Join Maria Daniëls and Ruud Zuurman in the tranquil and magical Altiplano of Granada in Andalusia- Southern Spain


A retreat – training combining Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of Selves with the bedding that the Old Wisdom of our Ancestors can bring to our developing consiousness.

Towards Spirituality is a combination of modern psychology and ancient wisdom that has been passed down through the lineages trough the ages and still very much alive and meaningful.

This retreat – training will explore psychology and energetics. This exploration goes hand in hand with activities in nature. It offers ways to connect with Spirit and Forces who live within us and who are present all around us.

Towards Spirituality: this title refers to an intrinsic yearning within us that is driven and guided by our Inner Wisdom.
An Inner Knowing that sometimes makes itself heard quite clearly, and of which we are at times intensely aware. At other times, the voice of our Inner Wisdom can be weak. We then are out of touch with its presence, due to the hectic of our every day life or the dynamics of our inner world of– often contradictory felt– sub-personalities. Consequently, these deeper layers of our consciousness remain then out of reach and are only latent present.

However, then something unexpected happens in your life, or you hear a soft whisperings and the call for meaning and inspiration.
You yearn to be connected to and feel part of Something Bigger. You are looking for ways to be more in touch with your own power and with the forces of nature. You want to explore ways that enable you to contact more your deeper knowing.
You then can treat yourself with this magical journey that will give you insights into this Mystery. That will bring teachings for you to re-connect and honour the beauty of nature’s mirroring presence and wisdom and that will bring openings to forgotten inner worlds

Towards Spirituality is all about exploring, remembering and meaning. It can open sources that can have a lasting meaning for you and your journey through life and consequently for the people that you meet or work with.

During the training course, you will be hosted in a nearby small complex of tasty modern cave apartments located in the middle of the vast unique countryside and equipped with all kinds of modern comforts. Including a swimming pool. These sheltered cave dwellings are situated near the extraordinary estate of Alterra de la Luz of Maria Daniels and Ide Min.
Alterra de la Luz has beautiful cave dwellings with inside and outside working spaces. It has lots of tranquil spots on private land for you to explore and to be on. Alterra is the home base for the retreat – training course.


Ruud, Taylor, Maria en Ide


Timing of the Program
We will come together at that time of the year when the intense summer heat is gone. During this golden time of early autumn, we will be spending time in various areas on the Altiplano. Together or alone. We will connect with the rhythms of nature. That includes experiencing the night time with the full moon and stargazing. Some sunrises and sunsets will be part of the program.


We start our training course in this special location

For whom
Towards Spirituality is intended for anyone who feels drawn to it for personal and/or professional reasons. We would like you to be familiar with Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of Selves and to have experience in fascilitating. The language of communication will be Dutch and/or English, depending on the needs of the group.
The program content will be tailor-made. This means that besides of what we offer, we will adjust to the relevant topics and the synergies present. This will ensure that everything can develop into a multilayered, organic experience.

Elements of the Program
• Regularly group meetings and Voice Dialogue sessions.
• Elements from Old Traditions, such as stepping into a Ritual, connecting with Spirit, the Earth and with the Forces of the 4 cardinal directions. A medicine Walk. A tailor-made about 12 hours during Vision Quest, A drum journey.
• Various meditations (in nature) and methods for focussing.
• Mirroring as a facilitation technique.
• Ways to become further acquainted with nature as a source of wisdom and shelter.
• Connecting with and exploring the elements.
• Listening to Silence.
• Training in Awareness.
• Star and moon gazing.
• Space for creative work and dream work
Creating of a transition ritual.
• And, last but not least, the whole will be larded with a variety of educational introductions for inspiration, for support of the experience gained and to put those into a framework.

Study load

The training lasts 6 days, 41 hours.


The training is in English and in subgroups people can work also in other languages.

Practical information

Dates Towards Spirituality

  • New dates will be announced

With Maria Daniëls and Ruud Zuurman.

Training fee

  • Business/organization € 1.825,-
  • Private: € 1.475,-

For students and unemployed, as well as for participants from less prosperous countries, reduction is possible. Contact our office if you like to apply for a reduction.


Atmospheric cave houses with fantastic views


Accommodation costs

  • Single occupancy € 795,- (including room and all meals).
  • Double occupancy € 595,- (including room and all meals).

With your inscription please let us know your preference for a single or double room.

Payment conditions
A down-payment of € 600,- has to be made upon registration. The remaining fee and accommodation costs are due before July 1st, 2018.

Cancellation policy
In derogation of the ITP terms and conditions in case of cancellation until March 1st, 2018 € 600,- will be charged. After that date there will be no refunds possible, unless you can find a replacement.

Terms and conditions and the ITP code

The ITP terms and conditions, as well as the ITP code, apply to all of our trainings.

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