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Every day a mini holiday gives mental peace and balance

Experience what meditation can do for you

Learn how to meditate


Meditating is very effective and can bring you many positive effects. Being able to really apply the technique is often, especially when you start, not easy. That is why I compare it with walking over a line on the page about what meditation is. The more you practice, the more you gain though, just like in sports. Meditation is training for the mind and just like sports make the body stronger and more flexible, meditation does that for the mind.

Also modern science confirms more and more what a lot of ancient cultures already knew from experience: meditation brings internal balance and personal development. Not only the practical test results show this, also MRI imagery shows that even a few weeks of meditating can already lead to changes in structure and functioning of the brain! (more about that you can find here).

That meditation often is nothing more than getting back from from distraction again and again, can be frustrating. Just like experiencing how restless your mind actually is and how easy it gets distracted. Also I went through that when I started. I also experienced how much good instructions and guidance can help to learn how to meditate better and reach results a lot faster. With the right way of practicing you will experience more inner peace and balance quickly. Will you be able to get distance to the ‘Disneyland’ in and around you.

A minimal investment of ten to fifteen minutes a day already has a life changing effect and will raise you quality of life! Do you want to know more about the difference between a meditation and mindfulness course? You can learn more about this here.

Upcoming events

  • Every Thursday at 20h30 there is my weekly meditation evening, which you can also attend online through Zoom. There is a new edition also this week!
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Book your meditation training

Training in meditation

Here at Meditatie Amsterdam you will find a diversity of meditation trainings. All of them distinguish themselves because of the clear, contemporary and down-to-earth approach. They are available for almost everybody (see the conditions for participation below) and are focussed on the concrete essence of meditating. Meditation brings clarity and has in it’s essence nothing to do with religion, esoterics or any ‘airy-fairyness’. With our accessible, practical and directly applicable methods, we help also you on your way towards the positive effects of meditation.

Most of our activities we offer in a group setting. For that it doesn’t matter if you are a starter or more advanced, because just like in the gym everybody works in the same space at their own level and in their own goals. Every participant gets out of each training what is important for her or him. The group setting has it’s benefits as well. Every participant had the opportunity to learn from the other about where they run into with meditation. Things that often unnoticeable apply for them as well, because a lot of these things are universal. Also there is the stimulating group dynamic of being together in the same proces, although everybody is doing it in their own way. From day one I am blessed with a group of nice, friendly, social and down-to-earth people (see the testimonials to get an impression), which leads to an open, pleasant and ‘gezellige’ atmosphere during every training again. If you prefer one-on-one guidance that of course is possible as well.

Meditatie Amsterdam has a wide range of training opportunities, like workshops, courses, retreats and weekly guided meditation sessions. Find out below what suits you best.

For all our trainings applies that they can be offered in Dutch, English and German.

The workshop

For beginners as well as for the more experienced

The interactive workshop in meditation gives you an introduction to the world of meditation. You’ll learn what meditation is, why meditation isn’t esoteric or religious, what the (scientifically proven) effects of meditation are, how to start meditating yourself and how it perfectly fits in our modern times and busy lives. Of course we also do the practical part of meditation so you can experience yourself what it can do for you.

Those who have not meditated previously will have a know and feel for the method and you will be able to start to meditate by yourselve after the workshop. Everybody who has already meditated gets a fresh new start of their own practice. Everybody receives insights on the challenges they experience during their own meditation sessions and solutions for it.

Practical information:

Workshop length: 2 hours
Location: In the Jordaan area in Amsterdam or for your group at a location you desire
Group size: between 5 and 12 people
Your investment: €55,- (including VAT/BTW)

The course

Give meditation a place in your diary

If you really want to get started with meditation or already meditate and look to deep your practice or a more reglar routine, the meditation course is the best choice for you. In eight weekly sessions meditation is broadly examined and you’ll practise with multiple methods of meditation. This way you can discover what method suits you best in a practical way. You receive audio files of different meditations so you can practice on your own.

The weekly sessions will help you to make meditation a regular part of your life and already during the course you will experience how meditation can change your life.

Practical information:

Course length: 8 weekly sessions of 2 hours
Location: In the Jordaan area in Amsterdam
Group size: between 5 and 10 people
Your investment: €397,- (including VAT/BTW and course material)

Weekly meditation evenings

More than just a guided group session

More and more gyms and yoga centres offer guided meditation hours and giving someone a meditative experience or guiding a meditation isn’t that complicated. Teaching meditation is a step beyond that and the weekly interactive sessions at Meditatie Amsterdam are of that category. Next to the guided group meditation, there also are explanations, practical tips and focused instructions to deepen your meditation practice. Of course there is always the opportunity to ask any question you have.

The evenings are on a weekly basis and are the perfect follow-up on a mindfulness or meditation course. With these meditation evenings you can find more continuity and deepening of your practice. They are very accessible and suitable for beginners as well as more experienced meditators. There are no subscription fees, memberships or any other forms of obligations. You can visit each evening separately and can decide per week if you want to come.

The lessons are in small groups, bur you can also attend live online if you prefer that or don’t live in the area. If you like to attend, signing up is necessary, also because there are only a limited amount of places available if you like to attend at the venue. Send an email to reserve your spot for the next evening! It is also possible to receive a weekly reminder of the meditation evening (of which you can unsubscribe whenever you want of course). If you would like that, let us know by mail.

