Maarten has been teaching meditation and assisting people to make the journey inward for nearly fifteen years. As the founder of Spinoza, the organisation forms the pinnacle of a personal journey with plant medicine which started in 1999. With silence, music, plants and fungi he guides people toward their own natural wisdom. Maarten’s mission is to discover and utilize the enormous health potential of natural medicine and nature therapy. Apart from his work, Maarten is a proud father to Philip, Alexander and Victoria, and a dedicated husband to Anna.
Aleksandra has both a psychological academic background and a BBA degree. She brings a unique perspective, humour and professionalism to each ceremony. As a psychedelic guide and transformation coach, she helps people navigate altered states of consciousness comfortably and supports people back to personal alignment and harmony. Aleksandra has solid experience guiding people before, during and after psychedelic experiences.
After a severe accident, Hidde’s journey with psychedelics started through his own research and personal experience with the benefits of plant medicine and microdosing. This healing experience was the starting point of a new journey, leading him to work in several reputable institutions in the field of holistic care and psychedelic therapy. He believes that psychedelics can play an essential role in establishing a more holistic view on healthcare in Western society.
As a holistic guide and plant medicine practitioner, Merel’s work is dedicated toward fostering inner joy and self-connection. With her work she ultimately wants to contribute to a way of living that enriches all life on Earth, supporting biodiversity and ecosystem health. Merel also teaches yoga classes and programs in nonviolent communication.
For Marijn, working with psychedelics has been an integral part of his path in life. As both an ACT-coach at the University of Wageningen and trained mediator, he brings a depth of educational knowledge and compassionate wisdom to his guidance in ceremony. Marijn feels called to support others in reconnecting to the simplicity of being and the pure beauty of nature. He brings insight and alignment where needed, sharing his music and mantras with a beautiful voice and gentle guitar strum. At home, Marijn is a loving parent of two boys and a little girl, together with his wife Veerle.
Georg’s approach is rooted in transpersonal psychology, holding certificates in personal coaching and music therapy. He is currently completing a Master’s in Psychology, specialising in the psychedelic experience. As a multi-instrumentalist, his approach to guidance in ceremony includes an integration of music and meditation. Following his passion for music, he has performed around the world from the deserts of Burning Man to the fields of Glastonbury.