Laden Evenementen



  • FIRST 2 DAYS: From Olbia transfer into the spectacular Sardinian Barbagia-region to begin your journey. The first two days are spent in the heart of the ancient mask culture of Sardegna. In this region the locals can live to over 100 years old, surrounding themselves with all the energy and serenity that create longevity. It’s one of the famous pagan carnival villages on Sardinia. The name Mamoiada sounds like a lament, doesn’t it?
  • SECOND 2 DAYS: These days we will join the exclusive pilgrimage to Hobbit-like dwellings. The physical and mental challenges we face in life are represented by the walk to this remote mountain village. You will have an exclusive and rare opportunity to be in wild nature with a
    trusted guide – immersed in nature. You will learn how local people live longer, embracing choices that symbolise a long life. You will feel, think, choose and build confidence in yourself. Extra pure nature and richly rugged, to be mesmerised by the honesty of real Sardinia.
    You will be rewarded with a good night’s sleep in the traditional hobbit-like dwellings. You will be provided with everything you need to spend time reflecting on your passage of self-acceptance. Here in the remote areas of the ancient mountains, far from luxury and away from your comfort zone, you will experience the simplicity of your own transformation in the safety of the fellowship. The rugged, rustic and real beauty of this exclusive location is memorable and makes a lasting impression on all visitors.

    Using your brains too: the organ that is built to change in response to experience. So you will learn:
    • States of mind, if we measure the amount of challenge people experience and the amount of skills they feel they have at that moment (anxiety, worry, apathy, boredom, relaxation, arousal, control and flow)
    • Conditions and triggers, that help to bring the optimal mindset, when person feels his best and performs his best;
    • techniques to strengthen growth mind set;
    • reaching deep focus – totally be absorbed in their actions and tasks;
    • getting comfortable with challenges;
    • taking educated risks;
    • performing in high consequences environment.
    This is a most valuable occasion of the week, despite its simple appearance.

  • FINAL 2 DAYS: Deepening the creation of your new identity and connecting with your soul, you will draft a soul contract. You will be making a new ‘mask’ immersed in yet another famous Sardinian mask village. Sharing your new mask with the tribe, safe in fellowship and forming meaningful connections for life – a life worth living. The “Activation Ceremony” is the completion of your transformational experience – feeling courageous, confident and connected.
  • DEPARTURE DAY: Completing your transformational experience feeling courageous, confident and connected.


Join this meaningful 6-day journey to unmask your true identity to reveal your soul. Explore the beautiful island of Sardinia where you can leave your past behind you, being guided and supported in a transformation – connecting your heart to awaken the divinity within.

Your energy will be channelled from your deep past, into being more present to heal any emotional or psychological suffering you may have struggled with. You will be sharing this unique experience with a small fellowship of like-minded men, understanding the importance of truthfulness.

Your transformation begins with a truthful reflection into what has come to define you and your past. You will be creating a physical representation of your past, which will be used in the ceremonial completion process – a “Healing Ceremony”. Your past will be returned to ashes as you heal your emotional wound.

The healing transformation continues as you unmask your new identity – revealing the truth of who you really are. Sharing the enjoyment of creating your new identity includes investing time to reflect and channel your energy into preparing to integrate your soul into the core of
who you wish to become. During the “Acceptance Ceremony” you will discover a passage to embrace your uniqueness and ignite your soulfire.

The final part of your transformation happens during the powerful “Activation Ceremony”. The fellowship gathers in a sacred moment of alchemy, where you reunite with your individual essence. Standing together in celebration and acceptance of self – converging and activating who you are to liberate your soul.

Only come on this transformational journey if you have courage to let go of your past, and if you want more confidence to create the new. You will be released from the burden of your past, to connect with the joy of what your heart and soul desires – an eternal harmony.

