Are you ready to upgrade what you believe is possible for your intimate relationships?
ThriveFest is ia a celebration of our humanity, our spirituality and what we call 'The New Normal'. Its about togetherness, coming home and being with your Heart Family.
It's a space to experience your aliveness
within and in relationship with others.
It’s an invitation to bring all of you into the moment … to see, hear and feel each other
as we embrace our innate goodness and wholeness.
Together, we will celebrate the paradoxical truths of being both separate and whole,
distinct and unified, alone and in this together.
Let's face it, modern life is set up for disconnection. It's busy, fast-paced, and no matter how full it feels, there’s no escape from the loneliness that comes from living a fairly isolated existence.
You long to experience real community with like-minded others. You long for more pleasure in your body. Yet, you notice yourself hiding behind barriers of mistrust, hesitation and suspicion - barriers that keep you closed off from connecting more deeply.
You know there’s more to life. You want to do less and be more. You want to melt those inner walls and experience the beauty and juicy aliveness of your own heart. You know it’s there. You’ve felt it. It’s just that sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of everyday, it gets hidden and buried.
But here’s the thing. You were born as part of a tribe. You were never meant to go it alone. You are here for a reason. You are here to thrive, together with other seekers on the path.
When we intentionally come together in this way, we get to experience a new template for the evolving human. We’re all in it together. In this upgraded version of ourselves, your vibrant aliveness is an essential component. That way you get to live your best life, experience true freedom and the sheer joy of being born in a human body.
Imagine for a moment, visiting a place out of time, a place where time stands still. A lush oasis and sanctuary for your soul, where you get to be seen and felt in all your glory. A place where you get to show up exactly as you are. A place where you get to be the real you.
ThriveFest is that place. ThriveFest is a beautiful, nourishing, healing space where you get to truly drop into your authentic self, rest and receive. Filled up from the inside, you get to shine your light into the world and expand your range beyond what you previously thought possible.
ThriveFest is a place that has the feeling of coming home. It’s a place where you can lean into the edges of your self-expression. Finding a freedom you’ve never known. Deepening in your capacity to open. Exploring the range of your pleasure and staying present as you journey forwards with consciousness.
ThriveFest is a place where people arrive as strangers and leave as lifelong friends. Experiential and purposefully curated with connection in mind, at ThriveFest you get to feel your body’s love, pleasure and bliss and feel good in your own skin.
Dare to make real contact with other soul-seekers. At ThriveFest, you get to share yourself with others through a variety of mediums. Connecting through words and sound, through movement and breath, through stillness and silence. Discover those unknown places inside of you that become activated when engaging in conscious contact with others. Feeling, listening, caring. Places you open. Places you close. All parts of you are welcome in this ever-deepening journey of connection and friendship.
Experience the nourishment that arises when you get intimate with yourself. Tend to your inner garden. Receive pleasure through your body – feasting through the senses on a smorgasbord of different delightful offerings. Touch, taste, smell, sight and sound offer you gateways into a deeper experience of intimacy with yourself and others. Let your body be moved and your heart broken-open by the depth of connection with others.
Take a moment to pause and feel what’s living here now. Breathe. Connect. Engage even more deeply with your vibrancy as it pulsates with possibility. Let yourself be exposed to deeper truths. Express your sexuality through breath, movement, sound and touch. Become still and listen. Challenge your boundaries. Bring devotion, reverence and connection into your sexual expression. Expand your range of what is possible for you in your body. Awaken pleasure in a way that simply takes your breath away.
Experience your body. Drop in deeply. Allow yourself to be moved by a deeper connection to yourself and others. Watch the stress and disconnect of modern-day living dissolve and disappear. Experience heart-centred family. Be infused with your own greatness. Leave feeling clear and consciously connected to the beauty of your life. Connect to your tribe.
Nourishing experiences for your body, mind and spirit to drop in and rest in stillness.
Feel received and supported as you deepen your connection with others.
Awaken to sexual aliveness and sacred pleasure as your birth-right.
Hidden sanctuary a short journey outside of Amsterdam.
Playful exploration of your sensual self.
Upgrade your inner knowing.
Space to be you.
A drug and alcohol-free event.
Freedom to choose the activities that light you up.
Delicious vegetarian food lovingly prepared by our master chef.
Celebrating, learning, relaxing, reconnecting and making new friends.
Embodiment practices to help you access your body’s innate wisdom and truth.
A template for the evolving human and what's possible in your connection with others.
Feel the pulsating goodness of your life-force energy.
Make lifelong connections with other bright, beautiful beings just like you!
Experience the beauty and aliveness of your heart.
Feel the joy and intimacy of your own body.
Space to express the longings of your wild, passionate heart.
Deepen in your capacity to open beyond the limited, contracted version of yourself.
A sense of homecoming and a return to an upgraded version of your life
ThriveFest takes place at New Eden, our own dedicated venue located in the Heart of Friesland, Netherlands, surrounded by 50 acres of beautiful forest and nature. It is completely private and is gloriously free from the noise and distractions of modern life.
Staying at New Eden is like stepping into a different reality of wonder and magic. We go to great lengths to create a strong and loving container for you to stretch into the best version of yourself while creating a culture of acceptance, authenticity, depth of practice, mastery and heart-centered living. This is a space where you can Thrive!
The next ThriveFest dates are under consideration and will be announced in 2019.
Yes! When booking together as a couple you will need to register twice - once for you and again for your partner. When we send you the link to purchase meal packages and upgraded accommodation, you will be able to book your lodging together.
The prices you see on this page cover all activities, classes and the event experience as well as camping with shared wash room facilities. Meals and upgraded accommodation are extra and can be added after you register.
Our meals are vegetarian and mostly organic, and if you have a dietary requirement you’ll be able to select that when you register. There is no extra fee for your dietary option, if you make your request at the time you register. LAST MINUTE dietary requests may not be possible or may incur a small charge.
All of our rooms come with private bathroom & have a simple design. They are minimally furnished with beds, desk and side tables with lamps.
We supply sheets, bedding and towels. Most of our rooms are double occupancy, with some being triple, quadruple or dorm rooms. We offer the best rooms first on a first come, first served basis and prioritise couples for our double occupancy rooms.
What will it be like to sleep in the retreat room? You’ll be bedding down with others in a large room on individual mattresses; you bring your own sleeping bag, towel and toiletries. It’s a bit like a big slumber party. You’ll need to rise quite early in the morning so we have time to prepare the room for the day’s events. Plan on being out of bed by 6:30am. We’ll provide a place for you to stash your things during the day.
Getting to New Eden is easy!
We've created a page on our site with easy directions on how to get here by Train, Bus and Car.
Click here to open a new page and learn more about getting to New Eden.
Cancellations eight or more days before registered check-in date will receive a full refund less a 25% processing fee. Cancellations 3 to 7 days before registered check-in date will receive a full refund less a 50% processing fee. No credit or refund is available if you cancel; if you do not show up; or if you leave early for any reason within 3 days of your stay.
ThriveFest is an adult experience, however children are welcome to be here. We do not have the staff or facilities to cater for your young ones and so they are 100% your responsibility. Children are not permitted in classes, practice sessions or circles, and must be supervised at all times.
You may check in Thursday anytime after 9am. As we begin at 3pm, please arrive at least 2 hours before we start, so plan to arrive no later than 1pm.
Late arrivals are not permitted.