Mediflow; a combination of the word 'meditation' and 'flow' referring to the practices of meditation, embodiment and connection
and getting into a state of flow. Mediflow offers a safe place to connect with yourself and others consciously and authentically.
Sessions and events are facilitated by Ellen Grondijs & Marije Mulder.
We organize meditation-based sessions and events aiming to relax and quiet the mind, to get back into the body and to come together and connect. We love facilitating this, because it makes us feel alive and connected on deeper levels.
Each session and event is unique in content, as we let the program be inspired by our present state, personal processes and where the collective is at, energetically and/or astrologically.
We do follow a consistent structure that includes meditation, breathwork, bodywork, and connection exercises. You won't sit still on a cushion all night; in addition to sitting and/or laying down meditation, we also move to get into the body and do exercises in pairs or in a group. We always create space for integration and sharing at the end of a session or event.
It's an experience that can't be expressed in words, so if you're curious I would like to invite you to come experience it for yourself ❤️🧘.
We are always amazed at how powerful meditating in a group can be. Doing this together strengthens the energetic field and co-regulates our nervous systems. It's easier to relax deeper, be present in the here and now, experience the silence and connect with others from your heart center 💚.
Ellen is a Somatic Therapist (in training), studying Primal Rebirth Therapy® at the Aumm Institute in the Netherlands. Helping people to get into the flow of life is her lives purpose. Her work focuses on practicing (moving) meditations, embodiment practices, tantra, connection exercises, and breathwork. She is a therapist with clarity, humor, strength, gentleness, and a loving presence.
Applied Psychologist & Holistic Self-Connection Coach
Marije is an Applied Psychologist (BSc) and holistic self-connection coach. Her mission, as well as her passion, is to support people in their process of rediscovering and strengthening the connection with their authentic selves. Her approach is rooted in a holistic perspective, addressing the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual dimensions. Marije is familiar with a variety of practices, including mindfulness, meditation, and body-centered exercises.
Hauke is enthusiastic about exploring the space between creative expression, healing and music production. After diving into various academic fields during his studies in Groningen, he started creating music to process and give space for his own healing process, as well as to have a more embodied approach to learning. Now, a couple of years into the process, it is his intention to show himself more and use music as a tool to connect with the larger community around him and heal collectively. As a Mediflow assistant he is looking forward to embark on that journey with you together, learn what it means to create conscious spaces and infuse it at times with some musical tunes.
It is the year 2021. Spring season has commenced and people are carefully stepping out of their isolated spaces after a winter in lockdown. The sun is out in Groningen, the Netherlands and people gather in the parks in search for joy, support, and each other. Connections are being made, common interests discussed, and ideas shared. A community is found.
What once started as a group chat for conscious people in Groningen with a shared interest in meditation, soon grew into a large community of like-minded people that regularly came together to meditate in an anti-squat building in the city, occupied by students and expats.
From people showing up spontaneously, to sign up lists that fill up within 2 minutes. From simple guided meditations to breathwork sessions, embodiment practices, and professional workshops.
Mediflow sessions are not what they once were. And that is okay! Together with its facilitators and organizers, Mediflow has grown into a more inclusive and professional organization.
Offering both regular evening sessions and (multiple) day retreats, Mediflow provides a safe space for those in and around Groningen to come together to consciously connect with themselves and others on an honest, deep and intimate level.
Whether you have never meditated before, or it is already a part of your daily ritual, Mediflow is for all of those who feel the call to come together to practice and experience meditation, breathwork, embodiment, mindfulness, and connection.
Ellen and Marije welcome you with open arms & an open heart and hope to see you soon!