Sardegna offers an abundance of unique villages and sacred locations known by few. The serenity and natural beauty will surround you with nature, travelling together in one fellowship of truth to replenish your soul. During the retreat you will be optimising your mindset and
developing your resilience to resolve your past. The healing experience rekindles your connection with your essence. The acceptance of self will renew you with joy and ignite your soulfire.

The retreat language is English, but coaches also speak Italian and Dutch.


Adventurous? Yes, and safe. You will be in the safety of a secure group in all circumstances. When you do challenging things like the Pilgrimage to the Hobbit like dwellings, you will be in a purest of Sardinian pristine mountain environment. You will be taken to exclusive locations that are sacred, to experience a rare opportunity to experience new perspectives on yourself – building courage to go under the surface. Like one of us is about to go here.

You will learn about the links between a long and happy life during your adventure, surrounded by nature as you visit two authentic Sardinian villages. Steeped in ancient history and unique culture there is much wisdom to be gained, as you will be immersed in the heart
of the Blue Zone: a wise and safe setting to start nurturing a healthy true identity.

The first village we stay (around) for the first 2 days has masks like the one on the far left: all the same, they walk in line, robotlike, coping, being driven by someone with a lassoo. Not individuals. The best symbolical place to realize the mask conceiling own true identity, own heart and soul. It’s one of the famous pagan carnival villages on Sardinia. The name Mamoiada sounds like a lament, doesn’t it?

Walking to the peak experience – the Fellowship of the Unmasked – we encounter water, flow, flow, flows. Nature requires action, energy, practical steps, not in a straight line, but somewhat bending around obstacles, safely, tested, inspiring, energizing. We will have gained confidence for the scenic but temporarily demanding trail up to the beautiful and sacred path guided by our mountain leader. Physical, mental, you’ll be ready, kept safe and helped by experienced coaches.

You will learn about the traditional carnival where the locals challenge authority, choosing self-determination in a slightly rebellious but authentic way! You will also visit places of outstanding natural beauty, including prehistorical locations with rich metaphors not found anywhere else in the world. A totally unique experience.

The places where you will stay are perfect for your transformation – full of authenticity and local magic. With great atmospheres each location connects you to original, pure and rich simplicity.

Our guide (left) for the exclusive pilgrimage to the sacred mountainous area. You will discover how the older Sardinians keep so fresh at super high age (100 years+) and what can keep you fresh, vibrant and youthful too. All your guides are over 50 and put wise traditional knowledge into practical use, not only in these pristine surroundings – but also in daily life. During the inspirational transition you will be guided to bridge the gap between your old identity and connect with your soulfire.

Damian is a self-confessed life-long learner. Through many years of personal development, he discovered a perfect blend of methodologies to overcome the impact of sabotage and heal emotional suffering. He now dedicates himself to teaching transformational thinking,
improving mental fitness and through his unique understanding of how to pivot your mindset.
He’s an international best-selling author and recently completed his latest book: How To Pivot Your Mindset – Post Lockdown Edition. Damian recently delivered a TEDx talk about the start of the decentralised revolution and is passionate about empowering communities.
Based on the island of Sardinia he feels the depth of the culture and importance of the energy of the sacred places. Quote from Damian: “I spent many years hiding behind a mask – concealing my suffering and putting up a false identity. The ultimate way to heal your suffering at the deepest level is to uncover your emotional wound. Knowing how to pivot your mindset is fundamental to you healing from your past. I learnt to liberate my soul and I can guide and
support you to do the same.”


Tour operator Sam has a deep love for and ancient roots in Sardinia. And for staying alive! In that process he likes to discover and disclose and present useful, pratical information. He likes to be helped by serendipity, ‘perhaps God’s way to remain anonymous’. Instructor in Mindful run, Smooth running, Blue Zone coaching, interested in wisely physical ánd serenely metaphysical. Quick wit and analysis, broad interest and great health. Your guardian angel for a week. Keeps vampires from your door. Not only Covid-19 fears hím, also the famous Sardinian maggot cheese. That cóuld be offered too, but nothing at all is embarassing this week. You are absolutely safe, we do appreciate that you dared to join on not your average retreat. Quote from Sam: “Appreciate nature, natural energy, and it will appreciate us. It will even whisper solutions! You will see: inspiration is all around us, if we actively open up to it.
I say all this and promote this retreat because I mean it, after years and years of hiding behind sportive tough neglecting masks too, fleeing in to sports and putting up a wide array of faces. No longer.

