Laden Evenementen



  • DAY 1: Our 8 day full immersion journey into non-touristical Heart & Soul Sardinia starts in the capital Cagliari, that we leave immediately, heading for our first venue: one of Sardinia’s best kept secrets, the picturesque village of Santu Lussurgiu, located in the caldera of an extinguished volcano. Dinner somewhere hidden in the serene alleys, in a centuries old mansion. The romantic yellow street lantern lights invite to a meditative walk back home after dinner. The food is high quality local cuisine.

  • DAY 2: After Italian breakfast we go on a little short trip through beautiful nature: just two villages away we visit one of Sardinia’s masters as it comes down to traditional sounds, music, vibrations. He plays, invents, explains, and also let’s us taste his own medicinal syrups to let you taste, even potions, and ah, of course even his home-made wine.

    He will then accompany us to our first lunch picnic, not only for a social reason and food: he will also play some of his instruments in the first Sacred Sound site you’ll visit here: a 3 or perhaps more millennia old megalithical nuraghe tower, secluded, and not coincidentally with grand acoustics.

    After so many good vibrations: some hours of rest at home. At 20.00 dinner is at the feet of the huge Christ statue overlooking and guarding the village at night. A great place to sing too. Or we’ll eat in the living room pizzeria, if weather permits, and it will, ‘al fresco’.

    Talking about fresco in homey Santu Lussurgiu, surrounded by the greenest green: the water from the shower and tap comes freshly from the famous spring sources on its territory.

  • DAY 3: After breakfast we’ll head for our second place where we’ll stay two nights: an agriturismo in the countryside of the village of Bitti. A beautiful nature setting for workshops and practice. Still pure agriturismi, such as these, have a limited amount of rooms, so we’re going to share rooms two by two. Our agriturismo is so highly praised for it’s traditional food… Maybe we’ll stay here forever.

    Ah, we nearly forgot: on our way here, we’ll have visited a selection of mythical so-called Fairy Houses, 5000 years old prehistorical rock caves that seem to have been excavated to hear and use sound. And that’s exactly what we like to try, feel, experience on this week. Two specially selected sites we visit, both with a remarkeably big entrance hall way: built for resonance.

  • DAY 4: We’re in Bitti with a purpose: it’s the heart heart of the UNESCO certified Canto a Tenore. We’ll learn about all the delicacy of this famous way of singing, and of course from a group of singers. Our practical workshops today will be linked to what we witness, learn, experience. Sleeping in our farm, under a star dotted sky, one of the darkest in Sardinia, already famous for it’s dark skies… We’re in paradise.

  • DAY 5: Transfer to our third venue. idyllically set between granite rock formations, a beautiful art nouveau bridge nearby, over a lake where the sunrise between the mountains tomorrow morning will silence us all.

    But that is not even where we came for: on our way ‘home’ we’ll have visited one of Sardinia’s biggest mysteries: a so-called rock altar, prehisrtoric, enigmatic and containing cavities in the crystals rich rock that – our hunch this is – might have been made for specific sound and frequancy: healing, connection, elevation?

    The agriturismo, with pool, and beautiful lake at 2 minutes walking, serves great local food. The owner can sing the world’s most beautiful love song like no other: a Sardinian song that touches the heart of every Sardinian worldwide.

  • DAY 6: After the beautiful sunrise at the lake today we just have some strolls, for instance to the beautiful bridge, a deserted villa, peculiar granite stone formations, all inspiring places for yeat another workshop.

    Most of the days we had our picnic lunch with fresh Sardinian produce and dishes – also made by our farm – in nature, at a special site, but today we stay home a bit more, so lunch at the pool. Dinner again with our friends of the agriturismo, who knows what they organise for us, with rythm.


|DAY 7: It can’t be true, but the rest of your Europe trip awaits, so today we start heading to the area where your flight will leave tomorrow. During our transfer we
ll visit one of Sardinia’s majestic nuraghe towers complex a masterpiece in archaeoastronomy: allignments to rising and setting sons and moons, an impressive site. Singing in the core of it all, the vaulted dome of the central tower: a must try.
A serene Romanesque cathedral no one ever hardly visits too, we can’t really go home once you know – by now – how incredibly rich Sardinia truly is. Stay in a hotel known for its great fish based cuisine.


Imagine 8 days in what ancient Sumerian, Egyptian and Greek sources called “The Island of the Gods”, and thus still dotted with literally thousands of spiritual energy places, places of sacred workship, like no other place in the world.

Here not only you will visit a special selection – sometimes really off the beaten track – of surprising sacred sites of Sardinia, with focus on Sacred Sound: so useful visits. You will als use Sacred Sound practices learned during the tour to connect more deeply to ourselves, our wholeness and healing, the group and the mystery of the land. Amplifying the power of sound with the energy of the sacred sites. And amplifying the energy of the sacred sites with the power of sound.

