Make visible what, without you, perhaps might never be seen


Take a break from your life

and re-enter with more power, presence and purpose.


*AUTUMN 2022, Hacienda Cristoforo, Tenerife

(Exact dates follow as soon as possible )



Words cannot describe what this week has brought me. Feel so liberated, and so much love inside, after a life changing week.

The theatre work brought so much clarity on where I hold myself back, where I kept myself stuck...and it was FUN!

The inner work gave depth to the process, I feel so truly connected now, to everything around me and to myself.  I have never felt so confident.

 Working together with Fre it is an adventure to rediscover yourself, and get rid of all the boundaries you encounter in life. Fre has a gift to really see you, and she is able to let you see and be yourself; in all your glory! 

I can only say,  if you are ready to take a proper look at yourself and want a life that truly works for you on all levels? Step in so you are able to step up!

-Bridget Meijer, Global Business Developer Surepay technologies


​     In the STEP UP! retreat you will:

  • Become aware of the blocks to your personal & professional progress & fulfillment

  • Get 'unstuck': learn to get rid of those blocks, take the stage & claim your own spotlight. 

  • Expand & express yourself like never before, and truly connect yourself with life in and around you, from a place of authenticity & balance. Even while the world is watching you.

  • Learn how to manifest the uniqueness of your presence, power & purpose, and work concretely with this in your daily personal & professional life. No more hiding..!

  • Return home completely energised, focused and full of life; and with a practical set of proven technics and strategies to keep helping yourself to 'get out of your own way'.


An. outrageous. retreat

This retreat program in the magical sunny places of Southern Tenerife & La Gomera, concerns a specially designed week long program to lift you and your life to the next level; in your own pace, on your own terms.


The program combines a variety of psychological, spiritual & theatrical approaches to help you reclaim parts of ourselves that you might have lost or forgotten along the way.  

We will challenge you to let go of old stories, wounds, concepts, beliefs and judgments, the ones which work contra-effectively for your life, work, and personal growth. Unlike many other retreats, we will work both on a deep 'inwards' and an expressive 'outwards' level; manifesting & embodying concretely all that comes up, as you explore what is in between you and living your full potential.


Stagework & roleplaying will therefor be also part of our journey. This means that the effect of all that you are learning is immediate... and radical.

You could call it a deep exploration and journey into remembering who you really are - and putting this into mental and physical practice, right there and then. In doing so, you will experience directly the freedom to move into a new arena of possibilities, creativity and self-expression. This inner shift has a direct effect on your state of well-being & confidence, and as a concrete result, also your work and interpersonal relationships.


Even though the program is immersive and intense, we laugh a lot:) and there is plenty of time for yourself, to relax, let insights sink in, take a swim or a walk to the beach, write down your insights or have a chat.

Be ready to be supported to embody the whole of who you are, become present to experience the aliveness and passionate intensity for an authentic life, so you can start creating freely from your deepest desires in your work, relationships and life as a whole. Step up!


   Expect the following results:

  • Never stagefright no more! Have more courage to ‘play ’big’, and take any stage, in order to live your life from a visible, complete place, honoring the whole of who you are

  • Return to your personal & professional life more open, more loving, and more certain of who you are and what you stand for

  • Become more present in your day-to-day life and more daring to create your life and work according to your higher purpose

  • Learn to enjoy taking risks, being on the spot and wander into the unknown

  • Learn how to use your authenticity as your navigational tool, instead of your (or someone else’s) judgements

  • Understand your obstacles to effective communication and personal & professional fulfillment and have better clarity of your priorities

  • Be able to make clearer choices in your life, from a more direct and honest place in yourself

  • Say bye to behavior which was only there to serve you to adapt to certain past circumstances

  • You run your fear, your fear doesn't run you; learn how to deal with old patterns when they come up ( and they will:)) and learn what to do to make them loose their power over you

This was one of the best experiences in my life, to be able to truly talk with myself. Not with the head but really with my core. An eye opening process with full-on, understanding guidance.

I loved the feeling of building something together in a atmosphere of such a freedom and trust. The facility was peaceful and big enough to find a space for yourself within. Program felt so right, like everything had exactly the space which it got. I felt never left alone in the process. Even the food felt like a part of the process. I do not imagine it in different way. Felt just perfect! 

— Kalina Breczewska, Innovation consultant



  1. The first and last day of the retreat are mainly traveldays. You can arrive and make yourself comfortable anytime on your arrivalday; nearby is a small shoppingmall where you can buy necessities, snacks or drinks. Or take a dive in the swimmingpool and just soak up the sun! The retreat starts in the evening with a collective dinner outside under the big tree in the courtyard, after we have a short first welcoming session. We end on the final day after our last breakfast together. You can take your time to pack, enjoy the last sun rays and take the rest of the day to travel home.

  2. Direct returnflights from Europe's mainland to Tenerife cost around 200,- .You can also come earlier or leave later depending on your own wishes. Let us know if we can help you out with your flight schedules!

