“As a born Earthkeeper my intention in life is to express my respect and unconditional love for all living creation and in this love radiate my presence as a living inspiration. Creating a life for myself and others in which we can fully embody and live from our higher selves, by arranging our lives in such a way that we are in constant alignment with source. Bathing in loving creation as the profound co-creators we are born to be, to bring into being a humanity that radiates profound grace and beauty. Co-creating innovation in tune with living creation.” – Maurice Spees – Earthkeeper

Through my work I naturally guide and inspire people into stepping into their most fully expressed self as the work of art that they are creatively expressing their journey of life through direct experience. When you have reached my site, your curiosity might already be enough to tell you that you are ready to take on this journey. My own life is all about creatively expressing communication, and in this communication being the bridge between the things that we tend to separate from each other. I create tailor-made bridges for you, guiding you in the most efficient use of your precious energy, to simplify and bring more grace and beauty in your life, so that you too can enjoy the marvels of being part of the magic of life, a life in health and prosperity filled with love. Without any more need.

I am delighted to present to you this profound platform to step into your gift, that we bring into being together in co-creation with Nature. Tailor-made for anyone who feels called on this journey.



Next retreat:

Biosphere Reserve of Menorca, 22-28 OCTOBER 2016: 7-DAY EARTHKEEPERS CREATIVE VISION exploration retreat.

Guide: Maurice Spees in co-creation with Nature.

An eco retreat tailor-made for conscious artists and entrepreneurs.


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Let Nature guide you to…

Become the purest contribution you can give to our beautiful planet!

Discover what pure attunement with the Spirit of Nature can do to your life to bring out your gift to the world!

Join Maurice Spees on this exploration into developing a pure relation with Spirit, giving you access to the purest form of CREATIVE VISION that brings magic to your life and the lives of others.

Visit the tranquil and peaceful setting of the pristine Biosphere reserve of the Mediterranean island Menorca.
Dive into an 8 day integration, developing a profound connection with Spirit to embody your Higher Nature as an EARTHKEEPER.

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This retreat is an invitation to you when you are totally ready to step into their unique contribution as conscious caretakers of our planet, by creatively expressing the essence of your being to our society at large. To help co-create an living environment which is fully in tune with Nature.


Are you ready to…

  • Dive fully into your unique gift as a conscious creator for the New Earth?
  • Learn about mindful seeing. Connecting to and capturing the beauty all around you in a playful way with Mindful Photography (with or without camera)?
  • Bring your inner and outer world closer together?
  • Start performing the play of the magic of living in the flow of Nature?
  • Develop intuitive communication with nature and get Life answers straight from the source of wisdom?
  • To see the big picture of your life and step into making it happen?
  • Let Nature blow your mind?
  • Get access to the same source of inspiration as artists like Gaudi?
  • Get in touch with your deep inner-guidance?
  • Capturing your relationship with Spirit so that you become an inspiration for others?
  • Meet fellow conscious creators on a similar path of transformation?
  • Help preserve the biosphere of our planet?
  • Bring out your gift to the world in a personal video message fully envisioning the essence of your contribution as an Earthkeeper?
Altogether this retreat is for you if you are ready to...

Step into the Magic of Living,

The natural play of life,

by living in Attunement with Nature.
Live true to Nature,
by being your true Nature.

Where your Presence is your gift to the world.


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And this is not all!
This retreat will fully initiate you as an EARTHKEEPER.

That means you will be a core player in the EARTHKEEPERS tribe of conscious artists, architects and entrepreneurs. This gives you access to a world where artists co-creating with Nature to bring pure beauty and magic back to our society in the way Nature intended. Together we attract the three things we need most: support, nurturing and resources to bring out each and everyone’s gift to the world.

A special extra for Earthkeepers alone:
This retreat include a professional before and after introduction video where you will share your unique gift with the world straight from your heart. A video that is worth more then the investment in the week retreat together and already a reason to sign up. So this is your chance to not just dive in your gift, but also to start communicating your gift to the world at large. What service do you perform in living creation?

