Would you like to learn giving a good massage? And are you looking for a moment to completely relax, away from the city? Then this is your chance! You can dive into deep relaxation, have time for yourself and let go of your daily stress. Christian and Tijs offer you a weekend retreat in the Green Heart of Holland, as a gift to yourself. An opportunity to connect with yourself at the unique location of a fortress, surrounded by water. Feel your body and senses and find peace and stillness in your head. You will be pampered with yoga practices and we will give each other soothing and relaxing massages. And we can practice to let go of our usual habits and stories.
You will come into closer contact with yourself. The combination of massage and playful yoga brings you more balance for your body and mind. You experience how nice it is to move, stretch, sweat and make your body warm and full of energy. And you will discover how pleasant touch can be, in an atmosphere of trust and connection.
In addition to yoga and massage, we will do contact and attention exercises. We will also cleanse our body with healthy food. On several moments during the weekend, there will be space for integration, through meditation and sharing your experiences with others.
Yoga not only gives you peace of mind, it also helps you to let go. Some yoga postures give your organs an internal massage, while others work on lengthening your muscles and tendons. Christian's playful, inquiring and interdisciplinary form of yoga is inspired by ashtanga and vinyasa yoga. By meditation, breath exercises and postures, we will work on more body awareness, strength, flexibility and making our energy flow. Some exercises will be done in pairs, to create connection with each other.
We will practice a flowing form of massage, focussed on relaxation. We work with Swedish and Californian massage styles and deep tissue techniques. To let go, we will also use massage techniques that remove waste from the muscle and connective tissue and release energetic blockages. We do this with Alchemy of Touch massage and Myofascial Energetic Release. All touch will be conscious and based on consent, in a safe setting.
As a life coach and masseur, Tijs Breuer specializes in in-depth bodywork. He works with mindfulness, body awareness and the power of loving attention. Tijs gives weekly workshops in which playful discovery and connection with yourself and the group are central.
Christian Wicke works as a general practitioner and yoga teacher, in ashtanga and vinyasa yoga. He enjoys sharing his insights about and from yoga with others, in group classes and 1-on-1 settings. Besides teaching the practical aspects of yoga, he also likes to study and debate about yoga philosophy and its implications for our daily life.
Everybody is welcome
This weekend is for every body: alle genders, men, women, transgender and non-binary folks. Your (sexual) orientation and your body shape is not relevant. Experience with yoga or massage is welcome but not necessary. You can choose to stay overnight in a Bed & Breakfast close to the venue or go home on Saturday night. Healthy food and drinks will be provided during the day.
Time schedule on both days:
Arrival 9:30 h. S
tart 10:00 h
End 18:00 h
Optional shared dinner and open space on Saturday evening until 23:00 h.
Location: Healing Studio Amsterdam
Address: Veenendaalplein 147; Amsterdam (Gaasperdam)
Costs: € 225,00 Students & refugees € 175,00
Overnight: Amor Guesthouse https://maps.app.goo.gl/VRfmY6EerTb9RNu68
Saturday 11 March 2023 om 9:30 tot Sunday 12 March 2023 om 18:00
The Healing Studio Amsterdam, Veenendaalplein 146, 1106 CS Amsterdam, Nederland