Returning - 6 week Autumn Initiation

dinsdag 12 september 2023 , 18:45 - 21:15 uur

Do you long to arrive in your body and in the present moment? Would you like to celebrate the seasonal transition from summer to autumn in community? Do you want to learn how the cycles of nature inform your inner process? Would you like to develop habits that support your path towards self alignment?

The transition from summer to autumn invites us to slow down, turn inwardly, reflect on our year’s harvest, decompose what no longer serves us and return to our core. From that place, we can plant the intentions that will germinate over Winter until they are ready to sprout and flower once the light returns in Spring.

As a certified Mindfulness trainer and Ecopsychologist, I’ll equip you with body-mind-soul practices to strengthen your sense of connection to your inner and outer landscape. These practices will be your web of support throughout the year to follow your path with joy & determination.


• How? The Framework •

6 x 2 h classes in the urban sanctuary in Amsterdam & 2 x 3h sessions in the Vliegenbos (studio) that cover:

Eco-therapy & Mindfulness practice; Journaling Exercise; Somatic Practice, Group Sharing; Self-designed Ritual, PDF with journaling questions and exercises for reflection; alignment & integration, a guided audio meditation.


• Weekly Themes •

Day I. (12 Sep) Introduction Which tools will we use? Arriving in presence and our inner season - How & What?

Day II. (19 Sep) Inner Harvest  Gratitude & Reflection - What are lessons you are harvesting from this year?

Day III. (26 Sep) Decompose  Identifying limiting beliefs & conditioning. What do you need to accept & let go of first, in order to create space for new growth?

Day IV.  (3 Oct) Ancestral lineage  Drawing strength from your ancestors, human- & more-than-human. Who were your ancestors and what did they pass on to you?

Day V. (10 Oct) Seeds & their stories Setting intentions - What are the seeds you want to plant for next year to germinate, sprout and flower?Where do you want to spend your focus and time on?

Day VI. (17 Oct) Integration Take aways - Integrating and Aligning Open Space for exchange and questions.


Special days (3h long, 11:00-14:00):

Day VII. (23 Sep) Autumn Equinox celebration  

Day VIII. (7 Oct) Nature Connection in the forest 


• Practicalities •

Date: Every Tuesday in the period between 12 September - 17 October.

Time: 19:00 - 21:15*                              

*Between 18:45-19:00 is arrival time, with a cup of tea.

Location: Urban Sanctuary in Amsterdam east. Derde Kostverlorenkade 35.


For the special days:

Date: Two Saturdays, 23 September and 7 October.

Time: 11:00-14:00 Location: We will meet at a different location on those days, next to the beautiful Vliegenbos, Nieuwendammerkade 26.


• Fee •

Full package:

Early birds €140 (only 3 left)

Regular birds €160 (10 available)

Late birds €180 

Fees include all 8 sessions, PDF, guided audio meditation, tea/coffee and cookies. Payment in installments is possible! I also accept exchange of services, get in touch if you are interested.

Try-out-class (12 Sept) €15*

*This is for the ones who are interested in joining the course, but do want to have a try-out class first, before committing to the whole program.

You can purchase your ticket through clicking here.


• About the teacher •

Lara Egbring (The Root of Life) is a certified Mindfulness trainer, Ecopsychologist and Seasonal Embodiment practitioner. You can find more about her, here.

Feel free to get in touch if you have questions.; +31(0)685394473

Urban Sanctuary
Derde Kostverlorenkade (Amsterdam Overtoom area)
Kosten toelichting
160 Euro (Vroege vogel ticket - 140 Euro)
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