hilversum, netherlands

Immerse yourself in the vivid and transformative work of Max Strom’s evolutionary retreats. Unplug from the digital world, revitalize your health and remember who you are. It can be life changing.

upcoming retreat

unplug - tune in

hilversum, netherlands

june 5 - june 7 2020 · hoorneboeg

about the retreat

Breathe To Heal | 3-Day Immersion Retreat With Max Strom
Immerse yourself in nature, transformation, and community.
Take this unique opportunity to join the inspiring and empowering teacher Max Strom in his special summer Wellbeing Retreat, from June 5-7, 2020 in the stunning retreat center, De Hoorneboeg in Western Netherlands.

We currently have a worldwide pandemic of stress and anxiety that is stifling our happiness, intimacy, and creativity. This impactful retreat will teach you how to use breathing patterns to help alleviate anxiety, Post-traumatic stress, depression, and improve sleep. Many of these challenges are due to being taught socially from a very young age to suppress and numb our feelings, leaving us carrying a silo of un-reconciled emotions in our chest. Using breathing patterns for 20 minutes daily, as taught by Max Strom, can bring us back to a peaceful and calm state as well as gift us with insight and knowledge that was buried along with our feelings. With this new insight we are empowered to make new and meaningful life decisions.

This event is also extremely useful for medical practitioners, therapists, and yoga teachers who want to incorporate this work into their healing repertoire.

You will learn how to include this healing practice into your daily life back home and also having enough space to enjoy the forest, go for a walk in the fields of heather, or just relax on the terrace.

Essential Elements
The essential elements of our weekend:

  • Learn to differentiate between the causes and symptoms of emotional distress.
  • Learn breathing patterns to alleviate stress and burnout.  Max’s personally developed practice that is both deceptively deep and satisfying both to the beginner to the advanced.
  • Transform isolation into connection.
  • Dynamic Meditation.
  • Writing and discussion.

The classes will be taught in English.
Dates: Friday 5 – Sunday 7 June 2020
Price: 2 person room / price p.p. €870 or 1 person room / price p.p. €975
Location: De Hoorneboeg, Hilversum

“The impact breathing has on our health and well-being is only now beginning to be recognized more widely. Max’s depth of experience as a teacher and human qualities put him at the forefront of this movement and I have used his methods successfully with many patients.” – Dr Stephen James (Director of The Breathlessness Clinic and Consultant in Anaesthesia and Exercise Capacity, King’s College Hospital, London, UK).

Accommodation
This new retreat location “Aan De Hei” near Hilversum is part of Buitenplaats De Hoorneboeg, a magnificent property of 13 hectares with its own forest, ancient winding paths and a picturesque hill in the center. The restoration of the two historic farms was completed in the spring of 2018 with the intention of creating an inspiring location to host transformational retreats. On the property you can go wander through the winding forest paths or you can take a walk in the heath (“de Hei”). It is a space to relax and just get away from the hectic pace of our daily lives, and to connect with yourself, nature and each other.

The two farmhouses are connected to each other through a corridor and are solely used by the group for the yoga retreat. Both houses overlook the vast heath and lie on the edge of woodland. There is a large practice room, a library with a fireplace stove, a spacious living room also with a fireplace and a spa with sauna and relaxation area overlooking the heath. There is a choice of single and double rooms on the upper floors, all with private bathrooms. There is also a treatment room where you can book a massage from one of our expert therapists available on site.

Please visit their website for more information.

Getting There
The Hoorneboeg is very centrally located in the Netherlands. You can very easily reach the venue by car, using the exit Hilversum on the A27. Your visit starts with a peaceful ride through a kilometer long lane of trees along the heath and woodland which opens onto the 13 hectare estate. There is a dedicated parking lot on the side of the property. The rest of the estate is completely car-free and you can reach the farmhouses by a short walk from your car through the forest.

The area is also well served by public transport, with a bus stop at the beginning of the driveway (bus 58 from Hilversum). From here it is a nice walk along the heath and woods, about 10 minutes to the country estate. From the railway station in Hilversum you can also bike 15 minutes to the Hoorneboeg (you can rent a OV-fiets at the railway station or bring your own on the train) or arrange for a taxi.