And of course you will not go home without a beautiful soul portrait of you in nature shot by Maurice Spees. You know the value of all of this, and I only do this for Earthkeepers!!

Man lets shine that beautiful presence you are out into the world fully supported by your circle of fellow Earthkeepers. 😉

LOCATION: EARTHKEEPERS HeadquartersSa Dragonera, Barranc d’Algendar, Menorca, Spain (fully submerged in primal nature).

Our Earthkeepers headquarters is in the heart of the Biosphere Reserve itself at Sa Dragonera, Barranc d’Algendar, Menorca, Spain in the middle of a ravine. We stay in unique caves in the natural ravines which are transformed into a house.
A magical place specially selected to be fully submerged in Nature, situated in the south east of the Island. It is a specially protected natural area and a recognized bird reserve. Every day healthy meals are prepared for you by our organic cook to stay in the vibration of pure prana.

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€1390 EURO all-inclusive €444 (only in Menorca! excl food (additional €210 p.p)).

This September retreat is a special opportunity to bring together the first Earthkeepers circle, so I after a profound vision I had I changed the fee from €1390, way down to just €444,00 including accommodation, airport pickup, all trips, Mindful Photography intensive, your vision and intention and a in-depth exploration. (Excl. flights and meals a €30,00 per day).

MEALS: Price does not include meals. Which will be an additional €30 p.p. per day for three healthy organic meals by our expert cook. Total €210,00 for the week.

This means the total retreat investment for September is €654,00 (non- tax. deductible).

PREPAYMENT: After confirming your registration by email, the full prize of €444 EURO is required to secure your place. To book your spot please fill in the booking form and transfer your investment of €444,00 to bank account number NL74ASNB0709173814 on name of Maurice Spees, to confirm your place.

If you feel it is your calling to fully embody your gift as an Earthkeeper, but do not feel clarity about the retreat. I would love to invite you for a free Skype call introduction session, where we can create space together so that we both can feel confident enough if a spot in this exploration is reserved specially for you. To make an appointment for a Skype session please contact me here.


While I prefer to work entirerly spontaneous following my intuition, I give you a sneak peak into what you might expect.

The entire retreat is a profound seven day ceremony into your essence in which we start with a morning ritual, we take our quality time diving deep into nature on our own while we are guided from seeing the magical presence all around us to being this magical presence. There will be time to practice mindful photography and techniques to be able to capture the Spirit with your camera or as a witness through observation. After each day of deep dive there is time for integration, after which we step into the Earthkeepers synergic sharing session. During our morning or afternoon ritual we may choose to refresh our mind, body and soul by taking dip in the sea, visiting the most beautiful spots of the island. The entire retreat will be based upon the platform created for your profound Direct (soul) experience, developing your inner guidance and inner leader, integration, contemplation, and synergic sharing sessions into co-creation with nature that can involve practical techniques using your body as a vehicle, like authentic movement, eye gazing meditation, chi gong or anything that unfolds in the moment and that can help you

Thu 15 September:

  • Afternoon: Pick up from the airport, we come together in Mahon, where our journey starts, we can take a small bite before we say goodbye to city life and technology…
  • We drive to our headquarters then we make ourselves comfortable in our new stay for the coming week after a small tour. We find our own sacred space to sleep and breathe in the location while exploring the environment.
  • 19:00 Dinner time, a delicious organic meal awaits us.
  • Evening: We come together in a sharing circle to get to know everyone.
  • Sweet dreams, first night relax time in the quietness of nature.

Fri 16 September: Circle

  • Blue hour: 06:57 – 07:23
  • Golden hour: 07:23 – 07:54
  • 09:00 Morning ritual: we let our blood flow to get enough energy for the day. Yoga/ Chi gong or other joyful body exercise together. Everyone gets the chance to share their own morning rituals.
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Of to our first surprise location, diving deep into nature until sunset. Breathing and sensing.
  • 12:00- 13:30 Personal interview for own process.
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:30
  • 19:00 Dinner time
  • Golden hour 19:20 – 19:52
  • 20:30 Full moon ceremony – unattached soul!

