Photography & Mindfulness City Retreat in Amsterdam (sold out!)

Friday 25 June to Sunday 27 June 2021 (3 days / 2 nights) - € 350,-

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3 Day Photography & Mindfulness City Retreat in Amsterdam

Let’s gather and slow down together for three days to cultivate new skills and have our senses stirred. Join us in a series of unique creative workshops, mindful sessions and culinary gatherings in Amsterdam, with a small group of like-minded people.

Friday 25 June to Sunday 27 June 2021
Our program will be from Friday 5 pm until Sunday 5pm.

In Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Join Photographer Marieke Verdenius and Mindfulness facilitator Lisa Maduro, founder of Slow Escapes, for a three day City Retreat packed with workshops around styling, photography and mindfulness. The focus of this creative get together will be how we can use the flora of the city as our source of inspiration.

€ 350,-    excl. 21% VAT (only 8 tickets available)

Key elements
Photography, Styling, Mindfulness, Personal development, Slow, City Retreat, Botanicals, Amsterdam, Creative sessions, Gathering, Togetherness, Seasonal food.

Friday 25 June
Arrival early evening: Warm Welcome Drinks & Introduction
Dinner at Atelier Verdenius
Mini Mindfulness Session

Saturday 26 June
Coffee & light breakfast together
A visit to the local organic food market, exploring the city, gathering fresh ingredients, herbs, botanicals
Mindfulness session by Lisa
Lunch made by a local chef
Workshop photography and styling with fruit, flowers and objects , part 1: theory - by Marieke
Workshop photography and styling with fruit, flowers and objects, part 2: practice - by Marieke
Festive Dinner at a local restaurant
Slow evening stroll through the city

Sunday 27 June
Coffee & breakfast
Morning creative meditation session - by Lisa
Lunch made by a local chef
Botanical perfume workshop by Merle Bergers founder of Lingua Planta
Farewell, end of the Retreat

For whom

  • For those wanting to gather and connect with like-minded creative souls
  • For those that want to explore new ways of creating
  • For those who are interested in mindfulness combined with creativity

3-day itinerary with photography & styling classes + creative and mindful experiences
Warm Welcome dinner and aperitivo on Friday evening
Petit breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
Dinner out on Saturday evening
All drinks, coffee, tea and healthy snacks during the retreat
Unique farewell gift

Airfare and/or transportation to & from the workshop, accommodation

A digital camera (+ mobile phone), notebook + pen

About Marieke Verdenius

Marieke works as a professional photographer & stylist in Amsterdam. She creates visual stories for soulful brands, restaurants, magazines and entrepreneurs. From concept development to styling, art direction to photography, her work is honest and pure, with connections and content at its core. She loves working together to transform thoughts and ideas into tailor-made images that speak for themselves.

About Lisa Maduro

As a mindfulness facilitator and yoga teacher, Lisa’s mission with Slow Escapes is to to connect with people from different walks of life and to facilitate an environment in which we can slow down together and be curious and explorative and celebrate life in new ways. My training and my life experiences has offered me a backpack of tools that have empowered me to navigate through life with greater awareness and equanimity. But it is my belief that we can all inspire one another.

About Merle Bergers

Merle Bergers is the founder of Lingua Planta. She experienced the the inter-connectedness of plants and trees, insects and bigger animals firsthand by growing up in a small forest in the east of the Netherlands. During her studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven she grew more and more fascinated by the possible reality of plant communication. Nourished through books by the likes of forester ecologist Peter Wohlleben and writer-scientist Daniel Chamovitz she went on a journey to dig deep into the matter of plants fragrant messages. Built on the actual volatiles plants use to communicate Lingua Planta has its roots deep down in scientific research.

Lingua Planta​

About our location: Atelier Verdenius

Atelier Verdenius is housed in a beautiful historic building called ‘Het Zeemanshuis’ in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. At this former sailors’ residence Marieke works as a photographer and stylist and organises workshops and events. The Atelier is also home to the Gatherists.

If you have any questions about this retreat, please drop me a line at lisa [at] !

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Date25 June 2021 DurationFriday 25 June to Sunday 27 June 2021 (3 days / 2 nights) Price€ 350,-



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