THE CORE TEAM
DEEP is a manifestation of a unique group of five highly qualified facilitators and musicians. Over the years, we have refined our skills of working as a unified team to offer you profound experiences, designed to re-align your body & mind and nourish your heart & soul.
The Core Team organises and guides the retreats.
THE SHAMAN DOCTOR
Marcoleon Baas (Netherlands) works as a Chinese Doctor using acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Massage, and Shamanic Rituals. His life is dedicated to bringing all these healing methods into a fusion to create new ways of healing. Together with his wife Lale he created Danspaleis030 (a spiritual dancing place), the Diamond Dance (combination of biodanza, voice, and bodywork) and he hosts Ecstatic Dance Utrecht. You can find him in his practice or as a teacher (dancing, singing, acupuncture and as a musician).
Vimal G. Gabrielsen
THE LOVE-CHANNELING HEALER
Prem Vimal G. Gabrielsen (Norway) works as designer and Healer. Together with her partner Praful, she travels all over the world sharing her profound gifts of Healing – through sessions and their ‘Healing Sound–Healing Touch’ event. When working with the healing, she is in a strong place inside, in the Self. From there she channels and transmits what is. “I am not ‘doing’ it, simply let this healing move where it’s needed. It knows.” Vimal explains. “This experience continues to grow stronger and stronger.”
THE SOUND WIZARD
Praful (Germany) is a master sax & flute player, charismatic performer, and pioneer in the world music community, who embraces Jazz, Soul, Dance, Indian and New World Fusion with grace and passion. He melts in love and joy with the listener and lets them disappear in sound and silence. Praful’s 8 solo albums garnered great international success. He performs all over the world at spiritual gatherings, plays regularly for teacher/author Eckhart Tolle and composes for Mantra singer Deva Premal.
Lâle Freie (Netherlands/Turkey) has been learning and working in the field of theatre, dance, and personal development for the last 25 years. The accumulated life lessons enabled her to lovingly peel away our layers of defense, through movement (dance), inquiry, sharp observation, and trusting her strong spirit. Her fierce ability to contribute the best, in any situation, is out of pure love and perceived as confronting. Together with her husband Marcoleón Baas she’s on a devoted path of healing. This through organizing Festivals, creating and giving workshops on dance, masks, body release, partner training, inquiry (Almaas) and so much more.
THE SOUNDSCAPING MYSTIC
Eli (France) has gathered his sensitivity into creating a new type of music blended with love, silence, sensual rhythms, and magical sounds from another dimension. Playing and sharing music is his way of bringing more depth into being and connecting us to an infinite potential of love and creativity.
“By co-creating the DEEP Summer Retreat I wish to bring together a community of curious souls. Sharing and meeting each other from a place of simplicity, curiosity, and love, with the inevitable consequence to transform our lives into a magnificent piece of art, in which we seat as a silent unwavering creator.”
"Together we create the perfect circumstances for you to grow, develop and shine your light"
THE EXTENDED TEAM 2022
The extended team can change every year. The session givers support the retreat process by offering individual sessions. The facilitators bring their expertise during workshops to support the DEEP process foreseen by the core team.
Holistic Massage Therapist
As a caring and loving man, I have a gift to offer in this world, the gift of being present and seeing and feeling what needs to be done at this moment. After my burnout, about 12 years ago, I started a search for what made my life complete. Personal Development, Tantra and Men-work created the curiosity for all forms of touch. What is being touched in me and the other, and what is being moved through the masculine & feminine.
My massage works on many levels: physical, muscular, and energetic. And above all, the wisdom of your body becomes available again.
When I massage you, you anchor into yourself, melt away from the delusion of everyday life. You will come to a halt.
Hope to see you in the summer!
Rebalancing Massage Therapist, Coach and Bodyworker
I think working with the body through touch is the most beautiful thing there is. I have walked my consciousness path by engaging in many ways with what your body knows, tells you, and how this beautiful instrument can get moving. This is what I can offer you too.
By touching consciously and with all the attention, relaxation is created and a lot can unfold from this safety. I guide you to be here calmly. You will find ways along which your self-healing ability is stimulated and you will come home (even more) in your body. You will deeply experience your body as a wonderful relaxed house to live in and from there you can meet the world in a new way.
During the retreat, I use techniques from Rebalancing and Trager. Where necessary supplemented with methods from Somatic Experiencing, counseling, and self-examination.
I have my own practice in body-oriented therapy and coaching. With Rebalancing and trauma healing, I guide people to more awareness, in which existing patterns can be felt, recognized, and broken, and therefore new choices can be made.
I am also co-initiator of Mannenhart and I organize festivals and activities for men with the aim of making a positive contribution to healing and personal development.
This year we have the honor and privilege to have Akhil as our cook for the retreat. Food is a very important part of the DEEP retreat as nurturing our bodies with rich and healthy ingredients will help us dive deeper into the process while enjoying the diverse meals that will punctuate our days. Apart from being a great cook, Akhil is also a raw chocolate master, together with his partner Ishtar (also part of the retreat as session giver) they founded the company INKAO through which they create probably one of the best raw chocolate in the world! So be sure that in terms of healthy and tasty, we will be spoiled.
