Trance Dance

Visionary Darkness

5 Day Retreat

Once you allow yourself to really slow down, and drop into being, in stead of doing or trying, you open yourself up for a new vision… a new perspective on you, and your life… not forged by the pain of the past, but born from your authentic essence, and purpose. 

Visionary Darkness Retreat

Winter is the perfect time to ENVISION a NEW YEAR! 

In this special retreat you spend most of the time in complete darkness. Even a short period of darkness, as during a meditation, or in a (blindfolded) trance dance, can be very beneficial. 

When you spend more time in darkness, the chatter in your head will settle down. The mind clears up, and room for profound contact with your essence, and the source of life and creativity, is created.

Would you like to relax deeply...
Into the womb of darkness
And go on a journey of discovery...
To be born again in light?

In Darkness we become Visionaries

Our fixation on the light often blinds us. Like a moth to a flame, we can’t help ourselves. We forget that everything is born from the cradle of darkness. As the great creation myths of the world tell us, the true place of impregnation and fertilization is darkness. Although we manifest ourselves, and our ego’s, in the light, we heal and transform in darkness. Ceremonial darkness has always played an important role in meditation and shamanic work. When the mind can safely release the security of the visible world, invisible landscapes of creative inspiration become visible.

Read more: Sacred Darkness – about blindfold, surrender and transformation

5 Days of Darkness

We will work with:

Meditation & Trance
Sound & Music
Movement & Dance

We provide a secure space, in which you can slowly surrender to your inner journey. Moments of silence, and time and space for yourself, are interspersed with group activities. We dance, meditate, make musical journeys, stimulate the senses, and are creative in different ways. You will discover new ways of perception, and make deep contact with your life force, your essence, to be reborn out of the womb of darkness, into the light at the end of the retreat.

A magical workshop, a unique experience!
Danny Bogaert
Since the retreat I am more in touch with my own life force, my feminine power, and my inner fire.
Chandra de Rijk
A fascinating inner journey, that has made me more whole. Thank you!
Giséle Lievens

Practical Info


Wellspring Retreat Center
located in the South Eifel Nature Park

Upcoming Dates
February 1-5, 2023

arrival Wednesday 16-18 h, departure Sunday 13 h


participants stay in 2p and 3p rooms (single room depending on availability and for a surplus)


We serve healthy and vegetarian meals, mostly organic. Coffee, tea and refreshments are included.


Aernoudt Knecht & Roger Vossen


meals and lodging: €320
workshop & materials: €475
Sum: €795

Special Offer!

come with two, get €100 off each!
(200 discount in total)

A magical workshop…
A unique experience!

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Max. 12 participants

If you want to participate in this retreat, please fill out the sign-up-form below, and we will send you everything you need to know.


feel free to contact us

Visionary Darkness Meditation Blindfold