BREATHE 2023 charity auction features a series of wonderful experiences and items. All funding will go towards supporting SELVA – Vida Sin Fronteras (ANBI status in The Netherlands), a non-profit action-oriented NGO working to protect the natural value of the Amazon through supporting indigenous communities. Items range between € 1.500 and €12.500.

Auction item 1:

A 9 day Amazon rainforest expedition!

Brace yourself for a truly life-changing and memorable journey.

This exclusive trip will be hosted by Mariana Almeida (SELVA Executive President) and Pieter Jan Brouwer (Amazon Project Coordinator). You will be surrounded by some of the most richest and biodiverse tracts of rainforest that exist. A paradise for hummingbirds, river dolphins, monkeys, caimans and butterflies awaits you. We will visit a majestic 600-year-old tree and interact with two indigenous communities.

During the journey you will be guided by Siona Shaman Delio and visit the Cuyabeno national park, one of the natural wonders of the world. Accommodation, transport and food will be provided. (8 max, travel not included). Days on site: October 10th-18th, 2023.

SELVA – Vida Sin Fronteras is an independent ACTION oriented and non-profit NGO, founded by Mariana Almeida in Ecuador in 1997. SELVA supports the fearless indigenous communities who protect the Amazon rainforest, with crucial medical and food aid, as well as with projects generating community income.

Auction item 2:

A unique Leadership Training in the South African bush.

Join the Wilderness Warrior Programme.

Experience the thrill of reconnecting to nature and your own strengths. This programme will focus on Natural Leadership, Communication and Problem-Solving and includes a truly special hands-on conservation activity, focusing mainly on protecting the black or white rhino.

A 7-day experience, including all local transfers, accommodation, food & drinks (excluding flights to and from South Africa). The offer includes daily bush walks, lectures and Jeep drives and is available for two participants. You can choose to join the programme in September 2023 or March 2024.

Worldwide Success Partners are driven by a passion for nature and personal development and have been organising leadership programmes in the wilderness in South Africa since 2017. Nothing is more challenging than putting yourself completely out of your comfort zone in an environment over which you have no control. Here you will discover the most valuable lessons and unlock the primal power of your natural leader from within.

Auction item 3:

Participate in the 5-week online Personal Leadership course.

You will discover ways to re-energise your body and mind and walk away with clarity on your purpose, dreams, vision and next steps. What are the things you would like to change in your life? Move forwards by setting clear goals and create a strategy to achieve them. This course is specially put together to help you reconnect with yourself, providing you with insights and practical tools to make sure you get the most out of both your personal and professional life.

You will have access to 4-5 new videos every week throughout the course. Join the weekly Friday live sessions with a group of international professionals and a Zumflow coach and make the most out of continued access to all the training material and videos for a full year after course completion.

The first virtual live session is on September 15th 2023.

ZUMFLOW – founded by Kristina Zumpolle – designs and delivers workshops and leadership programmes with a focus on effective and authentic leadership. Their areas of expertise are Leadership Development, Cultural Change Processes, Leadership Training & Programmes, Energy Management, Executive Coaching, as well as Workshop Design and Facilitation.

Auction item 4:

Enjoy an entertaining 3-hour boat ride in Amsterdam.

Captain Arjen Paardekooper will take you on an entertaining 3-hour boat ride sharing his unique and engaging stories while guiding your group (max 8) through the canals of Amsterdam! Champagne and a range of delicious drinks & snacks are included in this trip.

Arjen Paardekooper is partner of Blenheim Advocaten and captain of a beautiful classic boat.

The boat tour through Amsterdam can be collected up to a year after the auction in the summer months.

Auction item 5:

A private 2-hour DJ session at a location of your choice.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic experience of a 2-hour DJ session in a location of your choice, be it a private party at home or a company event. Enjoy as Steven dj’s exclusively for the entertainment of you and your guests; up to a maximum of 250 people.

Steven Bres is an established radio DJ with over 20 years of experience. He has worked with artists such as Guus Meeuwis, Nick & Simon, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Glennis Grace, as well as All Symphonica in Rosso Concerts. He is a specialist in the field of hits from the 80s/90s and his main genres are Dance, House & Lounge.

Auction item 6:

A 4-night stay at the beautiful, luxurious “Maravilla” in Spain.

Ed & Melissa van Wezel are offering their beautiful, luxurious home in Spain, “MARAVILLA”, for a 4 night stay. It’s perfect for a long weekend with friends or a team building retreat with colleagues!

Comprising 5 double bedrooms, 5 bathrooms ensuite, this stunning villa is set in private landscaped gardens with its own heated private pool. Situated in La Manga Club, one of Europe’s leading sports and leisure resorts, it is located in the region of Murcia and surrounded by an exceptional natural environment next to the Mediterranean sea in Calblanque National park.

The resort includes the Grand Hyatt Hotel, three world renowned 18 hole golf courses, a Raquets club with 28 tennis courts, 7 new padel tennis courts and a completely refurbished gym. To be collected before end of 2024, Dutch school holidays excluded, and subject to existing bookings. Excluding flights.

Auction item 7:

Join the YG&G Workshop “Take charge of your wellbeing”.

This special experience of an interactive workshop will empower your team to take charge of their own health and wellbeing for more resilience, energy and productivity. An amazing opportunity for attendees to uncover ways to support their unique constitution through lifestyle, nutrition and stress management choices. After the session everyone will leave energized and equipped with the tools they need for a more balanced approach in their everyday lives.

The maximum group size is 12 people. The workshop can be delivered at company premises or on-line. In case an external location is desired, the applicable costs will be charged to the client. The workshop needs to be taken by 15 December 2023.

Your Guts & Glory offers tailor-made programmes for companies, allowing you to build on the resilience of your employees and organisation as a whole. Your Guts & Glory offers preventive wellbeing leadership programmes and workshops so that employees can take charge of their own wellbeing. Individuals learn about their unique constitution and the way to balance it with lifestyle, food and stress management tools. Companies are as vital as their employees.

Auction item 8:

Own the unique piece ‘the Golden Smile’ by Marieke Gaymans.

The special opportunity to own this unique piece, ‘the Golden Smile’ by Marieke Gaymans. A breathtaking work of art, this photograph measures 90 x 120 cm.

Marieke Gaymans is a visual artist with an emphasis on photography. Inspired by philosophy and psychology, Gaymans creates images that reflect emotions, feelings and thoughts. Her creative and curious mind goes beyond photography and an interest in human development characterises her work. Gaymans fascinates and amazes with her art and invites you to look further at what lies beneath the surface. Unconscious influence, identity and stratification are central to her work; nothing is as it seems.

The Golden Smile is part of a series of work where, the starting point is the emptiness, the night, a totally black background. The surrender and resignation of the models are reflected in the serenity and tranquillity of the photos.

Join the BREATHE Leadership & Charity Event

Tuesday 06 June 2023
The Harbour Club Amsterdam
14.30-18.30 hrs