Durbuy, Belgium (Ardennes)


9 - 12 February 2023

It’s time for us men tot STAND UP!

Stand up as men with all that we are, from our core, our true selves. Live free from the limiting voice in our heads, by connecting with our true essence. Do you feel like you are stuck in the same routine? Do you feel there is more to life?

It is time to take responsibility and accept the simple but confronting fact that you are the creator of your own life. Come to this beautiful retreat centre in the middle of nature if you are ready to choose a path other than suffering, self-loathing or being stuck in a routine that does not serve you or others.

STAND UP by MENSWKND is a 4-day retreat for men who are ready for change and want to discover themselves. You will go within and radiate your light outwards. A journey of breaking through resistance and confronting yourself, reconnecting with yourself and brotherhood.

With the result:
Being able to do what you really want. Being able to express love and live in complete harmony with yourself and others. Being the real you and living your life to the fullest.

"The weekend was a deep dive inside myself. I released a few unprocessed griefs, fears and also some subconscious shame. Most importantly, I experienced what it is like to have brothers - something which I had never really experienced growing up. I recommend this for all men looking to reconnect with themselves and willing to make changes to their life, by releasing things which no longer serve them". - Siddarth, participant September 2022

What occurs during the personal discussion before confirming the booking?

The personal discussion is an opportunity for us to get to know each other better and to discuss whether this Menswknd aligns with your needs and expectations. We'll address any questions you may have and ensure you feel comfortable before deciding to participate.

Is the Menswknd suitable for me if I've never attended a retreat before?

Absolutely! Our Menswknd welcomes participants of all experience levels. The program is designed to support both beginners and those with prior experience. Our experienced team will guide you on your journey towards positive change.

Is the Menswknd suitable for me if I have already done more inner work?

Absolutely! Our Menswknd welcomes participants with varying levels of inner work and personal growth experience. The program is designed to support individuals regardless of their level of experience. Our experienced team will guide you on your path to further personal growth and positive change.

How can I prepare for the Menswknd?

All you need is an open mind and the willingness to work on yourself. We'll provide you with more information about what to expect and any preparations you can make before the Menswknd.

How can I get in touch with Menswknd for more information?

You can reach us through the contact form on our website or send us a message on Instagram. We are ready to answer all your questions and provide you with the information you need.

What happens after the Menswknd?

After the Menswknd, we offer a free online group session on integration. This helps you apply the insights and tools you've gained during the Menswknd to your daily life. We want you to experience lasting positive changes.

Retreat Programme


  • Introduction and Facilitator Presentation: We kick off with a collective introduction and introduce our amazing facilitators.
  • Authentic Conversations: We gather in small groups for candid discussions.
  • Self-Discovery Exercises: Engage in exercises to help you understand yourself better.
  • Standing Firm: Reflect on where you are in life and where you want to go.
  • Breathwork Adventure: Dive deeper into breathing techniques for relaxation and balance.


  • Inner Peace Meditations: Explore meditation to find inner tranquility.
  • Reconnecting with Your Inner Child: A session to nurture and understand your inner child.
  • Reset Your Life: Learn how to rewrite old patterns and beliefs.
  • Practical Everyday Tips: Share useful tools for everyday life.
  • In-Depth Conversations: Another opportunity for small group discussions and sharing.
  • Fire Circle: Gather around the fire for storytelling and reflection.


  • Grounding Exercises in the Forest (Morning Session): Begin the day by connecting with nature and grounding yourself through exercises in the forest.
  • Transformative Meditations: Dive into transformative meditations to explore your inner world.
  • Psychedelic Journey with Magic Truffles: Embark on a transformative journey with the power of magic truffles.
  • Discover Your Life Purpose: Explore your life purpose and mission.
  • Energy Movement: Engage in energizing movement to uplift your spirits.


  • Ice Bath Challenge: Push your boundaries and embrace the cold in an invigorating ice bath experience.
  • Boundaries Exercises: Learn and practice setting healthy personal boundaries.
  • Stand in Your Power: Discover how to assertively stand in your own power and authenticity.

And So Much More!: This is just a glimpse of all the beautiful work and healing experiences we have to offer.

Bank Details

To make a payment to Menswknd, you can use a bank transfer or, in exceptional cases, a credit card or IDEAL. In the latter two cases, a separate link will be generated for you to make the payment, which you can request during the intake conversation before finalizing the booking. The necessary payment information is provided in the invoice attached to the confirmation email. Please note that a 4% fee will be added to the retreat ticket amount if you choose to pay via credit card.

Bank Transfer Details:
Account Holder: Menno van Bavel
IBAN: GB29 REVO 0099 7054 2474 83
Bank: Revolut Bank

Please make sure to comply with the payment terms:
  • The deposit must be paid within 5 days of receiving the invoice.
  • The remaining payment must be settled no later than 1 month before the start of the event.

Ensure that you meet these payment terms in a timely manner to secure your participation in the event.



We have four days full of activities planned for you. We will not tell you exactly what we planned but share a rough outline of some highlights only.

Reprogramming: old stories and negative beliefs will be addressed and let go.

Cold Therapy: letting go, through Wim Hof breathwork, ice baths and pure power of mind we will celebrate all men breaking through their barriers.

Breathwork: it is called breath-work, and you will be doing the work, guided by our seasoned coaches. This allows you to travel to, and descend into the emotional, energetic and spiritual body.

Meditation: will bring you to full relaxation and connection with yourself and the oneness.

Truffle Ceremony: an internal journey to the Self. You start this process with expressing your intentions and then let the plant medicine guide you to physical consciousness.

Fire circles: what do you burn in the fire? What can you let go off, what do you welcome in your life? Light it up!

New friendships and brotherhood

A note of caution:
If you have heart problems, serious psychological problems or psychoses, or if you use antidepressants or lithium, please contact us via email first.

After purchasing a ticket you'll receive a confirmation email with a link to an online form, which we ask you to fill out.

💙 Love
👊🏼 Power
⚔️ Breaking through resistance
🫂 Brotherhood
🔥 Fire
❄️ Ice
🧘‍♂️ Silence & Meditations
🗻 Nature

What's Included

✔ Powerful 4-day retreat

✔ Experienced team to support you

✔ Shared room (max 2 p)

✔ Fresh vegan meals, snacks, tea, and fruit

✔ Ice bath, breathwork, sharing, fire circles and ….

Magic Psilocybin Truffle Journey 

✔ BONUS: Online Intake session

✔ BONUS: 1:1 coaching session

✔ BONUS: Free 1 month access to the brotherhood


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