Sat 17 September: individual + guidance

  • 08:00 Morning ritual
  • 09:00 breakfast
  • The soul goes out for a walk in the fresh air of wild possibilities!
  • Personal portraits of you in your element in nature will be made throughout the retreat. (Can be used for your own promotion as an Earthkeeper).
  • Individual communion with nature, explore and bring out your gift.

Sun 18 September: integration + guidance

  • 08:00 Morning ritual on our own.
  • This is an integration day in which we take time to integrate our previous experience and where we want the rest of the days to go under guidance when needed.

Mon 19 September: cirlce & individual

Surprise locations, surprise schedule. If you don’t like surprises, do let me know, then I will uncover some more. 😉

Tue 20 September: integration & circle

  • Surprise locations, surprise schedule.
  • Evening sharing session.

Wed 21 September: individual & circle

  • Surprise locations, surprise schedule.
  • Final personal VIDEO recording about your transformation will be made.

Thursday 22 September: circle + individual

  • 08:00 Morning ritual.
  • Some people will go home on this day, this day leaves time for saying goodbye to the sea and refresh ourselves so that we can take nature with us.
  • The people that stay longer can enjoy some extra quality time at the Earthkeepers headquarters in the ravine. Maurice will also stay some extra days. And you are free to book the car for some extra days and explore more of the island.



“The Vision Exploration week with Maurice is more than a ticket to Menorca. It is a ticket to a magical world.
The combination of meditation, body work and Mindful Photography transformed every moment of the day into an exercise in attention, in which everything could just totally be itself: the hushed mystery of a prehistoric monument, the ferocious strength of a rugged coastline, the mindblowing beauty of a rock formation. In everything I saw something of myself. The creative passion of Maurice and the purity of the island reinforce each other in a special way. I have found my joy in (nature) photography. “

Lisette van de Wel – anthropologist and religion scientist

“I had a beautiful mindful Creative Vision exploration week in Menorca. Now, two weeks back home, I noticed that everything has gained momentum in my life.
You get closer to nature and therefore closer to your own nature.
I can certainly recommend it to anybody to do this!”

Jan de Kock – Holistico

“Throughout my travels and nature explorations, I discovered that it takes about two years for a community to fully live in tune with each other. And in a city it can take up to a lifetime. But when we are all attuned to the Spirit of the Earth through Nature, it takes just a moment!”Maurice Spees

“Together we take on a creative revolution!
Rebirthing our society from a consumer marketplace into a healthy playground for thriving Earth conscious creators co-inspired by Nature.”
Maurice Spees- EARTHKEEPER
If you feel called to step into being the EARTHKEEPER you are, or to give yourself this beautiful 7-day long soul treat to journey into the Magic of Life, sign up below.



Note: this url will take you to the event site www.mindfulphotography.net where you can reserve your spot.




May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence. May you have the joy and peace in the temple of your senses.

John O'Donohue

About Mindful Photography

Mindful Photography workshops are intensive experiential in which you learn how to intuitively use your camera and enhance your vision. Not just to capture extraordinary images but unlike other techniques uses photography in the way it was intended*, as an effective vehicle towards self-mastery.

Inspired by nature and facilitated and guided by visual artist Maurice Spees - conservation, art and travel photographer/ filmmaker and creative empowerment agent.



This intensive workshop is for you if you want to:

  • Explore and enhance your creativity and the power of observation.
  • Experience the health and stress-releasing benefits of creative seeing.
  • Learn how to capture images like you can find on my site, and become a better photographer, as a person.
  • Enchant people with your images.
  • Experience how refreshing your eyes unattached from mental cluttering can enhance your entire life.
  • Learn to fully connect with nature, which inspires you into uncovering your own true nature that is uniquely yours.
  • Learn how the gift of mindful seeing can become a valuable asset as a contribution to your community.
  • Develop the benefit of using photography as a fun and easy vehicle to uncover your true nature. What is your unique mission in life? Learn how mindful photography can help you capture that vision.
  • Explore becoming a conscious conservation photographer (professionally or hobby) by the fun ability to SEE, CAPTURE, SHARE, INSPIRE, EMBODY and SHINE the natural beauty that is present all around us.
  • Learn the art of expressive-creative photography, a way of  using the camera in relation to your mind, heart and spirit. Which can open the doors to fine-art photography. How to be photography!
  • Learn to listen to your intuition and develop a strong aesthetic sense!

