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Inner Power: 5-Day Personal Transformation in Idyllic Surroundings

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Discover your true self in the idyllic rurality and wooded area of no less than 4 hectares of land. Feel that you come home to a warm tribe of loving people. Experience time and space during this 5-day innervoyage of discovery. Enjoy real depth, discover your spirituality and make a sincere connection with yourself and others on a fantasysch and wooded nature reserve.

This unique experience is specially designed for conscious people. Who are looking for personal development and innerrest en peace. Our professional facilitators, spaceholdersand coaches guide youduring this transformative 5-daya Zmake sure you get the most out of your stay.

What is included in your ticket:

  • Healthy organic (vegetarian/vegan) meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Participation in our program with highlights such as meditation, group conversations, ice bath, fire and cocoa ceremony, inner journey with Cocoa and Magic Truffles, and a sweat lodge

  • Guidance from professional facilitators, spaceholders and coaches

  • Overnight stays in a beautiful natural environment in shared tents from Woodst or bring your own tent

  • Possibility to camp 

What is not included:

  • Travel costs to the retreat center

  • Personal expenses during the stay

  • Extra activities outside the program

  • Bedding

    We have limited places available, so make sure you register in time to avoid disappointmentg to avoid. We look forward to welcoming you on our 5 day retreat center!


  • Meditation

  • Group conversations

  • Fire & cocoa ceremonies

  • Sweat lodge

  • Cocoa Bliss ceremony

  • Ice bath

  • Breathing journey

More than 150 participants preceded you! 

  • Woodst is now hosting this for the 3rd time in a row. 

  • Professional team

  • We work with the best fascilitators & ceremony leaders!

  • 4 possibilities with fantastic 5-day program!

Useful information

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Group composition

The group composition was in 2023
70% female

30% male

Children are allowed. Are you coming with your family? Please contact us for a customized quote .


- stress reduction (autonomic nervous system, vagus nerve, psoas muscle)

- pushing boundaries with cold and heat

- inner journey

- personal development

- experience what it's like to live in a community: like-minded people


Zevenhuizen, Groningen

Group size

+/- 8 people


Participation in the program is for 18+ years


¹ an (above) average income and/or financial support

² an income lower than 3,500 gross per month

Departure dates 2024

  • March 29 - April 2 (Easter)

  • May 6 - 10 ** FULL**

  • May 18-22 (Pentecost)

  • July 6 - 10

  • July 13 - 17

  • August 3 - 7

  • August 10 - 14


This offer is not covered by the guarantee of STO Garant. You can find the conditions of this guarantee scheme on de website ofSTO Guarantee .

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We are excited to present the program with a focus on creating a profound and transformative experience for our participants.

Our program consists of a combination of meditation, group discussions, fire and cocoa ceremonies and more. We will also take advantage of the beautiful environment we are in, with access to a sweat lodge, ice bath and breathwork to increase physical and mental well-being.

Our professional facilitators and coaches will guide you through your journey and will be there to support you on your path to personal growth and development.


We cordially invite you to join our program and discover what it can mean for you. We look forward to working with you on a magical and transformative year.

The program is not final, no rights can be derived from it and it can still change: if something changes, we always look for something equivalent in its place. But in general this is what you can expect. 

Dag 1:

12:00 - 12:30: Introduction

13:30 - 22:30: Inner Journey with Magic Truffles

22:30 - 23:00: Diner

23:00: Sleep

Dag 2:

9:00 - 10:00: Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00: Breathwork and icebath

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch

13:00 - 18:00: Free time

18:00 - 19:00: Diner

23:00: Sleep

Dag 3:

9:00 - 10:00: Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00: Vrije tijd/ walk

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch

13:00 - 17:00: Free time

18:00 - 19:00: Diner

23:00: Sleep

Dag 4:

9:00 - 10:00: Breakfast

10:00 - 17:00: Sweat lodge ceremony

18:00 - 19:00: Diner

23:00: Sleep

Dag 5:

9:00 - 10:00: Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00: Cleaning

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch

13:00: Departure

Program components

Group conversations:

Group conversations are conversations between a group of people where everyone has a chance to talk and listen. They can be used for different purposes, such as to solve problems, to exchange ideas, to support people or to let people learn from each other.


