Rise Up Retreat


21st of August

you are ready to get out of your head and into your life. Living it joyfully and authentically.

But you also recognize yourself in 1 or more of the following situations:

You're very good at taking care of others. You see and feel what they need, treating others with compassion. But you're just so harsh on yourself. You always feel as if you could do better, stronger, nicer etc. You find it difficult to receive and feel like you need a really good reason before you can treat yourself.


You're too much in your head. You want to understand and analyse everything (as a way of keeping things under control) but unfortunately this leaves you disconnected from your body and intuition. The constant over-thinking, perfectionism and imposter-syndrome are standing in your way of experiencing joy in life.

You are afraid to stand up for who you are. You're uncomfortable with speaking your mind and you rather keep yourself small in the company of others. Even though you know deep down inside you're more than this, you're scared to claim your space.

You don't feel home within yourself or in this world. Which leaves you always looking for the next best thing, or fantasizing about how things could be better in your life. You don't feel connected and grounded in the present moment.

You understand that life has its ups and downs, but you're not sure how to handle these swings. You can feel overwhelmed by your own thoughts and emotions, which makes you feel unempowered and sometimes even anxious.

It's time to rise and shine my dear

You are on this planet to be 100% YOU

You deserve to feel empowered and to live life joyfully.


You feel like you are ready for a change. You know the endless critique you have on yourself is not helping you to grow and you feel it is time for you to show yourself to the world - just the way you are.

You probably already meditate, do yoga, tried out morning rituals and journaling, but the lasting changes that you are looking for are just not happening yet.

You have a curious mind and you love to learn, but because you spend so much time in your head the translation from knowledge to experience is missing. Deep down you know you can trust your intuition, but making this step can feel scary. 

You consider yourself to be an independent woman and you are used to taking care of yourself, rather than asking for help.

You're done with the hard work, the pushing, the overthinking and the self-doubt. It's time for treating ourselves with the same love and respect with which we treat others. Time to give ourselves the same patience and understanding. Allowing ourselves to also enjoy this warm bath of self-empowerment and care.

And this is where the 1-day retreat will guide you: On a journey that will empower you to let go of the parts of you that are not serving your growth and joy. And to make space for the true YOU to rise up.

Why I created this Retreat

Well, to keep it short: been there, done that.

I know what it's like to feel like the outsider and afraid to show your true colors. It took me years to be able to fully trust my own intuition and speak up for what I believe in.

I've spend countless times pushing myself to grow and often pushing myself too hard. Leaving me tired, uninspired and even injured. And each time I returned to the same question: What brings me Joy? How can I be more kind towards myself?

It seemed to be a reoccurring question for me, until I truly decided I was done with being so harsh on myself and allowed myself to let go of this part

And this is what I want for you as well.

You see the world doesn't need more women who are tough on themselves. The world needs more women who can nurture themselves. This is where our power lies and this is how, ultimately, we will make the greatest impact.

Make no mistake, I'm not talking about taking bubble baths and watching Netflix when you're feeling down. I'm talking about a way to handle your own thoughts, emotions and energies when they are low or standing in your way of joy. Because this is true empowerment.

So if you feel my vibe, if you're ready to rise and make a true change happen on this planet, then I'd love to go on this journey with you.


About the Retreat

Through the use of dance, movement, visualizations, group work, energy healing and more, we will work through the parts of ourselves that are not supporting this new narrative of a joyful and confident woman. 

The beauty of working with a group of women (even if you consider yourself to be an introvert or 'not a group person') is that everything gets amplified. You'll feel that you are not alone in this adventure called life and you'll be able to find recognition and support in the others. When working in a group you automatically contribute to the process of the others, as they will contribute to yours.​

We will release the old, make space for the new, and work on a sustainable mindset and energy practice to empower you to deal with your own thoughts and emotions whenever they are standing in your way.

We will rise up. We will get closer to our true selves.

And we'll do it together.

Practical Information

The retreat takes place on the 21st of August in the Mel Hof Studio in Brandenburg - just 30 minutes away from Berlin Hauptbahnhof.

  • The day will begin at 10am and finish at 17pm

  • You'll receive a vegan lunch during the day.
    Water and tea are included as well.

  • A maximum of 10 women can take part in this retreat. (This retreat is not suitable for pregnant women)


  • Please bring a yoga mat, warm clothes and pen and paper.

  • The early bird price for this 1-day retreat is €75 until the 16th of July.
    The regular price is €96. (Prices include water, tea and lunch, no VAT)

Click here to read the terms & conditions for this retreat (German)

After this Retreat

You will know how to handle your own thoughts, emotions and energies when they are pulling you downwards.

You will have the trust and courage to rise up as the woman you are meant to be. You'll know what you need to do in order for you to speak your truth and be your authentic self.

