We work with a team of experienced and committed guides, who provide safety and loving support.

Tanja Faber

Tanja Faber

Loving, Warm & Dedicated

Together with her husband Lars, Tanja is the founder of the Sacred Voyage. Tanja specializes in heart dancing and women’s work.
Tanja is the driving force behind the scenes at the Sacred Voyage: (organizing, administration).
She and Lars are the parents of two sons.
Tanja has a rich background in the field of personal development: Focusing, Voice-dialogue, Tantra, Intuitive development and Biodanza.

Lars Faber

Lars Faber

Experienced, Sensitive & Wise

Lars is the founder of the Sacred Voyage, a pioneer as well as a visionair. He is a true musician and lover of music. Lars is a very experienced Voyager through different dimensions and altered states of consciousness. That makes him a reliable and experienced guide in as well the light as the dark dimensions. Lars has a background in Human Resource Management and is a certified Voice-dialogue facilitator. He has a rich background in the field of personal development.

Géke Dijkstra

Géke Dijkstra

Sparkling, Warm & Grounded

Géke is leading the international branch of the Sacred Voyage. She is also leading the international healing weekends with Ayahuasca. She loves how the combination of sharing, heart dancing and breath work together with the healing power of the medicine plants, connects people from all kinds of nationalities and all over the world.
Géke has a rich background in Clinical Psychology, Transpersonal Therapy, Voice Dialogue, Tantra and Women’s work.

Stephen Monné

Stephen Monné

Present & Unconditional

Leading healing weekends.

In daily life Stephen is a dedicated breathworker and voice coach, and guides people in their search of the meaning of life. He has undertaken many inner journeys and is familiar with the different settings. In the Netherlands he is a ceremony leader for the Dutch branche of de Gewijde Reis. He also feels very passionate and loves to guide the international group of people joining the Sacred Voyage. Stephen once had his own translation company but made a complete turnaround some time ago. Travellers describe him as being compassionate and caring, clear, strong presence and grounded.

Celine Groenestein

Celine Groenestein

Anchor & Present

Leading Iboga Ceremonies.

Celine (Reliba= Bwiti name) was adopted as a child which led her to a long search to (re)find herself.
She has experienced a lot inside and outside of the Sacred Voyage and made long lived wishes come true by drinking Ayahuasca with the Shipibo shamans in Peru and and by being initiated in the Bwiti (Iboga) tradition in Gabon.
Celine is a yoga teacher and has experience with different layers of (deep) consciousness, and interest for breath and bodywork.
Celine also organizes the Shamanic Events where she works together with different shamans and traditions like the Toad, Peyote and Ayahuasca.

Bert Kwakernaak

Bert Kwakernaak

Open presence & Warm

Leading healing weekends and individual ceremonies.

Bert is guiding people with his open and great heart and makes sincere connections from the heart. He lives in the middle of the Woods in the eastern part of Holland. He really likes nature, his own freedom, and is walking his own path. Discovering life and being authentic are important life themes. Bert has a life long experience in body-oriented activities such as sports, dance, massage and tantra. As a father of four sons he is very aware of ‘being a man’. Recently he has visited the Shipibo Indians twice in Peru to experience ayahuasca in her purest form. His playful presence, openness and positive attitude makes him a fine ceremony leader. Participants experience him as warm-hearted, powerful and really seen by him.

Miriam Klein

Miriam Klein

Warm & Loving

Leading individual ceremonies and healing weekends.

Miriam is called bij travellers as a warm, loving and gentle woman.
She is a real people’s person, and she wants to grow in this life as a conscious human being/ conscious woman. She has a private practice for massage and energy treatments including Quantum Touch. She guides individual ceremonies and healing weekends, national and international. She is the proud mother of two adult sons. Dancing, photography, reading and gardening are her passionate hobbies. She has traveled a lot around the world, visited many countries, and experienced the beauty of other cultures and nature. In recent years she has been traveling closer to home and especially the inward journey.

Rob Hulscher

Rob Hulscher

Loving & Strong

Leading healing weekends and individual ceremonies.

Rob is giving private ceremonies as well as leading healing weekends of the Sacred Voyage. He was healed from a heart disease during an Ayahuasca ceremony. After that happening he dedicated a great part of his live on working with the plant teachers Ayahuasca and San Pedro. He loves to work with scientific- and shamanic technics to create a real “mind shift’’ for maximum healing power.
Rob has a rich background in Emotional Freedom Technic, Avatar, certified hypnotic therapy, and Psychology.

Joannie van Rijswijk

Joannie van Rijswijk

Sensitive & Pure

Leading individual ceremonies and healing weekends.

Joannie is highly sensitive which makes it very natural for her to tune in to the energy of the field and to work together with the energy of the medicine plant. With her hands she is able to guide people through difficult stages in their journey. She has her own practice as a coach and trainer in which she guides people on the path of reconnecting with their true essence. She is also trained in working with family constellations.

Frans Boelen

Frans Boelen

Warm & Grounded

Leading individual ceremonies.
Frans can easily comfort you with his calmness and sense of humor. Voyagers perceive him as a father figure, a strong tree, and rock. He is present without using many words and has a big heart.
Frans has a lot of experience with bodywork and breath work

Nienke Kanngiesser

Nienke Kanngiesser

Sensitive & Strong

Leading healing weekends.

