Every year we organise a day of remembrance for parents who have lost a baby. The remembrance is held on the 2nd Sunday of June. For 2023, it will be the 11th of June.

There will be several workshops:

1. Yoga circle (by Nina Schipper)

“In this workshop, I use yoga, breathing, meditation and visualisation to consciously experience your body. Your body often remembers what is going on and where you might need some support, comfort or literal movement. This can express itself in many ways. This workshop is about recognising signals, being able to discover what you need and how to give it meaning. It doesn’t have to go away, but maybe we can take a moment to reflect on it.
There is loving attention to yourself and each other. We move, talk, laugh, cry, be quiet together and all this in a safe environment.
I hope to welcome you to my yoga circle. Until then.”

Nina is a team member of ima farewell care, a volunteer at Steunpunt Nova and mum of Madelief*.

2. Making a memory flower arrangement (by Mérie van Zandwijk)

“Creating, shaping and touching people is my great passion. I am inspired by nature, the landscape, silence and people’s emotions. During this workshop, we will make our own memorial for your child(ren).”

(Dry) flowers and other natural materials; Mérie will provide plenty of choice, but you can of course bring your own memory (e.g. photo, cuddly toy, toy, letters or candle). A sweet spot with flowers and hearts or a cool spot with branches and rope. During this workshop you can let your heart speak and your hands will automatically create what comes up in you.

3. Walking in memory (by Thomas van der Zee)

Led by a guide, the walk takes you past all the beautiful spots in nature around Hoeve Landzicht.

No city or forest this time, but straight through the polders. If you need peace and quiet and the occasional nice conversation, sign up for this walk.

Thomas is Madelief’s bonus dad *

4. Voice Liberation (by Vanessa Léon)

“Singing is feeling, welcoming, discharging, playing and delightfully being yourself. In this workshop you will experience that singing is very nice to do.

Singing is healthy and helps you welcome and discharge emotions. Singing relaxes and gives you a feeling of being safe with yourself.

My name is Vanessa Leon and I am a Vocal Intuitive Coach. I would love to go on a vocal journey with you. You don’t have to be able to sing beautifully to participate and enjoy. We will sing simple songs with words that touch. We will also improvise with free sounds.
I hope to see and hear you on 11 June.”