Tasting Freedom, A Journey

Stop listening and you will hear your heart whisper the truth

In-depth guidance: Sherin & Marleen

Are you also a person burdened with expectations, and a nagging restlessness in your head? 
Do you love nature, the warm connection with like-minded people and the silence of the desert? Want to relax, have fun, play, & enjoy?

Then this week is for YOU! It will be a blissful holiday for heart & soul, where we will discover this wonderful paradise in all its delights. 24 hours of direct contact with the awe-inspiring nature, which takes your breath away.

On the program: beautiful walks, climbing and clambering through canyons, peace and quiet, interesting conversations, playing in the dunes, laughing & fun, discovering desert life, singing at sunset, dancing,…This journey broadens your life with new adventures. We clear our heads, fully refueled, full of joy and inspired by the Bedouins and the desert, we return home. Ready for a fresh start!

Space, silence, distance, inspiration and the magic of the Sinai desert to to get closer to yourself. The place where everything starts, where you know who you are, what is really important to you and what drives you.

The servitude and joie de vivre of the Bedouins make you feel permanently safe and unburdened. Delicious food, stunning camp sites, soft mattresses and care for your luggage make your stay in the desert very comfortable.

What’s on the 5-day program* ?

  • Exploring the magical desert
  • Sharing circles
  • Eye Gazing
  • Getting into your body
  • 24 hours solo trip (optional)
  • Breathing (to save your life)
  • Mindfulness & Self-Compassion
  • Forgiveness

    * We might do everything or only do half these activities, this will all depend on what the group needs.



Every morning we start the day with a meditation, while the Bedouins prepare a delicious breakfast.

During the day we travel through the desert and this journey is accompanied by silent walks, assignments along the way, body awareness exercises, insight exercises and fun.

Every tour is different, from climbing on sturdy rocks to walking in rolling sand plains, short or long, alone or in pairs, with a question or assignment or open and 'let it come'. You don't have to work on yourself here. What is needed will come naturally. We share experiences in the camp in the evening, after we have had a delicious meal together.

You will receive gentle and healing guidance throughout the journey. New insights and possibilities unfold.

You can be alone or feed on the group. In terms of physical effort, this program is feasible for any healthy person.

Why deepen in the Sinai desert?

Deserts are the chakras of the earth. The Sinai desert is one of the 'most powerful places' on our planet. It is very difficult to put into words. The vibrational frequency is higher, finer, it feels like a very feminine, protective energy that is present there.

The overwhelming beauty of nature, the absolute silence and the sand that seems to absorb both sound and negativity... make you completely relax without having to make any effort. You open yourself to everything and everything flows. That may sound vague to many people, but even skeptics who take the step to go along anyway, experience the same. It happens automatically, in Sinai you go from your head to your heart automatically.

Why would you choose this trip?

Together, Sherin and Marleen have a unique domain of knowledge and proven working methods and years of experience

Unlike a regular training, in which you are given theory and tools to improve yourself, this is an experience with different interventions. You gain new insights and the learning process is experiential. During this journey you are the center of attention. By relaxing, enjoying, accepting and deciding to take your own steps in this transformation process, we make a unique journey together with you.

This trip will have a silent day in the middle where you can choose to have time in the desert to yourself (all meals provided) for 24 hours. It is a transformational experience where freedom is in abundance.

The trip is tailor-made for each group and with respect for the individuality of each individual. We pay attention to pace, balance, action/rest, contact with yourself, nature and the local culture.

Welcome to this unique journey that will stay with you for a lifetime!

Tasting Freedom, A Journey Why would you choose this trip?
Allow the simple beauty of nature, of human kindness, of divine love to seep deep into your soul, infusing it like a sacred tea. Alana Fairchild

Sherin Wafaai (1986)

Hi, I’m Sherin and I love everybody. I believe that everyone needs a lot of compassion so I always carry extra in my pocket :)

Freedom of the mind, body and soul has always been my priority and I found my freedom naked on a sand dune in Sinai. I remember being immersed in the silky smooth sand (knowing that I was far away from any humans) and realizing that in that moment, no one and nothing had any control over me. I was almost like a spirit floating with no attachments. Those 8 days in the desert helped me release so many fears and beliefs I had been holding on to. 

My mission has always been to help people become the best

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versions of themselves. I have been compassionately listening to my fellow humans since I can remember. Naturally, I went on to study and teach Psychology for a number of years. I loved learning about people’s minds. Now, I am much more interested in their hearts. I hold space for people to help them deal with difficult situations or emotions. I guide people to get in their bodies and I also educate them about the benefits of having a base of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion as a foundation for their lives. I.e. How to treat yourself like you would a dear friend.

I am so excited to assist others in discovering themselves through a wild adventure in the desert. Big healing hugs until I meet you there :)

Marleen Hofman (1967)


In 2006 I came into contact with the desert! A turning point in my life, from 'economically driven' to 'being', from 'luxury' to 'essence', from 'head' to 'heart'. For me, the desert felt like ‘coming home’. It felt like soaking in a big bath of love! I loved the contact with the Bedouin, who have become soul mates and the beauty and power of desert’s nature was overwhelming. This experience had such an impact that I was eager to create the opportunity for more people to take this journey of discovery. That idea led to the creation of Desert-Soul.

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I like to use my calm nature, my coaching skills and life’s wisdom to guide people through their  transformation processes, to reconnect them with  their full potential. From the Bedouins I learned to live in the now and to follow the flow, full of confidence. I also apply this in counselling, looking what every moment presents as growth potential, and to support that optimally.

The desert provides space for my creativity, my search for beauty and for the essence in everything. To me she is a powerful resource and guide. By living my own life from the heart, from passion, from my essence, I hope to inspire people to do the same.

My story is of discovery and adventure, encounters and growth, eternal growth ... that is my passion!
After studying publicity and photography, my career started with about 20 years as a freelance art director for advertising agencies and for my own clients. Since 2003 I have taken all kinds of training courses on self-development: NLP, systemic constellation work, trauma healing, intuitive development, coaching organizations, transpersonal coaching, ...

I am privileged to have two wonderful sons (1998 - 2001) who are also my greatest teachers.

Periods and prices



  1. Accommodation costs:
    (contribution directly to the Bedouin on the spot)
    Inclusive: all costs on the spot, start & end in Dahab Paradise, excluding flight

    Normal rate: 495 € p/p
    Local rate for residents of Egypt: 495 € p/p - LE 9,400
    If you are a Sinai or Caïro Resident please contact us for a special community discount

Not included:

Tips (+- 50 euro)
Personal expenses (souvenirs, ...)
Any travel insurance