Ditch the shame, reconnect to your body wisdom!
We are Dieke 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.
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, January 18, 2019. End: 16:30 on Sunday, January 20, 2019
· Close to Steenwijk (Overijssel), The Netherlands
· EUR 200 / 240 all included
Which part of the trail will we explore?
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.
De voertaal van dit weekend is Engels, behalve als alle deelnemers Nederlands beheersen.
Dieke is an experienced yoga teacher. She received her Yoga teacher trainings in Europe and Asia. Dieke about herself: “My vision is freedom; freedom of my mind, freedom of judgement, freedom to make your own choices, freedom to walk your own path and most of all freedom to be totally yourself. Yoga provides me with the strength to chase this believe and makes me come back to myself every time. Yoga gives me the freedom to be me. This is why I teach yoga, to inspire others and to give them this feeling of freedom that I experience when I practice yoga myself.”
Klaas is The Crazy Camp Guy. The facilitator that makes all these magical Crazy Camps happen – together with all participants. “A unique place where you can play as a child and grow as a person at the same time” is what someone said about Klaas’ events. As a Mind&Body Worker his fields are trauma release and body-dearmouring. Love and acceptance are the core of his quest. His slogan used to be “everybody is beautiful!” – now it evolved into “Everybody is!” and he finds it beautiful that everybody is :)
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 do several Yoga sessions in order to ‘land’ in our body and to calibrate the connexion between mind and body. Dieke is an experienced yoga teacher with a very clear style and she takes good care of people with different Yoga experience levels.
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. 10 people in our group, including Dieke 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 240* 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 big towel for the sauna as well as flip flops/slippers.
*or EUR 200 if you are female and you choose to use the Gender Pay Gap Compensation (faq)
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. Also from Eindhoven there is a ride share available (max. 3 people), equally EUR 15 two-way per person. (faq)
Don’t miss this transformative event!!
LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN TOGETHER!