Bloom Retreat


ground down to earth

April 3rd – April 7th 2023

Castle Hackfort – Vorden NL



This Spring retreat is an invitation to take a break from your daily routines and to go deeper inward. The theme Bloom is about nurturing yourself, connecting with nature and the element of earth. Its motion is centering, and its energy is stabilising.

During the retreat there will be yoga, meditation & breathwork in the mornings and in the evenings (yang & yin). In the late afternoon there will be the possibility to join workshops to dive deeper into the theme. During your downtime you can prepare for nature walks, reading and long baths to restore the body. The food that is offered will be vegetarian and vegan based, and will be support the intention of the week. Foods that will help you root and ground.

All participants will be offered a 60-minute nurturing earth-themed massage, as part of the retreat by a massage therapist.

About the element Earth

The Earth element is associated with our Root Chakra. This is located at the base of our spine and is the chakra that relates to our feelings of safety and security. When it’s in balance we have a strong sense of belonging. We know who we are, and know our place within our group or tribe, as an individual – allowing us to move into our full potential and to bloom.

The aim for the whole week is to use the castle and the woods around it as to recharge. All lessons and workshops are optional, nothing is mandatory.


€ 550 student price
€ 600 regular price
€ 750 solo room
You will pay 50% upfront when booking your spot. 

In short the amount includes the following:
– 4 nights in the castle
– 4 energising yoga sessions
– 4 restorative yoga sessions
– workshops fitting our theme
– Earth-themed relaxation massage
– healthy meals and snacks throughout the day


The castle is divided into beautiful big suites. Each suite has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living area and a kitchen and will be shared by 4 people max. Each bedroom has two single beds.

Willemieke Verweij
Fanny Alavoine
Nick Jacobs

What a day at the retreat looks like

8:00 Small snack / healthy juice
8:30 Morning Vinyasa Practice with Meditation
10:30 Brunch
12:00 – 16:00 Free time
16:00 Workshop time
18:00 Evening Practice
19:30 Dinner

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