Ready to choose Freedom?

This 1-day retreat is for the women who are longing for a sense of freedom, empowerment and joy in their lives.

For the women who are willing to take a close look at themselves, even the ugly parts and who are brave enough to step forward and evolve.

This retreat is for the women who know that there's a pattern repeating itself in their lives. Like being stuck in a draining job or unfulfilling relationship. Or choosing the well-being of others over your own. Or always listening to your mind instead of trusting your intuition.

And this retreat is also for the women who don't see these patterns yet, but who feel that life has more to offer than it's giving her now. For the women who are longing for a sense of excitement, freedom and empowerment.


In essence the theme of this retreat is Karma.

And I'm not talking about "doing good will bring you good" type of nonsense.

I'm talking about taking responsibility for your own joy and growth by looking at patterns in your life and breaking free from them.

It is indeed a life long journey that will require your attention each time an opportunity arises in which you get to choose: staying still or moving forward.

So on this beautiful day you will set a foundation for a practice that you can continue to implement in your life, whenever it's needed.

Rest assured, after this day you will feel lighter and energized. You will sense clarity and a willingness for all the adventures that life has to offer.


What will we be doing?

There is no program for this retreat. Because I don't want to limit myself to a plan created by the mind.

This day is about you and following the intuition that will facilitate whatever needs to happen in that moment.

What you can expect is a day filled with coaching, dance, embodiment and energy work. 

You will be in a small group of women, on a beautiful location, in which we will explore our patterns in a loving way. It's not a retreat in which we will punish ourselves for being stuck, nor will we fight our way out of it. It will be a retreat in which you, as a human being, are fully welcome and embraced. Moreover, taking yourself and life too seriously never helped anyone.

So let's have some fun while we're at it!


Practical Info

The retreat will take place on Saturday the 10th of September in the wonderful Mel Hof Studio and garden, just 30 minutes from Berlin Hauptbahnhof.

We will start at 10am and finish around 17pm.

Your tickets included a delicious vegan lunch, snacks, tea and water.

As well as a 30 minute integration call 1 week after the retreat in which I will further support you with the implementation of all the you've experienced and learned during the retreat. (Because integration is 50% of the work)

A maximum of 7 women can join.

Super Early Bird tickets are €133 and are available until the 8th of August.

Early Bird tickets are €188 until the 21st of August and Normal tickets are €222.

(WOLOHO readers can get in touch with me)


How do I know if this retreat is something for me?

If you're feeling a pull towards it, even though your minds tells you otherwise, then it's for you.

How can I prepare for it?

Before the retreat you will receive a questionnaire that will help us both to prepare. As well as further info on what you can bring to the retreat.

Do I need to have any experience with coaching etc?

You don't need to have experience. All you need is the willingness to go beyond what is known to you.

How does payment work?

You can either pay by PayPal or bank transfer.

I have some other questions.

Wonderful! You can send me an email at contact@tessadongelmans.com

My dear, you are meant for Bliss.
Never forget it.

Testimonials from other women

"The retreat has been so far one of the most safe and adventurous experiences I ever made.

Safe because I felt in a super warm well facilitated space.

Adventurous because I felt opening up inside of me that space where anything is possible and indeed life can become an adventure of wonders.


Dreaming about it and "feeling" it in its unfolding are two different things :)


I wanted personally to thank you for responding to your call and for helping women all over the place, and specifically I want to thank you for the healing session you perform in the end... I can imagine how pure your intention was behind it and how much energy was required from you.


Thank you also for the spontaneity!


The retreat gave me a big deal of clarity. That doesn't mean that now I don't make mistakes anymore. I still fall in old patterns and behaviors that don't serve me anymore, but I'm very aware of it now and I can see it in a fast way. I keep having the same patience I could have for a child and I don't blame myself for going back to the old. But I can see it clearly now. Like I am observing from the outside (or the inside). It is also easier to quickly identify what is right for me and what is not: I know it sounds obvious but it wasn't for me, I stayed for hours, days, months and even years in uncomfortable situations, thinking that the sense of unease was natural and ok. And now I don't. Now I know it's bliss what I was meant for."

Sharon - Berlin

"First of all: Thank you for organizing the retreat and inviting me to it. The moment I got the invite I knew I needed to join and luckily immediately signed up, as I sensed I would get doubts the closer the event got. So shortly before I was kind of nervous and thought that maybe a full day could be too much, exhausting, maybe boring, maybe I wouldn't "vibe" with the other women and then I'm stuck somewhere in Brandenburg - the kind of false defense mechanism that kicks in when I do something out of my comfort zone :) But, the weather was nice, the women were kind, the space looked beautiful and the music set a comforting atmosphere. So when we sat down and made the first introduction round I felt more like I was having an adventurous day ahead of me.


To me the the altering parts of "speaking - breathing - moving - eating" were in such a good balance. I liked how I could really compare for me these different kinds of meditation and figure out what resonates most with me. Also, having me-time (i.e. dancing with closed eyes) and hearing the stories of hopes and failures from the other women were a powerful mix. I felt like I was allowed to give into my emotions of anger, sadness, self-pity, but seeing and hearing these beautiful strong women set things maybe a bit more into perspective - everyone has their stories, but why should they keep one from being joyful?


It's hard to describe what exactly happened in each step of the retreat. It was certainly a physical and emotional roller coaster, but it helped things getting out of my system that were stuck somewhere and left me with a deep feeling of relaxation and happiness (that even an injured foot couldn't influence otherwise ^^). A year ago I would have never agreed to participate in such an event, thinking it's nothing for me, too esoteric or too unpragmatic (giving up control was just too scary), and I am so grateful to you Tessa, that you patiently and slowly hinted me towards opening up, allowing myself to feel and let go. You really have a gift of making one feel comfortable and trusting, at least me hehe. So, thank you so much and of course: thanks to the chef (I still dream about the food when I'm making my plain pasta ;-)"

Vera - Berlin

"When I signed up for the retreat I knew it was time to change something. I was stuck in my head and overthinking and doubting everything. Mostly myself.

Tessa created a beautiful safe space for all of us where everyone felt comfortable enough to be vulnerable and share their personal stories. Sharing your personal stories with strangers might seems unusual and scary at the beginning but it wasn't. It created a strong connection to see, as different as we may seem, we are all going through very similar insecurities and doubts on our paths.

During the day we worked through different phases and emotions and I felt blockades falling off with every hour. I am thankful for this experience and I recommend it warmly to everyone who wants to reconnect with him/herself and dance off all the doubts."

Kristin - Berlin

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