ONE DAY RETREAT: Sunday 24th January 2021 - ZOED Haarlem, The Netherlands

In seven steps to stillness. Learn to listen to the language of your body.

Nowadays you cannot open a magazine, newspaper or newsletter or there is an article about SELF-LEADERSHIP and SILENCE. But what is so powerful about the silence? What’s the use of keeping your mouth shut for a while? And then of course comes the most important question how do you do that? Because we can all continue to talk and read about the silence, but of course it is only effective if you experience it.

Not eating for several days, detoxing, is a well-known phenomenon. Maybe you do it annually or you know someone close to you. Giving your body a rest and cleansing promotes your vitality. You feel reborn. Lighter too. Also give your mind a break every year and practice listening to what your body has to tell you. We listen to the language of our voice every day, all day long. But your body also has a story to tell.

Many people find it quite exciting to decide to be quiet. What do you come across? What you encounter is yourself! Why is that exciting? That is essential to take leadership of your life, to be the conductor of your life. Why would you only go to someone else for reflection and healing? The most powerful means of communication is SILENCE. You will be amazed at how easy it is to let go of your thoughts and concerns if you take the time to let them in without judgment and without analysis.

This can bring the SILENCE to you;

  • Reflection
  • Relaxation
  • Connection with the present
  • Purifying your mind
  • Your body and mind in balance
  • Maximum consciousness
  • Finding a higher goal


So it is well worth trying. Busy busy busy? Completely fine. Being busy is also a choice. Being busy seems to be synonymous with being successful. Is that right? Being busy seems addictive or perhaps a form of recreation? Do you feel addressed? You bring your car to the garage every year for inspection. You charge your phone daily. Then it is logic to make time for your personal physical and mental well-being.

Join us on this one day retreat to become still inside. This day allows you to practice reaching inner stillness, to focus completely inward.

The facilitator of this one day experience is Ingrid Valks. A yogi with a background as entrepreneur and director in the corporate world. In her business life she connected people with brands and organizations. Today she connects people with themselves and the people around them.

In the morning, Ingrid will lead you in yin yoga classes to create space in your body. And your mind will follow. Move beyond the physical to connect with your energetic and emotional body. After this, there’s an opportunity for you to rest and digest followed by a zen-walk in the oldest park in the Netherlands ‘de Haarlemmerhout’. Ingrid will then guide you in meditation to create space in your mind. And your body will follow.

You’ll be surprised how easy it will be to let go of your thoughts and worries, with only your focus and breathing. Before we close the day, you’ll take the seven steps to a deep stillness inside you. Ingrid will take you on a journey, opening the seven major chakra’s. 

'I enjoyed this seven hours silence retreat a lot. With loving personal guidance of Ingrid. Her experience and training are noticeable.'

- Berendineke Steenbergen | Auditor Netherlands Quality Agency Higher Education


Studio Wilhelminapark – ZOED, Haarlem, the Netherlands



€ 137,50 per person incl VAT

  • Intake
  • Yin Yoga practices
  • Meditations
  • Zen walk in the oldest park of  the Netherlands
  • Audio recording to continue your practice at home


  • Next date of the ONE DAY retreat in 2020 is Sunday 20 December
  • From 10.00 – 17.00 hrs
  • You can leave your phone and watch at home
  • This one day retreat will be in Dutch language

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