This retreat takes place at a gorgeous retreat centre located about one hour away from Amsterdam. The 40 acres estate boasts manicured gardens, secluded sanctuaries, and old growth forest, and has incredible energy. It is also a permanent home to a community of about 20-30 people who devote themselves to harnessing the power of Love.
Venwoude is about 15 km (approximately 10 miles) from Utrecht and 40 km (approximately 25 miles) from Amsterdam (Schiphol airport). You can easily get to Venwoude by train and bus (not on Sunday), by train and taxi or by car. See getting to Venwoude for detailed information
We serve vegetarian meals and occasionally a fish dish. Virtually all ingredients are organically grown products from local farms and market gardens nearby. This means that our meals follow the seasons and present a rich variety of flavors.
If you booked a single room or a twin room, all bed linen and towels are provided. Sleeping in the dormitory? Bring your own sleeping bag and pillow and towels or rent them. Meditation mats, blankets and cushions are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.
We offer simple but comfortable single rooms and twin rooms with showers and toilets in the hallway. In single rooms and twin rooms bed linen and towels are provided. The residencies have recently been renovated.
Emotional Freedom Retreats At a Glance
A beautiful combination of work done through the mind and the body, in a tranquil natural environment
Exciting travel destination – Amsterdam
Guided self-discovery exercises
Insightful and fun group conversations
Gentle stretches and exercises
Easy and pleasant guided meditation
Simple comfortable accommodations
Delicious nutritious vegetarian meals
Private estates surrounded by nature
“Jean-Paul’s teachings are brilliant… And I can say that, because as a yoga practitioner for almost 20 years and a yoga teacher for the last 15 years, just a seeker of teachings and meditation, travelling to be with different teachers, truly after all these years this was the most profound experience I’ve had.”
“Jean-Paul has shared some wisdom with me and it has seriously changed my entire perspective on life. The impact on me personally has been surreal – the way I’ve been interacting with other people, my listening has improved… all the angst, all that sadness, worrying about my place in the grand scheme of things…gone.”