Retreat center @Hélène is a small-scale homely place in the middle of the Netherlands (de Bilt) where you can join a group retreat of up to 4 people. During the Pure retreats you will stay in a single room. You have a shared bathroom and a separate toilet. You can also use the wood-fired sauna, the garden, or sit in front of the fireplace. You can contribute to the preparation of joint meals if you wish.

How does the program look like?

The program is not rigidly predetermined. Some parts are fixed and for other parts, we will coordinate at regular intervals based on your needs. Participation is of course voluntary. In addition, there is a lot of opportunity for exchange between the participants and with me. Options include:
* Individual energetic treatments
* Energetic group sessions
* Fire ceremonies
* Cocoa Ceremony
* Yoga
* Meditations
* Body remembers trauma therapy
* Sharings
* Silence

How can I book and pay?

There are only 4 spots for this special and personal retreat. Be there on time, because full is full. Applications are processed in the order they are received.

The first step is to request the information document. If you still have questions after reading this, send me a message or feel free to request a free call with me to find out if this is right for you.

If you decide that you want to book, send me an email with your name, address, and the date of your preferred retreat. You will receive the confirmation and an invoice so that you can pay the amount in 1 or 2 installments. The last installment must be received at the start of your retreat.

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