Ditch the shame, reconnect to your body wisdom!
For so many people -if not all- one of the main powers that stands between them and self acceptance, is shame. Shame doesn’t seem to be a natural condition. Babies and small kids express themselves freely, walk around naked freely, follow their imagination freely, try and fail freely etc. until adults (parents, society, school, religion etc.) teach them otherwise.
We want to get rid of the shame. We want to feel that original freedom again. This weekend is intended to be a helpful tool for that.
This event has taken place in October 2019 and is history. So you can not sign up for this event anymore.
A weekend in nature, lots of yoga, exercises to get back into our body, sharings, comfort zone stretchers and shame killers.
· Start: 19:00 on Friday, October 18, 2019. End: 16:30 on Sunday, October 20, 2019
· Close to Steenwijk (Overijssel), The Netherlands
· EUR 250 / 295 all included
We are Carmen and Klaas. We are both walking the Long Distance Trail towards self-acceptance. Every now and then we encounter each other while walking. During the Crazy Ditch the Shame Weekend we would like to explore part of this trail together with you.
Carmen is a certified yoga teacher. She has a passion for challenging herself and others to move beyond their comfort zone, letting curiosity and love guide the way. Believing that a safe space is what we need to explore, she is excited to peel away layers of self judgement and conditioning together, letting what lies underneath shine.
Klaas is the Crazy Camp guy. The organiser that makes all these magical Crazy Camps happen – together with all participants. Love and acceptance are the keys. His slogan used to be “everybody is beautiful!” – now it evolved into “Everybody is!” and he finds it beautiful that everybody is :)
In the words of a recent participant: “Klaas is a warm person that manages to get people out of their comfort zone in a soft way. He creates an atmosphere of openness and respect, which makes it easy for people to show their vulnerability. This, combined with the unique setting and the games and activities, delivers an experience of connexion and love.”
We will stay in a beautifully arranged former farm located in the middle of a national park completely surrounded by nature. In fact, we will go from the bus stop/parking by boat to our little paradise as this place cannot be reached by car; only by boat or bicycle. The yoga room with huge windows has a beautiful view of the forest creating the perfect atmosphere for the yoga classes.
We will also do games and exercises to enquire our comfort levels and to learn to recognise the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ that our body communicates – not the conditioned ‘yes’ and ‘no’ of our mind.
Playfulness is an important aspect of this weekend, uncovering our inner child. And we will also shine a light on our inner darkness and confront our shadows that oftentimes suppress the inner child. This will be through sharings, exercises and practise of trauma release techniques.
Most of the yoga will be practiced with clothes on, however during one of the sessions we will explore practicing yoga with as little clothing as possible. If you feel too naked when naked, a tank top and shorts will work as well. Same goes for some of the other exercises.
There will also be the unique Slow Sauna experience with a dip in open water afterwards!
It is our ambition to create this weekend as a safe space for all participants and with the help of all participants (there will be max. 12 people in our group, including Carmen and Klaas). It should be a safe place to try out new things – and an equally safe place to not participate in something if you feel too uncomfortable with it. No judgement! Of course it is at all times your own responsibility to say (and act) ‘no’ when you feel ‘no’. You are invited (not forced) to challenge your own comfort zone and you commit to respecting the boundaries of the others. This having said, the invitation is to welcome any feeling that might arise in you – be it happiness, sadness, resistance or whatever, and the experience is most transformative if you do step out of your comfort zone and into your shadows.
Some of the exercises are done alone, others in pairs or as a group. They often involve touch.
We will stay in a beautiful former farm, surrounded by water and forest. We will sleep in rooms that we share with each other; there are single beds and double beds that we will distribute randomly. Bathrooms are well equipped.
Food will be deliciously vegan: breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday; dinner on Saturday.
There will be no consumption of alcohol or other drugs during this event, with the exception of coffee.
Your participation in the cost for this weekend is EUR 295* per person for accommodation, vegan breakfasts, lunches and dinner, guided (yoga and other) sessions, use of the sauna, boat transport to/from the accommodation, and tourist taxes. Bed linen, duvets and bathroom towels, as well as yoga mats and kimono’s are included. No need to bring a mat or a sleeping bag. However please do bring a towel for the sauna as well as flip flops/slippers.
*or EUR 250 if you identify as female or are genderqueer and you choose to use the Gender Pay Gap Compensation (faq)
The reduced price is also available for students and people that receive unemployment benefits. In these cases you will be asked to provide a proof of your status.
How to get there
We will be in the rural east of The Netherlands. Distance from Amsterdam 120km, Bremen is at 240km, Duisburg at 210km, Antwerp at 230km. There is a train station nearby and then one bus till our meeting point (and from there the boat to our accommodation). However on Sunday there is no bus, so if you travel by train, we will drop you off at the railway station.
From Amsterdam there is a ride share available (max. 6 people), EUR 15 two-way per person. (faq
Don’t miss this transformative event!!
LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN TOGETHER!
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