"We'll help you to make a lasting transformation towards the most loving, joyful, authentic, and playful life you can imagine!"
Holistic Healer, Cacao Witch
Individual Healing journey with Cacao medicine.
My work is very much centered on Healing especially through the method of Ito-Thermie and Lightpuncture that I have associated with a Zen approach.
Cacao Medicine is very close to me. I make raw chocolate for many years and have developed a very intimate relationship with Cacao. Recently I have started with Cacao Ceremonies where I can combine my healing qualities and a joyful silence in one.
During these days, I will propose “sur measure” individual sessions in which you are invited to experiment with a beautiful shamanic healing journey with Cacao Medicine as your ally.
You know chocolate? Forget about it!
Cacao Medicine is not this sweet emotional goodie! It is bitter, wild, energizing, grounding, and it uplifts you directly in the realm of Love where you can honor all your relationships.
It is a powerful Medicine of connection where you can clear, refine, restore (if needed) the energy links of the heart.
And plus it is rejuvenating the body on a deep level. It vitalises the whole nervous system while relaxing it.
Women’s work facilitator, Space-holder, Healer
Dieke will be part of the support team, offering and sharing her experience as a women’s inner leadership facilitator & bodyworker.
Her path as a movement therapist, has led her to eastern healing arts and ancient bodywork methods where she combined her experience in Thai Yoga massage, eastern medicine & elemental studies and different styles of Yoga from anatomical & technical to energetic.
Dieke has had her share as a student and facilitator in the intimacy, tantra & relationship community, and sex & sensuality, awareness around consent and authentic relating have become an important part of her work.
During the DEEP retreat, Dieke will be guiding some of the morning practices, ceremonial work, and women work.
Nykkyo Energy DJ
Ecstatic Dance DJ
Dissolving blocks which bring them more to the authentic self. Also known at many festivals and conscious dance parties like Mysteryland, Mandala, Hieros Gamos, Open UP, D.E.E.P, Holos and many more, He is resident Ecstatic Dance DJ at Ecstatic Dance Utrecht, Zutphen, Breda, Groningen, Valencia (Spain), DMT Dance (Spain, and organizing his own Ecstatic Dance Experience in Marina Alta (Spain) and of course seen many guest performances at Ecstatic Dance around the Netherlands and Europe. He founded now recently a new radio station, Ecstatic Dance Radio. To inspire the world to dance every day!
Theo van Wijngaarden
Facilities services & technical assistance
You might not see Theo often during the retreat as he is a very discreet and humble person. However, the help he provides to set up the place and resolve any occurring issue during the retreat is extremely valuable, as it makes the all team more relaxed and more present to serve the participants. Theo has been with DEEP for many years, we can always count on him, his contribution is priceless.
Cocoon Enhancer, Alchemist -oil maker
Throughout my life I’ve been fascinated by herbs and oils, enhancing the quality of any space and field you can think of. Be it the birthing field through my work as a Maternity Nurse and Doula to the inside of your palms or the warm place behind your ear. Making you feel supported through the sense of smell.
The herbs I work with are carefully collected from over the world or homegrown ensuring me the highest quality possible. Clearing, cleaning, and creating an ambiance of support is one of my gifts, with joy and pleasure -As a coordinator for DEEP, I will be energetically cleaning and purifying the space /group rooms with home-distilled hydrosol, room spray as well as burning sage from the land of The Cathar and Palo Santo from Peru.
Having previously worked in the corporate world, Laurent discovered Tantra as his life path and gave up his business career to dive fully and deeply into Tantra studies. He immersed himself in Tantra for more than 20 years with various teachers around the world. He is a Certified Skydancing Tantra Teacher and belongs to the Skydancing LET’s (Love and Ecstasy Training) team of Teachers. He is in charge, together with his partner Laurence, of supervising SkyDancing Tantra International, on behalf of its founder, Margot Anand as they together have been designated by Margot as her successors in the SkyDancing Tantra lineage.
Laurent is also an Ayurveda practitioner. Studying Ayurveda has enabled him to enlarge his perceptions of Tantra and opened doors to new understandings. He receives individuals for personal coaching using the tools offered by Tantra. Laurent says: “Through awareness, one can embrace all facets of life so to learn and to realize oneself, to create a state of silent joy which is the state of accepting what is.”
Tantric coach, Trainer, Healer and (sexual) Bodyworker
It is my passion to inspire people to live their full potential from an authentic self. With a loving grounded presence, I intuitively journey with you through all the unseen, to remember, to meet, to embrace, or to release. Reconnecting body and mind with heart and soul.
In the 40 years of developing my consciousness and skills. For the past 20 years, I weaved it all together in being a tantric (intimacy) coach, trainer, healer, and (sexual) bodyworker. Sharing my passion all over the world in private sessions, festivals, retreats for women, couples and mixed groups.
I WARMLY WELCOME YOU TO ONE OF MY SESSIONS
Musicien, Yoga teacher
Dana gives concerts, and sound journeys, guides singing circles, and teaches traditional hatha yoga.
Her yoga classes are meditative and offer a perfect balance between effort and relaxation.
Both yoga and music are devotional practices that guide us to the inner peace, happiness, and bliss that we are.
"The elements of live music, dance, shamanic & tantric practices are an essential part of our retreat."
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