Let me introduce myself

I am An Paridaen, and I live in the Netherlands.

I organize retreats, hikes and pilgrimages in the Netherlands and throughout Europe. You could say: hiking with a spiritual aspect. In 2005 I started this as a hobby. In 2011 I made it my business.

The Dutch name ‘Wandel naar Jezelf’ means something like to wander into yourself. I think of it like ‘get to know yourself through hiking’.

an paridaen

I offer a space where people can relax mentally while physically active. I am a life coach and yoga- and meditation teacher. So you can expect in my events often a combination of walking, yoga, meditation and personal conversations (if requested). If you prefer to walk in silence, you are always free to do so. My goal is to support you with whatever is present in your life.

I guide the walks myself, often accompanied by my husband Gerard Beltman, who is also a life coach and a great listener. We speak Dutch, English, French and German.

From September 2 – 9, 2018 me and my husband offered a pilgrimage in the south of France from Le Puy en Velay through the ‘Massif Central’ in the direction of the Pyrenees. This pilgrimage is along the French side of the Camino de Santiago trail. This pilgrimage was a great succes. With 12 people we walked 6 days on this camino which is considered the most beautiful one in France. We will offer more of this next year. You will find details in the brochure you can download below of the pilgrimage that we offered just now in 2018. It gives an idea about what we will offer next year.

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If you want more information please send an e-mail to info@wandelnaarjezelf.nl 

We look forward to welcoming you on one of our retreats, hikes and pilgrimages!