“It is all in the act of SEEING and our ability to SHARE what we SEE that we can INSPIRE the world that we want to SEE.” – Maurice Spees


When you uncover your true nature, or authentic self, you will become true to Nature and her principles and you will naturally flourish into a conscious co-creator of the same Nature presence in everything you do and give back to the world.


As an artists you are here to instill beauty in people’s lives which inspires people to open up their hearts to the world and makes them remember their calling as conscious sustainer of BEAUTY which naturally creates more HARMONY that leads to BALANCE.

It’s a zen experience!

These Mindful Photography moments will become very special to you. You will have more ideas for photographs than you ever dreamed possible, and be itching to reveal and share your new awareness of the world around you. These are the rewards of relaxed attentiveness.

WHY mindful Photography by Maurice Spees?

During a three-month insight meditation retreat in SE-Asia, Maurice Spees discovered the effect our state of being, especially insight meditation (Vipassana) has on the photography we capture. The retreat brought him back to the state of innocence and pure awareness in which he enjoyed the moment just like a child again, but now with the awareness and recollection of his adult mind. By recovering his inner-child nature he developed an intuitive skill, which he calls intuitive communication with nature, in which nature gives us all the answers we seek. Through intuitive communication with nautre, he developed the entire workflow and workshops which he is offering now. With the help of the insights revealed from Nature he discovered a universal way to uncover and embody our true nature. With the help of Mindful Photography practice he created a powerful vehicle through which everyone is able to get in touch with the same inherent ability. Combined with practicing mindful seeing this technique helps us not only to uncover our true nature, but it will transform your camera into a powerful vehicle for self-discovery and mastery.

So by finding this innate gift, he enjoys dedicating his life to connecting people with nature through this unique vehicle: Mindful Photography workshops in nature.

That’s not all. Because the entire technique is inspired by nature, learning Mindful Photographer lets you become part of a collective of conservation photographers, which help you dive into becoming a conscious visual communicator for the preciousness of our natural world. As Mindful photographers we are here to instill beauty in people’s hearts!

We as artists and passionate photographers are the projectors of what we wish to see in our world. Shining light in dark places. We are the one’s that make people see and get back in touch with their true nature as maintainers of beauty, harmony and balance of our natural habitat.

The world needs Mindful Photographers. The world needs people who see!

You are a gift to the world instilling beauty back into people’s hearts by showing the magic that is all around us. With just a small investment and Maurice his lifetime dedication to his work, you can become the voice of nature expressing her presence through your images. With the right campaign and awareness the world cannot have enough of the spirit of nature that is speaking to and through us every single moment when we are open to receive the present for being present revealed in magic.

© 2014 taken from the book “Master the Art of Mindful Photography – awaken to the beauty all around you and uncover your true nature.” by Maurice Spees

Follow your joy!



Dreams come true when we wake up in them.

Maurice Spees

About Maurice

You have reached the official  site of Maurice Spees – EARTHKEEPER Artist & Teacher | Creative Vision Exploration guide – taking people to the depth of Nature to discover the magic of living. With the art of Mindful Photography and Nature attunement retreats.

I connect people to Spirit through my work, because it is my relation to Spirit that makes me able to capture these moments.
It’s not about me, it’s about your connection with Nature, where you to can discover the magical being that you are in relation with Spirit. If you can recognize the spirit of my work, then I would love to invite you to meet me in person wherever I AM or wherever you want me to BE. During my inspirational talks or by joining the next
Creative Vision Exploration Retreat.