Practical information:

Day and time: every Thursday evening from 20.30 till 21.30
Location: in the Jordaan area in Amsterdam or online in you home
Group size: offline in the room maximum of 1o people
Your investment: €11,- per session and 10-visit card for €100,-
Reservation mandatory

Individual meditation sessions

Custom made 1-to-1 meditation sessions with Roel

Meditating in a group is easier and enhances the effect. Some people have a preference for personal sessions though and those are also available. I am more than happy to stop by for a one-to-one session.

The hourly session will be filled according to your requests. Every session is custom made and includes private coaching in which we tackle your specific challenges. During the practical part we’ll meditate together and I guide the session for you. The sessions can be booked separately or on a more structural basis and I am flexible with my planning. The sessions are possible in Dutch, English or German.

There are also intensive one-to-one training programs available.
Send us an email to find out what is possible.

Practical information:

Day and time: flexible planning possible
Location: at your location so there is no time loss for you
Your investment: €98- per hour (including VAT/BTW). Within Amsterdam we won’t charge any extra costs, outside of Amsterdam we charge for travel time and travel expenses.

Now online: €49- per hour (including VAT/BTW)

A day of retreat

Submerge yourself in a day of meditation

A completely arranged day in which you are consciously working with body and mind through meditation, yoga and healthy and nutritious food. Relax in a pleasant atmosphere without phone or computer and invest in yourself, your health and your productivity. You will feel the effects for several days afterwards.

You receive a day of professional guidance from an experienced meditation and yoga instructor and there is a balanced mix between theory and practice. Breakfast and lunch will be taken care of and are organic and vegetarian.

Practical information:

Program retreat day: from 9.00 till 17.00 (flexible)
Location: In Amsterdam or arranged at your preferences if you register as a group
Group size: minimal 5 people
Your investment: €98,- (including VAT/BTW and the learning material)


The ultimate deepening of your practice

Retreat means distancing yourself. Taking time some for yourself to detach from all the busyness in your life and the rolls you fulfill there. The taking distance from all the obligations and patterns of your daily life, brings peace of mind, openness and clarity and the optimal circumstances to deepen your meditation skills.

There are lectures, healthy meals and of course lots of meditations and all of that in an nice environement and with a small group of friendly people.

Practical information:

Program: from weekend to week
Location: almost always in or close to nature
Group size: minimal 5 people
The costs are dependant on the duration and location of the retreat

Conditions for participation

Our offer is focussed on optimising the functioning of the mind and brain, so the full potential can be reached. We work from a basis of mental health towards being mentally in top shape. Meditation is also successfully applied as therapy for mental diseases. This is done under specialised care and the methods of Meditatie Amsterdam are not suited for that. Just like you visit doctor or therapist before going to the gym when you have a physical problem, first see a mental healthcare professional when you are dealing with mental diseases.

When you experience stress, fatigue or tensions in your daily life, this of course isn’t a problem for participation in our trainings. If you are diagnosed with a mental illness like depression, psychosis, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, post traumatic stress disorders or personality disorders and want to participate in one of our trainings, please let us know in advance. Together we can determine if the trainings are effective for you, or that perhaps a different approach is more advisable.

After booking a training there is the possibility of a free of charge cancellation up to a set period before the training starts. This period differs per training, see our terms and conditions for more information.


Book your training now!

I am ready to get help you towards results! Do you have a questions or specific request? Send me an email and I will see how I can adjust my offer optimally to your wishes. Roel Wilbers Meditationtrainer and author of ‘Meditation, your daily mini holiday’

Book your meditation training


Pauline (41) from Amsterdam

Public speaker

Roel’s meditation training was a great experience because of his clearly noticeable professional preparation, experience and expertise. Because of my years of meditation experience, training and retreats I can say: “Roel knows what he’s talking about and ‘walks his talk’!” I can recommend everybody that seeks guidance in meditation to go and see Roel!

Raul (28) from London

Sotware engineer

Roel is an amazing teacher, with a huge knowledge about meditation practice and always welcomes you with a smile. After meditation, we always talk about our own practice, where Roel helps giving some constructive input about it. His classes helped me a lot to understand my own mind and improve self-awareness. His trainings are totally recommendable.

Nino (23) from Amsterdam

Philosophy student

Even with the more than 1500 hours of meditation experience I already had, I found Roel’s meditation training refreshing and it gave me useful advice that I can use during my own practice. He is clear, up-to-date and to-the-point.

Iris (25) from Amsterdam

Coach & Mensendieck therapist

If you want to learn what meditation is and you don’t want to dive into the books, Roel is the one you should see. He learns you within one workshop how to get started and lets you experience with practical methods what meditation is and can do for you. Roel is a warm teacher that makes you feel comfortable from the first moment on.

Breean (34) from Amsterdam

Gyrotonic trainer & Designer

Roel’s introduction to meditation course gives a comprehensive and in depth background of the practice. The course has an organic flow, as the theory is put directly into practice. He is an extremely knowledge and approachable teacher. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested!

Simone (25) from Zurich

Physiotherapist and dancer

A workshop with Roel is not just learning about meditation, he gives you the tools to practically implementing what you learn in your life. After my first workshop my life looked different than before and it still looks different now. He has a unique way of teaching and explaining, very clear, easy to grab and approachable for the most different kind of people.

Interested to work with me?

Do you also want to benefit from all the research and experience I gathered for many years to get to the core of meditation and translate it into contemporary, accessible and practical methods to get the best out of yourself? If you would like to work with me, apply now for one of my next activities.
Beginner or more experienced, I am happy to help you on your way towards more inner peace, balance, energy, clarity and freedom of mind, with methods that can have lifechanging effects within weeks. See you soon!

Roel Wilbers – meditation trainer and author of ‘Meditation, your daily mini holiday’