You'll feel like you're starting a new chapter in your life now that you've left old emotions and patterns behind. You'll feel free and like things are finally moving again. 

Perfectionism and imposter-syndrome isn't something you're afraid of anymore. You can see it for what it is and handle it accordingly. Allowing you to focus on more important things in your life.

No more talking yourself down, or pushing yourself too hard. You'll have experienced the great strength and importance that lies in treating yourself kindly. You'll start to treat yourself with the same kindness you've been supporting others with.

You'll feel supported and confident that no matter what happens in life, you've got this and the universe has got your back. Let the adventure begin!

What others say about my work

"Tessa's curiosity is contagious!

I usually rather over-think things than listen to my gut feeling, sometimes I even thought I didn't have one or lost it. It's not easy for me to let thoughts pass by without judgement and to stay connected with myself instead of the other people in the room. Tessa creates such a positive, appreciative and safe atmosphere that I managed to now be more kind to myself and remain curious for the things that pop up. The healing session stimulated a process of more courage and trust. This helped me to embody Tessa's belief in our own strength and inner compass, and to tap into this at moments where I'd normally mistrust my own feelings and get stuck on opinions and thoughts."

Eva - Berlin

"I was really impressed with the way she was able to see and feel where the tensions in my body were. She helped me stay in the emotions so I could truly feel them and work with them. It was intense and my body needed some days to release all of the exposed tensions. I now feel that a lot of anger has left my body and I feel relaxed, content and calm. So glad the universe gave me a chance (or a kick in the butt) to finally work on and with myself with the help of Tessa."

Maria - Berlin

The session was amazing yet so completely different from our 1:1 session.
While last time I was pretty restless this time I was much calmer. The connection with the other women was pretty intense and especially at the beginning could feel it quite strongly. Also the meditation itself I experiences quite differently. This timer there was a lot of gold, consisting of ray of golden lights, jewelry and golden animal. There were dragons flying. I was so relaxed that at some point I completely zoned out.

G. - Berlin

Thank you so much for this dance meditation session! It was absolutely incredible. I already had some overwhelming emotions yesterday evening that just suddenly came up... But overall I am doing good and the session really helped and did start some change - at least that's what it feels like and what I truly hope. Thank you so much!!

W. - Berlin

Thank you so much for the amazing session! Each time is so different for me, and I experience new "trips". In our last 1:1 session I felt very similar to when I am in a profound stat of meditation when I feel my body "floating", and today I had a very different moment, unlike any other meditation session I have ever had before. I did not feel my body floating, in fact i felt that I was much more "in my body" than normally. But I felt that my mind went away, I don't know how to explain, usually my body shuts off and my mind stays there present, and today it was the complete opposite. I had a sensation similar to "dreaming", at some point I realized "omg am I dreaming?" and then my mind came back, immediately I got up and took notes of what I had dreamed, because it felt so special..

S. - Berlin

Thank you do much for entering my life and my purest gratitude for being able to do those beautiful and intense sessions with you. I .. had a turbulent nights sleep and the day after my body was telling me (unmistakably) to rest. A lot was probably to digest, wow. But I gained a lot of insights...Thank you for reminding me to save some time for integration after the session.

C. - Berlin

I loved this experience, so wonderful to move so consciously!! I was very tired from work, so I completely spaced-out during the healing. I guess it was much needed! I did feel sensations in my left and right ear and through my left and right leg. Like energy was moving. Now the day after I feel really TIRED. Like I'm allowed to feel it. I'm in bed, doing some work, but I'm allowing myself to do it form my bed. Fort he first time in my life!! Thank you for your energy.

Karin - The Netherlands

I really enjoyed the group healing session...I usually don't enjoy doing things in group. But somehow this time I felt the energy of the group very strongly and I actually felt really close to the other women and the stories they are carrying with them as well. Like some life travelers, with all their luggage's, making a pause somewhere on the way and getting rid of some weight. I look forward to see how it will continue unfolding in the next days and weeks. Because that's the most interesting with the healing sessions, how it slowly unravels and leads you to pathways you wouldn't have imagines existed beforehand.

D. - Berlin

Let's dance into the next phase of your life


frequently asked questions

Q: Do I need to prepare for this retreat?

Before the day of the retreat you'll receive a short questionnaire to help your prepare as well as give me a better insight to what your story is.

Q: How does the payment work?

After you sign up through email, you'll receive an invoice that is due before the 21st of August 2021.

Q: Do I need to have experience with meditation or dance?

You don't need to have any experience with meditation, dance or any other coaching work. All you need is the willingness to make the best out of this retreat.

Q: I have some other questions that I'd like to discuss before I book.

Wonderful, just send me an email and you can ask me all the questions you might have.