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Winter Blues Reading Retreat

February 22, 2020 - February 25, 2020

Winter Blues Retreat

With the twinkly lights of the holidays well behind us and the tulip blooms a couple months away, February in The Netherlands can seem like one of the darkest, coldest months of the year. Imagine giving yourself a weekend away with a small group of friends, snuggled in a cozy house with nothing to do but read a good book or two, lounge by a fire that someone else tends and eat healthy food that someone else cooks, take naps when you like and join conversations when the mood strikes. What if you could also hop in a hot tub, sit in a sauna and even engage in a little crafting or mindfulness practices with others if you felt like it?

Well, this is what a Calmish Winter Blues retreat is all about. If that sounds like the getaway for you, please let me know if you might be interested. Expressing interest does not obligate you to attend. If you are sure you’d like to attend, let me know and we can arrange for you to make a deposit 🙂


When?   Saturday 22nd February – Monday 24th February

Where?   A large home with comfy couches, an indoor fireplace and a fully stocked kitchen in the Dutch countryside within a 2.5-3 hour train ride or 1.5-2 hour car ride from Leiden/Hague area

How many people?  Maximum 16 people

Cost?  Prices start from around €375 per person for a single room.

What’s included?

Accommodation for 2 nights
All meals, snacks and refreshments (including wine with dinner)
A pre-retreat reading consultation to help you choose your ideal retreat reading
Reading and writing prompt opportunities
Optional crafting workshop for making either a junk journal or a terrarium
Optional group mindfulness practices



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February 22, 2020
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