Next to new workshops, we have a campfire cirkle with music and a creative corner!
Admission to all the workshops is included in the Multi-Day or Single-Day Festival tickets. Also the entrance fee up to the age of 5 is free and from the age of 5 there is a special price offer.
Unfortunately, the festival is on the beach and therefore not accessible for visitors using a wheelchair or walking aid.
Roger SpeesIntuïtief pianist
The Flowpianist will fill the beach with magical free piano sounds that flow through his heart. The music he plays originates from pure freedom in surrender to the moment, attuned to his surroundings.
In addition, Roger will play a number of new compositions that have arisen from those free improvisations.
With the music that Roger opens up, he brings a piece of heaven on earth. That is his mission. Lie down and let yourself be carried away on this magical piano tour.
Recycle jewelry workshop for kidsCoöperatie Eva
Old materials that you would otherwise throw away – a broken zipper, old magazines – you can use them fine to make unique jewelry of it: necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc. Old magazines can be rolled up into colorful paper beads.
You can make a chain of a zipper, bottle caps you can paint and make earrings of it, and so on. Do you join our workshops on the beach? For children and adults.
Mantra circleSumaya Femke
Thoughts silence us and make way for contact with your feeling and your body. Singing mantras and Spirit Songs help you to come home in yourself and to feel connected to the world.
Sumaya Femke takes you on a ‘world tour’ through existing and own written mantras and songs in different languages, from various corners. She invites you to make your authentic voice sound. One moment we sing joyfully, expressively. Silent or slow at other times. In between, we are quiet. Our singing then has space to sound.
Move, breathe & dive in!Janneke Krijgsman
Janneke would like to let you experience how you can pay full attention to what you do.
She gives the ultimate yoga workshop at sea: a guided meditation, followed by gentle flow yoga, breath work, and as icing on the cake; a dive in the North Sea. And all that in full presence and: in silence.
Experience the healing effects of Yoga, Meditation and the salty sea on your skin. A combination of Vinyasa Yoga, meditation and mindful swimming. A recipe for a big smile afterwards.
Drumcircle for kidsNathalie Ruigrok
Will you join the drum circle? You participate in one of the oldest rituals of the Indians in North America and South America. You play with a stick on a round, flat shaman drum. By playing together you feel the connection with yourself, with each other, with the earth, with the plants and with the animals.
What do you want to play for? If you feel like it, you are involved. The power of the drum spreads and reinforces your wish.
Our ability to make choices that align us with our co-creative forces are not just from our brain, but rather from the core of our being – from the intelligence of our hearts. The solution is therefore to develop the intelligence of the heart. And letting our lives lead more with the connection with the heart. Our history forms our collective memory in which we can find the future again on its own.
Experience how you can gain more intuition with science-based techniques and reduce feelings such as overload, anxiety and insecurity. Where you learn what the connection is between heart, brain and body. In this workshop you will witness a real-time demonstration of biological communication in the heart-brain connection.
Mark Indigo brings music straight from the heart.
The sounds of his handpan, didgeridoo, guitar, voice and percussion will lift your spirits up and put your feet back on the ground at the same time.
Music made for listening, dancing, recognizing, remembering what you already are and – connecting.
The Sonic Sensory ExperienceZvov Sensory
We invite you to come on a trip with us, to the far unknown lands of consciousness, feelings and imagination. It is not a typical meditation class neither a meditative concert, it is more of a sound journey portraying the beautiful intersection of performance art, communication and relaxation. In a world full of visual information we ask you to close your eyes and for a moment, to simply listen.
Blindfolded, you will enter a universe of sounds, smells and sensations, surrounding you with new and familiar memories. Once denied from vision, your body and mind are set free from expectations and conventions, so you’re free to travel… where? That’s up to you. The musical string instruments – Viola, Cello and Bass create a sonic experience that will carry you through endless landscapes and tails.
Pop-up collegeUniversiteit Leiden
Typically Hague environmental problems: where do you experience problems as a resident of The Hague? And what do we do about it?
The Hague has set high sustainability ambitions in the brand new board agreement. Towering ambitions, which sometimes raise questions. ‘Climate-neutral in 2030’ for example, is that actually possible? And what does that mean for the daily experience of the Hague citizen? In this pop-up lecture we discuss some environmental problems in The Hague. And we look at the politics of The Hague whether it fits in with its sustainability policy.