At the end of the week you’ll have also:
1) learned the ancient and transformative practice of Overtone Singing:
 Reducing stress and anxiety, bringing deep relaxation.
 Accessing your body’s own innate healing capacity.
 Slowing down brain wave frequencies to alpha and theta for a deeper meditation experience.
 Releasing energy blockages and balance energy centers for improved health.
 Raising your vibration and live a more full and vibrant life.
(Link to a sample of Ilka’s Overtone Singing)

2) learned additional powerful sound healing modalities:
 “Five Organ Sound Healing System” for emotional transformation from the Daoist and Qigong traditions.

 Essence Mantra – transforming disharmony into harmony from the Daoist and Qigong traditions.

 Humming Bee Breath practice for physical and emotional wellness.

4) Learned Qigong “Awaken Vitality” practices as a moving meditation and grounding in our exploration of Sacred Sound.

5) Enjoyed the local music and sound practices of Sardinia.

If this resonates with you, then indulge in time for you on this journey with a small fellowship of like-minded people. We ourselves too are looking forward to this unique experience immersed in the most beautiful Sardinian energy. We’re delighted to have you join us.


Ilka de Gast, PsyD, originally from the Netherlands, now living in CA, is a psychologist, Qigong and meditation instructor, sound healer, researcher and recording artist. Ilka’s passion for the past 25 years has been to work with
and teach sacred sound healing modalities from around the world, including the ancient art of Overtone Singing. Ilka has led Sacred Sound tours to the Bahamas, swimming with dolphins as well as facilitated tours to China. Ilka’s meditation music is played regularly at Dr Joe Dispenza’s live advanced events around the world during meditations as well as in international online meditation and healing groups.

Find out more about Ilka on Link to Ilka’s music on Spotify and YouTube and Ilka’s website

[SAM_HOOGTEPUNT]Surely you´ll also do Joe Dispenza’s wonderful “Blessing of the energy centers” meditations right in wondrous prehistorical energy centres, temples. Sardinia boasts a variety and density so rich: unique in the world. This simply múst have been a spiritual wellness island in deep prehistory, regardless of what present day archaeologists agree upon. Towards and around these places we’ll also do inspiring walking meditations, always in beautiful nature.

With overtone singing this is what you learn: the simultaneous production of two or more notes by… just you, the same person! Overtone singing makes audible the natural spectrum of the voice so that magical bell-like or flute-like sounds are heard rising above a single note or fundamental. Of course there will also be explanation of vibration / frequency / neuroscience, around the experiential part.

Click here for an example of overtone singing.

We´ll witness Canto a Tenore personally, and also the Museum of Canto a Tenore is quite an experience: there you’ll even be in the middle of it all.

Canto a tenore represents a form of polyphonic singing performed by a group of four men using four different voices called bassu, contra, boche and mesu boche. One of its characteristics is the deep and guttural timbre of the bassu and contra voices. It is performed standing in a close circle. The solo singers chants a piece of prose or a poem while the other voices form an accompanying chorus. Most practitioners live in the region of Barbagia and other parts of central Sardinia. Their art of singing is very much embedded in the daily life of local communities. Often it is performed spontaneously in local bars called su zilleri, but also at more formal occasions, such as weddings, sheep-shearings, religious festivities or the still highly pagan carnival.

The traditional master music maker we visit will give a demonstration of the unique three-cane instrument Launeddas, with its multi-tone deeply vibrant energy. An instrument unique for Sardinia and already represented in bronze statuettes dating at least 4000 years ago. And a demonstration of somewhat bizarre inventions, all with impressive sound.

Included in this unique tour are all meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. from farm restaurant to picnic meals, always delicious local dishes with local produce of rich mineral content. Sardinia is very ancient volcanic: it’s soil and produce are powerful. No bio-industry, but local nature-connected pride.

A rock grave that we visit has a ceremonial entrance hall, giving access to 10 people easily and to several caverns deeper into the rock. The hall has great acoustics and… prehistorical carvings connecting it to the afterlife. Remarkeable spiritual places we experience!

Since we choose to connect with frequency, our accommodations are places that help, themselves being of a certain frequency, helping, facilitating, specially selected on this tour. Leading is not outward appearance and number of stars, but heart and soul and humaneness. Don’t worry at all: they score a big 9 out of 10 on Booking platforms. We come as friends, friends of Samuele to start with.


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Note that we have two cars at our disposal, so we can even split in two groups while driving somewhere.
START 8 June 2023 – FINISH 15 June 2023.
1950 euro. Discount for couples: 10% discount each.
Full board: freshly prepared breakfast and dinner in a hotel or restaurant. Each day you will have a healthy picnic lunch, with local Sardinian products only. Meals include proudly made local wine and home-made liquor and healthy mineral rich water and coffee/tea. All entrance fees and tips. 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.
Included is also a fine double room to share, and of course couples have a version with one bed, otherwise there are two beds. (Scarce!) single rooms are at surcharge; they are double rooms occupied by 1. 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.
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