Ik ben het waard!

Being retreat

A being retreat at retreatcentre @Hélène in de Bilt (near Utrecht)

Except for the feature event, these retreats explicitly have no program. By BEING we allow to arise what wants to arise. We follow the energy of the moment in the group. We shape the retreat by doing what is needed at that moment. We do, of course, offer various options.


Each of the Being’s retreats has the theme of one of the 5 elements of nature: Fire, Earth, Water, Air, and Ether. The feature event is in that theme.


Who is a Being retreat suitable for?

Do you want to connect more deeply with the 5 elements of nature and see what arises in your process? Feel what is needed for your growth in the moment? Experience what more and more letting go of old beliefs, programs and other energies brings you. For when you bring awareness to what is holding you back and free yourself from it, you begin to live to your full potential. For this, you can feel what you need in our presence and we will open the energetic space for you to purify!

The group size of these retreats is 10 people and both men and women are welcome. The language of instruction will be both Dutch and English, depending on the participants. The entire retreat will be guided by Héleène from From thinking to being myself based on our intuition, experience and universal wisdom.


As mentioned, these retreats have – except for the feature event – explicitly no program. The feature event generally takes place at the beginning of the retreat, is non-committal, and has the theme of the weekend. For example, we hold a sweat lodge ceremony during the Fire theme weekend, we do body work and Ritual play during the Earth weekend, a Water temple during the Water weekend, and Esthetic dance during the Air retreat.


Furthermore, during these retreats, we simply allow what arises in the energy and we do what is needed in the group. There is a set of possibilities that we offer, including a cacao ceremony, singing bowl bath, individual and group healings, body remembers trauma therapy, trance journey, chanting mantras, meditations, yin yoga, sauna and jacuzzi etc.

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  • Featured event
  • Energetic group sessions
  • Individual healing sessions
  • Meditations, mantra′s and yin yoga
  • Body Remembers Trauma Therapie
  • Trance journey with drum
  • Singing bowl bath
  • Sauna and jacuzzi
  • Lodging in 2-person rooms
  • Organic meals (vegetarian)


Became curious?You can indicate your interest via the link below and indicate what arouses your curiosity!We will then contact you for an introductory meeting. This way you can feel whether a being retreat is really something for you!

Donation for and by yourself


All retreats are independent, but you can also book them as a whole.


📅 Fri 6 Jan - Sun 8 Jan Being Fire
Featured event: sweat lodge ceremony led by Steph van der Heijden


📅 Fri 3 Mar-Sun 5 Mar  Being Earth
Featured event: Body work and ritual play conducted by Marielle Spronck


📅 Fri 28 Apr - Sun 30 Apr: Being Water
Featured event: water temple led by Rosanne Versteeg, Within Waters


📅 Fri 9 June – Sun 11 June Being Air
Featured event: Ecstatic dance at Ecstatic Dance Utrecht



🕒 Friday 11.00 - Sunday16.00u



💰 €375 + gift*




📅 Mon 17 July – Fri 21 july  Being Ether
Featured event: coming soon



🕒 Monday 11.00 - Friday16.00u


💰 € 695 + gift*



Each event has room for a maximum of 10 people, both men and women are welcome.


* A bit off rattled by the gifting policy? Here you will find more information about it.