Benjamin Sprecher, researcher in environmental sciences at Leiden University, will take you into the world of environmental issues in The Hague. He talks about the research he is doing, together with students, in the city. And how this research helps you to keep The Hague a fantastic city.
Dao Lu: the natural wayMind your move
Dao Lu is a fusion of the martial arts Tai Chi and Lu Kung Fu and the meditation form in movement Chi Kung. The purpose of the workshop is to gain an experience of how the principle of ‘relaxation’ works in martial art and how adequate training can lead to resilience of body and mind.
The workshop will consist of 3 parts. We start with Chi Kung as meditation in motion. Then we give it a function with Tai Chi movements that counts as an attack or defense. In the last part of the workshop we do partner exercises from Push Hands in which we do a single application.
Each season has its own types of plants, berries and mushrooms, scents, colors & flavors. Wildlife plucking makes you more aware of your surroundings and the changing nature around you.
Bosbaas takes you on a walk in the dunes and teaches you everything about eatable & useful wild plants. And what you can do with it. You’ll be amazed how much edible is available in nature.
Masque walks the path of sufi and puts the electronic and digital sounds together with hand-made instruments in order to create universal language, the experience of diving into a mystic journey of one-self. East and west, ancient and modern meets in the music of Masque. The illusion of separation burns away and the reality of union remains.
“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art”
Skeletief is a collective of 20 musicians! They met each other at a campfire one night at the Oerol festival.
Exclusively for the Footprint festival we made a selection of their 5 musicians. They will bring you a tribal atmosphere and will preform music that will come up spontaneously.
It all depends on the weather, the atmosphere that the guests will bring, the beautiful place; the beach and the sea, and the musicians themselves which will lead to a big surprise. A lounge ambiance…, a dancing tune, funny songs, who knows? It is all in the moment and you can be a part of it.
Contact tripSander van der Eijk
Only in contact with others we do make sustainable growth and personal development. Because people are social animals. We don’t just need each other, it is also in our nature. That is how we grow. With a small shift in our attention we have much more to others and to ourselves. ‘Grow Different’ organizes and facilitates open contact and real meetings. Grow together and grow in diversity. For individuals, groups, projects and organizations. Because we need each other, especially in the major social, economic and ecological challenges we face together.
Sander takes you through a contact trip of one and a half hours. See each other, become curious about each other, meet and share the value of contact. In this way you’ll experience that we are social animals: open, curious, willing and social. No better way to grow in contact with the other festival visitors.
Cuttings exchangeRick Hekman
Rick Hekman organizes ‘Cuttings Exchange’ events. It is an event where exchanging cuttings, meeting each other and sharing knowledge about plants is central. Every month it takes place at another special place in The Hague. Rick asks to bring cuttings with root formation. This way the chance of survival is greater. Because it would be a shame if someone exchanged and the cuttings died a few days later.
What can you come to exchange? Cuttings (of plants), seedlings, seeds, flower bulbs, books, knowledge, experiences & tips.
You don’t have to exchange any cuttings, plants (supplies) or anything else? Then you can also exchange cuttings for money. Buy a cut from one of the exchangers for € 2,- half of which goes to the exchange, the other half is a donation to ‘Cuttings Exchange’. And what’s left, everyone can just take it home again.
Meditation at the beachChris den Daas
Experience how wonderful it can be to meditate in the open air, in nature. A guided meditation session involves a multitude of techniques and can also include shamanistic elements.
Sometimes it is a silence meditation, sometimes the emphasis is placed on ground exercises, sometimes a connection is sought with a power station or chakras are activated.
Chris den Daas takes you on a journey of inspiration through the energy of the moment.
Your ecological footprintCasimir ten Have
Casimir is a geographer with a specific interest in sustainability. He has been active in various political organizations and ‘grassroots’ movements. This workshop is about the earth as a global system and the footprint we make in it. We look at different aspects of the system and how these relate. For example how the economic system of society can be integrated with the natural system of the earth. Of course, looking at how everything is connected is not enough to bring any change.