Daily Schedule (subject to modifications)
Friday:
12.00 – 12.30 | Arrival check in
13:00 – 16:00 | Breathe To Heal Course
16:15 – 18:00 | After class Tea, Healthy Snack & Free time
18:00 – 19:30 | Dinner
20:00 – 21:00 | Breathe To Heal Course

Saturday:
8:00 – 9:00 | Breakfast
9:00 – 12:15 | Breathe To Heal Course
12:15 – 14:00 | Lunch and Free Time
14:00 – 17:15 | Breathe To Heal Course
18:00 – 19:30 | Dinner and free evening to enjoy the resort and its facilities

Sunday:
8:00 – 9:00 | Breakfast
9:00 – 12:15 | Breathe To Heal Course
12:15 – 14:00 | Lunch, Free Time and Check Out for the rooms
14:00 – 16:30 | Breathe To Heal Course and Closing

Included in the price

  • 2 nights of accommodation in double or single room
  • Vegetarian meals, tea and healthy snacks every day
  • All classes & lectures (in English, 15 hours)
  • Yoga mat (Please bring your own mat if possible)
  • Bed linen and one towel and hammam towel for the sauna
  • Usage of the sauna and steam bath (please bring your own bathrobe and slippers)

Not included in the price

  • Travel to retreat location and back
  • Massage & treatment services.  Treatments are not included in the price and need to be paid at time of service

Walking shoes, thick socks or slippers for indoors and if you plan on using the private sauna you will need to bring a bathrobe and slippers.

Prices
2 person room / price per person €870
1 person room / price per person €975

Arrival/Departure
You may arrive between 12:00 and 12:30 pm on Friday, June 5th, 2020 at De Hoorneboeg. (The hotel is unable to receive guests before that time, so please organize travel arrangements accordingly. Your program will start at 13.00)

Food/Meals:
There is a beautiful healthy menu planned for the weekend of vegetarian food, with vegan, gluten free options.

Requirements
For the ultimate retreat experience, it is important that you have practiced with Max Strom before OR have practiced several times with either his Inner Axis 30 on YouTube, or his app, Strategic Breathing prior to committing to this immersion. We entrust you to ensure this requirement will be fulfilled.

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Dear Friends,

This is an invitation to join me for my well-being and yoga retreats. Retreats are the most potent medium for accelerating our personal evolution and reconnecting with nature, our community, and what is most meaningful to us. In these events we get the rare opportunity to have all distractions removed for a few days, totally unplugged, surrounded by natural beauty and like-minded seekers. I personally select retreat centers that are quiet, beautiful, and conserve healthy and delicious food. All of my retreats consist of lectures, writing, and full practices of my Inner Axis breath initiated movement, guided visualizations, and meditation. All levels of experience are welcome and taken care of.

I hope that you can join me for one of these joyful events.

With affection and solidarity

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"I thought I knew how to breathe until I experienced Max Strom’s breathing work. He guided me to a depth and openness I didn't know was available. My heart, my breath, my spirit are nourished deeply by his teachings."
Janet Stone - Yoga Teacher
- San FranciscoCA
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global schedule

public workshops, teacher intensives, teacher trainings, private sessions, retreats, breathe to heal, and conferences.

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2020WorkshopsGreat BritainAugustAug 8LondonUKWorkshopsLive Stream →
2020Breathe to HealNetherlandsOctoberOct 2–4AmsterdamNLBreathe to HealDelight Yoga →
2020Breathe to HealAustria OctoberOct 9–11DornbirnATBreathe to HealAtemwerkstatt →
2020ConferenceNetherlandsOctoberOct 17AmsterdamNLConferenceAkasha Summit →
2020WorkshopsSwitzerland OctoberOct 23–25NyonCHWorkshopst.b.d.
2020WorkshopsGreat BritainNovemberNov 7LondonUKWorkshopsLive Stream
2020WorkshopsGreat BritainNovemberNov 8LondonUK WorkshopsLive Stream
2020Breathe to HealCanadaNovemberNov 27–29OttawaCANADABreathe to HealLive Stream →
2021WorkshopsItalyFebruaryFeb 5–72021MilanITWorkshopsCity ZEN →
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