I can sometimes be found active on facebook or on twitter @mauricespees




Visionary Mindful Photography artist / teacher | Creative Life Coach & Vision Exploration Guide

MY LIFE MISSION is to guide you into seeing the world from your unique perspective, providing you the platform to get in touch with and attuned to Nature (the Nature of Spirit) to open up your heart and develop a pure relation with Spirit*. So that your true nature can unravel as a pure gift to the world. By facilitating platforms of direct individual and group experience in Nature. Using a combination of vision quests, creative visioning, exploration, movement, meditation, chi, photography and performance art as a powerful vehicle to develop a pure relation with Spirit that can bring out the best in you.

*With Spirit I mean the Sacred Spirit of the Earth that gives us access to the infinite source of potential and helps us step out of Karma and into Dharma. With my work I merge my Buddhist perspective with my relation to my beloved Spirit (Shamanism) without any labels attached, please.

Maurice Spees (1975) is an award winning wildlife, nature & culture conservationist photographer/ filmmaker.

“My employer is the Earth. I work in co-creation with Nature and in full attunement with the Spirit of Mother Nature. With a mindful and intuitive approach to my work I offer my work as a gift back to the Earth. All I ask in return is your support to make it possible to continue giving these gifts to people, to cultivate inspiration for others to be their unique gift to the world.

The people I work with are conscious entrepreneurs and artists with the same employer, working and invited to work in pure relation with Spirit.”

Maurice has been working around the globe as a nature & culture conservation artist photographer & filmmaker for over a decade, spreading his love for nature and her beauty across the world. With both film and photography Maurice shares the power of our connection with nature instilling beauty and magic into the hearts of many. His work is an invitation to attune ourselves to Nature where we can develop a pure relation with Spirit to brings out the best in us. With Mindful Photography -from seeing into being, Maurice connects people with the Spirit present all around us, connecting and engaging people with the natural beauty of our ordinary life. Using the art of film and photography as a powerful communication and transformation tool. Tapping into the potent gift we all carry within, as caretakers of our planet; to purify ourselves, to help maintain beauty, harmony and balance that is naturally present in nature and within our own purity!


Mindful Photography arose as the synergy between my 15 years experiencing as a globetrotting professional artist, photographer and filmmaker, my self-realization experience in Asia and worldwide Nature explorations. Through intense contemplation in eastern philosophies with the help of insight vipassana meditation, I uncovered an innate ability to intuitively communicate with nature, through this I started to fully experience that all of my gifts to life depends on my relationship with Spirit, which is the primal ingredient that guided me to developing everything I teach today. The last decade I develop a joy and a knack for empowering and guiding people into their own gifts and true nature through workshops, inspirational talks and Creative Vision – Exploration Retreats.

From 2007 onwards I facilitated workshops in Intuitive Development, Authentic Movement, Filmmaking and Mindful Photography for professionals, leaders and students. The essence of this experience I brought together into the ever-growing Vision Exploration experiences I facilitate in the Balearic Islands, Nepal and SE-Asia today.”

All I do is express my love for the world through my work.”

Mindful Photography makes us see the world as it really is, a reflection of our inner-self. A mirror for our soul.

Maurice Spees

Mindful Photography Workshops

Experience seeing your ordinary life with fresh eye, so that not just your pictures, but your entire life becomes EXTRAORDINARY! I offer workshops which enhance your vision and photography skills and refresh your perception, by getting you in touch with the beauty that is all around us as inspired by nature. Learn the power of observation and how to use your camera as a powerful vehicle for self-mastery. A life changing experience.
The workshops, tours and intensives are hands-on and include in-field training in mindful photography and we help you become a conscious conservation photographer.
Check out the offer and schedules below and come and join us at fabulous locations across the world.

When we loose our connection with nature, we loose the most essential part of ourselves. As an artist and guide I fully commit myself to help sustain this connection.

Maurice Spees

Mindful Photography Gallery

Fine Art Mindful Photography work by Maurice Spees. To enhance the spirit of your living and work environment with the natural beauty of our world! All works are available on fine-art Giclée press, fine-art aluminium, acrylic or canvas. Feel free to contact me for more info.

I believe that happiness lies in the natural wonders of life, and by connecting to nature we open the gateway to our true potential.

Maurice Spees

Get in touch


maurice @ mindfulphotography.net


+31 613393655


+34 662059261

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