The Untangled Tales

Er tin tin, sigri tin tin… 

Once upon a time, long ago… Tales were told that everyone could hear, but not everyone could understand. Numerous stories tell about the mythical spider Anansi who had to deal with a tiger who tried to make his life miserable. Although the spider was physically weaker, it was often able to defeat the tiger with its cleverness and cunning. Is it really just a myth? These stories, passed down from Africa to Suriname, and from generation to generation, enabled the enslaved to share their thoughts without the plantation owner knowing what was actually meant.  

In a similar way, the Angisa’s worn by women were not only beautiful headkerchiefs: their intricate folds contained hidden stories and wisdoms that could only be read by those who had learned to. 

Through memories and imagination, ‘The untangled tales’ visualizes the stories of the Anansi storytellers and the Angisa-folders, and the ways in which these traditions allow us to glimpse at the years of slavery.

Michelle Piergoelam (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) is an art photographer who creates visual stories based on cultural myths, dreams and memories. Images where cultural traditions, stories and scenery are intertwined. Curious about Suriname, where she finds her roots, she started researching its cultural stories, fairy tales and myths. She makes conscious use of native stories to tell the cultural importance as a way to witness culture and history.

Wine and Chocolate tasting
Sunday September 19th

After an amazing try-out at the beginning of 2020 there was the lockdown… but now we’re free for another run! In collaboration with Mme Bouquet we present to you a delicious tasting-workshop. Stef takes you with him into the world of the people who make his delicious (organic and Fair Trade) chocolates. Ada tells you about the makers of Mme Bouquet’s wines. Together they will guide you through the tasting of different wine and chocolate combinations. What works, what doesn’t? And what do other ingredients add to the experience?

Enjoy a glass of wine during the break, before moving on to the cherry on the cake of this afternoon: with Stef’s skilful guidance you will make wine bonbons to enjoy at home – if they make it that far!

Time: 14.00 until 17.00
Location: coffee and chocolate shop Beans & Dreams
Costs: €35
Tickets can be ordered here.

Tantric Dance
Every 2nd Saturday of the month.
First upcoming event: October 9th 2021

Tantric Dance is a playful way of discovering through dance, meditation and contact. It’s about letting go and learning how to lead, since you’ll be dancing with a blindfolded partner. Through developing powerful leadership and learning how to surrender deeply, you will discover a lot about yourself and learn how to better dance with life. You will ‘dance’ between asserting clear leadership and learning to let go of the reigns. The careful guidance of Rakesh and the friendly atmosphere helps for you to quickly progress in this connecting dance.

Time: 14.00 until 17.00
Location: yoga studio at the top of the stairs at the north side of the church
Costs: €65 per couple

For questions you can contact Rakesh at

Tarot consultation by Inner Light by Eve
Sunday October 3rd

On Sunday October 3rd Eva is coming to L.O.F.T. STAY for Tarot readings. Eva works with ‘Zen Tarot’ that focuses on the here and now and inner awareness. The cards will not tell you when or what is going to happen or what you should to, but will give you insight into the road that leads there. During a Tarot consult you can ask questions about everything that’s going on in your life. With every card you pick, Eva will explain what it means and she will share the messages she receives for you. A Tarot reading is a special experience that often works through on deeper levels. The gained insights invite you to come to terms with things, break through old patterns, take important decisions and decide your own journey.

Are you looking for more insights into a certain theme, do you have questions or are you just curious? You’re more than welcome!

Sunday 3rd of October from 12.30-15.30
Costs: €30 (individual session of 45 minutes)

More info:
Registration by sending an email to

Sensual Divine Woman – Love Yourself
Saturday October 16th

Find out what tantra can do for you and how it feels to fully love yourself. Expect a day for women only during which wishes and needs can be shared: you will be looking for what’s necessary for you to open your heart and embrace yourself, while exploring your own sensuality. On this day we’ll make use of Tantric exercises such as meditation, connection exercises, a sacred cacao ceremony, dance and other movement techniques. 

This work is for you when:
… You feel it’s difficult for you to connect to your own sensuality or if you want to deepen the connection to your own sensuality;
… You have low self-esteem;
… You feel like you’re ‘stuck’ and you don’t know how to solve this;
… You find it hard to communicate your emotions;
… You’re having trouble with (maintaining) relationships;
… You want to learn and work more with Tantra. 

Time: 12.30 until 19.30 (doors open at 12.00)
Location: yoga studio at the top of the stairs at the north side of the church
Costs: €99 (early birds get 50% discount until September 16th) Bring a sister: €77