Flourishing class: How to find peace in the daily hustle & bustle?

Nieuwe Herengracht 18, Amsterdam

There is so much to do. And everything is important. You can’t miss that one party. And you’ve got to finish your assignment. You want to meet up with friends. And also work on your resume. In the middle of running around, you sometimes feel exhausted. You plan on resting when it’s all finished. 

In this flourishing class (workshop), we will share ideas and creative exercises about how you can find rest in the bustle. With the insights of philosopher Marli Huijer, we discover why we struggle to find rest and we discover the importance of rhythm. We use Stephen Covey’s classic ‘seven characteristics of effective leadership’ to look at our own calendars. What is urgent and what is important? We puncture balloons, breathe and share experiences. This way rest gets a place in your life. 

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On this night:

✔️ We share questions and insights about rest

✔️ We discover why we can’t find time for rest

✔️ We check the importance of our to do’s in our calendar

✔️ We give you tools to give rest a place in your life


What can you expect?

Flourishing classes are inspiring workshops in which we discuss themes that go beyond the everyday practice. For example: life, love, relationships, friendship, career, and identity. Perhaps you sometimes ask yourself the question; what do I really think is important? Or what drives me and does that suit me? With disruptive exercises and in an experimental setting, we encourage you to think and take action. Not only do we give you the theoretical knowledge, but we also put it into practice right away and get to work actively to leave you with new insights and concrete next steps.

For who?

The activities of De Kwekerij are intended for all students and young professionals who want to flourish between the ages of 18-35, of all backgrounds, gender identities and sexual preferences. Are the prices stopping you from coming? Send an email to info@kwekerijamsterdam.nl and we will discuss what is possible! We like to think along with you. Unfortunately, De Kwekerij is not (yet) wheelchair accessible. You can attend the flourishing class online or we can find another creative solution that works for you. If you have any doubts about the accessibility of one of our events for any other reason, please send an email to info@kwekerijamsterdam.nl. We hope to meet you soon!

By who?

The flourishing classes are given by growers. Growers are people between the ages of 18 and 35 who have completed our Kwekerij School. The Kwekerij School is a one-year course in which growers learn the methodology of De Kwekerij, practice with all parts of a flourishing class, receive 360-degree feedback and familiarize themselves with the themes of De Kwekerij.

The training of the Kwekerij School is given by Guy Wijnen. Guy was trained in training by Karin de Galan (School for Training) and has over 9 years of experience as a trainer for small and large organizations. By learning the methodology and taking it into practice, the growers are prepared for giving flowering classes.


“Nice that you are encouraged to think, instructive to hear stories from others.”

“I found out that I don’t give myself a rest. That was confronting, but I now know how to work on it”

“I found the exercise where we went through our energy levels very nice and instructive”

“I have learned to listen to myself more and to open up (earlier).”