Realigning Your Compass
Is it time to realign your compass?
Then maybe the retreat is just for you. You are invited to this time to step away from whatever your normal is and invest a little time in a craft new, more mindful normal.
On Saturday, September 28th we’ll be staying at the Hotel Victoria Hoenderloo, right smack dab in the middle of the Hoge Veluwe. That’s right, it’ll be a bit of a trek, but we will have a chance to check out the glorious Dutch countryside just as she is settling in for autumn.
I’ve reserved a block of rooms, and we have the option of adding more if a few new people want to join us.
The cost per room is €79, plus €2 per person for “city tax”
Cost for an individual who would like a private room is – €81
Cost for sharing a room is €41.50 per person
Breakfast on Sunday is €13 per person
We ask €15 contribution per person for the meeting room space.
So totals for sleeping arrangements, breakfast and meeting room look like this:
Private room + breakfast + meeting room contribution = €109 per person
Shared room + breakfast + meeting room contribution = €69.50 per person
Borrel, dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday are not included in the above fees.
Any donations you can make to folks who bring materials for crafts, that too will be greatly appreciated. We’ll pass the hat once we are there and see what the fun looks like.
Folks who have a car are encouraged to carpool with those who don’t – travel time via car is about an hour shorter than public transportation.
If you are taking public transportation, the hotel is a little over 2 hours away + a handy dandy Sojo Shuttle ride from the Bushalte Schalterdalweg, Beekbergen provided by – Kimberly!
Although it is recommended that folks make plans to be present for the entire weekend in order to personally gain as much as possible from the immersive experience; if you would like to come up for just a portion of the weekend, reach out and let me know and we will figure out how to make that work.
General outline of the weekend – subject to changes as the Spirit may lead.
Saturday, September 28th
Arrive in Hoenderloo between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Please email Kimberly if you will need the shuttle to pick you up at the Bushalte Schalterdalweg, Beekbergen to bring you to the hotel.
2:00 p.m. – Opening Gathering
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Setting intentions and Junk Journaling with Betsy
3:30-4 p.m. Silent/solo reflection time (or time to finish your journals)
4-5:30 p.m. Introduction to Nonviolent Communication with Sabine
5:30ish-6 p.m. – Cocktails
7ish-9ish Free choice – there will be a few offerings such as crafts, guided walking meditation, or just goofing off on your own
9:30 p.m. On-site bowling!
Sunday, September 29th
7:15 a.m. Morning prayers and meditation
8 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m Mindfulness In Motion – a trip to the Veluwe (€9,95 admission not included in registration fee) – to include a walking meditation and eating meditation with a healthy snack.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and reflecting on our intentions
2 p.m. Closing – Blessing the journey