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Show Up & Surrender Weekend Retreat

Join us Live - September 18 & 19 at Landgoed de Horst in the Netherlands

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39 Days

Why join us?

We are lovingly creating program for you.
We are using these 2 days to help you fill your toolbox with practices that will help you Show Up for yourself and to live your life wholeheartedly.

This retreat is for you if

You love Nature and how it can help

you let go of what you no longer need

You love movement and rest

and know that you need both

You recognize things about yourself

when you listen to our podcast

you are open to diving deeper

into why you think and feel the way you do

you love spending time

with open minded people

you want to learn more

about your mind-body connection

you are ready

to discover more about yourself

Why a weekend retreat?

Maybe you have joined our workshops Practicing the Curve or Find what Matters? Or maybe you listen to the podcast and spend time with us there?

We love the workshops we host. After Practicing the Curve Live we knew we had only touched the surface. There is only so much you can do in 3 hours.

So we started thinking about a retreat. This year a Portugal Retreat seemed a little too much to bite off in post Covid times so we looked closer to home and started dreaming of this weekend.

Are you ready to join us?

Come with us and slow it down. We will take our time as we travel along our curve and hand you tools to be your truest self as you flow with your own curve.

This course is not open for enrollment

Show Up & Surrender Weekend Retreat

Join us Live - September 18 & 19 at Landgoed de Horst in the Netherlands

Included in the Retreat

Saturday: Show Up

On Saturday we start at 9.30 in the morning.
We will get to know each other & set our intention.
We will practice an embodied yoga practice and take a mindful walk.

We will have lunch and dinner together.

Sunday: Surrender

On Sunday we will take all that we learned the day before and put it to practice through Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Journaling and Meditation.

Breakfast is included and we will have lunch together.
We will be closing our time together at 5pm.


Yoga classes


Support from Biddy & Marcella throughout the Retreat weekend

Dinner - Lunch - Breakfast

Sat: lunch & dinner
Sun: breakfast & lunch


We will schedule time for you to enjoy the lovely grounds of the estate together & by yourself

About the Yoga

We've been receiving some questions about our weekend retreat and the Yoga practices we will share. In this video Biddy explains what you can expect when you join us in September!

We can understand that if you've never practiced Yoga (with Biddy) before it might be a little daunting to sign up for a retreat where Yoga is on the schedule for both days.

To re-assure you: Yoga is for all bodies and all abilities. Even more so, the practices we will do focus on how you can move in ways that fit your body and make you feel good. Let us know if you have any more questions in the comments or email us! You can find a link to a video class with Biddy in our bio as well, to give you a little taste of what practicing with her is like.

What else to expect

'Marcella, what are you doing at a retreat as an applied psychologist?'  

A great question that we get a lot. Because Marcella usually has one on one sessions with people to help them change their behaviour or find answers to their own questions. ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด.  
In this video Marcella shares what you can expect from her during the retreat. Spoiler alert! She will share creative exercises - writing & journaling - exercises for a personal journey - and mindful walking.  

๐˜ผ๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™ž๐™จ: ๐™ž๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฃ ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™–๐™—๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™›, ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ. ๐™„๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™Ÿ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™– ๐™œ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ข๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™™๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™™๐™š๐™š๐™ฅ, ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™Ÿ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ก๐™ก ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ง๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™˜๐™š.

Where are we going

In the center of the Netherlands you will find Landgoed de Horst.
Easily accessible both by public transport and car. Situated just outside Driebergen you will find this estate, located in the woods. The area is an inspiring place to be; you will find a combination of original and modern buildings, a lovely grand garden for walks and there are several options for you to spend the night here. We leave it up to you, but if you want, the hotel on the grounds are lovely and will make for a perfect getaway. You can book your stay directly with Landgoed de Horst, make sure you mention that you are our guest. You can also choose to go back to the comfort of your own home, and join us again for breakfast on Sunday.

About Us

Biddy and Marcella met at a local event in their hometown, where they felt a special connection arise right away. Marcella started taking Biddyโ€™s yoga classes and Biddy signed up for Marcellaโ€™s coaching.

They started working together for several events, you may have been to one of their workshops โ€˜Find what Mattersโ€™ and โ€˜Practicing the Curveโ€™. They co-hosted two retreats in 2020: Unplug & Breathe in Portugal and Coming Home Online retreat.
Both their professional and personal connection continues to grow through all their talks and shared experiences. Itโ€™s these meaningful conversations that sparked the idea for Showing up & Surrender. For Marcella and Biddy the Show Up & Surrender podcast was a natural next step. 

Not included in the price: travel and overnight stay.
Contact Landgoed De Horst if you would like to stay in the hotel on the grounds (don't wait too long, they have limited availability). 

Marcella Hartjes

Marcella is an applied psychologist with a passion for being the imperfect example of how to live wholeheartedly. For her, the courage to live life with all it's ups and downs, has been a journey of many years. As a life coach she helps others to connect to their emotions and thoughts in such a way that itโ€™s easier to live a life thatโ€™s meaningful to them. In her coaching you will recognize her own experiences in living whole-heartedly, her embodied knowledge of zen buddhism and practices from the Acceptance and Commitment therapy.

You may also know her as co-host of Coming Home Retreats & Workshops or as co-space holder of the Circle of Resilience and the dutch โ€˜Cirkel van Veerkrachtโ€™.

She lives a few blocks away from Biddy in Delft with her boyfriend Menno.


Biddy is the founder of Yoga Vayu and co-founder and host of The Show Up & Surrender podcast and The Zero Pressure Book Club. She is a certified Yoga teacher for a variety of Yoga Styles. On her membership she focuses on embodied movement in both flow and restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra and there's more to come! She also hosts workshops and Retreats in the Netherlands, abroad and online! She teaches both online and in the greater Delft area, and wherever Yoga classes and retreats take her! While she loves teaching big groups, her heart makes a happy dance when she teaches small group and one-on-one classes.

At the moment she is also studying to become a certified Yoga Therapist, an 875 hour training that makes her inner nerd very happy ;)

You may also know her as the founder of Coming Home Retreats & Workshops.

She lives in Delft with Joost (husband) and Jillian (dog), loves books, music, movies, gaming and so much more! 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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All bookings are final, as we have to make the payments to the venue. However, if you are unable to make it to the retreat you have the option to transfer your booking to someone else, as your reservation is not bound to your personally. We also want to ensure you that if you have to cancel and can find no one to take your place, we will try to help you out and if we have the funds to do so, we will reimburse you what we can up to 50% max.

You do not! The retreat will be for all levels. Whether you have never set foot on a Yoga mat, or you roll yours out daily, we will make sure the practices fit you.

Not included in the price are travel expenses and overnight stay. Contact Landgoed De Horst if you would like to stay in the hotel on the grounds (don't wait too long, they have limited availability). 

To keep the group safe and intimate, we are allowing 7 participants to join, bringing our maximum group size to nine.

We will follow the applicable measures by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health.

We have noticed that people from all kinds of nationalities, ages, ethnicities, and with all kinds of backgrounds, interests and body types join our workshops and retreats. One thing they all have in common is that they can relate to our podcast

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