Group retreats

Sufi healing retreats

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”

– John Muir, naturalist, environmentalist and wilderness advocate-

Do you need sacred time out…to let go of your daily cares  and stresses…to  connect more deeply with the Source of light, love and light ever present within you but often forgotten or ignored?   Do you need renewal and rejuvenation which the beauty and generosity can give to you?

If so….WELCOME to our Sufi Healing retreats!  These in person retreats will take place in the beautiful sanctuary of Lioba Monastery,  an oasis of peace and beauty located near dunes, forest, and beaches of North Holland.

During the retreat, we shall meet as a group for  morning meditation and  healing practices using movement, breath, light, sound and Sufi wazifa and zhikr practices.

The afternoons are on your own, to explore the beauty of nature in the surrounding area or to meditate and journal in the private garden of Lioba reserved for participants.  We come together in the evenings to sing and meditate together.


Our relationships with others are the training ground for bringing love, harmony and beauty into our world. When people come together to share in the unfolding mystery of the infinite heart, a sacred space is collectively created by all who are present.  In a supportive caravan of truth seekers, we can practice opening our hearts to the all-embracing love of the Divine, and radiate healing love, light and life to the world.

At gatherings dedicated to deep transformation, each individual finds a place in which to gently enter both the aloneness and togetherness of spiritual community. The solitary journey of the soul is given shelter, safety and support in the natural connection from one heart to another.

During Lightsong group retreats we honor the interdependence and mutual need for support and connection which all people share. We celebrate this joyfully and prayerfully in our dance circles and group practices.

  • Rajasthan, India
  • Cala Jami, Sardinia
  • Lithuanian friends
  • Zenith Institute, Switzerland
  • Suresnes, France
  • Naarden, the Netherlands

Group retreats (click to open album)

But we also highlight the pillars of mystical retreat which give independence and freedom from outer dependencies.  So we also practice and respect silence and alone time during the retreat.

Lightsong’s group retreats are rooted in the alchemy of the heart, a journey through the denser and heavier states of consciousness to the radiant nature of one’s true being. Sometimes challenging, often illuminating, retreat is always a delight to the soul.

See the Calendar for listings of our upcoming group retreats.

Rajasthan desert retreat

Zenith Alps camp retreat