We will look at which habits cause our footprint and which social constructions continue these habits. We also do the footprint test. This will show us how we are overconsuming. We look at what moves us to do this and what we can do to change our behavior. But also how we as a collective can change our behavior.
Yin-Yang yogaLana Donse
Filled with enthusiasm and passion, Lana shares the wisdom of yoga with you. In her lessons she integrates the whole of breathing, movement and mindset. You move through a gentle but at the same time challenging flow, where you remain aware of what you feel in your body and your breath.
The lessons are suitable for all levels; there is room for personal attention. Lana likes to help you on your way in your personal development in yoga. She invites you to listen to your own body and your heart and from there to do what you need to find balance.
Sumaya Femke and AlessandroArtiesten
Sumaya Femke (NL) and Alessandro (IT) bring their passion for music on stage in a mix of electronic and acoustic sounds. Alessandro plays the piano and combines it with the power of beats and various effects. Sumaya Femke ‘flies’ over the beats, to invite you to the primordial depth at the next moment.
An unpredictable voice with a wide palette of colors that fits well with the sounds of Alessandro. The result is a unique mix of fusion, electro and pop that can be calm and peaceful, but also firm and energetic!
Off-grid workshopNiels Baloe
In this workshop self-sufficient off-grid Strohplatz gives a short version of the day course of the same name, with as much explanation as possible about heat, water, energy and toilet in a sustainable way as possible. This is important when building a tiny house and in a renovation if you want to make a house as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible.
The teacher Niels Baloe once decided to live as self-sufficient as possible, and that started with buying a derelict plot in Germany (see strohplatz.com). After years of gaining knowledge and practical experience about all kinds of self-sufficiency aspects, and after living in a camper for a year, he shares all this knowledge in this course. You are welcome for knowledge about solar boilers, solar panels, helophyte filters, compost toilets, ecological insulation material, rainwater collection, water filtering and more.
Laura AiyanaSinging and music
From a love of the magic of music and the desire to share experiences in togetherness, Laura Aiyana acts as a singer-songwriter and accompanies various spiritual music gatherings.
Laura uses texts from various cultures, such as Native American music, Indian mantras and African music and combines this with own English texts to create ‘heartsongs’, dedicated to universal love and unity. ‘Yeha Noha’, ‘Blessed Be’ and ‘Dounia’ are the most famous songs.
Laura: “Actual life means witnessing all the experiences and phenomena that occur. Music ignores the person, thoughts and emotions. It allows us to be present in all vulnerability in the present moment, it brings us home. One of my favorite quotes from Rumi is: “Only from the heart you can touch the sky”. What beautiful is truth. I love to meet you up there! “
The music of DJ Yarun is a mix of electronic music mixed with Shamanic, Tribal and Oriental sounds. Subtle and sultry melodies , strong and eartly strokes, and rhythms that make your body dance. To quiet your mind and to expand your energy.
In recent years Odessa and Club Lite have been his home base in Amsterdam. Where he also has played at Ecstatic dance parties, such as The Chocolate Club, Tantric Dance and Shine Groningen. At the moment he is house DJ of Ecstatic Dance Utrecht and Ecstatic Dance Odessa.
Fire circle with musiciansCasimir, Debby, Eline en Sumaya Femke
Such a first meeting of different musicians who do not know each other, is often a special meeting. On one of the evenings during the Footprint festival we set up the fire circle. Different musicians will accompany the music with each other. Want to sing, dance, play music or dream away in the fire, feel free.
Together we make it a very magical evening, in which we can travel through the sounds and rhythms of these primal frequencies that resonate with the heartbeat of the sea.
Sustainable coaching in the dunesJoey Velberg
We all know that sustainability is important. Nevertheless, we are do always able to practice a sustainable lifestyle. Because what exactly is that? And how can I make sure that I can do something for the planet without sacrificing the things that I like?
During this workshop Joey will take you to the psychology behind (sustainable) behavior. In an open conversation he lets you discover techniques that inspire you to change your life with yje help of coaching techniques. He gives you the tools to make steps in the field of sustainability in a simple and effective way. Let go, stay connected and go for Sustainable in the Dunes!
Family acroyogaColins Ouma & Marieke de Bruin
Connection between parent and child. By moving, playing and meditating together, a close bond arises, where pleasure is just as important as seeking peace and caring for each other.
