CEREMONIES & RETREATS

Sacred Plant Ceremonies

6 (full), 18 (full) and 23 November, 10 and 16 December

Together we create the world in which we live. Together we weave the web.
During the sacred plant ceremony we connect in vulnerability and openness.

Your Innerworld reflects your Outerworld. What do you want your world to look like?

This day is organized in a safe space with lots of light, love, an altar and a warm atmosphere. You can get information in different ways: through visuals, insights, feeling and that is different for everyone. You can become more open, your senses become razor-sharp, but your heart can also open, the connection with nature, the group and the elements are strengthened and provide intense experiences.

We open the ceremony by opening the field, expressing our intentions, what would you like to explore in yourself, or have healed … Through a guided meditation we guide you in the journey and then rely on the wisdom of the plant medicine.

6 (full), 18 (full) and 23 November, 10 and 16 December

10.00 – Welcome
11.00 – Start ceremony
16.30 – Soup & sharing
18.00 – End of the ceremony

The price for the group ceremony is € 175 and € 350 for the private ceremony. This includes tea, light snacks and soup.

Facilitators: Afke Reijenga, Elske Falkena and Nienke Schipper-Pauw

We want to make the experience of a sacred plant ceremony accessible to everyone. If financial reasons are an obstacle, we are happy to discuss it.

Flower House Spirit Island

Summer 2022

The fourth edition of the Flower House Spirit Island Weekend

The sweetest, smallest and largest Flower House mini festival on the beautiful spirit island is going to take place again.

We meet again at one of the most special places in the Netherlands … our own private island with teepees and yurts.

Together we will make a beautiful, loving gathering. Together with the children we make an inner journey in a playful and vulnerable way. A wonderful program with yoga, sharings, meditation, swimming, music, kickboxing, breathing, eyegazing, bodywork, ceremonies and more heart opening activities.

And also relax and sleep in the hammock, tipi or yurt. Good food, no alcohol!

There are a limited number of sleeping places in the teepees and yurts. Guests of previous editions have priority when booking.

Reserve or sign up for the waiting list via info@flowerhouse.nl

Yoga Pilgrimage Mystical India

March 2022

With Afke Reijenga, Arjuna van der Kooij and Nienke Schipper-Pauw

Many participants have experienced the intense beauty of this 10-day pilgrimage.

If you are curious about the mystical rituals and wonders of India, interested in the deep wisdom behind yoga, open to spiritual growth and willing to look at the world from a different perspective, this is absolutely your journey. Also when you are “not a group traveler”.

We will visit four of the main pilgrimage places in North India: Rishikesh, Haridwar, Varanasi and Vrindavan. Each one of them has a specific value and we tune into a different path of yoga in each area. We will investigate the relevance of Hatha Yoga (physical exercise), Jnana Yoga (holy scriptures), Karma Yoga (selfless service) and Bhakti Yoga (devotion to Love/God)

We have daily yoga & philosophy sessions, practice meditation on the banks of the sacred Ganges, meet with sadhu’s, visit ancient temples, meditate in sacred Himalayan caves and dive deep into the wonders of Yogic India—most of them off the beaten tourist track.

Traveling with us will make you feel safe, comfortable and provided with anything you need. Transport, accomodation and meals being arranged saves a lot of hassle so you can focus on the experience. The traveling schedule is intense but there will be enough time for peaceful reflection and to let our experiences sink in. We sleep in beautiful places with an authentic Indian atmosphere.

For more information please visit http://afke.org/portfolios/mystical-india/ and to sign up send an email to info@flowerhouse.nl

What others say about Flower House

"Wow, my journey was overwhelmingly beautiful! The sacred ceremony made me experience something I would never have dreamed of. My intention for the ceremony was to have faith in the future and to continue positively without any fear for what to come. The outcome was exactly that. The plant medicine showed me my deceased son at the age he was supposed to be right now. He gave me all the faith in the future as my guardian angel. I would never want to miss this experience in my life. Thank you for creating this peaceful and safe space for me to go travelling with my eldest son. Love Kim"
Kim Nieuwenhuis
"It was the first time for me that I did such a ceremony, so of course there was the necessary healthy tension involved. I was warmly and welcomed and felt at home and safe from the start. During the ceremony, Nienke and Elske guided this special journey with a beautiful flow and music. All in all the most beautiful experience of my life so far and definitely worth repeating!"
Alexander
""After one week I still feel the ceremonie in my body and mind. I feel a strong connection with nature which gives me so much clarity. It is a strong feeling that everything has it’s place, that you can’t fight certain structures. It feels really powerful and gives peace. "
Fleur
""It’s been one month after my sacred plant ceremony at Flower House, the journey is still on… Thank you dear Nienke and Elske for your guiding from the heart. I never experienced this clear voice from the soul. All the answers are inside but because of life they were hidden to survive. My body rejected by undesired painful and scary effects. By surprise Flower House passed my way, coincidence led to this unexpected opportunity. It took courage to enter and face it, I’m so glad I challenged the unknown and felt worth it to listen to my inner voice. I am eternally grateful for your guidance with so much love.""
Linda
"If there were a human mother earth, Nienke would be her in human form. Soft arms to lie in. Powerful as a rock when grounding is needed. Wise and loving when direction is needed. And all that topped off with happiness and humor!"
Elya
"Flower House Spirit Island has been a highlight of the year for three years now. Truly reconnecting with the family and the other beautiful people in a magical place. The children learn by observing and participating what it can be like to experience and live in community. "
Mathieu
""Partaking in the sacred plant ceremony at Flower House had been on my wish list for a long time. Last April that wish finally came true and what a beautiful journey this was. Everything was just right, the entourage, the energy, the people, the guidance of Nienke and Elske, the music and the journey. I'm still processing the experience after a few months and can't wait to start following the journey again. It brings you to yourself, you return home and that's so beauiful. It gave me so much peace. I am very grateful and happy that I attended the ceremony. On to the next!""
Petra Borst
Hira Hosen
"The Flower House is more than a welcome home, it's a sacred space where you can meditate, go deep inside, be with yourself or invite close friends. All in all, a perfect experience, highly recommended."
Hira Hosen
"Thanks to Nienke, I truly discovered yoga. Every week I look forward to her lovely class, which she gives with so much enthusiasm, warmth and attention! She is the best!"
Mayra Lindveld
"My first steps on the yoga mat were with Nienke, it felt like a warm bath. Gently being guided in child's-pose and with clear cues into downward facing dog. Yogi Nienke rocks your body & soul! Love & peace at the Flower House studio."
Fred van der Put
"Yoga with Nienke at the Flower House is very personal and special, always a warm welcome and positive energy.❤️ Nienke gives an innovative twist to her class with a beautiful choice of music."
Geertje Smits
"Yoga with Nienke is a gift for body and soul. On top of a delicious practice and pleasant adjustments where necessary, she regularly has a nice, sweet surprise for us like massages or sound baths. She also shares philosophy or insights that fascinate her"
Gwen Eckhaus
""For the nerve pain in my hands following an injury to my spinal cord, I started using Geranium oils. It takes away the sensitivity and sooths the nerve pain. Well worth it!""
Geertje Smits