Exclusive private somatic-energetic

coaching retreat for women

Re(dis)cover Your Body through Somatic Movement, energy, and expressive creativity

How do you feel? And how do you want to feel?


Do you regularly feel stressed, uncertain, or anxious in your daily life?

Do you experience an over-active mind, anxiety, insomnia, back pain, a stressed gut, and long-term tension in your body?

Activate your body’s natural desire to heal itself with this 7-day private, transformative somatic coaching retreat.

  • Learn how to engage in a dialogue with your nervous system and change long-term inhibiting physical, emotional, mental, and attention/perception habits that are at the root of anxiety, many physical stresses and psychosomatic pain symptoms.
  • Increase your emotional and physical well-being, gain deep self-awareness, and feel more pleasure in important and meaningful activities, whether playing with your children, walking, dancing, meditating, or simply experiencing ease and joy in everyday activities.
  • Embrace your life as art. Reconnect with your senses and sensations to feel better and move better in many areas of your life.

This somatic coaching retreat offers a gentle and profound holistic, neuro-somatic approach to start releasing long-term stress and tension, persistent limiting core beliefs, emotional overwhelm, and anxiety in body and mind.

It will guide you to find greater awareness, ease, peace, self-connection, self-empowerment, joy, and quality in your life through deeply engaging daily somatic energetic bodywork sessions, nervous system-regulating Feldenkrais neuro-somatic movement coaching, trauma-informed NIA sensation-based dance movement play, and creative energetic-somatic processes.

The daily ‘hands-on sessions of somatic energetic bodywork are powerful sessions with everything in them to help transform neuro-physical movement patterns and mental and emotional habits that limit mobility, ease, release, a sense of joy, and vitality.

The daily NIA dance sessions give you direction to release stuck physical-emotional tension and reconnect with your playful, uninhibited infant mind space.

In the two somatic-energetic coaching sessions that are part of this 7-day retreat, we dive deep into the underlying limiting patterns that maintain chronic tension patterns in your body

In addition, our cook provides meals carefully prepared to restore gut health and digestive well-being.

Pingel’s sessions are off the map good. It took me 4 days to integrate one of her body-work sessions on me. Bringing more than just a method to the way she works, her dexterity in awareness, intuition and skills let my body transform and come home to harmony where it was ready, willing and able. I left the session holding myself differently and feeling physically open, expanded and free. She seems to have an incredible sensitivity in body-listening, combined with an understanding of the body-Consciousness and its complexity. I felt very safe in her hands and knew she really understood what my body needed, seeing it as one with the whole of me.

Lucy Hunter

Channel Infinity Resonance

What stops you from going through life with your body, mind, soul, and inner spirit grounded in inner freedom, love for yourself, and uninhibited joy?

Discover how the very act of moving can help you feel better in your body, more alive, and more connected to your needs.

In this private retreat for women only, you will:

  • Discover how you can bring your attention to your body and listen – your inner wise sensuous self has a lot to say.
  • Learn how to transform negative self-talk, and negative meanings into encouragement, meaningful information, and support.
  • Expand your movement vocabulary and regain your pleasure in moving and being present in your body.
  • Rediscover the curious, playful space of the infant mind that is full of joy, possibility, potential, and healing.
  • Tap into the self-healing capacity of your system by recalibrating your senses, sensations, emotions, thoughts, and movement
  • Change from inhibiting stories, self-images, attitudes, thoughts, beliefs, and habits that no longer serve you to a new self-image and new patterns that build on pleasurable sensations in body, mind, soul and inner spirit that nourish and strengthen you.
  • Make your feelings and sensations, your friends and allies, to move with pleasure and freedom, and help your body stay out of pain and tension.

So that your body is once again a safe, vibrant and magical home that connects you to your inner sparkle. Your unique life-force energy, which you can continue to nourish yourself with once you have felt it.

Activate your body’s natural desire to heal itself

Healing can be very joyful. You don’t have to go to the bottom of the well to find release. Our body and nervous system have a built-in and self-regulating self-healing program that only needs to be acknowledged and trusted.

From the moment you are born, your central nervous system develops itself through movement, play, curiosity, and discovery.

This organic neuro-physical learning is the foundation of the Feldenkrais method and the NIA holistic dance movement practice that I offer in this retreat.

Instead of imposing movements and postures, I invite you to play with movement ideas arising from everyday activities, sensations, emotions, thoughts, visualizations, nature, and energetic qualities.

We engage with your nervous system and strengthen your sense of self through imagination, exploration, sensory awareness, and movement creativity.

As a result, you develop a fuller understanding of yourself. This helps you recognize underlying limiting emotional, mental, and physical habits and create new powerful ways to move through life effortlessly, resiliently, and full of energy.

You will regain profound insight into how your nervous system programs itself and how to change limiting physical, emotional, and mental patterns through compassionate attention, self-awareness, and sensory-based and mindful movement exercises that harness the plasticity of the nervous system.

