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i to i Interpersonal Meditation Retreat:
A weekend of Authentic Relating & Circling

9th to 11th June 2023
Olst, Netherlands

Are you ready for deep, meaningful conversations that go beyond the small talk?

Do you desire a space where you can truly express yourself and cultivate connections with genuine, empathetic people?

Can you imagine taking the time this summer to sharpen your interpersonal skillset, unlocking the potential to improve every aspect of your day-to-day life?

All parts of you are welcome to the sanctuary of Samaru this June to explore the nourishing relational practices of Authentic Relating and Circling.


What will actually happen?

The retreat will involve some warm up embodiment exercises on Friday evening to help you land by tapping into your senses and connecting with your body.

On Saturday, we'll be immersing ourselves throughout the day in Authentic Relating and Circling sessions, with plenty of opportunities to take breaks, relax, and rejuvenate in the beautiful garden.

On Sunday, we will gently guide you to integrate the practices we have learned, so that you leave feeling renewed, refreshed and ready to bring these tools into your daily life. We will ensure that you have the support you need to continue growing and thriving.

Throughout the retreat, the theory of Authentic Relating and Circling will be explained and discussed so as to give you a deeper understanding of WHY these are valuable and nourishing skills.

For a more detailed schedule, just message Laurie at


Accommodation and food


Welcome to Samaru, a sanctuary nestled in the heart of the Netherlands. Surrounded by lush forests, a serene swimming pond, a bountiful food forest, and a flourishing vegetable garden, Samaru is a place where you can truly reconnect with yourself and nature.

We will be providing nutritious, organic, delicious vegetarian meals throughout your stay, including dinner on Friday evening, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday, to help you feel nourished and refreshed.

You will be sleeping in comfortable single beds, located in either two 2-person bedrooms or one 4-person bedroom, to ensure a peaceful and restful night's sleep. With plenty of spots to relax and gather with your fellow retreaters, Samaru is a place where you can truly unwind and rejuvenate body, mind and soul. We invite you to come and experience the magic of Samaru for yourself.

Authentic Relating is the practice of listening and speaking in deeper awareness of our present moment bodily sensations and curiosities, allowing us to weave richer, more truthful and loving human-to-human connections.

Circling is an organic, in-the-moment, embodied interpersonal group process that’s equal parts art form, meditation, and group conversation — all designed to allow a visceral experience of connection and understanding of another person’s world, celebrating who and where they are right now.

To sign up to this retreat, click below.

There are only 8 spaces available!

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