Nienke joined The Sacred Voyage in 2013 and currently she is a ceremonial leader of the healing weekends and Goddess Weekends (to embody the goddess) .
Next to this she owns her own practice where she is a coach for guiding adults and children on their path of self-awareness. She loves to dance and she created ‘Dance Your Inner Goddess’ and is she creating a path to especially work with healing of (young) woman.
Through the years she realized that the love and sensitivity she carries in her heart combined with the fire and strength in her made her the woman she is and wants to be. Further she has a great love for this world, for mother nature, for animals and she believes that ‘Walk your talk’ is a powerful tool to live and remember.

Twannie van Weerde

Twannie van Weerde

Down to earth & Relaxed

Leading healing weekends.

After Years of working in business Twannie found out that following his heart was the next step.
He became a youthcare worker.
His sincere and empathetic way of being, makes people feel comfy and safe.
Twannie goes as a volunteer on holiday with mental disabled people.
Leading ayahuasca and sweat lodge ceremonies has given him back his feeling of existence, which was life- changing for him.
He would like to share this with you!

Anita Buschgens

Anita Buschgens

Loving & Feminine

Leading individual ceremonies.

Anita is a adventurous woman; an epicurean who sees and hears and has seen a lot. Besides her daily work, she gives intuitive massages and coaches people. Travelers experience her as soft and feminine. And powerful and down to earth at the same time. She has a deep connection with nature; her home between forests and the animals provide a peaceful environment for individual journeys. Her interests are the I Ching and shamanism and everything that has to do with harmony and balance. A shaman of the 21st century.

Lennart Huis in t Veld

Lennart Huis in t Veld

Strong & Present

Leading individual ceremonies and healing weekends.

Lennart is like the silent power of the wind: don’t underestimate him. Grounded in essence, he guides people on a soul-level, without many words and from deep knowing. Kids loves him and intuitively feel his Lionheart – where his name stands for. Strongly connected to the sweatlodge ritual where he - inside the sweatlodge as leader or outside the sweatlodge as firekeeper - brings safety, space and warmth. As a ceremonial leader he brings calmness and trust. Participants experience him as calm, authentic, warm and down to earth.



Judith van den Heuvel

Judith van den Heuvel

Sensitive & Strong

Leading healing weekends and individual ceremonies.

Deeply grateful for what the medicine plant Ayahuasca has given her Judith accompanies with heart and soul the awakening-proces of other people to their true essence.
In her youth she felt very unsafe and unwelcome, among other things due to sexual abuse and emotional neglect. Because of this she could not be present in her body, closed off from her feelings, fledding into her fantasy world. Because of her intense search for Self and Truth and to face all layers, she is able to guide and support people in their most profound processes. Because of her sensitivity, loving heart and healing hands she can well empathize intuitively where someone is and what someone needs.
Her love for dance, sing, sound, ritual, nature, children and animals gives her a lot of inspiration and vitality. In her practice she gives healing / massage, womb healings, cell awareness activations and woman circles. These many years of gathering knowledge and wisdom she passes by in her individual and group ceremonies.

Renee Grooters

Renee Grooters

Joyful and Sweet

Organizing retreats to the Shipibo Shamans in the Peruvian Amazone.

By learning to rely on this great loving Universe and each time again, following the call of her Soul, Renée has a pretty interesting and varied life so far. Her three children, her husband, her animals, her intense connection to (her) nature, the joyful life, but also the deep sorrow and pain she has experienced in her life, have all contributed to the wonderful, authentic free person she is today. Looking back on her turbulent life, she recognizes the steps that this Universe had in mind for her, all in preparation for the work she is doing now with the loving, wise Amazonian Medicine Plants and their egoless, powerful Medicine men and woman, the Shipibo Shamans. Renée is following the amazing Medicine path, feeling gratitude and blessed, living one half of the year in the Netherlands with her family and the other half with the Shipibo Maestro’s in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest, on their holy ground, without any electricity or running water, their where Mother Ayahuasca and all her helpers have their roots. Renée is an experienced guide and facilitator. In the Netherlands, she guides healing weekends and for Peru she organizes and facilitates the 14 day Ayahuasca retreats, working closely together with- and under the traditional know-how of the great Shipibo Shamans, providing a safe and beautiful experience for the participants.

Anouk Smit

Anouk Smit

Big hearted & Joyful

Leading individual ceremonies.

Anouk lives surrounded by nature, between forests and heathlands, where she feels completely at home. Her life theme was separation anxiety and after many ‘failed’ relationships and a long path of self development she healed this painful piece years ago. Ayahuasca has been an important element within this healing process. Her spontaneity and authenticity make that people love to be in her presence. She has great empathy and an open personality. Anouk guides individually and in groups.
In addition, she treats people, dogs and horses from a holistic vision including Bowen therapy and therapeutic grade essential oils. She lives with her dog Taka which she has rescued from a life on a chain in Romania.

Bas Janssen

Bas Janssen

Energetic & Easy going

Leading individual ceremonies.

Bas has extensive experience in exploring different states of consciousness and passes the gift of the medicine plants with great compassion. He brings in his lifetime development in chi gong, tai chi and martial arts combined with his shamanic know-how to guide the traveller through their deepest fears. Meditation insight and craniosacrale therapy contributes to ease and improve long term quality of life that will shine upon all endlessly, so he desires.

Andre Straathof

Andre Straathof

Gentle and Dedicated

Andre has had his own company, growing flowers, for over 15 years. He worked very hard and was successful but inside he felt empty. This emptiness led him to the road of self-discovery.
His heart lit up when he came into contact with the Sacred Voyage. Drinking Ayahuasca has opened his heart.
Shamanism and Clarity also brought him a lot on his path.
Andre is following a training to become an energy coach and he follows the path of the Paqo’s.
Andre likes to dive in deep with people.
He is gentle and very involved with participants.

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