Silence, Attention and (Self) Compassion


A question I often get is: ‘How is it possible that I keep losing focus, get distracted by daily issues and can’t manage to stay true to my own pace? As an answer to this, I organise retreats in Compassionate Personal Leadership.











A full Day of Self-Compassion

a deep dive into silence & attention

A Mindful Break

The program is designed to give yourself a full day away from your daily routine & screen, in the midst of green. The contemplative nature of the day allows for exercises with silence, individual time for reflection and time to share experiences so you can bring it back (in)to your daily life. The program facilitates different levels of experience.

We will practice self-compassion and silence with exercises that find their root in academic research as well as in Eastern wisdom traditions; Systemic, Shamanic and Buddhist. Silence heals and will support you to build resilience from the inside out.

Ready to dip into self compassion?
New dates: Sunday 18 and Monday 19 September
Practical Details

We arrive on the Sunday evening prior to the daylong to start the (Mon)day from a deeper place of calm.

Your complete stay includes

* a two-course organic vegetarian dinner
* a moonlight session before shut-eye
* lodging in a single room
* a buffet breakfast
* a buffet lunch with soup and salad
* drinks and snacks during the entire day
* garden view conference room
* meditation pillos and blankets
* the use of the grounds if you want to go for a stretch




We start at 9:30 am and close at 4 pm

You can sign-up below by letting us know which days you will join us: 29/30 May and/or 18/19 September.
Total cost: € 375 (excl. BTW/VAT)

Our Location

Samaya, a former monastery in the midst of green fields in Werkhoven, Utrecht. A true Getaway where the atmosphere is relaxed and the organic food delicious!

Benefits of cultivating Attention and Compassion

Compassion is a mindset or mind-state,
a skill that can be trained

Reduce your stress

Improves your mental health

Be a more effective leader of our life and profession

Be happier!


Reconnecting to the beating of your own heart

Learn to work from the inside out: we Listen first

Compassionate Leadership: What is it and why is it relevant for me?

Silent Walking & Guided Meditations

Room for exercises with the group & for personal reflection

Room for creativity




Self compassion


proves to be the hardest nut to crack for many of us. We can be so kind to others yet so hard on ourselves.






Time Away

That’s why some time away from home to practice this is such a good idea.

Each season in our lives offer us different challenges.
In the fabric of this retreat, I have woven together a combination of meditative structure and choice. We meditate, we sit, we write, practice mindful walking and learn to surrender as we lie down.  And as we drop into the moment more and more; we get a feel for what we really want & need.

Join us on these magical days where each season offers a different outlook. From the window, in nature, as well as in ourselves and our lives.

Sign-up below and add the day(s) you want to join us: 18/19 September.

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