When we went to India on our first silent retreat in 2009, we had no clue of how profoundly this experience would change our lives. We were thirty years old and we finally remembered who we really were, for the first time since childhood maybe.
Leading up to that time, we booked many successes organizing large-scale dance festivals. And although we had achieved everything we ever dreamed of, we felt rushed, unsatisfied, and we’re always looking for more. We were the perfect examples of people chasing external happiness, only to attain it briefly before it left us longing for something new.
During our first experience with the power of silence in India, it took us a couple of days to slow down. But then… we felt a deep inner silence and contentment emerging in us. We were in the middle of nowhere, with nothing to do, nobody to speak to, and yet we felt happier than ever. We know that you already may have heard such a story. Perhaps many times.
But we all recognize its truth. The truth is that the things we are looking for are already within us. We are born with love and joy in our hearts. Power, energy, and stillness in our bodies. Clarity and peace in our minds.
This is why we have created Mandali; to rediscover the essential qualities we all carry within us. Taking time for yourself is food for your soul. It helps you to shift the perspective from your person to your being and reminds you of who you truly are.
Mandali wishes to be a point of light; a spiritual sanctuary of peace that supports you in reconnecting with yourself and others. Our beloved team of teachers and every other member of the Mandali family is looking forward to hosting you during this important time of your life.
May you leave behind what you no longer need and may you receive what will help you to return to your heart.
Much love and appreciation,
Wouter and Wildrik