Make Kin

The Retreat

Connect your inner child & parent

A journey through your past, present & future

Will I be a good parent? If you are thinking about starting your own family, maybe this question has crossed your mind. And this is a good sign. It means that you are seriously considering the wellbeing of your future child. Let’s answer this question together. 

What will you discover?

In this 7 days retreat we will guide you through the process of:

  • understanding yourself better
  • looking at your traumas
  • finding out what kind of parent or caregiver you want to be

How we work

The rehearsals are the heart of our retreat. For two hours each day, you will experience firsthand what it is like to be a child in one of its five stages of development. You will be guided by us and cared for by your partner(s). And so that everyone has the same experience, roles will be reversed throughout the day. 

During the rehearsals, you will experience what it means to be dependent on your caregiver. And how important intimacy is for your well-being. You will slowly discover your own autonomy and learn to recognize and share your needs. You will think about your future and dream about what you could be when you grow up.  Also in the caregiver position, we want to focus your attention on your compassion. Not only for the person in your care but also for yourself. Perfection is not an option as we are all human and make and will make mistakes. This method will awaken a lot in you, which is why it is combined with conversation sessions and writing practices.


Every day we come together as a group and share our experiences and insights. As a community we always seem stronger and wiser than we can ever be alone. The experiences of the other participants help us reflect on aspects that otherwise would not have crossed our minds.

Each day is accompanied by writing exercises that help structure everything you experience and feel. They consist of questions that help you bring together your own childhood experiences, the insights from the daily rehearsals and your wishes for the future.

The Resort

Nestled in the hilly and wooded beauty of the Taunus Nature Park, the seminar house is located above a small village and offers a breathtaking view of the valley and nature and invites to hours of hiking and excursions. It is a place of tranquility and unity that invites people to grow privately and professionally through lively learning.