  3. Our retreat venue Hacienda Cristoforo is at the Costa Adeje, only a 30-minute taxi drive from the airport. We can help you take the taxi together with other participants to share joy & costs. ( taxi-ride is about 30,-)

  4. The retreat will be given in English, Dutch or a mix of those two, depending on your needs & wishes. Elisabeth, our full time assistant speaks Dutch, but also fluently German, English & Spanish. No stress about language!

  5. You will receive your own personal notebook & pen at the start of the retreat.

  6. The catering is beyond delicious; mainly vegetarian and on our last night local fish & shrimps on the bbq. Dairy and eggs are served, but all diet preferences or vegan options can be catered for without extra charge. 

  7. Among other prep assignments, you will asked to bring a variety of clothes & costumes with you. Remember that role-playing is part of the workshop, so: be prepared to have the time of your life!

  8. The retreat requires expressive, physical work, as well as vocal work. No guts, no glory!


Hacienda Cristoforo, Tenerife

Argayall, La Gomera 

Canarian Islands

Both centers are truly magical places, located in the permanently sunny south coast of the Canarian Islands, far from mass tourism and crowded beaches. From the moment you step through one of the big entrance gates, it feels like you have entered into paradise!


The centers offer an oasis of peace with tasteful houses, handmade constructed with natural materials (stone, wood, ceramics…) and incorporating antique elements, bougainvillea, date palms, aloe vera, waterfalls, a naturally filtered chlorin-free swimming pool, an organic vegetable garden and enough space to come, literally, to your senses.

Your accommodation


You will be accommodated in charming and comfortable cottages, which are spread all around the compound in the midst of nature. Privacy guaranteed! Some cottage can be shared with one other person ( or hired private for an extra cost). There are also accommodations & rooms in the big beautiful house in the heart of the premises. Upon your reservation, I will contact you to find the accommodation to your liking.

Cristoforo is just 15 minutes walk from the coast and also very close to the island’s southern airport. To reach Argayall you will need another drive & boattrip; but the reward is immens, once you find yourself lying right at the seafront amidst the most amazing nature. 



Fre & team

‘Reality is our biggest teacher’

Fre is your guide during the retreat. She has been training & coaching people since her late teens, and being a theatre-maker and creative entrepreneur as well, she is trained to use the stage as a means for transformation & liberation.

A phenomenon in the educational, start up and corporate world, she has helped thousands of people all around the world to take the stage from a more liberated and authentic place. For nothing, as you know:) is more scary, and liberating, then becoming really visible, present, & connected.

With her sparkling but 'no-guru' personality, Fre will create a safe & comfortable space to help you dive deep into the process, without loosing touch with the ‘light’, down to earth side of life. Lots of laughter guaranteed.

Fre will be assisted by the wonderful & warm Elisabeth Otten, A Canarian Islands-based Dutch life-coach and host, who is great in making people feel welcome, understanding their deepest needs and spoiling them. Besides being on our side during our journey, she can help out with a lot of practical stuff as she speaks fluently Spanish, German, Dutch & English.

And yes, this program is daring and will put you literally on the spot ( we have us build a special stage for our sessions), but we will never cross your boundaries or force you into anything you are not ready for. No worries about that.

We go with what comes up and are creating the journey together. Preferably by having some fun as well. But having said that, we are happy and looking very much forward to help you fully experience and express all the potential inside you 🙂

Besides that, the wonderful team of Cristoforo & Argayall are all standing by to make this experience an unforgettable one!


Your investment includes:

7 night stay-over retreat, including lovely accommodation, and use of premises, swimmingpool, gardens 


Fully  guided STEP UP! retreat-program in a small group setting


All facilities & meals (super delicious & healthy vegetarian food, fresh bbq fish on our last night!)


(online) Intake coaching conversation with Fre 


Preparational guidance


Free coffee, tea, filtered water, snacks

One coaching session (on- or offline) after the retreat

Integrational group reunion-day  in the Netherlands



  • Many employers reimburse a coaching retreat like this from the training budget

  • You can deduct this retreat as training costs from the tax authorities

  • Want to come together and share a cottage or room? You can get a discount. Contact me for possibilities.

  • We can cater for any diet possible.  Let me know your preferences.

  • This retreat is suitable for ANYBODY ready to play,  from 18 years up.

  • Please contact me if you really would want to join but cannot afford it.

  • If in any way, for whatever reason the retreat needs to be postponed, you can either get a full refund or join a later STEP UP! retreat. Up to you, guaranteed.

  • Book your spot by filling in the form below or contact me by or whatsapp ( see info below)

  book before 1st of August 
  and get a 150,- discount.  

Pick your choice of accomodation:




Shared accommodation

in big house 

( twin bedroom, same gender) 






Private room in spacious,shared accomodation




Shared private cottage ( twin beds/same gender or double bed for couples)



Have a whole private cottage for yourself


Hooray for stepping up! I will get back to you very soon. 

 - Want more info or secure your booking now? Whatsapp:

(+31) 0627062688 (Fre) -