MOVE ME: An Embodied Writing Weekend

Treat yourself to the inner adventure of this brand new program. It combines the love of music, movement and writing practice to open up new pathways into your writing – and life.

I created this program based on my totally unfounded theory that its three elements are like evolutionary steps: first there was movement, then came music, and only recently we – as a species –  started writing. This program allows you to travel to the root of expression. It explores fundamental human stuff: to move, to connect and express. Which, certainly in this program, are most alive when you offer yourself the gift of not needing to know what comes next. It’s a lot of fun.


Let yourself be moved

Throughout this weekend, we will use simple structures that allow you to free up energy that is locked in your writing and body habits. Embodied movement opens up your writing to the wisdom and memories of the body. Writing helps vocalize what you experience and wisdom of -and in- your body. The fruit of this dance is a life more in tune.

When you write after movement, your writing comes out of a deeper sense of now-ness. Which – in contrary to popular belief – is the place where all your memories, ideas and brilliance live.


An exciting and explorative journey into your very own world

During our time together, we move in between language and non-language. Vocalizing and feeling. Movement and stillness. We practice silence in between sessions to explore other forms of communication. Each day consists of two writing and movement sessions, exchange, three delicious organic-vegetarian meals and lots of time to relax, sleep and explore the beautiful area around retreat center.


Samaya retreat center

This new program is hosted in Samaya, a beautiful retreat center located in the middle of the Netherlands. Amidst a lush garden, this former convent uses natural materials, organic flowers to return you into your most natural state. Served an organic-vegetarian meal three times a day, you’ll have your own room with bathroom facilities – and an option to share your room, which is not only nice but also reduces the program fee.


Program requirements

No specific experience or identification as a writer or dancer are necessary to join this program. All you need is fast-writing pens, clothes you can move freely in – and a don’t-know-mind.

This program is open to English speaking participants.


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