We organize community circles. Gatherings where you meet-up with new people to share and get inspired around life-themes. Themes that you may try to tackle on our own, while they are familiar to all of us. Together we are much more wise, creative and supportive. Let’s meet up!
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We are living more consciously these days. We try to be kind towards each other and our planet, to pay attention to healthy nutrition, fitness and self-reflection… And yet stress, burn-out, anxiety and physical issues are common too.
How to deal with this? Not just on our own, but also together. Not just virtually, but also in real-life. That’s what we believe. A community circle is a place to meet-up and share what’s going on in our lives. Themes like identity, empathy, stress and authenticity will be considered in a personal and practical way. So we inspire and get inspired by each other.
WHAT IS A CIRCLE?
Simply put: a circle is a place where you sit or stand in a circle, and get together. This is different than, let’s say, a lecture or a classroom where the setting is designed for an audience to listen to a few professionals on a stage. We’re all equals in a circle. Together we form the sum of all our input, listening, support, insights, truths and powers. The diverser we are, the diverser the circle becomes.
HOW’S THE VIBE DURING A CIRCLE?
Cirkels are a reflection of everyday-life: sometimes light and sometimes profound. There can be laughter, and tears. Frustration and inspiration. Our facilitators are all professionally trained to hold space during the circle. They make sure that you feel safe and welcome in the circles, so you can develop en lovingly reflect on yourself. There are mental and physical exercises on e.g. authentic relating and meditation, where we’ll sometimes walk around in the room and practise mindfull movement. All with your consent, of course. Please note: if you’re looking for sexual contact, we can’t help you and recommend other types of gatherings for you.
A CENTURIES-OLD TRADITION
People have gathered in circles for centuries, often sitting around the campfire, sometimes while singing and dancing. Similarely, we create modern circles with as much diversity as possible: in terms of age, cultural-, social-, economical background, mood, fysiology, life-phase etc. With all these differences we enrich each other. It’s our openness and humanity that binds us all.
Stay tuned for an English speaking circle, where people gather around a symbolic campfire. Or reach out to us, if you have a group of people you would like to get together with, and have us host your circle.
Here’s a little about Amanda and Andrea, who host the international, English speaking circles.
Dree Andrea coaches empathic people of all ages who may find life more challenging than the less highly sensitive person. She believes that understanding your own personal energy field is the key to a balanced life. Dree is grateful for the education she received but at the same time views her creative background as a filmmaker, writer, illustrator, chef and ceramist, as well as her personal journey as an empath, all valuable tools to share and work with when she embarks on a journey with a client.
Dree graduated from The Natural Gourmet Institute of Health and Healing in New York in 2005. In 2008 she completed her seven week (Four Winds) shaman training, partly in Peru with the elders. Master classes with Judith Orloff MD and Dr. Brian Weiss and at The International Academy for Consciousness followed, and in 2018 Dree completed her training with Esther Bergsma (‘Understand & Assist Highly Sensitive Children) and at the EszenzZ Institute (‘HSP coach’). In recent years she has also become an enthusiastic bookworm devouring hundreds of books on neuro science and psychology, which helped her manifest a grounded foundation for her more holistic experiences.
Amanda Beugeling helps people look at themselves, giving attention to body, emotion and spirit in a variety of settings. Aside from her 1-on-1 coaching practice, she also works with larger groups at the University of Amsterdam. She teaches yoga classes, facilitates training sessions and workshops, and organizes retreats in natural environments from forests to deserts.
Amanda studied sociology and political science in Amsterdam, Berlin and Damascus, after which she specialized in Conflict Resolution. This offered her the chance to study both the darkest as well as the most beautiful aspects of human behavior: from genocide and war to reconciliation and cooperation. She then worked for NGO’s involved in peace negotiations and intercultural dialogue, before finally immersing herself in inner conflict. According to Amanda, the ‘inner war’ of a human being is closely related to ‘the war between people’. She invites us to create our personal growth through approaching inner conflict working with psychodynamics, yoga and meditation: “Conflict is growth that is trying to happen.”