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  • Writer's picturePura Vida Connections


Intensive 10-day retreat

This 10-day retreat offers you a unique container to reconnect with your deepest self. You will be invited to look at your life-experiences and story to detect where you have tendency to get stuck. We will offer you some simple and practical life tools to detach from your false core beliefs that limit you. Opening yourself to new thought-patterns and daily practices for 10 days, will allow you to un-wind yourself and dis-cover who you really are. From here, you can choose again. Like giving yourself a reset: open and free to write a new chapter in your life, with a new version of yourself.

Purpose of this retreat

The purpose of this workshop is to invite a close encounter with one’s true self and to embrace who you really are. Together, we will practice acceptance of what IS as the springboard to letting go of struggle, and setting ourselves free. It’s a matter of choice. Are you ready to choose for your inner peace and happiness?

Activities and methodologies

Inner processes will be enhanced and supported through a variety of therapies and methodologies, such as: meditations and awareness practices, art therapy sessions, psychodrama, sharing circles, rituals, nature walk, self-explorations, conscious breathing (rebirthing), authentic movement, gentle conscious movement practices, journaling and much more.

These activities will be gently built on to one another. There will be enough time in between the group sessions to integrate and process your individual experiences. As the days pass by, we will provide sufficient time for you to gradually sink more and more into ‘being”, and connecting from inner silence.

Immersing yourself for 10 days (Recharge), to this unique combination of healing modalities (Reset your story) and spirituality (accepting what IS) creates a container for deep transformation (Rebirth).

Is this retreat something for you?

This retreat is there for people who are ready to take a look inward, to explore their inner world, and willing to let go of some disempowering patterns that are comfortable and known, but don’t serve anymore. We aim for participants who are ready to release the old stories, willing to jump into the unknown, allowing a deep transformation to happen.

This intensive retreat is for those who desire a true life change. For this, we will work closely in a limited group of maximum 12 people. This small container provides the intimacy that is needed for such inner work.


This retreat will be facilitated by Mieke Vander Heyden (Belgium, 1982). She is a certified Integrative Psychotherapist, specialized in Dance & Movement Therapy, Psychodrama, Art Therapy, Laughter Yoga, Trance Dance Ritual and much more. Travelling the world, she facilitates retreats, workshops and social artistic projects that focus on self-exploration, empowerment, connection and lasting transformation. Hereby she integrates all the disciplines she has embodied and facilitates in a soft and loving way.

More information about her work, see her facebook page:

She will be assisted by Suzen Caring (USA, 1955), who is a certified Leonard Orr rebirther/medicine wheel facilitator/spiritual guide with a BA in Sociology specializing in Communications. She has extensive experience in emotional clearing practices and has worked personally with Marshall Rosenberg (Non-Violent Communication) and John Bradshaw (Healing the Shame That Binds You). She is an excellent guide in helping others to see the self-limiting beliefs that hold them back from full expression.

More information about Suzens’ interests, visit her blog:

Practical information

We have different option to stay: camping, shared, double room or your private room. Also ask for our discounts!

All meals are included and based on a vegetarian menu. We aim for good quality-food: organic and local produce, the most we can.


Please contact Mieke:

Whatsapp +32 495 551703

Welcome to our unique ‘creative transformation retreat’!

Mieke and Suzen



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