Meet cindy

Cindy, the enthusiastic owner of Seeds of Silence, welcomes everybody with open arms in her boutique guesthouse, her big dream.   Cindy’s life is now completely dedicated to awareness and guiding people to the power of their body and mind. What a difference from about 10 years ago, when Cindy was constantly busy and rushing through life. To offset all of this, she travelled to the most beautiful places in the world where she came in touch with yoga and meditation.

The vagaries of life

the right place
Together with her husband Nico, Cindy ran a successful motorbike business until a fire destroyed it in 2015. Yet, the entrepreneurial couple did not throw in the towel and a new business soon rose from the ashes.   Because of her passion for yoga, Cindy set up a yoga room in this new space where she offered classes. But in the meantime, she was itching to open her own retreat centre. It was a long search, until suddenly in 2019 Cindy stumbled upon a hidden gem in the Algarve.

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

The healing process

Cindy bought the beautiful estate in the Algarve and once again fate struck. A tick’s bite infected her brain and paralysed her. At first, there was no improvement on the horizon, no matter how hard Cindy fought. But suddenly she realised that she had to do things differently. So she chose to use the healing powers of her body and mind. She lived for 4 months, as it were, in a cocoon with only nature and silence as allies in the fight against the illness. Her body slowly healed through a combination of rest, yoga, meditation, healthy food, shamanism, and frequency therapy. This period made Cindy realise the power of silence and rest. Moments of rest and isolation are reset periods, which your body and mind enjoy intensely. Cindy’s healing process inspired her approach with Seeds of Silence. She wishes her guests to enjoy conscious me-time moments, but also nature and delicious organic food.

Various retreats

At Seeds of Silence, Cindy organises various retreats in cooperation with other therapists and health coaches. But, you can also book a solo retreat in which Cindy listens to your needs and creates a tailor-made programme for you. Inspired by Cindy’s story? Then come and visit Seeds of Silence and return reborn.

EDUCATION

  • YIN YOGA – Portugal, Spain and Hong Kong – Yinspiration
  • ENERGY WORKSHOPS – Rahul Bharti – Belgium
  • ELEMENTAL TEACHER – Portugal – Trimurti Yoga School
  • TEACHER ELEMENTAL THERAPY – Bali – Swara Yoga School
  • NUTRITION LEARNING AND MINDFULNESS – Bali – Swara Yoga School
  • HOTYOGA TEACHER – Thailand – Absolute Yoga Academy
  • AYURVEDA AND CHINESE MEDICINE COMBINED WITH YOGA – India – Trimurti Yoga School
  • NEURO LINGUINSTIC PROGRAMMING – Belgium – Happy Coach
  • RELAXATION THERAPY – Belgium – Centre Open Mind
  • REIKI – Belgium – Els Decoster
  • ERICKSONIAN HYPNOSIS – Belgium – Happy Coach
  • SJAMANIC ENERGY MEDICINE – Chile – The Four Winds (Alberto Villoldo)