Wild & Still dance retreat

14-16 Dec

Let winter slow down your body.
Dive into silence.
The year sinks in.
Let it dance, let it sing…

Together we share and celebrate life, through dance, singing and silence. We will connect with ourselves, with each other and the peaceful nature around us.

This compact and affordable retreat with silent mornings will serve you sessions of:

– dance improvisation, – contact improvisation
– contact tango
– bodywork
– walking, sitting, singing meditation

All levels of experience are welcome.

The retreat will take place at de Uilenspieghel, a retreat center in Drenthe in the middle of the peaceful nature, close to the forest and hidden lakes.



Sliding scale* for 3 days dance retreat

Food, Accomodation, Sauna: €160 – €250

Teaching & Organisation: €160 – €250

* Sliding scale: no income or low income € 190, normal income € 250, decide where your income lays and pay Fair trade to the location and fascilitators

Shared rooms 2-4 persons, single room possible, please ask for it in advance.

We can offer 2 voluntary places for a discount price. Please contact us directly wildandstill@gmail.com


Money transfer please with titel: Wild & Still dance retreat Dec.2018

Teaching & Organisation: L.Muller Bank: IBAN: NL56ABNA0590276174 BIC: ABNANL2A

Food & Accomodation: please pay direct to De Uelenspieghel NL32 INGB 0004603646, payment in cash also possible

Registration / Questions


Lydia +31643027351

Kristien + 31628775775 



18.00 arriving

18.30 dinner

20.00 Openings dance


8.00 – 8.45 morning movement & meditation

8.45h Breakfast

10.00 -12.30 Workshop

13.00 Lunch

15.30 – 18.00 Workshop

18.30 dinner

20.00 Dancing, singing, Jam, Sauna 


8.00 – 8.45 morning movement & meditation

8.45h Breakfast

10.00 -12.30 Workshop

13.00 Lunch

15.00 – 17.00 Workshop + closing circle

In between there will be time to read/write/draw, meditate and nature walks. Note: time schedule might be slightly different as we adjust to the weather and the group. 


Lydia and Kristien met on the dance floor during the Osterimprofestival 10 years ago, and remained in playful connection ever since. Since 2016 they organize Wild & Still dance retreats together. They choreographed as well a dance performance for children. 

Lydia Müller is a professional dancer and dance teacher from Germany and Holland now based in Portugal. She has been working in several professional dance companies and interactive streettheater performances. She has been performing together with Ezequiel Sanucci with Tango Now and is choreographing her own children dancetheater performances.
Lydia has been teaching contact improvisation, contemporary dance, Argentine tango, contact tango, African dance, yoga & meditation and more from children to adults. She is guiding and organizing dance retreats in Germany, Holland, Portugal and La Palma. Lydia’s quality in teaching is to guide the whole group into a journey of creativity, playfulness and joy.
Lydia is a creative person expressing herself through dance, movement, improvisation, connection, music and being a pure, enthousiaste human being.


Kristien Sonnevijlle is a dancer/vocalist with a background in physical theater. Specialized in improvisation as a performing art, ‘instant composition’. An independant artist active in several constellations creating performances, spontaneous and more choreographed work. Summers in France and winters in India were spent in meditation retreats. For Kristien, movement, vocal work and meditation are deeply connected and inform each other. Japanese butoh dance helped her to further develop this connection.

Since 2009 she offers movement retreats with dance, voice, bodywork and meditation, in collaboration with other teachers/facilitators. Teaching, her improvisation skills and careful listening enable her to be in tune with what is needed in a group (process) and for the individual. Her classes have been described as ‘deep play’, moving work brought in a light way. She is also a bio dynamic Cranio Sacral therapist.