Stretch, massage and learn how to fly safely! Create togetherness and trust in a playful way. This workshop is for children.
ShiatsuNick van 't End
In these workshops the principles of Shiatsu are discussed, you come into contact with ‘Traditional Chinese Medicine’ according to the 5 elements and important points for self-healing. You learn basic postures to properly treat the front and back of the body. You learn to massage from a relaxed position , where the movement and the pressing is given from the hara (belly area), the center of your body. We initiate the flow of ki (energy) in the body and activate the self-healing ability of the body.
During the workshop you learn to apply a number of important acupressure points to yourself and another person. These important points can be applied in daily life. The workshop will help to ground, relax from your head, get ki (energy) started / flow, make contact with your body and calm your mind, come into your center (hara), come home in your body and therefore experience safety and strength.
Impact of your mind on your lifeArt of Living
‘Art of living’ is a philosophy to life live to the fullest. It is more a movement than an organization. The core values are to find peace in yourself and to promote solidarity between people regardless of different cultures, traditions , religions and nationalities; to remind us that we all have the same goal: to lift human life to a higher level.
This workshop gives a preview of the 3-day Happiness Program, given in 152 countries.
Do you know that your mind is decisive for the quality of your life? How does your mind work? And how can you positively influence your mind? Learn 2 breathing exercises. Bonus: Guided meditation.
DJ Polyesta creates a party with Global Beats and Ethno House. Polyesta is known for her World Music and Balkan Beats sets, but due to her love for electronic music she really enjoys beatings with ethnic music in a funky feel-good mix.
She has played at various festivals, clubs and parties. Including: Lowlands, Shoeless Open Air, Amsterdam Dance Event, Magnet Festival, Mysteryland, Everything is There, Amsterdam Roots Festival, Berlin Film Festival and Landjuweel Festival. Paradiso, Club Lite, Melkweg, Hotel Arena, Tropen Theater, Ruigoord, De Toren, Noorderlicht, Little Buhdda, Nomads and many others in Amsterdam.
Ecstatic dance The HagueDance events Den Haag
A free dance form, introduced by a short workshop and supported by a DJ, that takes you on a varied dance trip.
To complete this experience, we dance barefoot, there is no talking and drinking alcohol or cameras allowed on the dance floor.
So that you feel completely free in your dance, in connection with yourself or with someone else.
ComfortzoneLikeu2.com - Marco Kool
In a safe setting, you will investigate your comfort zone and get out slowly. During this workshop you challenge yourself to do things that you would do normally less quickly in contact with people you do not know. It’s a playful experience to slowly leave your comfort zone in the way that suits you.
Marco gives this workshop on the basis of various elements from neuroplasticity, improvisation theater and eye contact! It promises to be an inspiring and liberating workshop.
Dance workshopJethro Obadja Rhajaan
‘Contemporary Breaking’ is a fusion of modern dance and breakdance in a playful jacket. It’s a smooth dance that involves the whole body and where groundwork is the basis.
There are movements of yoga, acrobatics and tai chi in and the dance is a subtle, yet powerful workout for your whole body! Jethro started dancing in 1998 and teaches at all levels for more than 14 years.
The Hague DJ Blok is a group of novice (and more familiar) DJs, who get everyone dancing through their playful mix and varied music style.
From tribal to funk, from electro to balkan. Sometimes with a single hit, usually surprisingly new and fresh. From a relaxed background music to pounding beats.
Djina wants to give you a new experience and that without alcohol, drugs or other follies. During a breath session you will sit or lie down and you will be guided to get the maximum out of your breathing. You feel relaxed, present and free from stress after a breathing session.
Some describe breathwork as a ‘natural high’. Join us and discover what the magic of your breath can do to you.
Meditation in relationshipsEvert van As
Learn the fundamentals of authentic contact and social freedom. By means of ‘Authentic Relating’ exercises you learn step by step to experience more freedom, convenience and deepening in your relationships with others. You will see through unconscious patterns in your relationships and gain insight into where you still do not feel completely free. You learn to be completely yourself and to support and inspire others to be authentic themselves.
