Three-day sculpture retreat
The path of the sculptor as a metaphor for your life
‘The only journey worth travelling leads to oneself, in search of the true voice of the heart’ – Susanne Tamaro
Sculpting in stone is a fantastic journey where you meet yourself. This workshop is about such discovery. In the stone and in yourself. What you learn about yourself while carving, you can also apply in other situations to shape your life. So you can become the sculptor of your own life. We alternate working in stone with moments of reflection in which inspiration and sharing of personal experiences are central. So you do not leave just with a nice start for your sculpture, but also with insights on how you can continue shaping life the way you want it to go.
The summer retreat takes place in Athanor Centre, Hooislagen 9 in Lochem. A quiet place with inner growth and transformation support. For more information www.centrumathanor.nl
18 tm 21 juli 2013
We welcome you on the first day of the retreat at 18.00 hours at Athanor Centre. At 18.30 hours we will start the program. We start each morning with meditation, visualization and/ or a body-centered practice. Afterwards, you start sculpting. You work every day for about six hours, three hours in the morning and three hours in the afternoon.
Additionally, through exercises and discussions, there will be time for your process: what happens in the creative interaction between you and the stone and how you can apply it to the creative process in your life. We use the wisdom of various spiritual and philosophical trends and translate it into everyday reality. In the evening you will have time for yourself or for a (coaching) call. On the last evening there will be a campfire. The retreat will end on the fourth day at 15:00 PM.
This retreat is organized by Jan van der Laan and Nynke Sikkema. Nynke Sikkema (1969) is trainer, coach and reader. She works at her Consciousness Development Agency and focuses on guiding people in their professional and personal development. To work and live from essence and possibilities. Physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, using inspiration and future orientation. For more information: www.linkedin.com/in/nynkesikkema of mail naar firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athanor Centre has a limited number of 2 – and 1 single rooms. Book early as participating works on a first-come first-served basis.
Each room has its own toilet and shower. Your bed is made for you and there will be fresh towels. Accommodation provides full pension, including coffee, tea and fresh fruit. Additional beverage is at own expense. Vegetarians are accommodated. Indicate this when you register. All required materials for sculpting and stone are included.
The price for the retreat / workshop is 385, – Euro per person, accommodation costs (full pension) amount to 225, – Euro per person, for a 2-person room. A single room charges an additional 50 Euros per person. All costs include VAT, stone and material costs and a one-time consultation. For companies or reimbursement by the employer the cost of the retreat is 495, – Euro (excluding VAT and accommodation).
“Very nice, a warm atmosphere, a nice group and nice accompaniment. Very good, a warm atmosphere, a nice group and great guidance. I experienced again that I should follow my instinct, which can lead to beautiful things as long as I keep going with it and persevere
“It was a very pleasant and well-organized retreat. I helped me become more aware of certain things about myself. I really enjoyed sculpting ”. Jasperina
“Very valuable, especially thanks to the combination of physical activity and creative appeal. Additionally, you work with your emotions, thoughts and motivation”. Marije
“I experienced the retreat as very positive. It has given me more clarity about my own possibilities and further understanding”. Frieda
“My overall rating for the retreat is an A. Besides sculpture, I found meditation, visualization, and labyrinth so beautifully mixed with each other. It was a great fit, in my opinion. It gave something extra to the retreat. I’m glad I signed up for Jan and Nynke’s retreat. The accommodation: a great place, neat and tidy, meals were great, good sleeping and a clean bathroom. I give it an A” Corry
“The retreat” The Way of the sculptor as a metaphor for your life ‘ was a special experience for me under Jan’s guidance. Pleasant, relaxed, insightful, instructive. Inspiring. Clearly more than a 3-day sculpture program. That was thanks to the extensive program directly and indirectly linked to sculpting. Equality between very different people, each doing his/ her own thing and there was respect for each individual. A meaningful experience”. Loes
Terms and conditions
This course accommodates a minimum of four participants and a maximum of ten members. The workshop will take place when enough participants are registered. Allocation of participation takes place in order of registration. Payment will be made on the registration date. You will receive confirmation of participation by E-mail or by mail to the contact address you have provided.
Conditions for cancellation
In the event that the activity would not take place, those who have paid and have not cancelled will be refunded the full amount. This will be done at the latest four weeks before the scheduled course. For cancellations up to five weeks before the start of the course the total amount will be returned, minus 50, – Euro per person for organizational and administrative costs. For cancellations within five weeks prior to the start of the course, there will be no refunds.