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Embrace the possible – Yoga and “The Work” Retreat

9 March 2023 - 12 March 2023, Venwoude Retreat Centre, Netherlands

With José and Jasmijn


Experience the Powerful combination of Yin Yoga & “The Work”


Do you long for some peace, me-time and a deeper connection with yourself? Would you like to release physical and mental stress? Are you curious about how you can embrace your life in freedom? Or do you simply want to be pampered? Then this fully catered four day ‘Embrace the Possible’ retreat, at the beautiful location Venwoude in the middle of the forest, is for you!

Experience the powerful combination of Yin Yoga and The Work, in which you learn to deal with stressful thoughts from a deep connection in the here and now, and to let go of physical and emotional tension. A valuable gift and directly applicable in your daily life. 

This retreat is about embracing all possibilities in your life, waiting to be discovered.

José and Jasmijn take you on a journey where peace, connection and insight are the key aspects. The journey consists of meditation, breathing, practicing yoga (Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga & Yang Flow), walks in silence, receiving Reiki and surprising The Work exercises. Resulting in: peace in your body and peace in your mind!


There is also plenty of room for personal time, relaxation, laughter, reading, enjoyment and delicious pure food.  This program supports you to return home with a clear mind and an open heart. 

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You can receive the detailed program on request. Below is a taste of what will be alternated and combined during these four days.


– The Work-

Learn how to explore stressful thoughts. A simple, profound and meditative practice, which gives you access to your inner wisdom and power.

You will apply The Work directly, so you experience how simple exercises can offer immediate insight. This enables you to break patterns, tackle the source of stress and get in touch with your inner freedom.

You do not need any experience with The Work, only an open mind. This method is simple but radical, in the most loving way you can imagine.



– Various Meditation & Yoga sessions –

The meditation, dynamic and relaxing yoga sessions (Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga & Yang Flow) provide reflection, depth and awareness of the relationship between your body and mind.

You practice yoga in a way that is most fitting for your body, so that you can release physical, mental and emotional blockages and tensions, and can literally move freely and confidently. When you are more physically relaxed, there is more connection with yourself and you can dive deeper into your mind. Which in turn will make noticing and questioning your thoughts easier. 

And that is precisely the power of this four-day retreat: Discover how meditation, Yin Yoga & The Work surprisingly enriches your world!



– Breath, Acupressure & Reiki –

Receiving and practicing Reiki, conscious breathing and stimulating acupuncture points during the Yin yoga sessions, helps release blockages and tensions and triggers your body’s self-healing abilities. Everything is energy; thoughts, tension, emotions. When energy is flowing, there is freedom and healing in all parts of your life. 


*The language used during the retreat is Dutch and/or English, depending on the participants.


Country Estate Venwoude is a beautiful location in the middle of the country, situated in the middle of the woods. It is known for its extraordinarily beautiful atmosphere, nature and loving care. The simple yet high-quality accommodation options, the beautiful rooms and the amazing vegetarian and organic meals.

The Embrace The Possible Retreat takes place in the beautiful bright Gentiaan room.

Below you will find more information about the lodging options.

Vuurse Lane 1
3749 AN Lage Vuursche


Jasmijn and José will guide you during this four-day journey and support you in embracing the possible. In groups – and individually if the situation demands it.

In 2012 their paths crossed during a Yin Yoga Teacher Training where José was the teacher and Jasmijn the participant. Since then, they join forces and experience that their characters, enthusiasm and interests complement each other beautifully. 



Jasmijn Koelink

Jasmijn, organisational psychologist and yoga teacher, experiences The Work as a yoga practice for her mind – and extremely powerful for stress reduction. She is a certified facilitator of The Work and supports you in identifying limiting thoughts. She has been teaching weekly classes and teaching in yoga teacher training programs in the Netherlands for many years. She offers online sessions and specialised workshops, so you can take advantage of her guidance any time and any place. Her guidance is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners because Jasmijn integrates different options. All sessions are breath oriented, deep and relaxing at the same time. At https://jasmijnkoelink.com/ you can start immediately.


José de Groot

José is a yoga teacher and empowering healer. Her mission is to get you back in touch with your feelings, with your own power and to live from there. From feeling you learn to know and embrace your own uniqueness and to trust your own body and inner voice. You are unique, comparing with or imitating others makes no sense. When you live from your potential, freedom, joy and healing arise. Then there are no more obstacles or frameworks that limit you, only possibilities to do it differently, your way. 

You can follow in person or online teacher trainings and workshops with José, in which you learn tools with which you can empower and heal yourself and/or others in order to return home to yourself. Or you can experience empowering healing in her yoga classes, private sessions and retreats.

To let you feel and get in touch with your unique self José uses Yin Yoga and other forms of Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, Practical Anatomy, Chinese Medicine, Yoga philosophy and breathing exercises. Follow her on Instagram


Eager to meet Jasmijn and José already?
– Catch your breath before the four-day retreat begins – free breathing sessions with Jasmijn.
– Listen to your heart – free Yin yoga class with José on her Youtube channel.

Dates & Price


Embrace the Possible Retreat – March 9th to 12th, 2023
Arrival March 9th between 9 and 10am
Departure March 12th at 4pm

Early Bird Price, registration and payment before January 9th, 2023: €545
Regular Price, registration and payment after January 9th, 2023: €605

Price includes:

  • everything we offer & activities
  • delicious organic and vegetarian food 

Price does not include:

  • accommodation
  • travel costs


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Prices for the different accommodation options at Venwoude:

Prices excluding taxes
1 persons room: € 45
2 persons room (per person): € 35
Tent or camper spot: € 15

Including VAT and tourist tax
1 person room: €49.99
2 persons room (per person): €39.09
Tent or camper spot: € 17,29

Prices are per person and per night.

You can book your desired accommodation to the retreat here: www.venwoude.nl/boeken


9 March 2023
12 March 2023
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Venwoude Retreat Centre
Vuurse Steeg 1
Lage Vuursche, Utrecht 3749 AN Netherlands
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