Resilience Retreats

Deepen the connection with yourself

Do you ever feel like there's more to life? Are you going through life without a clear sense of direction? It's easy to get caught up in society and external expectations, but have you ever thought about what your heart truly desires?

We offer various life-changing adventures, retreats, and vision quests in the heart of the forest. Here, you'll experience silence, simple living, and natural practices that can help you on your journey. This is not a retreat where you are being pampered, here you are diving into your resilience. 

Melissa and Marjolein are both experienced and certified coaches, and are guides during these experiences. In addition, we offer the possibility to one-on-one (online) coaching to deepen and integrate your work. 

What kind of Resilience retreats? 

  • Wild Woman Retreat 
  • Inner Compass Resilience retreat for men
  • Vision quests - all year round and individual 
  • (Silent) Nature walks with our goats - a pelgrimage
  • A half year program in collaboration wih a Belgium partner Rewild and Re-member

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How we work

Our coaching style can be best described as honest, practical, and unfiltered. We don't use pre-made programs because we believe in your uniqueness. Therefore, we schedule discovery calls beforehand to gain clarity about your individual needs, blockages and motivation to join our resiliance retreat. 

We're not here to coach everyone. We're here for individuals who are ready to break through and are determined to confront themselves with radical honesty. For anyone who takes responsibility over themselves and where they currently are in life. If you are not willing to look at your own behaviour and your patterns, we are not for you.

When you come here, you'll experience relaxation and compassionate coaching. In everyday life, you have to do many things, but here, we focus on your being.  

Upcoming retreats

Resilience Retreat for Men
Resilience Retreat for Men
Friday, 28. June 2024 until Sunday, 30. June 2024 10:00 - 16:00

Are you seeking healing and personal growth? Are you yearning to delve into the depths of your emotions but unsure of how to proceed..

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Rewild & Re-member (Half year program)
Rewild & Re-member (Half year..
Thursday, 03. October 2024 until Sunday, 06. October 2024 10:00 - 10:00

Ongeveer 50% van de de mensen in Nederland en België voelt zich eenzaam. We zoeken naar iets buiten onszelf in materie, geld, ander..

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Part 2 of a half year program which starts in October 2024
Part 2 of a half year program..
Thursday, 15. May 2025 until Monday, 19. May 2025 00:00 - 00:00

Ongeveer 50% van de de mensen in Nederland en België voelt zich eenzaam. We zoeken naar iets buiten onszelf in materie, geld, ander..

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Part 2 of a half year program which starts in october 2024
Part 2 of a half year program..
Thursday, 22. May 2025 until Monday, 26. May 2025 00:00 - 00:00

Ongeveer 50% van de de mensen in Nederland en België voelt zich eenzaam. We zoeken naar iets buiten onszelf in materie, geld, ander..

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"I did a retreat with Marjolein. As a director, but also privately, I had been anchored in my thoughts and actions for years.She offered me an individual program. It was the beautiful conversations, through Stoic philosophy, the silences, the cooperation in the food forest and the twenty-four hours in seclusion that led to very beautiful and valuable insights.

Marjolein has the skill to arrive at new insights in a relaxed but certainly challenging way, without convincing what is right or wrong. It was the "power of the mountain" and the "compass" of Marjolein that together achieved the effect that she managed to inspire me with.

This investment was very valuable . I look back on a fantastic week with this intriguing, quirky and smart coach."

“My inner fire had been quite extinguished by several events over the past few years. I was looking for the place to heal. A post: "Stay in the Dragon Forest". This immediately appealed to me and I sent a message to Marjolaine. Three days later I arrived in the Dragon Forest. It was like coming home.”
24 hours in the woods with Marjolein gave me insights in a relaxed way that I have never had before.  Cooking on an open fire, washing myself in the stream, sleeping on a camp bed under the starry sky. In short, the lack of luxury that is so obvious to us all helped me to look at myself and my surroundings in a different way.  The session we had at the campfire was a huge eye-opener for me in several ways.  Marjolein coaches in a very informal and relaxed way, this has given me really nice new insights.  

Thank you, I will definitely come back.

"Melissa is a fantastic coach! She listens carefully to your desires and needs, working with you to develop a personal plan that's achievable and suits your lifestyle. She's incredibly kind, but also knows when you need a reality check.

What sets Melissa apart is her positive and supportive attitude. She encourages you to step out of your comfort zone, but does so in a gentle and motivating manner. If you're looking for a coach who can genuinely help you make positive changes in your life, I wholeheartedly recommend Melissa! There's also always room for a bit of fun and laughter :) Thank you, dear Melissa, for everything! 🧡🍀"

The retreat to find whatever you need to find is not as abstract as it sounds. Marjolein has a clear view on the world and how she believes you fit in it: by being you. And not the you you think you want to be, or should be, but who you really must be. This is a first task she playfully gives you: contemplate your inner god(dess) and hear what it has to say. Listen. And truly be honest about what you seek.

The next step is to let go of expectations and just go with whatever comes up. We walked our walk to the site I was going to spend my next 24 hours in solitude and whilst we walked she coached me alongside some storytelling. It was both nice companionship as it was insightful. I took in what resonated and let go what didn’t. After we arrived at my new ‘home’ for the next 24 hours.

I took in the landscape and Marjolein made sure I felt completely safe staying there on my own. The following steps were all mine to take. I enjoyed the beautiful nature and view on the top of the mountain (especially at sunset) as I sat there contemplating my thoughts and feelings. When it was time to go I actually felt a bit sorry to go already. However, I was happy to see Marjolein. And we walked again whilst we talked about my experience. She gave me some more tools to explore deeper even after this experience.
I can truly recommend this journey. It will take you places you already know you should go, but never feel the need you must visit. And after this, you just cannot deny anymore whatever you needed to experience to get there where you must be. For me it was insightful and it gave me the courage to let myself be. I believe every once in a while, a walk in Marjolein's dragon forest is a treasure that many seek to find.

What Clients Say About Us

Choosing the right guidance during a journey of self-discovery is essential. Here you can read what others say about our support which helps you understand our approach. In case there are any questions; reach out. 

About

Unwind, come to yourself during a retreat or enjoy a super relaxed holiday.

La Forêt du Dragon is a forest of more then 25 hectares is at your disposal in the beautiful department of Aveyron, remote in the mountains of the Midi-Pyrenees.
From the very top with an amazing 365 degree view unto the very bottom of the valley with dense forest and a lovely babbling creek.