Benefits: Personal insights, giving/receiving support, social skills in group dynamics, aligning common goals.   

Cocoa ceremony & chanting mantras

Cocoa ceremonies are ceremonial rituals in which ceremonial cocoa, a substance found in cocoa beans, is used as a means of raising consciousness. The ceremonies may differ in form and content, depending on the tradition and purpose of the ceremony. Cocoa is considered a real heart opener. 

Benefits: Raising awareness, processing emotions & clearing emotional blocks, peacefully connecting with yourself and others, new insights & personal growth. 

Ice bath and breathwork

An ice bath is a bath full of ice or cold water where people fill themselves with cold water for a short period of time. This is used at Woodst to push your limits and overcome emotional challenges. Our thoughts often shout that something is too cold or that you can't do it. But through the right preparation (breathwork) and focus, we show you that you can do more than you think. 


- Physical benefits such as improved blood flow, it can help reduce (muscle) pain and increase metabolism. 

- Mental benefits: By taking the ice bath, people can learn to deal with stress and challenges. It can also help you gain mental clarity and better focus.

- Emotional benefits: By taking the ice bath, people can learn to dissolve emotional blocks and to better deal with emotions. It can also help boost self-confidence.

Sweat lodge ceremony

A sweat lodge is an ancient ritual that is used to gain insights, connect with mother earth and our (ancestors) elders. High temperatures and humidity are used for this. It can be used for a variety of purposes, such as cleansing the body, reducing stress and increasing general well-being.

  1. Body cleansing: By sweating in the sweat lodge, toxins can be eliminated from the body. This can help to strengthen the immune system and improve the skin.

  2. Stress reduction: By sweating in the sweat lodge, the stress hormone cortisol can be reduced. This can help reduce stress and increase overall well-being.

  3. Increased well-being: Sweating in the sweat lodge allows blood to circulate better throughout the body, which can lead to increased energy levels and a sense of well-being. It can also help reduce muscle soreness and increase metabolism.

Cocoa Bliss Ceremony:

This is a kind of ceremony in which Cocoa, Magic Truffles and caapi are used as a means to turn inward and raise your consciousness.


Benefits: Cacao Bliss can be used to process trauma and emotions, to gain insights, to increase creativity, and to better deal with stress and anxious feelings. It is a connector: with yourself, others and the universe. By participating in a Cacao Biss ceremony you can feel better from the inside out, and work on your personal growth and development. This can help you gain new insights and overcome personal obstacles. 

There are contraindications. So this is not suitable for everyone. Do you doubt whether you can participate? Always consult with your doctor. Participation is voluntary and at your own risk. 

Meditation & Yoga:

Yoga is an ancient Indian philosophy and practice aimed at creating balance between the body and mind. It includes a series of postures and breathing exercises that work together to raise awareness and reduce stress.


Meditation is a technique used to focus consciousness and to reduce stress. It can be done by sitting in a comfortable position and focusing on your breathing, for example, imaginative object or body part.



“Thank you for the nice and loving setting. […] It was a journey to surrender and then arrive at the place of peace and love. So nice to be able to feel what joy and carelessness is after many years of negativity and pain. Thank you for this. ”

“The guidance was very nice, they are really there for you when you indicate and need it. And the atmosphere is very nice!”

“What a beautiful and pleasant journey. Also very happy to be able to do this with you.”

“Thank you for creating a space that is safe and where everything could be. Location is great!”

“There was very good information about what to expect and what might happen. The information was great! The atmosphere was really nice, very safe and warm! I have experienced a beautiful journey with a lot of warmth, connection, fun, fear and awareness. The energy after the ceremony was wonderful, being able to dance nicely, and awareness. It was a wonderful experience.”

“Wow I am so glad I did this! Seen and experienced a lot. The music determined quite a lot for me; I was really taken into the music and saw and felt everything. […] I mainly take with me that I can take up my space in my own way, and if I let everything that is there be, that it is much easier to deal with. So let go!”

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