- D.E.E.P. Festival 2018 -

August 13 - 20, in France

An extraordinary gathering, based on our mission to make a lasting transformation towards the most loving, joyful, authentic and playful life we can imagine!

Fate has joined our group of 6 people - Marya, Elie, Praful, Vimal, Marcoleon and Lâle - in 2016 when together we held a magical summer festival. We all previously have shared our individual qualities by giving workshops, concerts, retreats and life changing trainings as a gift of Love. But bringing together these qualities brought us very profound experiences beyond all expectations. Magic happened, spirit spoke, and inspired the D.E.E.P. Festival 2017, which was a great success!

For the 2018 edition, we found the most amazing, raw loving and magical venue in France, near Bordeaux, a beautiful place for our Retreat Festival of this year, where our total freedom can be expressed and where we can celebrate a special holiday together. A holiday for the brave and adventurous amongst us!

We will be "treated" with healing, transformational workshops, concerts, sound healing, dance & creative expression, yoga, meditation, path & lifestyle of Tantra, endless love & joy and much much more...

A global gathering specially created to discover new layers of depth and manifestation in our lives.

We share our unique tools, skills and loving meditations to:

  • Bring more awareness to self-love and brother/sister-love.
  • Create a deep connection/relationship with yourself and others and a more vibrant sexuality.
  • As you start to relate to truth, vulnerability, aliveness and creativity, new skills will develop on how to interact, communicate, love and surrender to life.

There will also be:

  • Ecstatic dance, Yoga, Body-work
  • Massage sessions and Tantric practices
  • Gatherings of women and men separate.
  • Living Intimacy Workshops where we learn the art of self-love, of opening to relating in a more nourishing, loving, compassionate and passionate way.

Whether you are a single, seeking to interact and explore with others, or a couple and longing to deepen your intimacy? Then this festival offers a great environment to dive in for All!

Our vision is to support people from all walks of life to discover and be transformed by the richness and profound power of the D.E.E.P. Festival and its team, all in an atmosphere of Joy and Celebration!

It is going to be sweet, juicy and pure magic! Come and celebrate with us...

- Program Frame -


There will be a daily program of workshops to choose from, for everyone - couples, singles, women and men.

As an extra, there is the possibility to book individual sessions in body-workhealing, massage and counseling with the session givers that are with us during this week. These sessions are payed separately to each session giver.

As we have some amazing musicians with us, we are delighted to have live-music to many of the workshops as well as sound healing concerts and other musical highlights.

The invitation is to create your individual program from all the offered workshops and individual sessions.

If you come as a couple and want to deepen in your own intimacy, you are welcome to do all the meditations and practices together. Individuals joining the retreat can couple up with a practice partner for the meditations where a partner is required.

- DEEP Team -



The Enchantress

Marya Norell (Sweden) works as an inspirational and passionate facilitator in spiritual self-development and human potential, for individuals, couples and groups. She is a world traveller, creating sacred space, women’s retreats, Living Intimacy workshops for couples, tantric gatherings and private sessions for over 25 years. Marya is a devotee to bringing balance into the body, heart and soul. She has a deep, loving heart and a laser sharp focus. It is her passion to inspire you to live your full potential – using both her extensive training and rich life experience, as well as her intuitive guidance.




The Shaman

Marcoleon Baas (Netherlands) works as a Chinese Doctor using acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Massage and Shamanic Rituals. His life is dedicated to bring all these healing methods into a in fusion to create new ways of healing. Together with his wife Lale he created Danspaleis030 (a spiritual dancing place), the Diamond Dance (combination of biodanza, voice and bodywork) and he hosts Ecstatic Dance Utrecht. You can find him in his practise or as a teacher (dancing, singing, acupuncture  and as a musician). 




The Healer

Prem Vimal G. Gabrielsen (Norway) works as designer and Healer. Together with her partner Praful, she travels all over the world sharing her profound gifts of Healing – through sessions and their ‘Healing Sound–Healing Touch’ event. When working with the healing, she is in a strong place inside, in the Self. From there she channels and transmits what is. “I am not ‘doing’ it, simply let this healing move where it’s needed. It knows.” Vimal explains. “This experience continues to grow stronger and stronger.”




The Sound Wizard

Praful (Germany) is a master sax & flute player, charismatic performer and pioneer in the world music community, who embraces Jazz, Soul, Dance, Indian and New World Fusion with grace and passion. He melts in love and joy with the listener and lets them disappear in sound and silence. Praful’s 8 solo albums garnered great international success. He performs all over the world at spiritual gatherings, plays regularly for teacher/author Eckhart Tolle and composes for Mantra singer Deva Premal. 




The Alchemist

Lâle Freie (Netherlands/Turkey) has been learning and working in the field of theatre, dance and personal development for the last 25 years. The accumulated life lessons enabled her to lovingly peel away our layers of defense, through movement (dance), inquiry, sharp observation and trusting her strong spirit. Her fierce ability to contribute the best, in any situation, is out of pure love and perceived as confronting. Together with her husband Marcoleón Baas she's on a devoted path of healing. This through organizing Festivals, creating and giving workshops on dance, masks, body release, partner training, inquiry (Almaas) and so much more.





Elie (France) has gathered his sensitivity into creating a new type of music blended with love, colors, silence, sensual rhythms and magical sounds from another dimension. When he is not in his studio, you can find him in spiritual festivals or Sound Transmission events, where he plays live music to create soundscapes by recording layers of melodies and rhythms with his loop-station, allowing a full range of frequencies to re-align body and mind and nourishing heart and soul.


- Practical Information -

TIMES: August 13 to 20

VENUE:  Château Laroque - 33890 Juillac - France

Phone: +33 5 57 47 47 17

This magical Festival Takes place on a Chateaux near Bordeaux, between the grape fields, with this big sequoia tree at the poolside. Surrounded by nature, this is a sacred space for us to celebrate life.


Prices are per person Early-bird until March 1st Late-bird until June 1st Regular price after June 1st
Camping (bring your own tent) 665€ 715€ 765€
Dormitory 720€ 770€ 820€
Double Room (2 single beds) - only 5 rooms 990€ 1040€ 1090€

Registration will open soon - contact us if you want to be pre-listed for the DEEP Festival

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