Through more than twenty years of intensive study and development, Evert has a clarity that enables him to quickly see the ‘heart of the matter’. His life is all about healing and liberation.
Science4Kids is an initiative of professional volunteers , scientists, sponsors, companies, schools and institutions that together underline and develop the importance of science, technology and technology education. Together with a social vision.
They give inspiring lessons where the passion splashes. With current tech themes and modern teaching materials. In the age of 4 – 14 years they lay the foundation for the feeling that technology is beautiful and interesting. Whether it’s robots orself-driving cars , getting acquainted with programming, making video clips, making games. Something for everyone and parents are also welcome in class.
Soundbath contemporary young peopleMuzikind - Eline van der Linden
Eline is a music therapist by profession and has her own practice for music therapy. She is specialized in working with singing bowls and, in addition to treatments, also offers various workshops with combinations of music, dance, meditation and yoga. She developed an entirely new method to work with singing bowls on the basis of fifths circle, zodiac signs, 12 sings, elements, chakras and planets. During her sound baths she works with the sounds that belong to the constellation of that moment.
The singing bowls have the wonderful quality that they sound different to everyone and thus show exactly how things are going with someone. During a sound bath, the entire group can be heard in the bowls, which allows Eline to adjust the sound bath in the moment to what is needed. The sounds invite you to listen to your body; what lives there and how you can get in touch with it. The harmonizing effect of the sounds helps to experience deep relaxation and create a new balance.
Meditation workshopNikky Spiritual Bloom
Nikky gives a meditation workshop in which you make a trip to make contact with your true self. We try to make a deeper awareness and contact with who you really are. On the way we connect with Mother Earth and the Universe and meet different helpers who assist you in your journey. And you might discover the key that wakes you up your secret code and how you can activate this code……
Do you believe that there is more between heaven and earth? And are you actually curious what else is there?
Have you ever wondered what your goal is in life? Would you like to know how you can flirt with life?
Would you like to learn how to make more contact with yourself and your own intuition? Or do you simply need help to get yourself out of a funk?
Manifest with the power of your imaginationNamasté Café - Ira Nagel
The power of your imagination is a super power. Many people just do not know this yet. And that’s a good thing too, because imagine that you imagine something that would immediately become reality. If we persevere and feel a deep desire, then we draw the desired event from the fourth dimension through aan energetic ‘crust’ to our reality. With this information we can use the information to consciously create our lives.
During this workshop you will gain more insight into how your subconscious mind works and you learn more about the power of your imagination. We will also do some exercises and give you a formula , a step-by-step plan to create more consciously with the power of imagination.
AcroyogaColins Ouma & Marieke de Bruin
Playing airplane with two people. A wonderful workout, good for a strong ‘core’ and ‘back’. And a challenge in touch, trust and teamwork. Acroyoga is for everyone and with everyone. As a flyer you are lifted by the base and you can take on all kinds of different dynamic and acrobatic positions. It feels so free to be ‘flown’ as a flyer!
The workshop will be supervised by Colins & Marieke!
From Source to SeaTransitie Cinema
Transitie Cinema is a guest at the Footprint festival. They have a large audience every month in the Nutshuis in The Hague. Here they show a documentary with meaning in a cinema setting. With the aim to inform people and raise awareness about issues such as transition and sustainability.
This time they do this withwith the film ‘From source to sea’ by Merijn Tinga, better known as The Plastic Soup Surfer. He has been campaigning for years to reduce the amount of plastic in the world. The film by director Eelke Dekker is about more than plastic waste. It is an expedition and a search for knowledge; a development during the sinking of 1,200 kilometers of Rhine on a surfboard made of plastic waste.
It is also about more than the setbacks of the Plastic Soup Surfer on the way. Merijn Tinga is working on raising awareness about plastic pollution.
Wheel of ConsentKERN - Eline van Rijn
Contact, we have it daily. We enjoy it, long for it and we struggle with it. It seems so obvious, but yet it isn’t least of all. Because if you do what you have always done, you will experience what you have always experienced. In this workshop we play with doing things differently than we have always done.
What happens if we consciously deal with distance, proximity, give, take, receive and allow? What kind of experiences will we get? And what does that do to you personally? Take it with you in the ‘Wheel of Consent’!