Combining self-awareness, movement, exploration, expressive arts, mindfulness, curiosity, and playfulness, we will tap into the nervous system’s capacity for endless learning, growth, and rewiring.

Usually the more dynamic, heart-opening NIA dance movement sessions take place in the morning, followed by a somatic, energetic bodywork session that grounds you firmly in your being, regulates your nervous system, and transforms limiting neurophysical patterns. These sessions furthermore guide you to release emotional charge.

The two energetic- somatic creative coaching sessions that are part of this retreat, guide you to explore your inner landscape and examine limiting attention and behavioral habits as well as the restrictive core beliefs that underlie your patterns in feeling, emotion, sensing, thinking, making meaning, and moving (through life). Expressive art self-inquiry is woven throughout most sessions.

This retreat offers a unique and personalized body-centered self-healing program in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere.

Are you ready to re(dis)cover your body?

All bookings go through Bookretreats.com where you can enjoy early-bird rates, free gifts and more exciting extras

I offer you a very unique and personalized holistic, body-centered private healing & coaching program in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment that holds space to meet yourself on a deeper level, in your own time and pace.

It is our greatest aspiration and joy to make your stay, and inner journey a truly wonderful, transformative, empowering, and nourishing experience for you.

The foundation for this carefully created transformative immersion inward is a powerful blend of organic learning modalities such as Feldenkrais neuro-physical movement coaching, somatic dance- and creative processes, hand in hand with Neuro-Linguistic Programming, chakra psychology, and energetic techniques such as intuitive systemic constellations, intuitive communication, emotional release, and chakra healing.

Please contact me through Bookretreats before you book to discuss the availability of the chosen dates. And most important to get to know each other to feel whether we are a fit for your journey.

Together we will create a daily program that will cover restoring and empowering movement practices, somatic-energetic bodywork sessions, and creative dance process coaching.

Of course, I will make sure that there will be ample free time to rest, digest, and recharge your ‘inner sparkle’ batteries. Like a day trip to the beautiful ancient, white mountain villages and stunning nature of the Sierra Nevada. And a trip to the bohemian market in the hippy village of Orgiva.
You can read more about Sanctuary Jardin de Luz here

Information about our accommodation possibilities, daily program, prices and food can be found on our bookretreats page

All retreats include:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, drinks & snacks
  • All  sessions mentioned in the retreat program
  • Accommodation at Jardin de Luz
  • Trips mentioned in the program

Not included are:

  • Your travel expenses
  • Transport to and from the airport
  • Accommodation other than in Jardin de Luz
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional 1-1 sessions
  • Trips not mentioned in the program

Testimonial by Angelica Escoto

Dear Pingel, I just wanted to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude for the amazing dancing retreat that I attended recently. Your guidance and instruction were truly transformative for me. Your big heart and warm personality made me feel safe and supported...

Testimonial by Natalie Rose Roberts

An amazing transformative retreat! I felt really stressed, over-whelmed and disconnected to myself and my loved ones.  I wanted to specifically do a somatic retreat using dance and movement to reconnect with myself. When I saw that this was a Personal 1:1 retreat;...

Testimonial by Michelle Wigmans

Ready to get to know your body and take a deep dive. I needed some time for myself, a break from work and daily life.  The dancing part of the retreat attracted me.  It was a deep dive in personal development. For me it opened up some patterns and things that are...

Testimonial by Sintija Kazaka

Me is real Me I was just a bypasser of my own life. I needed to start to feel and be me again.  I chose this offering as it was a 1:1 retreat with the word 'freedom' in a description of what I wanted, and it didn't matter that it involved dancing. The resistance in...

Testimonial by Lori Briscoe

What a beautiful experience I was blessed with. Thank you so much. I look forward to the creation of my new life and can embrace I have lived my dreams. Your retreat has and wil continue to have a profound effect in my life moving forward. Thank you for helping me...

Testimonial by Taima Sunde

10/10 retreat! I had been feeling very low and had been struggling for a very long time with my self-image and self-esteem. When winter arrives my struggles usually intensify so this year I decided to do something active about it. It is also the last month of the year...

Testimonial by Elitsa Tilkidzhieva

Amazing! This retreat was the most intense and transformative self-awareness I have ever experienced. I am a therapist myself and have gone through years of personal therapy and training, but the depth and the immersive experience Pingel offered was something very...

Testimonial by Donna Mattingley

Reward yourself with this retreat! What initially appealed to me was the dance element in the description but I had no idea that NIA and the Feldenkrais method would give me a different perspective in my healing journey.  Pingel and Peter have the ability to make you...

Testimonial by Federica Fornara

Expect the unexpected! I wanted to improve the body/mind connection.  I experienced a rich, accurate and flexible program, thanks to Pingel's multidisciplinary skills. She is able to approach with great sensitivity, respect, intelligence and a joyful attitude, the...

Testimonial by Melissa Levebvre

My retreat at Jardin de Luz was magical. At first, you see this land, surrounded by mountains and full of olive and fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, and sweet animals. Everything is there to help you feel supported and encourage openness. And then there’s Pingel and...