Look, this is probably the heaviest type of climbing that we will make. No need to be an athlete, and we help each other too, keeping it safe, friendly, doable. There is mountain river trout here, in cleenest of all waters. Nature at it’s best. No pressure on nature, travelling with 9 people max. Us at our best!

Count on seeing spectacular nature, in its purety. Grand views ánd intimate beauty. This tree has recently been brought to the attention of Europe’s expert on ancient trees. (His Big Book needs re-editing now.) It may look as intricate as your ways of not disclosing your true identity in life. But it sure has lasting beauty within too.

Never as daring as here we will ‘plunge’ ourselves in deep beauty! The picture does give a good image of that beauty: rugged, ancient, vibrant. This nicely symbolizes some of the courage asked of you and needed to step forward!

A mural in the first mask village. See the guys right, all conforming to the rest and especially to the guy on the left, holding the rope? Well, you can be the one on the far right. Enough.


Keep Alive Tours is a Dutch professional tour operator, member of VVKR, a Dutch platform of niche tour operator. All VVKR members must have a guarantee fund, STO Garant. All payments to Keep Alive Tours go via STO Garant and Keep Alive Tours will only have access to your money after completion of the tour.
Filling out the preliminary registration form that you find below is only a first contact: you take a option on participating. Keep Alive Tours notifies STO Garant and that STO Garant will then send you an email, asking you to transfer a downpayment to STO Garant. Later STO Garant will also ask you to transfer the remaining part of the sum. You will receive a confirmation email from STO Garant for each payment received. Again: you can find all information relating to STO Garant at
Your full flight costs you can claim at the cancellation insurance you are supposed to take: travel & cancellation insurance; this in case you cancel yourself. In case the flight company cancels the flight, then it will re-imburse your flight costs. In case Keep Alive Tours cancels the retreat – not enough participants: so below 4 – then your cancellation insurance will cover the costs, since Keep Alive Tours is a tour operator. Questions? 0031-6-11 33 45 11 also via Whatsapp.
Covid/corona will only be a reason to cancel the retreat by Keep Alive Tours if Sardinia is a Red Zone, as established by Italian government only. Of course during the retreat we move with local regulations and even better than that: with local daily usage. Deeply Sardinian rooted Keep Alive Tours knows actual practical Sardinian situations much better than any government or news paper.
We have two cars at our disposal, so we can even split in two groups while driving somewhere. The areas we visit are very lowly populated indeed: nature, energy, love.
Questions about this? 0031-6-11 33 45 11.
Start in Olbia airport, on 18 June 2022, finish a beautiful week later, on 25 June 2022. Mail
When booking before 1 February 2022 you pay not 2222 but 2000 euro.
– full board: freshly prepared breakfast and dinner. For lunch you will have a healthy picnic lunch, with local Sardinian products only, mostly on special Sardinan places, always different. Meals include proudly made local wine and home made liquor and healthy mineral rich water and coffee/tea.
All entrance fees and tips are included too.
Also all transfers together: to sites and people we visit, and from and to the airport together on Sardinia. Extra transfers, so not together: surcharge. Since participants can come from all over the world, your flights in and out Sardinia are not included.
– you will have your own room: either a room for single usage, either a room for double usage.
You will be accompanied throughout by experienced guides and you will have unlimited access to the personal coaches for 1:1 and group discussions. There will be regular refreshment stops included.
About logistics, please contact Sam, via or via Whatsapp: 0031-6-11 33 45 11. About the program please contact Damian on 0044-7919-522-246, also via Whatsapp.
The first step now is to fill out the preliminary registration form, below.

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