Oana Tudose with iele world

The poetic works of Oana are made with wool from the Romanian region where she grew up: because this wool is too rough to be used for clothes, it is often burnt or discarded. Growing up in the Romanian town of Targu-Jiu, located in the mountains, Oana often saw how farmers burnt the wool on their land. In order to not let this material go to waste, Oana started her project iele world.  It started as a research project about the potential of this wool, but grew out to be a full-fledged, poetic art project. By getting inspired by the natural surroundings she grew up with and rich Romanian mythology, Oana completes the circle.

This exhibition is on show until September 2021.

Take a look at Oana Tudose’s website.

Cocoa sharemonies

Centuries ago, the Mayas and Aztecs already used cacao for spiritual ceremonies: these cacao ceremonies were meant to be heart-opening and the belief is that cacao has a healing effect on the mental, physical and spiritual body. Come and experience it yourself on Saturday evening the 29th of May at L.O.F.T.!

The ceremony consists of drinking the cacao mixture, meditation, a sound bath, movement/dance and contact with others in the group. Of course under the professional guidance of Serena du Bois, so you can feel free to fully give in to the ceremony. Serena will make her own cacao drink with herbs and spices that match the current season. For this mixture she uses raw cacao that is grown with respect for people and planet in Bolivia, Peru or Ecuador. 

About four years ago, Serena experienced her first cacao ceremony. It was organised by an American shaman, whose purpose was to make cacao ceremonies more accessible to a bigger audience. Serena learned everything about cacao ceremonies from this shaman and now it’s Serena’s turn to share it with you! 

Serena:“With cacao ceremonies I wish to bring people together on a deeper level. With a sound bath you go in even deeper. You’re also in contact with others during a ceremony: it’s about focused attention. It’s about being authentic, being able to be yourself in a group, to share, or to actually hold back.”

The ceremonies take place at the yoga studio Ajna Tempel Den Haag, from 19.00 until about 22.00. Contribution is €45 p.p. and €85 for couples. Send an email to info@awakingzensesmassage.com to sign up.

Workshop Sculpting

From 7th until 22nd of May you can join us for a workshop sculpting! For 5 days you will be sculpting your own stone with professional guidance of artist Gaila Pander. The workshop will take place on the north side of our renovated church next to the water. A lovely spot for being creative! Whether you’re advanced or just starting sculpting, all levels are welcome. Because you can also learn a lot from each other!

Practical information

The workshop is meant for adults, from beginners to advanced sculptors. Of course the entire workshop will be coronaproof: you will be working outside and at a safe distance from each other. Participants will need to bring their own face mask, safety goggles, gloves and optional rain gear. Participation costs are €275, including refreshments, coffee, tea and a tasty lunch provided by Café Loft! The stone is not included in the price, but is available on the spot and costs between €17 and €45. There’s space for 7 participants, so subscribe soon!  

Subscribe to the workshop by filling out the form or send an e-mail to info@gaila.nl. 

For more info, call Gaila on 06 27 17 25 83 or visit her website: www.gaila.nl