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Netherlands, Tending our Inner Fire

Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm - Dec 4 @ 4:30 pm CET

$225 – $290

Tending to Our Inner Fire, full spiral journey, residential (this workshop is now full, the next workshop will be 24-26th of February 2023)

You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you.

Vandana Shiva

The Work that Reconnects offers us a place of support in times of great change. Humanity faces unprecedented challenges and our commitment to a livable future needs our inner fire burning strong. At the same time how do we keep ourselves from burning out? How can we cool the flames that actually devour us? Tend our fire so it will support us to show up for the change we want to see in the world? Together we share practices that help us remember that it is Earth who carries us and that we are always in the Web of Life.

We become better listeners and experience that we are part of a larger body. We are with our humanities confusion and potential. And find ways to tread lightly, being true to our place in the order of life. This work is co-creative and helps us to find ways to be receptive to what comes through us when we are available to our gift of life.

This will be a 3 day residential workshop in English. We follow the full spiral of the Work That Reconnects. The workshop is given in the Netherlands and facilitated by Manon Danker and friends.

The spiral offers us a solid and profound framework to explore our deep belonging and care for the world. Starting from gratitude we feel the nourishment of this ancient practice of giving thanks. Creating a safe space lets us be fully present for all the feelings that live inside us and open for our pain for the world. Witnessing and supporting each other in this often lonely place is liberating, empowering.

Seeing with new eyes shows us ways to tap into the wisdom of many traditions, our ancestors and kin, thus we strengthen our awareness beyond our species and widen our experience of time. Here we breathe deep time and deep ecology. And coming to the fourth step of the spiral we harvest our gifts and look deeply at what is needed from us in these times. We let our deep longing speak to fuel us, to be present for the changes we want to see in our daily lives, the world, in honor of all beings.

Included in the investment are the course fee, two nights stay (dormitory style, there are also some camping spots if you want more privacy) and all home cooked vegan meals by Zoé Saraswati.

We stay in a beautiful barn. In the barn there is a common room to relax, a workshop room, a kitchen and there are two sleeping attics. There is a roofed outdoor area and a lovely garden. You will need to bring your own warm sleeping bag and towel. Other bedding (an extra blanket, sheet and pillow) is available.

We gather Friday afternoon for a light meal at 6 pm. The workshop starts Friday 7 pm and also includes the Saturday evening, and will end 4.30 pm on Sunday.

The Barn is well reachable with public transportation, the bus stop is a 1 minute walk away. It is situated in a rural area, with a lovely old herbal castle garden next to it. It is within walking distance of the river Waal.

Exchange:  € 265 standard, € 290 supporting, € 225 supported

We try to make the course as accessible as possible. Therefore we have a small scholarship fund if you need more support. Please be considerate of the investment you can make and whether you apply for the scholarship so it can be used to make this gathering accessible to a wider group of people.

Registration and inquiries are made by contacting Manon Danker: [email protected]


Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm CET
Dec 4 @ 4:30 pm CET
$225 – $290
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Are scholarships available for this event?
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[email protected]


De Stal – The Stable
Van Pallandtweg 16
Neerijnen, Gelderland 4182 CB Netherlands
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